November 7, 2019 Announcements
From the Pulpit
This Week's Commentary
November 14, 2019

Look at what is before your eyes. If you are confident that you belong
to Christ, remind yourself of this, that just as you belong to Christ,
so also do we.
-- 2 Corinthians 10:7

When we reflect on how Trinity Cathedral has lived into our mission, we find ourselves amazed! As a community, have been integral in welcoming our new bishop to the diocese. We helped plan the transition from one bishop to another. We hosted the Seating of the Bishop at the Cathedral, and we have entered a new season of ministry that will carry us forward for many years to come.

Your clergy and members of Trinity have been present in our community, literally on the streets, to raise awareness for incarcerated children and families, to demand an end to gun violence in our society, to advocate for a more merciful world where all have access to basic needs, and much more! But advocacy hasn’t been the only thing we’ve done.

In 2019, we’ve engaged with the greater community through service projects that bless the lives of many. Our partnership with ICM Food & Clothing Bank continues, and our commitment to serving those who are experiencing homelessness grows even stronger day-by-day, as we partner with Grace Lutheran to help those on the margins. Our Garfield Elementary School partnership gives us new opportunities to teach reading, to mentor students, and to celebrate the holidays! We’ve also renewed our work with Habitat for Humanity, 850Zip, OneCommunity, the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, the Phoenix Rescue Mission, the Sojourners Center, the Maison de Naissance in Haiti, the Steven Tito Academy in Tanzania, and many other organizations. The people of Trinity have great hearts to serve others!

Arts and Culture are thriving at Trinity this year, too, thanks to several amazing ministries. One is our Visual Arts Ministry, and their partnerships with local and national artists bless us by bringing beauty and wonder onto our campus each month. The other key ministry is Music at Trinity, with their partnerships with Urban Nocturnes, Helios, the Phoenix Chorale, and of course, our beloved St. Nicholas Choir, Trinity Singers, and the Cathedral Choir!   

Culturally, we’ve created new opportunities for engagement through our hosting of the Union of Black Episcopalians conference in February, and through commemorations of Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Native American Heritage Month. Our overall reach to a larger and more diverse community widens our mission field. We’ve welcomed guests from all over the West Coast who have helped us honor the rich diversity that reveals to us a more complete view of what life in the Kingdom of God actually looks like.

All of this is because of our recognition that we all belong to Jesus, we belong to Trinity Cathedral, and we all belong to one another. Our sense of belonging invites us into a time of stewardship. We are invited to pray about how we might share our monetary resources for the next calendar year, and share them with God, with Trinity, and with our beloved community.

In his third week of videos, local filmmaker Alex Miller once again sheds light on how much your participation in our 2020 Stewardship Promise Campaign is needed. You can check out his video here:
When we promise our time, talent, and treasure to Trinity we are saying “yes” to the realization that we belong! We are affirming that God has blessed us abundantly in life and we are, in turn, making a 2020 promise out of that abundant blessing.

At Trinity Cathedral, love and belonging are real. God reveals new ways every day in which you belong. Just as you belong to Christ, so do we! The cathedral is simply not the same without your prayers and presence every week. Let us live even further into claiming our belonging!

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 www.trinitycathedral.com

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. This week, 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! 
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 trinitymusicaz.org or at the door.
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 !!
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 trinitymusicaz.org or at the door.
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 myra@trinitycathedral.com

Thanks for all you do for the children in our neighborhood!
City of Phoenix Street Improvement
Roosevelt Street from Central Ave to 7th Avenue will be repaired starting Monday, November 18 and ending on Tuesday, November 26.

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)
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 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.
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 .
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 onawing@cox.net

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 hospitality@trinitycathedral.com
This Week At Trinity
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

Tuesday, November 19
6:00pm - Just Faith - Conference Room
6:00pm - Stewardship Phone Bank

Wednesday, November 20
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 21
7:00pm - Urban Nocturnes concert - Cathedral

Saturday, November 23
9:00am - Trinity Quilters - Atwood Hall

Sunday, November 24
Thanksgiving Ingathering
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
4:00pm - Messiah Sing Along - Cathedral

Wednesday, November 27
12:10pm - Thanksgiving Eucharist - Cathedral
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: Rick Berry (11/17), Holly Herring, Ryland Ugalino (11/18), Kelley Nielsen (11/22), and Alex Bardaweel (11/23).

Anniversaries: Dolly & Bill Evans (11/23).

Remembrances: Dora Chavez.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain.

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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