January 9, 2020 Announcements
From the Pulpit
This Week's Commentary
January 9, 2020
 
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
-- Matthew 5:9

Dear friends,

On this 10-year anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood, I offer my thanks to all of you for your love and support of my ministry. The people of Trinity Cathedral have poured your hearts and souls into our beloved community, to create a place where we can live into our mission:  Welcoming all to be transformed in Christ, through worship, fellowship, and service.

The week after the holidays call us to recalibrate and prepare for the discoveries of a new year. Most of our work and planning centers around drawing people to the presence of the Living God. Some of our work is front and center, but other work goes on behind the scenes.

General Ordination Exams
For example, this week, Episcopal seminarians all over the country are taking General Ordination Exams. Our very own seminarian, The Rev. Nelson Mendoza, has been immersed in these exams all week. Each topic of the exam covers essentials of ministry, such as the Bible, Theology, Liturgy, Ethics, Church History, along with Theory and Practice of Ministry. Please keep Nelson in your prayers as he completes these very important examinations!

New Ministry at Trinity
In a similar way, many clergy around the country are beginning new seasons of ministry this week. The Rev. Rosa Brown began her ministry at Trinity as Associate for Hispanic Ministries, and has been working hard to begin the process of solidifying the practices of worship, formation, and fellowship for our Spanish-speaking members. She will appreciate your on-going support for all that she is doing, and she may be calling upon you to assist her, whether or not you are a Spanish-speaker. Practicing radical welcome is a spiritual discipline that we can all undertake in this new year. Great things are definitely happening with Trinity’s Spanish-speaking community!

Highly-Regarded Guest Preachers
The Rev. Canon Anita Braden
And front and center, Trinity Cathedral will be proud to welcome two outstanding guest preachers this month: The Rev. Canon Anita Braden (preaching 1/19) and The Very Rev. Tracey Lind (preaching 1/26). Canon Braden is the Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Arizona. For those who have not heard her preach before, you are in for a wonderful experience. Canon Braden’s great experience in the life of the church, along with her insightful witness to the power of God coming into the world will inspire you to listen to God’s “still small voice” calling you closer into God’s presence.

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
In a similar way, The Very Rev. Tracey Lind’s presence on January 26th will be a great gift! She and her spouse, Emily Ingalls, are sharing the insights they’ve gained from a life complicated by dementia. Tracey is the retired dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, and she was diagnosed with the early stages of Frontotemporal Degeneration in 2016. As someone sought out by clergy and churchgoers around the United States, it is truly an honor to welcome both Tracey and Emily to Trinity Cathedral.

All of these wonderful occasions are signs of the true health and vitality that exemplifies the people of Trinity Cathedral. Our community could not be more committed to practicing the radical hospitality of Jesus, in opening our doors to absolutely everyone, so that the love of God pours into our hearts and outward from our Great Doors into a world that needs more love!

Thank you for this on-going privilege of serving as your dean. Thank you to the people of all my congregations from which I’ve served over the past 10 years. The work of Jesus, alongside His church, inspires us to dream big, to dare greatly, and to imagine the Kingdom of God becoming a reality in the here and now. We are all on this journey together. We all belong here. Because of you, Christ is being honored--right here--this very day.

In Christ’s peace and love,
Stewardship 2020
Make a pledge today! In case you haven’t yet made your pledge, you are invited to complete a pledge card online at www.trinitycathedral.com

It’s fast and very easy to do. Every pledge is important to the life of Trinity Cathedral and 100% participation is encouraged.

If you would like to discuss your pledge, or if you have any questions at all, please contact our dean, The Very Rev. Troy Mendez at: (602) 254-7126 ext. 308 or troy@trinitycathedral.com
Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Notice is hereby given of the Annual Meeting of Trinity Cathedral to be held starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29 in the Nave.

Proposed items of business are: Treasurer’s Report for the Year 2019, Budget for the Year 2020, Report of the Nominating Committee and Elections for the 2020 Chapter, elections for Trinity’s deputies to diocesan convention, and Report of the Wardens.

Immediately before the meeting, dinner will be served.
World Premiere! Santo, Santo, Santo
A bilingual festival of singing on THIS Friday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Trinity Cathedral and the Princeton Theological Seminary Touring Choir for a festival of singing, premiering a new hymnal resource: Santo, Santo, Santo : Cantos para el pueblo de Dios.

Admission is free.

Come, be inspired. ¡Cantemos! Let’s sing!
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on
Sunday, January 19, 2020
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon will occur on SUNDAY, January 19, 2020 - over 30,000 runners will race through the streets of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, as they make their way to the finish line.

The nearest road closure to Trinity is 7th Avenue from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Access to the Cathedral will be easiest from I-10, exiting 7th Street or 3rd Street.

Visit the website for detailed information: runrocknroll.com/en/Events/Arizona
Music at Trinity
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Helen Peel Memorial Organ Concert - Sunday, January 19, 3:00 p.m.
Performer, scholar, and educator Kimberly Marshall returns to the Peel Memorial Organ Concert with a “Tribute to Notre Dame.” This program celebrates the rich legacy of organ music composed to honor the Virgin Mary and her Cathedral in Paris.

Choral Evensong - The Conversion of St. Paul - Sunday, January 26, 4:00 p.m.
For this choral evensong, the Cathedral Choir sings music of Brewer, Mendelssohn, and Smith.
January 19 Guest Preacher
The Rev. Canon Anita Braden joined the staff of the Diocese of Arizona as Canon to the Ordinary in June 2019.

Braden was previously the Chaplain of St. Margaret’s School, an all-girls Episcopal boarding school, in Tappahannock, Virginia. She is in the final stages of obtaining her Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary. The thesis is untitled, but it will focus on the disciplines of educational leadership and Christian spirituality. She has experience working with large and small parishes, and served on the diocesan staff in Milwaukee as the Urban Missioner.

She enjoys talking about her love of Jesus and has a commitment to lifelong education and formation.
January 26, 10am service Guest Preacher
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind is a newly retired Episcopal priest and city planner whose ministry has included work for social and environmental justice, interfaith relations, sustainable urban development, arts and culture, and progressive theology. Most recently, Tracey’s ministry has extended to include the spiritual insights and lessons she has gained from a life complicated by dementia. Tracey is also a well regarded preacher and we are excited to welcome her to Trinity!
Thank You to All Volunteers!
On behalf of Tom Weller and myself, a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped with our breakfasts on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Combined we hosted 150+ guests, and no one left hungry. The atmosphere on both days was very warm and welcoming, and I know our guests really appreciate that.

 There were many long-time breakfast volunteers, but there were also a good number of newcomers, but you’re all veterans now. You can mark your calendars for the same two dates later this year.

Dave Howell
Holy Baptism
Whenever it happens, whether as a baby, child or adult, baptism is at the heart of our amazing journey of faith as disciples of Jesus Christ. You are never too old to take this step, and being baptized as an adult is a wonderful experience.

If you are an adult who is seeking to be baptized, we’re excited to invite you to join us at our annual Easter Vigil. This year our vigil will be at 7:00 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, April 11.

If you would like to know more about the Christian faith, and are ready to be baptized, please contact the Rev. Holly Herring at holly@trinitycathedral.com to begin exploring what it means to be a Christian. 
Children, Youth & Family Ministries
8:45am-12:45pm: WONDER: The Nursery at Trinity Cathedral (birth to the 4th birthday)
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8:55am: Drop off for Godly Play (GP) in the GP Classroom (3 years of age through 6th grade)
9-9:45am: GODLY PLAY in the GP Classroom (3 years of age through 6th grade)
9-9:45am: TRINITAS (Youth at Trinity) in the Youth Room (grades 6-12)
9:45am: Pick up for Godly Play (Trinitas released to join families to prepare for worship)
January Art Show
The artwork of Lee Antcliffe and Dair Deckert

In this exhibit, Lee Antcliffe focuses on Dogs and the Australian Rainbow Eucalyptus. Her expressionistic oil and watercolor paintings can be sublime or humorous. Antcliffe grew up in the Pacific Northwest and majored in Art Education at the University of Washington. She later studied art at Mexico City College. She was influenced by the massive murals and folk art of Mexico City. Antcliffe has exhibited in galleries throughout Arizona, most recently at Pedregal Gallery in Carefree.

Dair Deckert uses impasto brushstrokes, creating colorful impressionistic landscapes that envelop the viewer. She hopes her work will give the viewer a chance to reflect and renew. “We can…improve both our moods and health by pausing, noticing the beauty and experiencing calm.” Deckert majored in Art History at the University of Michigan and continued her art studies in Florence, Italy, Paris, France, and Phuket, Thailand. She is in both corporate and personal collections in the USA, Europe, and Thailand.

On Exhibit through January 29, 2020
Welcome a Refugee Family
Interested in forming a group to help settle and welcome a refugee family into our community?

This is a ministry opportunity for a group to provide leadership co-sponsoring a family in our community. - Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and its Refugee Co-Sponsorship Program allows Americans to welcome and to become “first friends” with newly arrived refugees to the United States.

Co-sponsor groups help refugees adjust to the American life by sharing knowledge and experience, such as taking them to the grocery store, showing them how to navigate the bus system, explaining the use of bank accounts, or taking the family to the library... Co-sponsors commit to support refugees as they seek to become independent and self-sufficient, to integrate into their new community and to become successful citizens.

Visit: https://www.lss-sw.org/refugeeservices for more information. Interested? Email the Rev. Myra Kingsley, Deacon at myra@trinitycathedral.com
Hospitality Ministry
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 hospitality@trinitycathedral.com
This Week At Trinity
Friday, January 10, 2020
7:00pm - Bilingual Festival of Singing - Cathedral

Saturday, January 11, 2020
9:00am - Trinity Quilters - Atwood Hall

Sunday, January 12, 2020
8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - Cathedral
8:45am - 12:45pm - Nursery available
9:00am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00am - Godly Play - Godly Play classroom
9:00am - Trinitas - Youth Room
10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00am - Misa en Español - Auditorio

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - Cathedral
8:45am - 12:45pm - Nursery available
9:00am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00am - Godly Play - Godly Play classroom
9:00am - Trinitas - Youth Room
10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00am - Misa en Español - Auditorio
3:00pm - Organ Concert - Cathedral

Monday, January 20, 2020
The Cathedral Offices will be closed.  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: Roy, Paula & family, Trevor & family, Ruth, Steve.
 
Birthdays: Susan Harte, Andrew Wilkes (1/13), Gail Hjalmarson (1/16), Tom Weller, Kathleen O’Leary (1/17), and Jan Hayes, TJ Kuzell (1/18).
 
Anniversaries: Roy & Paula Aguayo (1/12).
 
Departed this Life: John Huxham.
 
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Stephen’s, Sierra Vista.
 
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Australia.
 
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.
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