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This Week's Commentary 
  
The Very Rev. Troy Mendez, Dean

April 11, 2019
 
"I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty
about anything. I remembered something a priest once told me--that the
opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point
entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort,
and letting it be there until some light returns." 
                                                                                          - Anne Lamott

The end of Lent is upon us, and for some reason the phrase, "keep calm and carry on" seems to repeat in my mind. But keeping calm isn't the point, and neither is carrying on. Palm Sunday and Holy Week call us to participate, to engage, and to experience the story of Jesus in calibrated and well-designed liturgies. The story of our salvation has many parts, and we encounter them as one beloved community during this most sacred time together.

To fully experience Holy Week, consider incorporating worship, fellowship, and service into your daily activities:

Worship
Join us for occasions of prayer and worship every day during Holy Week. The Taizé service on Wednesday, along with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday will draw us further into the mystery of Christ's final days. Saturday night's Easter Vigil draws on ancient traditions that were developed by Christians in the 4th century. See the fire of new life! Bring a bell to ring! Be one of the first to proclaim Easter Joy! And of course, Easter Sunday, welcomes Christ's new life with beautiful flowers, great music, and spirited singing. Our 12:30 p.m. Easter Day service features mariachi and familiar hymns, sung in both English and Spanish. Above everything, pray and worship! Pray for yourselves, your families, and worship a God who calls you to live a life renewed, restored, and forgiven.
Fellowship
Holy Week is a time to gather, and there is no shortage of opportunities this next week. Our clergy gather in fellowship on Tuesday as we renew our ordination vows at Trinity at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to this service! The cathedral is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is available for prayer. Many have already signed up to "The Watch" on Thursday evening, where people will gather in silence all night long in the cathedral. (The cathedral will be open overnight, and a security guard will be present.). Fellowship extends to not only the solemn occasions but also into the Easter celebration, which technically lasts 50 days. After the Easter Vigil, the community gathers in fellowship to welcome Easter, and every Easter Sunday, we welcome hundreds of visitors from all over our region for the most joyful day of the year.

Service
Finally, let us take note of the sacredness of Holy Week and recommit ourselves to God and to one another in service. Give yourself space in your everyday routine to be kind to one another. Go out of your way to commit to releasing burdens of past hurts - forgive yourself, and forgive others. Seek ways for reconciliation, if at all possible. Pursue new habits that build people up, and encourage people to become the best that they can be. It's not too late to participate in the Maundy Thursday service project at St. Vincent de Paul, or to use this time of year to commit to offering yourself in service to others at ICM Food & Clothing Bank, at Garfield School, or by joining a ministry team at Trinity Cathedral. There are ample opportunities to participate!
 
By fully engaging with parishioners at Trinity Cathedral throughout Holy Week and Easter, you will most definitely encounter times of transformation, affirmation, and a renewed invitation to a fuller and more blessed life alongside Jesus and the Divine Love he offers.

Holy Week isn't calm. You don't need to be calm, either! Join us and engage in worship, fellowship, and service - to God, to Trinity Cathedral, and to our greater Phoenix community. Joy will be the end result.

In Christ's peace,
 
Holy Week

 

* Palm Sunday, April 14:
            - Holy Eucharist - 8:00 am (said)
             - Holy Eucharist - 10:00 am (choral)
            - Misa en Español - 10:00 am (Auditorio)
 
* Holy Monday, April 15:
            - Holy Eucharist - 12:10 pm (said)
 
* Holy Tuesday, April 16:
            - Diocesan Renewal of Clergy Vows with Eucharist - 11:00 am
 
* Holy Wednesday, April 17:
            - Holy Eucharist - 12:10 pm (said)
            - Taizé Service - 7:00 pm
 
* Maundy Thursday, April 18:
            - Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar, and Eucharist - 7:00 pm (bilingual)
            - The Watch (overnight prayer vigil) from 9:00 pm Thursday - 12:00 pm Friday
 
* Good Friday, April 19:
            - Good Friday Liturgy - 12:10 pm
            - Stations of the Cross - 7:00 pm
 
* Holy Saturday, April 20:
            - Liturgy of the Word - 10:00 am
            - Great Vigil of Easter at 7:30 pm, with full choir & organ.
 
* Easter: Sunday of the Resurrection Services, April 21:
            - 6:30 am - Sunrise service in the Cathedral courtyard
            - 9:00 am - Holy Eucharist with Cathedral Choir & Organ
            - 11:00 am - Holy Eucharist with Cathedral Choir & Organ (incense)
            - 12:30 pm - Misa en Español / Holy Eucharist (bilingual)
Walking to Jerusalem

 

Are you looking for some inspiration to get healthy (body, mind, and spirit) in 2019? Join us as we continue our Walking to Jerusalem initiative through Holy Saturday (April 20). Walking to Jerusalem is a virtual journey from Trinity Cathedral to Jerusalem that encourages us (walkers, runners, wheelers, cyclers, gardeners, prayers) to increase physical activity, spiritual growth, and cultural awareness through a virtual tour to Jerusalem. Reach out to:
Our Journey has begun! Please join us!
Easter Flowers and Music Donations
   
Easter is a special time for adorning the church with seasonal plants and flowers and for praising God with special music and song. You are invited to make a contribution to the Easter Flowers or Music Fund in thanksgiving or in memory of loved ones. Donors' names and memorials will be listed in the Easter service bulletins.
 
Your flower donations will be used to pay for Easter flowers and decor. Your music donations will be used to help pay for the brass quartet on Easter Day.
 
Please complete THIS FORM and place it in a sealed envelope in the offering plate on Sunday with your contribution or mail it to the Cathedral office ( 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 ) . Checks should be made payable to Trinity Cathedral with a notation in the memo for Flower Fund or Music Fund .
 
Last date for donations in order to be listed in the bulletin: Sunday, April 14.
Vigil of the Final Hours - The Maundy Thursday "Watch"
   
"Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." (Matt 26: 36-38)

Watch an hour this year during the Vigil of the Final Hours. We will be gathering in the Columbarium (at the rear of the Cathedral) on Maundy Thursday evening beginning at 9pm until 9am Good Friday morning.

We are seeking at least two people to participate for each hour; we welcome as many as wish to join us and be present. Please choose the time(s) you will be joining us for prayer.  Please use this link to sign-up for The Watch: https://forms.gle/NqrWSCzQATjvGszi6.

Entry will be available through the Olney Gallery on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

A security presence will be on the premises throughout the night. Registration begins this Sunday in the Olney Gallery
The Great Vigil of Easter


The Great Vigil of Easter will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th.  This service begins with the blessing of the Paschal Fire in front of the church doors and is the most ancient form of Easter worship proclaiming Jesus' resurrection.

Through lessons recalling salvation history and the joyous ringing of bells leading to the celebration of the resurrection and the Eucharist, the Great Vigil of Easter ushers in the triumphal feast day of Easter.

Everyone is invited to bring small bells to ring.
New Pew Cards


We're working on new pew cards to express our mission, identity, priorities and hospitality.

We are currently requesting your insights on colors, font, formatting, content, and (honestly?) grammar.

You'll find a "last card" entitled "Your Turn."
  • We ask that you turn it over as share your thoughts and feelings.
  •  
  • Do you have passions you'd like for us to address?
  •  
  • Would you like our materials to say more about us.
Please feel free to place these with your offering or contact Canon Holly at holly@trinitycathedral.com.
Gardening and Spirituality Fair

   
Mark your calendars and plan now to celebrate the post-Easter season at the Trinity Cathedral Gardening and Spirituality Fair in the Cathedral Courtyard from 11 AM to 1 PM on Sunday, April 28th.

Families can create their own mini take-home Easter gardens, learn more about the ancient Christian tradition through the magic of multimedia, walk the labyrinth, explore the labyrinth in the courtyard or learn about other spiritual gardening traditions. Children of all ages, parents, grandparents and anyone who is young at heart are invited to participate in this fun and informative intergenerational event.

New this year: Participants will be able to make "lithographs" of flowers, butterflies and other garden-related images.
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 dandjhowell@aol.com
Foundations- Children, Youth and Family Ministries


Wonder - The Nursery at Trinity: Sunday Mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., for infants through the age of three (3). Wonder offers loving care to children, in order that their parents (and adult caregivers) may attend worship, education and formation, and may participate more fully in the life of the Cathedral.

Godly Play - I Wonder: Sunday Mornings beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the Godly Play Classroom; Christian education for ages three (3) through 6th Grade. Godly Play offers a creative, child-honoring way of entering into and experiencing the biblical story. In Godly Play, we play with the language of God and God's People: our sacred stories, parables, liturgical actions and silence.

Trinitas - Belong, Believe, Become: Sunday Mornings at 11:15 a.m. in the NEW youth room (behind interior staircase of Olney Room art gallery); Christian formation for grades 6-12. Using an exciting and engaging lectionary-based curriculum called Teen Text, youth will look at weekly scripture and answer provocative questions that encourage participation through activities centered around the text, and supplemental media.

Contact Canon Holly Herring at holly@trinitycathedral.com, or (602) 254-7126 ext. 311 if you have any questions.
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 or Danielle Lowe at hospitality@trinitycathedral.com
New Way to Contribute


Support Outreach!  Help those most in need! - Introducing a new way to contribute. At the back of the church, on the credenza in the narthex, 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 ushers can assist you.  Check it out today!

April Art Show

Exploration and Transition: Joan Collins and Laura Thurbon present an abstract kaleidoscope of color and shapes.

Joan Collins paints in intense hues adding and scraping paint around the canvas. Collins refers to this series of paintings as "Urban Ethos" after moving from a rural to an urban setting. The first work she painted after moving was "Unsurfaced City." She shares, "It captures my new urban vibe anchored by left-behind, natural elements in the center." Collins has shown her work in the Juried Artist SeeMe Exhibition at the Louvre, Paris, France; the Xanadu Gallery, in Scottsdale and the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour in Cave Creek. Joan has authored two books featuring her art, writing, and photography: "Blue Rope," and "Millennium Maiden."

Laura Thurbon's artwork conveys an ethereal and mystical quality centering on bold colors, sharp lines, and organic shapes. She shares, "[I am] inspired by the organic forms that rest deeply in the unconscious mind of our shared origins, this series of works evokes a feeling of birth, beginnings, struggle for life, evolution, exploration, and the final destination." Thurbon studied art at the National Fine Arts School of Lima, Peru. Laura has won many art awards, and her artwork is part of several collections in the United States, South America, Europe, Israel, and India. She has many Published works and Public Murals around the United States.

On Exhibit though April 24, 2019
Diocesan 2019 Summer Camp


Join us this year as we practice peace and justice, while exploring the outdoors and having fun. You'll experience arts and crafts, games, prayer, friendship, and more. With camps for everyone, from kindergarten through high school and even for the whole family, come see all that Chapel Rock has to offer at the Diocesan 2019 Summer Camps! There is a $20 Early Bird discount if you sign up by March 31!
This Week at Trinity
 
* Palm Sunday, April 14:
            - Holy Eucharist - 8:00 am (said)
            - Holy Eucharist - 10:00 am (choral)
            - Misa en Español - 10:00 am (Auditorio)
 
* Holy Monday, April 15:
            - Holy Eucharist - 12:10 pm (said)
 
* Holy Tuesday, April 16:
            - Diocesan Renewal of Clergy Vows with Eucharist - 11:00 am
 
* Holy Wednesday, April 17:
            - Holy Eucharist - 12:10 pm (said)
            - Taizé Service - 7:00 pm
 
* Maundy Thursday, April 18:
            - Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar, and Eucharist - 7:00 pm (bilingual)
            - The Watch (overnight prayer vigil) from 9:00 pm Thursday - 12:00 pm Friday
 
* Good Friday, April 19:
            - Good Friday Liturgy - 12:10 pm
            - Stations of the Cross - 7:00 pm
 
* Holy Saturday, April 20:
            - Liturgy of the Word - 10:00 am
            - Great Vigil of Easter at 7:30 pm, with full choir & organ.
 
* Easter: Sunday of the Resurrection Services, April 21:
            - 6:30 am - Sunrise service in the Cathedral courtyard
            - 9:00 am - Holy Eucharist with Cathedral Choir & Organ
            - 11:00 am - Holy Eucharist with Cathedral Choir & Organ (incense)
             - 12:30 pm - Misa en Español / Holy Eucharist (bilingual)

The Cathedral Offices will be closed Monday, April 22 & Tuesday, April 23.
The Offices will re-open on Wednesday, April 24.
In event of a pastoral emergency (death, hospitalization or personal crisis)
please dial (602) 254-7126. When automated attendant answers
press 4 to page a member of the Cathedral staff.
Prayers of the People

Commended to our prayers: Louise, Barbara & Rick, Meredith, Ellyn & family, Pat, Tim, Marty, and Jaclyn.

Birthdays: John Haldiman, Joan Howell (4/14), Lily Munoz (4/17), Betty Jo Fletcher, Cliff Golden (4/18), Eric Salmon (4/19), and Cindy Mellott, Ann Watts (4/20).

Anniversaries: Kevin & Logan Marshall (4/16), and Amy & Bill Carlile (4/20).

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Good Shepherd of the Hills, Cave Creek.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East.

Community Prayers: All who serve the nation, especially those in the armed forces. All those affected by natural disasters and civil unrest.