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Message from Dean Meaux

March 02, 2021

-To the People of Trinity -

I can barely believe I am typing these words. After a year of discerning how to gather virtually, we are beginning the process of returning worship in the Cathedral. The COVID numbers have dropped dramatically in our community and state. The Bishop's guidelines allow us to gather inside once our COVID positivity rate drops below 13 per 10, 000. We are watching our numbers and we are very close, if not already there. It is very exciting to imagine the Cathedral full (to a safe level)!

Because we want to be good neighbors and remain a safe place, we are gathering a team of people to review our safety protocols. For example, we know that the primary way the COVID virus spreads is through aerosol droplets and transmission. For this reason, we will discern our capacity limits. In addition, we will ask everyone over the age of 5 to wear a mask. And, because we know hand washing prevents the spread of germs, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available in the pews and throughout the Cathedral. Once we have a list of safety protocols, we will publish these for your review.

Of course, we are also beginning to wonder about all the other ways we gather: Sunday school, regular meetings, and our office hours. As we begin to slowly re-open, watch your email for information about how we will proceed. Never hesitate to reach out to me with your concerns or feedback.

This Sunday, we will worship OUTSIDE Saturday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 10:00am. The Sunday service will be live-streamed. If COVID positivity numbers remain low, we hope to worship inside the Cathedral Sunday, March 14th, 10:00 am with an outdoor service on Saturday, March 13th at 4:00 pm. Whether in person, inside, or outside, we will continue to live-stream the Sunday morning service.

I can not wait to see you face to face! And please know that your safety and health is of primary importance to us! We will do all we can to continue to be a place where we draw close to God w, Faithfully, Dean Meaux

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Lenten Offerings 2021

February 18, 2021

'Feed Your Spirit' Lenten Series

Each Friday in Lent at 12:15 p.m., we will livestream a Lenten series — ‘Feed Your Spirit’. Each service will feature Noonday Prayers, organ music, and a time for silent meditation. Organists will include Scott Seidenschwarz from St. Luke’s in North Little Rock; Keith Hearnsberger from St. Michael’s in Little Rock; Bob Bidewell and Jane Gamble from Christ Church in Little Rock; Charles Russel from Grace Lutheran Little Rock; and Victoria Harden, music director at Trinity Cathedral. All are welcome to worship via livestream or watch later via the playlist.

DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER, WE WILL NOT START THIS SERIES UNTIL FEBRUARY 26

Can God Set a Table in the Wilderness (Psalm 78:19)

Using the pressing question of a bewildered psalm writer as a springboard for reflection, Stuart Hoke will offer a 4-week Lenten series on encountering the Spirit of God in places where we’d least likely to find her. Having lived through the bewildering months of pandemic, political turmoil, economic disruption, emotional and spiritual agitation, many of us hunger for opportunities to connect—not only with God, but with each other, and with the deepest parts of ourselves. We are hard-wired for connection, and yet having to dis-connect in order to save life. The disconnection of wilderness is always an opportune season to grapple with the divine Spirit who works within us in “sighs and groans” too deep for words, and always does for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
Our four sessions will take place on ZOOM, 9-9:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings as follows:

2/21 Setting the Stage—Spirituality of Wilderness (Psalm 78:19)
2/28 “Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places” (Johnny Lee, #1 country hit 1980)
3/7 “Sighs and Groans too Deep for Words” (Romans 8:26)
3/14 “Slender Threads” (Robert Johnson, Balancing Heaven and Earth)

Daughters of the King & Episcopal Church Women Book Study

This two-hour book study will discuss the book Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People, by Michael Frost. The facilitator, the Rev. Peggy Cromwell, will lead two groups discussions — the first on March 3, at 7 p.m., and a repeat session on March 10 for those who cannot make the first. Each session will close with Compline.

Register for one of the following dates:
MARCH 3, 2021, BOOK STUDY - 7:00 PM Central Time
or MARCH 10, 2021, BOOK STUDY - 7:00 PM Central Time)
Register in advance for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Ash Wednesday Update

February 14, 2021

Due to the extreme weather conditions, in person Ash Wednesday services have been cancelled. Two pre-recorded services will be available on YouTube, a traditional Ash Wednesday liturgy including the choir, and a special family service, featuring the oldest Chatechesis class. The videos will go live Wednesday morning at 7 am.

Richard at the video console.

Richard managing the video recording.

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Vestry Retreat

February 09, 2021

The new Vestry met via Zoom on Saturday, February 6th. One of the first pieces of business was to elect officers. Neil Lea agreed to serve as the Senior Warden, Tom Fennel was elected to another year of Junior Warden, Lisa McNeir will serve as the Clerk and Susan Borné will be the Member-at-Large. Herschel Cast will continue his excellent work as the Treasurer.

Later in the retreat the Vestry approved a proposal from Polk Stanley Wilcox for an Architectural Assessment and Master Plan with Sarah Bennings as the Lead Architect. As a result, Sarah resigned her position on the Vestry. The remaining members voted to fill her two year term with the next runner-up from the Vestry election. We are grateful to Susan Mehlberger for accepting this position!
 
More information about the Vestry retreat will be shared in the next Tuesday newsletter.
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This Week at Trinity Feb. 7

February 07, 2021

Sunday Services

Trinity Cathedral will have online services only this weekend.  The Holy Eucharist will be livestreamed at 10 a.m. and Evensong at 5 p.m. Sunday on YouTube at bit.ly/trinitylittlerock.  

Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, outdoor services will be held at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting, and an online service will be broadcast on YouTube at 7 p.m.  To sign up for in-person Ash Wednesday services, write to dhowe@trinitylittlerock.org

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This week at Trinity Jan 31

January 31, 2021

Morning (8:30 am) and Evening Prayer (5:15 pm) on YouTube are offered everyday.


Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 1st we had Holy Eucharist combined with our Annual Meeting. Click here to read the 2020 Annual Report.

Vestry Election results and Retreat this Saturday

The Candidates for Vestry were: Marcia Wayland, Scott Gordon, Sarah Henry, John Milwee, Susan Mehlburger, Steve Bethel, Mary Margaret Wippo, and George Morledge. For more information about the candidates, click here

Those elected to a three year term are: Steve Bethel, Sarah Henry, John Milwee, Mary Margaret Wippo, and Marcia Wayland. Our new Senior Warden is Neal Lea.

Please pray for the Vestry as they gather via Zoom for their annual retreat Saturday, February 6. We will elect a Junior Warden and Clerk during our retreat.

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Announcing the New Dean

July 08, 2020

Dear Trinity Family:

Please see the messages below - one announcing our new Dean & Rector and the other from the new Dean & Rector. I hope we’re all back together very soon. 

Best wishes,

Rett Tucker
Senior Warden

From the Senior Warden

On behalf of a fully engaged and supportive Bishop Benfield and the enthusiastic and unanimous (15-0) vote of the Vestry, I am beyond thrilled to tell you that our new Deand and Rector will be the Rev. Amy Dafler Meaux. read more

From Rev. Amy Dafler Meaux

Grace and peace be with you through Jesus Christ our Lord! It is with great joy that I accept the call to be the 21st Dean and Rector of Trinity. I am grateful for the diligent work of the Search Committee, the faithful leadership of the Vestry, and the confidence of Bishop Benfield. Their resilience and trust in God has been clear and confident through this whole process and has been to the great benefit of the Cathedral. Thanks be to God for their ministry! read more

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This Week at Trinity 6/23/20

June 23, 2020

TUESDAY, June 23

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

2:00 p.m. Dreamwork as a Spiritual Practice Zoom

Facilitated by the Rev. Deb Cooper
Dreamwork is spiritual work. Whether you are merely curious about the meaning of your dreams, or want to join our weekly Journey Group, this 7-week study introduces the basic tools for listening for the Voice of the Divine through dreams. 

The study will be a facilitator-led group discussion centered around specific topics and light reading assignments, working with actual dreams to illustrate the basic principles. 

We will start our meetings on Zoom but will transition to face-to-face meetings when appropriate.

To register or to send Deb questions please click here:  Registration Form

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

WEDNESDAY, June 24

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

THURSDAY, June 25

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

11:00 a.m. Discussion on Last Sunday’s Gospel reading Facebook Live

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

FRIDAY, June 26

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

SUNDAY, June 28

9:15-10:00 a.m. Abundant Life: A four-week study of Christian Spirituality and 12-Step Recovery for Everyone"  via Zoom
Presented by The Rev. Stuart Hoke. For a link to the Zoom meeting  please email mmccain@st-marks.com. This presentation and discussion combines traditional Christian spirituality together with the insights of 12-step recovery, to help us claim that abundant life for ourselves.

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Online

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sunday Coffee Hour via Zoom

5:00 p.m. Evensong Online

MONDAY, June 29

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

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This Week at Trinity 6/16/20

June 16, 2020

TUESDAY, June 16

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

WEDNESDAY, June 17

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

THURSDAY, June 18

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

FRIDAY, June 19

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

SUNDAY, June 21 - Father's Day

9:15-10:00 a.m. Abundant Life: A four-week study of Christian Spirituality and 12-Step Recovery for Everyone"  via Zoom
Presented by The Rev. Stuart Hoke. For a link to the Zoom meeting  please email mmccain@st-marks.com. This presentation and discussion combines traditional Christian spirituality together with the insights of 12-step recovery, to help us claim that abundant life for ourselves.

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Online

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sunday Coffee Hour via Zoom

5:00 p.m. Evensong Online

MONDAY, June 22

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

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This Week at Trinity 6/9/2020

June 09, 2020

TUESDAY, June 9

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

WEDNESDAY, June 10

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

THURSDAY, June 11

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

FRIDAY, June 12

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

SUNDAY, June 14

9:15-10:00 a.m. Abundant Life: A four-week study of Christian Spirituality and 12-Step Recovery for Everyone"  via Zoom
Presented by The Rev. Stuart Hoke. For a link to the Zoom meeting  please email mmccain@st-marks.com. This presentation and discussion combines traditional Christian spirituality together with the insights of 12-step recovery, to help us claim that abundant life for ourselves.

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Online

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sunday Coffee Hour via Zoom

5:00 p.m. Evensong Online

MONDAY, June 15

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Online

5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer Online

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