Trinity Episcopal Cathedral!
Trinity is an urban congregation of 1,500 members who live in neighborhoods all over the greater Portland area. We are a people committed to worshipping God, nurturing Christian community, and proclaiming the Gospel by working for justice and peace in the world. The Cathedral is known in the broader community for superb music, broad educational programming for all ages, and outreach ministries to the city and beyond. Trinity is also home to the Trinity Bookstore. Since the pioneer days of the Oregon Trail, Trinity has been among the largest Episcopal congregations in the Pacific Northwest.
If you would like to make a pledge or donation to Trinity, click here.
Trinity Priest Discusses Marriage Equality On Local Radio Show
Nathan LeRud, Trinity’s Canon for Spiritual Formation, was interviewed recently on the Carl in the Morning radio show, where he discussed why, as a person of faith, he supports the freedom to marry for all Oregonians. To listen to the interview, click here.
Triad at Trinity-Portland Women in Abstract Media
Reception: Sunday, March 9, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Guitar music by Allen Matthews.
Exhibition: March 9-April 27, Kempton Hall.
Sunday Forum with Artists: Sunday, April 27, 9:00 a.m., Kempton Hall.
Featuring Nikki Dilbeck, Ann Fullerton, Jan Heigh, Bonnie Garrett, Collin Murphy, Katherine Van Schoonhoven, and Marilyn Woods. View artists' work by clicking here.
We are drawn to painting abstract compositions because it is a lot like living. Both are tangible yet mysterious, complex yet simple, and infinite in possibility. We are a group of eight women artists working in mixed media. While we come from diverse backgrounds, we share a passion for creating abstract art. We find it challenging yet liberating to depend solely upon color, line, shape and texture to create paintings that entice the viewer to visually communicate with the work.Much more than a support group, we give each other the gift of an enthusiastic audience, providing honest feedback, fresh points of view, camaraderie and laughs. We inspire and embolden each other’s artistic process and help each other get to the “wham!” moment, when you know you’ve got it.
Annual Sauce On Dinner and Silent Auction-Now Saucier Than Ever!
Saturday, March 15, 5:30-8:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
Tickets are $15 per person or $45 for a family of four or more. Purchase your tickets online by clicking here. Free childcare is available!
For one night only, Kempton Hall will be transformed into an elegant yet family-friendly Italian trattoria with all the trimmings – candlelight, checkered table cloths, uniformed youth waiters, live music, Italian wine, and four buonissimo pasta sauces prepared by talented chefs from our congregation! This all-ages Italian dinner event, with its silent auction and paddle raise, provides essential funding for the programs of our Youth Ministry, including the mission trip to Nicaragua, the Sparks community service middle school summer camp, the Coventry and Choresters Choirs, and the Acolyte program.
These are just some of this year’s silent auction items: 2 night stay at a charming 2 bedroom Oregon Coast home (Gearhart), custom-made cake for any occasion by Heidi Rose, lunch with the Bishop and the Dean at the Arlington Club, a beautiful hand-turned wooden bowl, a Spa Package with cut and color plus one-hour massage, an afternoon sail on the Willamette River, Ladies Night Wine & Dine at a NW Portland Wine Cellar, Mexican Dinner for 6 with Senior Warden Jerry Petty, $500 gardening supply certificate, and more!
Wednesday at the Commons
5:30 p.m. Eucharist in the Chapel; 6:00 p.m. Common Meal (suggested donation $9). Share in a Common Meal and table fellowship; 7:00 p.m. Classes.
Upcoming Classes include:
Catechesis: The Journey Home
Led by Canon Nathan LeRud
Now–June 11, The Morrison Room
Click here to register.
Stations of the Cross
Led by Rev. Canon Raggs Ragan
March 12 – April 9, (no class on April 2 due to James Alison lecture), Kempton Hall
Click here to register.
Intentional Service as Spiritual Practice
Led by Karen Beal
March 12 – April 9 (no class on April 2 due to James Alison lecture), Rublev Room
Click here to register.
More detailed information about all classes and registration is available by clicking here.
Lenten Retreat with Bill Rich: "The Temptation of Discipleship Without Suffering"
Saturday, March 22, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Kempton Hall
The Rev'd Dr. Bill Rich leads this Lenten quiet day retreat that will focus on the disciple Peter and his relationship with the Cross. Cost of $25 covers breakfast and lunch. Click here to register for the Lenten Retreat with Bill Rich.
The Rev. Dr. William W. Rich has served as the Senior Associate for Christian Formation at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston since 2005. From 2006-2011, he also taught at Union Theological Seminary in NYC, where he earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion in 2002. Bill received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College, and his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. He served parishes in Baltimore in the early 1980s, and from 1987-1999, was the Chaplain to Goucher College, where he also taught in the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
Ken Cowan in Concert
2014 Catherine Crozier Memorial Organ Concert
Sunday, March 23, 5:00 p.m., Cathedral, Free and Open to the Public
Trinity is pleased to welcome Ken Cowan, one of North America’s finest concert organists, to Trinity for the first time. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, Mr. Cowan maintains a rigorous performing schedule, which takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His program will include the music of J. S. Bach, an original transcription of music from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and German romantic composer Max Reger’s monumental Fantasy on “Sleepers Wake.”
David Bowie Liturgy
Saturday, April 5, 6 p.m., Kempton Hall. What do David Bowie’s classic rock song “Space Oddity” and Christ’s agony in the garden have common? Come to this alternative Lenten liturgy set to the songs of consummate musical chameleon David Bowie. All proceeds from a free-will offering benefit Trinity’s hunger programs.
Spring Grief Group
April 23-May 28, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Children's Chapel
'Connect and Remember: a Grief Support Group' will meet for 6 Wednesday after Easter, to provide an opportunity individuals who are grieving to learn and grow together, to provide mutual support and acquire useful tools from our facilitator, Licensed Professional Counselor Sheila Somers. Learn about Sheila at her website: www.sheilasomers.com. Click here to register.
SPARKS Summer Camp
July 14-25, Monday - Friday. 8:30 a.m. to -5:00 p.m.
All rising 6th – 9th graders eligible
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
What’s your SPARK?
You have something that is good, beautiful, and useful to your community – a spark!
We’re calling all 6th-9th graders
To share what gives your life purpose
To build friendships
To serve your community
To find your sparks in art, sports, nature, leadership, and much more!
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.