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July 11, 2019 announcements
This Week's Commentary 
The Very Rev. Troy Mendez, Dean

July 11, 2019

I exhort the leaders among you to tend the flock of God
that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under
compulsion but willingly, as God would have you do
it-not for sordid gain but eagerly. Do not lord it over
those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. 
                                                               --  1 Peter 5:1-3
Trinity Cathedral is a vibrant community, full of ministries that help our congregation find transformation in Christ through worship, fellowship and service. Every year, new programs and ministries emerge, and the changing needs of the cathedral community and our neighborhood call us to reflect, evaluate, and plan for the program year. Your clergy and staff will be engaging that specific type of work today.
Reflecting, evaluating, and planning are of vital importance for such a thriving community. Throughout the year, many people offer comments, concerns, and reflections. On a regular basis, your cathedral chapter provides the dean and the staff input on how we do what we do. Often, your clergy and staff solicit feedback from you. Now is the time when all of that input converges into new ideas, new plans, and new opportunities for our future together. On behalf of all of the clergy and staff, thank you for your observations and feedback. It is extremely helpful to us!
Today will be an eventful day. The clergy and staff will wrestle with juggling a complex schedule of liturgies, events, classes, service projects, holiday festivals, and administrative logistics. Our mission and ministry is of utmost importance, and our collective spiritual well-being is crucial to ensuring that Trinity continues to open our doors to all people in our community. The cathedral programs are for all to enjoy, not just some. This requires careful and thoughtful planning.
Your cathedral dean (Troy Mendez) and clergy team (Holly Herring, David Chavez, and Myra Kingsley) as well as our outstanding staff (Erik Goldstrom, Cheryl Hamati, Gary Gorman, Cliff Golden, Dennis Manuelito, and Clarissa Kubat) all make the cathedral the special place that it is today.  They are bringing their hearts and souls into their work today, and together, we will share our plans for the following program year.
Please keep everyone in your prayers, as we invite the presence of the Holy Spirit to equip us with ideas, inspiration, and new pathways to experiencing God's love in Jesus Christ. We aim to dedicate our time together to accomplish what will set us on a good footing for our new program year. Above anything else, your prayers help all of us connect to the mutual work that the people of Trinity Cathedral are doing alongside the presence of the Living God in our world. Praying for us will connect us all together as we embark on this serious, yet joy-filled work.
Finally, get ready for a wonderful program year! The opportunities to worship, to experience wonder, to learn, to gather and celebrate our community, and to serve those in need will be more robust and comprehensive than the people of Trinity Cathedral have seen for many years. Our work "welcoming all to be transformed in Christ, through worship, fellowship, and service," will never conclude, but the windows of opportunity will expand and even more portions of our cathedral family will be drawn into our life and ministry together. We live in exciting times, and I am personally thankful you are accompanying us in all we do.
In Christ's peace and love,
Back-to-School Backpacks DUE Sunday

Please bring your tag and your "filled" backpack to the Cathedral by THIS Sunday, July 21.  Place your backpack in the bin at the front desk.

Our goal is that we want to make sure that every 1st grader at Garfield Elementary starts the school year knowing how much Trinity Cathedral cares!

Any questions email The Rev. Myra Kingsley, Deacon at 

You too can be a hero for the kids at Garfield Elementary School!!
Blessing of the Backpacks

On Sunday, July 21, please join us as we bless backpacks for the 1st grade classes at Garfield Elementary during our regular services.

Thank you for your generosity and love for the kids in our neighborhood!
Community Luncheon THIS Sunday

It's summertime, summer time, sum-sum-summertime!   Join us for a community meal after church on Sunday, July 21st!

As is our custom, the Cathedral is pleased to provide entrees and beverage refreshments.  We need you to bring salads, sides, and desserts.

Our meal will begin after the 10:00 a.m. Eucharists end (so, right around 11:00 a.m., for our 8:00 a.m. friends who will be returning to join us).

Contact Clarissa at (602) 254-7126 or to sign up to assist with set-up, tear down, and clean up.

See you on Sunday, July 21.
Wednesday 12:10 pm service

Wednesday 12:10 p.m. Eucharists will go on hiatus during the month of July.

Due to road construction in July, the cathedral will not hold the Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. service.

The cathedral is ALWAYS open for prayer and reflection during business hours each week, and of course our Sunday worship times will remain the same during the summer (8:00 a.m. and  10:00 a.m.).   
The Ordination of The Rev. Tanya Watt

By the Grace of God and with the consent of the People, The Rt Rev Jennifer A Reddall, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona will ordain Tanya Chere Watt to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine's, 1735 S College Ave, Tempe.

Your prayers and presence are requested.                                              Reception following.
August 11 Ice Cream Social

Meet our Garfield Elementary School partners and find out what Trinity Cathedral and our community partners are doing in the neighborhood for our kids!

Join us for Ice Cream and all the toppings in Atwood Hall after the 10:00 a.m. service.

Questions email The Rev. Myra Kingsley, Deacon at
Extra Special July Birthdays

               Grace Burns                                       Sylvia Keith

July is a very special month for birthdays at Trinity Cathedral.

Grace Burns will celebrate her 96th birthday on July 15, and Sylvia Keith will celebrate her 98th on July 23rd.

Happy Birthday to Grace, and Sylvia!!!
Summer Choir Continues!

With the cathedral choir on recess, the Summer Choir will sing through Sunday, July 28.  Summer Choir is open to EVERYONE!  All you need to do is show up in the choir area during these Sundays at 9:15 AM sharp for a quick rehearsal.  We will then sing for the service at 10:00 AM.  For more information, please see Erik Goldstrom.
Heat Relief Network 2019

This summer, the Cathedral will partner with the Maricopa Association of Governments to support a "Heat Relief" network providing hydration stations, heat refuge locations, and bottled water drop-off sites throughout the Valley.

The goal? To prevent heat-related and heat-caused deaths among vulnerable populations and people experiencing homelessness. Last year, there were 181 heat-related deaths.

Support the Cathedral's hydration station by dropping off water donations (8 oz, 12 oz or 16.9 oz bottles) at the Front Desk on Sundays or during the week (Monday - Friday 9am to 3pm).
Summer Saturday Cinema

Join us for Summer Saturday Cinema the 4th Saturday of July and August.

Children, Youth, and Families are encouraged to bring your friends! Come comfortable - lawn chairs, jammies, sleeping bags and blankets! FREE ADMISSION, concessions available for purchase. Movies begin at 7:00 p.m. in Atwood Hall, with entry from the Labyrinth doors at Atwood.

July 27 Movie: UP

Up: Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. A Disney--Pixar animation.

This is a great entry point, for all ages, to conversations on grief, loss, and recovery.
Episcopal Night at Chase Field 2019

The Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, along with their family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy a time of fellowship and cheer on the D-backs as they host the Cincinnati Reds! Bishop Reddall will be attendance!

Game Date & Time :

Friday, September 13, 2019
First Pitch: 6:40 p.m.

Seating Optio

$25 - Lower Level Bleachers (section 141) (these seats do have backs)

We're sitting together in the same section again this year, so everyone has an opportunity to chat with fellow Episcopalians and Bishop R
eddall! You're encouraged to wear your church, diocesan, or Episcopal t-shirt to show which church you r epresent.

September is Prison Awareness Month in our diocese, and a portion of every ticket purchased by using this special offer will be designated for the Diocesan Prison Ministry
( p rogram.

There will be a pre-game p
arty again!

Join Episcopalians from all over the Diocese at Trinity Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix) for a pre-game celebration beginning at 5:00 p.m. Free parking at Trinity is available at select spots in the garage (read the signs!), in front of Diocesan House, and street parking in the neighborhood.

Gather for refreshments and fellowship, then take the light rail with other fans to the ballpark. Tickets are $4/person for an all-day pass and can be purchased at the light rail stop. The Central/Roosevelt Stop is adjacent to Trinity.

After the game, stay for the festivities that are part of the D-backs Faith & Family Night. There will be fireworks, followed by a player Q & A. Special guest For King & Country ( will be performing a concert to end the event!

The tick
et order deadline is September 3, 2019 .

Seating is Limited! Tickets can  be purchased online at or by phone (the number is on the form). 

To learn more, visit:
Are you up early on Sunday mornings?

If you are, the Trinity team of volunteers who support the breakfast for the homeless at Grace Lutheran Church (one of our downtown neighbors) would like to hear from you. Trinity helps cook and serve those breakfasts regularly, and the team of workers could use a few more Trinitarians who might be willing to participate one in a while. If you're available and willing, please contact Dave Howell at
ICM is always in need of volunteers Monday - Saturday

We serve 150-200 people per day with basic human needs and utilize volunteers to distribute food, clothing and basic necessities.  If you would like to become a volunteer or coordinate a drive, please contact Pia Brown at 602-775-5742 at   Thank you for helping others!
Hospitality Ministry at Trinity

If you love connecting with fellow Trinity Members, welcoming our guests, and having great snacks for coffee hour - WE NEED YOU!

Join Trinity's TEAM HOSPITALITY! Ready to jump on board? Questions? Contact Laura Bardaweel at
New Way to Contribute

Support Outreach!  Help those most in need! - Introducing a new way to contribute.  At the reception desk in the Olney Room art gallery, you'll see a device called a "DipJar."  Many older/traditional churches have "alms boxes" in the back of the church, where people would drop in a few dollars to contribute to the church's outreach efforts.  Here at Trinity, we are inviting you to contribute to outreach using this new device.   Any major credit card will work with the DipJar, and the transaction takes less than 10 seconds.  This is a fun and easy way to give directly to those in our community most in need.   Any of the Cathedral staff or clergy can assist you.  Check it out today!

Summer Art Show

This summer in the Olney Gallery the printmaking work of the Arizona Print Group, a professional organization of printmakers from around the state of Arizona who are united in the practice of hand-pulled, original fine art prints.

They have shown work locally, as well as nationally, and many also teach and give workshops. Mediums include lithography, woodcut, linocut, relief engraving, letterpress, serigraphy, monoprint, intaglio, metal etching and engraving, and photopolymer processes.

Exhibit Dates: June 28 to August 29

(There will not be First Friday Receptions in July and August)
This Week at Trinity

Sunday, July 14
8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - Cathedral
9:00am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00am - 1:00pm - Nursery available
10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00am - Misa en Español - Auditorio
Wednesday, July 17
12:10pm - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - On Hiatus for July
8:00pm - N.A. Meeting - Atwood Hall
Sunday, July 21
8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - Cathedral
9:00am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00am - 1:00pm - Nursery available
10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00am - Misa en Español - Auditorio
11:00am - Community Meal - Atwood Hall
Prayers of the People

Commended to our prayers:  John, Katlyn, MaryCay, Ellyn & family, Paula, Pat, Tim, Marty, and Jaclyn.
Birthdays: Mary Gilbert (7/14), Grace Burns, Barbara Avellone, Donald Whittaker (7/15), Carmen Arocho-Vera (7/16), Margaret Kilman (7/17), and Kay Shumaker, Louise Ruhf (7/19).
Departed this Life: Kathryn Carpenter-Walters.
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Trinity Church, Kingman.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church in the Philippines.
Community Prayers: All who serve the nation, especially those in the armed forces. For refugees and all those affected by warfare, natural disasters and civil unrest.