June 16th, 2022
Upcoming Events
June 19 - Father's Day
June 20th - Juneteenth (observed, Cathedral closed)
June 26 - Trinity Summer BBQ
June 26 - Rev. Perry Pauley's First Sunday
July 1 - Red Cross Blood Drive
July 1 - Deadline to register for 2023 Holy Land trip
July 3 - Saluting Our Veterans
July 4 - Independence Day (Cathedral closed)
July 15 - Garfield Backpack Drive Ends
Weekly Schedule of Services

Worship with Eucharist
8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - Live Stream Worship Service

12:00 p.m. - Misa en Español

12:10 p.m. - Worship with Eucharist

Questions? Email the Trinity offices.
The Dean's Commentary

"God is respected in the council of the holy ones; God is awesome and revered more than all those around him."
Psalm 89:7 (Common English Bible)

Dear Friends,

Last Sunday was absolutely magnificent! The people of Trinity gathered to close the celebration of our centennial year. The choir’s presence throughout the day led people in worship and praise to commemorate such an occasion. The end of the day concluded with Evensong, and as always, the presence of God’s Spirit was everywhere. Once again, I would like to convey my thanks to everyone who made it such a wonderful day.

The Very Reverend Troy Mendez
Sunday Celebrant:
The Rev. Canon Leslie Nuñez Steffensen
This Sunday we are pleased to welcome The Rev. Canon Leslie Nuñez Steffensen to celebrate the Eucharist at our 10 a.m. service.

She serves as canon to the Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, which is part of the Presiding Bishop's staff.

Previously she served in administrative and instructional roles at Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, Tanzania and Virginia Theological Seminary.

Before her ministry, she graduated from Officer Candidate School and served for four years as a Naval Aviation Intelligence Officer.
No Wednesday Services in July
Due to General Convention and other scheduling difficulties, we will not be holding our Wednesday 12:10 p.m. services during the month of July.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and after the one on June 29th will resume our usual Wednesday services on August 3rd.
Health Screening Success!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our health screening and COVID-19 vaccination event such a success!

We had a great turnout for our partnership with the University of Arizona Mobile Health Unit and Maricopa County Public Health.
Zoom Office Hours
Tuesdays in June and July
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To make staff more accessible for those who have difficulties in the summer heat, Administrative Coordinator Clarissa Ortiz will be holding office hours on Zoom on Tuesdays in June and July from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To join, head to this Zoom link. No password is required.
Coffee Hour Signups
Going on now
Olney Gallery

We have started taking signups for those interested in hosting coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service this summer.

Thank you to Bill Coleman, Debra Wilson, Bry and Hattie Navarro, and others who have already signed up on the board in the Olney Gallery.

Those who agree to host are asked to provide finger snacks of their choosing.

If you have questions or would like to use coffee hour to celebrate a larger mission or anniversary, email Clarissa at
Trinity Congregational BBQ
Sunday, June 26th
After the 10:00 a.m. service

All are invited to join us for a special midsummer congregational celebration on Sunday, June 26th.

That day, we will have a bilingual 10 a.m. service, followed by a barbecue and fellowship.

We will provide the burgers, hot dogs, and fixings, but are asking for people to bring a side of their choosing. If you would like to provide a side, please fill out this form.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, July 1 | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We have partnered with the Red Cross to host another blood drive at Trinity on July 1st. The summer months see blood supplies dwindle, and we want to do our part to make sure this life-saving resource is available to those in need.

Sign-ups are required through the Red Cross' website, which you can do so here.

We are also looking for an additional volunteer to help us with registration and other administrative duties during the blood drive. If you are interested, please contact Clarissa Ortiz at
Summer Family Camp
June 30 through July 3

Escape the heat and screens to focus on God and one another at Summer Family Camp at Chapel Rock in Prescott!

Registration is closing soon for the weekend of camp fun, including games, music and prayer. Financial assistance is available by contacting Rev. Jana Sundin, Canon for Children and Youth.

For more information or to register, click here.
Saluting Our Veterans
Saturday, July 3 | After the 10 a.m. service
Atwood Hall

We once again welcome Hospice of the Valley to the Cathedral for an educational presentation on how they are honored and recognized for their service. 
2023 Trip to the Holy Land
Time is running out to reserve your spot on a trip Dean Troy Mendez is leading to the Holy Land early next year.

For more information, go to and enter in our group code 23011 for further details, including a brochure and cost breakdown.
Visual Arts
Exhibit Duration: May 27 - June 22

Mondays - Thursdays
9:00am - 3:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm

Manny Burruel
Olney Gallery Director
June Olney Gallery Exhibit 
Dyane Welt, Carrie Behrens, Fred Nack, and Ry Sedrick present “Observations,” a collection of drawings and watercolors.

Dyane Welt observes concert musicians with pen and ink studies. Her sketches on concert programs capture a sense of the moment and the essence of movement in musical performances. Dyane has degrees in graphic design, fine arts, art education and a master’s in counseling. She is a public-school art teacher and has shown her work at several Phoenix galleries. Dyane is a proud member of Trinity Cathedral’s Visual Arts Ministry.

Carrie Behrens creates drawings with alcohol markers that began by employing an exercise she learned in college, observing and reproducing masterworks. The drawings started as sketches done of masterpieces at the Phoenix Art Museum but evolved into fun caricatures of the original work. She unyokes the piece from its source and makes it her own. Carrie has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art (with an emphasis in drawing) from ASU.
Fred Nack’s detailed pen and ink drawings remind the viewer of old book illustrations. As a retired high school math teacher, Fred appreciates the binary challenge of only two color choices in pen and ink drawings. Fred dedicates this exhibit to his recently deceased wife, Saunie, his beloved artistic muse. Fred has shown his work throughout Arizona and is currently working with a local writer to illustrate a book of poems and sonnets.

Ry Sedrick uses his watercolor paintings of migratory birds found in Arizona to observe “the audacity of the living to fly and soar – despite all challenges.” The complementary symbolism of birds and the color red create metaphorical images that aim to explore love, pain, and survival. Ry is a high school special education teacher and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines.
Garfield Backpack Drive
Collection deadline: July 15
Backpack blessing: July 17

School will be back in session before we know it, so to help the 1st graders at Garfield start the 2022-2023 year we are asking families to put together at least one backpack to give at the start of the school year.

Each backpack is stuffed with essential school supplies such as pencils, erasers, notebooks, and folders. For a full list of what goes into a backpack, click here.

We are hoping to collect at least 60 backpacks to give to students in August.

If you have any questions, contact Deacon Myra Kingsley at
COVID-19 Tests Available
Thank you to everyone who has helped us do what we can to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. So far, we have distributed more than 230 test kit boxes for a total of more than 460 individual at-home tests to the community.

If you have need of more, we still have a limited number of kits available.

Please keep in mind: The tests expire at the end of July, so we are hoping to give them all away before then.
From the Office
Prayers of the People
We pray for peace,
for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. Pray for justice and peace.

We ask your prayers for the poor,
the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. Pray for those in any need or trouble.

We commend to your mercy all who have died,
especially , that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom.

We pray for
Kristy, Lesley and the Nikkinan family, Blake, John, and Serrena.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 
Bob Spring, Ryan Schafbuch-Yeager, and Raymond Vest.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week.

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