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2017 Lenten Speakers —pages 12-13

INSIDE: • Let Us Make Joyful Noise • Redemption Way • Lenten Opportunities for Worship • 2017 Vernon Funds


In This Issue

The Very Reverend Timothy Jones Dean The Reverend Charles M. Davis, Jr. Canon Pastor/Canon to the Dean The Reverend Patricia C. Malanuk Canon for Mission & Outreach The Reverend Ira Houck Canon Associate for Pastoral Care


LET US MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE First Monday Nights in Keenan


A TRINITY LENTEN TRADITION The History of Lent at Trinity

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The Reverend Wayne Kinyon Priest Associate for Pastoral Care


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February/March 2017

2017 VERNON FUNDS Check out this Year’s Grantees UPCOMING EVENTS AND SERVICES Be Sure to Mark Your Calendar! THE SEASON OF GROWTH An Update from the Trinity Learning Center UNDER REPAIR Upgrading Trinity, God’s Gift to Us


Redemption Way

Education for Ministry (EfM)

18 Art at the Bookstore

2017 Lenten Speakers


Trinity’s Altar Guild



Photo by Gerry Melendez.


Deeper Work , Lighter Touch, Wider Prospects

In this still-new year, I think of some things I’m aiming at doing better. I didn’t say resolutions, because I’m thinking about something deeper: better habits.

My first personal goal has to do (in an odd way) with a question swirling around on college campuses: Should professors ban screens? As in computer, tablet, or phone screens? Whatever the digital convenience, there is lots of evidence that students actually learn less when stuck in front of a laptop. Not just because they are tempted during the lecture to check Facebook for the 100th time that day or click a quick online purchase. But also because something about that technology works against being fully present and truly focused. It’s not my place to argue educational theory, but a laptop that so well captures information may distract us from the day’s weighty meanings. One prof put it like this: “Over the years, I’ve noticed that when I do have a specific reason to ask everyone [in class] to set aside their devices (‘Lids down,’ [as we say]), it’s as if someone has let fresh air into the room. The conversation brightens, and more recently, there is a sense of relief from many of the students.” That ban is a way for him to say: Lets’ stay focused, listen, talk. That has me asking how I can be more engaged with life’s lasting, most important aspects, awake to people around me. Alert to the God beyond and within me. I want to do things with fuller concentration. A topselling business book has an intriguing title:

Deep Work. And an even more intriguing subtitle: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. There is a way to attack each day’s tasks besides hectic, shallow skating over its events and tidbits. I want to keep finding that way, and practicing it.

CATHEDRAL CONNECTIONS The Magazine of Trinity Cathedral Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Vision Statement: To be a vibrant place to experience God, be transformed, and make Christ known in the world.

But I’m also thinking of a lighter touch. Scripture says laughter (“a cheerful heart”) is good medicine. It’s possible to go too deep. In my urgency and passion, I can get too bound up in issues, too intense to greet a challenge with a trusting gentleness. I like how a friend reflected on his New Year so far: “I don’t want to bring you down, so I’m not going to tell you how I broke my New Year’s resolutions. Let’s just say Nutella may or may not have been involved and leave it at that.” One resolution that he does plan on keeping is to “chill” and maybe laugh a little more. When I do that, I relax and notice things I might otherwise have brushed by. While it may seem that these two aspirations arm-wrestle against each other, I still have this hunch that both matter. Weaving deeper work and a lighter touch into this coming year are widening my hope in God’s creative possibilities. With both in my arsenal of responses, I will be more joyfully alert to the great divine prospects that deep down I know this year will hold.

Addie Thompson, Editor Cover Design by: Susan Craig

Let Us Make a Joyful Noise By Reba Hull Campbell


verybody has “that dream.” You know the one that really can’t come true for all sorts of practical reasons. But it’s still fun to dream.

My dream is to play on the Grand Ole Opry...maybe wearing spangles and sassy boots. However, my practical obstacles are many – can’t carry a tune, can’t hear pitch, don’t have much rhythm. My only musical ability is reading notes thanks to childhood piano lessons and many years of choir practice at Trinity. However, last winter I stumbled into a group of women learning to play the ukulele together, and I started attending these weekly gatherings. Before long I was taking a weekly lesson plus enjoying the fellowship of these practices with my “uke-a-ladies” group. Soon, while attending chapel services at Trinity, I started noticing some of the hymns had easy chords. Some songs had so few chords, I thought I might even be able to play along. I mentioned this in a quick conversation with Tim Hall, the music leader in the chapel, after a service. I told him of my newfound interest in the ukulele and ventured that maybe one day, when I got a lot better, I’d like to try playing with them (not quite the Opry, but it worked for me). Tim enthusiastically told me players of all skill levels with any instruments are welcome to join the chapel musicians for rehearsals every first Monday of the month. I didn’t even have to commit to playing at services, he said. He just encouraged me to join in the fellowship of music … no pressure or expectations. That sounded like my kind of band practice. So I showed up once. Then again. On the first Monday in December, Tim organized a gathering in the chapel for anyone in the cathedral who wanted to play, sing or just hum along. What a great extension of the fellowship around music he first mentioned to me back in the summer. 4

A group of us showed up on a cold December evening for the first gathering. I think I’m safe in saying none of us were ready for the Opry, but it sure was fun. Some sang. Others played an instrument. A few were just there for the fellowship. Some debated the pacing of “O come, O Come Emmanuel.” Others who knew music theory discussed one song using words that sounded to me like magic in a different language. I played along on my ukulele as best I could and felt warmed by the connection music can generate. In the new year, this rehearsal/gathering/fellowship continues every first Monday in the chapel at 6:30 pm. Pull out that old guitar, shake off that dusty tambourine or try a new instrument. Enthusiasm and a love of music are all that’s required. I always assumed my joyful noise would be joyful only to my ears, and the chances of the Opry were slim (although I do have the boots). As we read in Psalm 95, “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” This gathering is all about making that joyful noise!

Education for Ministry By Karen Pearson

Often in our lives we seek to find a deeper faith, and to understand what God is calling us to do and to become. One path to deeper faith and greater understanding is found in Education for Ministry (EfM), a four-year course which may be taken a year at a time. The University of the South, which developed the program and provides the material, mentor training, and program oversight states that the purpose of EfM is to "provide a comprehensive, experiential education in the foundations and message of our Christian faith"—but what does that mean? First of all, EfM gives us a deeper understanding of our faith by providing us with a thorough

grounding in the roots of the Christian religion. In the first and second years we study the Bible’s Old and New Testaments. The next year broadens our understanding of the history of the Christian Church. The final year explores theology and ethics. All this knowledge, along with our experiences, questions, doubts, and struggles provide us with the material for theological reflection, both privately and as a group. In theological reflection, we explore our understanding of ourselves, our faith, and our world: what is whole and good? What is broken? How do we know it's broken, and how might we fix it? What should this restoration look like? We ask these questions as they relate to our personal life

experiences, our faith tradition, the culture we live in, and our individual ethical beliefs about the topic we have chosen. The course teaches different ways of delving into these questions. The ultimate goal of EfM is to help us grow closer to God, and to better understand ourselves in relation to God. Ultimately this study points us toward what God is calling us to do. EfM is not going to give you (or me) any pat answers. But, in the companionship of others, who are also searching, it helps you determine what work Christ is calling you to do and how you can best share God's immeasurable love.

"EfM has helped me better understand and interpret the faith and beliefs of our church. In the EfM community I have grown in my faith, found a real sense of God within, and peace in this troubled world. Study, theological reflection, and discussion led me to find my call to ministry, a renewed sense of purpose and grace in my life. And it's fun being together as we each learn and grow." —Nela Edgar ”I am so pleased to be finishing the Education for Ministry course work. I had never read the Bible from beginning to end. Taking two years to do it made it a little less daunting! I have grown as a Christian and know that in the group meetings there is no right or wrong. However, I have space to search; and all questions, or struggles are respected. My search is supported by my friends that are searching, too. We are connected by the guided questions and our love for God. We become closer than I even imagined I could be with others. I am changed by my search, our love, and our fellowship.” —Celeste Smith

Take a Part of Trinity’s Worship With You on the Go Have you ever wished you could listen to a sermon you enjoyed from a past Sunday? Or wished you could listen to your favorite hymn that was sung a few Sundays ago? Trinity’s website offers the option to listen to all services online. This feature can be enjoyed on desktops, laptops, phones and tablets. Many parishioners enjoy listening

to the services while exercising, while others prefer to listen on the way to work or at home. “What I like most about Trinity’s service recordings is being able to listen to a sermon or the beautiful music of our choir from any Sunday service. I listen to podcasts on my phone while I walk, and I often take parts of our worship service with me.” — Sally McKay

Trinity’s worship service recordings can be found online at servicerecordings.

Save the Date!

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 10 am to 2 pm Mark your 2017 Calendars for the 69th Annual Trinity Bazaar. 6

A Trinity Lenten Tradition by Connie Britt

How long does it take for a custom or a practice to become a tradition? Certainly sixty years should qualify; and for sixty years, with only a few exceptions, Trinity has marked Lent by bringing in speakers for noonday Lenten services. It began in 1956 as Senior Warden W. A. Hart noted in his report to the annual meeting, "The Lenten Noonday Services in co-operation with the other Episcopal Churches in the City (sic) was a new venture this past Lent. Each week we had visiting clergymen, and the services were well received by the people of the City." The pool of "visiting clergymen" who have spoken at Trinity as part of the Lenten speaker program has expanded through the years from other clergy in the area to nationally known speakers and writers representing a wide range of styles and viewpoints. As former rector and Trinity's first dean James Stirling said in addressing a controversial issue in 1969, "We may not like all that is said on one side or the other, but at least the lines of communication are open." Thus speakers as different theologically as Bishop Fitz Allison and Bishop John Shelby Spong are among the list of Trinity's Lenten Speakers. While these two are most immediately thought of for their differences, two things about them point to two patterns in the lists of speakers through the years - the large number of Bishops included in the list and the large number of speakers with a prior connection to Trinity, some having served here and others who grew up here and/or had strong family ties to Trinity. One of the Lenten speakers in 1962 was both a bishop and had a strong prior connection to Trinity, former Rector Gray Temple under whose leadership the Lenten Speaker program had begun and who, the year before, had left Trinity to become Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina. A wonderful exception to the custom of "welcoming home" speakers with a prior connection to Trinity has been the case of Bob Riegel who came to Trinity as a Lenten Speaker then returned to serve as a member of Trinity's clergy and become a beloved part of the Trinity family.

1976 was a big year in the life of Trinity as preparations were made for Trinity to officially become the Cathedral parish for the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. (Formal permission for Trinity to become the Cathedral was granted in the Diocesan Convention meeting in Nov. 1976, and Trinity was declared a cathedral on Jan. 19, 1977.) One of the Lenten Speakers that year was the former Presiding Bishop, the Very Rev’d John E. Hines who preached during Holy Week. Since then it has become the custom for our bishop to speak during Holy Week. Attendance at the Lenten Speakers program has not always been steady. In the "Rector's Column" of the Tidings for February 15, 1964, Rev’d Stirling noted "Last year I stated in a column in the Tidings that the value of the noonday preaching series during Lent should be reviewed. Following this, several parishioners requested most earnestly that we continue the practice." Apparently the Daughters of the Holy Cross (DHC) responded by instituting the Lenten Lunches program. In the Annual Report for 1965, Rev’d Stirling noted, "the Lenten noon-day services were better attended because of the lunches served daily by the DHC." The continuing success of the Lenten Lunches program was confirmed in the 1979 Annual Report by the President of the DHC who noted, "It was agreed that the profits accrued from the Lenten Lunches would be divided between the kitchen rehabilitation and the scholarship fund." So, as preparations for Lent 2017 begin, Trinity looks forward to a continuation of the food and fellowship offered by the Lenten Lunches and the inspiring, thought-provoking words of our Lenten Speakers, a tradition that begins it's seventh decade. This year our speakers include Michael Sullivan, Fleming Rutledge, Lauren Winter and Bishop Waldo. More information on pages 12-13. 7

History of Vernon Funds The late Trinity parishioner and former Cathedral Administrator Tom Vernon made a transformative gift. Tom had been an active member of Trinity for 25 years, serving as youth ministry leader, Eucharistic Visitor and within Trinity’s outreach ministries. Upon his death in 2009, Trinity was notified by his estate that Tom had left an unrestricted bequest to Trinity. The proceeds of the estate were received by the Trinity Foundation. The Trinity Foundation Commission and the Vestry recognized the transformational nature of this generous bequest and prayerfully considered how these funds could best be used. It was decided that the Vernon Funds would be divided into three accounts: Christian Formation, Mission/Outreach, and Facilities. Requests for funds from these accounts are made by existing Cathedral Committees. Each of the committees would include a member of the Foundation Commission who would participate in guiding and assisting with fund requests. Up to 4% of the fund balance of each of the three individual funds would be available annually. It was universally agreed that these funds would be used to supplement annual funding rather than to replace existing annual funding. The funds are to be used to give rise to and support new, enhanced and/or expanded programming and initiatives.

2017 Vest by Mason Hardy

Vernon Fund Approved Grants for 2017: Facilities Committee 1. Renovation of Education Building Bathrooms •

This is a two-year award allowed under the guidelines approved by the Foundation and Vestry, covering muchneeded re-plumbing and ADA-compliant facilities of former nursery school (child-sized) bathrooms. These bathrooms are located near the Welcome Center.

2. Welcome Center Communications Relocation •

The relocating of the switchboard and receptionist area to the Welcome Center, across from the bookstore, will immediately allow more welcoming hospitality and enhanced security.

Christian Formation 1. Vernon Scholars •

Five scholars for this program that engages USC students in a special project, allowing their transformative participation in our life, ministries, and outreach.

2. Kanuga Parish Weekend Rejuvenation •

Funds will supplement fees to make the weekend more financially friendly, especially for families with children and youth, by supplementing children’s staff expenses as well as parishioners’ costs to attend.

The Vestry unanimously agreed to the plan submitted by the Trinity Foundation Commission on September 27, 2012. An application process was developed and requests for funding these exciting opportunities take place each fall.

2016 Vernon Scholar

try Approved Vernon Grants 3. Lenten Speakers Series •

This year’s featured speakers will include Michael Sullivan, Lauren Winner, Fleming Rutledge, Lonnie Lacey, Deb Richardson-Moore, and Bishop Andrew Waldo. We are also expecting a fall visit from the 203rd Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.

Mission/Outreach 1. Kitchen in Haiti •

Build and partially outfit a combined kitchen and food storage depot (Canteen) at Morne Michel, Haiti, where the need is great and where Trinity has had decades of profoundly important work.

2. The Family Shelter •

The Family Shelter in Columbia, SC provides emergency shelter in a stable living environment for homeless children and their parents and helps residents build life skills needed to regain independence.

3. Epworth Childrens’ Home •

Epworth Children’s Home is a place for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or significant loss to grow, learn and be loved. Children ages four – 18 from broken family systems, come to Epworth to be nurtured and loved and to receive education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment. Epworth has a variety of programs to serve the children of South Carolina. These Vernon funds will be directed to the Independent Living program.

The Vernon Funds Committee would like to encourage every parishioner to begin thinking of ways these funds may be used next year to give rise to and support new, enhanced and/or expanded programming and initiatives with our Christian Formation, Mission/Outreach, and Facilities. Applications for the 2018 Vernon Fund Grants will be accepted starting in late Summer 2017.

Kanuga Parish Weekend

Morne Michel, Haiti

Fleming Rutledge will return to Trinity as a 2017 Lenten Speaker

Lessons from History: “Let the Church be the Church” by The Rev’d Canon Ira Houck While on assignment at Princeton as an active duty Army Chaplain, I spent a year studying missional theology and ecumenics. I was then sent to the US Army Chaplain Center at Fort Jackson to help train civilian clergy to become Army Chaplains. It was a daunting task. While preparing for the follow-on assignment at the Chaplain School, the Army recruited clergy to provide and perform religious support as the war on terror expanded. Serving as a trainer and small group leader I witnessed the power of collaborative strength and experienced the power of religious leaders working together to achieve a common goal. We called it “unity of purpose in action.” Reflecting on that experience while preparing for the Race and Reconciliation workshop at Trinity, I find an important lesson for us as we work together to dismantle racism. The Church must work in a unified purpose to be effective agents of reconciliation. My aim is to emphasize a unity of purpose in dismantling racism by drawing from one story in history that illustrates how the Church working as the Body of Christ under the Headship of Christ can be an agent of reconciliation. We turn back to the summer of 1937. The Conference on Church Community and the State met in Oxford, England during1937. The two-week long conference was overshadowed by tough experiences of the Orthodox Church in Russia and the Kirchenkampf ( “church struggle”) of the churches in Germany. This assembly convened at a time when the clouds of WW II were gathering. Under the leadership of that prophetic figure of the Scotsman Joseph Houldsworth Oldham, the new significance of the Church in Christian thought and the Church’s central role in history were set in bold relief. Central to the thinking at Oxford that year was a new Christian understanding of the state and of the responsible use of power. First, a concern for Biblical theology developed. Scholars began to explore the theological significance of Biblical concepts of the “People of God,” the “Body of Christ,” “the Covenant People; and “the Fellowship of the Spirit.” Many of these themes are included in the 1979 revised The Book of Common Prayer.

many new churches came to birth and many became autonomous. Third, the Christian Church in Nazi Germany became the center of violent controversy and persecution. In the face of tyranny, the Confessing Church stood fast. The Church in Germany defied the Fuehrer. The Fuehrer refused to allow representatives of the Lutheran Church in Germany attend the Oxford Conference. The Church Universal had to confront and respond to the problem of the Church’s witness in a state hostile to its claims. The Conference released a historic statement applicable in our day; “Individual acts of charity within a given system of government or economics may mitigate its injustices and increase its justice. But they do not absolve the Christians from seeking the best possible institutional arrangement and social structure for the ordering of human life. ... Individual acts of charity ... (may) ... become a screen for injustice and a substitute for justice.” Certainly, Christians in all churches can ascend to the truths in that document. The salient points of the historic 1937 Conference emerge for us again in our day. In the pre-conference document, we find the passage, “Let the Church be the Church. Let the Church know herself, whose she is and what she is. Discerning clearly her own status as the Community of Grace…she must by a process of merciless self-scrutiny become what God intended her to be. Nothing less than that, nor yet anything more than that...Let the Church live…It must be her ceaseless concern to rid herself from subjugation to a prevailing culture, or a political order.” The Oxford Conference of 1937 message remains informative to Christian thinking in 2017. It gives renewing significance and relevancy to the reality of the Church in its dynamic feature, re-initiating the watchword, “Let the Church be the Church” in the face of rising secularism and increased accounts of murderous violence influenced by racism and extremist religious ideologies.

“Let the Church be the Church” is the message of the 1937 Conference yet it still gives substance to the unified efforts of the Church to dismantle racism; discerning clearly our status as the Community of Grace…we must be engaged in a process of merciless self-scrutiny and become what Second, there was a growing awareness that the God intended us to be. The Church in its diverse traditions Church had become a worldwide reality. Because of the has the commission to work together as the Body of Christ Missionary Movement of the previous century, the Gospel and demonstrate that every person has dignity. was carried to all nations. As the fruit of missionary effort,


Wednesday, February 1 9:30am Ark Group 5:45pm Parish Supper 6pm Alpha Marriage Friday, February 3 12pm Men of Trinity Meeting 6pm First Friday Kids Movie Night


Wednesday, February 22 9:30am Ark Group 5:45pm Parish Supper 6pm Alpha Marriage Friday, February 24 4pm Vestry Retreat

Sunday, February 5 Regular Worship Schedule

Saturday, February 25 8am Vestry Retreat

Monday, February 6 10am Needlework Guild 10am Bishop Temple 6:30pm Music in Keenan

Sunday, February 26 Regular Worship Schedule

Tuesday, February 7 8:30am Men’s Bible Study 12:30pm Men’s Lunch Bible Study 5:30pm EfM Wednesday, February 8 9:30am Ark Group 5:45pm Parish Supper 6pm Alpha Marriage Thursday, February 9 9am Retired Clergy Meeting Sunday, February 12 Regular Worship Schedule 5pm Brent te Velde Organ Recital Monday, February 13 10am Needlework Guild 6pm DHC: Bishop Finlay Tuesday, February 14 8:30am Men’s Bible Study 12:30pm Men’s Lunch Bible Study 5:30pm EfM 6pm Solomon’s Porch

Monday, February 27 10am Needlework Guild 11am DHC General Meeting 5:30pm Quarterly Memorial Service Tuesday, February 28 8:30am Men’s Bible Study 12:30pm Men’s Lunch Bible Study 5:30pm EfM 5:45pm Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 6pm Solomon’s Porch Wednesday, March 1 Ash Wednesday 7:30am Holy Eucharist 12:30pm Holy Eucharist 5:30pm Holy Eucharist Thursday, March 2 8pm Compline Friday, March 3 10am CWU Prayer Service 12pm Men of Trinity Meeting 6pm First Friday Kids Movie Night Saturday, March 4 10am Men of Trinity Retreat

Wednesday, February 15 9:30am Ark Group 5:45pm Parish Supper 6pm Alpha Marriage

Sunday, March 5 Regular Worship Schedule

Friday, February 17 6pm Third Friday Parents Night

Tuesday, March 7 8:30am Men’s Bible Study 12:30pm Men’s Lunch Bible Study 5:30pm EfM

Saturday, February 18 8am SLP Race for the Place 5K Sunday, February 19 Regular Worship Schedule 5pm Choir Pig Pickin’ Monday, February 20 10am Needlework Guild Tuesday, February 21 8:30am Men’s Bible Study 12:30pm Men’s Lunch Bible Study 4:30pm TLC Board Meeting 5:30pm EfM 5:30pm Outreach Meeting

Monday, March 6 6:30pm Music in Keenan

Wednesday, March 8 9:30am Ark Group 12pm Lenten Noonday Service 12pm Lenten Lunch 5:45pm Parish Supper 6:30pm Lenten Speaker Thursday, March 9 8pm Compline Sunday, March 12 Regular Worship Schedule

Monday, March 13 10am Needlework Guild 6pm DHC: Bishop Finlay Tuesday, March 14 8:30am Men’s Bible Study 12:30pm Men’s Lunch Bible Study 5:30pm EfM 6pm Solomon’s Porch Wednesday, March 15 9:30am Ark Group 12pm Lenten Noonday Service 12pm Lenten Lunch 5:45pm Parish Supper 6:30pm Lenten Speaker Thursday, March 16 8pm Compline Friday, March 17 6pm Third Friday Parents Night Sunday, March 19 Regular Worship Schedule Monday, March 20 9am DHC Board Meeting Tuesday, March 21 8:30am Men’s Bible Study 12:30pm Men’s Lunch Bible Study 4:30pm TLC Board Meeting 5:30pm EfM 5:30pm Outreach Meeting 7pm Sewanee Choir Concert Wednesday, March 22 9:30am Ark Group 12pm Lenten Noonday Service 12pm Lenten Lunch 5:45pm Parish Supper 6:30pm Lenten Speaker

IMPORTANT DATES Friday, February 3- Sunday, February 5: Trinity Parish Weekend at Kanuga

Sunday, February 19: Friends of Music Pig Pickin’

Monday, February 27: DHC General Meeting

Tuesday, February 28: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Wednesday, March 1: Ash

Wednesday Services at 7:30 am, 12: 30 pm, and 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 4: Men of Trinity In Town Retreat

Wednesday, March 8: Lenten Speaker Series begins

Sunday, April: Lenten Speaker Series begins

Thursday, March 23 2:30pm W.A. Perry Showcase 8pm Compline


Sunday, March 26 Regular Worship Schedule


Tuesday, March 28 8:30am Men’s Bible Study 12:30pm Men’s Lunch Bible Study 5:30pm EfM 6pm Solomon’s Porch 6pm Baptism Class Wednesday, March 29 9:30am Ark Group 12pm Lenten Noonday Service 12pm Lenten Lunch 5:45pm Parish Supper 6:30pm Lenten Speaker Thursday, March 30 8pm Compline

7:45 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II 11:15 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 4 pm Choral Evensong

Keenan Chapel

11:15 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II 6 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II Daily Morning Prayer is at 8am and Evening Prayer at 5:30pm Tuesdays-Thursdays in Seibels Chapel.

2017 LEN

March 8: The Reverend Lonnie Lacy

The Rev’d Lonnie Lacy was calle Church in Tifton, Georgia in 200 as the Episcopal Chaplain at Ge Assistant Rector at Trinity Episc He is a native of the Diocese of priesthood in 2006 after gradu Seminary. Lonnie has been a ch Conference Week for guest wee have two daughters.

March 15: The Reverend Dr. Lauren

Declare a Fast

The prayer book service for Ash Wednesday calls for Lent to be “a season of penitence and fasting.” What does it mean, in our day of high indulgence, to “fast”? When the Hebrew prophet Joel said, “Declare a fast,” how might we respond with what the prayer book calls the “observance of a Holy Lent”? This year’s speakers, renowned for their inspiration and commitment, will help us explore.

Wednesday Lenten Preaching Series 12:30 pm: Noonday Prayer Service in the Cathedral (Lunch

available in Satterlee Hall at noon and after the service for $7) 6:30 pm: Presentation in Satterlee Hall (Supper begins at 5:45 pm. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children.) 12

Lauren F. Winner writes and lec of Christianity in America, and J include Girl Meets God, Mudhou religious practice in 18th-centu Faith, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith research has been supported by Monticello, the Museum of Earl for the Study of Religion at Prin Sacred Music at Yale University. & Ethics Newsweekly” and has s “All Things Considered.” Dr. Win Paul's Episcopal Church in NC, a Duke Divinity School.

March 22: The Reverend Michael Su

The Rev’d Michael Sullivan is pr Kanuga, Michael was the Recto in Atlanta. He is a 1989 graduat law degree from USC and pract his practice, he discerned a call studies at the University of the curate at Church of the Advent, Canon for Mission at Trinity Cath as rector of St. John’s, Lynchbur Windows into the Soul and Wind retreats on art and spirituality. Trustees at the University of the cooking, hiking and writing.



ed to be the Rector of St. Anne’s 09. Before this, he served concurrently eorgia Southern University and the copal Church in Statesboro, Georgia. Georgia and was ordained to the uating from the Virginia Theological haplain for Kanuga Camp and ek for many years. He and his wife Jay

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ctures on Christian practice, the history Jewish-Christian relations. Her books use Sabbath, a study of household ury Virginia, A Cheerful and Comfortable h Crisis, and Wearing God. Dr. Winner’s y numerous institutions, including ly Southern Decorative Arts, the Center nceton University, and the Institute of . She has appeared on PBS’s “Religion served as a commentator on NPR’s nner, an Episcopal priest, is vicar of St. as well as an Associate Professor at


resident of Kanuga. Prior to serving at or of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church te of Wofford College. He earned his ticed appellate law in Columbia. During l to priesthood and then completed South, Sewanee in 2000. Michael was , Spartanburg, before being named hedral in Columbia. He then served rg, Virginia. Michael is the author of dows into the Light. He often leads He is a member of the Board of e South. In his spare time, he enjoys

March 29: The Reverend Fleming Rutledge The Rev’d Fleming Rutledge is known throughout Protestant denominations of the US, and she has preached often in prominent pulpits such as the Washington National Cathedral, Trinity Church in Boston, and the Harvard Memorial Chapel. She explores the intersection of Biblical theology with contemporary culture, current events, literature, music and art. She is the author of seven books, including The Seven Last Words of Christ and Help My Unbelief. She is also author of The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings, which has a fan base in Europe as well as the US. Fleming and her husband have two daughters and two grandchildren. She is a native of Franklin, VA.

April 5: The Reverend Deb Richardson-Moore For 27 years, Deb Richardson-Moore was a reporter for The Greenville News, winning three national writing awards and routine recognition from the SC Press Association. She then took over the religion beat at “The News” and enrolled in a nearby seminary to learn more about it. Her life was never the same. She left the newspaper and earned a master of divinity degree. Because jobs for clergywomen were scarce in her own Baptist denomination, she accepted a job as pastor of the non-denominational Triune Mercy Center, a crumbling, inner-city church to the homeless. Her book, The Weight of Mercy, chronicles her first three turbulent years among her homeless congregants. She published her newest book, The Cantaloupe Thief, in June 2016.

April 12: The Right Reverend W. Andrew Waldo Mid-day Service only Andrew Waldo was elected the eighth bishop of Upper South Carolina in December 2009. He was raised in Montgomery, AL, the second of six children in an Episcopal clergy family, and received degrees from Whittier College, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee. Ordained in the Diocese of New Hampshire, he has served as rector of Trinity Church, Excelsior, MN, and of St. Mark’s, LaGrange, GA, and as curate of Grace Church, Manchester, NH. Bishop Waldo’s recreational interests include railroad history, music, and N-scale model railroading. 13

UPCOMING SERVICES AND Brent te Velde Concert Sunday, February 12 There will be a special organ recital by Brent te Velde, Trinity Cathedral’s Associate Organist and Choirmaster, in the Cathedral. This will be a free concert and an offering will be taken to benefit the organ endowment fund.

Friends of Music Pig Pickin’ Fundraiser Sunday, February 19 There will be a Trinity Friends of Music Pig Pickin’ Fundraiser on the Cathedral Lawn at 5 pm. Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase online at and may be purchased at the event.


Daughters of the Holy Cross General Meeting Monday, February 27 The Daughters of the Holy Cross will meet at 11am with lunch served at noon in Satterlee Hall. The speaker will be Eleanor Smolen, Trinity’s new Youth Leader. Please help us plan for lunch by registering online at dhcevent.

Quarterly Memorial Service Monday, February 27 At 5:30 pm, there will be a special memorial service with Eucharist and prayers for loved ones who have joined the company of saints in heaven during the past year.

EVENTS Shrove Tuesday Tuesday, February 28 Join the Parish for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 5pm in Satterlee Hall. Pancake supper will be followed by a fun event in the workshop with a bounce house and games for all ages. Visit shrovetuesday for more information.

Ash Wednesday Wednesday, March 1 Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes services will take place in the Cathedral and will be held at 7:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 5:30 pm.

Lenten Lunches & Speaker Series Begins Wednesday, March 8 Each Wednesday during lent there will be lunch provided in Satterlee Hall at noon followed by a noonday prayer service in the Cathedral at 12:30 pm. Lunch will also be served after the prayer service. Cost of lunch is $7. More information about this year’s Lenten speakers on pages 11-12.

The Choir of New College, Oxford University Sunday, April 2

Men of Trinity Retreat Saturday, March 4 The Men of Trinity will have their InTown Retreat at Belle Grove Plantation. There will be lots of opportunity for leadership growth, fellowship and service. Lunch and dinner will be included as well as a variety of social activities including skeet shooting. Visit for more information.

There will be a Trinity Cathedral Friends of Music Concert at 4 pm on April 3. Tickets are available from $15 to $45 ($12 for students and military). Tickets may we purchased online at and by calling the music office at 771.7300.

Compline During Lent Thursdays at 8pm in the Cathedral during Lent

The final service of the monastic day, Compline is contemplative and emphasizes spiritual peace. The half-hour service is lit entirely by candlelight and sung by Trinity’s Cathedral Singers; incense is used. For years, many at Trinity have made this quiet and restorative service an integral part of their Lenten discipline. All are welcome.

CHILDREN MINISTRIES: LENT • Kid’s Movie Night: The first Friday of each month from 6-8 pm children will enjoy supper together followed by a favorite flick in the Edward Room.

• Shrove Tuesday: On Tuesday, February 28 join us at 5:45 pm in Satterlee Hall

for a Pancake Supper followed by a bounce house, balloon twister and games for all ages in the gym.

• Ash Wednesday Service: On Wednesday, March 1 at Liturgy Prep will take

place during the 5:30 pm service for a special observance of Ash Wednesday.

• Columbia Marionette Theatre: On Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 am, we will

be treated to a lively, toe-tapping adventure at CMT to see the Wizard of Oz. Join us for the fun!

• Maundy Thursday and Instructed Eucharist Service: Meet us in the Cart Courtyard at 5:00 pm

on Thursday, April 13 for the lesson of Jesus’ greatest example of serving others and children’s foot washing, followed by an instructional Eucharist service in Keenan Chapel and a soup supper in Satterlee Hall.

YOUTH: UPCOMING EVENTS • Youth Super Bowl Party: On Sunday, February 5 from 6-8 pm

join the youth as we enjoy snacks, watch the super bowl and enjoy fellowship.

• 30-Hour Famine: The youth will participate in 30-Hour Famine during a 24 hour period the weekend of February 18 and 19 at Trinity.

• Winter Jam: will take place on Friday, February 24 - Visit the youth webpage for more details.

Sign up for Youth Text Alerts!

Stay up to date on all the youth news and events by opting in for Text Alerts. Text TrinityYouth to 41411 to opt in. Please make sure that TrinityYouth is ONE word. If you receive a text from Church Group Info, respond with “yes” and follow prompts.

For a full listing of youth events and to register for any of the events or retreats listed above, please visit For questions, contact Eleanor Smolen, Director of Youth Ministries, at or by cell phone at 912.332.2606. 16

Come See What’s New in the Bookstore New Recommended Books: • •

Bishop Wright from the Diocese of Atlanta recommends Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. Come enjoy the beautiful flower arrangement photographs in Designed By Grace from Grace Church in Charleston, SC. • Richard Rohr’s newest book, The Divine Dance is now available in the Bookstore. The Trinity Cathedral Choir is pleased to unveil it’s beautiful new Men’s Silk tie. It is reminiscent of the color and ornamentation of our own Seibel’s Chapel. The Silk Tie is handmade and is priced at $55. Come pick up one for all the special men in your life.

Bookstore Art Wall Feature Nini Ward

Nini Ward has been a member of Trinity for over twenty years and she always remembers painting. She painted in oils for a long time and now works with acrylics. Nini loves Italian buildings because of their textures and warm colors. Lately she has gotten into abstracts and says “I love all the experimentation you can do with them”. She has a studio on Carlisle Street with five other artists who enjoy having visitors. Nini Ward’s Art is now featured on the Bookstore’s Art Wall, come see her lovely pieces and take one home for yourself!

The Bookstore is open Monday - Friday from 11 am to 3 pm (with extended hours during formation activities on Wednesdays) and on Sunday mornings. | | | 803.771. 461.7313 17

Redemption Way by The Rev’d Canon Patricia Malanuk


he was in prison for 28 years. In 1987, she was the wife of a minister and it was not a happy marriage. Her husband was physically abusive, and in despair she turned to drugs, finally running away from his rages. He took his handgun and found her two states away. There was a confrontation and he was killed. She said he shot himself. Young, immature and very frightened, she tried to cover up the death. I did not know that young woman. The woman I know is Pam, my friend, a compassionate, deeply spiritual follower of Jesus, a mature disciple who has taken advantage of every opportunity for education and growth provided by volunteer groups who came into the prison system. A woman who has been a mentor, friend and guide to younger prison residents, and who always knows the right thing to do when another person is suffering. When I first heard her tell her story around a table in the Jump Start ministry which Trinity has been part of for the past two years, Pam said she had been denied parole 3 times. Advisors told her that if she would just admit that she killed her husband and expressed remorse, she would likely be granted parole. She was clear that she had deep remorse for her part in what happened all those years ago, but insisted that she did not kill him. That was the truth and she refused to lie. I believe her. When it came time for her fourth Parole hearing, Pam asked me if I would write a letter and speak on her behalf at the hearing. As a graduate of Jump Start, Pam 18

had a dedicated support team to guide her through parole and into a successful life outside of prison. Jump Start’s record of recidivism for graduates of the program is less than 5% compared to a national average of 70%. This fact has not gone unnoticed by the SC Parole board, although parole is still difficult to attain for inmates. Jump Start has developed connections with SC law firms who donate their services. I left my house at 6:00 am that cold October morning and headed in the dark to McCormick Correctional Institution. I had met the day before with her legal team, and as I drove along the unfamiliar rural roads I felt a rush of hope mixed with anxiety. Twenty-eight years and three parole rejections weighed heavily. When I finally turned into McCormick Prison, I did not know whether to laugh or cry. Ironically, the entrance road is named “Redemption Way.” Our group, including Pam’s sister and brother-in-law, the legal team, Jump Start volunteer Jill Gordon and I met outside the prison and waited for a long time before being brought inside, through prison security and into what looked like a cafeteria. Corrections officers were in abundance and we were escorted to a row of tables and told to wait with other families. Inmates sat at tables across the room. No one else seemed to have legal representation and most people faced their hearing alone. One by one, a group or a solitary prisoner was called into the hearing room. Some time passed and

everyone came out, returned to their tables and waited. After a time, the inmate was called in again, alone. More time, and that person came out, wearing the results on their faces. Family members wept in open grief when the answer was, “parole denied.� Finally our turn came. Questions and careful responses. Words from the heart. Then we were back out again to a waiting which seemed endless. Pam was called back in. More waiting. Breathe. Finally Pam came out with freedom written all over her and we wept with joy and shared long hugs. Thank God.

Pam is now living in a Jump Start group home in Spartanburg. She is very happy, and with the help of Jump Start mentors is making a new life after 28 years of incarceration. I rejoice with her as do the other Trinity Jump Start volunteers who walked this way with Pam, and still walk with other friends inside the prison system. If you are feeling this might be the ministry calling you, please contact me by email at or by phone at 803.461.7322.


The Season of Growth by Jean Knowlton


he second semester of our school year is in full swing at the Trinity Learning Center!

In the next few months our children will be doing studies on winter weather, winter habitats, and keeping healthy through their five senses. As the children hear stories and work on projects about Martin Luther King, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, they will grow in their awareness that just like these great men, God has a special plan for each of us. Even our youngest boys and girls are learning to relate to the people around them and are starting to make simple choices early in their lives. Our teachers are guiding the children to make choices in the classroom and to learn the natural consequences of the choices they make. As children grow, the choices get harder to make. Over time choices and consequences take on more importance. When we offer


children choices of activities, we are preparing them for making choices in life. Teachers will complete individual evaluations of each of their children’s progress this month. At the Trinity Learning Center, we assess our children in many ways, but always keep it as a natural course of the day. We observe and document daily and collect items throughout each semester for the child’s portfolio and share various assessment scales with their parents during February Parent Teacher conference meetings. Together parents and teachers will work to determine how their children will best learn and grow based on their individual strengths.

By Lannie Stinnette

Have you Ever Wondered? Have you ever wondered as you wait quietly in your pew for services to begin, what goes on behind the scenes to prepare for each of the services? • • • •

Who cleans and polishes the beautiful church silver and brass? Who cleans and sets out the altar linens? Who sets the Lord’s Table for Communion? Who assists the priests with daily services, weddings and funerals?

There are many people and groups involved who give of their time and talents every Sunday and throughout the week. The answer to the questions above is the Altar Guild. There are four teams of volunteers for each of the four weeks in a month and there is a fifth team for the occasional fifth week in some months. Working as teams, there is the opportunity for fun, fellowship, learning and the

pleasure of serving God in his church, the priests and fellow church members. Learning and understanding the details that go into preparing for a service bring to light the richness of the Episcopal liturgy and in particular, the uniqueness of Trinity Cathedral. Please consider volunteering to participate in the Altar Guild this year. We welcome new volunteers and look forward to including all those who would like to serve.

Prayer of the Altar Guild By Mrs. David St. Pierre Dubose

Dear God, Heavenly Father, thank you for this opportunity to serve Thee in this, Thy earthly sanctuary. Create in us a pure desire to love and serve Thee better. Cleanse Thy church and this altar guild, beginning with me. Root out all prejudice, bitterness and blindness of heart. May we have a true feeling of cooperation, joyful devotion and glad willingness. Be with our clergy as they try to interpret the Gospel of Jesus. Hold them close, especially in times of discouragement and tiredness. And grant that we may be of real help to them. This we ask in Thy dear Son’s Name. Amen 21

Under Repair – Sorry for Upgrading Trinity, God’s Gift to Us

By David Danforth, 2017 Senior Warden What a treasure we have at Trinity! From the Cathedral building to the parking lot, we have abundant blessings, all provided by God as a space for worship, study, solace, contemplation, outreach, education, recreation, and fellowship. We have much to be thankful for and have the responsibility to maintain this treasure to fulfil our mission: “Trinity Episcopal Cathedral invites all to: celebrate a joyful relationship with God, share friendship with one another, and make Jesus Christ known in the world.” The reality of this wonderful place we call Trinity is that many parts of the 200-year old campus need repair and upgrade if we are to continue with the vital work God intends for us to accomplish in his name. A few years ago, we renovated our most distinctive treasure, the Cathedral building. What a glorious and inspiring space we now have! But what about the rest of the campus? The Parish House was built in the 1920s. The Education Building came in the 1950s, Keenan Chapel and the Administration Building in the 1980s, and the Trinity Center in 2005. Trinity is addressing the physical needs of our facilities as budget and time allow. Look for exciting (and challenging) work around the campus over the next few months. Here are just a few of them.

Trinity Center

Also known by its original name, the Trinity Center for Mission and Ministry, this building is our newest facility but the one needing of the most repair. With numerous meetings and activities throughout the week and on the weekend, this facility is an important component of our block. It is so vital, that it even served as our worship space during the Cathedral renovation! Now it ably serves our programs for youth, basketball, and exercise; and it provides space for Bible study, meetings, and recreation for the children of the Trinity Learning Center. 22

The Trinity Center is in urgent need of repair due to water leakage from the roof, the windows, and the stucco walls. Trinity has engaged an architectural firm to design the repairs needed, assist in contractor selection, and supervise the repair work. This is a complex task, and the work will take many months. And lest anyone be concerned about the programs that occur inside the building, they will continue although there will be some temporary changes, particularly as windows are replaced. Funding for the Trinity Center repairs will come from the Trinity Forward capital campaign and is by far the largest of the projects of that campaign. Pledges and contributions are needed. It is not too late to make a pledge or increase your pledge for the Trinity Forward campaign.

Welcome Center

Trinity strives to be a welcoming place, and the Welcome Center is aptly named to help. Located in the Education Building across from the Bookstore, the Welcome Center will be transformed in the coming months to become the hub of Trinity activity. Think about how many people pass it on Sunday morning and during the week for meetings and other activities. Trinity needs a centralized place for warm welcome and to create more efficiencies in day-to-day operations. The Welcome Center space was constructed a few years ago by grants from the Vernon Fund endowment, a legacy of the late Tom Vernon, a Trinity member and parish administrator. We are again using his legacy to move the reception desk and equipment from the Administration Building. The Welcome Center project will involve installing computer, telephone switchboard, video monitoring, and access control so that the Parish House and Education Building can be secured at all times. Additional signage will be added to direct all visitors and guests to the Welcome Center. It

r the Inconvenience will be staffed by a combination of Trinity staff and volunteers during the week. At night and weekends, it will be staffed by volunteers and our security personnel.

Restroom Upgrades

Members and visitors all know the inadequacies of our restroom facilities in the Parish House and Education Building. The main facilities are near Satterlee Hall but are often crowded at key times. And most importantly, we do not have any restrooms in these buildings that meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements. We clearly need more or upgraded restroom facilities. Fortunately, we have another pair of restrooms near the Welcome Center, often referred to as the “Kiddie Restrooms,” these facilities are undersized and inadequate to say the least! Thanks to a Vernon Fund grant for 2016-2017, we will soon begin upgrading these restrooms to meet ADA requirements. We also hope to upgrade additional restrooms above these on the second floor as funds allow.


Our kitchen is vital to our church life. Think about how many meals are prepared in our kitchen for parish suppers, Bible study breakfasts and lunches, receptions, special events, our Sunday morning breakfast guests, and three meals every workday for about 100 children in the Trinity Learning Center. This wonderful resource is heavily used and is in urgent need of upgrading, including installing a commercial dishwasher so that we can eliminate the enormous number of disposable plates and cups we use every day. Preliminary work has been completed by an architect in order to provide estimates of the upgrade cost. When adequate funds have been obtained through pledges and gifts, we can undertake this most important work to allow us to enhance our ministries at Trinity. More funding is needed, and members are encouraged to pledge, give, or increase their pledge to this project.


We always want to present a welcoming atmosphere at Trinity, but at the same time we must be mindful that we are a downtown church and are living in an environment that is vastly different than the times when our facilities were constructed. We are addressing both sides of this issue with security enhancements, some of which will be visible while others will be in the background. Here are two of the more visible elements. One way we are improving security is through lighting upgrades. Studies are underway to increase lighting in the parking lots and around the buildings. Look for more lights and more efficient lights such as LED fixtures. Look also for selective tree trimming to open up spaces obscured by limbs. We also will be increasing the use of video monitoring and securing of entrances. When the Welcome Center is fully operational, we will have monitored and controlled access of both the Parish House and the Education Building. The main entrance from the main parking lot can remain open during office hours and during evening and weekend activities when staff and volunteers will be at the Welcome Center. Other entrances will be accessible via magnetic key fobs, or a “buzz-in” system so that visitors from Sumter Street and can be welcomed through the south transept porch from the churchyard.

More Funding Needed

We are using funds from a variety of sources to repair and upgrade the Trinity campus: the Trinity Forward capital campaign, Vernon grants, and our normal operating budget. All sources need additional pledges and contributions. Trinity Cathedral is God’s house, and we are charged with maintaining it for his Glory. We are balancing the needs with the available funds, but we always could use more. Please consider how you want to participate in enhancing the wonderful place we call Trinity Cathedral. Your Dean, Wardens, and Vestry welcome your ideas, concerns, and contributions. 23


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Cathedral Connections February March 2017  

The magazine of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, SC.

Cathedral Connections February March 2017  

The magazine of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, SC.