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Seeking the Welfare of the City of Dallas since 1857—Jeremiah 29:7




News and NotesJune 2015
The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Bishop Election

The Rev. Canon George Sumner was chosen bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas on the fourth ballot during the Special Convention on Saturday, May 16, 2015, held at the Episcopal School of Dallas  after receiving 77 votes from clergy and 107 votes from laity. 

Sumner, age 60, is currently the Principal (President) of Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada. He has served as a youth minister, missionary teacher in East Africa, curate in an inner-city Anglo-catholic parish, vicar on a native American reservation in New Mexico, and rector in a parish in a small town.

A native of Boston, Canon Sumner  received his B.A. from Harvard, and M.Div. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is married to Stephanie, a psychotherapist, and the Sumners have two children, a daughter 26 and a son 18.

The next steps are that Canon Sumner will need to receive the consents of a majority of Bishops with Jurisdiction (diocesan bishops) and Standing Committees. Consents having been received and God willing, Canon Sumner will be consecrated as the 7th Bishop of Dallas at the Annual Convention on Saturday, November 14, 2015. He will then be enthroned at St. Matthew's Cathedral on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the 10:30 service.

O Lord, you promise to be with your Church until the end of the age: continue this good work as you raise up the next Bishop of Dallas. Prepare this person to be the pastor and spiritual leader who will lead us forward to glorify you. We also ask that you send your Spirit upon the committees and convention given the task of calling our next bishop. Give them prayerful, open and discerning hearts that they may hear your voice and do your will to fulfill your purpose for this diocese. We ask all this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Adult Education: The Gathering
Once a week, drawn by word of mouth, homeless people from across Dallas congregate outside a downtown landmark, Thanks-Giving Square, to worship together. It’s called “The Gathering” and it’s a church without walls. This week Fr. Charlie Keen will be speaking to us about this important ministry of the Diocese of Dallas. When: 9:30-10:15 Where: Stage End of the Great Hall.

Parenting Class
New session of the Parenting Class at 9:30 in Room 204  in Garrett Hall. This class uses the ARK or Adults Relating to Children program for Christian Parents. The foundation of this program is unconditional love received by God and shared with each other. Topics for this session are, “Convening a Family Meeting, Setting Boundaries, Avoiding Over-Reaction, Instilling Responsibility, Focusing on Communication and Handling Sibling Fighting.” For more information contact Logan Hurst at lhurst@episcopalcathedral.org 

General Convention
Dean Michell will be in Salt Lake City for the 78th meeting of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church as a Deputy from the Diocese of Dallas. You can follow along with all that's going on at the official website that all the Bishops and Deputies will be using at this link. Also, check out the Diocese of Dallas website for reports. 

Children's News
Summer Sunday School continues through July 31 — Children ages 4 and up are invited to attend a "one room" Sunday School in Room 208 from 9:30-10:20. Come and join the study and fellowship.
Word of God (Children's Chapel) is taking a break this Summer — Children will have the opportunity to attend church with their families this summer. Children's worship bulletins will be available at the back of the church. 

Moms Connect - July 18
Moms Connect Pool Party, Saturday, July 18, 3-5pm — We will be having a pool party at Phil and Lauren Dunnets' home at 829 Kirkwood Dr.  Dads are invited.  Please RSVP to Keeley Chorn at kpchorn@gmail.com.  Future Moms connect get togethers have been planned on Saturday, August 15 and September 12.

Parish Choir - Sunday, June 28
The Parish Choir will be singing Sunday, June 28 at the 10:30 service — Parish Choir members are invited to arrive at 9:30 in the choir stalls for rehearsal.  The anthem will be “Let all mortal flesh keep silence” arranged by Frank Butcher and the motet “If ye love me” by Thomas Tallis.  Please join us. For more information contact Keith Franks at  kfranks@episcopalcathedral.org.

Fish Fry - July 12
Young Adult Fish Fry Fundraiser Sunday, July 12, @ Noon — Kitchen End of the Great Hall. Proceeds will go to help support Young Adult Ministry. Tickets are on sale in the foyer of the Great Hall Sunday. Lunches are just $8.00 ($30 for families of 4 or more) and will include sides and a drink. You can enjoy your lunch at the Cathedral or take it to go. We need your help to make this event a success! Thank you in advance for your support. 

Daughters of the King
Do you feel that God may be calling you to DO something for Him?  Daughters of the King (DOK) is an order of women who are responding to God's call of a deeper commitment and relationship with Him.  We pledge to pray and serve and share His love with others.  If you are interested in exploring the beginning of a new DOK chapter at St. Matthew’s, please call Janet Page at (972) 948-5534, or email Janet at jpage@episcopalcathedral.org.  We are an order of women who pray.  Won’t you join us?
 
Summer in the City Dinners Needed
Each year the Cathedral is host to youth groups from around the Diocese for an inner city youth mission. This year SITC begins June 14 and goes thru July 31. Please sign up to bring dinner to the youth during the summer. Dinner is served at 5:30 and there will be between 10-20 people. A firm count will be given as the teams arrive each week. Sign-up in the foyer. Contact Varita Michell for more information at varitamichell@gmail.com.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Options at Bishop’s Camp & Summer In The City (SITC) this Summer — 100 children will soon be coming to St. Matthew's every day from June 15 July 31 for Bishop’s Camp. Also, we have six youth groups coming to the Cathedral to serve in the SITC program. We have the following food needs: 
  1) breakfast foods to serve the food pantry folks,
  2) cookie dough for Cathedral Gardens outreach, and
  3) food for the shelter dinners. 

Additionally, we need volunteers to

  4) help with the Bishop’s Camp VBS every afternoon M-F 1-3 p.m. and on Tuesday nights, 6:30-8 p.m. for the outdoor VBS at Casa Buena apartments across the street. Please contact lhurst@episcopalcathedral.org for your mission involvement this summer!

Thanks, from St. Monica's
St. Monica's Guild sends a big "Thank You" — To all who participated in our Ice Cream  Social and all who purchased ice cream after church on the 14, Thank you so much.  Our treasury got a nice boost, and we are now able to contribute to some of the Cathedral's ministries.  We hope you enjoyed the ice cream!

And the rest of us say "Thank You!" to St. Monica's.
 
General Convention
Dean Michell will be in Salt Lake City for the 78th meeting of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church as a Deputy from the Diocese of Dallas. You can follow along with all that's going on at the official website that all the Bishops and Deputies will be using at this link. Also, check out the Diocese of Dallas website for reports. 

Peru Mission Prayer Team.  One of the most important ways we support those who are going to Peru to witness Christ’s love is to pray for them. The Prayer Team members are given information and prayer requests from the Mission Team members. We pray at home each day, starting as they are preparing for their trip until they return safely home. If you would like your name added to the Prayer Team, please let Deacon Diana or Fr. Tony know. You can contact us at dluck@episcopalcathedral.org or amunoz@episcopalcathedral.org or simply speak to us. Thank you.

Welcome, Logan and Liz
This Sunday will be the first for Logan and Liz Hurst. Logan is serving as (full-time) Director of Youth and Family Ministries. Logan comes to the Cathedral from Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia where he was Director of Youth Ministry. He grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where he attended Middle Tennessee State University, and met his wife Liz. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Basic and Applied Science in 2005. Logan has been ministering with youth for over thirteen years and is still having fun. Liz just earned her Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management. They are expecting their first child in November of this year. 

New Assistant to the Dean 
We are pleased to announce that Eileen Smith has agreed to serve as the Assistant to the Dean. She has been serving as the Interim Assistant for several weeks. Please welcome Eileen to the staff. Her office hours will be Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Good for your Soul
"God of our Fathers" This orchestral version performed by the United States Marine Band is quite stirring. (Dean Michell) 

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Our Mission

The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer says that the mission of the Church is to reconcile all people to God and one another through Christ.

This is also the mission of the Cathedral Church of St. Matthew. All aspects of the Cathedral's life seek to make the love and compassion of Jesus Christ known to all and to seek reconciliation among all people.

The three words that hold us together are Christ + Community + Compassion. These express our core values. We want to make Christ known to all. We also want to live as a community of compassion to one another and to the world around us, specifically to the East Dallas community.

While we have services in English and Spanish, we strive to be one congregation of diverse people. We believe there is room for all people in God's family and we welcome all to our community.

As the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Dallas, we are also the "Bishop's Church." St Matthew's is the oldest Episcopal Congregation in North Texas, and was the first church during the formation of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Bishop Garrett named St. Matthew's as his Cathedral in 1875 and we continue to be one of the leading congregations of this vital and healthy diocesan community. We host many diocesan events, and we offer the Stanton Center for Ministry Formation. This intensive center for study prepares diocesan deacons for ordination, and provides for in depth theological education for lay leadership of the Diocese.

The Cathedral Church contains some of the most beautiful stained glass and art work of any Texas churches. While we believe the Cathedral itself is a beautiful and holy place, we also strive to be an alive Christian Community of Sacrament and Word in the Catholic expression of the Episcopal Church. Join us for worship, fellowship, and service.

 

Sunday Services
      with Holy Communion

8 a.m.—Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, Music—Dean Michell, Preaching

9 a.m.—Breakfast—"Best Breakfast in Town" 

9:30 a.m.—Video Series:  "Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man"—Facilitated by Fr. David Miller in the Great Hall,
Stage End

10:30 a.m.—Holy Eucharist, Rite II—Dean Michell, Preaching  

12:30 p.m.—Santa Eucarista (Spanish)

Workday Services
                  (Oratory)

8:30 a.m.   — Morning Prayer

6 p.m.  — Evening Prayer

Monday
10 a.m. — Holy Communion

Wednesday
10 a.m. — Holy Communion and Healing Prayer

5:30 p.m. — Centering Prayer


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