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Tuesday , August 25, 2015
Wednesday- 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist
The most recent Message has been posted to the website. You may also access it here.
RALLY DAY/MINISTRY FAIR - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Join us for a Ministry Fair at 10:15 a.m. in Morrison Hall. Learn about all the opportunities for learning and volunteering we have here at the Cathedral. Children will have their first formation classes beginning at 10:15.
Have you seen the "virtual" ministry fair on our facebook page. Check it out here.
Please help us welcome Baby Tucker Mayhan to the Trinity family! Born on August 20 to Cissy Tucker (daughter of Rett and Becky Tucker) and and Gabe Mayhan.
A Meal Train has been setup to coordinate meal deliveries. The link is provided below.
You have been invited you to join the Meal Train for Tucker Mayhan's Mommy & Daddy What is a meal train? There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. mealtrain.com is a free meal calendar tool that makes planning meals among a wide group easy and less stressful.
Summer Service Schedule:
We will continue at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
We can't thank you enough for the lavish love offering, the over-the-top festive reception, and the moving video. Ruthie and I were overwhelmed by your generosity and your outpouring of love and good wishes. There will always be a special place in our hearts for Trinity Cathedral. We wish you much joy as you prepare for the coming of a new Dean and the next chapter in Trinity's long and storied ministry. May God bless you in the exciting days ahead!
Paul + Ruthie
Young Adult Lunch - Sunday, September 6 (Lunch the first Sunday of each month continues! Raduno Brick Oven on Main Street. We will meet at the restaurant following the 11:15 service,
please text Katie at 870-715-9764 if you are coming so we can save you a seat!
DEAN'S CLASS - Beginning Aug 9: Religious Freedom: Deepening the Conversation Note from Dr. Keller: Both in our state and nationwide, this Spring the scope and limits of religious freedom have been a topic of much political discussion. As a priest, I’ve not been afraid of controversy, but I found myself wary of this one—concerned and perplexed. Many friends were strongly committed to one side—by overwhelming vote, our Diocesan Convention opposed a piece of legislation (House Bill 1228) that purported to protect religious freedom. I abstained, as the topic seemed to me to involve a set of very important, complex questions. At this point, I’m more of mind to probe the questions than I am to take positions. So I thought of a way to do that. Clarke Tucker—who as Senior Warden asked me to come to Trinity—is now a State Representative. Taking positions is his job! Clarke is faithful and thoughtful, with a good lawyer’s understanding of the issues. I approach them as a theologian. Theology is “faith seeking understanding.” I asked Clarke if he would be willing to engage in a Sunday morning dialogue with me about religious freedom—and he readily accepted. In these conversations we will take up one or more questions and, from our different perspectives, share our convictions, insights, and questions—in the pursuit of understanding. Our goal will be to deepen the conversation. The sessions will take place on Sunday mornings at 10:15.
Here is the schedule:
September 6:How should state and federal laws address unjust discrimination?What should happen where requirements of the law may conflict with prerogatives of religious freedom?
Living the Questions:
Will join the Dean's class on Religious Freedom
Wear a Nametag on Sunday! In order to be more welcoming to newcomers and members, we encourage everyone to wear a nametag, beginning this Sunday. Nametags will be available at stations at the entrances to the Cathedral. Please take a moment to fill one out and place it on your clothing. Help us welcome our guests and one another!
Cathedral "Mini-Tours" offered each Sunday! Our greeters offer brief mini-tours of the Cathedral every Sunday following the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. Newcomers, guests, and parishioners who wish to in learn about the rich, interesting history and architectural features of the church building are invited to take a tour. A greeter will be stationed in the baptistry in the rear of the church immediately following these two services.
SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE
There are now two remaining candidates for Dean and Rector. Members of the committee have completed one parish visit and will conduct another visit this weekend. During the week of August 31, a candidate will visit Little Rock for a meeting with the Vestry, the committee, and Dr. Keller, and be guided on a tour of the Cathedral and the city. The committee will decide during that week if the second candidate will be invited to visit here. We will update the parish family on next steps at that time.
Thank you for the continuing prayers for our work as we near the end of the process and the final recommendation to the Vestry and the Bishop. We hope to make that recommendation by the end of September.
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Search Committee 2015
Craig Douglass, Chair
Michael McNeely, Coralie Maxwell, Becky Tucker, Herschel Cast, Jerry Shugar, Wil Hale, Daniel Felton, Phyllis Raney
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
A series of lectures and talks
some of America’s
Leading religious writers and theologians
In the setting
Arkansas’s historic Episcopal Cathedral
More information located here.
GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION WORKSHOP
September 25-27 at Camp Mitchell
Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living--a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough, and to go to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.
During our weekend together, we will discuss these ten guideposts and create a journal that explores and celebrates our blessed imperfections. Please read the book before the weekend! All supplies will be provided - except for pictures and we will tell you what sort of pictures to bring with you.
Cost is $175 and includes lodging, linens, meals, and art supplies.
Click here to reserve your spot!
Trinity t-shirts are still available! In case you missed them at the Trinity Sunday Picnic....Stop by Annie's office or email her at email@example.com
. Please include your size and color (grey or green). She will be placing another order that includes children's sizes, so if you would like t-shirts for your children, please include that information as well. Cost is $15 and proceeds go to scholarships for the youth program.
*Note Change: Thinking on Tap will now be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
We will continue to meet at the Whole Foods bar 7-8 pm. Something to read or listen to will be sent out ahead of time.
Lunch the first Sunday of each month continues!
We will meet at the restaurant following the 11:15 s
please text Katie at 870-715-9764
if you are coming so we can save you a seat!
Rally Day and Ministry Fair
- we will have a table at the Ministry Fair, stop by our table while you are checking out all the great ministries at Trinity!
- watch your email and our Facebook page for more info!
- Justin and Craig are hosting a Thanksgiving potluck for the YAMs! Stay tuned for details.
The Young Adult Ministry is a group of adults in their 20’s-40’s who get together for fellowship, service, and spiritual growth inside and outside the walls of the Cathedral. We hope you will join us for some of our upcoming events!
Education for Ministry:
Do you wish you had a deeper understanding of Christian history and the Bible? Have you wondered how you could better express your beliefs in the modern world? Please consider joining the next class of Education for Ministry (EfM) at Trinity this Fall. EfM is a unique distance learning program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Please contact Mercedes Clements for more information - 501-920-6877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have scheduled baptism for Sunday, November 1 at the 9:00 service - please contact Dawn (email@example.com) if you would like to have your child baptised at this time.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
You are invited to join us for a casual, potluck dinner. Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 24. Check out the September Message for more information. This is a great opportunity to meet new people in the Parish!
The St. Peter’s Wisdom School of Conway will offer its servant leadership school beginning September 17 and meeting until November 19 on Thursday nights on the grounds of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 West 17th Street in downtown Little Rock,5:30 to 8:00 p.m., this class will offer you an opportunity to find meaning using the interface of current events, biblical studies, Christian awakenings, and appreciation and compassion for self and others using the materials of Servant Leadership.
Registration and more info at www.servantleadership2015.eventbrite.com
Nationally Renowned Parenting Expert, John Rosemond, to Visit Episcopal Collegiate
John Rosemond, one of the nation’s leading parenting experts, will be a guest speaker at Episcopal Collegiate School in September. Mr. Rosemond will present “Parenting with Love and Leadership” on Tuesday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Middle/Upper School Dining Hall. All Episcopal Collegiate School parents are invited to attend. The event is open to the public. Follow the link below to reserve your seat.
John Rosemond Lecture Reservations
Men's Breakfast -
Reminder- we hold a Men's Breakfast each month on the third Thursday. Next one is September 17 at 7:00 a.m. We meet at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) at the corner of North University and Markham. All men are invited for a wonderful session of spiritual renewal and a great time of fellowship!
￼Arkansas House of Prayer and The Interfaith Center will present “Love Thy Neighbor: Meeting at the Well,” featuring musical performances and speakers from several of the world’s religions. The service will be followed by an Interfaith Food Festival, with vegetarian dishes prepared by members of the interfaith community. The events will be held this year at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (1000 N. Mississippi Avenue) in Little Rock, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
THE CENTURION'S GUILD
The centurion said to Jesus: “But say the word, and my servant will be healed.”
The Centurion’s Guild will be a quiet ministry of intercessory prayer by and for Trinity Cathedral. Guild members will hold someone on the Cathedral prayer list in their prayers throughout the week, and voice their names on Sunday. We need 45 to participate in this ministry of prayer for the Cathedral. If you would like to become a member of this ministry, contact Charliss Russ at 501-240-9846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in need of ushers to welcome guests and parishioners for our services. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kerry McCoy at: email@example.com or 501-690-1700. It is fun, easy and a great way to get to know people.
Dr. Keller recently announced the organization of committees to work on different ministries and tasks here at the Cathedral. A list of committees and chairs can be found here.A descriptions of the committees can be located here.
MEETINGS AT THE CATHEDRAL:
Planning a meeting or event at the Cathedral? We have become very busy and need your help so we can accommodate your meeting request. Please pick up a scheduling form from the office so we can get you on the calendar. We need to know things like who is opening and closing, who is doing set up/take down, who is in charge etc. Thanks for your help with this. Ideally we need this form 2 weeks before the meeting or event.
BE A READER OR CHALICE BEARER! Trinity invites you to offer the ministry of being a Lector (reader of scripture at one of the Sunday services) and/or an Eucharistic Minister (server of the chalice during communion at one of the Sunday services). With our expanded worship schedule, there are more opportunities to read and serve. Depending on the number of volunteers we have, you can usually expect to read or serve once a month. We will base your schedule around the Sundays you are available. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Canon Paul McLain at 372-0294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also in need of Ushers and Greeters for the services. If you are interested in any of these ministries or would like more information, contact Herschel Cast (email@example.com)
FEED THE HUNGRY: Help a team from Trinity feed the homeless any Wed. 7-7:30 a.m. For more info email Robert Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 375-5625.
OPPORTUNITIES,NOTES & REMINDERS
We are in need of a faithful loving caregiver in our nursery. Hours include Sunday morning and some evenings as parish events are scheduled. Very part time. Must be able to pass background check and drug test. We want only the best for our young children. Please contact Dawn Howe (email@example.com) for an application or more information.
Gifting Appreciated Securities
Did you know that you can give appreciated stock to the church? With another year of record market gains, parishioners who pay their pledges by stock transfer are well positioned to be more generous. You can gift securities instead of cash to fulfill your current or future pledge and receive a charitable tax deduction for the appreciated value during the year in which the donation is made.
If you've held it for more than one year, you may take a charitable tax deduction for the appreciated market value of the stock for that year, and neither you nor the church has to pay capital-gains taxes when the stock is sold. The contribution can result in a bigger deduction (and more tax savings) for you and a bigger gift for the church than if you sell the stock, pay the taxes, and donate the net proceeds.
We are still accepting pledges for 2015. Pledge cards are available in the back of the church and in the office. Thanks for your contributions.
PHOTOS: Do you take photos of the flowers, children or have other photos of events at Trinity. Please share them with us by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post some on the facebook page (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral) and use them in future newsletters and emails.
Send us your photos...we will post some of them here. Here are a couple photos from the Sunday, August 30 reception for ECEP and Paul & Ruthie. We will be posting more on facebook.
Check out our facebook page for additional photos and events.
To add someone to the prayer lists at Trinity please contact a member of the clergy. You may also email Dawn (email@example.com) or call the office at 372-0294. Names will be added for 1 month but can be added again if additional prayers are needed. There are 2 lists, those for Sunday morning (critical and urgent) along with the daily list (which includes those requiring long term prayers). Click here to access the Prayer list. If your birthday or anniversary are not listed, please email Dawn with the information and we'll get it in the database.
HOSPITAL VISITS: We would love to visit you when you are ill or hospitalized but we need to know you are there. When you register please sign in as Episcopal/Trinity Episcopal Cathedral or better yet give us a call at the church (372-0294).
GOOD NEWS BOARD
Check the bulletin board in Morrison Hall for Good News articles, book covers and announcements. Add other articles and photographs about members of the Cathedral. You can cover older articles - push pins are available. Please, no advertisements or political material.
MUSIC INFORMATION - see sidebar for additional info.
Rehearsals for Cathedral Choir and Handbells have begun - please see sidebar for rehearsal times and additional information.
CHILDREN’S FORMATION: During the school year (we start September 13), our children's formation classes are based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Curriculum. We are always in need of parents, grandparents and others to assist in the atria (classrooms). Please contact Dawn Howe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 372-0294) if you would like more information or to volunteer.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION (SUNDAY SCHOOL) CLASS LOCATIONS - during the school year.
Our formation programs for ages 3 and over are underway - it is never too late to join us for class.
3 year old - 1st grade - Good Shepherd Atrium- downstairs in Parish House
2nd & 3rd Grade - True Vine Atrium - upstairs Parish House
4th & 5th Grade - The Covenant Atrium - upstairs Mitchell House
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