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Lections for Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday


Isaiah 50:4-9a   Philippians 2:5-11   Mark 14:1-15:47   Psalm 31:9-16

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Mary Parmer Service Recording

Mary Foster Parmer preached for the 2018 Lenten Speaker Series at Trinity on Wednesday, March 14. Click here to listen to her sermon from noonday prayer in the Cathedral.

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Friends of Music Ireland Gala

​Come fly with us!​

​The Trinity Cathedral Friends of Music are throwing an Ireland Gala on Sunday, April 15 to support Trinity's chorister education, retreats, and tours, including the July 2018 tour to Ireland.  This festive event will be held at the new Hunter-Gatherer Brewery in historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar at Owens Field and will include entertainment by the Cathedral Choirs of Boys & Girls.  The party gets under way at 6:00 pm​; reservations are $100 per person.

The Curtiss-Wright Hangar was built in 1929 by the company co-founded by Orville and Wilbur Wright.  The first structure built at Owens Field, it has hosted such aviation celebrities as Amelia Earhart and World War II ace Jimmy Doolittle.

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Trinity Learning Center BBQ and Silent Auction

Join the Trinity Learning Center on Saturday, April 28 from 6 - 9 pm for a BBQ Cook-off/Silent Auction Fundraiser at King's Grant Clubhouse. There will be live music and a silent auction. Cost is $35 for a single ticket or $60 per couple.

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Director of Youth Ministry Job Posting

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is seeking an experienced full-time lay Director of Youth Ministries.

Trinity is a historic, urban cathedral parish committed to being a vibrant place to experience God, be transformed, and make Christ known in the world. Located in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, Trinity is across the street from the SC state capital building and just two blocks from the campus of the University of South Carolina. With an Average Sunday Attendance of 750, Trinity is the largest parish in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.  We celebrate six services on Sundays including five Eucharists and a Choral Evensong, and we provide a broad and robust offering of formational opportunities on Sundays and throughout the week for all ages and types of interest. Children and youth are at the heart of our community, with a pre-k school, nursery, active Sunday School and programs for both children and youth.

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The Rev'd Paul Roberts Abernathy Sermon Recording

The Rev'd Paul Roberts Abernathy preached for the 2018 Lenten Speaker Series at Trinity on Wednesday, March 7. Click below to listen to his sermon from noonday prayer in the Cathedral.

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Sign-up for an hour at "The Watch"

"...are you asleep? Could you not keep awake one hour?"  - Mark 14:37

It is tradition during the night between the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday liturgies to keep watch in hour long shifts remembering Jesus' time in Gethsemane and his plea to his disciples to "stay awake with me even one hour."  

From 9:00 pm Thursday evening to 7:00 am Friday morning, you are invited to sign up for a one hour shift to keep watch with Christ.  The presence of Jesus in the form of the reserve sacrament will be placed on the altar in Seibels Chapel.  Security will be present all night throughout the watch. From 12:00 am to 3:00 am, a Service of Tenebrae will be sung and attendees are invited to participate.

We invite you to experience a holy night of quiet reflection and powerful prayer.

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Oyster Roast hosted by the DHC and MOT

Join us for an Oyster Roast hosted by the Daughters of the Holy Cross and the Men of Trinity on Friday, April 6 from 6-8 pm on the Cathedral Lawn. Everyone is invited to this event! Cost is $15 per person and includes oysters and beverages. Please register online in advance.

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Vestry Meeting Highlights

The February Vestry meeting was held on February 23, 2018 as part of the Vestry Retreat. Following approval of the January 2018 minutes, Senior Warden Phil Johnston presented his report and discussed Vestry norms, ministry liaisons and reports. He also updated Vestry on the status of finding a viable solution for the Trinity Center repairs, the work done by the Security Committee on an Emergency Procedure Manual, Safe Church training which is required for all Vestry members, and the search for co-chairs to assist Ben and Adele Grimsley with the 2018 Stewardship campaign.  Phil also recognized new Vestry members, Clark Lee, Rusty Miller, Ed Tilden, Ian Weschler, Susan White and Beth Yon, who were attending their first Vestry meeting.  He also recognized new invited members, including Eleanor Whitehead, Still Hopes representative, and Diana Ayers, Daughters of the Holy Cross. Phil concluded his report by calling for a motion and approval of Billy Koehler to service on the Board of Advisors for the Trinity Learning Center.

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The Rev'd Dr. Dan Matthews Sermon Recording

The Rev'd Dr. Daniel Matthews preached for the 2018 Lenten Speaker Series at Trinity on Wednesday, February 28. Click here to listen to his sermon from noonday prayer in the Cathedral.

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