September 14, 2017




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and serve Christ and His world"

After the white-supremicists and Neo-nazi's marched in Charlottesville, I preached a sermon on racism and white supremacy. In it I pledged to do four things: read, notice, listen and show up. I have become aware of my ignorance around issues of race. As a white man, I have had the luxury of not really paying attention to race. These past years have taught me that people of color have had significantly different experiences than I have. I need to read so I can better understand the history of race and the history of our church and nation as it relates to treatment of people of color. I need to notice how my place as a white man in our culture may be different than a person of color or a woman. I need to listen to people of color, to help understand how their experience of race is different than mine. 
To help with this, I will be leading a six week conversation on race starting tonight. In the first several weeks, we will discuss Jim Wallis' book, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America. Tonight I will introduce some initial themes and assign reading for our class next week. I hope you can join us.

Also I am pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph E. Marshall will be speaking at Trinity Cathedral at 6:30pm, Friday October 13. Dr. Marshall has dedicated his life to reducing violence in our cities. He is the author of Street Soldier: One Man's Struggle to Save a Generation, One Life at a Time. Dr. Marshall has championed the idea of violence as public health epidemic and has been successful in reducing violence and transforming the lives of teenagers and young adults.
The Very Rev. Dr. Brian Baker, Dean
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
In this edition....
Celebration Choir...
Small Groups...
Secret Pals...
Box Tops for Education...
Cathedral Bookshop...
The Reading Corner...
Update on Construction Project...
New TNAC Classes...
Planned Giving Luncheon...
Christian Men's Conference...
This Sunday...
Chanticleer Concert...
Free Yoga in the Cathedral...
Trinity Cathedral Art Show...
The Rev. Peter Fritsch workshops...
Ada Mew Memorial Service...
Plant for the Planet...
Thomas Merton Documentary...
e-News Submission Guildlines...
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The Celebration Choir invites you to join us.


One of the friendliest groups at Trinity Cathedral is the Celebration Choir. Our non-traditional adult choir sings music from a variety of traditions... spirituals and gospel music... music from around the world... folk and jazz... and provide leadership for lively congregational singing. The Celebration Choir sings at the 9:00 am Sunday Eucharist, and other services as scheduled. Our rehearsals are on Thursday nights from 7:15 to 8:45 pm in the Cathedral, and we meet to warm-up on Sunday mornings at 8:20 am.

An audition is NOT required to join the Celebration Choir. Just the commitment to weekly rehearsals and services, and a willingness to work hard and have fun!

Interested?? Contact Canon David Link for details. (916) 446-2513 ext 224 or         

Small Groups

If you are interested in being a part of small group meal and fellowship groups that meet monthly, please fill out the survey so that we can create groups according to your preferences and interests. SURVEY: If you are having trouble with the electronic form, feel free to stop by the front office and fill out a hard copy. We hope that these groups will create space to get to know one another, have fun, try spiritual practices together, and be open and inviting to friends and neighbors who might be curious about faith and church life. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Megan at

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Secret Pals
Secret Pal
We are looking for Secret Pals for the teachers and staff at Leataata Floyd School. Each teacher and staff person fills out an information sheet about them self and the work they do at the school. The Secret Pal (parishioner) is encouraged to send little notes of encouragement, to remember his or her birthday, special holidays, and help with supplies that might be needed.
A sign-up sheet will be available at a table on Sunday or call Mary Hustler  at 916-715-6942 or email  at with any questions.
Thank You for your support of the teachers and staff at Leataata Floyd School.
Box Tops
for Education
Can Help
Please don't throw away your cereal boxes without tearing off the "Box Tops for Education" coupon and bringing it to Trinity Cathedral for Gladys Hustler. You'll be helping a child. Thank you!
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
Kent Keith sounds like he could sell ice to the Inuit! As a motivational speaker, his goal is to encourage people to find personal meaning and deep happiness in life, which he advocates in Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians. Lest one think he sounds superficial, he has academic credentials galore.


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
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
Journey with Jesus
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm,
Room J
Join us in a reflective Bible Study of next week's Gospel passage.  Contact Jerry Pare' at or 916-930-8032.
Women's Fellowship
2nd Saturdays 10 am 
Coffee and Continental
Contact: Susan at
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  Centering Prayer
Tuesday's, 6-7pm,
Thursday's, Noon-1:00pm
Cathedral East Transept
Centering Prayer is a method of meditation that helps quiet the mind and participate in God's presence.
Update on Construction Project

Jason Ford at Market One has agreed to take both the second sewer line replacement drawings and the new electrical drawings for the Great Hall to Sacramento County for permit approval this week.  When approved, we will be able to begin the next phase of construction.

The Facilities Committee
TNACThursday Night At the Cathedral
New TNAC classes
begin TONIGHT,
Thursday, September 14 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.
12 Steps to a Compassionate Life
September 14 to November 16 - Bookshop
Facilitated by Susan Hotchkiss

In 2010, Karen Armstrong, a renowned scholar of the world's religions, wrote Twelve Steps to A Compassionate Life . The Washington Post stated: "Armstrong lays out a pluralistic and, ultimately, secular way to spread compassion that's easy to believe in." From learning about compassion to loving your enemies, this book is extremely timely for living in the world today. Attendees are encouraged to purchase the book, available in the Cathedral Bookshop.
Journey with Jesus -- Your Journey of Faith
Ongoing, drop-ins are welcome! - Room J
Facilitated by Kelly Mieske and Jerry Paré
Join us in a reflective Bible Study of next week's Gospel passage. Contact Jerry Pare' at or 916-930-8032.
Planned Giving
The Dean, the Planned Giving Team, and the Vestry invite you to join us for a garden party luncheon on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1:00pm at the home of Candace and Doss Miller in El Dorado Hills. Our gathering is to honor and thank individuals who have included Trinity Cathedral in their estate planning and charitable giving.
Please RSVP ASAP to:, or,
Candace Miller 415.305.4349
6101 Penela Way
El Dorado Hills, CA. 95762
Trinity Men's Group invitation to attend the
Christian Men's Conference
A Christian Men's Conference will be held Saturday, September 16 at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1800 Wildcat Blvd., Rocklin 95765. The conference starts at 8:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm.   Read more... 
Per Ostlund at (916) 202-8993, or
Mark Lacher at or (916) 223-2627

This Sunday - September 17

Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Celebration Choir sings "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace" by Sebastian Temple.

11:15 am - The Cathedral Choir sings "Jesu Dulcis Memoria" adapted by John Graham.
Canon David Link plays music by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Holy Health and Wellness Practices
Sundays  in the Assembly Area at 10:15am
Come explore how mindfulness and gratitude practices can tie to our everyday activities. Discover food for your body and soul, and empowerment in community so that you to continue in your call to be an agent of God's love in this chaotic and hurting world. Please do not hesitate to contact Rev. Megan with questions:
Newcomers' Group
Meets at 10:15am in the Conference Room or Room F
A new group will begin with Introductions.

Contact is Randie Strike: ;  916-446-2513
News from...
Parenting Matters -Please join Rev. Kathy Hopner on
Sunday, September 17 th (and the third Sunday of each month) from 10:15 - 11:00 upstairs in the Assembly Area as we discuss a variety of issues concerning the joys and challenges of raising kids and teens!

CHANTICLEER comes to Trinity Cathedral!
Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 pm
A concert by CHANTICLEER, perhaps the world's finest men's vocal ensemble. Heart of a Soldier , features new compositions by Mason Bates and John Musto in a program about the art of soldiering, the pageant of war, the absurdity of battle, the loves left behind and the hope of peace. Included are new arrangements by ensemble members Brian Hinman and Adam Ward.
We are very pleased to be hosting this Grammy award winning choir! Tickets can be purchased through Chanticleer's website or at the door.

Next Week and Beyond... 

Free Yoga in the Cathedral

Hello everyone,

I am beyond excited to announce the re-launch of Free Yoga in the Cathedral!

Sundays 2-3pm
Starting September 24th!
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. This weekly free offering to the entire Sacramento community is sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Check out Judi's beautiful yoga journey here.

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

With excitement for our practice together,
The Rev. Megan Anderson
Missioner for Fresh Expressions 
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento, CA
Light Out of Darkness:
Trinity Cathedral Juried Art Show
October 3-26 at Beatnik Studios on R Street
A reception will be held Friday, October 6 from 6-9 p.m. and a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 11 that will focus on the purpose of the show, the rationales underlying the pieces which were selected as winners, and the motivation of the various artists in creating the pieces.
The juror for the show is Frank Ordaz, an accomplished fine artist who was featured in The White House under the George W. Bush Administration. At one point in his career he was the artist who created the background paintings for Lucas Productions, notably for ET and the Star Wars series.

The Trinity Art Show needs a volunteer as soon as possible who can distribute cards announcing the show and make phone calls to churches asking them to include notification of the show in weekly programs, bulletins or other circulars.  The announcement cards are already printed and ready to distribute.  The opening night for the art show is October 3.

Contact David Allen, 456-1071/ Pamela Anderson, 607-2016 / Randie Strike 203-7586
The Rev. Peter Fritsch presents
TWO workshops
Wednesday, October 4th.
9am-12pm: How God Speaks to Us in Dreams for Healing and Wholeness - This workshop provides an understanding of how God may be guiding or healing us through our dreams.
1-4pm: The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden: Recovering the Feeling Function and Creativity in Masculine and Feminine Psychology - Participants will learn how the Hero/Heroine myths of the Fisher King and The Handless Maiden, 12th Century European motifs, fit together to show the dynamics of transformation that every person can realize to become whole.
Cost: $40 for each workshop. Register with Peter prior to the workshop by emailing him at 
Memorial Service
The Cathedral was saddened to learn of the death of Ada Mew. Her memorial service will be October 7th at 11am. May she rest in peace.

Plant for the Planet Academy
Saturday, October 7, 9:00am-2:00pm
at Washington Elementary School, 520 18th St.
This free climate change and recovery academy has youth reaching youth about climate change, its impact, and what they can do. The workshop is open to 4th through 12th graders and their parents. Snacks and lunch provided for participants. For more information see Ann Rothschild or another TREE member. Click here to register. Follow this link for a printable flyer with more information.
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.

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