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Worship: Week of March 29

Worship: Week of March 29 1

Lectionary:
Psalm 130
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-45

Due to COVID-19, we will not gather in person to worship for the remainder of March and April. We will gather via livestream for worship at 9:00 a.m. and for the Dean’s Class immediately following. Livestream details are included below and this video explains how the livestream worship process will work on the Sundays in which we gather online. 

9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer
Preaching: Dean Pearson

Click here to listen live (streaming begins at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday morning).
Click here to learn more about options related to your livestream experience

Bulletins

Sunday School 

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Worship: Week of March 22

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Lectionary:
Psalm 23
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

Due to COVID-19, we will not gather in person to worship on March 15, 22, or 29. We will gather via livestream for worship at 9:00 a.m. and for the Dean’s Class immediately following. Livestream details are included below and this video explains how the livestream worship process will work on the following Sundays. 

9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer
Preaching: Dean Pearson

Click here to listen live (streaming begins at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday morning).
Click here to learn more about options related to your livestream experience

Bulletins

Sunday School 

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Worship: Week of March 15

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Lectionary:
Psalm 95
Exodus 17:1-7
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

Worship:

Due to COVID-19, we will not gather in person to worship on March 15, 22, or 29. We will gather via livestream for worship at 9:00 a.m. and for the Dean’s Class immediately following. All other Sunday school classes have also been canceled. Livestream details are included below and this video explains how the livestream worship process will work on the following Sundays. 

9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer
Preaching: Dean Pearson

Click here to listen live (streaming begins at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday morning) >>>

Missed the livestream? Here’s a link to the recording

And while we’re at it, here’s a link to the recording of the Dean’s Class

Click here to access the Family Sunday School lesson for March 15 >>>

Download the 9:00 a.m. worship bulletin >>>

Click here to listen to previously recorded sermons and classes >>>

Subscribe to receive the above information through the Adventurer newsletter by email >>>

Click here to listen to previously recorded classes and sermons >>>

Worship: Week of March 8

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Lectionary:
Psalm 121
Genesis 12:1-4a
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17

Worship:

7:30 a.m.  Holy Communion
Preaching: Mark Gignilliat

9:00 a.m.  Holy Communion
Preaching: Mark Gignilliat

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Download the 9:00 a.m. worship bulletin >>>

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Nave
Preaching: Mark Gignilliat

11:00 a.m. Holy Communion in the Refectory
Preaching: Doug Webster

5:00 p.m. Holy Communion
Preaching: Doug Webster

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Adult Education: 10:10 – 10:50 a.m.

The Dean’s Class (Nave) – Prophetic Portraits of God – Mark Gignilliat

Inquirers’ Class (Diocesan Conference Room) – Giving – Shannon Lisenby

Transfiguration to Calvary: Readings for Lent  (Living Room) – Jonathan Harbuck and Steve Tilghman

Portraits of the Gospel (Assembly Hall) – Betrayal and Gethsemane – Gil Kracke

Faith and Family (Lower School Library) – Parent Traps: Comparison – Abby Hicks

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Family Devotions: Lent 2020

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The 2020 Lenten season begins Wednesday, February 26 and marks a time on the church calendar when our thoughts turn toward our sinful nature and our fallen, broken world. As our Dean and Rector Andrew Pearson reminds us in our recent Adventurer newsletter, there is no “requirement” to observe Lent in the Bible, but the Book of Common Prayer invites us to observe this season so that as we reflect on our own brokenness, we also reflect on the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ who came into the world, died on the cross, and rose again after three days to save sinners like you and me.

When children are invited into the Lenten season at a young age, they grow up learning from their parents and siblings about sin and grace. It’s often difficult for families to find starting places for seasonal observances like Lent and we’re grateful for the opportunity to present a short family devotional guide, with Scripture passages selected to move families through the Bible, considering passages that reflect the season.

Click here to download a printable guide, follow our Children’s Ministry page on Instagram for daily devotional readings, or pick up a printed copy from the bulletin board in the hallway leading to the Refectory.

Email LaVonda@CathedralAdvent.com with questions.

ARC Fellows: For Recent College Grads

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What is Arc Fellows? 

Arc Fellows is a 10-month program for recent college grads living and working in Birmingham. As an Arc Fellows, you will get to grow in Christian community through weekly Bible studies, a service role in the church, mentorship, and monthly socials.

Why Should I Consider Arc Fellows? 

Being an Arc Fellow will give you an opportunity to immediately get plugged in to a community and a church home as you transition from college— all while living and workingin Birmingham!  It is our hope that as an Arc Fellow, you will experience lasting Christian community and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Who Can Apply to be an Arc Fellow? 

Any young adult ages 21-24 who is living in Birmingham who desires to grow in their relationship with Christ and desires to have Christian community. Whether you were really involved in Christian fellowship in college or whether you see Arc as a chance to reconnect with the church and the Lord, we encourage you to apply. 

How do I Apply to be an Arc Fellow?

The Arc Fellows Ministry is completely cost-free. Arc Fellows starts in August 2020. 

If you’re interested in joining the ARC Fellows, please complete an Application. HERE>>>

Vacation Bible School: June 1-4

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Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School June 1-4! On this faith-filled adventure, Pre-K through 5th-grade children will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. We’ll start at 9:00 and end at noon, and fill our time with singing, games, Bible teaching, snacks, and crafts. 

Register today >>> 

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Dean’s Bulletin Board 01.27.20

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I responded in the same way to Kobe Bryant’s death as you did:  shock and sadness.  This was then compounded when I learned his 13 year old daughter, Gianna, was aboard the helicopter, along with six other parents and their children, and a pilot.  
Upon hearing the whole story, my mind began to race with thoughts of being a parent on that helicopter with my child.  What would I say to my child knowing the words would probably be my last?  


Tragedies like these make us hold our children a little tighter, take our spouses hand, and make us realize the blessing of life.  It is sad that it takes something like this to give us perspective.  


Thankfully, it looks as if Kobe Bryant had perspective on what was most important.  He was not without his flaws, but he died being a dad.  He was on that helicopter because he was a dad. They were on their way to Gianna’s basketball game.    Bryant had lost interest in basketball following his remarkable NBA career; his daughter revived that interest.  He became invested in women’s basketball because he was a dad.  He supported the WNBA by attending innumerable games and focused in on youth basketball for girls.  
News reports say that Kobe Bryant was a faithful Roman Catholic who credits his faith with getting him through his 2015 sex scandal.  At the least, his marriage and his family are a story of redemption.  


Bryant was only 41 years old, his daughter, 13; all in the helicopter died too young.  I regret that I cannot speak to the lives of any of the others, for their lives are worth remembering too.  


So, in a very poignant way, these deaths point us to what is happening right now.  We take for granted our relationships, we hold grudges, we care too much about things that don’t matter.  This tragedy is a call for us to take inventory of who we are and what we are called to be.


The deaths also point us toward eternity.  It is tragic and it is frightening to think about what happened.  But even in the midst of this heinous event, there is Jesus.  As Christians, we do not long for death, but our hearts do long to be with Jesus.  One of the Puritans said that the best day of our lives is not when we come into this world, but when we exit it.  He wasn’t celebrating death, but the reality that awaits us with the Lord Jesus.  Death is not the final word for those who trust in him.  And for those left behind, we know that it is not the final word in our relationship with the loved one who has died.  We too will see them again as they wait on the far side of Jordan for our homecoming.  
In a word, as we reflect on the death of the Bryants and the seven others in the helicopter, our perspective ought to be eternal.  See what God is doing in your life right now, and celebrate it.  Keep an eye toward heaven and know that we are saved by a God who will one day make all things new.