Mitten Tree Project Helps Neighborhood Children

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Please help keep the children of Marion-Sterling School warm and well-dressed this winter, by bringing new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, warm socks, packages of undergarments (all sizes) for Trinity’s Mitten Tree. The tree will be located in the promenade through the end of December. Questions? Contact Chris Decatur, cdecatur@dohio.org, 216-774-0478. Sponsored by the Parents & Caregivers group of Trinity.    

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United Thank Offering Ingathering: Nov. 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Nov. 29 Trinity will once again participate in The Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering (UTO) campaign. There will be an information table in the promenade. Bring your blue box or envelope with you to church on Nov. 29 and place it in the offering plate. Since 1889, when The Episcopal Church Women first collected $87 at General Convention, UTO has been a way for Episcopalians to offer gratitude for the blessings in our lives. Every dollar gathered has been spent on the church’s mission and ministry, both here and abroad, and Trinity’s outreach ministry has received grants from UTO…

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Dean Lind’s Sermon: The Sunday After… A Dream Still to be Realized

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The podcast for Dean Lind’s Nov. 15 sermon is unavailable. Please read the transcript.  Isaiah 65:17-25 The Very Rev. Tracey Lind Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio November 15, 2015   At 5 p.m. on Friday, as I was preparing to leave for the Diocesan Convention Eucharist, I learned of the first incident of terror in Paris.  I immediately called Lucinda Laird, my dear friend and Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris.  It was 11 p.m. Paris time.  She answered and I said, “Are you o.k?”  She said, yes, but she was already asleep so could she call me in the morning….

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UPCaM Service Project

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Cleveland State University students involved with UPCaM—United Protestant Campus Ministry—are working with Trinity’s Chris Decatur on a service project. Students will collect new, or slightly used blankets that will be donated to local organizations serving the homeless. Trinity and UPCaM have challenged all CSU student groups to participate and the organization collecting the most donations will win a $25 gift certificate. Interested in helping or donating? Please talk to Chris.

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Why Seven Weeks of Advent Matters

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This year, Trinity Cathedral will observe Advent for seven weeks instead of four. The season will begin Sunday, Nov. 8 and last until Christmas. Advent is a time of preparation, reflection and anticipation yet a four-week Advent typically begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving and coincides with our society’s busiest shopping season. Christmas has become commercialized and the month of December has become the “Christmas shopping season.” Our collective focus is on preparing for Christmas by searching for the perfect gifts. Culturally, the season is characterized by a sense of urgency — a mad rush to acquire the material trimmings for…

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All Saints’ Sunday on Nov. 1, 2015

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The Cathedral community is invited to submit names of those who have gone before us, to remember in our All Saints’ Sunday prayers on Nov. 1. Space is limited. Please send names to Doreen Hughes, dhughes@dohio.org, or call 216-774-0415. Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 28. Baptism on All Saints’ Sunday The sacrament of Holy Baptism will be administered on All Saints’ Sunday. Please talk with Ginger Bitikofer to learn more, gbitikofer@dohio.org or 216-774-0407.  

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Staff Update: Corinne Wallner

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Corinne 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.

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Community Choir Sundays

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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.

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Prayer Requests at Trinity Cathedral

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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.

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