24 things to remember before you commit your financial resources to St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral (a.k.a. Make a pledge/Give your tithe)
www.stmarysmemphis.org 692 Poplar Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38105 Phone 901.527.3361 Fax 901.523.8292
THE CHIMES October 2012 Vol. X, No. 10
INSIDE THIS ISSUE 2—Christian Formation Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular Concert 3—Annual Pet Blessing Donations for St. Vincent’s 4—Memorials & Honoraria Servant Ministry Bench Notes 5—Opportunities at the Cathedral/in the Diocese 6—Calendar of Events/ Birthdays Pop-Top Ministry 7—Altar Flowers/Transitions 8—Stewardship Committee Profiles
1-You are a beautiful gift, made in God’s image, liberated by Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit. 2-You are somebody at St. Mary’s – important, essential, indispensable, radiating divinity only the way you can. 3-Our lives are not our own. 4- Jesus taught his disciples and demonstrated with his own vivacity that giving is the pathway to abundant living. 5-There are a ton of beautiful children that call St. Mary’s home. 6-Giving 10% of your harvest has been the ancient and blessed way to give thanks for all God has given us – read Genesis 28:10-22. 7-God loves you deeply and is taking care of you. 8-At St. Mary’s, you get hugged a lot. 9-We are in this together, and we need each other. 10-For 154 years, St. Mary’s has been on the same block of Poplar serving all and spreading the Gospel News. 11-The acoustics and interior of the Cathedral are considered the best in Memphis. 12-Trust God because God trusts you. 13-Diversity for us is an asset – all are welcomed and honored. 14-Our worship liturgy is robust, traditional and inspired. 15-The clergy of St. Mary’s really love their parishioners and want to serve their spiritual and emotional needs. 16-Quite often, it is worth taking a risk. 17-The environment of St. Mary’s is non-judgmental and very open and gracious. 18-Inquiring minds and supple hearts are fertile ground for God to plant small seeds that produce abundant fruit. 19-What you share this next year will make a tremendous difference. 20-St. Mary’s strives to be smart, inspired, and forward-thinking while remaining true to our rich tradition. 21-St. Mary’s serves close to 225 meals each week to those who are less fortunate. 22-There will be one service on Sunday, October 28 th at 10 AM! 23-For the past five years, St. Mary’s has been on a tremendous growth trend. 24-Our best is yet to come.
Stewardship Sunday October 28
One Service at 10 am! “A Piece of the Pie” Festive Brunch followingSign-up to Reserve Your Plate!
Christian Formation for all ages Sundays at 10 am October 7, 14 & 21/November 4 & 11
The Gospel of Mark The sacred story of Jesus from Mark’s perspective. Led by Jerry Harber-Sisters’ Chapel
Politics and Religion What were the architects of the Constitution really thinking when it came to religion? Led by Steve Wirls, Political Science Professor, Rhodes College-Parish Hall
The Origins and Consequences of Partisan Polarization
Trunk-or-Treat & Spooktacular Concert Friday, October 26
5:30 PM Meet in the Parking Lot for a
Trunk-or-Treat and a
Monstrous Magic Show given by Diabolical Jeff Day.
Come learn from a local expert about the push and pull of our two party system in America. Led by Steve Wirls-Parish Hall
October 21/November 4 & 11
From Enemies to Friends The Christian art of loving those you don’t agree with. Led by Dean Andrews-Parish Hall
Then at 6:30 PM
Stewardship Sunday 10 am service followed by Brunch and Stewardship Presentation-Crypt
Spirituality of Coffee God meets us in strange places—sometimes even in amug. Led by Amy George and Geoff Bakewell-Parish Hall
Catechesis and Sunday School through Grade 5 in the Moody Wing Atria Youth, Grades 6-12, in the Youth Room (Crypt)
We’ll process into the Cathedral Nave for the Spooktacular Concert.Crazy Canon Sinister Scott Elsholz will be joined by Tyrus the Vyrus Legge and other area organists for a petrifying program of ghoultide favorites.
Come in FULL costume and be prepared to be spooked!!!
Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 7 at 4 pm
Calling All Gardeners at St. Mary’s Seeking volunteers to assist in creating a strategic plan for landscaping around St. Mary's as well as the St. Mary's Community Garden. Contact Andy Andrews, [email protected]
or 275-4514, expressing your interest. Edible landscape anyone??????
Haiti donations needed St. Vincent’s school year starts in October. Many of the children at St. Vincent’s stay through the week because they live so far from school. It takes only two dollars to feed a child each day at St. Vincent's School for the deaf, blind and handicapped children in Haiti. But because of a lack of funding and support, 72 students and staff will be turned away this school year. Just think about it, two dollars is less than you pay for a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
Bring Fido and Fluffy, your turtle, or guppy! (just make sure they’re on a leash or in a bowl!) St. Mary’s celebrates the Feast Day
72 students / 3 meals a day x $2 per day = $144 per day Total Needed for the school year, $18,000.00 1 cup of coffee $2.00 x 5 = $10.00
$10 will keep one child in school for a week!
of St. Francis of Assisi with its annual Pet Blessing. Come, enjoy the fun and fellowship! Our in-house photographer, Jeff Day, will be on hand to snap photos of you and your precious ones!
Wednesdays in Advent December 5, 12 & 19 5:40 p Worship/6 p Dinner/6:30 p Program Activities for all ages will be available. Wait and watch (that’s what we do in Advent!) for more information
Questions on how to help? Please see Dr. Susan Nelson or Deacon Drew Woodruff. OR Send monetary donations to “Feed the Orphans”— WTHP c/o Diocese of West Tennessee 692 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38015
What is your Servant Ministry Team Up To?
Your Servant Ministry Team is a St. Mary’s umbrella committee under which those interested in church ministries gather to share their journey, to request support, and to generate the creation of new ideas for being God’s hands, feet, and heart in the world. The SMT’s most recent and on-going projects are: •Working, through our Downtown Elementary Adopt-A-School Partnership, with our school liaison to begin a program of purchasing extra uniforms, shoes, etc., for the students. Preparation for the Christmas Angel Tree, which hosts a party and gift-giving for approximately 100 students in December, is underway. In September, we held a training session for tutors who will volunteer at the school, and tutoring is underway. Through the SMT, St. Mary’s recently provided a filled backpack to every child at Downtown Elementary School who needed one. •Reviewing grant applications to recommend disbursement of $9,000 in community outreach funds for projects that address poverty, street people, homelessness, and/or education, with a special emphasis on the St. Mary’s neighborhood. •Searching for a new Chair for the 2013 Silent Auction, traditionally held during the Annual Parish Picnic in May of each year. Also under the SMT umbrella is work on POPS, the Haiti Partnership, Millennium Development Goals/Episcopal Relief and Development, St. Mary’s Community Garden, and Pop-Top Ministry. If any of the above calls to you, feel free to contact Lee or Dawn Roberts, Servant Ministry Team Chairs, at 901-757-1497.
Memorials & Honoraria
In memory of Esther Hartley, Isabelle Manley, Evelyn Conrad Jim Hartley-Concert Series In memory of Charles Lindley Chavis Carmen Phillipy Jim Hartley-Pop Top Ministry Iolis and Wilson Carruthers In memory of Dot McDonald Gene Hayden & Ty Legge-Concert Series Richard Briscoe In memory of George Clarke, Sr. Mary Ann Clarke-Sound System In memory of William Lea, Sr. Anne and Bill Boykin-St. Faith Altar Guild In memory of Carole Macklin Briscoe Richard Briscoe In memory of Paul Bowes Lee and Dawn Roberts-Concert Series In honor of Chloe, Alexandra, Harper, and William Ron and Doris Bradley-Concert Series In honor of Margaret Travis Weakley William Wilson, Esq-Concert Series In honor of Jim Johnson Van and Julia Williams Manning
♫ BENCH NOTES ♫ A Word from Your Organist/Choirmaster
“Holy, holy, holy!” From time to time, we seek to introduce new service music to the St. Mary’s Cathedral 11 a.m. liturgy, and for this autumn season, you will undoubtedly notice a change in our worship music. Beginning September 30, our Sanctus (sung during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist) will be the setting by living African -American composer Grayson Warren Brown. Drawn from the Episcopal Church’s AfricanAmerican hymnal Lift Every Voice and Sing II, this setting has gained widespread popularity in our church, most notably at the Washington National Cathedral, and we are excited to add this Sanctus to the Cathedral’s liturgical repertoire. From the composer’s website (graysonwarrenbrown.com): “Grayson Warren Brown is an internationally known liturgical composer, author, recording artist and speaker. He began his liturgical ministry in the late 1960's in a small inner-city parish in New York City. It was there that he learned how significant an authentic and spirit-filled experience of worship can be to those in need of hope. Forty years of experience working with multicultural parishes throughout the United States and abroad have given him a unique insight into the power that good liturgy can instill in people of all races and cultures.” Brown’s Sanctus is one of the most eminently sing-able settings of this text, as it repeats melodic motives throughout and is basically set as a two-verse black Gospel hymn. While the congregation sings the unison melody, the choir will accompany the people in lush four-part harmony, all supported by an organ part that, to quote Dean Andy, simply “pops”. As this is new music, it will undoubtedly take a few weeks to become comfortable and almost second nature to our singing congregation. Still, I have confidence that, once learned, this Sanctus will be easily memorized by all and will hopefully become a staple of our liturgical music here at St. Mary’s.
Soli Deo Gloria, Scott Elsholz
Cathedral Opportunities ~ FYI ►YOUTH ACOLYTE TRAINING If you have a child between ages 8 and 18 who would like to serve as an acolyte on Sunday morning, please bring your child to the training session Saturday morning, October 13, from 1011:30 AM. A Scavenger Hunt and Pizza are planned. This is a great opportunity to be part of the liturgy in a very special way. Contact Susan Nelson at [email protected]
with any questions, and to reserve your spot! ►ADULT ACOLYTE TRAINING Ever thought about serving at the altar during Sunday liturgy? No previous experience (or training) is required, just a willing heart to serve the Lord in a special way. Come to our training session October 14, after the 11:00 AM service, for about an hour. Contact Scott Blake at [email protected]
with any questions, and to reserve your spot!
►EfM MENTOR TRAINING Two training sessions--a Basic/ In-Service & a Formation Design Skills--will be held at Church of the Holy Communion at 2 pm on Thursday, October 18 and finishing on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm. The cost which includes trainer fees, snacks, meals & materials is $195. Reply to Jeannie Johnson: [email protected]
►DAUGHTERS OF THE KING FALL ASSEMBLY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT THE CATHEDRAL The meeting & program begins at 10 am, followed by a Eucharist and lunch. Dr. Susan Nelson and Sherry Fairbanks will present their experiences on the mission trips to Haiti and the work of the West TN Haiti Partnership. Lunch reservations ($20) by October 22. ►ST. CLARE SILENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN Sybil MacBeth will lead the weekend retreat October 19, 20 & 21 at St. Columba Conference & Retreat Center. Sybil will offer her unique gifts of prayer, theology and creativity for what promises to be an invaluable weekend. St. Clare Retreats are open to all women. Contact Debbie Balling at [email protected]
►DIOCESAN ECW ANNUAL MEETING, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Dr. Mitzi Minor of Memphis Theological Seminary is the guest speaker. Election of officers, program, Eucharist, and lunch. Register by Oct 31--$5 to Linda Miller, In memoryTN of Bruce Treasurer, PO Box 3797, Cordova, 38088.McCall
Julie Campbell Terri and John P. Neal III In memory of Maria Magdalena Warwell James G. Hartley-Music Fund In memory of The Rt. Rev. William A. Dimmick Peggy and Loyd Templeton -Chapel Chair In memory and honor of their parents Claire and Yousef Valine-Chapel Chair In memory of Clyde Washburn III Mary Virginia Horner ►VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ST. JUDE MARATHON Jenks McCrory STATION See Dean Andy if you areRev. interested in serving on In honor of The Jerry Harber volunteer team of Cathedral folks to work at a St. Jude Wayne Ferguson In honor of theDecember baptisms of Marathon station on Saturday, 1. Milla Meiman and Ives Dobbins Anne and Greg Meiman
Ongoing Programs at the Cathedral
►CHRISTIAN FORMATION-ALL AGES SUNDAYS AT 10 AM See page 2 of THE CHIMES for the latest class offerings. ►WEDNESDAYS AT 8 AM ~ EUCHARIST-Sisters’ Chapel, BREAKFAST-Parish Hall, WALKING THE NEIGHBORHOOD, and WORKING THE COMMUNITY GARDEN. ►2nd THURSDAY HEALING EUCHARIST ~ 2nd Thursday of each month ~ Sisters’ Altar in the Nave at Noon-(October 11) ►GLORY BE GALS & EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN Meetings scheduled as needed. Lisa McIndoo, President ►SUNDAY BREAKFAST BUNCH— FOURTH SUNDAYS This group meets at the Cupboard on Union Avenue at 9:30 am on the 4th Sunday of each month. ►SERVANT MINISTRY TEAM—SECOND TUESDAYS The Servant Ministry Team meets in the Parish Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 pm. (October 9)
CATHEDRAL CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER + 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
October 7 8a 10 a 11 a 4p Tue-9 4 p Wed-10 8 a Thu-11 Noon Sat-13 9 a 10 a
Chapel Eucharist/Breakfast/ Community Gardening Pop-Top Ministry 19th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Eucharist + Rite I Christian Formation for all ages Choral Eucharist + Rite II Blessing of the Pets-Chapel Servant Ministry-Parish Hall Chapel Eucharist/Breakfast/ Community Gardening Healing Service-Nave Pop-Top Ministry Youth Acolyte Training-Nave
20th Sunday after Pentecost Episcopal Bookshop Open House Tuesday the 16th & Wednesday the 17th 8a Holy Eucharist + Rite I 10 a Christian Formation for all ages 11 a Choral Eucharist + Rite II 12:15 p Adult Acolyte Training-Nave Tue-16 Episcopal Bookshop Open House 11 a Gailor Guild Meeting 5:25 p Chapter Meeting-Parish Hall Wed-17 8 a Chapel Eucharist/Breakfast/ Community Gardening Episcopal Bookshop Open House Sat-20 9 a Pop-Top Ministry October 21 8a 10 a 11 a Wed-24 8 a Fri-26 Sat-27
5:30 p 6:30 p 9a 9:30 a
21st Sunday after Pentecost Holy Eucharist + Rite I Christian Formation for all ages Choral Eucharist + Rite II with Baptism Chapel Eucharist/Breakfast/ Community Gardening Trunk-or-Treat-Parking Lot Spooktacular Concert-Nave Pop-Top Ministry DOK Fall Assembly
22nd Sunday after Pentecost ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM followed by the Stewardship Brunch and Presentation No Christian Formation on this Sunday
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS Remember that the Fellowship Committee helps you celebrate your birthday on October 14 after the 11 AM Eucharist!!! Also, if your birthday is not listed, please contact the church office for an update to our records. 2 Iolis Carruthers Devin Gardner Lib Lea 3 Robbie McKinney 6 Gillian Steinhauer 7 Tom Edwards 12 Jonathan Haley Warner Moore 13 Matt Morice 14 Marsha Wedell 16 David Adams
18 Robert Bedford 19 Chidozie Nwobilor 20 Chris Cooper Amy Vails 21 Byler Ellis Richard Montalvo 22 Scott Elsholz Virginia Wood 24 Elizabeth Boggan 25 Dennis Clark
26 Sienna Nelson 29 Lila Saunders
Altar Flowers Flowers Altar forSeptember October for
October 7+ The 19th Sunday after Pentecost The Altar Flowers are given by Al and Sunny Ross to the Glory of Almighty God and in loving memory of their parents, Vahan and Ani Keshishian, and Burt and Rosemarie Jennings. October 14 + The 20th Sunday after Pentecost The Altar Flowers are given by Loyd and Peggy Templeton to the Glory of Almighty God and in memory of their loved ones.
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
October 21 + The 21st Sunday after Pentecost The Altar Flowers are given in thanksgiving for the marriage of Renee Joy and William Henry Kuhn in the Cathedral on Saturday, October 20, 2012. The Flowers for the Baptismal Font are given by Jim and Christine Cates to the Glory of Almighty God
Just Across the Parking Lot ~ EBS Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM [email protected]
or 527-5684 ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE Tue, Oct 16 & Wed, Oct 17
and in honor of the baptism of Hudson Jay Kuhn. October 21 + The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Healing Eucharist — 2nd Thursdays at Noon
The Altar Flowers are given by a loving St. Mary’s family to the Glory of Almighty God and in honor of Lisa McIndoo. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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]
Shoe Closet Ministry Our Outreach Ministry is asking for donations to its “shoe closet.” New or gently worn (but clean) athletic shoes are being sought for this ministry. Especially needed are men’s athletic shoes in sizes 12 & 13. Any questions? Ask Drew Woodruff.
CHAPEL PEWS FOR SALE A full length pew is $600. A pew with the cut outs due to the Chapel columns is $400.
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 OCTOBER 11th at NOON
Sisters’ Chapel Chair Dedications 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.
Transitions TRANSFERS OUT: Susan Slyfield to St. Francis of Assisi, Gulf Breeze, FL Robert and Betty Ebbers to St. Elisabeth’s, Memphis, TN MARRIAGE: September 15, 2012-Cathedral Kathleene Thornton and Andrew Wooldridge
St. Mary’s Stewardship Committee
Cathedral Staff & Chapter STAFF (Office Phone 527 . 3361 ) The Very Rev. William E. Andrews III, D. Min., Dean-X106
In July, we began featuring members of the Stewardship Committee with their photos and profiles. Here are the final two. Anna McQuiston Holtzclaw joined the Cathedral in 2010. Why do you love St. Mary’s? It’s unpretentious, traditional, spiritual, inviting, and happy – all at the same time. Why do you financially support St. Mary’s? Because I need it in my life and my family’s lives and for St. Mary’s to continue to grow and thrive it needs to be financially sustainable. What is your dream for St. Mary’s? For it to be operating from a place of strength in its membership to respond to the ever growing spiritual needs of our community. For the children to outnumber the choir and staff every Sunday. For the roof to be fixed and the lawn to be mowed by someone besides the rector. Amy George joined the Cathedral in 1976.
house of prayer for all people - no exceptions. The Stewardship Committee also includes: Dot Gause, Matt Morice, Marge Sorrells, Steven Kite-Powell, Gillian Steinhauer,
and Leanne Kleinmann.
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 [email protected]
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]
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 692 Poplar Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38105-4512
My dream for the Cathedral is that it continue to thrive as a
The Reverend Laura F. Gettys, Canon Pastor for Parish Life-X118
The Deadline for the next issue of THE CHIMES is MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Why do you love St. Mary’s? When you walk through the doors of the Cathedral, you feel God’s presence and love. St. Mary’s is my home…it is the family I have chosen for myself. Why do you financially support St. Mary’s? As Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” As I give more of my wealth and myself to God, I know I experience his extraordinary and divine grace all the more. Just look around, St. Mary’s Cathedral is overflowing with divine grace at this time. As we experience this together, I believe we all must seek intentional opportunities to give, and if possible, increase our giving for St. Mary’s to continue to change the lives surrounding us. As I fill out my pledge card this year, I will once again embrace the opportunity to say thank you to God. What is your dream for St. Mary’s?