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The Annual Parish Meeting of the Cathedral of St. Philip is This Sunday!

An article for the Cathedral Times
December 10, 2023

Whatever service you usually attend, and whoever you are, please join us this Sunday, December 10, at 10:10 a.m., in Child Hall, for the annual parish meeting of the Cathedral of St. Philip! No adult education classes will meet during this time.

At this meeting, all members—and all associate members, friends, and visitors!—gather together for common celebration. Ours is a grand community, a “great community of communities,” and this parish meeting is our opportunity to gather in one place.

Join us! As in recent years, we will meet during the regular education hour. We will hear reports from myself and from several parish leaders. The annual parish report, with its complete review of the 2023 year, will also be distributed.
Please pray for the slate of Chapter nominees for the 2026 Chapter class. Our Nominating Committee has worked faithfully and efficiently to present a slate of six nominees—Andrea Block, Michael Carrin, Mike Martin, Mary Hall Perrin, Bronson Smith, and Daisy Starr. I have appointed Geoff DeLong as Senior Warden for 2024-2025. Melody Palmore continues her two-year term as Junior Warden.

Also on this Parish Meeting Sunday, during our morning services, we will form an offertory procession of pledges! You should have received your 2024 pledge cards in the mail in the last couple of weeks. Pray about your pledge, and pledge generously. Bring your cards to church, and then walk to the altar following the usual procession of bread, wine, and Sunday gifts. Others will join you. We need your commitment, no matter the size. Even if you do not have a pledge card that day, you may process with an intention card found in your pew rack to support your pledge to give in 2024. Each of you is a blessing!

See you Sunday! 

The Very Reverend Samuel G. Candler
Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip

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By the Very Rev. Sam Candler Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip
This is my song, Oh God of all the nations,A song of peace for lands afar and mine.This is my home, the country where my heart is;Here are my hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrine.But other hearts in other lands are beating,With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
My country's skies are bluer than the ocean,And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.But other lands have sunlight too and clover,And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.Oh hear my song, oh God of all the nations,A song of peace for their land and for mine.
This month, my favorite song is Lloyd Stone’s simple poetry, in the song above. He wrote the verses in 1934, between the two world wars, and meant them to be sung to the tune “Finlandia,” by Jean Sibelius. (Read the words again, and try to hum them!) The hymn is not printed in every hymnal; but it is in The New Century Hymnal at #591. There, the editors...

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