February 13, 2020 Announcements
From the Pulpit
Dean's Commentary
February 13, 2020

Happy are the people whose strength is in you!
Whose hearts are set on the pilgrims' way.
-- Psalm 84:4

Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages.
-- Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Canterbury Tales”

As announced this past Sunday, the people of Trinity Cathedral will be embarking upon another pilgrimage to the Holy Land in January 2021. Once again, under the excellent leadership of our guide, Canon Iyad Qumri, the people of Trinity will retrace the footsteps of Jesus, from his birth in Bethlehem, to his ministry in Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, to small towns where he healed lepers, where he met the woman at the well, where he called Zaccheus out of the sycamore tree, to his crucifixion and resurrection in Jerusalem. All of these encounters will be offered in this wonderful opportunity to see the Bible come alive.

Why a pilgrimage? Why now?

In their 2018 issue on pilgrimage, the brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist cover the entire notion of pilgrimage from start to finish. To quote their superior, Br. James Koester, “We may not cover much distance physically, but as God’s pilgrim people, we are always on the move, slowly but surely making our way through the wilderness of this life, to the land of promise in the next.” He continues by inviting people to be companions on the journey, so that “God’s people discover for themselves the meaning of their life with God.” Finally, he offers this beautiful illustration, “This pilgrim journey of ours is marked not so much by miles traveled, but by hearts melted.”

For further reading, specifically on Jerusalem, check out pages 9 through 11 of Cowley Magazine, found at this link:

There’s an even better reason to do a pilgrimage in January 2021: Trinity Cathedral is celebrating our centennial. From the start of the first gatherings of Episcopalians in Phoenix around 1885 at our former campus of Trinity Episcopal Church, the people of Trinity Cathedral saw a vision and a possibility in their newly forming City of Phoenix. By the early 20th century, the congregation was on the move, and the Episcopal Church decided that nothing but the best was needed to clearly demonstrate to the people in the new state of Arizona that Trinity Cathedral was going to be an integral part of the city for the long haul. On Christmas Eve 1920, a dream had come true. Trinity Cathedral opened its doors for the first time for worship! The journey for these new residents of the city to the Great Doors of Trinity symbolized new possibilities of life in community, and new possibilities to walk humbly with the Living God.

Everyone is invited to embark on this centennial pilgrimage, and walk humbly with the Living God. Space will be limited, but you and your friends are most welcome. A flier can be found here:

Almost 40 people from Trinity have ventured on pilgrimage in the past, and all will tell you stories of discovery and of great encounters with Christ and with the local Christian community in the Holy Land.

More information will follow soon, but please know that you are invited to go on this journey, too!

For now, we close with this prayer, written by one of the former deans of St. George’s College, Jerusalem:

Pray not for Arab or Jew,
For Palestinian or Israeli,
But pray rather for ourselves, 
That we may not divide them in our prayers,
But keep them both together in our hearts.  

In peace, salaam سلام‎, and shalom שָׁלוֹם ,
Black History Month Guest Preacher Series
In celebration of Black History Month, Trinity invites you to the Black History Month Guest Preachers at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19.

Wednesday, February 19
Diocesan Canon Judy Conley will be preaching on Frederick Douglass - Born as a slave in February 1818, Frederick Douglass was separated from his mother at the age of eight. A strong advocate of racial integration, Douglass disavowed black separatism and wanted to be counted as equal among his white peers. When he met Abraham Lincoln in the White House, he noted that the President treated him as a kindred spirit without one trace of condescension. Douglass died in 1895. 
Memorial Eucharist for Alan DePuy
A Memorial Eucharist will be celebrated at Trinity Cathedral on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Cathedral Choir will sing. Please share this announcement with those in the community who have not heard this news.
Music at Trinity February Events
February 15, 7:30 p.m. – Helios: A Voice in the Desert
Trinity Cathedral’s new Early Music ensemble-in-residence, Helios, performs works of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Thomas Weelkes and Heinrich Schütz. For ticket information please visit https://trinitymusicaz.org/tickets/

February 23, 10:00 a.m. – Organ Blessing 
Trinity’s fully restored 71-rank Schantz Organ will be blessed at the 10:00 a.m. service. The choir will perform works of Ferko, Howells, and Stanford and James Gerber will serve as the guest organist.  Incense will be used at this service.

February 23, 3:00 p.m. – Organ Rededication Concert with Janette Fishell
The Schantz organ will be rededicated with a recital performance by educator, scholar and sacred music advocate Janette Fishell. Her program includes works of Vierne, Saint-Saens, Franck and Duruflé. Free.

February 29, 7:30 p.m. – Phoenix Chorale: Cosmos
This performance by Trinity’s flagship ensemble takes us on an interstellar journey through cultures both ancient and modern, using musical styles from around the world and drawing varied inspiration from the beauty of the night sky. For ticket information please visit https://trinitymusicaz.org/tickets/
Trinity always welcomes newcomers!
Many people have contacted the office or have completed a “fellowship” card in the pews and have been connected with our newcomer program.

In a few weeks, our dean, Troy Mendez, will be hosting a newcomer gathering at his home for newer members of Trinity.  If you haven’t connected in yet with our newcomer program, think about getting connected today by completing a “fellowship” card in the pew in front of you, or by sending an e-mail to office@trinitycathedral.com

Help us share the wonders of Trinity Cathedral!
New Class - Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices
Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices begins Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Every wonder why we do what we do?
  • Are you curious about the Episcopal Church, how we're sometimes very formal and other times quite relaxed?
  • Interested in how the church has shaped our beliefs through our prayers?

If 'yes' to any of those things, this class is right for you. Join the dean and friends for 8 weeks on Sunday mornings as we explore our life and our faith together. All are welcome! 
Ash Wednesday services
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

7:00 am - Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes - Cathedral
12:10 pm - Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes - Cathedral
7:00 pm - Bilingual Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes - Cathedral

Ashes to Go
On Ash Wednesday, February 26, Trinity Cathedral will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a relatively new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, at the following locations and times:
  • 8:00am - 9:30am at ICM: A Food & Clothing Bank located at 501 S 9th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm on the corner of First Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, Arizona

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm on the corner of Taylor Street & First Street at ASU Downtown, Phoenix, AZ

For more information, please contact The Rev. Myra Kingsley, Deacon at myra@trinitycathedral.com
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. 
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
Children, Youth & Family Ministries
8:45am-12:45pm: WONDER: The Nursery at Trinity Cathedral (birth to the 4th birthday)
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)
February Art Show
Out of His Heart Will Flow Rivers:
The Paintings of Tony Winters

The February art exhibit features landscape artist Tony Winters and his collection of oil paintings featuring Arizona’s rivers, canals, and urban waterways. As an environmental artist, Winters is known for calling attention to our dependence on the rivers that are a precious and threatened resource in the Arizona desert. Winters believes in addressing highly political issues in a non-political way. He says, “Ultimately, I believe people feel protective love for places they know and find beautiful.” Tony Winters’ is a nationally recognized prize-winning artist visiting us from New York. Winters has been featured in both online and print publications such as Outdoor Painter and Fine Art Connoisseur. 

On exhibit through February 26, 2020
ICM - Food and Clothing Bank
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 pia@icmaz.org.  Thank you for helping others!

ICM is always in need of the following donated items: Baby clothing, baby wipes, infant formula, baby food, men’s/children’s clothing, shoes, empty prescription/vitamin bottles w/ screw-on lids, plastic or paper grocery bags, 13-gallon drawstring garbage bags, Ziploc bags, shampoo, conditioner, soap, liquid body wash, feminie products, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, and non-perishable protein-rich foods.  You may drop off your donations in the collections bins behind the interior staircase in the Olney Room at Trinity. Or, stop by ICM at 501 S 9th Ave, Phoenix.
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
Sunday, February 16
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

Monday, February 17
The Cathedral Offices will be closed in observance of President’s Day. 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.

Tuesday, February 18
7:00pm - Alan DePuy Memorial Eucharist - Cathedral

Wednesday, February 19
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

Saturday, February 22
9:00am - Trinity Quilters - Atwood Hall
Sunday, February 23
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 Rededication Concert - Cathedral
Prayers of the People
Commended to our prayers: Anita, Tessa & family, Dolly & Bill, Trevor, Don & Nancy, Patricia & Andrew, Meredith, Noah & family.
Birthdays: Frances Sjoberg (2/16), Kathryn Elliott-Hudson, Ray Dugan, Roy Aguayo (2/17), Bill Brotherton, III (2/20), Martha Campbell, Dolly Evans (2/21), and Vicky Cary (2/22).
Anniversaries: John & Joan Haldiman (2/19), Romy Ugalino & Janette Tugade (2/19), and Andrew Wilkes & Patricia Shelton-Wilkes (2/20).
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Church of the Epiphany, Tempe.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Church of the Province of Central Africa,
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.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Telephone (602) 254-7126