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Article | February 23, 2024

Congregation Update

Blog|The Rev. Canon Dr. Greg Kimura, Ph. D.

Greetings, Grace Cathedral Family,

We are in the midst of Lent, walking with Jesus in the wilderness, endeavoring, as this coming Sunday’s Gospel reminds us, to keep our minds on the divine, through Lenten practice. Yet, even as we travel the 40 days, we look ahead to Easter and afterward. Even church requires planning, especially with all the activities at Grace Cathedral designed to deepen one’s relationship with God and the ministry of all baptized.

We have an ongoing need for help hosting coffee hour, usually supported by the different ministries at the cathedral. This is such an important outreach and opportunity to connect with new folks and long-time congregants. If your group is able, it would be a big help and help further the mission of Grace Cathedral via the simplest acts of hospitality — sharing conversation and good cheer over a cup of coffee or tea. Please contact Kate Seagrave at

Another thing to which we can all look forward with excitement is the upcoming consecration of bishop coadjutor-elect Austin Keith Rios on Saturday, May 4, at Grace Cathedral. People will be coming from around the nation — and the Anglican Communion — for the event. It is sure to be over-subscribed, so the Diocese of California has requested that folks register ahead of time. It is important to do so as soon as possible to secure a seat.

In the event that space runs out, overflow seating onsite is being arranged, and, of course, the event will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. 

As we progress through Lent, amidst all the potential distractions of the world, I hope your Lenten practice is going well. If you are looking to refocus or need a spiritual jump-start, I’d encourage you to attend Morning Prayer online, Monday-Friday at 9 am, or one of our two Bible Studies, Monday at 7 pm or Thursday at 11 am. These are such wonderful ways to pray and connect; you may find yourself drawn to continue the practice after Easter!

Wishing you a meaningful and spiritual Lent to deepen your faith.


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