The Latest Cathedral News Author: Jocelyn Colao

New Canon for Outreach and Pastoral Care

July 14, 2022

Welcome the Rev. Steven Balke

Canon for Outreach and Pastoral Care

As you all know, the Rev. Anna Broadbent is leaving St. James at the end of August, moving with Shawn and Yara to Washington DC, where she will be the new Associate Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Silver Spring.
 
We are delighted to announce that in August we will be welcoming the Rev. Steven Balke (pronounced ball-key), to St. James, to serve as Canon for Outreach and Pastoral Care. Steven has been serving as Rector at St. Stephen’s, Beaumont, in the diocese of Texas, and brings considerable experience of various social justice ministries, great skill as a preacher and teacher, and an infectious enthusiasm for sharing the gospel.
 

Steven is married to Katie, and they have three sons, Elliott (8), Owen (5), and Isaac (3). As part of our welcome to the Balkes, and to help them settle thoroughly and easily, arrangements have been made for them to live in the house known as the Deanery in Lincoln Park (which has already been vacated by the Barringtons). Steven and his family will be with us on Sunday September 4, and we look forward to welcoming them.

Author: Jocelyn Colao

St. James at Grant Park Music Festival

July 07, 2022

Come represent St. James Cathedral on the Pritzker Pavilion lawn for the Grant Park Music Festival Choral Spectacular concert on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. Many singers from our cathedral choir will be participating in this program, and we want to show them - and our city - that we are a church that supports music. We will meet at the Jay Pritzker Pavilon, bring some food and drink to share with friends and let's enjoy beautiful music together.
 
Program:
 Ēriks Ešenvalds - Stars
Ola Gjeilo - Dark Night of the Soul
Abbie Betinis - To the Evening Star
Eric Whitacre - Lux aurumque
Morten Lauridsen - Lux aeterna
Samuel Barber - Sure on this Shining Night
Author: Jocelyn Colao

Ascension Day Service

May 18, 2022

Join us for our Ascension Day Service on Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. (organ prelude at 6 p.m.). Ascension Day is one of the universally celebrated feasts of Christian churches. Director of Music Stephen Buzard plays “L’Ascension,” a meditation on Christ’s ascension by French composer Olivier Messiaen.

Author: Jocelyn Colao
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