February 18, 2021
In-Person Worship this Sunday
Starting this Sunday, February 21 (the first Sunday in Lent), pre-registration will no longer be required for in-person worship services in the Cathedral and on the Lawn! Instead, we will shift to signing in at each entrance as households arrive for worship.

To ensure safe arrivals and to avoid traffic jams, entrance doors have been assigned according to first letters of last names. Once inside, worshippers will be able to choose any designated, safely distanced seating area. Space remains extremely limited and seating will be first come, first served, with an overflow broadcast and Holy Communion available in Satterlee Hall at 9 am.

Please click here to visit the page on our site for more information prior to attending, in order to familiarize yourself with the new system for in-person worship. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our clergy, or Jessica Umbach, Director of Communications (jumbach@trinitysc.org).
Resources for Lent 2021
In addition to our Sunday services and Daily Office recordings online, there are some special opportunities for prayer and study during Lent. Resources such as daily meditations, a Lenten Bible study lead by Dean Boston, small group discussions about racial reconciliation led by Canon Del Priore, and much more. To easily access these resources or to learn more about the opportunities, we have created a dedicated page on our website: trinitysc.org/2021Lent. If you have any questions about the offerings during lent, please click here to contact our clergy.
Bach Vespers this Evening
Our Bach Vespers series continues this evening, and will be sung by the Cathedral Singers with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. This service will be livestreamed from our beautiful cathedral at 8 pm tonight, and will air on our Facebook page as well as our website.
Tune in to enjoy J.S. Bach’s glorious BWV 118; O Jesus Christ, light of my life, as well as Dietrich Buxtehude’s O Sacred head now wounded. The choir will also sing music from the Hymnal, including Hymn 141, Wilt thou forgive that sin.

We hope to see you virtually for Vespers this evening! If you have any questions, please click here to contact our music staff.
Directory Pick-Up Today
A reminder that there is a directory pick-up this afternoon from 3 - 5 pm in the Welcome Center. This pick-up is for two groups:

  1. Parishioners who get a free copy for being photographed in the directory (who haven't picked up their free copy yet), and
  2. Anyone who purchased a copy through the form and chose in-person pick-up as the delivery option.

No extra copies will be available for purchase this afternoon. Only paid copies (pre-purchased through the form), or free copies for photographed parishioners will be on-hand for pick-up this afternoon.

Please note that we are not able to accept cash during today's pick-up. If you submitted a request via the form to purchase a copy and didn't complete the payment through that form, please bring a check made out to Trinity for the cost of your copy when you come to pick-up. After today's pick-up, we will pause on the sale and distribution of directories until a date in the future (TBD). Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you this afternoon!
Daughters of the King
The St. Helena Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King invites you to join us for a Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, February 20, at 9 am in Seibels Chapel and the Cathedral. Our Lenten Theme this year is Rooted in Love. A Soup and Bread luncheon will follow at noon. All COVID safety procedures will be in place.

To register, please contact Jean Knowlton (childcare@trinitysc.org, or 803.402.2202).
Be the Bridge 101
Building off last summer’s book study on One Blood by civil rights icon John M. Perkins, we will continue to pursue the work of racial reconciliation and anti-racism during this Lenten season. Be the Bridge 101 is a faith-based curriculum that explores what it means to be White in America. We will consider issues such as White Identity, White Privilege, White Fragility, and White Supremacy. These are phrases and issues that can make us uncomfortable and cause tension. We'll examine that discomfort, have a little homework, engage in prayer and self-reflection, and then talk about next steps along the path toward racial reconciliation in God's Kingdom.

Small groups will meet for six weeks via Zoom beginning February 21, with meeting times on Sundays after church, Monday evening, or Tuesday evening. Pre-registration is needed, and Zoom credentials will be sent to those who register. Click here to register to join Canon Dorian Del Priore and other small group leaders in the work of bridge building. Contact Canon Del Priore for questions (dorian@trinitysc.org).
DHC General Meeting in February
The DHC General Membership meeting will be held Monday, February 22 at 11 am in Averyt Hall (the Gym) in the Trinity Center. This meeting will be offered in-person and there will be a dial-in option for those who would not like to attend in-person. Our speaker, Teresa Glenn, is a teacher and writer who encourages and mentors women to rely on God through the everyday circumstances of life. "Finding Strength and Peace in the Midst of Uncertainty" will be the topic of her talk with us. How do you manage in the midst of uncertainty? Or, do you feel like uncertainty manages you? Learn simple ways to participate with God as he grows traits of strength and peace in us. Teresa's books will also be on sale before and after the meeting. More information regarding book purchases can be found by clicking here.

To register for in-person or dial-in attendance, please visit trinitysc.org/dhcfebruary. If you have any questions, contact Lynn Evans (lynnevans746@gmail.com).
Elsie Lamar Chapter Guest Speaker
Please make plans to join the Elsie Lamar Chapter as we welcome author and speaker Teresa Glenn (click here to read her bio) on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 pm. There will be an opportunity to join in-person at the home of Bibs Babson, as well as an opportunity to join by Zoom for those who would prefer a socially-distanced method of attendance. Teresa will focus on finding God's strength and peace in these uncertain times and learning to rely God throughout our day.

More info and registration links can be found at trinitysc.org/elsielamarfebruary. For questions, contact Bibs Babson (bbabson@trinitysc.org).
Rooted in Love: Lenten Series
Throughout this year’s season of Lent, the clergy of Trinity Cathedral and the diocesan staff will offer a series of short daily meditations designed to provide members of Trinity with opportunities to reflect on their relationship with Christ. These meditations will be based on Rooted in Love: Lent Reflections on Life in Christ, a recently released book edited by the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Sarah Mullally, the Bishop of London. Click here to read more about the book, or to purchase a copy.

Starting February 22, each weekday a new meditation will be posted on our site. The schedule and recordings can be found by clicking here. You're invited to make these meditations part of your observance of the season of Lent. Read a portion of the scriptures each day, spend a few moments in prayer, engage in acts of mercy and service, and reflect on the lessons these meditations offer, and you will find yourself moving deeper into your relationship with God through Christ and his Spirit. For more information, please contact a member of our clergy.
Homeless No More:
Race for the Place and Volunteer Opportunity
  • Race for the Place: Mark your calendar and join Trinity's team for the upcoming "Race for the Place Fun Run" hosted by Homeless No More on Saturday, February 27, at 8 am. This event is fun for all ages! Our designated Trinity team for the family Fun Run is "Team Trinity," so be sure to select that team when registering. For more information, click here. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. The deadline to register is Friday, February 26. Contact Bibs Babson (bbabson@trinitysc.org) or Elizabeth Blake (elizcblake@gmail.com) with any questions.
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Homeless No More is in need of volunteers to assist with their e-learning and After School Program. Our Children's and Families Director, Bibs Babson, has volunteered in this capacity before, and shares that it is "a wonderful experience you do not want to miss out on." To learn more about this opportunity to serve as a volunteer at HNM, contact Bibs Babson (bbabson@trinitysc.org) who will provide more details.
Souper Bowl of Caring
Food insecurity has been an increasingly worrisome issue throughout the pandemic. While we may not be able to stand outside the church with pots from the kitchen, we do have an opportunity to make a difference. We will collect donations for Harvest Hope throughout the month of February. During this month, we challenge each individual or family to look at your last receipt for a take-out meal you purchased (either individually, or as a family), and double that amount as a donation (maybe even round up!). All proceeds will go directly to Harvest Hope.

To make a contribution, click here. For more info, head to trinitysc.org/souperbowlofcaring, or contact Canon Del Priore (dorian@trinitysc.org) with questions.
Bishop Temple & Bishop Finlay Chapter Meeting
Please join the Bishop Temple and Bishop Finlay groups for their upcoming chapter meeting, to be held via Zoom on March 3 at 10 am. Dean Dane Boston will be the keynote speaker for the meeting. We look forward to this wonderful opportunity for members to get to know our new Dean better. In addition, Dean Boston will share some of his personal and theological background, elements of his vision for Trinity, and the role of these two Chapters of the DHC within that overall vision for Trinity as well. There will be an opportunity for a question and answer period during the program, too.

Please email Patti Trotter (phtrotter@msn.com) or Lee Hutson (lhutson@sc.rr.com) to receive Zoom credentials to attend, or for more information for this event!
DHC Leadership Nominations
Who do you see leading the Daughters of the Holy Cross in 2022? Do you feel called to serve? Nominations are being accepted for president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer-elect, and nominating committee member. Names must be submitted to Mary Weston by email by Friday, March 6.
Please prayerfully consider and submit candidates (including yourself) who embody and will uphold the DHC's purpose: to deepen the spiritual life of the women of the parish, to broaden their Christian outlook, and to provide channels through which they may assist in carrying on the Church’s programs. Those elected will be installed at the December 2021 General Membership Meeting, along with incoming 2022 Officers: Julianne Sojourner (President), and Deb Basler (Treasurer). For questions, please contact Mary Weston (803.917.7761 or mweston917@gmail.com).
Financial Peace University
Tell your money where to go instead of wondering where it went! Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson virtual class designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money-related stress behind. Each lesson is based on biblical wisdom and common sense.

Sign up for this class and start your 14-day free trial of Financial Peace at fpu.com/1133038. Class starts Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Contact Doug Steimle (803.351.3878, or dsteimle85@gmail.com) or David Danforth (803.917.5556, or drd1949@hotmail.com) for details.
Casserole Menu
When you purchase a casserole from Trinity, not only do you receive a delicious meal, but you also help support the kitchen in their quest to provide casseroles to those in need (in our parish and beyond).

Casseroles are in limited supply. Right now, casseroles available for purchase are: Spaghetti Pie, Layered Mexican, Chicken Artichoke, Lemon Rosemary Chicken, and Chicken Pot Pie. Pricing for each casserole size: $8 (feeds two), $12 (feeds four), and $28 half-pan (feeds 12). Pick-up is available at a mutually agreed upon time at the Cathedral, or delivery to your home can also be arranged.

Please help the cooks at Trinity by suggesting your favorite casseroles that you would like to see the kitchen offer for purchase. To send a suggestion, or to purchase a casserole, contact Andrella at brunson@trinitysc.org, or 803.261.7471.
Worship Services for
Sunday, February 21
The First Sunday in Lent

In-Person Services
9 am (in the Cathedral), and 11 am (on the Cathedral Lawn): Holy Eucharist Rite II
Pre-registration no longer needed.

4 pm: Evensong will stream onto the Cathedral Lawn for in-person attendance outdoors.

Pre-registration is no longer needed for in-person worship. Click here for more info about how to attend without pre-registering.

9 am: Holy Eucharist Rite II will be streamed on Facebook and our website.

Parish Registry



Joseph Warren Blackmon, father of +Dan Blackmon (2/12)

+The Reverend Robert Gambrell Riegel, husband of +Keren Riegel. Father of Robert Riegel, Jr. and Stepfather of +Buffy Farnsworth, and Heather Ives (2/14)

Stiff Wolfe, father of Julie Fulmer (2/15)

Valmae Margaret Maher Newsome, mother of +Mark Newsome (2/16)

+ notes Trinity member.


If you have a new addition or have had a loss in your family and would like the individual's name to appear here in the Tidings or in our service bulletins, please let us know by contacting Allison Fowler, Membership Secretary, at receptionist@trinitysc.org.
Monthly Financial Update
As of December 31, 2020
Click here to view the most recent financials.