Trinity News

Current happenings at Trinity Cathedral

Update on Trinity Cleveland Urban Service Corps

Three years ago, the Cathedral launched the Trinity Cleveland Urban Service Corps (TCUSC), a year-long urban service immersion program for up to eight young adults who live together in Cleveland and serve at local nonprofits working to help rebuild the city. The program is part of a federation of Episcopal Service Corps projects around the country. [Read more...]

Staff Update: Kishon McDonald

KishonMcDonaldKishon McDonald has joined Trinity Cathedral as Facility Manager. He has significant experience in facility management from hands-on work, to project and construction management, to supervision. Kishon was most recently the lead building engineer for several Cleveland Clinic sites. Prior to the Clinic, he worked as the building and grounds specialist for 13 Euclid City School sites and as the facility supervisor for the YWCA of Greater Cleveland.

In Memory: Madeline Schwab

Trinity member Madeline Schwab died Wednesday, June 11. She is survived by her spouse, Esther Holtwick.

Madeline and Esther joined Trinity in 2011, drawn by its healing and supportive community. The following year, the Very Rev. Tracey Lind officiated at their commitment ceremony and in 2013 Madeline and Esther were legally married in New York. [Read more...]

Summer Schedule

Summer Sundays

Independence Day weekend through Labor Day (July 6 – Aug. 31), come casual and cool to our summer Sundays.


Holy Eucharist
8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Bible Study
9 a.m. [Read more...]

In Memory: Jeannine Deakins Kern

Jeannine Deakins Kern, long-time member of Trinity, died Sunday, June 8, following a short illness. She is survived by her husband, George Kern.

Calling hours will be held this Friday, June 13 at Mallchok Funeral Home (5660 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio 44129) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30. Burial is private. [Read more...]

Sign Up for Pride Parade

PrideParadeRainbowBannerTrinity’s LGBT Ministry Team is selling Pride T-shirts and taking names of those who wish to participate in the June 28 Cleveland Pride parade and festival. Stop by the team’s table in between Sunday services on June 8, 15 or 22 or contact Ginger Bitikofer. This is Cleveland Pride’s 26th Silver Anniversary Parade, Rally & Festival. The event takes place at Voinovich Bicentennial Park, behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. This year’s theme is “#ExpressYourself.”

Trinity kicks off Pride week with Dean’s Forum guest and preacher, the Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng discussing Queer Theology.


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Worship Bulletin July 27, 2014

Sunday News July 27, 2014










Archives Abstract – Trinity’s First Church Building

OldTrinityChurchNote: These excerpts from Roderic H. Pierce, Trinity Cathedral: The First 150 Years (1967) provide a partial history of Trinity’s first church building. I am thankful for this knowledge of our faith community’s heritage. Sharon L. Schwenk, archives volunteer

With its constitution signed November 9, 1816 Trinity Church became the first organized religious community in Cleveland. [Read more...]

Trinity Sunday: June 15

Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost, is a principal feast day in the Episcopal Church and holds special importance at Trinity Cathedral. Its observance began in England in 1162 when Thomas Becket was consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury on the Sunday after Pentecost and called for the day to be kept as a feast in honor of the Trinity. 

This year it is also Father’s Day and we have several activities planned. [Read more...]

Seeking Local Singers to Join the Gay Games Community Chorus

Bring your best singing voice and be part of welcoming athletes from all over the world to the 9th Gay Games held in Cleveland + Akron, Ohio. Let’s show the world how the heartland of America welcomes people of all backgrounds visiting our region. The Gay Games Opening Ceremony will be an entertainment extravaganza held at Quicken Loans Arena on the evening of Saturday August 9, 2014, which will kick off a week of athletic competition and cultural events. [Read more...]

Host a Gay Games Participant

As a Diocese we proudly proclaim, God Loves You, No Exceptions. This summer, we will have an opportunity to demonstrate the truth of this claim. On August 9-16, Cleveland and Akron will host the 2014 Gay Games. The Games, presented by the Cleveland Foundation, is one of the biggest sports and cultural festivals in the world. You can be an integral part of this exciting week when multi-faith visitors from around the globe will travel to our region.

One way to participate is as a host. In order to house a participant during the Games, all that is asked of you is that you give them a room that they can stay in during the week. [Read more...]

Clergy Staff Transition

A Note from Dean Lind

Photo: The Rev. Sahra Hardin


It is with mixed feelings that I announce a transition in our clergy staff. On July 31, the Rev. Sahra Harding will complete her three-year curacy at Trinity Cathedral. For those of you who might not know, a curate is a time-limited job for a newly ordained priest. Sahra came to us in the summer of 2011 and has served as our associate for children, youth, families and young adults. [Read more...]

A Letter from Dean Lind

Dear Trinity Members and Friends,

The time has come. Ever since the Rev. Will Mebane came to us as a transitional deacon in the late fall of 2009, I’ve known that one day I would have to write this letter. That is the case with newly ordained clergy – they usually move on to serve other congregations. [Read more...]

Staff Update: Colleen Kerr

Colleen Kerr has joined Trinity Cathedral as a building steward. She is very familiar with Trinity and has assisted with catering services here and off-site, volunteered with Sunday Coffee Hour, APATT and cleaning.

Trinity Seeking Facilities Manager

Trinity Cathedral is now hiring for a Facilities Manager. This integral position at the Cathedral is responsible for preserving, sustaining, and securing one of the region’s oldest sacred landmarks and the overall campus of Trinity Cathedral. They will lead the custodial, maintenance, and space set-up support team to maximize the efficient allocation of resources and achieve a safe, clean and welcoming environment. This position requires substantial hands-on work as well as management, planning, and administration. [Read more...]