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Weekly Trinity Times
April 25, 2019
Ushers are the 'invisible' attendants whose principal job is to assist the congregation and the altar party in the process of worship. This includes handing out the service leaflets as people arrive, collecting the offerings and taking them up to the altar, and at the end of the service, checking the pews for items left behind. The ushers serve in pairs at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service in a rotation of about every 4-6 weeks, and also as available for special services such as Christmas and Holy Week. If you would like to be a part of this rewarding ministry please contact Jan Kasalko-Usher Chair at 314-580-7488 or email@example.com.
For other ministries that may be a fit for you, check the Trinity CWE Ministry Directory available in the rack by the Church entrance.
Serving this Sunday
April 28, 2019
The Second Sunday of Easter
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Usher: Tom Kirk
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Thurifer: Nancy Emmel
Crucifer: Bekka Hughes
Torches: Zoe Goffe, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Dave Rueschhoff
Reader 2: Ron Tompkins
Intercessor: Michael Pilato
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Joyce LaFontain
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Flowers: Ron Tompkins
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Hal Morgan
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Robin Morgan
Bread Bagger: Judy Leon
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Paul’s UCC
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Allison Imbriglia
Sunday School for Children at 10:30 a.m.
Professional Child Care: Katie Wolf
Sermons from the past eight Sundays are available on our website's sermon page.
Welcome this Sunday the Rev. Richard Tudor (who will celebrate and preach at 8:00 and 10:30) and organist John Walsh, subbing for Father Jon and Jeff Nall, respectively, as they take a post-Easter break.
Dear Trinity Family,
I would like to express my grateful thanks and appreciation to each of you, to Deacon Harry, and Fr. Jon, for the warm welcome, generous hospitality, and meaningful opportunities I experienced while spending the past seven months with the Trinity family. My time among you has been a great blessing to me. Thank you for the many experiences of learning about your rich Episcopal traditions, and, as a time to learn more about myself. As a result I find my calling might actually be to the priesthood, not the diaconate. I'll be spending time now back at my home congregation, the Cathedral, to continue discerning where the Holy Spirit would like me to be. I ask for your prayers as I go through this on-going process. Know that the Trinity family, and all it's faith-filled works, will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I intend to visit my home-away-from-home on occasion.
Blessings on your faith journey.
Thanks to the numerous people who helped with Holy Week this year. It is the joyful work of many hands which helps us to have such a rich Holy Week at Trinity!
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Christian Education Survey
Since the birth of the church, Christians have gathered together to pray, study scripture, and grow in the knowledge and love of God. At Trinity, we continue this tradition through small groups, bible studies, and seasonal classes.
Please take a few moments to tell the leadership at Trinity what you would like to learn more about and what time and date works best for you to gather together. Your feedback will help the leadership team plan and develop opportunities for Christian education, fellowship, and spiritual growth for the upcoming summer.
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Invite a Friend to The Table at Trinity!
Come to The Table and bring a friend. The Table at Trinity is our new Saturday night service at 5pm. To introduce the new service and help it grow, we ask each of you to attend on a Saturday night and bring a friend who might enjoy this service. The Table is a welcoming, inclusive and informal worship service for those seeking connection and meaning. Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word about The Table at Trinity!
St. Louis Transition to 100% Clean Energy Survey
The City of St. Louis Sustainability Office recently released a Climate Adaptation Plan for the City that details the strategies to achieve an 80 percent reduction in citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis authorizes the City’s Sustainability Plan and calls for the City to commit to transition to 100 percent clean energy in the form of wind and solar and energy efficiency measures within the electricity sector by 2035.
The Board of Aldermen requests that the City develops a plan by December 2019 to meet the clean energy goal through a transparent and inclusive stakeholder process which includes community members as well as representatives from organizations representing labor, faith, social justice, environmental justice, frontline communities and those most impacted by our current energy systems, public health and the environment, economic development, utility sector, clean energy sector, universities and academic institutions, business, housing, employment services, low income advocates, government, and any other relevant groups.
You can be part of this initiative by responding to an online survey regarding clean energy in St. Louis. Your responses will help steer the plan created by the 100% Clean Energy Advisory Board.
Trinity Food Ministry
Alleluia! The Lord is Risen! I am thankful that it is the Easter season and Spring is upon us.
The Foot Ministry that we held on Maundy Thursday was a wonderful success. More than 40 people enjoyed the foot baths and pedicures. We even had a Wound Care Nurse who helped with cracked and bleeding feet. New socks, new shoes, toiletry kits with foot care products were given to every person who came in. There were many very happy smiles and happy feet. Central Reform Congregation provided the volunteers for the nursing, bathing and pedicures. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ladue provided new shoes and socks (and a couple of volunteers). Meanwhile, over in the South Parish Hall, our regular pantry volunteers made sure that all was well with our community members who came in for groceries and a meal.
God is good indeed – all the time.
And now, as we continue into the Easter Season, pantry goes on, as do the needs.
This week at Pantry, we need several things:
SOAP and TOOTHPASTE – we are out.
Razors. New crew socks.
Canned chicken or fish
In thanksgiving and love,
Film & Fellowship
The Film and Fellowship group has chosen two films for discussion at its May 14 meeting. They are “Diane” and “Wild Nights with Emily.” A third film, “Chaperone,” is an optional choice.
All are invited to see the films ahead of time and join us for a light potluck meal and lively discussion.
Book Discussion Group
Our next Trinity Book Group will meet May 11 at 7 p.m. at the home of Dorothy and Ray Becvar at 6330 San Bonita Ave. We will be discussing “The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman” by Louis De Bernieres. The book “pokes fun at magical realism” while it tells the story of a free spirited city in Latin America where eccentric citizens unite to fight an evil cardinal who is trying to control them.
We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Friends and Relatives:
Rick, son of Helen Hendry
Suellyn Scull, friend of Michael Shepley
Tom, Dolores Friesen's brother
Buelane Daugherty, friend of Brian Alms
Pam Burrell, friend of Brian Alms
Danyelle, Mindy, Laquita, Tonya, Jennifer, Mecca, Andrea, Catherine, Heaven., friends of Mary Taylor
James Milstead, friend of Brian Alms
Marquice Underwood, Sharron Underwood's daughter
Marybel Cova, friend of Jim Andris and Stephen Nichols, recovering from surgery
Donna Eldridge, friend of Jeannette Lehrmann
Young Treyvon and his foster family
Susan Weber, Michael Luebbers' sister
Beverly Ludrick, friend of Mary Seager
Cheryl and Jimmie, friends of Mary Seager
Rosalyn M., friend of Mary Seager
Dee Farris, Jeff Farris' mother
William Boothby, friend of Darrell Berg
Gary Sykes, friend of Hazel Kirk
Chloe Peistrup, Virginia Benson's cousin, ATV accident
Bill, friend of George Friesen, cancer and failing memory
Rich Fernandez, friend of Kris Zapalac and Jerry Martin, lung cancer
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder and breast cancer
Birthdays: Sue Beshears
For the Clergy of the Diocese: The Rev. Teresa Danieley, the Rev. Jan O'Neil
Serving in the Military: Maj. John Worland, serving at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama