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  • ST. MARKS CATHEDRAL

    November 2015 Volume 55 Issue 11

    The

    ST. MARKS CATHEDRAL SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA

    www.stmarkscathedral.net

    A Monthly Magazine

  • SUNDAY WORSHIP8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Sunday

    Holy Eucharist Holy Unction offered at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

    5:30 p.m. FridayHoly Eucharist (uses the Sunday Propers)

    NOVEMBER 1, 2015

    All Saints Day10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Baptism

    NOVEMBER 8, 2015The Twent-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    NOVEMBER 15, 2015The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    NOVEMBER 22, 2015The Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost:

    Christ the King

    NOVEMBER 29, 2015The First Sunday of Advent

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    Weekday Worship at the Cathedral

    Wednesdays7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

    Weekdays except Wednesdays12:00 noon Holy Eucharist

    Fridays5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist

    (This service is an option for those who cannot attend

    Sunday worship.)

    Hebrews 4 :12-16Mark 10 :17-31

    Amos 5 :6-7, 10-15Psalm 90 :12-17

    Revelation 21 :1-6aJohn 11 :32-44

    Isaiah 25 :6-9Psalm 24

    Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25Mark 13:1-8

    Daniel 12:1-3Psalm 16

    Revelation 1:4b-8John 18:33-37

    Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14Psalm 93

    Message from the Dean

    Thessalonians 3:9-13Luke 21:25-36

    Jeremiah 33:14-16Psalm 25:1-9

    To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge. Phillips BrooksDear Friends,

    Blessings and Godspeed in the midst of these beautiful autumn days. We are busy at St. Marks. The cranes and the crews are diligently repairing our slate roof, our stained glass, and remedying our termite damage.

    The scaffolding that is standing in the north transept will remain as our engineer and contractor repair the termite damage in the roof.

    The porte cochere roof, covered drive, on the Rutherford side will have to be completely replaced in the coming months as a result of termite damage and water damage.

    The Building Committee is in the process of reviewing and updating our termite coverage and protection.

    If you look closely at the stained glass you will notice that our new protective glass is translucent, clear, and we will no longer have the tinted-green glass covering our beautiful windows I am very excited to lose the tinted-green protective glass.

    The slate on the roof is being repaired, with the addition of metal ridge-caps that will offer a significant increase in durability, and reduce the ongoing opportunity for water damage.

    All of the flat-roofs on the school and cathedral side should be finished within the month.

    Although we often take them for granted, or do not notice, please note that the school and parish hall windows have been completely replaced. These windows have greater weather resistance, lower maintenance requirements, as well as being insulated. This was a major, major, undertaking that is now complete.

    Other projects remain in the planning stages, i.e.: the Kings/Fairfield fence that will be refurbished; an upgrade to our HVAC that will include replacing boilers, and replacing air handling units as needed; as well as repairing our damaged pews, and exploring a new hearing aid system that utilizes the latest technology.

    I have had questions about the ongoing plans to build a new kindergarten. We remain committed to this project, and remain in need of additional capital to reach that goal. The Executive Committees of the School and the Cathedral Vestry are discerning next steps. Please be assured that no contributions toward the new kindergarten were, or will ever be, used for the purpose of maintaining the cathedral. We seek to maintain the integrity of those designations. Once we have more capital in hand, we will be able to create a firmer timeline for the kindergarten project.

    We should give our thanks to the building committee and the Vestry for their tireless efforts to care for this beautiful place that we share. The lay leadership of St. Marks is a blessing to us all; let us give thanks for our faithful leadership.

    Blessings and Godspeed, Alston

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    DEATHS

    Rest Eternal grant to them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.

    Rochelle Massad, mother of Brad Massad, grandmother of Carson & Barro Massad, on October 11, 2015.

    Louise Alley, mother of Raymond Alley, grand-mother of Emily Alley, Caroline Ourso & Sarah Lowder, great grandmother of John Ourso, Mary Ellen, Molly & Charlie Lowder, on October 9, 2015.

    Mary Catherine Harris, wife of Gen. Ed Harris, on October 21, 2015. Reba Neel, on October 23, 2015. May their souls, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

    BAPTISMS

    You are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christs own forever. Amen.

    Sarah Adia Walter, daughter of Lisa & Robert Walter, on September 25, 2015.

    Sophie Elizabeth Qvistgaard=Petersen, daughter of Trisha & Ryan Qvistgaard=Petersen, on September 27, 2015.

    MEMORIAL FLOWERS

    November 1The flowers on the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Sandra Boyd, Charles Boyd and Ione & Podge Reed. The flowers on the Chapel Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of John Ward Paylor, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. John Ward Paylor, Sr. and Dr. & Mrs. Henry Daniel Shehee. Parlor flowers are given by Kim and Mary Jo Kayser in thanksgiving for the marriage of Elise Kayser & Hunter Kowalewski. November 8The flowers on the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Staunton Brevard Sample, Helen Sample Rickenbacker, Guy Brevard Sample, Camille Chappell Sample, Philip Key Sample, and John Vance Huckins. The flowers on the Chapel Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Thomas Everett Strain, Jr. and in honor of Stephen Richard Yancey, III. Parlor flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for Patsy and Bob FitzGerald by their granddaughters, Stella and Florie FitzGerald. November 15The flowers on the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Charles Thomas McCord, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Charles Thomas McCord, Sr., Mr.& Mrs. N. Hall McCord and Miss Mary McCord. The flowers on the Chapel Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. Walter B. Chandler, Mr. & Mrs. S. J. Harman and Mr.& Mrs. Cade C. Havard. November 22The flowers on the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of John Frederick Patten and Mr. & Mrs. David Christie Tyrrell. The flowers on the Chapel Altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of M. Carl Jones, James Marshall Jones, Joan Coughlin Jones and Delmar R. Thompson. Thanksgiving DayThe flowers on the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Louise Wheless Lee Nelson, Katherine Haynes Sales, Martha Ann Moore Evans, Loyce Howell Knight,Patsy Laird Jennings, Mildred Findley Harville, Helen Childs Pittman, Rochelle Massad, Mary Catherine Harris and Reba Kathleen Neel. November 29The flowers on the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Carolyn Querbes Nelson and Sally Nesbit Rice. The flowers on the Chapel Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. Stewart McConnell Wilson and Mr. & Mrs. Ira Vernon Hastings, Sr.

    BIRTHS

    Henry Robert Stewart, son of Leslie & Jon-Christian Stewart, born October 5, 2015. Big sister is Annabelle Stewart. Grandparents are Melinda & Robert Hernandez and Nan & John David Stewart.

    Henry Isaac McGrew, son of Claire & Will McGrew, grandson of Lisa & Al Childs, on October 13, 2015.

    Oblationers NeededThe Altar Guild invites parishioners (families, adult singles, siblings, friends) to serve as oblationers (gift bearers) at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. This is a meaningful way to serve the faith community. For more information please contact Lynn Yancey at lynnyancey@comcast.net.

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    Join the St. Marks Choir for the holidays!If you love to sing, but cannot make a full commitment to the rigorous schedule required to be a full member of the St. Marks Choir, why not join us as we prepare the special music for Advent and Christmas. We meet from 6:15 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday evenings. In addition to Sunday mornings, our special events include:

    A Festival of Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 20, 2015; 4:00 pmChristmas Eve 10:30 pm Pre-Service Music/11:00pm Festival EucharistHandels Messiah (Part One) Sunday, January 10, 2015; 4:00 pm

    If you have any questions or would like to join us, please contact Bryan Mitnaul, Canon for Cathedral Music at bryan@stmarkscathedral.net or call him at 226.4034.

    East Texas Pipe Organ FestivalThe annual East Texas Organ Festival will be held from November 8-12, 2015. This organ festival is considered to be the finest event of its type and is attended by organists and scholars from throughout the United States. This year Shreveport Day will be Tuesday, November 10 and our magnificent 1959 Aeolian-Skinner organ will once again be featured with two recitals that day. Organist David Baskeyfied will present a recital at 10:00 am. The St. Marks Tower Ringers will ring changes on our Whitechapel bells beginning at 4:45 pm immediately prior to organist Scott Dettras recital at 5:00 pm. In addition to the events at St. Marks, Organ Festival participants will hear a recital by organist Charles Callahan at First Baptist Church and will visit the W. Norton Art Museum as well as other places of interest in Shreveport! For more information, visit: www.eastexaspipeorganfestiv