Stories and Announcements

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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Feb. 23, 2018 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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Not to Condemn the World

The gospel of John speaks eloquently of God’s love for the world and the lengths to which God has gone to restore and redeem his good creation.  “God so loved the world,” Jesus says to Nicodemus, “that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3:16 NRSV).

The liturgy for Good Friday amplifies this dimension of the life and ministry of Jesus.  The Solemn Collects (BCP, 277-280) begin with a reminder that echoes the language of John’s gospel: “Our heavenly Father sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved; that all who believe in him might be delivered from the power of sin and death, and become heirs with him of eternal life.”

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Meet Thomas Heidenreich, AAM Gerre Hancock Fellowship Recipient

I first knew that I would have a career as a musician when my piano teacher gave me a bust of Bach. In that moment, standing in front of my fellow piano students and their families after playing for my tenth spring studio recital, I felt like I had accomplished something, that I was onto something big.

Unexpectedly, my teacher brought forward a large bag for me to open. Within was a large plaster bust of my favorite composer, J. S. Bach. Despite my teacher’s whispered clarification that he had talked the salesperson into a good price for the bust, something about those moments clarified that music would always be central to my life.  This revealed to me that my work as a musician was meaningful. Even my teacher, who heard all the mistakes and continued to push me to work diligently, seemed moved. I believe that my musical skills and talents are something God has given me and I want to be a musician because through them I can serve others.

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March/April 2018 Volunteer Spotlight: Cravens Godbold

Our March and April volunteer spotlight shines on one of the many wonderful young people who are so important to our parish. Cravens Godbold is a lifelong member of Trinity as are many other members of his family. As such, he has grown up with a knowledge of the importance of being involved and helping where he can.

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Mite Boxes Return to Trinity

In the liturgy for Ash Wednesday are these words, "I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent; by self-examination and repentance, by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word." (BCP, p.265) That invitation is a bit overwhelming, particularly for children; and the practice of using a mite box can help make these abstract goals into concrete practices.

The director of Sunday School in the small, rural, Episcopal church where I grew up made a very "big deal" about the mite box.  For several weeks before Ash Wednesday we were encouraged to decide, with our parents help, what we would focus on for the up-coming Lent. When we were quite young, the emphasis was usually on self-denial— giving up something we saw as a treat and putting the money which would have been spent on the treat into the mite box.  

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Ashes to Ashes

What do a well-used stock pot, a coffee grinder and year-old dried Palm Crosses have in common?  

These three items come together to provide the ashes for our Ash Wednesday services at Trinity Cathedral.  Each year after Palm Sunday our faithful Altar Guild members gather the leftover palm crosses and palm fronds and store them in a cabinet to dry out.  

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Volunteer at the Trinity Bazaar!

The 70th Annual Trinity Bazaar will be Saturday, October 20, 2018. We are in the process of recruiting volunteers to help prepare for all parts of the Bazaar. Volunteers are the engine that make the Trinity Bazaar run! Would you like to help?

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Are you challenged by depression or anxiety?

Solomon’s Porch was created by two Daughters of the Trinity family in August of 2016 to provide a small group experience for women who suffer from depression and anxiety. Members have often found healing and hope when gathered on Solomon’s Porch in the name of Christ.

Women within and beyond the Trinity community who haven’t been involved and could benefit from the group are invited to attend.

Solomon’s Porch meetings happen every other week and feature discussions based on readings related to anxiety and depression, guest speakers, and experiential activities.  All meetings include prayer and scripture.

Again, interested women are encouraged to join us.  If you have questions about Solomon’s Porch, get in touch with Janie Godbold at 463.0513 or janiegodbold@gmail.com  or Betsy Wolff at 782.0238 or betsymwolff@gmail.com

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