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Concert at the Cathedral

concert_9119cThere is music in the air, and you are all invited to come hear it and spend a very enjoyable evening with the youth of our Diocese.

Some time ago when the youth leaders from St. Mark’s Cathedral, St. Stephen’s, and Epiphany and I were discussing ideas of how we can present offerings for all of our youth to work together, Bre Overton, the youth leader from the Cathedral, came up with a great idea. Her brother is a youth director at a church in southern Washington and he has a Christian band that he assembled. When our youth group was at the Cathedral last November for Evensong, we listened to the band’s first CD, and it was awesome. From that came the idea of presenting a band concert for all the youth in the Diocese. That band concert (and dinner) is this coming Saturday, February 15th, from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

We will meet in Bloedell Hall promptly at 5:00, and the evening will begin. Please feel free to bring your friends. It’s a wonderful opportunity to not only hear good music and mingle with our youth, but it is also something that everyone will enjoy. Our youth group will be in attendance, and they would love to see you there. The concert is free, but each person is asked to bring a non-perishable food item and to contribute $5.00 toward the cost of the pizza.

Another note about our youth group. Last Sunday they met at St. Stephen’s church in Laurelhurst and decorated Valentine cookies……over 100 cookies. St. Stephen’s took the ones they decorated to a retirement home, and we brought ours to St. Dunstan’s and gave them to our friends in Tent City 3. We were greeted with lots of “thank yous,” and the cookies were very colorful to say the least. Everyone had a blast decorating the cookies. Kudos to our young people for all the outreach work they are doing. They are making new friends and making a difference in people’s lives. I am so proud of all of them.

Put the concert on your calendar, and I hope we will see you this Saturday. If you have any questions, please let me know. There is also an article about it on the Cathedral web site.

Mary E. Pacher

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