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Worship at Trinity Sunday Services

8:30 AM | HOLY EUCHARIST Quiet, contemplative, good for all ages; no music. 10:30 AM | HOLY EUCHARIST Majestic, warm, holy, good for all ages; hymns, choir, and organ. Nursery is available at both services.

Weekday Services

WEDNESDAY | 10:00 AM FRIDAY | 12:10 PM Held in the Nativity Chapel (enter through red door on Capitol Ave). These Eucharists (or on occasion, Daily Offices) are quiet, simple, and brief. The weekday service schedule is subject to change; please check our website for the latest times.

Get Connected Visit our website for the latest on programs, events, & guest information on directions and parking. WWW.TRINITYEPISCOPAL.ORG Connect with us on Facebook to see extra content, helpful resources, and moments in the community’s life. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TRINITYCATHEDRALOMAHA Contact us directly for questions or more information.

Special Events Red Cross Blood Drive

SUN JUN 26 | 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Save the date to roll up your sleeves and save some lives at the Trinity Cathedral American Red Cross blood drive. Find out more about donating blood, and sign up for a donation time slot online, at Use the Sponsor Code: trinitysaves (lowercase, all one word) to find Trinity’s blood drive on the website. You may also contact Becky Lowe-Weyand at 402-708-9215 or to schedule your blood donation.

Trinity Night at Shakespeare on the Green

SUN JUN 26 | 6:30 PM The cathedral community is invited to gather for the production of The Taming of the Shrew. Personalized pizzas are provided; you are invited to bring other snacks and drinks you might want. Gather at 6:30 for dinner and conversation; the performance starts at 8:00 PM. We'll fly an Episcopal flag outside the tent and show the Omaha community our festive Episcopal best! Contact hosts Bob Culver and Debra Reilly for more details (

History in Our Midst: Baptismal Font Mini-Tour

SUN JUN 26 | 9:30 & 11:30 AM In honor of the feast of St. John the Baptist, the Historical Society will offer a mini-tour of Trinity’s baptismal font after both morning services. Hosted by David Walvoord, who will describe the history and vast symbolism of our font.

Annual Block Party

SUN AUG 28 | 9:30 AM-1:00 PM We’re kicking off the 2016-2017 program year with the return of Sunday School, the Cathedral Choir, and a big block party on 18th Street! We’ll have coffee and a light breakfast after the 8:30 service, and lunch, live music, games, and a bounce house after 10:30. The block party is open to all.

Service Downtown Episcopal Outreach (DEO)

Every Wednesday, volunteers from the cathedral and nearby Episcopal churches prepare a delicious lunch that's open to the public, free of charge. Contact Michael Duffy (

Fricke Food Pantry

The Fricke Food Pantry provides food to families and individuals in need. They collect food donations, purchase food, and distribute it to local families & individuals. Contact Bill Roberts (

Friends of Tamar

A ministry dedicated to helping women survivors of violence, abuse, and trafficking. Their Suitcase Project provides essentials to women fleeing violent situations. Contact Teresa Houser (

Yates Community Center Support

Trinity provides support to the Yates Community Center, which serves Omaha's refugee and migrant populations, in the form of classroom volunteers, supplies, & money for scholarships. Contact Gail Krenzer (


Liturgical Ministries Carry torches & cross during processions, assist with communion. Contact Head Verger Bill Dunbar (

Altar Guild

Prepare and care for the physical elements of worship (vessels, vestments, hangings, etc.). Contact Jane Moore (

Eucharistic Ministers

Assist with preparing for and distributing communion. Contact Jo Behrens (


Read portions of Holy Scripture during services. Contact Ellen Ross (


Greet, distribute bulletins, take up the offering, and more. Contact Ann Williamson (

Trinity Cathedral Historical Society

Help preserve and share Trinity’s long legacy with members and guests alike. The Society manages archives, museum rooms, and more. Contact the cathedral office (402-342-7010 or

Formation Summer Bible Study: Revelation

WEDNESDAYS | JUNE 1-AUG 24 | 6:00 PM This summer, our Wednesday evening bible study will read Revelation, the final book of the New Testament. Come and learn how this apocalyptic vision is intended to be a source of hope for Christians and for all creation. The group will not meet on June 8 or July 20.

Adult Forum

SUNDAYS | 9:30 AM A free-flowing discussion exploring the connections between faith, and contemporary events. For more information or to register for any of these Christian Formation programs, contact Dean Craig Loya ( 

Save the Date! BECCA STEVENS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 The founder of the Magdalene community model, Becca Stevens, along with two Magdalene graduates, will speak at a community-wide event at Trinity Cathedral. Becca will also preach at Trinity on Sunday, October 16. This event will benefit Magdalene Omaha, a recently incorporated non-profit that grew out of the work of the Friends of Tamar. Magdalene Omaha provides sanctuary and healing to women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, & addiction.

Worship & Music Patriotic Hymn Sing for Independence Day

SUN JULY 3 | 11:30 AM After the 10:30 Eucharist, our Canon Precentor, Marty Wheeler Burnett, will lead us in a short patriotic hymn sing. All ages welcome! Children and youth who join in the singing will receive a special gift. This is a great opportunity to introduce our young people to the national songs included in our hymnal.

Summer Sings: Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah THURS JULY 28 | 7:00-9:00 PM Come sing in an instant performance of some of the world’s greatest music! No entrance fee. No preparation necessary. No auditions required. No longterm commitment. Music, hospitality, air conditioning, refreshments, and fun provided! One hour rehearsal, followed by a one hour performance. Scores are provided, or bring your own. Casual summer dress! Presented in partnership with Abendmusik at First Plymouth.

Summer Music

While our Cathedral Choir and Handbell Ensemble enjoy a well-deserved break, a quartet composed of our staff singers provides musical leadership for the 10:30 Eucharist. Cathedral Choir resumes Aug. 28, and the Handbell Ensemble resumes Sept. 7. New members are welcome. Contact Marty Wheeler Burnett for information.

New: Requiem Choir

This adult choral ensemble will provide musical leadership for funerals at Trinity. Seeking volunteers who are able to sing for weekday and Saturday liturgies as needed. Rehearsals held once every 4-6 weeks; no long-term commitment required, only a love of choral singing and the willingness to serve. Contact Marty Wheeler Burnett to get involved.

Dr. Marty Wheeler Burnett

CANON PRECENTOR Marty leads a growing cathedral music ministry that includes singers and instrumentalists of all ages, as well as a concert series featuring nationally and internationally known performers. For more information, contact her at or 402-342-7010 x117.

Children, Youth, & Families Cooking Matters: Classes for Families

MONDAYS | MAY 16-JUNE 27 | 6:00-8:00 PM Parents and children learn about healthy eating on a budget from a nutritionist and cooking skills from a professional chef. Learn how to make healthy and delicious food at home, and take home free groceries after each class! For more information and to register, contact Anne Hebert (402-689-9863 or

Vacation Bible School: Cave Quest MON JUNE PRE-K-5TH

27-FRI JULY 1 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | GRADERS At Trinity’s 2016 Vacation Bible School, Cave Quest, kids will participate in memorable bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, and learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. To register, contact Erin Van Zee at or Christine Misek at

Camp Canterbury 2016

MON JULY 18-FRI JULY 22 | RISING 4TH-12TH GRADERS The Diocese of Nebraska’s 2016 summer camp will be held at Calvin Crest Camp, nestled along the Platte River outside of Fremont. The camp boasts amazing scenic views and tree-lined hiking trails, a new outdoor pool and recreational activities including outdoor basketball courts, gaga ball pit, human foosball, challenge course, and (our personal favorite) a hammock village. In addition to what Calvin Crest has to offer, the camp program includes arts and crafts, daily worship, disciple groups, bonfires with s'mores, a movie matinee, cabin olympics and so much more! Registration runs May 1-July 1. Visit for more information and registration.

Christine Misek


Christine has a passion for nurturing the faith of children & youth through formation, service, and fellowship. For questions about children & youth offerings, you can contact her at

Children’s Music Kindermusik is one of the premier early childhood music education programs offered around the world. Since 1978, the program has been enhancing whole-child development and providing a foundation for future school success.  Trinity offers classes for a variety of ages, in partnership with the Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio. Registration for fall Kindermusik classes opens in July. Visit for information and online registration, or contact Jennifer Tritz.

Jennifer Tritz

REGISTERED KINDERMUSIK INSTRUCTOR Jennifer Tritz holds a graduate degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and undergraduate music degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University. You can contact her at or 402-679-7551.

Cantate Choral Academy: Register Now! Registration is now open for our new children’s choir program starting this fall. The choirs are open to all children and youth (grades 1-8) in the Omaha area. The Royal School of Church Music curriculum includes choral singing, music theory, vocal technique, and spiritual formation. For more information or to register, visit or contact Marty Wheeler Burnett (

Cathedral Clergy Feel free to contact us with questions, membership inquiries, or pastoral care issues.

The Very Reverend Craig Loya

DEAN A graduate of Hastings College and Yale University, Dean Loya previously served as Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. As dean and rector of Trinity, he oversees all spiritual aspects of Trinity’s life, including worship, pastoral care, and programming. 342-7010 x 111

The Reverend Deacon Ellen Ross

DEACON The Rev. Deacon Ellen Ross is a life-long Episcopalian, and resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa. She serves liturgically at all services, and visits those in hospitals or with limited mobility, providing pastoral care, fellowship, and communion. 342-7010 x 112

The Reverend Sarah Miller

CURATE Sarah is serving Trinity as the diocesan Bishop Society’s curate. In addition to assisting with worship, teaching, and pastoral care, Sarah works on young adult programs, newcomer ministries, and communications. 342-7010 x 115

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Connect Serve Grow (Summer 2016)  

Activities, programs, and events at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Omaha, for the summer of 2016

Connect Serve Grow (Summer 2016)  

Activities, programs, and events at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Omaha, for the summer of 2016