February 20, 2020 Announcements
From the Pulpit
Dean's Commentary
February 20, 2020

Praise God with tambourine and dance;
praise the Lord with strings and pipe!
--Psalm 150:4

The pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies and powerfully lifts up our minds to God and to higher things.
-- Second Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium 120

About 3 years ago, something strange began to happen at Trinity. On certain days, the cathedral organ would suddenly no longer play. The reliability of the instrument became a major issue. How can we hold recitals on Fridays during Lent when we don’t know if the instrument is going to work or not? The question was valid and rather terrifying.

After our canon musician and technicians began their diagnostics of the instrument, we soon discovered a malfunction with the main computer controls for the instrument. Even though the right stops were pulled, the organ console was not in sync with the instrument itself. What was the fix? At the time, we did not entirely know. Thankfully, those involved in our organ’s maintenance were attempting every possible fix. Through their efforts, the glorious music at Trinity Cathedral continued, even as our organ’s capabilities continued to decline.

Shortly before Christmas in 2018, almost everything in the organ ceased to play, with the exception of one manual and a few pedal stops. The glorious Schantz instrument, once hailed as the finest new instrument in Arizona, was quickly becoming a mere remnant of itself. Something had to be done.

The people of Trinity Cathedral began seeking out experts for a solution. A team sought bids from national vendors to fix the problem, and later, brainstormed how to pay for such a repair. Thanks to your abundant generosity, the funds were quickly raised, and by the end of Summer 2019, much of the repairs had finally been completed.

This Sunday marks a milestone in the life of Trinity Cathedral. This Sunday, we rededicate our cathedral organ to the glory of God, and we celebrate you in the process. Your generosity was absolutely essential in making this restoration happen!

In fact, this entire weekend will be a glorious celebration of music. On Sunday at 10 a.m., you are invited to come for special music, dedicatory prayers, and a festive liturgy celebrating the Transfiguration of Our Lord on this Last Sunday of the Epiphany. After our morning worship is over, the cathedral’s sanctuary will get ready for even more splendor, when the people of Trinity Cathedral host a very special organ recital at 3 p.m.

The organ rededication concert will be performed by educator, scholar, and sacred music advocate Janette Fishell, who currently serves as Chair of the Organ Department at Indiana University. In a concert entitled, “Dances Celestial and Sinister,” Dr. Fishell will feature works by William Byrd, Alexandre Guilmant, and Camille Saint-Saëns. The concert is free and open to the public. Don’t miss this spectacular event!

All of our time together at Trinity Cathedral, whether we are engaged in worship, fellowship, or service, is dedicated to God. Our mission remains clear -- through our participation in the full life of Trinity’s community, we are continuously transformed into the people whom God calls us to be. The presence of Christ is with us in everything we do, and praising God with glorious liturgy and musical offerings calls us into a greater reality than the world we immediately perceive. When we listen to great music, when we gather for common prayer, when we live our lives serving others, we are stepping out of the world that we know and we are stepping into the Kingdom of God. We may not know it, but our lives are forever changed.   

Join us this Sunday and see an even greater glimpse of God’s glory. Join us to embark on your own personal transformation in the Kingdom of God. Join us to celebrate our life, our labor, and our gift of music that feeds our souls. God will surely be praised!

In Christ’s peace and love,
Music at Trinity Events
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/

March 6, 6:00 p.m. – Music at Trinity Presents First Friday Performances
Arizona State University music students will perform. First Fridays performances by emerging musicians are scheduled to coincide with exhibitions of local visual artists in the Trinity Cathedral Olney Gallery. 

March 6 to April 3 – Spring Organ Series
This mid-day organ recital series provides a quiet respite during the busy workweek. All concerts by Arizona musicians take place on a Friday from 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. Program information will be announced at the beginning of the recital. 

March 6 – Joseph Ripka ** March 13 – Jeffrey Campbell ** March 20 – Julia Tucker
March 27 – Brandon Burns ** April 3 – Peter Mahigian

March 20, 6:00 p.m. – Music at Trinity Presents Art Detour Performances
Erik Goldstrom, Mozart Quartet, Helios and Urban Nocturnes perform in the Cathedral as part of the annual Art Detour art walk, in collaboration with the Olney Gallery. 

March 22, 4:00 p.m., Lenten Concert: The Passion of Our Lord According to St. Mark.
The Trinity Cathedral Choir presents Charles Wood’s 1920 oratorio for choir and organ, written in just nine days at Cambridge University.
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!
Memorial Eucharist
Virginia Ruth Twitchell
June 24, 1922 to February 14, 2020
A Memorial Eucharist for Virginia Ruth Twitchell will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Phoenix.
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
Save the Dates!
Journey to the Holy Land with The Very Rev. Troy Mendez

Join the Dean on a trip to the Holy Land from January 4 through 16, 2021. Visit Jerusalem, Jericho, Nazareth, the River Jordan among many other Biblical sites.

Space is limited. Registration will be available at the beginning of March.
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
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

ASH WEDNESDAY, February 26
7:00am - Ash Wednesday service - Cathedral
12:10pm - Ash Wednesday service - Cathedral
7:00pm - Bilingual Ash Wednesday service - Cathedral
8:00pm - N.A. meeting- Atwood Hall

Saturday, February 29
10:00am - Virginia Twitchell Memorial Eucharist - Cathedral
Sunday, March 1
8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - Cathedral
8:45am - 12:45pm - Nursery available
9:00am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00am - Walk in Love class - Office Area 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
Prayers of the People
Commended to our prayers: Jan, Betty, Tessa & family, Dolly & Bill, Meredith, Noah & family.
Birthdays: Sarah Bryan (2/23), Nina Susich (2/24), Nancy Kinney, Jim Champlin, Ronald Archuleta (2/26), Logan Marshall (2/27), and Don Marshall, Emilio Armand (2/28).
Anniversaries: Cindy Troxler & Gail King (2/28)
Departed this Life: Virginia Twitchell.
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Episcopal Campus Ministries at ASU.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church in Central America.
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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