The Week of September 12th through September 19th, 2018.

This Week at Trinity†St.Peter’s
September 12, 2018
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Left: Ancient Celtic cross, Clonmacnoise cemetery, County Offaly, Ireland

Regular Worship Schedule

Celtic Contemplative Service
9:00 a.m. Sundays
Choral Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Sundays

Taizé  7:30 p.m.  Wednesdays


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Those Serving....

Sunday, 9/16/18, at 11:00am:

Presider: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham

Organist/Choir Director: Robert Gurney

MC: Steven DeGracia

Lesson: Patrick Andersen

Epistle: Sandy Kameron

Prayers: Steven De Gracia

Healing: Michael Wolfe

Ushers: Mike Chambers, Cynthia Cravens

Guide: Steve Roger

Hospitality Captains: Murrey Nelson, TSP Men's Group
On 9/14, the Episcopal Church Calendar honors the Holy Cross.
In the Christian liturgical calendar, there are several different Feasts of the Cross, all of which commemorate the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus.

While Good Friday is dedicated to the Passion of Christ and the Crucifixion, these days celebrate the cross itself, as the instrument of salvation.

Above: Cross with knotwork and extended hand from the 9th C. "Book of Kells" manuscript 

TSP Calendar of Special Events


Wed, Sep 12    7:30pm Evening Taizé Worship Service

Fri, Sep 14     
Holy Cross Day: historically, one of the
                      12 great feasts in the Byzantine liturgy. 

Sun, Sep 16     Seventeenth
 Sunday after Pentecost 
Athletic Shoe Collection for Street Soccer U.S.A. *
                       9am - Celtic Contemplative Service (in St. Mary's Chapel)
                       11am - Choral Eucharist Service
   Coffee Hour immediately follows service:
                       TSP Men's Group Provides Hospitality

                       1pm - 2pm 3rd of 4 weekly "Episcopal 101" Classes*, **

Wed, Sep 19    7:30pm Evening Taizé Worship Service

Sun, Sep 23    Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
                      9am - Celtic Contemplative Service (in St. Mary's Chapel)
                      11am - Choral Eucharist Service
                      Coffee Hour immediately follows service
                    1pm - 2pm 4th of 4 weekly "Episcopal 101" Classes*, **
                      5pm Chanticleer Benefit Concert for Trinity Center for the Arts, 
                      Trinity + St. Peter's Main Sanctuary. *
  * Scroll below for more info

** The "Who, what, when, where, how and why of the Episcopal Church"; 
Coming in October, Christianity through Buddhist Eyes:
A study of Living Buddha, Living Christ, by Thich Nhat Hahn.


Light One Candle for a Weary World:  

Evening Taizé at Trinity†St. Peter’s: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm    

We live in a world where sensory overload has become the norm.
Stress and worries follow us even into the solitary refuges of our minds.
Suffering and brutality, the signs of a spiritual ‘climate change’, show no signs
of abating and we begin to feel that there is nothing we can do.

The beauty of Taizé is in the gathering itself.           

We come together and raise our individual prayers and intentions.
Gathered together we lift to God’s presence, in the quiet of our hearts,
all that is in need of healing in the world, in our community, in ourselves.
Gentle music and candlelight prepare the way for our prayers and meditation.


       Experience Taizé.        

Change the world one prayer at a time.

In addition to the Holy Cross,  this Week the Episcopal Church Calendar honors...

For more info about this week's honorees,
scroll down to the "Expanded Entries" section at the very bottom of this newsletter. 

TSP Contingent to Attend Grace Cathedral Events Associated 

with Global Climate Action Summit

Pastor Trish and TSP Parishioners will attend a multi-faith service and faith-rooted workshops associated with the GCAS (the Global Climate Action Summit, Sep 12th - Sep 14th). *  The GCAS, in which world political, business, and spiritual leaders participate, takes place in San Francisco this year, and the Episcopal Diocese of California will play a major role, hosting worship services and related workshops.

To learn more about the Diocese's Global Climate Action events, please scroll down to the "News from Beyond T+SP" Section. And, if you're interested in joining the TSP contingent, please contact Cynthia Cravens:

Episcopal 101
• What is a "vestry?"
• Are the bread and wine really changed into Christ's body and blood?
• How do we understand "sin?"
• What does Henry VIII have to do with us?

If these are some of the things you are curious about, please join us Sunday for the third of a four- part series-- Episcopal 101.
In an informal setting, we will learn about the theology, history and polity of the Episcopal church, as well as some of its more unique vocabulary words!

Sunday Sept.16 and 30: 1 pm. Pastor Trish's Office

Athletic Shoe Collection

for Street Soccer U.S.A.

Members of Team Change, Street Soccer U.S.A.'s local chapter, are in need of athletic shoes for the upcoming fall season. Are you able to help? The donation of a pair of new or slightly worn athletic shoes would be most appreciated.

We are collecting through Sunday 9/16 in time for the fall season; however, shoes can be brought to the collection bin in Pastor Trish's office at any time.
Chanticleer Inaugurates


with Benefit Concert at Historic Trinity + St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary Bay Area Season, the world-renowned vocal group Chanticleer will give a benefit concert inaugurating the Trinity Center for the Arts on  Sunday, September 23, 5:00 pm at Trinity + St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1620 Gough at Bush, San Francisco. 

Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by the New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018.

The program, “Then and There, Here and Now” contains music by some of Chanticleer’s favorite composers, from Palestrina and Victoria to Mason Bates and Steven Stucky, lustrous examples of the South American baroque, as well as audience favorite arrangements by Jennings, Shaw and others. “Then and There, Here and Now” reflects the expansive aesthetic and seamless virtuosity in ensemble singing which have been Chanticleer’s hallmark for four decades.

Chanticleer, along with The New Century Chamber Symphony and the San Francisco Lyric Chorus, is now headquartered at the historic Trinity Episcopal Church, which was built in 1894. The church, which boasts a beautiful cathedral-like interior with outstanding acoustics and a landmark 1924 E.M. Skinner symphonic pipe organ, has recently created the Trinity Center for the Arts to open its space for artistic performances and exhibitions. 
Tickets are available through City Box Office.

Retro-Perspectives: A Photography Exhibit

at Trinity + St. Peter's Imago Dei Gallery

The exhibition continues now through September 30th.

News from the Treasurer....

At the Bishop's Committee meeting on August 26, 2018 I reported pledge income of $80,759.04 and total income of $268,142.00. Our total expenses were $251,619.42. Our total bank account balance is $850,678.64. We are close to completing the project at the former St. Peter's Parish Hall. We have been showing the space to prospective renters. Please let me know if you have any questions.

You can email me at or you can call or text me at (415) 385-5962. If you want to pledge to TSP, please email me at or call/text me (415) 385-5962. Please remember that donations made on our website go to our Building Fund. If you have a matching gift program at work, please consider donating to the Trinity San Francisco Opportunity Center. Donations to the TSFOC will go to maintain our church property. If you shop at Amazon Smile, please consider designating the TSFOC as your designated charity. Please see below for additional details regarding your donations to the TSFOC.

Thank you for supporting TSP!­­­­­­­

~Mike Chambers
  TSP Treasurer

Donating to Trinity+St. Peter's Episcopal Church

One way to provide financial support to TSP is donating to the TSFOC (the Trinity San Francisco Opportunity Center Inc.), a secular 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to maintaining our church property and promoting our mission outreach. The tax identification number for the TSFOC is 94-3356269. 
If there is an employer's matching gift program at your work, please consider donating to the SFTOC through that program. 

You can also support 
TSP through your online purchases: via the Amazon "Smile", Amazon is able donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Trinity San Francisco Opportunity Center Inc.  

Additional ways to contribute to the financial health of our church are via the Collection Plate during regular worship services, and transferring money via your bank. If you're donating cash to the Collection Plate, please put your donation in an envelope with your name on it; if you're donating via your bank, please use our Gough address (1620 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109).
From the Diocese...

Highlights from the Diocesan Executive Council:

● If you are only able to attend one Global Climate Action Summit: Faith-Rooted Workshop at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, please consider making it Sustaining Earth Our Island Home - An "App" to Support Climate Solutions (1:30pm-2:30pm) on Friday, September 14. All workshops are free. See Diobytes for more information and to register. The GCAS A Multi-Faith Service on Wednesday, September 12th will be hosted at Grace Cathedral. Seating is limited. 

●  A reminder there are grants available to congregations to send teams to workshops and training related to congregational engagement in their neighborhoods. More information is found in Diobytes.

●  St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco, has received a Community Development Block Grant from the City and County of San Francisco to help fund key capital improvements to enable them to better serve the community projects, and the attendant 3600 people a month, that are currently using their building on a regular basis.

●  Please check out the Convention page at to see what will be discussed and voted on at the 169th Diocesan Convention Oct. 19-20. A comments section is included so the discussion may begin.

Faith Leaders Sue County Board

Over ICE Contract Vote

Seven religious leaders in New Jersey have sued their county board for violating an open meetings law.
Go here for more info:
Meals for the Interfaith Winter Shelter Season 2018 - 2019

The San Francisco Interfaith Council is seeking congregations to cook and serve a meal at the Interfaith Winter Shelter for the 2018-2019 season. The Shelter will be open from Sunday, November 18, 2018 through Saturday, February 23, 2019. 

PLEASE NOTE: This invitation is for congregation/organization host sponsors only and not for individual volunteers. Those signing up are committing their congregation/organization to cook and serve a meal on the date(s) they have requested.

Dates still available:
November 19, 20, 21, 22, 27
December 11, 12, 13
January 1

Please contact Pastor Trish if you are interested in organizing a meal at the
Interfaith Winter Shelter for the 2018-2019 season.
Euripedes' Triojan Women, with Prelude by Director, Lewis Campbell
At the Royce Gallery Playhouse at Mariposa & Harrison in San Francisco

September  27th through October 21st
8pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday at 2pm 

Click here for more info and discount tickets:

In addition to the Holy Cross,  this Week the Episcopal Church Calendar honors...

Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen and Mystic (9/17);

and Dag Hammarskjöld,

2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (9/18)
Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) was a German Benedictine abbess with many vocations: Christian mystic, philosopher, playwright, polymath, and composer. She is also considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.

Hildegard founded the  Rupertsberg  Monastery in 1150 and the Eibingen Monastery in 1165. The Ordo Virtutum, one of her compositions, is a liturgical drama, and, quite possibly, the oldest surviving morality play. In addition to writing theological, medicinal, and botanical texts, as well as liturgical songs and poems, she also supervised miniature illuminations of her first work, Scivias, during its creation in the Rupertsberg scriptorium. She was also a noted linquist: she invented a constructed language known as Lingua Ignota.



Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld (1905 – 1961), a diplomat in the Swedish Foreign Service, as well as economist and writer, served as the 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in 1961. Hammarskjöld is widely regarded as one of the two best secretaries-general of the U.N.; and, President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjöld "the greatest statesman of our century."