October 19, 2017




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Sunday, October 29th - Reformation Sunday

Come join us as we celebrate with our Lutheran sisters and brothers the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing of the Ninety-five Theses on the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Germany.   The Rev. Robert Phillippi will be the celebrant at each service and our liturgy and music on this Sunday will reflect the worship of our Lutheran friends with whom we
are now in full communion.  We will also be invited to make a gift to:

Christmas Cheer           
PO Box 14489
South Lake Tahoe, California 96151

Christmas Cheer is a year round program that helps people in So. Lake Tahoe in need of
food and clothing and is one of the Outreach Ministries of Hope Lutheran Church (So. Lake
Tahoe), The Rev. Diana Turner, Rector.  We invite you to share in this "Lutheran Day" 
project as a way of honoring Diana's former ministry among us.  Checks can be made to Trinity Cathedral with "Christmas Cheer" in the memo line or mailed directly to them at the address above.
We will return to our normal liturgy on Sunday, November 5th and celebrate All Saints Sunday.

Lynell +
The Rev. Canon Lynell Walker
Canon Pastor            
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
In this edition....
Cathedral Bookshop...
The Reading Corner...
Valve Turners Update...
Bishop Search Begins...
TNAC Classes...
Adult Baptism & Confirmation...
RCFB Open House...
This Sunday...
Christmas Greens...
Art of Hosting...
Service of Remembrance...
Trinity Cathedral Art Show...
Ana Hernandez...
Thomas Merton Documentary...
Nadia Bolz-Weber...
e-News Submission Guildlines...
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Cathedral Bookshop  
  Bookshop Hours
Tue, Wed, Thu:
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Phone: 916-442-9194 

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
Anatomy of Malice: the Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals my husband found to be disturbing. It explained how the decent German people could be so easily be led astray and turned into monsters. One reads it and says, God protect us. Somebody said, to be forewarned it to be forearmed.
(943.086 D)
It took me a few minutes to recognize as fiction Behind Closed Doors: Conflicts in Today's Church by former Sacramento Roman Catholic Bishop Francis Quinn. He seems to have been enjoying a fruitful retirement with numerous activities reported in the news culminating in this novel! (FIC Quinn)
We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel just came out. It is always a challenge to catalog such an item. Library of Congress put it under crime but I added the subject headings and one LC did not have was "forgiveness." (364.15 F)

Valve Turners Update

Michael Foster and Sam Jessup


Earlier this year, we were privileged to host the Valve Turners, 5 brave people who shut valves on tar sands pipelines to draw
attention to the escalating climate crisis.  Last Friday, Michael Foster and Sam Jessup (who live streamed Michael's actions) were found guilty after the judge refused to allow climate experts to testify.  They
face 22 and 11 years, respectively, in prison.


You can donate
to support them here.  


~~Submitted by Ann Rothschild   


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...
Thursdays at Noon in the Conference Room
  We are currently reading
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J. D. Vance.
  Bring a lunch, bring a friend, and join in!
 If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Pamela Anderson at pamela@trinitycathedral.org
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 gorillagirlink@gmail.com
or Bruce Roy at barinsac@comcast.net
The Trinity Icon
  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...
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 orderofstluke.org
Contact is Elba White at elbawhite@yahoo.com
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 pamela@trinitycathedral.org

As part of our annual pledge drive, Charis Hill shared her heartfelt story with us last Sunday. She told us of her brokenness and how difficult it was for her to come to a large congregation like Trinity. She shared with us that she came to Trinity so broken and alone after the death of her father and her best friend. Walking into a big church where everyone already knew each other was so scary and she wondered where she would fit. What she found was that here at Trinity, she was recognized as a whole person. Her brokenness was not what defined her.
This is a testimonial to what Trinity is all about and how we as a congregation can make a difference to all people. We could not do this without your support. That is why we are asking everyone to make a pledge this year; even the smallest amount will make a difference in someone's life.
The stewardship committee thanks you for your consideration and for helping us meet this challenge. Your support will help Trinity continue with life changing programs.
The Stewardship Committee
The Search for Our Next Bishop Begins

Bishop Beisner has announced his intention to retire  after many years of prayerful service to the Diocese of Northern California. Information about the process for seeking and electing our next bishop can be found here  , and nomination forms to serve on the Search Committee can be found here  . Nominations are open until November 12th, 2017.

Please stay tuned on the Diocesan website for additional details throughout this whole process:  http://www.norcalepiscopal.org/

If you have initial questions regarding this information, please contact Charis Hill, charis.anna.hill@gmail.com.

We offer this prayer as our Diocese enters this discernment process: 

Almighty God, giver of every good gift, look graciously upon your church and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop for this diocese, and those who offer themselves as candidates, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
TNACThursday Night At the Cathedral
Compline at 6:00pm
Fellowship: Bring Your Own Dinner at 6:15pm
TNAC classes at 7:00pm

How to Live as a Christian in This Crazy World
September 14 to October 19 - Assembly Area
Facilitated by TVR Brian Baker
With the breakdown of civility, chaos in our political systems and an increase of explicit racism, we are entering a frightening time of crisis. Dean Baker will lead a six-week conversation that will explore how our faith can both guide and sustain us as we strive for justice and peace and respect the dignity of every human being.
Beginning next Thursday:
The Protestants are Revolting!
October 26 to November 16 in the Conference Room
Facilitated by Morey Lloyd
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 and Confirmation
Begins November 2
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 begin on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 PM in Room J, off the Assembly Area. The time between November and April is a chance to focus intentionally on the meaning of baptism in your life. Contact Jerry Paré (jpare111452@gmail.com ; 916-930-8032) for more information.

River City Food Bank Open House


Where: The Center at St. Matthew's - 2300 Edison Avenue, Sacramento 95821

When:  Saturday, October 21 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

RSVP:  Please RSVP to Laura Garcia: lgarcia@rivercityfoodbank.org or 916.217.1951


RCFB is opening a second flood distribution center in Arden Arcade. We invite you to be our guest at our Open House for a first look at this new location!  We will host light refreshments and will provide guests with a tour of the new space. 

This Sunday - October 22



Baptisms this Sunday at the 9:00 service.

Episcopal Youth Group Fundraiser

Order your Christmas Greens!
 These wonderful greens from a family farm in Washington make beautiful Christmas gifts, and decorations for your home. You may order greens to be delivered here at church shortly after Thanksgiving, or sent anywhere in the U.S. The proceeds make possible our summer youth programs. 
Orders will be taken on October 22, October 29,
and November 5.
Children's Chapel:   This Sunday we'll explore the gospel reading: Matthew 22:15 - 22. "Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's. 
This Sunday in Sunday School: Pumpkin Carving at Trinity!  Due to our construction project, we are unable to hold our annual Pumpkin Night, but we have a plan! Instead of Sunday School, please join us this Sunday morning, October 22nd, for pumpkin carving during coffee hour. We'll supply some small to medium pumpkins, carving equipment, and snacks - bring your large pumpkins if you'd like, and wear comfortable clothes - this is messy work! Come and enjoy!
All Hallows Eve Sunday, October 29th : Let's celebrate the Feast of All Hallows Eve! Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to church. (Teens and adults are welcome to join them, too, if they wish!)

Episcopal Youth Fellowship Event:
Please join us for
Pathways to Peace:
Youth Overnight During Diocesan Convention
November 3-4, 2017, at Trinity Cathedral
Welcoming Grades 6-12
Get to know other young people from around our diocese for a picture-worthy evening!
We'll spend our time together building community, having fun, and talking about the themes of justice and peace that are central to our diocesan youth programs.

Arrival at Trinity between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
on Friday, November 3
Overnight ends at 9:30 am on Saturday, November 4
Participants can either be picked up at
Trinity Cathedral at 9:30 am
or travel to Diocesan Convention
at the nearby McClellan Conference Center
to participate in the Pathways and
summer youth event presentation!
For more information, please contact
Rev. Kathy Hopner, khopner@trinitycathedral.org or
Rev. Megan Anderson,
Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Celebration Choir sings "Come to the Banquet" by James J. Chepponis.

11:15 am - The Cathedral Choir sings "O God, our help in ages past" by Alan Hovhaness.
Canon David Link plays music by Charles Tournemire
Newcomers' Group
Meets at 10:15am in the Conference Room
The group will discuss Worship and Stewardship.

Contact is Randie Strike: randie.trinity@gmail.com ;  916-446-2513
Art of Hosting Leadership Training
Sunday, October 22, 12:30-3:00pm in the Assembly Area.
In this training you will learn and practice deep listening and collaborative facilitation skills. You will also get the opportunity to dive deep into community formation. Ideal for ALL! These skills are great to practice for your self care, in one to one conversations, in work, and in ministry. To learn more, you can visit: artofhosting.org. Light Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Rev. Megan at Megan@trinitycathedral.org
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. Classes will start with either light journaling and/or meditation and be directly followed by a gentle yoga flow. 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... 

Service of Remembrance
Sunday, October 29, 4:00pm
St. John's Lutheran Church
1701 L Street, Sacramento
Let us honor the memories of those who died because they were (or were perceived to be) lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Join us as we remember their lives with love, bear witness to the atrocity of their deaths and affirm together that hatred and violence must end.
Contacts: John Kraynak - jjkinlaca@gmail.com or
Jay Elmquist - jayelm@gmail.com
Click here for a printable flyer with history.
Light Out of Darkness:
Trinity Cathedral Juried Art Show
October 3-26 at Beatnik Studios at 723 S Street
Gallery hours are:
11:30am - 7:00pm,  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Ana Hernandez

Sunday, November 5...


...composer/arranger, workshop facilitator, and author Ana Hernandez will be with us for music during the 9am and 11:15am services. She will also lead a a workshop on singing and chant as spiritual practices that open the heart and create community at 10:15 am in the Assembly Area. For more information, visit her website at : anahernandez.org . Email Rev. Megan with questions: megan@trinitycathedral.org

Documentary on Thomas Merton
 Monday, November 6 at 7:00pm
at Trinity Cathedral
Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk
A free showing of a film on the lasting impact of Thomas Merton's life will be presented Monday, November 6 at 7pm. The filmmaker, Morgan C. Atkinson will be on hand to share thoughts and answer questions after the showing. Click here for a printable flyer with more information.
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). Her writings can be found in the Christian Century, The Lutheran Magazine and Patheos.com. Nadia has been fea- tured in The Washington Post, Bitch Magazine, NPR's Morning Edition, More Magazine, The Daily Beast and on CNN.
Nobody really believes she's an ordained pastor in the ELCA. Maybe it's the sleeve tattoos or the fact that she swears like a truck driver. Either way...she's fine with it. Nadia lives in Denver with her family of 4 where she can be found writing bios in the third person, lifting weights and walking her Great Dane, Zacchaeus.
Tickets are $25 and are available on Eventbrite.

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