Urgent Message From The Cathedral Dean
“I will bless the Lord at all times; the praise of God shall ever be in my mouth.”
-- Psalm 34:1

Dear friends,

Our nation and state are undergoing a time of significant upheaval, as the authorities continue to implement measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Our bishop, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall offered this video reflection yesterday announcing further measures in the church.

You can view the bishop’s video here: https://youtu.be/xh8iKaJeCw8
As the bishop mentioned, all public gatherings for worship in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona will be suspended until April 20, 2020. This announcement expands on the safeguarding measures that my staff and I implemented on your behalf last Thursday.

What does this mean for you as far as worship, fellowship, and service?

Worship
Trinity Cathedral will begin holding on-line ONLY worship services at 10:00 a.m. beginning this Sunday, March 22, and you will be able to access worship on Trinity’s Facebook page and via a special e-blast with a link to the service. Join us for hymns, anthems, readings, and a sermon, broadcast directly from the cathedral to you.

Also, your clergy and staff are working diligently at expanding these worship offerings to present morning and evening worship during the week, most likely via Facebook Live. If you are interested in leading worship on a weekday, please contact The Rev. Canon Holly Herring at holly@trinitycathedral.com for more details.

Fellowship
Suspending public gatherings does not mean eliminating the fellowship of Trinity Cathedral. During this time, you are invited to use available technologies to connect with others. The Body of Christ continues, and your presence -- even your on-line presence -- continues to gather our congregation in fellowship. Your staff and clergy will have more suggestions on how to enhance the fellowship of our common life very soon. Stay tuned!

Service
As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic expands, the need to reach out with care and concern for others will also expand. The Community of Hope, our Health Ministry, and our Outreach Ministries are all making plans for inviting you to be involved. This Thursday, you will be receiving a survey from Trinity Cathedral asking you if you will need any special assistance during this unprecedented time. The survey will also ask you if you are able to volunteer your time to help someone in need. Please complete this survey when you receive it and help the Trinity Cathedral community support one another in the weeks ahead.

Your staff and clergy are working, and are keeping the office open.
While the campus of Trinity Cathedral is closed for all public gatherings, your cathedral clergy and staff are open and working hard to facilitate the gathering of our community in worship, fellowship, and service. Please know you can reach us at (602) 254-7126 or at office@trinitycathedral.com . We want you to keep in touch with us. We promise to stay in touch with you!

Together, we continue to bless the Lord at all times. God will be glorified and praised in all that we do. We are one cathedral family, and we are here to be an example Christ’s love for the world. We are here for you, and we are here to help!

In Christ’s peace and love,
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Telephone (602) 254-7126