May 25th, 2023

Upcoming Events

May 27: Trinity Quilters Gathering

May 28: Day of Pentecost

May 29: Memorial Day (office closed)

June 1: Active Shooter Training

June 2: Office Closed

June 2: First Friday Exhibition

June 3: Rev. Omar's Ordination

June 4: Trinity Sunday

June 11: Rev. Omar's First Sunday

June 15: Third Thursday Gathering

June 19: Juneteenth (office closed)

Weekly Schedule of Services


Worship with Eucharist

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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

YouTube Channel

12:00 p.m. - Misa en Español


Worship with Eucharist

12:10 p.m.

Questions? Email the Trinity offices.

Sunday Worship Order of Service

Trinity Office Summer Hours

Starting Tuesday, May 30th, the Trinity offices will be transitioning to summer hours.

The office will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and will be open by appointment only on Fridays.

The offices will also be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day and on Friday, June 2nd due to staff vacations and time off.

Weekly Sunday Activities

9:00 a.m.

Bible Study in conference room

We hold a Bible Study which examines what the lessons for that day have to say to us at 9 a.m., between our 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.

From mid-August through mid-May, we also offer Sunday School for children in kindergarten through 5th grade during our 10 a.m. and Noon services.

We are currently on summer break, but will resume Sunday School on August 13.

Sunday School Year in Review

The past year has been a wonderful beginning to our Youth & Family Ministry and Sunday School. To everyone who participated, thank you! I’d like to share what we’ve done. 

Since October, our attendance has grown into steady numbers at Sunday School, averaging 16 children every Sunday between both class times. The children are incredibly intelligent, remembering key details from more than 15 bible studies. We also implemented dynamic prayer, where the children, volunteers and myself use visuals to pray. We write down each prayer on a sticky note and post it to our altar for prayer or use big sheets of paper and work together on a subject of prayer, adding all our thoughts to be recognized. 

During our time learning God’s words and the stories that shape us, we also applied ourselves in service. We completed a service project with Feed my Starving Children in Mesa. It was so much fun to participate, and we helped so many! We packed 114 boxes with a total of 24,624 meals–enough to feed 67 kids for an entire year! We made this happen in less than two hours. The food was distributed in the Philippines to those in need. 

Along with service, we also took a trip to the Phoenix Art Museum, and had a tour led by our very own Janet Baker. We explored an exhibit focused on religion and also the Art of Asia: Japanese Noh Theater that Janet curated. We had a lovely time exploring the museum and even doing a scavenger hunt. 

We helped close out the year with a movie night. We watched a new movie, had pizza and popcorn. Parents were generous and brought goodies to share! 

Lastly, our focus was sending as many children who wanted to attend summer camp at Chapel Rock. We held several fundraisers, including a raffle and silent auction. Thanks to your generosity, we raised more than $2,300 and were able to help five children attend Chapel Rock. Our parents were kind enough to assist with any other children who wanted to participate. I have always been floored by the level of generosity from all of you. Thank you, your donation and support is greatly appreciated and felt through all of us.

Looking forward, we are planning a full schedule. Trinity will host a summer camp focused on the arts led by our Olney Gallery Director Manny Burruel and myself. Look out for information on that coming very soon, as well as the upcoming fall schedule! If you’d like to participate as a volunteer or want information for your own children, reach out to me! Enjoy your summer and stay cool. Thank you again, truly.


Clarissa Ortiz

Active Shooter Training

June 1 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Atwood Hall

We will be hosting an active shooter training presentation from the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, June 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All Trinity staff underwent this training last year to be better able to respond should the unthinkable occur, and this year we are offering this training to anyone in our community who might be interested.

To register, contact Clarissa Ortiz at

Help us bridge the gap!

The Arizona summer is upon us once more, and that presents a challenge as we continue to minister to the community around Trinity with fewer resources and increased costs.

We need your help to bridge this gap over the summer as many of our donors travel and we face higher utility bills and other expenses. Here is a look at what your donations during this time can help support:

  • A gift of $750 would keep the air conditioning going for one week this summer. 
  • A gift of $400 would cover the landscaping of our grounds for one month.
  • A gift of $150 would provide for one Sunday of our 10 a.m. livestream.


All our donors and pledging families are so appreciated, and it is not easy to ask for more, but Trinity does face a shortfall in making ends meet this summer. If you can be part of the solution, please make a donation by going here and selecting ‘Bridging the Gap’ from the drop-down 'Select a Fund' menu.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Operations Mars Sarossy at


The Dean's Commentary

"Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.'"

John 20:21-22

Dear Friends,

This Sunday, the people of Trinity celebrate Pentecost, commemorating the arrival of the Holy Spirit. The Church remembers the disciples moving from a fearful place behind locked doors into a realm of endless possibilities with the entire human family. This is the defining moment when a small band of Galileans actually took the words of Jesus seriously and went to all parts of the known world, proclaiming all that God has done for them. It is a moment to celebrate!

Read More

The Very Reverend Troy D. Mendez


Day of Pentecost Celebration

May 28 | 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.


The Feast of Pentecost is May 28. Remember to wear red on that Sunday in celebration of the giving of the Holy Spirit to the disciples so they could share the Good News with the world. The color reminds us of the tongues of flames that appeared above the disciples' heads.

As part of our celebration, we are looking for those who will attend our 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services on that Sunday who have the ability to read in other languages. If you do, we would like to invite you to join in reading part of the first lesson that day, Acts 2:1-21.

Please contact Communications Manager Max Walker at if you are interested in reading!

Invitation to Rev. Omar's Ordination

June 3 | 11:00 a.m.

The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew


Help welcome our incoming Associate Priest for Community Life, Omar Rodriguez de la O, by attending his ordination to the sacred order of priests on Saturday, June 3rd at 11 a.m. at The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew in Tucson.

Please R.S.V.P by calling 520-298-9782 ext. 7001.

Visual Arts

First Friday Reception

June 2 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit Duration

April 28 to May 24, 2023


Mondays - Fridays

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Manny Burruel

Olney Gallery Director

Sapient Sojourns

June Olney Gallery Exhibit

Gilat Ben-Dor and Jason Hugger present Sapient Sojourns, an exhibit that will take you to fantastic places with artwork that will inspire the imagination.

Having lived in four different countries, Ben-Dor is an avid collector of memories from distant lands. “I hope this ornamental aesthetic invokes joy, passion, and peaceful delight against the sobering heaviness we often encounter in our current world.” Her artwork includes high-texture acrylic and mixed media canvases, watercolor, collage, and silk painting. Ben-Dor studied at L'Istituto Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy.

Hugger’s vibrant oil paintings of surreal desert landscapes reveal the beauty of displaced objects and barren, desolate horizons. “I want to take them out of the physical world and give them a feeling of traveling to a new and uncharted world.” Hugger received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. His artwork has been shown extensively in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.


Trinity Quilters Meeting

May 27 | 10:00 a.m.

Atwood Hall

Inviting any and all over 10 years of age who may want to see or try out quilting this weekend. Whether or not you sew, or measure, or like colors, or can use an iron, you can help!

We meet two Saturdays per month as Cathedral schedules permit. We gather between 10 and 10:30 a.m., have lunch or a sack about noon, and continue until around 2:30. Feel free to drop by.

Thank you to all who have helped us provide healing gifts to vulnerable families (Sojourner) and those in the Trinity family who are suffering.

Third Thursdays Gathering

June 15 | 6:00 p.m.

Thank you to the Stravitz family for hosting the first Third Thursday gathering for our young adults. Last week, a dozen of us connected and shared our faith journeys as we begin to develop the future of this ministry.

Mark your calendars: the next meeting will be on June 15, also at the Stravitz's home. We look forward to continuing the conversation about how best to encourage each other and serve our community. 

Please reach out to Andrew Stravitz or to RSVP.


Volunteers Needed: Serving Breakfast to our Neighbors

Trinity has committed to provide a small team of volunteers to help serve breakfast to our downtown neighbors facing housing challenges on one Sunday morning every other month.

It’s something we’ve been doing for several years, but in the last few months the Trinity team has lost a few of its most dependable members.

If you are interested and willing to get up early on an occasional Sunday morning and help prepare and serve breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church (3rd St. & Moreland), please contact Dave Howell at either 602-361-3939 or

Our next assigned Sunday is July 9th.

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 Kim Smith and Mark Rode,

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:

Andrew, Kevin, Marie, Jim, Tessie, Charley, Roy, David, Laureen, Patrick, and the Ryan family.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 

Tony Moore, Lori Towne, Pike Oliver and Kenneth Anthony.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week:

Kirk Davis and Betsy Fraker, Donald Green and Cheryl Johnson and Ed and Janet Van Winkle.

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