November 7, 2019 Announcements
From the Pulpit
This Week's Commentary
November 7, 2019

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
-- Psalm 67:3
You are the God who works wonders;
you have displayed your might among the peoples.
-- Psalm 77:14
Tonight in Atwood Hall at 7:00 p.m., in partnership with Cook Native American Ministries Foundation, we are happy to welcome distinguished guests from our region who will lead a panel discussion on Native American Spirituality. Each guest brings a wealth of knowledge about the indigenous peoples of North America, especially those who have claimed Arizona as their home for centuries.   
You can click on the logos below for a full schedule of events for Native American Heritage Month:
At Trinity, we honor our Native American brothers and sisters to create new levels of awareness of understanding. God has blessed the peoples of Arizona with rich and vibrant cultures that open our eyes to see the work of our Creator expressed so abundantly in culture, art, music, and spirituality. We are called to continue to learn from one another about our own journeys of life, because the great diversity that exists among many peoples points us towards a better understanding of the God’s majesty. We have an extraordinary opportunity tonight to engage our cultures in this sacred way, and everyone is welcome to this event!
And, as promised, we have another entertaining video from local filmmaker, Alex Miller, about our Stewardship 2020 campaign. Last week, we began to talk about the abundance of our community at Trinity Cathedral. We entered a conversation about thinking about, praying about, and taking seriously all of the blessings of belonging that we have been given through our beloved cathedral community. In this season of stewardship at Trinity Cathedral, we continue to invite you to bring your heart and mind and soul into making a financial promise to the life & ministry of Trinity for 2020. Remember — you belong here at Trinity!
This week’s video is as whimsical and fun as it is simple. It explains exactly how to fill out the 2020 Promise Card, and offers you two very easy (and important!) options: 1) Filling out a traditional promise card and mailing it back to Trinity or 2) Going online to and completing a promise card online. Click on the photo below to play the video:
You are a very important part of our cathedral’s life and ministry. Our goal is 100% participation from everyone in this 2020 promise campaign, because it is only through your prayerful financial support can our community continue to live most fully into our mission: Welcoming all to be transformed in Christ, through worship, fellowship, and service.
Have a wonderful day, everyone, and remember, you belong here!
In Christ’s peace and love,
Stewardship 2020 - Our campaign begins!  
By now you should have received your stewardship packets in the mail. Please check your mailbox and return your promise pledge card as soon as you are able. You may also fill out a promise pledge form on the front page of our website

If you have not received your brochure, please call the church office at (602) 254-7126 and let us know, so that we may forward the materials to you. In two weeks, we will gather volunteers to begin our stewardship phone bank. Our volunteers will call you to thank you for your ongoing prayers and support and ask if you've received all of your stewardship materials. In all we do, we give thanks to God for you. Remember that you always belong in our beloved community at Trinity Cathedral! 
Upcoming Office Closure
The Offices are closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

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.
TONIGHT! Native American Spirituality Forum
Thursday, November 7 - Native American Spirituality Forum featuring:

  • Associate Professor David Martinez (Akimel O’odham / Hia Ced O’odham / Mexican) American Indian Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

  • The Rev. Canon Cornelia Eaton (Navajo), Canon of the Ordinary Ministry of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, Farmington NM.

  • Mona Polacca (Havasupai / Hopi / Tewa), Tucson AZ. Member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Member of the Indigenous World Forum on Water & Peace.
To believe in God through Jesus Christ for Indigenous people can sometimes pose challenges. Based on the experience of today's Indigenous Christians, the most common obstacle is overcoming the notion of Christianity and Western thought as opposed to the organic message of the gospel. This understanding requires a reconciliation of Christianity from its formation to its spread across the world through various denominations up to modern times. This could be interpreted as deconstructing Christianity and colonialism in order to hear the messages from Jesus through his teachings. Thus, for Indigenous people to embrace Christianity, requires that Indigenous beliefs, customs, culture, language, and ceremonies be interwoven.

Wednesday, November 13 - Midweek Service at 12:10 pm
Featuring The Rev. Vivian Winter Chaser (Lakota), Deacon
Thank You!
Thanks to all of you, Saints of God, who helped make All Saints’ Sunday such a wonderful occasion at Trinity!

Many of you played multiple roles in the success of our Sunday, but special thanks goes to those who helped set-up, those who dressed up as saints, those who cleaned up, and all who brought food for a wonderful feast.

We are grateful, especially, for Laura Bardaweel, Yazmin Hernandez, Penny Sinchuk, Cliff Golden, Dennis Manuelito, Clarissa Kubat, The Rev. Canon Holly Herring, The Rev. David Chavez, and The Rev. Myra Kingsley for making our day full of celebration.

Our hearts are so full by what you were able to offer this community!
Garfield School Christmas Party
Garfield Christmas Party on Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be a box for gifts for the kids to be given at the Garfield Christmas Party. We will be looking for gifts no more than $10. Watch for Volunteer Sign-Up sheets.

We also will be adopting children from ICM again this year. We will get our list around November 18 with gifts due back by December 8. Questions, comments, email Deacon Myra Kingsley

Thanks for all you do for the children in our neighborhood!
November 24 Community Meal
Please join us on Sunday, November 24 as we celebrate our stewardship ingathering and the joy to which God is calling us. Trinity is a community that welcomes all to be transformed In Christ through worship, fellowship and service. Our 2020 pledges are offered out of gratitude, and as a "thank you" to all who continue to support the mission of Trinity Cathedral, a Thanksgiving feast to share together.

The cathedral will provide the main entrees, and parishioners are encouraged to bring salads, sides, and desserts.

We will also need assistance with set up, serving, and clean up. Please see the sign in sheet at the front desk of the Olney Gallery, or use the following link:

All are welcome !!
Helios in Concert at Trinity Cathedral
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
Urban Nocturnes at Trinity Cathedral
Urban Nocturnes, November 21 Trinity Cathedral chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Urban Nocturnes, performs Thursday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. Ensemble members Christopher McKay (viola), Karen Sinclair (violin), Melita Hunsinger (cello) and Viviana Complido Wilson (flute) will perform works by Paul Ben-Haim, Maurice Ravel, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Albert Roussel. Tickets are $15 and are available at or at the door.
Messiah Sing Along 
Messiah Sing VII, November 24 The Trinity Cathedral choir presents its seventh annual Messiah sing-along Sunday, November 24, at 4:00 p.m. All music lovers are invited to “bring your score and join the chorus for our annual trek through Handel’s Messiah Part I.” Tickets are $10 and are available at or at the door.
Welcome Anthony Michael!
Nina Garguilo, cathedral choir soprano and her husband James welcomed Anthony Michael Garguilo at 11:11 a.m. on November 2. . .7 lbs 1 ounce of cuteness! Congratulations!
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)
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
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)
November Art Show
Every year the  Bruce Florence Parkinson Annual Juried Art Show  concludes a successful cycle of art workshops offered by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) in English and Spanish. These workshops are open for people living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and their care partners. The five-week workshops, delivered by art instructor Gregory Pearce, allow participants to take an artistic journey of discovery, where no creative skills or experience are required. 

The benefits of creative activities, such as painting include, improvement of fine motor skills, improved cognition, stress reduction, and a sense of achievement. The classes are designed taking PD into consideration and invite participants to shift their focus from any limitations they might have to a new horizon of creative possibilities. The art workshops are part of the Community Outreach and Wellness Programs offered by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. For more information, contact Claudia Martinez at (602) 406-2453.
On exhibit through November 25, 2019
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 or at (602) 378-1894.

The sign-up for the Christmas breakfast will be available after the first of December.
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
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 . 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 .
Are you feeling crafty Trinity?
Loosely Knit Craft Guild is looking to recruit those who knit or crochet to assist in our community drive to make beanies, scarves, cowls, etc. These accessories are to be distributed at our annual Thanksgiving and Christmas breakfast celebrations for our homeless population.

Interested individuals/groups or those wishing to donate yarn, please get in touch with Dyane Welt at

Additionally, gently used outer garments, sweatshirts, tee-shirts, blankets, and toiletries donations would also be greatly appreciated by our friends who attend the Breakfasts for the Homeless.
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
This Week At Trinity
Thursday, November 7
7:00pm – Native American Spirituality Forum – Atwood

Saturday, November 9
9:00am - Trinity Quilters - Atwood Hall
7:30pm - Helios concert – Cathedral

Sunday, November 10
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, November 11
The Cathedral Offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. 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, November 12
6:00pm - Just Faith - Conference Room
6:00pm - Stewardship Phone Bank

Wednesday, November 13
12:10pm - Holy Eucharist (Spoken) - Cathedral
6:00pm - St. Nicholas Choir rehearsal - Auditorium
6:30pm - Cathedral Choir rehearsal - Cathedral
8:00pm - N.A. Meeting - Atwood Hall
Thursday, November 14
6:30pm - Cathedral Chapter - Conference Room

Sunday, November 17
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 - Children’s Chapel - Godly Play classroom
10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Sung) - Cathedral
10:00am - Misa en Español - Auditorio
Prayers of the People
Commended to our prayers: Michael, Eileen, Andrew & family, Dennis, Mina, Cary, Noah & family, Sean, Mary-Audrey, MaryCay, Ellyn & family, Pat, Tim, Marty, Jaclyn, and Bishop Reddall & family.

Birthdays: Roy Aguayo (11/12), and Uta Brotherton (11/14).

New Members: Emily Anderson.

Newly Born: Anthony Michael Garguilo, son of Nina & James Garguilo.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. Stephen’s, Phoenix.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Lusitanian Church.

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