Summary of Lent

As we begin the Lenten season, click HERE to read a summary of the season and what you can expect.

Trinity Lent Reads

Sundays, March 5-April 2, 9:00 a.m., multiple locations. Make spiritual formation part of your Lenten practice this year. Choose one of the following books to read over the next forty days of Lent, and join with other parishioners to discuss and reflect during the 9:00 a.m. hour each Sunday morning. Copies of all the books are available for purchase in the Trinity Bookstore.

To Love As God LovesTo Love As God Loves: Conversations With The Early Church
Led by Dean Nathan LeRud. Dr. Roberta Bondi was raised with a "very problematic relationship to Christianity and what I knew as its judgmental and vengeful God." Her graduate study of the early church led her to the desert fathers and mothers who founded Christian monasticism and mysticism who taught her a new way to understand and relate to a God of love and mercy: "these folks," she writes in her trademark non-nonsense style, "saved my life from despair and self-hatred. It sounds overly dramatic, but take my word for it, it really isn't." Her 1978 classic, "To Love As God Loves: Conversations with the Early Church" seeks to make these ancient writers accessible to contemporary people of faith. Join Dean Nathan LeRud for an introduction to the lives and writings of the desert fathers and mothers of early Christianity as we explore what they might have to say to us in the 21st century. Click HERE to register.

The Art of CommunityRadical Welcome, Sustainable Belonging
Led by Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith and the Rev. Stephen Schneider. The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles H. Vogl, will be the primary text for our exploration of the practices of radical welcome and belonging that include the "other," connect people across categories, defeat loneliness, and allow us all to lead lives of shared meaning and faithful witness. We'll be reflecting on how Trinity Cathedral-a community of communities-can be a sanctuary for both diversity and commonality. If you are a welcomer, a convener of community or someone looking for deeper connection, this book study is for you. Click HERE to register.

A Reason For HopeA Reason For Hope: A Spiritual Journey
Led by the Rev. Marlene Mutchler. Dr. Jane Goodall's book is a revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very definition of humanity. A Reason For Hope, her poignant and insightful memoir, explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest. Click HERE to register.

12 Steps To A Compassionate Life12 Steps To A Compassionate Life
Led by Canon Raggs Ragan. The fruits of Karen Armstrong's project with her Macarthur Grant, invites us to tranform our lives into the lives of loving service we are called to. This is a Lenten opportunity to explore her incites and invitations in community. Click HERE to register.

Trinity Vespers: Lenten Lessons & Carols

Sunday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral. Join the Cathedral Chamber Singers as they offer a service of lessons and carols for the Lenten season. The service will be followed by a free organ recital by Portland-area organist Doug Schneider (Salem, OR) at 6:00 p.m. Free-will offering. For a full Trinity Vespers schedule, click HERE.

The Art of Making Palm Crosses

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Kempton Hall, Free. Come join the Altar Guild as we prepare for Palm Sunday. Here is your opportunity to learn more about the Altar Guild as members teach you the art of making Palm Crosses. Everyone, including children with a parent, is encouraged to attend. Click HERE to register. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Holy Week and Easter Services at Trinity 2017

Palm Sunday, April 9 
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms & Reading of The Passion, Chapel
9:45 a.m. Blessing of the Palms, Kempton Hall
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Palm Procession and Reading of the Passion, Cathedral

Holy Wednesday, April 12 
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae with Lecons de tenebre by Francois Couperin, Cathedral

Maundy Thursday, April 13 
7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar, Cathedral

Good Friday, April 14 
12 Noon Good Friday Liturgy, Cathedral
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Labyrinth Walk and Stations of the Cross, Kempton Hall
7:00 p.m. Meditation on Christ's Passion with Le chemin de la Croix by Marcel Dupre, Cathedral

Holy Saturday, April 15 
7:00 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter with New Fire, Baptism & the First Eucharist of Easter, Cathedral

Easter Sunday, April 16 
8:00 a.m. Spoken Holy Eucharist, Chapel
9:00 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist, Cathedral
11:00 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist, Cathedral

Grief Support Group

Wednesdays, April 19-June 7, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Benedict Room. Free. A six-week group for those who are grieving. Join with others to receive support and share your story about your loved one. Learn coping tools and resources and process your grief as you continue your journey and healing. Facilitated by Jane Newman, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor. Jane has worked in hospice care and outpatient cancer care supporting patients and their families through the dying process, anticipatory grief and bereavement. Click HERE to register. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Elderwise Lunch and Learn with Dean LeRud

Thursday, April 20, Noon to 2:00 p.m., Morrison Room. Our very own Dean Nathan LeRud will be with us! Nathan is a gifted pastor/theologian who will talk with us about how we can further the vision of Trinity. There will be a question and answer time; a time treasured by all who have heard Nathan speak. Click HERE to register. Cost is $10 per person. Please pay at the door.

Sustaining the Courage to Serve: A Courage and Renewal Retreat Series

Spring Retreat: April 20-22, 2017
Summer Retreat: July 20-22, 2017
All retreats are held at the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center in Eagle Creek, Oregon. Facilitators include Caryl Creswell, Jeff Creswell, and Karen Noordhoff. To register or for additional information, visit

Marbleizing A Scarf Class

Saturday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Morrison Room. The fee is $25 per person. Please pay at the door. Click HERE to register. Back by popular demand, Rosemary Karr, artist and long-time Trinity member, will teach a class on marbleizing a scarf. Start with a hemmed silk scarf (provided), add your favorite colors using intense dyes and...voila! You have a beautiful scarf that can be coordinated with your wardrobe. Class limit 8.

The Circus of Life

Exhibit: May 12-July 2, Kempton Hall. Artists express in all media how the circus world reflects real experience in fun, tension, magic and mystery.
Gala Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. You'll view dazzling art on display, while acrobats, aerial artists, stilt-walkers and jugglers perform for your entertainment. Food and drink will also delight your senses. Purchase your tickets online by clicking HERE or in Kempton Hall beginning Sunday, April 23. The cost is $20 for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for children under 12.

IMG 20160718 155531021 revised for webSPARKS! Service in the City Camp at Trinity

July 10-21, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The registration deadline is June 1.
Open to 6th-9th graders. Uncover your purpose this summer with SPARKS!-Service in the City Camp at Trinity. Through experiential learning and community service, discover your sparks! Learn to share what energizes you and makes you happy, and create meaning and relationships with your community. Find your sparks in art, sports, nature, music, leadership, and more. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-478-1219. Cost is $250 per week.

Click HERE to pay the $50 deposit, or if you would rather pay the entire camp fee now, click HERE. Thank you.

Required Camp Forms
Please click on the links below, fill out the forms, and hit submit. Thank you.

SPARKS Camper Registration Form
Medical Information Form
Permission Slip and Release of Liability Form

SPARKS Camp Donation
If you would like to make a donation to Trinity's SPARKS Camp, click HERE and choose Youth Ministries from the drop down menu. Thank you.