Tuesday, August 18, 2009

flesh & blood

Last Sunday, I preached at the 11 o'clock service at Grace Cathedral. A special word of thanks to my Uncle Kent back home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia who first introduced our family many years ago to the "Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet" composition by Gavin Bryars. You can check that sermon out here. Click here for the gospel text. Peace!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

What's going on...

This summer is turning out to be one of exciting change and growth. A few weeks ago, Bishop Marc Andrus announced as Acting Dean a transition in my role at Grace Cathedral:
The Reverend Will Scott, Associate Pastor at Grace Cathedral since October 2006 has recently been named Cathedral Missioner at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and will be part of the emerging North of Market Area Ministry Team. In this role, he will strive to connect all the Episcopal congregations and institutions in the region with one another and help them discern new ways of serving their neighborhoods. Now a small but vital multicultural community, St. Cyprian’s is a historic African-American and Caribbean congregation whose members were active in the Civil Rights Movement and hosted the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he preached at Grace Cathedral in 1965. Will will remain Associate Pastor at Grace Cathedral while embarking on this new mission continuing in his leadership role in the Sunday at Six worshiping community, Dinner with Grace, and Youth Confirmation Program.
You can learn more about St. Cyprian's Episcop
al Church here. Tomorrow and for the next few Sundays, Church Divinity School of the Pacific professor the Reverend Sue Singer will be part of our worship life. A few weeks ago, the Reverend Megan Rohrer of Welcome joined us. This new adventure is all about collaboration, relationship building, sharing, listening and learning. Please keep everyone involved in your prayers as we together experience change and growth.

Yesterday, I was interviewed by Liz St. John about Dinner with Grace and had an opportunity to talk more broadly about ministry in San Francisco, including my role at St. Cyprian's. The interview will air August 16th on KLLC’s Sunday Magazine; you can listen to the podcast here. Many thanks to Heidi Zuhl, who coordinates communications at Grace Cathedral, for all she is doing to help support our work.