August 3, 2017




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"A Growing community making disciples who love
and serve Christ and His world"

What comes to mind when you hear the word evangelism? People on street corners with signs telling passersby to repent? A colonial power demanding conquered peoples worship their God, not the one or ones they had looked to for centuries? Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has come up with a new definition. Here is what he said in an interview:
"One of the things that I'm aware of is that we hear the word evangelism and think automatically about someone telling somebody something that they'll change. But the truth is that evangelism is as much about listening as it is sharing. It involves two people actually sharing their lives with each other. They share their stories and a new story gets written. That's what evangelism is. It helps all of us find our way into a deeper relationship with God. And if there's a deeper relationship with God, there's going to be a deeper relationship with each other as well. It's more than just telling you how to get to heaven."
After a summer of discernment, the Potluck Dinner Church Ministry is excited to share with you more about a new ministry model for the fall! We are taking the dinner church and fellowship model that has been used at Trinity for large gatherings, and translating those servant leadership skills, creativity, and practice of deep presence in community into small group home and third places gatherings. We hope that each of you will prayerfully consider being involved. In the coming weeks we will publish a survey to get to know you and your interests better, as well as getting familiar with the area where you live, how far you would be willing to travel for a once a month gathering, and any other information you would like us to know. From there, we will prayerfully form small fellowship groups.
SAVE THE DATE: We will be hosting an informational luncheon on Sunday August 27th from 12:30-2:30 pm, in the Assembly Area. Come learn more about hosting and/or participating in small group dinner gatherings that are nourishing for our faith life and for those who are searching for community in theirs. We are encouraging these communities to meet outside of the confines of the Cathedral - in homes, parks, coffee shops, or anywhere you might feel comfortable gathering for fellowship.  These communities might share prayer, faith journeys, study scripture, or just really get to know each other.
For those who an have interest in hosting a group, there will be an Art of Hosting Leadership Training on Sunday September 10th from 12:30-2:30pm in the Assembly area. In this training you will learn and practice deep listening and collaborative facilitation skills. You will also get the opportunity to dive deep into community formation. We hope that this day will spark your imagination around how we can all form prayerful communities that feed our faith, and are intentionally open to welcoming our friends and neighbors who are curious about faith, but may not quite be ready to step foot in a church yet.
Now more than ever, we need community. We all need a place to come and be filled-whether it's a pew on Sunday mornings, a park bench, or a chair in someone's living room. If you are interested in the August 27th informational luncheon and/or the September 10th Art of Hosting training and lunch, please RSVP to Rev. Megan ASAP.
With faith, hope, and love,
The Dinner Church Leadership Circle
Susan Hotchkiss, Susan Bush, Mary Myrick, and Rev. Megan Anderson
In this edition....
Ushers Needed...
Box Tops for Education...
What's New in the Diocese...
Cathedral Bookshop...
The Reading Corner...
Cathedral Construction Update...
The Color of Law Book Review...
Voices of Faith...
Journey with Jesus...
This Sunday...
Movie Discussion Night...
Community Action...
Hunger Awareness...
Floyd School News...
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Ushers Needed
If you would like to help with our Ushering Ministry we have places for Ushers on the
  • Fourth Sunday at 9am 
  • Fifth Sunday at 9am

If you can help the Trinity Ushering Ministry please contact Kevin Donohue at 916-440-7735 orl or Randie Strike at 916-203-7586 or


Thank you for your help.

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

Classes Coming Up?
The Cathedral Bookshop can help you have the books you need for the class you have planned. Simply stop by, give us a call or send us an email and let us know the title and author of the book and how many copies you would like. You may pick them up or we can ship them to you. What could be easier? Please allow a two week lead time to complete your order and delivery.   

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
A journalist, historian, and poet got together to write We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel, the sad backstory of the 2015 shooting at a prayer meeting. Mother Emanuel AME Church is the oldest congregation in the deep South, fighting for freedom and civil rights but also for grace and understanding to transcend bigotry, fraud, hatred, racism, poverty, and misery. What an agenda.


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
Lunch Bunch...
Thursdays at Noon in the Conference Room
 We are reading Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help by Robert Lupton. This discussion goes 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
Writing Group... taking the rest of the summer off. 
We will resume meeting on September 14.
For information, contact June Gillam at
or Bruce Roy at
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  Centering Prayer
Tuesday's, 6-7pm,
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.
Major repairs continue at
Trinity Cathedral
Please be aware of major ongoing repairs. Fenced and taped areas are set up to protect all from potential harm and decreases the potential for injury and liability. The Cathedral thanks the contractors and the workers for ensuring a safe environment while repairs are being made.

The Facilities Committee met on July 25th to prioritize repairs and provide an update to ongoing repair issues.

Based on an inspection done by Sacramento Glass Works, the Facilities Committee and the Vestry believe that the stained glass "Rose" window located at the south end of the Cathedral is in dire need of being stabilized before major damage occurs. 
The work will begin shortly to remove and repair the widow, install temporary glass then return the window with a polycarbonate cover. Sacramento Glass Works will be working inside and outside to remove the window and scaffolding will be built near the window.  This will require the back choir bench to be moved and the area will be treated as a construction site until the window has been removed.  Please be aware of the significant ongoing work at the south end of the Cathedral. Cleaning the window and returning it for installation will take several weeks.  The window will be installed from the outside, so we anticipate the scaffolding inside the Cathedral will be taken down after the window has been removed.

Construction is continuing in the Great Hall and new pipes will soon replace the deteriorated pipes which no longer are functioning.  The secondary set of sewer pipes leading out from the bathrooms have been found to be in an unsatisfactory condition and plans for replacing of those pipes as well has begun. 
The Committee did receive good news this week.  The original grease trap has been located and has been cleaned out.  This discovery has brought the Cathedral a savings in not having to install a new grease trap.

The Committee will continue to post updates.
Bill Shane, Member
Facilities Committee
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government
Segregated America
By Richard Rothstein

Review by Shireen Miles

Intrigued by an interview with the author on NPR, I ordered two copies of this book, one for myself, and one as a gift for Mayor Steinberg, because I know that economic justice and housing policy are among his highest priorities.

Follow this link if you'd like to read more.
Voices of Faith
Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Assembly Area

August 3 -- Presented by Julie Montgomery-Ott, Mona Tawatao and Sarah Torres: These three speakers will address Immigration concerns in our communities and in our country. Discussion topics will range from the dynamics of farm labor and the challenges that farmworkers face as immigrant workers, to ad-dressing fears in the migrant community about seeking food assistance and medical care due to current government policies and messages. There will be much more including Mona sharing personal experience about growing up with immigrant parents and how that has shaped her career.

August 10 --
Presented by Derek Murray and Bruce Roy
Poems, Prayers and Promises: The Music of Our Lives
Do you ever get an ear worm? You know, that tune that just keeps playing in your mind that you can't easily ignore. What's your favorite lyric and/or melody, or are there just too many good songs in your memory bank to choose from. Whether you most love gospel or rock, soul or opera, jazz or classical, folk or bluegrass, come share with us your feelings about the songs of your life. Do musical themes ride with you in your car or in your ear buds on a long walk?  Come join us for a fun evening of music appreciation of all kinds, including yours. Tell us your story about that special movie soundtrack or musical score that tugs at your heartstrings. Or just sit back and relax and let ex-DJ Derek Murray and music aficionado Bruce Roy spin some tales about the sacred and the profane in the world of music. If you'd like to play "show and tell," bring a favorite LP record or CD to share with the group. Our turntable awaits. Your ears and your soul will love it.

Follow this link for the full schedule through August 31.
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!

This Sunday - August 6

Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Summer Celebration Choir sings "Muchos Resplandores" by Pablo D. Sosa & Skinner Chavez-Melo. 

11:15 am - The Summer Cathedral Choir sings "Benedictus es, Domine" by John Rutter.
Canon David Link plays music by Cesar Franck.
Newcomers' Group
Meets at 10:15 in Room F.
A group will discuss Living With Change.

Contact is Randie Strike: ;  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:

Next Week and Beyond... 

movie-items-lg.jpgMovie Discussion Night
at the Cathedral
Wednesday, August 9, 7pm, Conference Room
Join us for a provocative discussion based on a 20 minute video that seeks to challenge and strengthen our faith. All are welcome.
Sacramento ACT Community Action
Wednesday, August 23

All Trinity Cathedral members and friends are invited to join us at St. Mark's United Methodist Church at 2391 St. Marks Way from 7 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, August 23rd for a Community Action meeting sponsored by Sacramento Area Congregations Together (Sacramento ACT). The focus will be: "Homelessness:  Where do we go from here?"

Follow this link to

For more information or to RSVP, contact Shireen Miles at or (916) 203-5595.  Click here for a printable flyer.
~~Submitted by Shireen Miles


Hunger Awareness in America Exhibit

Friday, August 25 through Wednesday, August 30

at Congregation B'nai Israel

3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento 95818


Join us and embark on a 45 minute experience that will challenge your beliefs about who in America struggles with hunger and why. 


Reserve your free tickets by following this link.


For a printable poster with more information follow this link.

Floyd School News

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 Save the Date!

The start of school is coming soon, August 31, and

we need your help to make Back to School a success!

First we need gently used children's clothing and new underwear for the clothes closet.

We need food items for the Back Snack program.
Peanut butter, Raman noodles, fruit cups, tuna, Mac and cheese, granola bars, oatmeal packets.

2016 Trinity 'Welcome Back' Cheerleaders

We need your enthusiasm on August 31st  to welcome  the children Back to School. This is the easy part. We need you at the school from 8:00 to 9:00 am. We have pompoms and pennants to help us welcome them. We all had a fun time last year and this will be even better so please come to cheer them on.

Hope you will enjoy the summer but please start thinking about the children at Floyd School as we start anew year.


Canon Nancy Tennyson

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