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Wednesday at the Commons
Saturday, January 27, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral. Soprano Christine Johnson joins forces with Robin Dubay, Brandon Labadie, Tim Scott, and Bruce Neswick to perform vocal and instrumental works by Georg Philipp Telemann in the sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, including a fiery cantata from the Harmonischer Gottestdienst and one of the newly discovered solo viol fantasies. $15 suggested donation at the door only, cash or check accepted.
Building Bridges: A Pulpit Exchange
Trinity and Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church are participating in a pulpit exchange! The goal is to build bridges between racial ethnic communities through conversation that fosters healthy relationships and leads to partnership, justice, equality, and reconciliation. On Sunday, January 21, Pastor J.W. Matt Hennessee from Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church preached at Trinity. On Sunday, January 28, The Very Rev'd Nathan LeRud will preach at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church. Parishioners are invited to join Nathan there for one or both services, which take place at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
St. Olaf Choir in Concert
Thursday, February 1, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral. The world-renowned St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Dr. Anton Armstrong, is coming to Trinity! Tickets are $35-$45 for adults and $10 for students, at https://wp.stolaf.edu/tickets. A discount for groups of 10 or more is available.
Annual Meeting of the Cathedral
Sunday, February 4, 11:50 a.m., Kempton Hall. Agenda includes the election of vestry members and nominating committee members, as well as the acceptance of the 2018 budget. The vestry has approved the following slate of candidates to stand for election to the vestry class of 2021: Marti Anderson, Thomas Aschenbrener, Jerry Brown, and Stephen David. Dale Voeller has been nominated to fill the Junior Warden position. They will stand for election at the February 4 Annual Meeting. Click HERE to view biographical information on each of the candidates.
Trinity Vespers: Evensong and Organ Recital
Sunday, February 4, 5:00 p.m./6:00 p.m., Cathedral. The Cathedral Chamber Singers sing Evensong, followed by a free organ recital by Jung-A Lee (Los Angeles, CA) at 6:00 pm. Free-will offering.
Mardi Gras Cabaret
February 9, 7:00 p.m.
Fundraiser for the Friends of Music at Trinity Cathedral
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Improve Your Handwriting: Free Handwriting Success Workshop
February 10, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
Taught by Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty. To promote legible handwriting and celebrate National Handwriting Day. All materials provided. Suggested donation: canned or packaged food for Trinity Food Pantry. Call 503-478-1213 or visit www.handwritingsuccess.com for more information.
February 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
Join us for a traditional pancake feast as we get ready for the fasting of Lent. This is an event for the whole parish. We will burn palms from last year to make ashes for Ash Wednesday, so if you have your palm cross from last Palm Sunday, be sure to bring it! The evening includes a short liturgy at about 6:40 p.m. which begins with a joyous procession into the cathedral where we will hide our Alleluias away before lighting candles to light our way into the growing season of Lent. All are invited.
The Yogic Prayer of St. Francis-Workshop of Awakening
February 17, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
Led by Mirka Scalco Kraftsow. Awaken your inner channel of spirit through a yogic encounter with St. Francis of Assisi. Internationally renowned yoga therapist and trainer Mirka Scalco Kraftsow will guide participants in a gentle engagement with the prayers and witness of St. Francis, using the inner yoga of body prayer, guided meditation, and pranayama to open the heart to God. No experience with yoga is necessary for this workshop. This will primarily be an encounter with “Inner Yoga” – using conscious relaxation, simple body movement and guided meditation. Please bring a mat, blanket, and/or pillow – whatever you might need to feel comfortable while lying on the floor.
Born and raised in Italy, Mirka blends a lifelong devotion to the Christian saints with advanced training in the yoga sutras, movement, psychology, and meditation. Mirka has studied with some of the great yoga masters of our time, including Sri Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar and Gary Kraftsow, with whom she co-founded the American Viniyoga Institute.
Mirka has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and yoga therapists around the world. Now based in Sebastopol, California, she leads retreats, seminars, and workshops in the United States and Europe, including semi-annual yoga pilgrimages to Assisi. Her teaching balances experience with intuition, tradition with creative innovation.
Saturday, March 10, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Kempton Hall. Free childcare will be available. Kempton Hall will be transformed into an elegant yet family-friendly Italian trattoria with candlelight, checkered table cloths, uniformed youth waiters, live music and four pasta sauces prepared by talented chefs from Trinity. Plus wine! This all-ages spaghetti dinner, with its silent auction and paddle raise, provides essential funding for Trinity’s Youth Ministry programs.
Tickets are $20 per person or $50 for a family of three or more (from the same household). Purchase tickets HERE.
The Courage of Kindness: A Labyrinth Workshop
Saturday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $10 per person. Click HERE to register.
We invite you to join us for a workshop supporting self-reflection and experiencing kindness and gentleness so important in this time. There will be time to reflect on your own yearning for kindness and gentleness, to share your experiences with others and explore the courage to give yearning a voice for change by walking the labyrinth. This workshop builds on the creation of an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual space to listen and respond to each other with encouragement and compassion. We are all in this together and companionship of even two or three kindred spirits can lead to courage for change. The Labyrinth, an ancient pattern of walking meditation, allows us to naturally contemplate deeply. In listening to our own inner guides we can connect with qualities necessary for change. Molly Osborne is becoming a facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal. Patricia Newton is a certified labyrinth facilitator and a member of the Trinity Labyrinth Guild. We are physicians developing healing communities with thanks to Trinity Cathedral.
J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
April 13 & 14, 7:00 p.m., Cathedral
Trinity Music & Portland Baroque Orchestra. David Hill, conductor
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Crozier Concert: Christopher Young
May 11, 7:00 p.m., Cathedral
Acclaimed organ recitalist and faculty member at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music
Free to the public
Register for SPARKS: Service in the City Camp at Trinity
July 9-20, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Trinity. Cost $500 per week. Please pay the $50 deposit by June 1.