November 16, 2017




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"A Growing community making disciples who love
and serve Christ and His world"
                                 Brian Baker

I am writing this from the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville.  Andrea, who has been serving as an Army Chaplain in Germany and Africa this year, is at a retreat here for Episcopal chaplains. It is hosted by The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, the Episcopal Bishop for armed forces and federal ministries. Carl used to be an Air Force chaplain who would worship at Trinity Cathedral periodically. It is good to see him in his new role as Bishop. It is even better to get to spend some time with Andrea. This is a retreat where spouses are welcome, so I'm joining Andrea from Wednesday through Friday. Then Andrea goes back overseas to complete her assignment. She will return for good in mid December.

Our Fall Pledge campaign is off to a great start. After our first ingathering Sunday, we have received 166 pledges for $487,148.  It is my hope that every person who is involved in the ministries at Trinity Cathedral will complete a pledge. Pledging is a way to express your commitment to the ministry of the Cathedral and say, "I'm in." While the amount of a pledge does matter, I think it is more important to get all of the members of the cathedral to pledge something. We can accomplish amazing things as a congregation in this critical time in our society if all of us are pulling on the oars together. Please bring or mail your pledge card to the Cathedral. We will have our second, and final, ingathering this Sunday. Or perhaps you would like to simply email your intention to give. All you have to do is email the amount of money you would like to commit to donating for 2018 to That will allow us to mark you down as a pledging supporter of the Cathedral. If you want to create a recurring payment from your credit card or bank, you could say so in your email and someone will contact you to get that set up.

Thank you for your partnership in ministry,

The Very Rev. Dr. Brian Baker
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
In this edition....
Cathedral Bookshop...
Office Front Desk Volunteer...
Need Room to Rent...
Floyd School News...
The Reading Corner...
Office Closed...
TNAC Classes...
Journey with Jesus...
Trinity Hiking Group...
Transgender Day of Remembrance...
This Sunday...
Thanksgiving Eve Evensong...
Jim Martinez Returns...
Centering Prayer...
Nadia Bolz-Weber...
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Cathedral Bookshop  
ALL Matthew Fox books 50% off!
  • Coming of the Cosmic Christ
  • Meister Eckhart
  • Physics of Angels
  • Sabbath
  • ...and others
  Bookshop Hours
Tue, Wed, Thu:
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Phone: 916-442-9194 
Front Desk Volunteer Needed

If you would like to help in the Church office for 4 hours a day, answering phones and doing other clerical assignments please contact Jerry ParĂ© or Randie Strike at 916-446-2513 between  9 AM and 5 PM weeks days or email Jerry at or Randie at

We have a job description and we do training.    
A room with bath needed for rent.  

My name is  Quintell Apacanais and I'm a member of Trinity Cathedral.   I can provide services such as cooking, house cleaning, gardening, etc. to lower the rent.  I'm an Interior Designer and can help you with Design solutions as well.  I can be contacted at 415-910-8864.  I can provide references!
Floyd School logo
Floyd School Back Snack Volunteers Needed
Each Friday we provide a bag of food for 15 families to help them through the weekend when their food is limited. We are looking for some volunteers who could help pack the food on a Friday (1.5hours) once a month and distribute it to the children.
Sign-up at the Floyd School table on Sunday or contact Nancy Tennyson at
Back Snack foods are always needed: Please place your donations of the following foods in the barrels upstairs above the office: oatmeal packets, canned tuna, peanut butter 15 oz. jars, Top Ramon soup, boxed macaroni and cheese, granola bars, fruit and pudding cups.  


The Clothes Closet at Floyd School is in need of plastic shopping bags. Since grocery stores do not hand them out any more, they are very hard to find. Grocery store size and larger are the best sizes. Please put them in the Floyd School bins at the top of the stairs.
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Floyd School Christmas Shop for Families

Thank you to the people who have already brought toys, games, books and gift cards to the church for our New Christmas shop for Families.

Its exciting to see a new project happening!

This year the Floyd School committee has decided to try a new approach to giving gifts to Families. It has been pointed out that some people feel uncomfortable receiving gifts for their families from others since they are not able to provide these gifts themselves. Therefore, we are planning a Christmas Shop for the parents to come and shop for their children. They will sign up as before so we know how many gifts to provide.

The parents will come to our Christmas Gift Shop on Friday, December 15 at 9:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Trinity Cathedral Library, at Floyd School to choose gifts for their children. We will have wrapping paper and supplies if the parents wish to wrap their gifts.  We will also provide large garbage bags for the parent to take the gifts home.

We are asking you, the parishioners of Trinity Cathedral and others in the community to provide the toys and gift cards for the families.  We are asking that you buy toys, books and games for all ages of children, infant to teenager, both boys and girls.
If your family has helped in the past please spend what you did last year so we can be sure that we have enough toys for all of the children. We will distribute $10.00 gift cards for older children.

You may start bringing gifts and gift cards to church now. We will have a box on Sunday to deposit your gifts. We would like all donations in by Tuesday, December 12.

We also will need helpers on December 15 to transport the gifts to the school, set-up, decorate the shop and help staff the shop to help parents select gifts and assist with wrapping if needed. If you have Christmas wrapping paper, tags, scotch tape and ribbon to donate we will be glad for that also.

Please contact one of the following people if you have questions.

Dale Reinhard, Josephine Hein, Mary Hustler, Debra Jensen, Nancy Tennyson

The Reading Corner...

In the...
Trinity Cathedral Library

There's always something new in our library, which you can check out on the SECOND and FOURTH Sundays of the month.     ~~Phyllis Ehlert

As an archaeologist and college professor, Shimon Gibson is in a great position to write  The Final Days of Jesus: the Archaeological Evidence. His doctorate focused on the southern Levant, and he has spent thirty years doing excavations and field studies. Thus he can bring authenticity to his examination. He explained, "The purpose of this book is to unravel once and for all the mystery surrounding the final days of Jesus in Jerusalem." However, he warned, "There is no doubt that some of my conclusions regarding Jesus and Jerusalem may be controversial." (232.96 G)


Tuesday Morning Group (TMG)
Meets every Tuesday at 10:00am in the
Conference Room
We have begin our study of Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.  The Cathedral Bookshop has the book and you are encouraged to read it to enhance our discussions. 
If you have any questions contact Susan Hotchkiss.
Lunch Bunch...
Is taking a break until November 30.
  If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Pamela Anderson at
Writing Group...
Meets on Thursdays from 
3:00-4:30pm in the
Conference Room

Anyone can write and everyone is welcome. Come check us out.
For information, contact June Gillam at
or Bruce Roy at
Praying Hands
Prayer and Healing 
We meet the 1st Saturday of the month in the Conference Room at 10:00am.  We will refer to Agnes Sanford's The Healing Light available online and The Order of St Luke the Physician's study guide The Healing Miracles of Jesus  
available at
Contact is Elba White at
Trivia at Track 7 
When: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 5pm
Where:  826 Professor Ln #100, Sacramento 95834
Hosted by:  Pamela & Marc Anderson

Bring the family and friends to this kid and dog family event. Picnic tables abound so bring a sack dinner or snacks or pick up a bite to eat with the local food truck.  If you plan to come, please RSVP with Pastor Pamela at

The Cathedral Office will be closed on
Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
in observance of Thanksgiving.
The e-news will not be published
on Thanksgiving week.
Thursday Night At the Cathedral
Compline at 6:00pm
Fellowship: Bring Your Own Dinner at 6:15pm
TNAC classes at 7:00pm

The Protestants are Revolting!
Facilitated by Morey Lloyd in the Bookshop
Protestants are Revolting, or Reforming, or Protesting, or Evolving. Looking back to 1517 and Luther's dynamic use of the written word and the unsettling influence of conscience to see the power of searching for the truth that sets all free, we reflect on our own struggles to advance the Gospel for a new age.
From "The 95 Theses" to a Diet of Worms we will look at the seeds of contention and the fruit of resistance. From "Here I stand" to where are we standing today? We will write a new Thesis for a better witness to the truth of a New Heaven and a New Earth. All are welcome to celebrate and re-create a New Covenant with all of God's people.
Preparation for Adult
Baptism & Confirmation
Come to JOURNEY with JESUS this evening!
Baptism is the celebration of formally and publicly becoming a member of the Body of Christ, the Church. For many of us this doesn't seem all that important anymore. The belief that, if you aren't baptized, you won't get into heaven sounds outmoded. We believe in an all loving God, right? Are you telling me that, if I'm not baptized, I won't get into heaven? No. Baptism is for us! It is a way for us to say "Yes!" to the God who loves us unconditionally. It is a way to affirm what we are called to do as followers of Jesus. It is important for us to stand before the community and hear that we are fully one with each other as followers of Jesus. It is important for us to proclaim together our response to God's love.
Confirmation is often seen as your confirmation of your baptism. If you were baptized when you were a baby, your parents probably made the decision that you be baptized. Have you ever taken "ownership" of your baptism and made it your own? Confirmation is a way to do that. Confirmation is a way to celebrate your baptism. If you were confirmed as a Roman Catholic, then Reception into the Episcopal Church is another way to confirm your baptism.
If you would like to be baptized or confirmed, preparation meetings are on Thursday evenings from 7 - 8:30 in the Conference Room. The time between November and April is a chance to focus intentionally on the meaning of baptism in your life. Contact Jerry Paré ( ; 916-930-8032) for more information.
Hiking Trinity Hiking Group
Saturday November 18

We are going for a hike to Hidden Falls in Auburn this Saturday.

Please let me know if you can join us.

We will meet 8am on Saturday and carpool up there (about 45 -60 minutes). We will walk 3-4 miles round trip.  We want to get there early to be able to get in. Bring water!

Amy Dierlam

Annual Transgender Day

of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil


6:30 pm on Saturday, November 18

at Trinity Cathedral.

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes those killed due to their actual or perceived gender identity and expression. The first memorial was a candlelight vigil in November 1999 to honor Rita Hester, murdered in 1998. Since then, annual memorials have been observed around the world around November 20.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, t he Sutter Gender Identity Support Group, the Gender Health Center, and PFLAG Sacramento  are pleased to co-sponsor the Annual Candlelight Vigil in observance of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 18. This event features guest speakers and is open to the Sacramento community and to all.  Please join us for refreshments after the memorial. 

More information and media at &

This Sunday - November 19

Children's Chapel:   This Sunday we'll explore the practice of gratitude.
Sunday School :
Godly Play: The Ark and the Temple
Faith Builders: The Prophets
Junior and Senior High: We'll prepare for our Advent service project - our annual HUGS drive. Through the Sundays of Advent, we will collect new and gently used hats and gloves, as well as new socks and underwear for children and adults in need. These items bring not only warmth and comfort, but dignity to the recipients. Thank you for your contributions!

Episcopal Youth Fundraiser
Thank you for your orders of Christmas Greens!!
If you haven't paid yet, please do so after the services on Sunday, or drop a check or cash off at the church office during the week.  Pick up will be after Thanksgiving.

Episcopal Youth Fellowship

Calendar for November
  • Saturday, Nov. 18: Service project at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
  • Sunday, Nov. 26: EYF meeting at Trinity from 12:30 - 2:30 upstairs in the Assembly Area; lunch will be provided.
EYF Welcomes all youth in grades 6th through 12th!
We meet at Trinity on Sunday afternoons during the school year from 12:30 to 2:30 on the second and fourth Sundays of the month in the Assembly Area for lunch, program and activities.  On the third Sunday of the month, we work at River City Food Bank.  Sunday School is held every Sunday for junior and senior high in the Assembly Area.  For more information, please contact Rev. Megan Anderson, or Rev. Kathy Hopner,
Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Cathedral Choristers will sing "All things bright and beautiful" by John Rutter.

11:15 am - The Cathedral Choir sings the verses with the congregation joining in the antiphon of "Psalm 123" by Peter R. Hallock.
Canon David Link will play music by Harold Darke
Newcomers' Group
Meets at 10:15am in Room B.
The group will discuss Living with Change.

Contact is Randie Strike: ;  916-446-2513
Free Yoga in the Cathedral
Sundays 2-3pm

Come explore the link between the body-mind connection through the practice of yoga, meditation, and journaling. Please bring a mat, towel, and journal. Classes will be taught by Yoga Instructor Judi Moreno .

Click here for a flyer. Please feel free to print it and post it on community bulletin boards and share it with your friends!

Next Week and Beyond... 

Thanksgiving Eve
Wednesday, November 22 at 6:00 pm
Please join us for our Thanksgiving Eve service, an Evensong office where YOU are the choir! Everyone in attendance will sing the service music, psalm, responses, and hymns, as we give thanks for the many gifts we have received from God. An offering will be taken to benefit the River City Food Bank.

Jim Martinez returns

to Trinity Cathedral!


Jim Martinez
We celebrate " Christ the King" Sunday on November 26th, as we welcome jazz pianist Jim Martinez, who joins the Celebration Choir for some jazzy music. Jim is an old friend of Cathedral Music, and will accompany the choir in excerpts from the "Little Jazz Mass" by Bob Chilcott, and the dynamic anthem "Alleluias" by Paul Halley.

Jim Martinez is well known in the Sacramento Jazz scene, and has worked with jazz luminaries including Lionel Hampton, the Stan Kenton alumni band, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, and many others. He is a Steinway Pianos Artist, and has performed at Yoshi's jazz club in San Francisco, and at All-Star night at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. He is especially known for his jazz arrangements of Sacred Music, and recently completed a Peanuts album called "Good Grief, it's Jim Martinez." We are pleased to welcome Jim back to Trinity Cathedral!
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  Centering Prayer
Tuesday's, 6-7pm,
Thursday's, 12:10pm-1:00pm
Cathedral East Transept

Centering Prayer is a method of meditation that helps quiet the mind and participate in God's presence.  Read more...
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Speaking at Trinity Cathedral
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

Come see this sleeve tattooed, salty ELCA pastor speak authentic truths to the broken places in our lives.

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008) and the New York Times Bestselling theological memoir, Pastrix: The Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Jericho 2013).
Tickets are $25 and are available on Eventbrite.


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