October 17, 2019 Announcements
From the Pulpit
This Week's Commentary
October 17, 2019

Walk in love, as Christ loved us, and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2


This weekend, the entire Episcopal Diocese of Arizona gathers at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel for our annual diocesan convention. Our bishop, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall, will preside over the convention, and your delegation from Trinity Cathedral will all be present. The dean, the cathedral clergy, as well as elected lay representatives, including Lisa Derrick, John Cary, Alison Moran, Matt Jewett, Canon Judith Conley, Canon Kathleen O’Leary, and Dennis Biondolillo will be there.   

This year’s theme of convention will be “Walk in Love,” and our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Scott Gunn from Forward Movement publications. During his time here, our speaker will lead the people of the diocese to examine our collective walk with Jesus. Are we immersing ourselves in a life of prayer? Are we studying scripture in such a way that it informs our lives? Are we truly caring for the people of our neighborhood, loving our neighbors as ourselves? These won’t be easy questions to answer, and the format of this convention will invite participants to engage in lively discussions with each other to identify areas of strength and opportunities to grow.   

Diocesan conventions are an annual component of each congregation’s commitment to help govern the Episcopal Church. We have a shared governance structure, and this is a key component of our common life as Christ’s one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. Our congregations gather with our bishop every year to set goals, establish budgets, to mutually discern how Christ calls us into a deeper relationship with God and with our fellow human beings. This work is extremely important to the life of the church, because it’s very rare that the entire assembly of the Episcopal Church in Arizona gets to gather, except when the church gathers at convention!

Your cathedral clergy are highly involved in the design of the worship services held at convention, and other cathedral members are involved in the music, in volunteering, in ushering, and in facilitating a wonderful experience for all attendees. You will be able to follow the convention on the web https://www.azdiocese.org/meetings/diocesan-convention.html and on the diocese’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/azdiocese/ .

We’ll be happy to report back to you on Sunday about the diocesan convention, too! For now, please keep all those involved in your prayers, as we embark upon another year, immersing ourselves in the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement.

In Christ’s peace and love,
All Saints' Sunday 2019
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 2018.

(A sign-up sheet is available at the front desk, or by contacting Clarissa at clarissa@trinitycathedral.com); all names to be remembered on Sunday, November 3 at the 10:00 a.m. bilingual Eucharist.
Incense on All Saints' Sunday
Incense will be used at the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist service on All Saints' Sunday, November 3.
Road Closures on November 3
On All Saints’ Sunday, November 3, 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.  Please see map.
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.

Friday October 25: Help prepare the altar of remembrance from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to help. For more information please contact The Rev. David Chavez at david@trinitycathedral.com
Your 2020 Stewardship Brochure is on its way soon!
A wonderful group of volunteers have assembled all of our stewardship brochures and they are being sent in the mail to you right now.  Check your mailbox and return your promise pledge card as soon as you are able.  If you do not receive your brochure by October 31, please call the church office at 602-254-7126 and let us know, so that we may forward the materials to you. Remember that you belong right here at Trinity Cathedral!  
Upcoming Dates of Office Closure
The Cathedral Offices will be closed on the 21st and 28th.

The Offices will also be closed on Monday, October 21st and 28th due to limited staff/administrative vacations.

In a case 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.
A Grateful Farewell
It is with deep gratitude that I extend my thanks to the cathedral community, for the welcome, openness, warm community, and support during the last couple of years. I leave with my heart full of insights and wisdom, enfolded by your prayers and love. Please know that I carry with me the values of a community marked by grace, radical welcome and Iove. It has been a pleasure to work alongside with Dean Troy Mendez, Canon Holly Herring, and the rest of the talented and graceful staff of Trinity Cathedral. Transition are so often difficult, but I feel that the prayers, experiences, and collegial partnership establish over the years, will sustain me for the next season of ministry.
The Rev. David U. Chavez
Curate for Hispanic Ministries
Choral Evensong Returns
On Sunday, October 27, at 4 PM the first of this season's choral evensongs will be held. The cathedral choir will present music of Stanford, Byrd, and Fauré. A reception will be held in Olney Gallery immediately following the service.
Helios in Concert at Trinity Cathedral
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On Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 PM, Helios will present a concert of early music centered around the concept of light. Composers of the Medieval and Renaissance Catholic church believed Christ to be the light of the world. Guided by their devotion, they crafted diverse pieces expressing the many meanings of light both sacred and profane. Works of Perotin, Melgas and Richafort. Tickets available through trinitymusicaz.org.
Save-the-Date! Thursday Nov. 7 - Native American Spirituality Forum   
7:00 p.m. in Atwood Hall, November 7th
In recognition of Native American Heritage month, Trinity Cathedral, in partnership with the Cook Native American Ministries Foundation will be hosting an important forum exploring various ways Native Americans practice a life of spirituality and faith. Join the dean, along with invited guests from ASU, and from the Episcopal Church in Navajoland for a lively discussion. All are welcome!
Thanksgiving Breakfast for The Homeless
We are planning again this year to welcome our homeless neighbors to Trinity for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning (November 2 8 ).

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 dave.a.howell@wellsfargo.com or at (602) 378-1894.

The sign-up for the Christmas breakfast will be available after the first of December.
Happy Anniversary to Lisa Derrick
& Deb Stone!
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Come and celebrate with them after the 10:00 am service during coffee hour!
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)
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9:50am: Gathering for Children's Chapel in the Olney Gallery
           - birth through age 3- with adult accompaniment
           - 4 years of age through 6th grade- with our without adult accompaniment
10am to "The Peace": CHILDREN'S CHAPEL in the GP Classroom
           - Children's Chapel is an OPTIONAL offering of worship formation for children
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9-9:45am First Sunday of the Month
           - Parent and Adult Caregiver Formation (Auditorium)
11am-12pm Fourth Sunday of the Month
           - Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Brown Bag Lunch (Atwood Hall)
October Art Show
True Expressions: Art by Karolina and Bela Fidel

Karolina Adams and  Bela Fidel  use their divergent styles to find a true expression of their emotion and imagination. 
 
Karolina Adams  works in ink and graphite, creating intimate imagery that is playful and poignant.   A recurring character in her work is of a small drawing mannequin with red striped socks. This tiny figure interacts with large real-world objects and conveys an emotional punch. "...it's a lot easier for me to engage in drawing, unload the feelings, and work through the thoughts and emotions and tell my stories." Adams has a BFA from Columbia College, Chicago. She is a gallery artist in Scottsdale AZ and Lenox, MA. and has presented her work in shows around Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Illinois.
 
Bela Fidel  works with oils, encaustics, and experiments with plasters and compounds to create unique mixed media paintings. Her work is both abstract, colorful, and textural. Fidel seeks true expression in art. "Each painting takes me to roads traveled as well as worlds unknown and provides challenges for growth and humility." Living in different countries Fidel has experienced many cultures which she feels has enriched her art. Fidel was born in Sao Paulo Brazil and studied at Hebrew University in Israel.  She is currently a member of International Encaustic Artists.  Winner of numerous awards and has shown her work throughout Arizona and California.
 
WHERE: Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85003
 
On Exhibit through October 23, 2019
Blankets for the Homeless
Blankets for the homeless as the cold winter days are approaching and we’re asking that you consider donating blankets, quilts, afghans or throws to help the homeless. They can be new or used (however, we ask that if they’re used , they be in good shape and clean). Donations can be dropped off in the collection bins behind the interior staircase in the Olney Room art gallery. Questions should be directed to John or Vicki Cary (602) 770-5452 or jlcaryjr@cox.net
ICM Volunteers 
ICM, a food and clothing bank for the working poor, is always in need of volunteers Monday-Saturday.  ICM serves 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, feminine 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 .
The Episcopal Habitat Coalition
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The Episcopal Habitat Coalition is beginning a new build at 8486 W. Madison in Peoria.

Trinity Cathedral is asked to provide at least 6 (six) people to work on the build on Saturday, October 26. We will work with others form St. Peters, St. Matthews, St. Augustine and Epiphany.  No experience is required to join in this rewarding experience.

For more information contact Joe Harte at (602) 621-3673. 
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, October 20
8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - Cathedral
8:45 am - 12:45pm - Nursery available
9:00 am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00 am - Godly Play - Godly Play classroom
9:00 am - Trinitas - Youth Room
10:00 am - Children’s Chapel - Godly Play classroom
10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00 am - Misa en Español - Auditorio
11:30 am - Cathedral Chapter meeting - Office Area conf. room

Monday, October 21
The Cathedral Offices will be closed. In the 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, October 22
6:00 pm - Just Faith - Conference Room

Wednesday, October 23
12:10 pm - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) – Cathedral
6:00 pm - St. Nicholas Choir rehearsal - Auditorium
6:30 pm - Cathedral Choir rehearsal - Cathedral
8:00 pm - N.A. Meeting - Atwood Hall

Friday, October 25
6:00 pm - Dia de los Muertos workshop - Atwood Hall

Saturday, October 26
9:00 am - Trinity Quilters - Atwood Hall

Sunday, October 27
8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - Cathedral
8:45 am - 12:45pm - Nursery available
9:00 am - Bible Study - Conference Room
9:00 am - Godly Play - Godly Play classroom
9:00 am - Trinitas - Youth Room
10:00 am - Children’s Chapel - Godly Play classroom
10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00 am - Misa en Español - Auditorio
11:15 am - Children, Youth, Families Brown Bag lunch - Conference Room
4:00 pm - Evensong - Cathedral

Monday, October 28
The Cathedral Offices will be closed. In the 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: Grace, Valerie, Noah & family, Sean, Mary-Audrey, MaryCay, Ellyn & family, Pat, Tim, Marty, and Jaclyn.

Birthdays: Kathleen Rowland (10/20), Danielle Rodgers (10/20)


Anniversaries: Richard & Ann Watts (10/21)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Luke’s at the Mountain, Phoenix

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies

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