June 29, 2017




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It seems like the world is running at one million miles a minute. It's hard to go even a few minutes without being exposed to a steady stream of news, exciting developments, terrifying violence, and general overwhelm. This is only one layer of chaos in our lives.
With summer now in full swing, I imagine your schedules and priorities might be shifting. Whether this change is joyful or chaotic, change impacts us at many levels.
What helps you stay grounded and connected in God's presence and love?
One spiritual practice that really nourishes my life is meditation. I practice many forms; from quiet sitting, to sacred chanting, to movement meditation. Last summer, I led a meditation series for the first time. It was amazing to practice in a great diverse group of people, and then discuss together what we noticed. I am excited to offer this experience again this summer!
From July 9th through the end of August I will be hosting a series on meditation every Sunday from 10:30-11:00am upstairs in Room J. Each Sunday we will explore a different practice. All are welcome! Please email me with any questions: megan@trinitycathedral.org . I hope to see you at the first gathering!

The Rev. Megan Anderson
Missioner of Fresh Expressions
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
In this edition....
Cathedral Bookshop...
The Reading Corner...
Need Room to Rent...
Bishop's Holy Land Pilgrimage...
Thank you!...
Voices of Faith...
Journey with Jesus...
This Sunday...
July 4 Service...
No Ministry Teams.
Trinity Hike...
Women's Fellowship Potluck...
Summer Meditation Experience...
Monastery & Winery Tour...
Cambridge University Choir...
TREE Tip...
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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 Sunday of the month.     ~~Phyllis Ehlert
Aimed at upper elementary grades, The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman literally opens with the protagonist in a dung heap and goes up from there! Cushman has written several amusing and yet informative books set in the Medieval period when the church was a major force in
Europe. Her portrayal of the homeless waif is funny, wise and compassionate, as the child earns a name and place in the world.
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.


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...
...is on break.
If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Pamela Anderson at pamela@trinitycathedral.org
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,
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.
When the weather exceeds 105 degrees, the City of Sacramento opens "cooling centers". These are locations where people who would otherwise be out on the scorching streets have a cool place to go. Trinity is one of those locations. In order to be open, we need to have at least one person from Trinity be on-site. Because of our amazing people who volunteered to be here, we were able to be open all week. THANK-YOU!
In addition to thanking everyone who volunteered to be here, I want to extend gratitude to Jerry Pare, the office staff, and John Kraynak who worked to organize the volunteers on short notice. You guys rock!
Deacon Donna
PS - I am looking for someone to coordinate these efforts going forward. They occur 2-3 times in the summer and 1-2 times in the winter, but usually on short notice. If you have organizational skills, perhaps this is the ministry for you! Contact me at d_arellano@sbcglobal.net.
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.
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 - July 2

Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Summer Celebration Choir leads the congregation in singing "All are welcome!" by Marty Haugen. 

11:15 am - The Summer Cathedral Choir sings "A New Commandment" by Malcolm Archer. 
Canon David Link plays music by William S. Lloyd-Webber.
Newcomers' Group
Meets in Room F at 10:15am
The group will discuss Resources for Next Steps.
Contact is Randie Strike: randie.trinity@gmail.com ;  916-446-2513

Next Week and Beyond... 

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Tuesday, July 4 at 10:00am
Trinity Cathedral will have a church service on July 4th at 10:00 a.m. in thanksgiving for our freedom. The service will be followed by a pie and ice cream reception! Please join us and bring a pie to share.
NO Ministry Team Dinner or Meetings
On Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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.
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.
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
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+)


By Gayann Barnsley White

The following information is taken from the June 2017 "Explore and Progress" section of the National Geographic Magazine.

Water is pouring out of the sunny sky thanks to start-up "Zero Mass Water," which invented a solar panel system to turn the air's moisture into potable drinking water.  Each panel can produce five liters of water a day.  These panels have already been installed in five thirsty countries.

Solar-powered, minuscule backpacks are transforming Dragonflies into tiny drones.  These devices, developed for the Dragonflyl Eye Project are strapped onto the insects and then steer them by manipulating their nervous systems.  Dragonflies can fly for thousands of miles and gather data that is out of reach using standard, technical data-gathering tools.

Using the June 2017 National Geographic Magazine for the information, try to answer the following questions:
  1. Name the top 10 innovations in science.
  2. Who first invented flyable airplanes?  Alexander Graham Bell or the Wright Brothers? Or was it someone else?
  3. What is a Lava Tube?  Where are they being explored these days?
  4. What is a Nodosaur?  Where was one found recently?  Why is the discovery important to science?
  5. Why do people lie?  Give 4 main reasons.
Some "water facts" to think about:
  1. 2,200 children die every day because of lack of clean water.
  2. Residents in Madagascar live on only ½ liter of water a day.
  3. Dirty water kills more people every year than all forms of violence and war.
  4. Women in developing countries are responsible for collecting 72% of all water.
  5. In many developing countries, women make the biggest difference in whether or not a water project is successful because they perform major responsibilities every day. (Robert Owens, Water Economist, 2017)
  6. Water management committees in developing areas are most often untrained, and as a result, rural pilot water projects are usually abandoned or broken.  (Robert Owens, Water Economist, 2017)

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