Mindfulheart Meditation

Mindfulheart Meditation

Mindfulheart Meditation ~ a place to sit, breathe, be aware and heal.
Every Friday at noon.

12:00 to 12:30 – Friday Meditation
12:35 to 1:00 – Discussion & Reflection

Led by Kevin G. Thew Forrester, Ph.D.
(Licensed Enneagram Teacher, Narrative Tradition & Diamond Student)


Electing Convention

Delegates and clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon will gather at Trinity Cathedral, Portland to elect the 11th Bishop of Oregon.

2020 Trinity Choir Companion Tour to Canterbury and York, UK

Join the Trinity Choir on their choral tour to the UK and experience the wonders of Canterbury and York while hearing the choir sing at Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster.

The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults will sing in residence for a week each this coming summer at Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster.

The dates of the trip are Monday, 3 August through Tuesday, 18 August, and traveling alongside the choir are a group of companions, drawn from the cathedral parish and from around the diocese. The Very Rev. Nathan LeRud, Dean of the Cathedral, will serve as chaplain to the companions, offering daily classes and meditations.

The choir and companion tours are both being booked by Willamette Travel Agency, and the members of the tour have the option of booking their own flights or traveling on the group flights. Both travel options include hotel stays, bus transfers, admissions to sight-seeing venues and two end-of-residency banquets.

Only a few spaces left! Contact the Tour Coordinator, Ward Nelson at wardnel2@gmail.com or music@trinity-episcopal.org.

A Summer Solstice Soiree

A Prideful Celebration of our Community’s Soul & Service!

A joint fundraising and community building event to benefit Operation Nightwatch & St. Stephen’s Parish Partnership programs.



Eric Plutz: Vierne’s Organ Symphonies

In honor of the sesquicentennial of the birth of the great French organist-composer Louis Vierne, Princeton University organist Eric Plutz comes to Portland on his North American tour, playing Vierne’s six organ symphonies over two nights.

Trinity Vespers: Organ Recital & Evensong

Liturgical music on the First Sunday of every month, sung by the cathedral choirs. Free & open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).
4:30 pm / Organ Recital: Jackson Borges (All Saints Church, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
5 pm / Evensong with the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults

Learn more at trinity-episcopal.org/evensong

Virtual Dean’s Bible Study: Reading Other People’s Mail

Trinity Cathedral’s ever-popular Dean’s Bible Study series, Reading Other Peoples’ Mail, resumes May 3, when Dean Nathan LeRud will lead a deep dive into Paul’s Letter to the Romans.

The Zoom Virtual Classroom will require a registration and password, so be sure to sign up in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdeyhpjsjHNVDXmlifWe_YZbM-ouAs_CL

This class will be Sundays at 9:00 a.m. from May 3 through June 7.

Weekly Evensong

Beginning September 8, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will offer Evensong every Sunday at 5 pm. Join us for this weekly liturgical feast of scripture and music led by the Cathedral clergy and by Trinity’s musicians—as well as an array of visiting choirs and organists.

Learn more at trinity-episcopal.org/evensong

St. Aidan’s, Portland

During the year Bishop Michael Hanley visits the various congregations that make up the Diocese of Oregon. Visitation times are known to change so please contact your congregation or the diocesan office for specific details.

Caring for Veterans Community Clergy Training Program

Many Veterans and their family members seek help for their problems from ministry leaders. The Community Clergy Training Program in Portland can help prepare you to support them.

As a ministry leader, you and your house of worship are an important contact point for Veterans in your community. Sometimes clergy and other ministry leaders are not aware of the Veterans in their congregation or how they might help a Veteran and their family following deployment. Other times, ministry leaders may recognize Veterans who are struggling in their return to civilian life, but not know how to support them.

The National Chaplain Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the VA Portland Health Care System Chaplain Service invite clergy, ministry leaders, and interested lay persons from across the spiritual and/or religious spectrum to attend a free interactive training in Portland.

This event will be held:
March 12, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
West Portland United Methodist Church
4729 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97219

Please bring a sack lunch; or there are also several food options nearby.

Training topics will include:

• Identifying potential conflicts between civilian and military cultures.
• Identifying actions community clergy can take to assist military personnel and their families with a healthy adjustment to a civilian culture.
• Types of common military events that can cause adjustment problems for military personnel and the psychiatric and psychological responses that often follow.
• Identifying the relationship between spirituality and “meaning making.”
• The importance of Personal Narratives and Past, Present and Future Stories.
• Identifying pastoral responses and resources for clergy and their congregations.

Seating is limited for this FREE event, so please register ASAP by contacting Chaplain Christopher J. Boswell below. Registration closes March 10.

CH. Christopher J. Boswell
Chaplain Christopher J. Boswell, M.Div.
Outpatient Mental Health Chaplain Fellow
Phone: 503-220-8262 ext. 58586 or 57021
Email: Christopher.Boswell@va.gov