Annual Parish Meeting –Sunday, December 9 at 9:30 AM Election of Six Chapter Members Chapter Nominees – 2012 election Chris Carruthers: Member since 2008 Parish Activities: Usher at 8:00 am services Professional: Commercial real estate broker and consultant — Acker Robison Realty Why do you wish to serve on Chapter? I was baptized at St. Mary’s and attended with my family through the latter part of high school. We moved over to Grace-St. Luke’s where I returned to after college. After a little “roaming” I returned to St. Mary’s to visit and few years ago and instantly felt at peace. Both my mother and father served on the Chapter. My mother was one of the first, if not the first, females to be on the Chapter. By serving on the Chapter, I want to give back to the church.
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THE CHIMES December 2012 Vol. X, No. 12
INSIDE THIS ISSUE 2—Chapter Nominees 3—Christian Formation Advent Wednesdays Christmas Eve Schedule Andrews’ Open House 4—ERD Challenge Angel Tree Ministry Memorials/Honoraria 5—Opportunities at the Cathedral/in the Diocese 6—Calendar of Events/ Birthdays Pop-Top Ministry 7—Altar Flowers Christmas Flower Fund 8—Episcopal Bookshop Pledge Update
Dennis R. Clark-Member since 2011 Parish Activities: Adult acolyte, LEM, Lector, Adult Formation class, Adult Formation Planning Committee Fall 2012; Coordinated formation of St. Mary’s Chicken Ministry Professional: Business principal for International Technologies at FedEx. Why do you wish to serve on Chapter? I love the people at St. Mary’s. They have embraced my family and me with open hearts and open arms. The opportunity to return that love through service to the people at St. Mary’s Cathedral, even in small ways, is both a blessing and an honor.
John Gaskill-Member since 2011 Parish Activities: Hospitality/Fellowship Committee: Fat Tuesday, Easter Brunch, and Stewardship Brunch prep and service. Professional: Gaskill Strategies LLC-a small communication/fundraising consulting firm since 2006, which focuses on non-profits and community -based organizations and businesses. Why do you wish to serve on Chapter? St. Mary’s has rapidly become an important part of my family’s life. We are convinced that St. Mary’s is involved in very meaningful work in the neighborhood, the city, and the diocese, and beyond. Serving on the Chapter seems like a logical expression of the gratitude I feel for this very special place.
Patricia Geelan-Member since 2008 Parish Activities: Lay Reader, Pastoral Care Team Member, Cathedral Identity Committee member, Music at St. Mary’s Concert Series supporter Professional: Associate Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual Insurance Why do you wish to serve on Chapter? St. Mary’s is an exciting place to be. After transferring form a suburban parish, I quickly felt “at home” and became embraced in the new life of our beautiful Cathedral. The leadership from our clergy is incredible; the music is so inspirational, and the diversity of the congregation blesses me. I would be honored to serve on the Chapter and to give more of myself to the continued growth of St. Mary’s
Mickey Mitchell-Member since 1995 Parish Activities: Hospitality/Fellowship Committee, Cathedral Identity Committee, Pastoral Care Committee, Acolyte, LEM, LEV Professional: ServiceMaster Acceptance Company, where I manage investigation and analysis of credit risks, resolve complex credit issues, and make decisions regarding credit extension. Why do you wish to serve on Chapter? St. Mary’s has become a huge part of my Christian growth and has supported me in so many ways, especially in the past few years. If my skillset in the business world can be of benefit, I offer it for furthering St. Mary’s mission as a house of prayer and hope for all sorts and conditions of people. I wish to be a servant to further the work of Christ’s mission on earth.
Jan Morrell-Member since 2010 Parish Activities: Coordinator for the Altar Flower Ministry, volunteer for the Episocpal Bookshop, a member of the Pastoral Care Team, assist the wedding coordinator, and provide food items for special events. Professional: I have been blessed to have been a stay-at-home mom. I have spent many hours volunteering in church, school, and community endeavors. My background is in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. Why do you wish to serve on Chapter? I am at a point in my life where I have the time to be of humble service to St. Mary’s. Briefly stated-“to much that has been given, much is expected…” I also look forward to making new friendships and to do what I can to foster good community and contribute towards making St. Mary’s the beautiful “house of prayer for all people” that has welcomed me and my husband.
Steve Kite-Powell-Member since 2010 Parish Activities: Stewardship Committee 2012 Professional: Retired from International Paper in June 2005 as General Counsel, Packaging, and Assistant Secretary, after 18 years. Prior to that, I was with Boise Cascade as Associate General Counsel-Litigation, and Assistant Secretary, for 18 years, and served as a Captain in the Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps before entering private and corporate law practice. Why do you wish to serve on Chapter? Being a “cradle Episcopalian”, and having had the experiences of worshiping in, and belonging to, different Episcopal churches and parishes over those years, I, and my wife, Maudie, have truly come to not only enjoy the worship services here, but to appreciate the outreach activities at St. Mary’s . I am interested in contributing whatever I can to further those, as well as the continuation of the future financial and spiritual growth of the Cathedral. I would look forward to participating in those efforts with the other dedicated members of the Chapter.
The next date for
Two opportunities for
The Rite of Baptism will be offered Sunday, January 13, 2013.
Child Care so you can finish up that shopping!!!
See Laura for more information.
See page 5 for the details!
St. Mary’s Cathedral Open House Thursday December 20 5:30-7:30 pm
Christian Formation for all ages Sundays at 10 am December 2, 16, 23
Ancient, Yet Ever New Discover the mysteries beyond Christianity’s ancient roots. Led by Geoff Bakewell-Parish Hall
At the home of Andy, Anne, Ferris, Sam, and Will Andrews 1324 Harbert Avenue Please bring a dish for the table and your beverage of choice Share the joy of the season with your Cathedral family.
December 2, 16, 23
Preparing for Christmas A study of scripture in this beautiful season of Advent. Led by Dean Andrews, Canon Gettys-Sisters’ Chapel
A Visit from St. Nicholas St. Nicholas visits the children of St. Mary’sCrypt
No Christian Education Taking a holiday break.
Catechesis and Sunday School through Grade 5 in the Moody Wing Atria Youth, Grades 6-12, in the Youth Room (Crypt)
5:40 pm ~ Gather for Worship 6:00 pm ~ Soup/Salad Supper Mary & Martha Café in the Crypt 6:30 pm ~ Programs/Activities Dec 5-”Blue Christmas” or how to cope with the holiday season Dec 12-Caroling at the Memphis Union Mission Dec 19-Greening the Cathedral for Christmas as we prepare for the coming of Christ ***St. Mary’s Children will rehearse for the Pageant at 6:30 pm And be sure to rsvp for your supper!
Christmas Eve at the Cathedral 5 PM Eucharist with the Annual Children’s Pageant ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10:30 PM Carols of Christmas for Organ, Brass, Timpani, Choir & Congregation 11 PM Festival Eucharist 3
♫ BENCH NOTES ♫ A Word from Your Organist/Choirmaster
ADVENT CHALLENGE “X” 3 Your gift to Episcopal Relief & Development this Advent can have a triple impact! When you donate to any of their funds, an equal amount will be given to the Global Needs fund by a group of donors who have pledged up to $300,000 in matching funds. In addition, members of St. Mary's Servant Ministry Team have pledged over $400 to match your gift at 50% and that gift will also be matched by the national group. So, a $25 gift turns into $75, a $50 gift to $150 and a $100 gift to $300 --- a Triple Whammy!
Please make your check payable to St. Mary's with "ERD" in the memo field and get it in by Advent 3, (December 16). You may specify which fund or item from the "Gifts for Life" catalog you would prefer, or let us choose for you. Detailed information about Episcopal
Relief & Development programs may be found at www.er-d.org .
Memorials & Honoraria In memory of Steve Silver’s father Sara Frey-Dean’s Discretionary Fund In memory of Cecile Foster Carol Morris In memory of Lucretia Mann Sanda Smith-Gailor Guild In memory of Hank Rice Susanne & Bubba Allen-Concert Series In honor of Dean Andy Andrews Pat & Ernest Kelly In honor of Steve Silver Sara Frey-Dean’s Discretionary Fund In honor of Faithful EBS Volunteers Mary Ann Clarke In honor of Sheila J. Crawford-Thomason, DCE, Ed. D. Troy Thomason-Chapel Chair In honor of Ida Legge’s 95th birthday Libby & Maurice Buring Patricia & Jack McFarland
In the US, we have an enduring legacy of popular music from roughly the 1920’s through the 60’s known collectively as the Great American Songbook. Indeed, many of our most beloved Christmas songs come from this era, and I know many of you join me as we listen to our enduring recordings of Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, and Frank Sinatra, among many others. As I see it, the English equivalent is manifested in the beloved Christmas carol. While carols and caroling go back many centuries, one man in English church music helped to elevate the carol perhaps more than any other. David Willcocks, born in 1919 and still very much alive, has given us many of our most beloved arrangements of traditional Christmas carols, and his music will be highlighted this year in your Cathedral Christmas liturgies. Sir David Willcocks is best-known as the Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, from 1957 to 1974. During this time, the choir made numerous recordings and toured all over the world, and the beloved Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols developed into a distinctive mixture of both familiar and new Christmas repertoire, a form that endures to the present day under Stephen Cleobury. From his famous soprano descant for the third verse of “O come, all ye faithful” (beginning “Sing, choirs of angels…”) to the spritely setting of “Ding, Dong, Merrily on High,” the Cathedral Choir is delighted to present some of the most beloved and lasting Christmas choral repertoire for our Christmas Eve liturgies this year. We hope that you will sing and smile with us as we celebrate the birth of the “infant holy, infant lowly!” Soli Deo Gloria, Scott Elsholz
“Simply Christmas” Concert
Matthew Bowlin, Artistic Director
Friday, Dec 14-7 PM St. Anne Catholic Church & Sunday, Dec 16-6:30 PM St. Mary’s Cathedral
T he Angel Tree Party on Dec 11 "Thank you to the beautiful people of St. Mary's! Your gifts for the children of the Downtown Elementary School will be a huge holiday highlight, and we thank you all. Please join us for their Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 11th, from noon-2, for singing, dancing, gift-opening, and merry-making!"
Cathedral Opportunities ~ FYI SHORT STORY GROUP on TUESDAY, DEC 4 & 11: Tuesdays~10:00 am Sara Sadler Room-we will meet to discuss Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather. Please read chapters 4-6 for December 4th, and chapters 7-9 for December 11th.
RHODES COLLEGE CONCERT-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2: The 26th annual Christmas at St. Mary’s Concert will be offered on December 2 at 4 pm AND 7 pm. Featured are the Rhodes Singers, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Chorus. The concerts are identical and 75 minutes in length.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, WEDNESDAY,DECEMBER 5 AT EBS: The Mystery Book Club will meet on Wed, Dec 5, at Noon in the Bookshop to continue a discussion of Jane Haddam’s True Believers. All are welcome. Reading the book is NOT a prerequisite for coming. There will be treats and a door prize!!!
WORLD AIDS DAY, DECEMBER 2-HEALING SERVICE AT CALVARY: The 24th Ecumenical AIDS Healing Service will be at Calvary on Sunday, December 2, at 6 pm.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT @ THE CATHEDRALFRIDAY, DEC 14 FROM 5:30-9 PM Have a date, Christmas shop, or take a nap! Drop off/pick up the kiddos any time in that beautiful THREE AND A HALF HOUR time frame! $25/$30 flat fee for more than one! We'll provide pizza and all the nursery fun! Kids up to age 10. Please reserve by emailing Lisa McIndoo at: [email protected]
PARENTS’ DAY OUT ON SUNDAY, DEC 16, 12-3 PM AT ST. JOHN’S: Dr. Susan Nelson and her sons Adam and Stephen are raising money for Haiti (St. Vincent's School for Handicapped Children) by hosting Parents’ Day Out at St. John’s Parish Life Center at 3245 Central Avenue. Pizza and entertainment for children up to the age of 15. Drop off your kids while you do some last minute holiday shopping! Susan says: "My family and I are going to host a party for your kids so that we can help the kids of St. Vincent's." Your donation for this service will help fund medical supplies and travel costs for the medical teams that go to St Vincent’s twice a year. Questions? Contact Susan Nelson at 901-825-7981 or [email protected]
EMERGENCE CHRISTIANITY NATIONAL GATHERING-JANUARY 11-12: At Emergence Christianity: A National Gathering, Phyllis Tickle will be exploring the ideas in her new book and engaging in conversation with some of the leading practitioners of McCall In memory of Bruce emergence faith: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Peter Julie Campbell Rollins, Doug Pagitt, and Diana Butler Terri and Bass, John P. Neal III and more. Join us at St. In memory Mary's Cathedral of Maria for Magdalena Warwell James G.and Hartley-Music Fund two days of laughs, conversations, blessIn memory offuture The Rt. ings, as we chart a course for the of Rev. William A. DimChristianity. Registration information ismick available Peggy and Loyd Templeton -Chapel Chair at the Diocesan website: episwtn.org In memory and honor of their parents Claire and Yousef Valine-Chapel Chair In memory of Clyde Washburn III Mary Virginia Horner Jenks McCrory In honor of The Rev. Jerry Harber Wayne Ferguson In honor of the baptisms of Milla Meiman and Ives Dobbins Anne and Greg Meiman
Ongoing Programs at the Cathedral
CHRISTIAN FORMATION-ALL AGES SUNDAYS AT 10 AM See page 3 of THE CHIMES for the latest class offerings. WEDNESDAYS AT 8 AM EUCHARIST-Sisters’ Chapel, BREAKFAST-Parish Hall, WALKING THE NEIGHBORHOOD. No Eucharist/Breakfast on December 26! 2nd THURSDAY HEALING EUCHARIST 2nd Thursday of each month ~ Sisters’ Altar in the Nave at Noon-(December 13) GLORY BE GALS & EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN Meetings scheduled as needed. Lisa McIndoo, President SUNDAY BREAKFAST BUNCH— THIRD SUNDAYS This group meets at the Cupboard on Union Avenue at 9:30 am on the 3rd Sunday of each month-Dec 16. In January, the group will return to its 4th Sunday date! SERVANT MINISTRY TEAM— SECOND TUESDAYS The Servant Ministry Team meets in the Parish Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 pm. (November 13)
CATHEDRAL CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER + Every Sunday at 8 AM + Holy Eucharist Rite One + + Christian Formation for all ages at 10 AM + + Every Sunday at 11 AM + Choral Eucharist Rite Two + followed by Hospitality Hour in the Parish Hall + Every Wednesday at 8 AM + Holy Eucharist + in the Chapel followed by Breakfast and Walking the Neighborhood with Andy and Working the Community Garden
The Pop-Top Ministry at St. Mary’s ~ Help Us Feed the Homeless “Truly I tell you: just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did to me.” Matthew 25 “To-Go” meals are handed out each Saturday morning at 9 AM. Here are items needed each week: +Vienna sausages in POP-TOP CANS +pork and beans in POP-TOP CANS +saltine crackers +fruit cups or applesauce in single serving cups +a "sweet" like Little Debbies or other cup cakes +Coca-cola or other soft drinks +bottled water
+ Every 2nd Thursday of the Month at Noon + Healing Eucharist at Sisters’ Altar in the Cathedral
Pop-Top Ministry St. Jude Marathon
December 2 First Sunday of Advent Angel Tree Gifts are due today! 8a Holy Eucharist + Rite I 10 a Christian Formation 11 a Choral Eucharist + Rite II 4 & 7 p Rhodes College Singers in Concert-Nave Tue-4 10 a Short Story Group Wed-5 8 a Chapel Eucharist/Breakfast 12 n Mystery Book Club-EBS 5:40 p Holy Hump Day for Advent Sat-8 9a Pop-Top Ministry December 9 Second Sunday of Advent 8a Holy Eucharist + Rite I 9:45 a Annual Parish Meeting 11 a Choral Eucharist + Rite II 12:15 p DOK Meeting-Sara Sadler Room Tue-11 10 a Short Story Group Wed-12 8 a Chapel Eucharist/Breakfast 5:40 p Holy Hump Day for Advent Thu-13 12 n Healing Service Sat-15 9 a Pop-Top Ministry December 16 Third Sunday of Advent 8a Holy Eucharist + Rite I 10 a Christian Formation A Visit from St. Nicholas-Crypt 11 a Choral Eucharist + Rite II 6:30 p Adams Avenue Camerata in concert-Nave Tue-18 11 a Gailor Guild-Home of Nita Faye Ferris Wed-19 8 a Chapel Eucharist/Breakfast 5:40 p Holy Hump Day for Advent Thu-20 Holiday Open House at the Andrews 5:30-7:30 pm Sat-22 9a Pop-Top Ministry December 23 Fourth Sunday of Advent 8a Holy Eucharist + Rite I 10 a Christian Formation 11 a Choral Eucharist + Rite II Mon-24 Christmas Eve Eucharists 5 pm with Children’s Pageant 11 pm with the Music of Christmas at 10:30 pm Wed-26 NO Eucharist and Breakfast December 30 The Sunday after Christmas 8a Holy Eucharist + Rite I 11 a Choral Eucharist + Rite II
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS Remember that the Fellowship Committee helps you celebrate your birthday on November 11 after the 11 AM Eucharist!!! Also, if your birthday is not listed, please contact the church office for an update to our records. 3 Dale Charlton Emily Heartsill Shane Heartsill Frances Vaughan 4 John Gaskill Ellen Prewitt Mary Tickle 6 Gail Woods 7 Ruth Pouncey 8 Bette Ray Callow 9 Zack McMillin Ruthie Watson 11 Leslie Hanna Carol Morris
13 Anna Haley Janet Smith 14 Sharon Alexander Jeff Savage 15 Leslie Epling 16 Reagan Leavitt Natalie Worlow 17 Parker Hedges 18 Kashirim Nwobilor 19 James Blanton Pam Chapman Eulah Clarke Leanne Kleinmann 21 Anne Boykin Allison Martin
22 Sam Gary 23 Jenks McCrory 24 Bud Reynolds 25 Carolyn Mayo 27 Evelyn Piety 28 Buddy Chapman 29 Larry Rains 30 Nina Gardner 31 Geno Hayden
Altar Flowers for December December 2 + The 1st Sunday of Advent The Altar Flowers are given by Richard Briscoe to the Glory of Almighty God and in loving memory of his wife, Carole, on the anniversary of their marriage at the Cathedral on December 2, 1967. December 9 + The 2nd Sunday of Advent The Altar Flowers are given by Frank Cooper and David da Ponte to the Glory of Almighty God and in loving memory of Frank’s mother, Agnes Donaldson, and David’s father, Harry G. da Ponte, III , his mother, Beverly Browder, his brother, Graham da Ponte, and his sister, Leigh Ellen da Ponte. December 16 + The 3rd Sunday of Advent The Altar Flowers are given by Lewis Wood, Jr. to the Glory of Almighty God and in loving memory of Jane Henderson Wood. December 23 + The 4th Sunday of Advent The Altar Flowers are given by Lib Lea to the Glory of Almighty God and in loving memory of William Lea and William Lea, Jr. December 30 + The Sunday after Christmas The Altar Flowers are given by Jean Fisher and her family to the Glory of Almighty God and in loving memory of
Goal 1: Continue to pursue becoming a “house of prayer for all people” Goal 2: Continue to strengthen Christian Formation programs Goal 3: Expand Community Outreach and Hospitality Programs Goal 4: Enhance our position as the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of West Tennessee Goal 5: Continue to design services that support a unique Cathedral identity Goal 6: Present clear, unified, and targeted messages in all communications Goal 7: Staff as needed to support growth Goal 8: Provide funding for all programs and property maintenance Goal 9: Improve facilities for future generations at St. Mary’s and provide for unforeseen emergencies
Just Across the Parking Lot ~ EBS Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM & Sundays in Advent, 9 AM—1:30 PM (Dec 2, 9, 16, 23) [email protected]
Healing Eucharist — 2nd Thursdays at Noon
John T. Fisher on the first anniversary of his death.
Jan Morrell is our Altar Flowers Calendar Coordinator. If you would like to donate Altar Flowers, Bread and Wine, or Baptismal Font Flowers, she can be contacted at 575.3258 or [email protected]
At the Sisters’ Altar in the Nave Sacrament of Unction and Healing Prayers open to all ~ a 30-minute experience The next service will be DECEMBER 13 at NOON
Sisters’ Chapel Chair Dedications Christmas Flower FundYes, it’s getting to be that time of the year! If you would like to contribute to the Christmas Flower Fund in honor of or in memory of a loved one, please call Jan Morrell at 575-3258 or e-mail her at [email protected]
no later than December 10 for inclusion in the Christmas service leaflets. Your donations go toward the purchase of Altar Flowers, poinsettias, wreaths, and other greenery.
A beautiful, meaningful way to participate in the new life of our Sisters’ Chapel is to provide a chapel chair as a memorial or honorarium for a loved one. The cost is $600 which includes an inscription plaque. Look for the forms or contact the Cathedral office: Judy Phillips 527-3361.
CHAPEL PEWS FOR SALE A full length pew is $600. A pew with the cut outs due to the Chapel columns is $400.
Cathedral Staff & Chapter
STAFF (Office Phone 527 . 3361 ) The Very Rev. William E. Andrews III, D. Min., Dean-X106 [email protected]
The Reverend Laura F. Gettys, Canon Pastor for Parish Life-X118 [email protected]
Cell 901.569.5820 The Rev. Drew Woodruff, Deacon for Social Justice-336.1103 [email protected]
The Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Harber, Theologian in Residence [email protected]
Judy Phillips, Director of Administration X107 [email protected]
Lisa McIndoo, Director of Creative Ministries 335.3800 [email protected]
Tericka “Trell” Parker Pearson, Sexton 568.0405
The Episcopal Bookshop will be open extra hours for your holiday shopping! EBS will be open every Sunday during the Advent season from 9 am until 1:30 pm. Those dates: December 2, 9, 16 & 23. And Christmas Eve until Noon!!!
Jasper Delaney, Sexton 864.6619 Norma Harrison, Bookkeeper X115 [email protected]
Scott M. Elsholz, Canon Organist/Choirmaster 527.6123 [email protected]
Tyrus R. Legge, Jr., CAGO, Asst. Organist-Choirmaster X111 Director of Publications [email protected]
Sheila Dabney, Receptionist CHAPTER 2012: Scott Blake, Pam Chapman, Ryan Godbey, Jerry Harber, Shane Heartsill, Robert Watson. 2013: John Gary, Amy George, Jim Johnson, Lee Roberts, Sherri Tipton, John Weatherly. 2014: Rebecca Chappell, Anna Holtzclaw, Gillian Steinhauer, Yousef Valine, Gene Woods, Clara Yerger. Leadership: Pam Chapman— Chapter Warden; Marcia Wunderlich—Bishop’s Warden; Michael Allen—Finance Chair; Patricia McFarland—Secretary; Ralph George—Treasurer
S t . M ary’s C at he dral 700 Poplar Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38105
As of November 27, 2012, 125 pledges have been turned in. The total pledged: $518,300. Look for weekly updates in the service leaflet each Sunday!!!
The Deadline for the next issue of THE CHIMES is MONDAY, DECEMBER 17