|As I sit in my office during the day, I get to witness the many “comings and goings” that happen daily. I get to hear the children of Hope Day School playing underneath my office, as well as on the grounds of the Cathedral. I get to see the busy staff in their offices, collaborating on the many projects that help us achieve our mission and vision. I get to smell the cooking in the kitchen for the many feeding programs that we fund and operate every week. I get to see the many who come by to meet, seek counsel, rehearse, volunteer – and I get to walk the campus daily and experience the beauty of the many additions that have been made over the year.|
Today we made an addition to the Campus through the generous donation of a sculpture entitled, “Deconstructing Gutenberg.” It has been donated by local artist Melissa Drumm. “Deconstructing Gutenberg” was originally shown in the outdoor sculpture gallery at Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery on Commerce Street in Dallas. Welded from Iron, Aluminum and Copper to represent a Deconstructed Book folding off a printing press, as seen in the obsoletion or diminished study of reading in our culture. Gutenberg printed the first Bible which changed study and religion in the way it was taught and practiced.
I do hope that you will stop by and look at it next time you are on campus.
Improvements to the campus are always being made and we continue to negotiate and navigate city council departments and policies that will hopefully allow us to extend our driveway across the back of the IPC to link up the driveway off Cedar Springs. These conversations and plans continue but, it has not been an easy process. Much of this has to do with the way that we originally purchased the many lots that make up the Cathedral Campus – but we persevere.
It is all a part of the Rhythm of Life – the theme of the current sermon series that is contained in two parts: Breaking Old Rhythms and moving toward creating new ones. This Sunday we think about “Life Breaking Rhythms” and God’s presence in them. Amena Brown in her book, Breaking Old Rhythms asks us this question, “What do you do when things you can’t control change around you, leave you broken, wounded and shaken?” This is an important question and such circumstances can often challenge us in our spirit and in our faith, and it is a question we might ponder in our worship and in our small groups.
As we prepare to worship again this weekend, either in person or online, I want you to know that wherever you are on life’s journey, whatever rhythm your life is in right now, there is a place for you here and, exploring the campus at COH is a great way to break a rhythm, pause and find answers to some of life’s difficult questions.
See you Sunday, I hope!