September 28, 2017




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I am happy to report that construction on the Great Hall floor has finally resumed. It will take about two weeks to demolish the portion of the floor over the sewer line, excavate, replace the line and fill it in. Then concrete will be poured to fill in the parts of the floor that were demolished. That concrete will need to cure for at least two weeks after which we can grind and polish the cement floor. I am grateful for everybody's patience during this long renovation. I know many of you have lived through home renovations and there are a lot of similarities with the frustration and challenges we have been facing here. I am grateful for Peter Perera who has been working very hard these months to shepherd this project.

This weekend we have both Bishop Beisner's visit as well as our pet blessing service. The pet blessing will be in the Assembly Area at 9:00am.

We have a couple of other special events on the horizon. The first is our first Trinity Art Show. David Allen has been spearheading this project for years and it is finally coming to fruition. This is a juried art show with prizes. There were over 200 submissions from all over the country. About 50 were selected. They will be on display at Beatnik Studios from October 3 to October 26. There will be an opening reception on October 6 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The second event I would like to mention is the talk given by Dr. Joseph E. Marshall at 6:30pm on October 13. Dr. Marshall is the author of "Street Soldier" and he has dedicated his life to reducing violence in our cities. It is important that we become more knowledgeable of issues around race, poverty and violence and this address will be an important resource. I hope you can join me there. 
The Very Rev. Dr. Brian Baker, Dean
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
In this edition....
Escort Needed...
Cathedral Bookshop...
The Reading Corner...
Stained Glass Windows...
TNAC Classes...
This Sunday...
Trinity Cathedral Art Show...
The Rev. Peter Fritsch workshops...
Pet Service of Remembrance...
Choral Evensong...
Ada Mew Memorial Service...
Plant for the Planet...
Reducing Political Polarization...
Conversations on Race...
Thomas Merton Documentary...
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Escort Needed
Karl Munz (pictured at left), a member of Trinity Cathedral for many years, needs an escort from the Chateau to the Cathedral for the 9 AM service each Sunday.   Karl is in a wheel chair.  So he will need to be pushed to the Cathedral and then he will need to enter the west transept door.  He will need to be escorted back to the Chateau, as well, when the 9 AM service is over.  If you can help with this ministry please contact Randie Strike at email or call her on her sell phone at 916-203-7586.  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
Figuratively in the rain shadow of Earth Day, Ginger Strand has written Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies. She looks behind the scene of this supposedly natural wonder and exposes its "Disneyesque" nature. A reviewer describes the falls as a "monument to man's meddling" rather than to "nature's strength."
At the risk of stepping out of the box, African Saints, African Stories: 40 Holy Men and Women by Camille Lewis Brown is all about Roman Catholic figures in Africa. They are "stories," quickly read but memorable.


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
The Trinity Icon
  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.
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
There's a lot of people who attend trivia nights so it can be easy to get lost in the crowd!


Find Your Passion, Feed Your Soul
At Trinity, we embrace the family and provide support for those who are alone.  Our programs are designed to build a relationship with God and an understanding of grace and hope.  Much of the support for these programs is behind the scenes.  Clergy, staff and volunteers work together to meet the needs of our community, both inside and outside the church.   We enjoy the music, the flowers, and the episcopal traditions of the cross and worship services. 
The stewardship committee is asking for your pledge of support through a monthly donation.  If you have never considered a pledge think of an amount that will fit your budget and meet the challenge.  Thank you for your generosity!
The Stewardship Committee
Stained Glass Window Update

On Tuesday, Jerry ParĂ©, David Lynch and Eileen Harvey-Qualset met with Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, the stained glass firm who evaluated the condition of our windows approximately two years ago.  Their findings are largely unchanged: repair work can be completed on site, without removing windows, with the exception of the circular window above the narthex entrance facing Capitol Avenue, which has extensive repair needs (see picture).

Although the windows are not in eminent peril of failure, they urged us to not unduly delay in making repairs. 

We are also asking Judson Studios, another nationally recognised provider of stained glass installation, repair and restoration, to evaluate our windows.

Both companies will provide reports and bids to complete repairs and protective framing.

It's exciting to envision our windows restored to their original glories! We will provide more information as it becomes available.
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.
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.

This Sunday - October 1

Bishop's Visitation


Bishop Barry Beisner will be with us this Sunday, October 1 for the 7:30, 9:00 and 11:15 services. The Bishop is the celebrant at the 9:00 service and will preach at all three services.

Music for this Sunday

9:00 am - The Celebration Choir sings "The Peace of Christ" by David Lantz III.

11:15 am - The Cathedral Choir sings in Latin "Ubi Caritas" by Ola Gjeilo.
Canon David Link plays music by Peter Stolzfus Berton.
Please join us this Sunday, October 1st as we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with the Blessing of the Animals at our 9:00 First Sunday Family Service upstairs in the Assembly Area. You are welcome to bring your pet, or a picture of your pet, or a stuffed animal to be blessed. (As usual we ask that you leash, crate, or contain animals to ensure a safe and harmonious service.) We'll follow our service with our simple kid friendly brunch, as well as arts and crafts. As this is a First Sunday, there will be no Sunday School.
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
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. 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!
  Family Promise Event
October 1, 2017

Approximately 25 former Family Promise guests have signed up to run the Urban Cow 5K run/walk on October 1 st in order to raise funds for Family Promise (FP).   It is their way as of saying thank you to FP and all of the congregations for the support and caring given to them while they were guests of our congregations.  They are Family Promiselooking for sponsors/ financial pledgers to support their efforts. You can pledge your support online at:  or send a check to Family Promise at P.O. Box 1378 Sacramento, CA 95812.  If you have any problems with making your sponsor donation please contact our office at 916-443- 3107 and speak to either Marsha, Kelly or Kim.  Attached is a Flyer for the event.  There will also be a sign up sheet on the notice bulletin board along with a poster of the Family Promise participants.  Thanks for your support.

Next Week and Beyond... 

Light Out of Darkness:
Trinity Cathedral Juried Art Show
October 3-26 at Beatnik Studios at 723 S 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 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 

Service of Remembrance for our Pets


Altar Rail at the 2016 Service

On the Feast of

St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, October 4

at 6:00pm

All are invited to a service of remembrance for our pets who have passed away. God has generously graced us with loving companions who have brightened our path. This service gives us a chance to be thankful for their remarkable lives and the gift they have been to our families. You are invited to bring the ashes, a picture or any other memento of your loving companion to this service. Special prayers will be said in thanksgiving and in honor of their lives of love. All are welcome.

The Cathedral Choir at Wells Cathedral, England

Choral Evensong

Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 pm


Please join us for our first service of Choral Evensong for the season, sung by the Cathedral Choir. Included will be the magnificent setting of the evening canticles by Herbert Howells, written for the choir of St John's College, Cambridge, England. 

Choral Evensong, sung to the Book of Common Prayer of 1662, has been sung daily in English Cathedrals for hundreds of years. The Trinity Cathedral Choir continues that tradition on a monthly basis, as scheduled. A service of lessons, music, and prayers, evensong is lovely way to end a hectic and noise-filled day. Please join us!
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.

Reducing Political Polarization

The level of divisiveness and demonization in our politics and in our social fabric is unproductive and harmful to our country.  Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen group dedicated to bridging the political divide and building a new way to talk with one another.

For the last eight months, Better Angels has been facilitating conversations across the country between Red and Blue citizens for the purpose of understanding each other.  Click on the image below to see an example:

See an example
Steve Sphar is a local Better Angels leader and will be holding an informational meeting on this important work:

When:  October 9, 2017, 7 - 8pm
Where:  Sierra II Center, Room 12, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento
Contact: for more information
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr.
Conversations on Race
Friday October 13 at 6:30pm
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. is the author of Street Soldier: One Man's Struggle to Save a Generation and a pioneer in a new public health model of violence prevention and intervention that includes weekly family group meetings, academic rehabilitation, and college scholarships.
He will discuss the risk factors associated with violent behavior in our youth:
  • Why do youth harm themselves and others when they are angry, fearful or hurting?
  • How do you help youth with their anger, fear and pain?
  • How is it possible to live a violence-free life and have violence-free communities?
  • How can we make our schools safe and increase academic achievement?
  • Does the music and media influence violence?
A book signing and reception will follow.
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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