Coronavirus Updates

The Cathedral building & campus are closed to the public until further notice. Learn more and explore our current online offerings below.

We are still committed to being an Open & Welcoming space,

even during this time of fear & isolation. We're here for you.

Current/Upcoming Online Offerings:

10:00 am Eucharist Livestream
YouTube Godly Play
5:00 pm Evensong Livestream
Prayer in the Time of COVID-19 (Zoom Class)
Zoom Newcomers Conversations
Zoom Coffee Hour
Online Diocesan Art Exhibit: Ascension
Trinity Book Club: The Overstory

Online Offerings During COVID-19

Livestreamed services

Classes & Formation

Resources:

Event Cancellations/Updates:

  • ALL ONSITE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

  • Adult Formation - Wednesday nights, 7:00 pm & beyond

    • Led by Matthew Lawrence

    • Prayer in the Time of COVID-19: A Contemplative Approach

    • Healing Prayer as Contemplative Prayer (single session)

Fellowship

  • Virtual Coffee Hour

    • Hosted by Trinity parishioners

    • See the 10:00 am Eucharist livestream description for call-in information

  • Newcomer Conversations

    • Hosted by Trinity Welcoming Ministries

    • Featuring a rotation of Trinity parishioners & staff

    • See the 10:00 am Eucharist livestream description for call-in information

Update from Dean Nathan LeRud

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Update from Dean Nathan LeRud

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear friends,

 

As you know, the coronavirus pandemic is an ever-changing landscape, and I write to you today with more details about our life at the cathedral going forward for the foreseeable future.

 

This Sunday, we will begin live streaming our 10 am service through our Facebook page, beginning at 9:55 am. In weeks to come, we hope to expand our streaming to other platforms, but for the time being, plan to join us by visiting facebook.com/trinitycathpdx and clicking on the live video any time after it begins to join us in real time. We invite you to join in congregational responses in the comments, and we’ll be inviting your specific prayers during the Prayers of the People as well.

 

If you miss the live broadcast, you can watch after the fact on our Facebook page or on our YouTube channel, where we’ll also be uploading two interactive Godly Play stories – one for younger children, and one for older – every Sunday morning at 11:30 am for the duration of the pandemic. Families, we especially encourage you to make use of these virtual resources and continue faith formation and your connection to Trinity at home.

 

All cathedral activities (services, classes, and meetings) other than the 10:00 service are cancelled this Sunday. We may convert some of our other Sunday morning offerings into video conferences or broadcasts, as we are also planning to do for some of our Wednesday evening classes; more on that to come.

 

City, state, federal, international and Diocesan authorities have all made statements about the importance of limiting interpersonal contact especially for the sake of seniors and vulnerable people with health conditions. As an intergenerational community, we are especially concerned about Trinitarians who are most threatened by the illness.

 

With that in mind, we invite you not to come to church on Sunday! Members of the clergy and music staff will be present to lead us in virtual worship. We do not want to put people at risk, and we do not want you to be a risk to anyone. We urge you to practice “social distancing,” not so much out of fear, but because that practice serves the common good.

 

For that reason, beginning this Monday, the cathedral will be closed to the public. Your staff will continue to work, largely remotely, and we’ll be in touch next week with more ways that you can get involved and support each other in this confusing and chaotic time. The Trinity Food pantry will continue limited operations, as we are the only emergency daily food provider in NW Portland and we know that many of our food-insecure neighbors depend on us - now more than ever. More ways on how you can be a part of extending this radical hospitality in the days to come.


We'll have more information next week on specific ways we’ll be working to stay connected in the weeks to come, but in the short term, we invite you to watch the Trinity Coronavirus Response Page on our website (www.trinity-episcopal.org/coronavirus) and to join our Trinity Cathedral Community Facebook group. There, we hope you’ll feel free to ask questions, start conversations, post pictures, and more to stay connected to each other in this time of isolation.

 

We’re here for you, friends, even if we can’t be together physically. If you are or become ill or homebound, please contact a member of the clergy or call the Canon-in-Residence number, 503-478-1217. And, as always, be praying - especially for those who find themselves cut off, isolated, and alone; for those most at risk to infection, and for all those (including your staff and vestry!) who are seeking appropriate, loving, and prudent ways of responding to this pandemic.

 

We’ve got this, Trinity! It's times like these that remind us what it means to be a truly welcoming community. I have every confidence in our collective ability to make a difference during this anxious time. I'm so grateful for you.

 

Nathan

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

147 NW 19th Avenue (at NW Everett)

Portland, OR 97209

503-222-9811

cathedral@trinity-episcopal.org

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