Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Episcopal Diocese of Nevada — The Rt. Rev. Dan Edwards, Bishop
Downtown by the River — Corner of Island & Rainbow ● Reno, NV
• Saturday evenings at 5:00 PM is an opportunity to worship with a liturgy similar to 10:30 AM on Sunday morning without any music and lasts about 45 minutes.
• Sundays, 7:30 AM is a Holy Communion service that is quiet (without music or congregational singing). Traditional English language is often used, and a sermon making the stories and message of the Bible understandable is preached. It is a peaceful way to begin the day and the week and lasts approximately 45 minutes.
• On Sundays, 9:00 AM, the word is energetic! While children are invited to all services, they fully take part in this liturgy which focuses on the needs unique to their developmental stages in connecting with God and experiencing our Episcopal worship. There is a simple Bible story or lesson in place of a sermon, lively songs, interactive prayers, and Holy Communion. Parents, grandparents, and families with children attend and enjoy this uplifting hour! Even folks without children, but who enjoy the lively worship, attend the 9:00 AM.
• Sundays at 10:30 AM is a full service of beautiful Episcopal worship which brings alive our special blend of both Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions. The amazing Cassavante-Freres organ leads our hymn singing. Often, there are also musical offerings using the grand piano, and guest instrumentalists. A sermon connecting the stories and message of the Bible to our lives is preached, prayers for the local community and the world are offered. Each week Holy Communion is shared among all those who seek a relationship with the living God. A brief coffee time follows the one and one-half hour liturgy.
• On Thursdays at 12:10 PM there is a simple half-hour Holy Communion liturgy from from the Book of Common Prayer. Prayers for healing are emphasized.
Worship Ministries in which you can be involved at Trinity!
— For further information about any of these offerings, please speak to one of the clergy, contact our office at 775-329-4279, or E-mail us at
Description of each Liturgy (Worship service)
Saturday, 5:00 PM — Spoken Holy Eucharist
• St. Martha's Altar Guild — These are members who prepare the church for services, including the linen and silver used at the Eucharist.
Teams are given a monthly assignment, which includes a Saturday morning setup and Sunday services that follow. Members also assist the clergy at
weddings and funerals that take place in the church.
• Acolytes — Boys and girls serve at our Sunday services by leading the processions and assisting the clergy at the altar. This participation
gives them a hands-on appreciation of our worship life. It is also a great way for young people to meet and connect with other parish youth. They
are also encouraged to attend Church classes and other events.
• Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers — Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are persons who read the Bible lessons during services and administer
the cup at the time of communion. Training for this ministry is required.
• Eucharistic Visitors — They bring the Eucharist to shut-ins in their own homes or care facilities upon request. Training for this ministry is also
• Oblation Bearers — These are members who bring the bread and wine from the congregation to the altar when the monetary gifts are
received at the time of the offertory. This act symbolizes the offering of ourselves to God and is a high point of our worship. No training is required.
• Ushers — Got a great smile? That is all you need to be one of our ushers! Welcome newcomers, hand them the service bulletin, and invite
them into the sanctuary.
• Welcomed First-time Guests — We have a special table at the river entrance with gifts for our first-time visitors. You could help welcome
• Housekeeping — Saturday mornings, a couple volunteers on a rotating schedule come to the church to straighten the hymnals, the Books of
Common Prayer, make sure the pencils in the pews are sharp, and gently straighten things up. It's a simple and quite ministry, but vital to the
comfort of our worship.