November 16, 2023

Upcoming Events

November 19: Stewardship Ingathering

November 20: Trans Day of Remembrance Event

November 23: Thanksgiving Breakfast

November 25: Trinity Quilters Gathering

November 26: No Sunday School

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 office.

Sunday Worship Order of Service

Weekly Sunday Activities

9:00 a.m.

Bible Study

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.

10:00 a.m. & Noon

Sunday School and nursery care

3rd floor auditorium

For children in kindergarten through 5th grade, we offer Sunday School during our 10 a.m. and Noon services. Children participate in crafts, stories and activities while returning in time to take communion with their parents.

We also offer nursery care in the auditorium for those too young to join in Sunday School.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, November 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

ALSO: If you are interested in participating in Trinity’s Nativity play at our 4 p.m. service on Christmas Eve (December 24), there will be a signup sheet at the desk in the Olney Gallery on Sunday.

If you have any questions, please contact Clarissa Ortiz at

Now Hiring: Cathedral Operations Manager

Our Director of Operations, Mars Sarossy, has informed us they will be leaving at the end of the year to return to school full-time. While we are sorry to see Mars leave, we are excited for their next chapter.

We are currently seeking our next Cathedral Operations Manager, and hope to have someone in place at least one month before Mars leaves.

More details about the position and a link to apply are available by clicking the button below.

Click here to apply!

Weekday Volunteers Needed at our Front Desk!

As we start our preparations for Clarissa Ortiz to go on maternity leave early next year, we are in need of additional volunteers to help us during the week with general administrative tasks, including answering phones and sorting mail.

You would only need to commit to one or two days each week, starting at 10 a.m. and going until about 2 p.m.

If you are interested in helping out with any of these, contact Clarissa at


The Commentary

"Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;

all is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.

God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;

come to God's own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home."

— Henry Alford (1844)

Dear Friends,

In our Stewardship Campaign for 2024, we asked a bold question, “What is God calling me to give?” Our initial response is a combination partly of gratitude and also quite possibly fear. When we feel challenged, fear attempts to erase the good work we are doing together. The first letter of John reminds us, "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear." (1 John 4:18)

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The Very Reverend Troy D. Mendez


Bob Spring reflects on 35 years of giving to Trinity

Bob Spring reflects on his 35 years at Trinity and how generosity is necessary for future growth.

On Sunday we heard from Bob Spring, who talked about how Trinity has changed in his 35 years at the cathedral and how his giving has increased in that time.

During this time as we begin planning our expenses for the coming year, we ask each of you to consider what God may be calling you to give. We have a collection of scripture passages, all previous reflections as part of our 2024 stewardship campaign and a virtual pledge card you may fill out at the link below:

Stewardship 2024 Website

Please make sure to join us this Sunday, November 19, when we will bless all of the pledges and celebrate our coming year of worship and ministry together with a luncheon after our 10 a.m. and Noon services.

We will provide the main course of ham, green beans and mashed potatoes, and are asking you to please bring a side dish to share.

Trans Day of Remembrance Event

November 20 | 6:00 p.m.


We will be the starting point for a Trans Day of Remembrance event on Monday, November 20 hosted by the Queer Center and Trans Spectrum of Arizona. A remembrance service featuring speakers and a moment of silence will start on our labyrinth at 6 p.m., and the group will then process in a candlelight walk to ASU’s downtown campus – 111 E. Taylor Street.

From there, various artists will perform and display works celebrating the life of trans individuals who have passed.

Members of Trinity and the wider community are encouraged to attend.

Visual Arts

First Friday Reception

December 1

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit Duration

November 27 - December 24


Mondays - Fridays

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


Manny Burruel

Olney Gallery Director

Joyful Exploration Conversations: December Olney Gallery Exhibit

Joyful Exploration by Jeremy Yocum and Nikki Dee Miller will take you on an adventure of whimsy, color, and imagination, where you will encounter colorful paintings, prints, and the occasional Yocumonster.

Jeremy’s work includes fictitious creatures and objects of pop culture from his youth. The work consists of paintings, screen prints, and whimsical faux taxidermy creatures called Yocumonsters. He states, “The meaning behind this work is simple – grin and enjoy it.” Yocum has been an arts educator for the past 25 years. Along with teaching high school students, he currently teaches printmaking to adults at Xico Inc.

Nikki is an emerging artist. Her paintings are influenced by her graphic design, pairing ordered lines with chaotic brushstrokes, resulting in vibrant abstracts with touches of modern realism. Nikki shares, “Please enjoy the playfulness of these paintings as we sometimes forget to do in daily adult life.” Nikki participates in Scottsdale art fairs and has her work displayed at many local businesses.


Items Needed for the Garfield Food Pantry

Our needs for the families served through the Garfield School pantry are ever changing. We are beginning to stock up on items for the holidays, and are changing our list of needed items accordingly.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support this ministry, and please remember all packaging must be plastic or non breakable. No glass can be distributed. 

  • Canned chicken (12 oz. cans)
  • Mashed potatoes (4 oz. packets)
  • Sweet potatoes (29 oz. cans)
  • Pudding (3.4 oz. packages)
  • Dried milk (25 oz. packages)
  • Peaches (29 oz. cans)
  • Turkey gravy (0.87 oz. packets)
  • Diced tomatoes (15 oz. cans)
  • Oatmeal (1 lb. canisters)
  • Oil (24 oz. bottles)
  • Grape jelly (24 oz. containers)

Protein is the toughest item to keep in stock. 

If you are interested in volunteering to pack bags or would like to visit the Garfield pantry to see the set up, you are welcome to call Kathryn Hudson at 480-390-7413 for more information. 

Trinity Quilters Gathering

November 25 | 10:00 a.m.

Atwood Hall

Trinity Quilters use their talents to transform pieces of fabric into creative quilts. Once a quilt is finished complete with prayer ties, the congregation knots those ties while saying a prayer for the recipient.  

These quilts are created to bring comfort to those in need. Please contact Rev. Omar Rodriguez de la O at if you or someone you love would be comforted by one of these hand-made quilts.

We invite anyone over 10 years of age who might want to learn more about quilting to join us. We meet from 10 am to 2 pm on two Saturdays a month as the Cathedral schedule permits. Our time together always includes a brown bag lunch. Our final meeting of 2023 will be December 2.

Thank you to all who have helped provide healing gifts to members of the Trinity family, those they love, and those fleeing domestic abuse who are sheltered by The Sojourner Center. 

Christmas in the Pines

December 29 - 31

Treat your family to Christmas in the Pines! Let’s continue celebrating the twelve days of Christmas and get ready for the New Year together in a beautiful place! We’ll have stories, a campfire, carols, cocoa, crafts, and lots of holiday fun to keep celebrating the season. Give yourselves the gift of time together at Chapel Rock!

Family camps at Chapel Rock are for families of all shapes, sizes, and ages, with or without children.

Click here to register


Knitting Winter Items for our Neighbors

We are looking to recruit those who knit or crochet to assist in our drive to 

make beanies, scarves, cowls, and other safeguards against the winter elements in the coming weeks.

These accessories will be distributed at our annual Thanksgiving and Christmas breakfast celebrations for our homeless population.

If you are interested in helping to make these items, or donating yard, please get in touch with Dyane Welt at

Thanksgiving Breakfast for our Neighbors

November 23 | 6:00 a.m.

Atwood Hall

Trinity will again this year welcome our downtown neighbors facing homelessness to join us for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning, a tradition which stretches back more than two decades.

It's not only a blessing for our guests, it has always been a blessing to those of us who prepare and serve the meal.

We are starting to recruit volunteers willing to help that morning. The work starts at 6:00 a.m., and we typically have wrapped up and cleaned up by 9:30 at the latest.

No prior experience is necessary. Friends at family are welcome.

If you are willing and available, please sign up on the sheet at the reception desk in the Olney Room. Questions? Contact Dave Howell at or 602-361-3939.

Christmas Presents for Nourish Phoenix Children

Deadline: December 10

Help us provide a memorable Christmas for children in need!

We have received a list of 50 names from our partners at Nourish Phoenix, and we are hoping to provide up to $50 worth of gifts for each one.

You may sign up to claim one or more children at the link below, and included is their name, age, and what they would like for Christmas.

All presents must be returned to the Cathedral no later than December 10.

Please do not wrap your present(s), though gift bags are okay. Please also ensure your gift(s) have a tag or Post-It with the child's number and name.

If you have any questions, contact Deacon Myra Kingsley at

Sign up here
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,

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:

Shane, Andrew, Ernie, Lorena, Lisa, Julia, Sonja, Mike, Selene, Michael, Patrick, Kris,

Richard, Kim, Samira and Mia.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 

Carolyn Rynex, Lupita Meza, Jonathan Harris, Alexander Bardaweel, Josh Thomas,

Joan Haldiman, Becky McKelvey, and Lori Bieler.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week:

Ronald Zimmerman and Jan Hayes and Joel and Libby Cohen.

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