July 20, 2017

 

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL 

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"A Growing community making disciples who love
and serve Christ and His world"
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I am confident that I am a Priest in the Episcopal church today because of Episcopal summer camp and youth events. While I was raised in the church since infancy, I was always the shy kid who found great connection with God in worship, but wanted nothing more than to hide behind my mom at coffee hour. My whole world changed with one invitation. A church member serving on the Diocesan Youth Team invited me to be a part of the Convention Youth Event Leadership Team. For reasons beyond my understanding, my shy self said yes! While it took a few weeks, I began to come out of my shell. I found accepting and meaningful Christian community with other young people. It was truly amazing because my local church did not have a critical mass to gather people my age in this way. In this process, I found my voice and I began to use it among the community of shared leadership. This experience propelled me into heavy involvement with regional and national events throughout high school and college. I was also fortunate to call Camp Noel Porter my second home for 10 years. I first went as a camper, then went on to be a counselor, then served as a staff member. Of all my childhood friends, I still keep in contact with my camp friends the most! In fact, I officiated at the marriage of two of them this February.
 
The good news is that these vital programs for young people are still available. This past June, Rev. Kathy and I accompanied 8 young people from Trinity on the Diocesan Pathways Youth Pilgrimage trip. We joined 45 participants in creating community, exploring creation care, and racial reconciliation in the Central Valley. In July, one of our youth group members at Trinity joined the Diocesan group that attended the triennial Episcopal Youth Event in Oklahoma. On top of all of this good news, many of our young people are also attending Camp Galilee, an Episcopal summer camp on Lake Tahoe, this summer. I am inspired and renewed when I experience these young people forming deep Christian community and growing in their faith and leadership.
 
Are you ready for more good news?! You can help support these wonderful ministries in a few ways. First, we have several young people who are in need of scholarships to make attending these events possible. If you are able to help, please make a check out to Trinity Cathedral, with "The Hopes and Dreams Fund" in the memo line. Any amount really helps. Secondly, when you see them around church, ask some young people about their summers and their involvement in these ministries. They have some great stories. You can also look on Trinity's Facebook Page, and in past E-News Articles, for pictures and stories. Lastly, keep all of these programs and people in your prayers.
 
With great hope and prayers,
 
Megan +
 
The Rev. Megan Anderson
Missioner of Fresh Expressions
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento 
In this edition....
Floyd School...
Cathedral Bookshop...
The Reading Corner...
Bishop's Holy Land Pilgrimage...
Ongoing...
Great Hall Update...
Members of Trinity Cathedral...
Episcopalian Nuns and Monks?...
Voices of Faith...
Journey with Jesus...
Timothy Swank Memorial...
This Sunday...
Cleo Wipff Memorial...
Una Voce...
Selwyn College Choir...
e-News Submission Guildlines...
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Floyd School Children's Closet Needs Some Volunteers 

 

We need some volunteers to help sort clothes for the clothes closet on Tuesday Mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  The school is open but the office might not be.  Go through the gate near the cafeteria and head for Room 14. Josephine Hein and Ann Hall will be glad for your help.


Thank you,
Canon Nancy Tennyson

Cathedral Bookshop  
  
  Bookshop Hours
Tue, Wed, Thu:
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Phone: 916-442-9194 

The Reading Corner...

There's always something new in our library, which you can check out on the SECOND and FOURTH Sundays of the month.     ~~Phyllis Ehlert
 
Ken Annan writes Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, and Walking Humbly in the World as a guide for people who, like him, want to make a difference in the world but get discouraged because of slow progress. He says that Christians have been called to this challenge and must persevere. Here he shares practices that he has found useful.
Bishop's 2018
Holy Land Pilgrimage

A Holy Land pilgrimage open to everyone in the Diocese from  January 24 - February 3, 2018 . The price (including airfare, room, board, and gratuities) is $4,295.  
 
Important Notice: Your booking form and $500 deposit are due on 
July 24, 2017
  
For more information and for a downloadable brochure, follow this link.

Ongoing... 

Tuesday Morning Group (TMG)
Meets every Tuesday at 10:00am in the
Conference Room
 
You are invited to join the TMG in the Conference Room at 10:00 am on Tuesday mornings. Currently we are reading through Proverbs and, as Lynell told us it would be, it's a hoot. We read different translations which help us get different points of view.
In September we will read Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life . This will also be a Thursday Night at the Cathedral offering - but if you can't make it then please join us on Tuesday mornings.
 
If you have any questions contact Susan Hotchkiss.
Traveling Bible Study and 
 Spirituality Group
Trinity young adults (20s-30s) meet twice a month on Sunday afternoons for lunch, fellowship, and bible study around town.
 
The group also has community service opportunities and other social gatherings. If you would like to join the email list, email Rev. Megan at megan@trinitycathedral.org
Lunch Bunch...
 
Thursdays at Noon in Room F
 
The Bishop suggests reading Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help by Robert Lupton. There has been a lot of positive feedback on the book and Eileen Harvey-Qualset will facilitate this discussion through August 10th.
 
Bring a lunch, bring a friend, and join in!
Copies are available in the Cathedral Bookshop.
 
 If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Pamela Anderson at pamela@trinitycathedral.org
 
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Writing Group
Meets on Thursdays from 
3:00-4:30pm in the
Conference Room

Anyone can write and everyone is welcome. Come check us out.
 
For information, contact June Gillam at gorillagirlink@gmail.com
or Bruce Roy at barinsac@comcast.net

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  Centering Prayer
Tuesday's, 6-7pm,
and
Thursday's, Noon-1:00pm
Cathedral East Transept
 
Centering Prayer is a method of meditation that helps quiet the mind and participate in God's presence.
Update on the Great Hall

The next phase of repairs at the Cathedral has begun!  Today, workers began cutting the concrete to give plumbers access to the lines which have been compromised under the Kitchen and Great Hall floors. This piece of the overall project should be completed by August 4th.  During this time, we ask that everyone use the Capitol Ave. entrance to the Cathedral and stay out of the affected areas of construction.

Fortunately, we will still be able to use the Nursery and the west entrance into the Cathedral.  

If someone in your family has mobility issues, please use the "Loading Zone" in front of the church to drop off parishioners and use the entrance by the Nursery to avoid
the front steps.

It's a privilege to be part of a community of faith committed to tending to the needs of these beautiful buildings for future generations.
  
Blessings,
Lynell+
The Rev. Canon Lynell Walker
Dear Members of Trinity Cathedral,
Thomas Pearson and family.
My name is Thomas Pearson. I am looking for help for my family (shown in the picture) to find a place to live.
 
Currently I am working for River City Food Bank as a driver. I work with Mike Platz and Tracy Bieberly, both custodians at Trinity Cathedral. I am the only one in our family who is currently working. My fiancé is recovering from some health problems. We are not looking for a hand out; just a hand up to find a place. We are hoping to find a home with at least two bedrooms. We have the deposit covered for a rental. However, finding a place has been an ordeal. We have been looking since January. We've invested a lot of money in Motel 6's.
 
I've spent most of my life helping and/or protecting people. Right now, my beloved family needs assistance in finding a place to live. I can be reached at: (862) 888-5166.
 
Thank you in advance for your help. May God bless you.
 
Thomas G. Pearson III
Sepria S Gasaway
Episcopalian nuns and monks?
Who knew that the Episcopal Church had a monastic side? I have to admit that I sure didn't. In fact, I discovered quite by accident one night a few years ago when something stirred me to type "Episcopal nuns" into my internet search engine. My search that night expressed more of what I thought was just wishful thinking...but boy was I ever blown away when up popped a website that listed 18 religious orders and 14 Christian communities within the Episcopal Church!
Ever since that night, I have been on a journey of discernment that has taken me to the Community of St. Francis in San Francisco, to the Order of St. Helena in Georgia/South Carolina, and more recently to the Companions of St. Luke in Missouri-from communities that are "traditional, residential" (living in a convent) to communities that are "dispersed" (carrying the monastery in their hearts). While I was in Missouri in May, I entered into the first stage of formation to become a vowed member in the Companions of St. Luke, a dispersed Benedictine community of monastics. The name of this first phase is "postulancy" and it is a time of intense study and prayer during which I and the brothers and sisters in the community actively hold the question (and postulate) about whether my vocation really does lay on this path with them. At the end of this year of postulancy, if we all feel that this path may be the one for me, then I will be clothed (in habit) as a novice and begin the second phase of formation. Long story short, if I continue down the path, it takes six years of continual prayer, study, projects and formation before life vows are taken. And while parts of me are a bit overwhelmed (and still in disbelief that I may actually become a nun of all things!), I am working to just keep breathing and to trust that God will let me know what I need to know when I need to know it. 
Thanks Trinity for all your support and love!
Kelly Dunlap, p/OSB
Follow this link for more about Episcopal religious orders: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/religious-orders-and-faith-communities
Voices of Faith
Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Assembly Area

July 20 -- Susan Hotchkiss presents " 'Called by the Spirit' - Women of the Protestant Reformation" 

The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is being celebrated this year. Come and hear about how the event affected women, some quite well known such as Elizabeth I of England, many more just living out their lives as mothers, wives and witnesses of this earth shaking experience.
 
July 27 -- Presented by Wanda Arnold: "Long Silence" This is a true story about a part of the author's life that changed everything. This is a story about her early childhood on her grandparents' farm and about all the stolen years that came after. A story about betrayal, sex, fear, anger, hatred, alienation, redemption, and love.

This is a story about the ways in which unthinking acts of sexual abuse and emotional cruelty can change an otherwise eager, loving, and creative child into a terrified, secretive, and silent creature. It is about the burden of secrets and lies and how it can corrupt a life and percolate through the generations. The author takes us on a journey through the years of abuse, through coming of age in the turbulent 1960s, through motherhood and beyond, into uncharted territory.

The story of the author's pilgrimage is meant as a gift to readers who have experienced sexual abuse. It is not a how-to or a recipe for sanity and success. It is a call to action. It is also an affirmation of our lives, of the hard-won ability to move beyond pain and mere survival to lives of meaning and joy.
 
Follow this link for the full schedule through August 31.
JOURNEY WITH JESUS
Thursdays at 7:00pm
in the Conference Room
 
Journey with Jesus continues through the summer on Thursday evenings 7:00 PM in the Conference Room. Journey with Jesus is a small group Bible Study that focuses on the Sunday Gospel passage. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Timothy Swank Memorial Service
Saturday, July 22 at 1:00pm

There will be a Memorial Service at Trinity Cathedral for Tim Swank son of Bud Swank on Saturday, July 22 at 1 pm.  There will be a reception afterwards in the upstairs Assembly area. An elevator is available.

This Sunday - July 23

Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Summer Celebration Choir sings "All who hunger, gather gladly" by Sylvia Dunstan & Southern Harmony. 

11:15 am - The Summer Cathedral Choir sings "All my hope on God, is founded" music by Herbert Howells with words by Robert Bridges. 
 
Canon David Link plays music by Herbert Howells.
Newcomers' Group
Meets at 10:15 in Room F.
   
A new group begins with Introductions.

Contact is Randie Strike: randie.trinity@gmail.com ;  916-446-2513
Sunday Morning
Summer Meditation Experience

Continuing through the end of August, 10:30-11:00 am in the Conference Room

Whether you have never meditated before, or whether you meditate all the time, these gathering are for you! Rev. Megan will guide the group in a different practice each session. There will be time for discussion and questions after each practice. If you have questions please contact Rev. Megan: megan@trinitycathedral.org

Next Week and Beyond... 

 

Cleo Wipff

Cleo Wipff

Memorial Service

 

There will be a Memorial Service at Trinity Cathedral to bless the ashes of Cleo Wipff (Dale Reinhard's mother) on Saturday, July 29 at 1 pm.  Everyone is invited. There will be a reception afterwards in the upstairs Assembly area.

Una Voce sings at Trinity Cathedral

On Sunday, July 30th, the Una Voce women's choir will sing for the 11:15 am Eucharist. Included will be "Sicut Cervus" by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and "Agnus Dei" by Ivo Antongini. We look forward to having Una Voce with us! 

(NOTE: There will be no Summer Cathedral Choir this day at the 11:15 service.)

The Choir of

Selwyn College, Cambridge

at Trinity Cathedral 


The concert held at Trinity Cathedral featuring the choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, England, was a huge success. Approximately three-hundred people enjoyed an entirely a-capella program of music from across four centuries. The choir sang superbly, with both subtlety and fire, bringing the audience to their feet in a well-deserved ovation.

We would like to thank everyone at the Cathedral who opened their homes for the visiting students. I have heard reports from both sides, that it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our visitors got to enjoy many Sacramento landmarks including Old Sacramento, the Railroad Museum, the State Capitol, and the State Fair. And the summer heat for which we are famed!

Canon David Link

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