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Current happenings at Trinity Cathedral

Staff Update: Corinne Wallner

CorinneWallnerCorinne Wallner will assume the newly configured full time staff position of Facility and Events Manager starting Oct. 1.

Corinne has been working as a part-time special event management consultant since May and assumed interim facility management functions since the departure of Kishon McDonald in July. This reconfigured position will lead the steward and hospitality support team, oversee day-to-day facility management, vendor oversight, upkeep and repairs, building management systems (HVAC, parking, security), as well as space set up, event management, and customer service. [Read more…]

Community Choir Sundays

Are you are interested in singing /playing with Jennifer Cochran and The Gateway Band this year in the 9 a.m. service? We have a few Sundays planned for a Community Choir to raise their voices in song! All are welcome. Auditions are required and attendance at rehearsals prior to the performance dates is mandatory to be eligible to perform. Questions? Contact Christopher Decatur. [Read more…]

Prayer Requests at Trinity Cathedral

Intercessory prayer is an important ministry of the church, and a way in which Trinity community members can support each other. We welcome prayer requests and have several ways that you may request prayer for yourself or a loved one. The Dean’s assistant, Doreen Hughes, handles all prayer requests, and you may contact her directly at dhughes@dohio.org or 216-774-0415. However, if you prefer, you may contact a clergy person. [Read more…]

Dean Lind Away for August

Dean Lind will be away for the month of August. While vacationing on Cape Cod, she will serve as Priest-in-Charge of The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman on Rt. 6 in Wellfleet, Mass. If you’re on the Cape next month, join her for Sunday worship. Services are at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. [Read more…]

Volunteer Opportunity: Sunday School and Youth Group Leaders

Orientation sessions: Sunday, Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. (Sunday School teachers) or Sunday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. (Youth Group leaders)

Stop by a session to chat with Chris and learn more about volunteering with the programs.


Volunteers are needed to serve as Sunday School & Youth Group leaders for the fall 2015 semester. No prior experience working with children or youth is required. Time commitment is one Sunday per month from 10:10-11:10 a.m.

The following positions are needed: [Read more…]

Safeguarding God’s Children: Aug. 30

Sunday, Aug. 30
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Trinity Cathedral will host “Safeguarding God’s Children,” a program designated to educate members on how to protect children and youth in their parishes. This course is required for anyone looking to work with children, youth and campus ministries. Please RSVP to Chris Decatur (216-774-0478 or cdecatur@dohio.org) if you plan to attend. A light lunch will be provided.

New Congregational Directory Available Soon

A new congregational directory is being prepared and will be distributed in August. Congregation members who have had recent changes in their contact information (address, phone, email) should forward this information to Ginger Bitikofer, 216-774-0407. A draft of the new directory will be available at the reception desk the next three Sundays, for members to review. Interested in learning more about membership? Ask Ginger.

The Funeral Service of the Right Reverend David Charles Bowman

Listen to the service via podcast.

The Celebration of the Life And Ministry of The Right Reverend David Charles Bowman



Service Sheet for the Celebration of the Life And Ministry of The Right Reverend David Charles Bowman — Download PDF 419KB

Read about the life of Bishop Bowman here.




Download the Service Sheet for the Celebration of the Life And Ministry of the Right Reverend David Charles Bowman

Bowman_David  Service Sheet for the Celebration of the Life And Ministry of The Right Reverend David Charles Bowman — Download PDF 419KB

Read about the life of Bishop Bowman here.




The Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman

Bowman_DavidThe Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman, Ninth Bishop of Western New York and Assisting Bishop of Ohio, died on July 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, at age 82, shortly following a stroke.

Born on November 15, 1932 in Oil City, PA, Bishop Bowman was raised in Canton, OH where he attended Canton Lincoln High school, and graduated from Ohio University in 1955. After serving three years in the U.S. Army, he attended the Virginia Theological Seminary, where he earned a Masters of Divinity in 1960. He was ordained to the diaconate in June and to the priesthood in December of that year. [Read more…]

Ready to go to work!

An interview with Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry.

Message from the Bishop regarding the Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

The decision of the Supreme Court to reverse the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the Obergefell case makes legal the marriage of same-sex couples in the State of Ohio and across the country. As we move into this new reality, I offer the following guidelines to clergy and congregational leadership: [Read more…]

In Memory: Edward (Ted) Brown

Trinity member Edward (Ted) Brown died June 23, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Sara (Sally), daughter Jocelyn Brown Hall (husband Richard), daughter Rosalind Stewart (husband Ian), and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m., at Trinity Cathedral. Contributions may be made in Ted’s memory to the Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106.

May Ted’s soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Little Free Libraries: Books for Neighborhood Children

Little Free Library at M-SIt’s summertime and school’s out. Educators encourage kids to read during the summer, but not all of the young people in our neighborhood have books at home.

Do you have some children’s or youth books that you no longer need? Perhaps your local library branch has a book sale, with good quality children’s books available at a low price. Or you might pick up some at a garage sale this summer. [Read more…]

Knitting Pearls: Stitching together community

This article appeared in the fall 2014 issue of ChurchLife! The magazine of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio

By April Miller, Communications Manager Trinity Cathedral

Click here for current Knitting Pearls opportunities and events.

MittenTreeKnittingPearlsBeyond the work of knitting infant blankets for baptisms, scarves and mittens for elementary school children and the many other projects that the Trinity Cathedral Knitting Pearls undertake each year, the group of knitters, crocheters, needlepointers and coffee and tea drinkers weave together a strong community.

“It was the first thing I joined and it’s absolutely been a lifeline for me,” says Beth Billings, Friday morning group leader. “There are days when I think I don’t want to do a lot of things, but I would never give up on Knitting Pearls. We rely on each other and are in community with each other.” [Read more…]