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October 10, 2018 announcements
This Week's Commentary  
The Very Rev. Troy Mendez, Dean

October 10, 2018

You are intended to be a blessing to God and to all that God
has created. Be generous with the light that teems from
your eyes; be generous with your words and actions
in this flow of God's blessing to God and to others.
                                                      Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Now as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge,
in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you-so we want you
to excel also in this generous undertaking.
                                                                   2 Corinthians 8:7
As Phoenix begins to cool down from the scorching hot summer, our practices of generosity towards one another cannot fade. One thing I noticed during my first summer in Phoenix was the fact that cold drinking water was available and offered to a person practically everywhere. The culture of the people of Arizona centers around being caring, being hospitable, and being generous. The Fall season, while milder and much more comfortable, provides time for reflection on how we might continue our practices of care, of hospitality and of generosity.
Two weeks ago, you should have received your Stewardship brochure in the mail at home for the 2019 calendar year. In the packet mailed to you, you'll notice a number of items, including a beautiful brochure highlighting aspects of our life together at Trinity Cathedral. There is much to be thankful for during this season, and our genuine desire to live into our mission is evident in all that we do:
Welcoming all to be transformed in Christ, through worship, fellowship, and service.
The stewardship season helps your clergy, staff, and cathedral chapter to begin planning for our life together in 2019. When you return your pledge cards, we are able to take your promise of support and apply it to the cathedral community's earnest desire to partner with you in ministry for the next calendar year. Your promise pledge helps us see the blessed opportunities which lay ahead of us in the next year. We cannot do all that we do without your generous promise of time, talent, and treasure!
You can mail your promise pledge back to Trinity at any time in the envelope provided in the stewardship packet, or you can complete the exact same form electronically by clicking here: Either way, you are indicating to us your willingness to support the mission and ministry for Trinity Cathedral in the new year.
Our stewardship season culminates this year on Sunday, November 4 with our Stewardship in-gathering. On that Sunday, during worship, you will be invited to bring your pledge cards forward to offer them in thanksgiving for all that God has done for you, for our church, and for our lives together. All people will be invited to participate in this thankful procession of all that we have, and all that we are, and all that we can be.
You have blessed God by your presence with us at Trinity. Because of your support, you've helped us excel in faith, in speech, in knowledge, and in our utmost eagerness, and in our love for you. Be generous with your words and actions in this flow of God's blessing to God and to others. Your 2019 promise pledge, big or small, will make a great difference in our life together at Trinity, and I am both humbled and grateful.
With abundant thanks for our life together in Christ,

SPECIAL FORUM THIS SUNDAY: Preparing for Convention - Candidate Forum\Walkabout Discussion

THIS Sunday, Oct. 14,  from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon, there will be a moderated discussion/follow-up to the Bishop Candidate Forums\Walkabouts.  All Trinity voting Delegates and Clergy are encouraged to attend.

If you attended a forum, watched the candidate videos, or are otherwise interested in participating, you are also welcome to join. The discussion is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Please join us for this important discussion!  To prepare your remarks, please watch the Candidate Forum/Walkabout videos on the Bishop Search Page at .
Remembering Marian Carter 

Remembering Marian Carter (1935-2018). A committal service according to the Book of Common Prayer will be held on Thursday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the cathedral.  Reception to follow in the Olney Gallery.  All are welcome.
Second Event for Second Half of Life Spirituality

Second Event for Second Half of Life Spirituality THIS Saturday, October 13.

Whether you attended the initial Second Half of Life session or not...all 50 to 95+ are invited to join together as a group on Saturday morning, October 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium.

Each session stands alone and you can easily fit right in to the discussion! Those gathered will continue to share stories and in this session discuss-"What do you still have on that list of things you would like to experience or accomplish?" "How does God see you-and how do you see yourself?"

Linda Williams, Co-director of the Second Half of Life Spirituality ministry for the Diocese, will lead the exploration of this next step on our spiritual journey. Sign up and direct any questions about this session to Linda at (480) 688-5600 or email her at
Celebrating and Welcoming our New Bishop forum on Sunday, October 21

Celebrating and Welcoming our New Bishop forum on NEXT Sunday, October 21st at 11:15 a.m. in the Auditorium

Who was elected bishop?
Who will be the new leader of our diocese?

Join your cathedral clergy to discuss the outcomes of our diocesan convention. Learn how our cathedral might properly welcome our new diocesan bishop. Ask questions about what's next for Trinity and for the diocese. Such moments are important for community gatherings. We are invited to reflect on such a momentous occasion together. All are welcome!
Music at Trinity

Music at Trinity's opening concert for the 2018-2019 Season presents local pianists Andria Fennig and Ashley Snavley on the cathedral's Boesendorfer piano Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 PM.  These "Dueling Divas" will present music for piano 2 and 4 hands in works by Mozart, Debussy, Gershwin, and Glinka.  Admission is free of charge.
Invite Welcome Connect community brunch

On Sunday, October 28, our Invite Welcome Connect leadership team welcomes you to join us for a community brunch and brainstorming about how we build on the foundation of hospitality and authenticity that is characteristic of the spirit and culture that exists in our community; specifically in how we "welcome" people to be on the journey in seeking deeper relationship with God, right here at Trinity! Please plan on joining us after the 10am Eucharist.

"Invite Welcome Connect (IWC) is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News." (from Mary Parmer of Invite Welcome Connect)
Newcomer Mixer

Join us on Thursday evening, November 1st, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m, in the Olney Gallery on the campus of Trinity Cathedral. We would enjoy getting to know more about you, while offering you the opportunity to get to know more about us. A child-friendly space, along with drinks and food, will be provided; all are welcome. If you are new to Trinity, or have been in our community, and are ready to join us for this evening, and share in this time of fellowship and celebration, please RSVP to Gary Gorman, our Office and Communications Manager, at, or by calling, (602) 254.7126 ext. 310 before October 29th.
El Dia de los Muertos

Trinity commemorates Día de los Muertos - Día de los Muertos, or the "Day of the Dead" is a Mexican celebration that coincides with the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, where people gather to pray and remember those who have died.

Thursday October 25: Help prepare the altar of remembrance from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to help, as there will be multiple opportunities to set up the altar and make decorations appropriate for the occasion.

Sunday, October 28: Remember your beloved departed by bringing a photo or something small to remember them. After worship, place your memorial on the altar of remembrance which will be located in the Columbarium.

Friday, November 2: Honor the Departed by joining the Trinity Cathedral community on the Labyrinth and in the cathedral sanctuary from 6:00-9:00 pm by lighting candles, listening to mariachis, and offering prayers for our community and all whom we love.

These occasions are open to all in the community, and for more information please contact The Rev. David Chavez at
November 4 Road Closures

On All Saints' Sunday, November 4, access to the Cathedral from the East on Roosevelt will be closed due to the PHX 10K - use 7th AVENUE to get to church.  Please plan on taking a few extra minutes to get to church.

Readings of Names

In celebration of All Saints' Day, and as we prepare for All Souls' Day and Dia de los Muertos, we will read the names of loved ones or friends who died since All Saints' Day 2017.

A sign-up sheet is available at the front desk, or by contacting Gary Gorman at (602) 254-7126.

All names to be remembered on Sunday, November 4 at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist.
Guest Preacher on All Saints' Sunday, November 4

On All Saints' Sunday, November 4, 2018 - The Rev. Mark Andrew Jefferson will be our Guest Preacher.  He currently serves ats Visiting Professor of Homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA.  He also serves as Associate Director of the Deep Calls to Deep preaching program, an initiative supported by a Lily grant to cultivate embodied preaching.
Commissioning of Pilgrims for the Holy Land

Commissioning of Pilgrims for the Holy Land on All Saints' Sunday, November 4th at the 10:00 a.m. service - Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton wrote, "In one sense, we are always traveling. We cannot arrive at the perfect possession of God in this life: that is why we are traveling and in darkness. But we already possess God by grace. Therefore, in that sense, we have arrived and are dwelling in the light." Join the members of Trinity in offering our blessings and encouragement to those who will venture to the Holy Land in November. Keep them in your prayers while they're away. Plan to welcome them as they return home.  Your prayers and blessings matter!
Food Trucks on Sunday, November 4

Plan on staying for a variety of foods offered by some of Phoenix's favorite Food Trucks.  Open 11am until 1pm-ish in the paved alley behind Trinity Cathedral. Enjoy good food and good conversation!
Incense will be used

Incense will be used at the 10am Holy Eucharist service on Sunday, November 4.
Stewardship packets have been mailed

Please let Gary in the Cathedral Office know if you did not receive a packet at or (602) 254-7126 ext. 310. Thank you!
Thanksgiving Breakfast for the Homeless

Thanksgiving Breakfast for the Homeless (and Christmas, too)

We are planning again this year to welcome our homeless neighbors to Trinity for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning.

A sign-up sheet is on the Front Desk in the Olney Room. Volunteers should expect to arrive at 7:00 a.m., unless otherwise instructed.

As in previous years, we also ask that members of the congregation provide loaves of specialty breads, i.e. banana nut, zucchini, pumpkin, etc. which have always been popular with our homeless guests.

For more information, please contact Cathedral member Dave Howell at or at (602) 378-1894.
Foundations- Children, Youth and Family Ministries

On Sundays we have Christian education and formation for ALL ages. All children and youth are encouraged to attend our offerings from 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. There will be opportunities for fellowship and service throughout the year for all ages. Calendars of events will be provided and daily information will be posted on the Children, Youth, and Family Ministries white board in Olney Gallery.

Wonder- The Nursery at Trinity opens on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and is available until 1:00 p.m. (closing by 12:00 p.m. if no children have joined us) in our nursery facility adjacent to our Godly Play model classroom in the southeast corner of our Cathedral campus. Wonder is available for infants to the 4th birthday and offers loving care to children, in order that their parents (and adult caregivers) may attend worship, education and Christian formation, and my participate more fully in the life of the Cathedral. Each of our paid staff is certified in Safeguarding God's Children, as required by our Diocese and Cathedral communities. Summer hours continue through this Sunday (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).

Godly Play- I Wonder occurs  from 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in our Godly Play model classroom (the Atwood wing) in the southeast corner of our Cathedral campus. Godly Play is available for all children age three (3) through the 6th grade. While Wonder is available through the 4th birthday, and Trinitas is available to youth beginning in the 6th grade, families with children and youth are encouraged to self-select attendance in Godly Play instead, as they may deem helpful, developmentally. Godly Play helps children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond. We welcome four (4) new storytellers this year, to include Jana Sundin, the Canon for Children's Ministries for the Diocese of Arizona. Godly Play is provided in English for children from our English and Spanish-speaking services. Each storyteller and door helper is certified in Safeguarding God's Children, as required by our Diocese and Cathedral communities.

Trinitas - Youth at Trinity occurs  from 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in our youth room (adjacent to the Olney Gallery) in the northeast corner of our Cathedral campus. Trinitas is available for all youth grades 6th-12th. Trinitas offers youth opportunities to engage the "Teen Text" curriculum on Christian education Sundays and engage, inter-generationally, in service and fellowship Sundays as well. The lectionary-based Teen Text curriculum guides students into the text of scripture, and through a series of open-ended, text-related questions, as they begin to see the Bible as a vital, dynamic, relevant resource-one that can inform them throughout their lives. Teen Text helps youth to connect the text on the page with events in their daily lives. Youth are also encouraged to invite classmates and friends to join them for fellowship and fun throughout the year. Trinitas is provided in English for youth from our English and Spanish-speaking services. Each Trinitas mentor is certified in Safeguarding God's Children, as required by our Diocese and Cathedral communities.
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

October Art Show

Through Photography and Fiber Art,
Daniel Friedman and Lydia Miszuk
explore our environment in the exhibit
"Desert Life".

Daniel Friedman's still life images reveal the unexpected beauty in the shapes, contours, and textures of the objects he finds while hiking or doing yard work. He states, "It's the object's shape that makes me want to see it against a plain background". The minute details and tonal qualities of Friedman's prints make a stark and simple statement about his subject matter. Friedman is a current member of the Five15 Arts collective. He has been a photojournalist (magazine), writer, and sculptor. He received a BA in English and Art from Oberlin College.

Lydia Miszuk is a papermaker/sculptor using natural fibers from the Sonoran Desert. This exhibit investigates animals, plants, and in one case a mythical creature. Miszuk's inspiration comes from the creative synergy in the natural offerings of the desert. She shares, "The gathering and usage of materials that live through my art is a great personal satisfaction". Miszuk was a member of the MARS Artspace in the 90s and has shown her work at ASU and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. She has a BFA in Fibers from ASU.

First Friday reception, October 5 from 6pm - 9pm
On Exhibit through October 28
Hance Park Conservancy

Did you know that Trinity is a member of the Hance Park Conservancy?

Support HPC while having a great time and attend the third annual Noche en Blanco fundraiser on October 27. This is a fun event for all ages with long tables draped in white, live music and dancing, while picnicking  under the stars! You can bring your own picnic or order one from one of three well known valley chefs.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to Hope to see you there!
This Week at Trinity
Sunday, October 14
8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Said) - Cathedral
9:00am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00am - 12:30pm - Nursery available
10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00am - Misa en Español - Auditorio
11:15am - Godly Play
11:15am - Trinitas
11:15am - Special Forum (see announcement) - Auditorium
Wednesday, October 17
12:10pm - Holy Eucharist (Said) - Cathedral
6:00pm - St. Nicholas Choir rehearsal - Auditorium
6:30pm - Cathedral Choir rehearsal - Cathedral
8:00pm - N.A. Meeting - Atwood Hall
Thursday, October 18 - Friday, October 19
The Cathedral Offices will be closed for Diocesan Convention and Bishop Election. 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.
Sunday, October 21
8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Said) - Cathedral
9:00am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00am - 12:30pm - Nursery available
10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00am - Misa en Español - Auditorio
11:15am - Godly Play
11:15am - Trinitas
11:15am - Forum: Welcoming our new Bishop - Auditorium
4:00pm - Music at Trinity concert (see announcement)
Monday, October 22
The Cathedral Offices will be closed for APS infrastructure upgrades in the neighborhood. A temporary telephone number, in the event of a pastoral emergency, will be published next Sunday. This temporary number will only be good on Monday, October 22, while electricity to the Cathedral is temporarily disconnected.
Prayers of the People

Commended to our prayers: Mary & John, Wesley, Meredith, Fay & Ron, Dolly & Bill, Ellyn & family, Pat, and Jaclyn.

Birthdays: M.P. Martz (10/15), Janet Moore (10/16), Angelo Fresco (10/17), Bill Coleman (10/18), Daniel Gross, Michelle Freeman (10/19), and Kathleen Rowland (10/20).

Anniversaries: Louise & Rex Cunningham (10/15).

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Barnabas on the Desert, Scottsdale.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church in Wales.

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