WORSHIP - Cathedral of Hope

December 28, 2014
Volume 1 | Issue 43 | 11 a.m. Worship Service | CHRISTMASTIDE
A Note from Mike
Order of Worship
Pastoral Search UPDATE
Taizé Service JAN 9
CoH Membership Class
Children’s Church
2014 Year in Review
A Note from Mike
Dear Friends,
WELCOME to Worship!
Cathedral of Hope, is a congregation
of the United Church of Christ. Your
presence here is a blessing to us and
we hope you will return often.
Cathedral of Hope began in 1970 with
a circle of 12 friends and has since
grown into the world’s largest liberal
Christian church with a primary outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning people.
•The VISION of Cathedral of Hope is to
be a community of hope proclaiming
God’s inclusive love, removing
barriers to faith and empowering
all people to grow in grace toward
•The MISSION of Cathedral of Hope is
to reclaim Christianity as a faith of
Extravagant Grace, Radical Inclusion
and Relentless Compassion.
Notes for Newcomers
Restrooms are located near the
double glass doors behind the
Sanctuary. Private restrooms are
available off the hall to the right of
the Hall of Heroes area. For more
information about the church, please
come to the Ministry & Visitor’s
Center located next to Sources of
Hope bookstore. Our worship services
are recorded for broadcast around
the country. We make every effort
to respect your privacy. However, if
you would like to ensure that you are
not seen on screen, please sit in one
of the last five rows of pews in the
center section.
Large-print bulletins
and assisted listening
systems are available in
the bookstore.
H O P E Quotes
“The music was sensational. I shared
[12/14 service] with my friends here
in Peru. The new sound and video is
great. Sad about Shelley. I was hoping
she would be around when I return to
Dallas to be married.”
— C.C., Huanchaco, Peru
On this First Sunday of Christmas I want to introduce myself
more fully and share some thoughts regarding today’s sermon, A Baby Changes Everything. If I were a visiting preacher
asked for a biographical sketch it might say, among other
things, “Mike is a progressive pastor, long-time youth minister, and prophetic justice advocate. Called both rebel and
heretic, Mike’s message is simple. ‘God loves you and there’s
nothing you can do about it!’ God created and accepts you
just the way they are.”
I was raised in and served a once prophetic church that, after
years of decline, became increasingly closed and exclusive.
Years into that relationship I realized I was supporting a system that protected privilege and power for a heterosexist
status quo. I finally repented—turned around—and began
speaking up for the excluded. Speaking truth to privilege,
however, invites suspicion, fear, rumor and gossip. As most
of us know, embracing inclusiveness and hospitality makes
a lot of Christians really angry. I finally got angry, too, and
walked away.
By grace God mysteriously brought me—a straight guy who
strives to earn the adjective ally—to serve as interim pastor
at CoH Mid-Cities and eventually here as an associate pastor. I’m grateful to have been welcomed, affirmed, nurtured
and loved at the Cathedral of Hope. I have found a “safe,
brave space” where I can be what my spouse, Kathy, and son,
Matt, describe as my true, authentic self. I get to be a pastor who proclaims and seeks to live compassion, inclusion,
liberation and hope for all people without fear of being tried
or defrocked. I thank you all for the opportunity to live and
serve among you.
Our Gospel reading today tells the story of Mary and Joseph
taking Jesus to the Temple for the first time. While there, they
encounter two aging prophets, Simeon and Anna, who have
waited years for Jesus’ birth. Directed by the Holy Spirit,
Simeon takes Jesus in his arms and praises God. The hopes
of Simeon and Israel have come to fruition. Jesus has come
into the world, bringing Good News.
Mary’s song, Magnificat, speaks of Jesus as one who will
“bring down the powerful, lift up the lowly, fill the hungry
with good things, and send the rich away empty.” Simeon’s
song, Nunc Dimittis, speaks of Jesus as the one “who will
bring salvation.” These songs, echoing words of the Old
Testament prophets, proclaim A Baby Changes Everything.
Howard Thurman makes this message clear in his poem,
“The Work of Christmas,” sung recently by the CoH Choir.
“When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.”
—Rev. Mike Wright-Chapman
Rev. Shelley Hamilton
Assoc. Pastor for Social Services
[email protected]
Rev. Dr. Alberto Magaña
Assoc. Pastor for Congregación Latina
[email protected]
Rev. Todd Scoggins
Assoc. Pastor for Congregational Life
[email protected]
Rev. Dr. Stephen V. Sprinkle
Theologian in Residence
[email protected]
Rev. Mike Wright-Chapman
Assoc. Pastor for Young People
and Religious Events
[email protected]
Sean Baugh
Assoc. Director of Music & Worship
[email protected]
Chris Chism
Assist. Director of Music & Worship
[email protected]
Lee Covington
Exec. Assistant to the Senior Pastor
[email protected]
Dan Dubree
Executive Director
[email protected]
Anita L. Haddy
Coordinator for Ministry Development
[email protected]
Jerry King
Director of Media Ministry
[email protected]
Yadi Martinez
Minister of Youth,
Young Adults & Missions
[email protected]
David Moldenhauer
Director of Music & Worship
[email protected]
Dan Peeler
Minister for Children & Families
[email protected]
Lynn Taylor
Director of Facilities
[email protected]
Cover graphics designed by
Charles Owen and Chris Chism.
Decembe r 2 8 , 2 0 1 4 | 1 1 a . m . | O r d e r o f Worship
28, 2014 ●28,112014
A.M ● 11 A.M
Good Christian
Good Friends,
Friends, Rejoice
arr. Gilbert M.
Gilbert M. Martin
Jeremy Wayne,
David Moldenhauer,
Rev. Todd Scoggins
Rev. Todd&Scoggins
Rev. Shelley
& Rev.
Shelley Hamilton
HYMN HYMN Hark! The Hark!
Angels Sing
Insight into the various
elements of our services
Good Christian Friends,
The earliest manuscript of this
old medieval carol dates from
around 1400. The popular English version is by John Mason
Neale (1818-1866) and was first
published in his Carols for Christmas-tide in 1853. The German
melody from the fourteenth century is named IN DULCI JUBILO,
for the Latin words of the refrain.
The tune has always been used
with this text an appeared in an
early Lutheran hymnal, Geistliche
Lieder, published in Wittenberg,
Germany, in 1533. The tune was
first used in Protestant services in
1529, and Martin Luther included
it in his hymnal of the same year.
J.S. Bach utilized the tune in two
different organ pieces.
In consideration of those seated
around you, PLEASE, No Flash
Photography or Video Recording
during the service.
PLEASE, Turn Off Your Cell
Phone! Thank you.
Words by Charles Wesley,
Words by
Charles Wesley, adapted
Music from Felix Mendelssohn’s
Music from Felix
arr. William
H. Cummings
arr. William H. Cummings
**The people**The
will people
rise in body
will rise
or spirit.
in body or spirit.
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Rev. Alberto Magaña
Micah 5: 2-5a
Isabel Marquez
Pero tú, oh Belén Efrata, eres sólo una pequeña aldea entre todo el pueblo de Judá. No obstante, de ti
saldrá un gobernante para Israel, cuyos orígenes vienen desde la eternidad. El pueblo de Israel será
entregado a sus enemigos hasta que dé a luz la mujer que está de parto. Entonces, por fin, sus
compatriotas volverán del destierro a su propia tierra. Y él se levantará para dirigir a su rebaño con la
fuerza del SEñOR y con la majestad del nombre del SEñOR su Dios. Entonces su pueblo vivirá allí
tranquilo, porque él es exaltado con honores en todas partes. Y él será la fuente de paz.
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come
from you, one whose origins are from the distant past. The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemies until the
woman in labor gives birth. Then at last his fellow countrymen will return from exile to their own land. And he will
stand to lead his flock with the LORD’s strength, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. Then his people will
live there undisturbed, for he will be highly honored around the world. And he will be the source of peace.
Mary, Did You Know?
Words and Music by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene
Arielle Collier, Steven Fontaine, Sean Baugh, Jeremy Wayne, and Jerry Wayne
O Little Town of Bethlehem/Oh, Pueblecito de Belén
Words by Phillips Brooks; Music by Lewis H. Redner
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The Gradual this morning is a verse from the popular Christmas hymn, O Little Town of Bethlehem. Phillips Brooks was inspired by a visit to the Holy
Land to write these beautiful words. On December 24, 1865, Brooks traveled by horseback from Jerusalem to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
He was deeply moved by the Christmas Eve service. “I remember standing in the old church in Bethlehem,” he later said, “close to the spot where Jesus
was born, when the whole church was ringing hour after hour with splendid hymns of praise to God.” Two years later, as he prepared for the Christmas
season of 1868, Brooks wrote the five original stanzas of this hymn, recalling his magical night in Bethlehem. His organist, Lewis Redner, composed the
tune ST. LOUIS to go with the inspired lyrics. The fourth stanza, usually omitted from hymnals today, says:
Where children pure and happy pray to the blessed Child,
Where misery cries out to thee, Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more.
**GOSPEL LESSON Luke 2: 25-33; 36-40/Lucas 2 :25-33; 36-40
God be with you.
And also with you.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you, O God.
There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. He was righteous and devout, looking
forward to the consolation of Israel. The Holy Spirit had revealed to Simeon that he would not see
death before he had seen the Messiah of God. Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and
when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon
took the child in his arms and praised God, saying, “Now, O God, let your servant depart in peace,
according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the
presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” And
the child’s mother and father marveled at what was being said about Jesus.
There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age,
having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, then as a widow to the age of eightyfour. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. At that
moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for
the redemption of Jerusalem. When they had finished everything required by the law of God, they
returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became strong, filled with
wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.
En Jerusalén había un hombre llamado Simeón, que era justo y devoto, y aguardaba con esperanza la redención de
Israel. El Espíritu Santo estaba con él y le había revelado que no moriría sin antes ver al Cristo del Señor. Guiado por
el Espíritu, fue al templo. Cuando al niño Jesús lo llevaron sus padres para cumplir con la costumbre establecida por la
ley, Simeón lo tomó en sus brazos, alabo y bendijo a Dios: «Según tu palabra, Oh Dios, ya puedes despedir a tu siervo
en paz. Porque han visto mis ojos tu salvación, que has preparado a la vista de todos los pueblos: luz que ilumina a las
naciones y gloria de tu pueblo Israel. El padre y la madre del niño se quedaron maravillados por lo que se decía de Jesús.
Había también una profetisa, Ana, hija de Penuel, de la tribu de Aser. Era muy anciana; casada de joven, había vivido
con su esposo siete años, y luego permaneció viuda hasta la edad de ochenta y cuatro. Nunca salía del templo, sino que
día y noche adoraba a Dios con ayunos y oraciones. Llegando en ese mismo momento, Ana dio gracias a Dios y
comenzó a hablar del niño a todos los que esperaban la redención de Jerusalén. Después de haber cumplido con todo lo
que exigía la ley del Señor, José y María regresaron a Galilea, a su propio pueblo de Nazaret. El niño crecía y se
fortalecía; crecía en sabiduría, y la gracia de Dios lo acompañaba.
This is the Gospel of Hope.
Praise to you, Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit.
Words: Luke 2: 14; Music: Traditional French carol
arr. Steven Couch © Cathedral of Hope
CCLI License #123333
A Baby Changes Everything
Rev. Mike Wright-Chapman
Welcome to Our World
Yinessa Romero, CoH Board
Words and Music by Chris Rice
Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra
Nora Sanchez
Come just as you are; hear the Spirit call.
Come just as you are; come and see, come, receive;
Come and live forevermore.
Words and Music by Joseph Sabolick
© Maranatha! Music
CCLI License #123333
Cathedral of Hope celebrates an open communion. We understand the
sharing of the bread and the cup in Jesus’ name to be a representation of an
ancient vision of God’s feast for all peoples. We don’t require you to be a
member of this church, or any church, to participate with us in this feast of
grace. Simply come forward at the ushers’ direction. After dipping a wafer in
the cup, the minister will place it on your tongue and offer a brief blessing. If
you prefer to serve yourself, cup your hands in front of you as you come to
receive communion.
Silent Night/Noche de Paz
!Noche de paz, noche de amor! Todo duerme enderredor,
Entre los astros que esparcen su luz,
bella, anunciando al niñito Jesús,
Brilla la estrella de paz, brilla la estrella de paz.
Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.
Words by William C. Dix, adapted
Music: traditional English melody, 16 century
Public Domain
The First Noel
The first Noel the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, born is the King of Israel.
This star drew nigh to the northwest,
o’er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay right over the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, born is the King of Israel.
Then entered in those magi three, full reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in Christ’s presence their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, born is the King of Israel.
**Joy to the World
It has become a tradition at the
Cathedral of Hope to rise as we
end our time of communion (as
indicated by **), join hands as
an expression of our unity in
Christ, and lift them up in glory
to God.
Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare a room,
and heav’n and nature sing,
and heav’n and nature sing,
and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.
We invite you to join as you are
able, in body or spirit.
Words and Music: traditional English carol, adapted
Public Domain
Words by Isaac Watts, adapted; Music by Lowell Mason
Public Domain
Guest Soloist Paul Mason to Sing on Epiphany Sunday
NEXT Sunday, January 4, 9 & 11 a.m.
e are pleased to welcome tenor Paul Mason back to the Cathedral of Hope Sanctuary for our services on Epiphany
Sunday. Paul will join the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra in the Anthem, Follow the Light, and sing a solo piece for
the Offertory.A native of New Orleans and the senior of four siblings, Paul was educated in the New Orleans public school
system and later received his degree in Business at Southern University at New Orleans. He has been a resident of Dallas
since 1991, and is currently employed with JP Morgan Chase as a Loss Mitigation Manager. Paul enjoys dividing his time
between his close family and friends, learning new music, working out at the gym, hanging out at Starbucks and running
on the Katy Trail. Paul’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 18:16: A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before
the great.Paul has had the privilege of singing with some of the finest singers around, including Patti LaBelle, Jennifer
Holiday, Glenn Campbell, Tonya Tucker, Rita Coolidge, Tremaine Hawkins and the late Walter Hawkins. He is a proud sup5
porter of the Bruce Foote Memorial Scholarship
Foundation at Southern Methodist University.
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Words: German & Latin, 14th Century, translated by John Mason Neale; adapted
Music: German melody, 14 Century
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Time of Prayer
After the service, caring ministers will be in the chapel area to offer you personal prayer for healing and comfort.
Time of Fellowship
Please join us for refreshments after the service in the Fellowship Hall.
December 28, 2014
Pastoral Search
e have been so grateful for the
number of interested candidates
who have submitted resumes and
ministerial profiles. It is most amazing
to us at how the spirit works if we
just let her. With that said, we on the
committee have decided that we will
no longer be accepting applications
after January 30, 2015. Interested
candidates profiles and resumes are
between 18-22 pages long and are
being seriously, consciously and
prayerfully considered. We also have
multiple sermon videos to assess
per candidate and there may need
to be visits to hear a top candidate
in person. While we are doing all of
this important work we also have
identified top candidates and have
begun the interviewing process to
assure ourselves that we will find the
best person to lead us into our bright
future here at the Cathedral of Hope.
We also continue using every method
and resource available to identify and
reach out to potential candidates who
have not applied yet. We encourage
our congregation to reach out to
ministers they know personally who
might be interested in our open senior
pastor position and urge them to
apply. We assure you we are earnestly
proceeding as swiftly as possible.
Our work is extremely
confidential due to the fact
that most, if not all, of the
candidates are currently
serving other churches;
and for this reason we
on the committee need
to respect their privacy.
Our committee has been
meeting weekly in person since
its formation in April 2014 and is
in constant contact electronically
as we move forward through this
process. We are committed to
making sure the person selected
Taizé Service on Second Friday in January
Because of the holiday schedule, we have moved our First-Friday service to Friday, January 9 at 7 p.m. in the
Interfaith Peace Chapel. We will celebrate the New Year with another of our once-a month gatherings in the beautiful contemplative style of worship the world has come to call Taizé. The candle-lit service invites all to participate
and become a part of the event by offering prayer requests, lighting candles, singing, praying at kneelers, sharing
personal prayers with our Taizé ministers, or simply sitting and listening to the spirit-filled arrangements of our
own Evensong musicians and singers. The monthly service is co-sponsored by Evensong and the CoH Order of St.
Francis and St. Clare. Members of the Order will always be on hand to greet you and to acquaint newcomers with
this uplifting worship experience.
meets the criteria our congregation
has requested. We understand your
concerns about the length of time the
process is taking, and our sentiments
are often the same, yet we
know our work is being
led by God to reveal the
best person to lead us into
the next chapter in the life
of our amazing church.
Please join us in prayer as we continue
this important work for the success
of our church so we can continue
TODAY, December 28
to be the magnificent Cathedral of
Since there is only one service today,
extravagant Grace God has called us
and church offices will be closed
to be in the world.
all week, if you forgot to bring your
As always you can e-mail us with any donation this morning, you may bring
comments, questions or concerns at it next Sunday, January 4th. Shopping
[email protected] You can also lists may be picked up in the ministry
find our 45-page church profile and center or found online.
If you have not yet visited other up to date information on our
our search committee webpage www2.cathedralofhope. And, did you know, your purchases can also benefit our CoH Youth
webpage on the Cathedral com/senior-pastor-search.
Ministries if you shop at Kroger and
of Hope website we encourage you to
Tom Thumb and take advantage of
use the QR code or web address below
their rewards programs where we get
and see our progress there, as well Blessings, The Members of your
1% cash donation for your purchases.
as to read the 45-page church profile Pastoral Search Committee
Last quarter we received more than
we had to create in order to begin the
$700. Thank you in advance for your
search and call process.
support. We sincerely appreciate it.
January Birthday Reception
NEXT Sunday, January 4, Fellowship Hall
Do you have a birthday in January? Please join
us for the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday,
January 4 and then for a reception, immediately following, in the Fellowship Hall to share
some birthday cake and meet others who are
celebrating their birthday.
Membership Class at Cathedral of Hope
Every Member a Minister
Your special cake is being created and donated by Delicious Cakes in
hinking about becoming a member? If so, we are excited to invite you to Addison. We look forward to celebrating with you!
our next Membership Class on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the
CoH Fellowship Hall. Attending this class does not commit you to joining, but
we do ask anyone who wants to join to attend this fun and informative session.
Committees Seek Additional Members
Benefits of Membership
The Bylaws and Personnel committees are each looking for additional team
members. As a member of this church, if you have been looking for a way to
invest your time in ministry, these opportunities may be just the ticket for you.
Members of both committees will be in the Ministry & Visitor’s Center following all worship services to answer any questions you may have about these
committees. To express interest in participating on either committee, print the
Keyword: BYLAWS or PERSONNEL in the comments section of the registration pad. Be sure to include your current contact information so we can
follow up with you.
• Identifies you as a person of faith
• Provides you with a spiritual family to support and encourage you on your
faith journey
• Gives you a place to discover and use your gifts in ministry, and
• Gives you the accountability you need to grow.
Privileges of Membership
• Voting at Congregational Meetings
LEGACY Planning Session
• Eligibility for lay delegate positions
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
• Eligibility to serve on committees of the Board of Stewards
• Eligibility to serve on the CoH Board of Stewards (along with other LEGACY, a CoH Social Group for those age 50 or better, would like to wish everyrequirements)
one a wonderful holiday season with family and friends – Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Years. Requirements for Membership
SAVE THE DATE of January 24, 2015 for our annual Event Planning Session to be
held at The Black-eyed Pea at Preston Center - 8220 Westchester Drive. They have
a great Senior Menu. There are three basic requirements to becoming a member of CoH:
• Attend a membership class
Please email Roy Joplin at [email protected] if you have questions or have an event
idea to be considered.
• Be baptized (either at Cathedral of Hope or in a prior church)
• Be confirmed and welcomed by the church during New Member Sunday
Our next Membership Class (in both English and Spanish) is scheduled for
Pastoral Care/Prayers
February 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the CoH Fellowship Hall. To let us know of your
If you know anyone who would like to be included on the church prayer
desire to participate, print the Keyword: MEMBERSHIP in the comments
list, send the request to [email protected] or online at
section of the registration pad so we can prepare for your arrival. Childcare
provided by request one week in advance.
If you know of someone in need of pastoral contact, please notify Rev. Todd
For additional information, contact Anita Haddy, Coordinator for Ministry
Scoggins by phone at 214.351.1901 or [email protected]
development, at [email protected] or call 214-351-1901 x135.
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Have You Seen Our New Jewelry Display?
t is beautiful. Now we have, silver, pewter, wood, Swarovski crystals,
bronze, copper bracelets, cross pendants, necklaces, cuff links, key
rings, rings, and earrings. Items range in price from $4 to $75—more to
follow after the first of the year.
Daily Devotionals for 2015
We have many, many devotionals for you to begin 2015. To name just
a few: Answers in the Heart: Daily Meditations for Men and Women
Recovering from Sex Addiction; Celebrate Recovery; Day by Day: Daily
Meditations for Recovering Addicts; Glad Day: Daily Meditations for
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People; God Calling; God Is Still
Speaking: 365 Daily Devotionals; Jesus Calling: Devotions for Every Day
of the Year; Near to the Heart of God: Meditations on 366 Best-Loved
Hymns; The Shack: Reflections for Every Day of the Year; and Wisdom
for Everyday Living: 365 Daily Devotions from America’s Most Influential
Christian Leaders.
In addition to these, we have 21 other daily devotionals. You are sure to
find one just for your devotion time in 2015!
Greening Tip
Have the patience of St. Francis
when you do your laundry, waiting for energy saving full loads.
Think about getting an energy
efficient washer for both water
conservation and cost savings.
Also, use the cold water cycle
and hang dry whenever possible.
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Why We Use Incense in our Liturgy
Ancient practice to be used on Epiphany Sunday, January 4, 11 a.m.
Tr i b u t e s
In Memory of Norma Gibbs
By Dr. Terry G. Gibbs
In Memory of Allanton Clarvoe
and James Kaine
By Brian Clarvoe
In Memory of Jean
By Beverly Bailey
In Memory of Bill Dodge
By Bill Dodge
In Honor of
Rev. Shelley Hamilton
By Glenn F. Cron
In Honor of John J Russo, Jr.
By Michael-James Russo
In Honor of Shelley Hamilton
By Timothy Malone
In Honor of Evelyn
and Clarence Wheeler
By Bobby Wheeler
In Honor of the Southern Hope
Circle Group
By Doris Miller
In Honor of the Southern Hope
Circle Group
By William Johnson
In Honor of the Music Ministry
By John Arney
At certain services during the liturgical year, Cathedral of Hope uses incense during worship. Some, whose church
background did not include this practice, have asked why we do this. We believe that worship should be experiential. We
are most fully engaged when the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch are stirred. Incense is one way in which
the Church throughout history has done that. Moreover, the use of incense is a thoroughly Biblical concept. We see it
commanded of the Jews (Exodus 25:29) and then used in worship in Israel from that point on. Notice the prophecy of
Malachi 1:11, “From the rising of the sun to its setting my name is great among the nations, and in every place incense is
offered to my name.” God actually anticipates the use of incense by all people in God’s name.
In Honor of Berry Royal, Jr. for
the Music Ministry
By Berry and Lynne Royal
In the New Testament, we see Zechariah offering incense in the sanctuary when the angel of the Lord appears to him
(Luke 1:8-11). Later, in Revelation, we see the elders holding golden bowls of incense, “which are the prayers of the
saints” (Revelation 5:8). Incense is the symbol of our prayers rising up to the Lord. It is also symbolic of spiritual cleansing and has been used in Christian worship since ancient times. So, as you smell the incense in our services, remember
the history and symbolism behind it, and try to let it enhance your experience of worship!
To make an honorary or memorial
gift, please contact Tom Martin at
[email protected] or
214.351.1901 x210, or
use the envelope in the pew rack.
In Honor of Chris Malone
By Lisa Novacek
CoH 2015 Theme
Welcome Home: “Time to Dream Again”
The book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 says:
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance…..
Annual Coats & More Drive Ends TODAY
e are collecting Coats, Gloves, Blankets, Underwear, Socks and
Scarves for our BACH and WeCare guests. If you have a coat that you
no longer wear, please donate it to this ministry. When you are out shopping,
please consider purchasing a pair of gloves, underwear or socks of all sizes for
both men and women, scarves or blankets. All you need to do is bring your
donation when you come to church. There are labeled drop boxes in the office As we enter a new year of HOPE, we believe God is calling us into a new
across from the main reception area.
season of life…A time to dream…again!
Contact Anita at [email protected] or 214-351-1901 x135 if you On Sunday, January 4, we will gather together in our sanctuary, our HOME of
have any questions.
HOPE, for the first worship experiences of 2015. On this day we will celebrate
Giving and Attendance at a Glance
Sun. 9 AM
Sun. 11 AM
Mid-Cities 11 AM
Sun. 1 PM
Ending 12/21/14
Attd. Ministry
Ending 12/14/14
Attd. Ministry
Ending 12/07/14
Attd. Ministry
Mail/Credit Cards
Second Offering
CoH Five Core Values:
Epiphany Sunday, remembering the magi, their faith to follow a star and their
encounter with this child who is a manifestation of God. We will consider the
impact a dream can have on a life, a nation and a world, and we will begin to
dare to dream—together!
As you make your New Year’s resolutions this year, be sure to include “Attend
Church on January 4 at CoH” and bring an open heart to the next season of
our journey as a family of faith!
Cathedral Couples
Saturday, January 3, 6 p.m., CoH Fellowship Hall
Cathedral Couples will meet on the first Saturday of January (January 3) at 6
p.m. in the CoH Fellowship Hall.
Hosts John and George will feature our annual Blue Christmas Dinner and Pink
Elephant Gift Exchange. All interested couples should bring a wrapped present
(or two if both of you want to participate) for the gift “exchange”.
Please bring an appetizer, an entree, a casserole, a salad, bread, or dessert, as
We are a people of Compassion. We are ministers who embody the tangible well as a beverage, to share with the other couples. And as always, you are
love of a Savior who fed the hungry, healed the hurting, and told us bluntly that asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the church’s food pantry.
what we did to the least, we did to him.
Come join us in this “always fun” post-holiday festivity.
We are a people of Inclusion. This is a value Jesus held. We believe Jesus
came to include, not to exclude. All are welcome around his table.
Congregational Meeting
We are a people of Liberation. We seek to challenge all oppression, particularly the oppression of queer people. By embodying grace, we live out our liberation until all are set free.
Saturday, January 17, 11 a.m., Sanctuary
The CoH Board of Stewards has called a Congregational Meeting for
Saturday, January 17 at 11 a.m. There will be two items on the agenda
that will be voted on: 1) Partnering with the UCC to restructure our
mortgage and 2) a Bylaw modification which would change how the
number of members needed to be present at a congregational meeting
for a quorum is calculated.
We are a people of Hope. We are people filled with joy and unrelenting optimism because we believe: God is good. With God all things are possible. God
can use us to transform the world.
We are a people of Jesus. We believe Jesus was the incarnation of God’s
grace. Jesus resisted the status quo of oppression and showed us the way to the
abundant life God intends for all people.
Mark your calendars now to attend. We will need to have a quorum
in order to vote.
C h i l d r e n , Yo u th
Children’s Church
&Familie s
n this fourth Day of Christmas,
the children’s illustrated
PowerPoint lesson will remind us that
the 12 Days of Christmas are important in the liturgical year as the countdown until the day of the Epiphany
on January 6. Even though the church
celebrates Epiphany Sunday on the
first Sunday following January 6, the
official day for the arrival of the Magi
with their gifts will be a week from
Wednesday this year. The old familiar song about the 12 Days actually
originated as a Confirmation exercise
for children, with music being an
easy method for the memorization of
certain theological facts. Today, the
Four Calling Birds represent the Four
Gospels and the fact that their call to
the whole world is like a bird’s song
delivered on the Wings of the Spirit.
We will be looking at the other winged
symbols of the Gospels which are on
display in the Children’s Chapel the
year round and see how the animal
symbols illustrate important aspects of
each of these stories of Jesus’ life and
It’s “4 Calling Birds” Day
Each week, Dan Peeler, Minister for Children & Families, and Charlie Rose create beautiful illustrations like this one
for use in the Children’s Church PowerPoint lessons.
Connect with Youth Ministry
Please speak with Yadi Martinez if you have a passion for making
a difference in the lives of young people, whether financially,
involved deeply in the ministry, or with your prayers. The
opportunities for youth & young adults are endless. Ocean and River Cruises • Tours • All-Inclusive Resorts
CoH receives a charitable donation for each cruise booking.
Doug Thompson
[email protected] 214-254-4980
Hawaii • Weddings • RSVP • Groups
Yadi can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 214351-1901. After an initial meeting with Yadi, a background check and ministry interview will be conducted by Anita Haddy, our Coordinator for Ministry
Development. Follow us on Facebook! Keep up with our events and adventures by finding us on facebook.com/Cathedralofhopeyouth.
2014 Year
Part Two
In September, the Cathedral honored the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
and its General Minister and President Sharon Watkins with the Hero of Hope
Award (above).
Congregacion Latina featured an
inspiring Multicultural Service in
October (left).
In November, Congregacion Latina
Pastor Dr. Alberto Magana was formally installed as a pastor of the
United Church of Christ in a service of
celebration and thanksgiving (above).
Photo courtesy Barb Nunn.
In December, CoH celebrated Advent
with a special “Come Home for
Christmas” theme (below left). Photo
courtesy Barb Nunn.
On Decenber 7, Cathedral of Hope formally released Rev. Jim Mitulski from
service as Interim Senior Minister after
a 16-month term (below right). Photo
courtesy Barb Nunn.
Service Ministries
When we actively participate in ministry, we find fulfillment.
of living out Jesus’ Gospel of Grace as demonstrated in the teachings of St. Francis
and St. Clare.
Contact Anita Haddy, Coordinator for Ministry Development, at
Pack the Pantry Ministry Team - On the last Sunday of each month, CoH collects
[email protected] or 214-351-1901 X135 about volunteering.
food and grooming supplies to stock the WeCare Pantry. Volunteers in this ministry
Administrative Support - Provide general office support to the various ministry are on hand the week before collection day to pass out the shopping list and also on
areas at CoH and to the Administration department. Tasks vary depending on the collection day to receive the donations and stock the pantry shelves.
need of the ministry.
People Helping People – Seasonal - This community outreach ministry partners
Altar Ministry - Serve as Acolytes (candle lighters, processional element carriers, with the People Helping People Program (PHP) of the City of Dallas to serve
set up for communion), Communion Servers (the ones who actually serve during low income elderly and disabled homeowners by providing home repair solutions
through volunteer services. Volunteers in this ministry provide the labor pool to
ASL Interpreter – Provide ASL interpretation for the hearing impaired at worship complete the needed repairs.
services and special events as needed.
Pride Ministry Team - Seasonal - Coordinates the parade and festival entries for
Breakfast at Cathedral of Hope (BACH) – Volunteers provide a hot cooked the Annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade held every September in Dallas.
breakfast for the homeless each Saturday morning.
Prison Ministry - This is a correspondence ministry that provides pen pals to
CALL Class Facilitator- Be a class facilitator. Cathedral Academy for Life and people who are incarcerated. Volunteers use the Cathedral’s address for corresponLearning (CALL) provides excellent learning opportunities for adults and young dence, and we have other guidelines to keep the ministry a positive experience.
people. If you have ever served on a church staff, have seminary training or are a School Supply Collection - Seasonal - Each fall before school begins, CoH has a
teacher you are welcome.
school supply collection drive. All of the donated supplies go to our neighborhood
Children and Families Ministry – Ministry volunteers provide Nursery care for and mission schools. Volunteers in this ministry help organize donated supplies on
infants, Children’s Church and Christian education for children 4 years old through collection day.
4th grade and Bible-centered discussion classes for Preteens, grades 5 and 6.
Sources of Hope (Bookstore) - Provide clerical support, display marketing
Choir – The main choral group at the Cathedral. Open to all. Ability to carry a tune and sales help in the Bookstore. Training provided and the bookstore is flexible
and match pitch required. You will sing a simple tune for section placement.
Computer Ministry – The computer ministry is designed to accomplish two goals:
To train people in our community with basic computer functions and Internet
skills. To provide internet access to underprivileged guests through the WeCare and
BACH ministries.
Sunday Hospitality Ministry – Volunteers in this ministry set up and serve light
refreshments for each morning service. No experience required, just a desire to welcome others through hospitality.
Thanksgiving Benevolence – Seasonal - Food baskets are distributed through partCongregational Care Team – The focus of the Congregational Care Team is to ner organizations to those in need in the community. On collection day, volunteers
respond to the care and support needs of the congregation. This may be through in this ministry help direct traffic, receive and sort baskets and help partner organizations when they come to pick up their baskets.
hospital visits, prayer support, or a listening ear in times of grief.
Gift Wrapping – Seasonal - Volunteers wrap Christmas gifts at local stores with Tutor Ministry – This ministry provides tutors for our neighborhood, adopted
100% of the donations from the wrapping services benefitting the CoH Evelyn school. The Dallas Independent School District has streamlined the application process and you can be approved online in a matter of minutes. Volunteers serve dayPruitt AIDS Crisis Fund.
Greeter Ministry - Welcome visitors and guests to worship services. Answer ques- time hours during the school year.
TV & Media Ministry - Provide video and media support for worship services.
Handbell Choir - Play as scheduled for our worship services and for other events Volunteers learn all aspects of the ministry including camera, sound, lighting,
directing, graphics and administrative support. Training provided.
at church and in the community. You must read music.
tions and provide directions as needed.
Intercessory Prayer Team - Join the Intercessory Prayer team and pray for the Usher Ministry – Prepare Sanctuary for worship services, seat people as they
arrive, take up the offering and direct people during communion.
congregation, ministries, staff and outreach of Cathedral of Hope.
Life Needs Ministry – This ministry provides a variety of services designed to WeCare Team – WeCare Team members are here each Monday and Thursday
assist those who are ill, have been ill, injured, or simply those who are lonely and afternoons running the CoH food pantry or cooking a nutritious meal for those who
are homeless and hungry and come to us for help. This is a great ministry opportuneed a friend.
nity – especially for folks who are retired, work nontraditional shifts and have days
Office Angels - Staff main reception desk Sunday through Thursday and Wednesday off during the week. Daytime hours only. If you’re bilingual (English/Spanish), we
evenings. Training required.
can definitely use your help.
Orchestra - The orchestra plays the prelude and offertory as scheduled and accom- Young Adult Ministry – Ministry volunteers facilitate programs of both spiritual
panies the Sanctuary Choir during the anthem and during congregational singing.
and fellowship activities designed for Young Adults ages 18 and over.
Order of St. Francis & St. Clare - The members of this ministry form a Secular Youth Ministry – Ministry volunteers facilitate programs of both spiritual and felOrder, meaning they do not live in a monastery or practice any other radical separa- lowship activities designed for junior and senior high school age youth.
tion from the world. They do share a lifetime commitment to pursue practical ways
Sunday, DEC 28
H O P E o n the Horizon
Rev. Mike Wright-Chapman; Community Worship,
One service at 11 a.m.
Church Offices will be closed DEC 25 through JAN 4
Attorney & Counselor At Law
Board Certified - Civil Trial Law
Voted one of the Top Lawyers in Texas
BACH open on Saturday DEC 27
WeCare open on Monday DEC 29
Regular schedule resumes Sunday JAN 4
General Practice & Civil Litigation
January 2015
[email protected]
Rev. Todd Scoggins; Traditional Worship 9 & 11 a.m.;
1 p.m. Spanish
DFW Metroplex
1400 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76013
Wednesday, JAN 7 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, JAN 9 • TAIZÉ
Candle-lit Evensong Worship, 7 p.m., IPC
Rev. Douglas Anders, SCC Conference Minister
Traditional Worship 9 & 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Spanish
Monday, JAN 12
Board of Stewards Meeting, 7 p.m.; Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, JAN 14 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, JAN 17
Congregational Meeting, 11 a.m.; Sanctuary
Sunday, JAN 18
Traditional Worship 9 & 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Spanish
Wednesday, JAN 21 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, JAN 25
Rev. Anna Humble, NTA Association Minister
Traditional Worship 9 & 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Spanish
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[email protected]
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Wednesday, JAN 28 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
February 2015
Sunday, FEB 1
Traditional Worship 9 & 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Spanish
Wednesday, FEB 4 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, FEB 6 • TAIZÉ
Candle-lit Evensong Worship, 7 p.m., IPC
Sunday, FEB 8
Traditional Worship 9 & 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Spanish
Wednesday, FEB 11 • PULSE
Contemporary Worship, 7:15 p.m
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