I’d like to thank everyone for helping make last week’s Congregation Sunday a success! The morning began with a Town Hall led by Dean Young, with results of the Congregation Survey shared by Canon for Marketing and Communications Eva Woo Slavitt. After the service, the Congregation Council outdid themselves with a superlative ministry fair on the Plaza, including delicious refreshments. Kudos to Lisa Wong, Moira Dowell, and the entire CC team!
Thank you also to the Grace Cathedral Youth Group and Associate for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Associate Dr. Steph McNally – the Congregation Sunday fundraiser success goes a long way to send our youth on their 2023 Civil Rights Heritage Pilgrimage.
We have placed a Book of Remembrance in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at the Visitor Services desk. Please share your thoughts, thanksgivings, and prayers. The book will be delivered to the Consulate General of the UK in San Francisco and then conveyed with books from around the world to Buckingham Palace. FYI, Consul General Joe White and Deputy Consul Tammy Sandhu joined Bishop Marc Andrus and Dean Malcolm Young at last night’s Evensong to remember Queen Elizabeth II and pray together. On Monday, we will be replaying the Queen’s funeral during Grace Cathedral’s opening hours. All are invited to visit and watch and observe this historic event.
Join us for Stewardship Sunday this week as we kick off the season of pledging support to our spiritual home. Stewardship is a cherished practice of the Episcopal Church and helps us connect our lives to the mission of Grace Cathedral. Our stewardship theme of 100% GRACE signifies that together, we support our magnificent cathedral and our community. Our tagline this year is Hearts Connected, reflecting the love we have for each other and our neighbors. By making your 2023 stewardship pledge now, you’ll help us plan for the coming year.
A big shout-out and thank you to the Choir Guild families hosting coffee hour this Sunday!
Finally, after the 11 am service, you are welcome to stay for a free screening of the documentary GIFT, which features several of Lee’s inimitable projects and get to know his work before his residency. It will be followed by a discussion between Dean Malcolm Clemens Young and the director, Robin Siobhan McKenna.
The Rev. Dr. Greg Kimura
Vice Dean of Grace Cathedral
P.S. Yoga For Change: Next Saturday, join us for an uplifting morning of yoga at 10 am. Save your spot today and help The Community Preschool provide accessible, equitable, and high-quality early childhood education for all. Tickets are on sale now.