July 6, 2017

 

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and serve Christ and His world"
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Jerry Pare

Journey to Baptismal Living - Show us the Way!

You and I and many other members of Trinity spent a lot of time this past Lent looking at the Baptismal Covenant.  We reflected on five questions that are part of the Covenant:
  • Will you continue in the apostle's teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
  • Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
  • Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
  • Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
  • Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
Five questions; five sermons; five weeks of small and large group reflection on what we commit to when we proclaim, "I WILL, WITH GOD'S HELP!" in response to each question.

This past week, Pamela Anderson, Kelly Mieske and I had the opportunity to participate in a conference put on by Journey to Baptismal Living (JBL). For more on the work of JBL follow this link. JBL focuses on how we form adults seeking baptism and all of us who continually renew our baptismal covenant.  (All of us who try to live our answers to those five questions.)  Trinity's "Journey with Jesus" team both contributes to and learns a great deal from other members of this organization.

We heard from four amazing speakers, representing three of the denominations represented in JBL:  Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and Episcopalian.  Diana Macalintal and Nick Wagner were the Roman Catholic representatives.  They founded and run TeamRCIA to guide Roman Catholic parishes in their RCIA (catechumenate) ministry.  Paul Galbreath, a theologian teaching at Union Presbyterian Seminary, provided a rigorous critique of the way the Roman Catholics talk about this catechumenate ministry.  (Since Jean Calvin's reforms, Presbyterians have had many issues with the Roman Catholic perspective.)  Donald Schell, presented the middle path that we Episcopalians try to travel.

St. Gregory of Nyssa food pantry
Donald Schell is the co-founder of St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco.  St. Gregory's is known nationally for its Outreach ministry (read Eat this Bread by Sara Miles) as well as its church architecture.  The church, both in the building and the people, embody the response of "We will, with God's help!" that is our response to the five Covenant questions.  (Go to www.saintgregorys.org for more on this amazing parish.  The picture at right is of their food pantry/sanctuary.)  For me, the opportunity to spend time with Rev. Schell was the highlight of the conference.

While St. Gregory's does not have a formal catechumenate process like Trinity's "Journey with Jesus," they live the Baptismal Covenant in a very intentional way.  That way includes welcoming and embracing the stranger.  That way often results in the stranger's becoming a newcomer who joins in at the Sunday table.  That way leads many newcomers to baptism and fuller membership in St. Gregory's and in the whole Body of Christ.

Pamela, Kelly and I have returned from this conference with many ideas on how we can continue to improve Journey with Jesus as we, with your prayers, support and assistance, prepare newcomers to answer with gusto those five covenant questions with "We will, with God's help!"
 
Blessings,
Jerry+

Jerry Par é
Director of "Journey with Jesus"
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
 
In this edition....
Cathedral Bookshop...
The Reading Corner...
Need Room to Rent...
Bishop's Holy Land Pilgrimage...
Ongoing...
Parishioner Needs Assistance...
Voices of Faith...
Journey with Jesus...
Trinity Hike...
Women's Fellowship Potluck...
This Sunday...
Summer Meditation Experience...
Monastery & Winery Tour...
Cambridge University Choir...
e-News Submission Guildlines...
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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
 
Hiding in the Light by Fatima Rifqa Bary is the true and frightening story of a young Muslim girl, who decided at the age of twelve to convert to Christianity. She made news in 2009, when she left home, claiming her father had abused her and threatened to kill her because of her Christian faith. The event sparked debate on the role of women in Islam. The author remains in hiding today.
A Trinity parishioner is looking for a ROOM to RENT in a home.  If you have a room for rent or know anyone who does please call Nancy at 916 420-8476.
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.

For more information and for a downloadable brochure, follow this link.

Ongoing... 

The Tuesday Morning Group
 

The Tuesday Morning Group (TMG) meets at 10:00am in the Trinity Conference Room.

 

All are welcome.  Contact Susan Hotchkiss

susan_hotchkiss1@hotmail.com with any questions.

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...
 
...r esumes
Thursday, July 13, 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 for a five-week series from July 13th 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

The Trinity Icon
  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.
Parishioner Needs Assistance 
Coming to Church

Lou Petrasek
Lou Petrasek is a resident at the Chateau at 2701 Capitol Avenue, just across the street from Trinity.  He would like to come to church at the 9 AM service on Sundays.  He has been a long time member at Trinity and was baptized here in 2011. The Chateau would like Lou to have an escort to and from church on Sunday mornings.  His Apartment is #411.  Since I have been unable to locate anyone to escort Lou back and forth across the street he has been unable to come to church for about 2 months now. If you or a group of you would be able to take on the responsibility of escorting Lou back and forth across the street on Sunday mornings both Lou and I would be so appreciative.  Lou is deaf and therefore doesn't have a phone etc.  I will let him know thru the Chateau if you are able to bring Lou to church.  Contact me at anytime by email or on my cell phone, 916-203-7586.

Thank you,

Randie

Randie Strike
Newcomer Volunteer Coordinator
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
Voices of Faith
Beginning July 6 at 7:00pm in the Assembly Area
 
July 6 -- Presented by Deacon Donna Arellano who will share her stories and show photos of her recent trip to Israel and Palestine.
 
July 13 -- One of the most important composers of church music in the twentieth century, Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983) was a contemporary of the more famous Vaughan-Williams and Holst. His prodigious output includes evening canticle settings for virtually every important English Cathedral and Collegiate choir, which are cornerstones of the Anglican choral repertoire. His music would certainly figure into the "top ten" of most church choral conductors, including Canon Link, who attributes wanting to be choral conductor to Howells' music!  Join us as we explore the music of this brilliant composer!

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!
Hiking Trinity Hike: Lower Echo Lake Trail
Saturday, July 8
 
Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 5
 
The Lower Echo Lake Trail off Hwy 50 in Eldorado County is a moderate hike 3 miles long. It is about 1 ¾ hr. drive from Trinity and there is an $8 charge for the water taxi that brings us back from the north shore of the lake. Bring plenty of water and snacks/lunch and don't forget your sunscreen. We'll meet in front of Trinity at 8:00, arrange carpools and leave promptly so we can be on the trail by 10:00.  RSVP: Jackie McGrath, 712-6561, jackiewmcgrath@gmail.com.
WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP POTLUCK BRUNCH
 
Saturday, July 8, 10:00 am to Noon in Room F
 
Rosemary Braxton
Rosemary Braxton will talk to us about three women in the Bible whose lives have meaning for us today in their Strength, Courage and Endurance. The women Rosemary has chosen to bring to us are Jockebed, Esther and Lydia. Please come and join us for an interesting talk and discussion.

This Sunday - July 9

Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Summer Celebration Choir sings "We shall rise again" by Jeremy Young. 

11:15 am - The Summer Cathedral Choir sings "I heard the Voice of Jesus" by Thomas Tallis. 
 
Canon David Link plays music by William H. Harris.
Newcomers' Group
Meets in the Cathedral at 10:15am
   
There will be a tour of the Cathedral at 10:15 AM (or after the 9 AM Service) today.  All are welcome to join the tour, especially, Newcomers and visitors.  We will tour the sanctuary, the sacristies, the east and west transepts and the nave.  We will end at the steps on Capitol Avenue.
If you don't know where these places are come to the tour and find out. 

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

Starting Sunday July 9th and Continuing through the end of August, 10:30-11:00 am in Room J

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... 

Writer's Group

 

The Writer's Group will not meet on Thursday, July 13. 

Otherwise, we are on for all weeks in the summer, until further notice.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
 
The monastery grounds
 
The Sacred Stones at the Monastery

Special tour arranged for Trinity Cathedral members and friends to a Benedictine order monastery located just south of Chico, CA.  Cost of event $65 per person.

Reservation DEADLINE is Monday, July 10.
Please send checks only made out to:
DAVLO Tours, 6298 So. Land Park Drive,
Sacramento 95831

For specific information please call
David Warren at 916-422-6330

Please include your name, address and phone number
with your check. Thank you.
  
Click here for more detailed information...
Cambridge University Choir
at Trinity Cathedral
Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30pm

The Chapel Choir of the Selwyn College, Cambridge, England, will appear in concert at Trinity Cathedral on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:30 pm. We are very excited to host this fine choir in their first west coast tour. The choir is conducted by Sarah MacDonald, who is the first woman to hold the post of Director of Music at an Oxbridge chapel!
 
Many of you will remember the last Cambridge chapel choir to sing here (Trinity College), which was perhaps the finest choral singing we've experienced in our Cathedral (which is saying something!). We anticipate this concert to be equally thrilling, so mark the date on your calendar, and plan to join us. Included will be music by Thomas Tallis, Michael Praetorius, Anton Bruckner, Gustav Holst, and many others.

The suggested donation is $15 general, and $10 for students & seniors (62+)

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