Trinity to Hold Blessing of the Bicycles on May 8th

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CLEVELAND — On Sunday, May 8th, Trinity Cathedral will host its first annual “Blessing of the Bicycles” service and a bike rodeo cosponsored by Bike Cleveland. Cyclists will roll into the Cathedral for special 9 a.m. service honoring Cleveland’s biking community and its role in making the city a more sustainable, vibrant place to live. Following the service will be a bike rodeo in Trinity’s parking lot teaching basic handling, safety, and other essential tips for riders of all ages and skill levels. Trinity Cathedral dean Tracey Lind is an avid cyclist who recently appeared in a Bike Cleveland campaign….

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Rev. Kay Rackley: On Prayers for Our Community

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Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.  — James…

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Trinity Members Receive Ohio City Honor

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Longtime Trinity Cathedral members Patty and Steve Roberts recently received the 2015 Resident Leaders Award from Ohio City Inc. for their leadership in the Ohio City neighborhood, where they live. Having formerly lived in Shaker Heights for nearly 25 years, Patty and Steve relocated to Ohio City in 2013 for its walkability and its close proximity to friends and Trinity Cathedral. They felt quickly at home in the neighborhood and wanted to find ways to get involved.   After connecting with neighbors, Patty and Steve were able to find unique ways to give back to their new community. Patty has always had…

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Urban Farm Volunteers are Needed

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On the evening of March 22, I attended a potluck meal with 12 Urban Farm volunteers, at the Farm’s annual spring kickoff dinner. Farm coordinator Scott Blanchard used a slideshow to share Farm photos and 2015 harvest statistics. The group discussed the upcoming 2016 growing season— veggies to plant, special events and strategies for engaging new volunteers. Volunteers will begin cleaning up the Farm, and they will also build some new planting beds, starting on Saturday, April 2, 9 AM. Regular workdays will be Saturdays, 9 AM-12 noon, April through October. New volunteers are welcome and encouraged— even one hour…

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Trinity Cleveland’s Urban Service Corps Alum Earns Grant

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Here is some good news from the Diocese of Ohio. Congratulations Alex. “Alexander Doyle Barton, from the Diocese of Ohio, was one of five seminarians in the United States to receive a 2016 United Thank Offering (UTO) grant. The grants were awarded in February following the recommendation of the UTO Board. The one-year grants are for $2,500 each and are based on the Five Anglican Marks of Mission. Alex is a seminarian at the General Theological Seminary.   Alex’s program, the Magnificat Arts Program, supports the first Mark of Mission: to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom. His project is to…

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Facilitated Labyrinth Walk, May 18

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Join us for a facilitated labyrinth walk on Wednesday, Mar. 30, and May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Led by Sue Mueller and Karen Peterson. Both trained facilitators and members of St. Barnabas in Bay Village, Sue and Karen will offer instruction and then allow guests to walk and experience the labyrinth. Free. If you wish, join us before the walk for Choral Evensong at 6 p.m. followed by community supper ($5 donation) at 7 p.m.

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Stewarding Our Cathedral for Its Third Century

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We have embarked on a journey to prepare for the celebration of our third century. In addition to making plans to mark Trinity’s Bicentennial, conversations about launching a capital campaign have begun. With a spirit of hope and expectation, our combined efforts will enable Trinity Cathedral to flourish for generations to come. Preparation for a proposed capital campaign requires the refinement of what combination of projects meets the needs of Trinity’s faith community. Through a Discernment process grounded in prayer, input from everyone is welcomed and is essential to the development of a common understanding of why a capital campaign…

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Lent Madness 2017 is Coming!

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What is Lent Madness? It’s a fun, engaging way for everyone to learn about the men and women who are included in the Church’s Calendar of Saints, during the season of Lent (this year, beginning Wednesday, March 1). Here’s the format: 32 “saints” are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Biographical information about each of the saints is shared and people vote for their favorite saints, on the Lent Madness website or using Facebook or Twitter. Things get more interesting in subsequent rounds— we find out a little more about the semifinal and final contenders– and ultimately one saint earns the coveted Golden Halo. 

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