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PUNCH

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PUNCH ( People Uniting Neighbors and Churches) was formed in 2004 by the churches in the Brady Hill neighborhood of Davenport. The group was formed to make our neighborhood a better place to work, worship and live in. Click here for more information about PUNCH!

Positive Parenting at Trinity

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Positive Parenting at Trinity (PPAT) is a year-round preschool/childcare program for children ages 12 months to 5 years. PPAT provides accessible, affordable, quality childcare and educational services for children and families. The focus is two-fold: (1) to strengthen each child’s optimal development; and (2) to support families’ efforts to become or remain self-sufficient members of […]

Historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is the historic cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. As Episcopalians, we are part of Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Trinity Cathedral is a Eucharist-centered parish. Our ministry begins at the altar, where we gather to celebrate, through Holy Communion, God’s love, grace and mercy in our lives. Our […]

History of the Episcopal Church in Davenport

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Trinity Episcopal Parish was established in 1841 worshiping in the residence of Dr. John Emerson at 219 East Second St. The first missionary was the Rev. Zachariah Goldsmith of Virginia. The first church that Trinity Parish erected was a small frame building at Fourth and Main Streets, with a rude altar, plank benches and a […]

Sacramental Practices at Trinity

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Sacraments are an important part of the faith and worship life in the Episcopal Church and at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The seven sacraments are Holy Baptism, The Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Confession, Anointing and Ordination. Holy Baptism is offered five times each year: on the Feast of the Baptism (early January), the Easter Vigil (springtime), […]

What We Believe

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EPISCOPALIANS BELIEVE in the Christian religion as stated in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. We believe in the Holy Bible as the historical and classical expression of Christian faith and life, and regard the Holy Bible as our faith’s central and defining element. EPISCOPALIANS BELIEVE in the essential elements of faith and order in the […]

Episcopal History Timeline

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HISTORY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SCOTT COUNTY   1836    First Episcopal service in Iowa   1841    Trinity Parish organized, worshipped in the residence of Dr. John Emerson, 219 E. 2nd St. First church building of Trinity Parish on northwest corner of 4th and Main Sts.   1852    Second church building of Trinity Parish on […]