Stories and Announcements

Trinity Prayer List

Sunday by Sunday, week after week, there is a Prayer List in the back of your Trinity Service Bulletin. From causal observation the list may appear the same as the weeks go by. But this is not necessarily so. For instance did you realize that from June 17 to July 24, thirteen names came off the list and thirteen new names were added.  Names on the list are prayed aloud as part of each weekday service. I have incorporated the Trinity Prayer List into my personal prayers and I imagine many others in the congregation use the list in their prayers as well.  In my first months at Trinity I have attempted to meet those who have been on the list for many months, sometime years. As well I watch to see what new names are on the list and I try to contact those people as soon as possible. Here are a few helpful hints about the Trinity Prayer List.

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Volunteer with Reading Matters

Faith leaders and congregations who have partnered with Richland School District One are taking steps to address the critical issue of literacy as a foundation of a strong education. Building on a multi-denominational program begun in January of 2015, we will continue to pair reading tutors with children in first and second grades.

The children will be identified by their teachers as students whose reading will benefit from the extra attention given by tutors. Tutoring will improve the children's ability to read. We believe this will cultivate in them a life long love of reading. Join us. See below details on how to sign up and get trained.

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Youth Confirmation and Confirmation Retreat

Sign up for 2018/2019 Youth Confirmation using the form by clicking below. This year's Youth Confirmation Retreat will be Saturday, August 25 through Sunday, August 26 at Camp Gravatt. Please click here to register for the retreat. For any questions, please contact Addie Tapp, Director of Youth Ministries at

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Financial Peace University

Trinity is hosting Financial Peace University (FPU) this Fall!  FPU is a 9 lesson, money-management course taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey.  Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

FPU will be held in Trinity’s Administration Conference Room on Sundays from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for 9 weeks, starting September 9, 2018.

Childcare will be provided and there will also be Sunday night activities for children and youth.

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Yoga with Ellen

Yoga with Ellen will take place on Tuesday mornings from 10 am to 11 am in Room 114. These drop in classes are $7 per class. Please note there will be no class on July 24, July 31, August 21 and August 28.

For questions or more information contact Ellen Yaghjian at

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Friends of Music Ticket Subscribers

Friends of Music ticket subscribers, please complete the form regarding your 2018/2019 Friends of Music concert tickets.

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Staff Announcement: Director of Youth Ministry

We are excited to announce a new addition to our ministerial staff this month. We have called Ms. Addie Tapp to be our new Director of Youth Ministry. She comes to us from Houston, Texas, by way of Furman University. Addie is warmly engaging, spiritually committed, and possesses a charming and quick wit. She is a grounded and gifted leader with special skills in logistics, organization, communication, and mentoring.

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Christian Significance

Have you ever noticed how many octagons there are in Trinity Cathedral?  The most prominent is the baptismal font, created by the great American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873). Baptismal fonts and baptisteries are traditionally made with eight sides. The pulpit, from which the good news of resurrection is preached, is also octagonal in shape.

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The Healing Power of Prayer

You may have noticed that our Dean has been announcing at worship that Trinity members can receive healing prayers in Seibel’s chapel during Holy Communion every Sunday.   In addition to Sunday services, Trinity provides a weekly healing service on Thursdays in Keenan Chapel at 12:30 pm.  Below is a type of prayer typically used for healing:

Holy God, Divine Physician and Healer of our souls. Send now as promised through Jesus Christ, Your Comforter, to ease anxiety and address the needs of your servant (name).  We place ourselves in Your hands. We ask that You heal and restore Your servant (name) to health again so that she/he may rise to serve You.  And grant us the grace to accept that whatever You do, You do for the love of us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.   
(See James 5:14; Mark 11:23.)

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May Vestry Meeting Highlights

The May Vestry meeting was held on May 24, 2018. Following approval of the April 2018 minutes, Senior Warden Phil Johnston presented his report which included the following items: (i) the Kitchen Renovation Committee is moving forward with initial discussions on design and formation of subcommittees that will assist with this project, (ii) the Trinity Center repairs are also moving forward and it is expected that design drawings should be received within the next 7-10 days, (iii) a study has been received regarding the moisture issues in the Diocesan House and Administrative Building, and it is expected that bids will be obtained for completion of the repair work; the Diocese has agreed to pay the cost of the repair work relating to the Diocesan House, (iv) the Security/Emergency Manual should be completed soon after final revisions are made and it is expected that the first thing to be implemented will be the use of walkie-talkies to better coordinate information and response for any events that occur on campus, and (v) The Stewardship Committee continues to meet monthly and is in the process of finalizing its plans for the Fall Stewardship Campaign.

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