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Trinity Times

August 1, 2019

Call to Action

Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiative

Signature Gatherers Needed

This fall, Metropolitan Congregations United is collecting signatures to put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot for 2020. We can’t trust our elected officials to expand access to healthcare, but we can give the people the choice to do the right thing. 

If you want to join the Trinity signature collecting team, please contact Fr. Jon. Our first opportunity to collect is next Tuesday (August 6th) in two hour shifts all throughout the day at St. Louis County polling places. Again, contact Fr. Jon if you are able and willing to be part of this important initiative.


The Rev. Rebecca Ragland to Preach and Preside

this Sunday (August 4th)

This Sunday the Rev. Ragland and Fr. Jon are doing a church swap. Jon will take the services and preach down at St. Paul’s in Carondelet and Rebecca will do the same at Trinity.

Sunday School/Childcare

Simplified Sunday school continues during the summer months in the North Parish Hall during the 10:30 AM service. This Sunday’s storyteller is Susie Stratton. Professional Childcare provided by Katie Wolf.

9:30 AM Sunday Bible Study

No 9:30 a.m. Bible Study this Sunday.

Game Night this Saturday at

6 PM in the South Parish Hall

 You are invited to participate in an inter-generational game night this Saturday at 6 PM after The Table. Trinity Game Nights are a great way to get to know some of our neighbors involved in Trinity’s Food Ministry. Bring a game. Bring a snack (no alcohol please).

Summer Schedule

The Parish Office will close at noon on Fridays during the months of June, July, and August.

Serving this Sunday
August 4, 2019


The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Tom Kirk
10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Torches: Kara Henderson, Mike Fowlkes
Reader 1: Michael Shepley
Reader 2: Rachel Steinbrueck    
Intercessor: John Uhlemann
Eucharistic Visitor: The Rev. Harry Leip
Healing Minister: Hazel Kirk
Ushers: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Greeter: Mary Moore
Sacristans: Anne Hennig, Karen Biggs
Flowers: Pat Way
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jeremy Logan, Melissa Wobbe
Bread Bagger: Michael Biggers
Hot Lunch Provider: 1st Unitarian Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly

Save the Date

On Saturday evening September 14, Trinity will hold a Homecoming and Hymn Sing to support the Trinity Food Ministry.  At 6 p.m. (following the Table service) we'll gather for a potluck supper followed by a 7 p.m. hymn sing in the Church. 

For the hymn sing, there will be two giving opportunities:

•    First, in the weeks leading up to the event, vote for your favorite hymns.  At $1 per vote, we'll sing the 10 hymns which receive the most votes. 

•    Secondly at the potluck, we will have a silent auction to “retire" two hymns for six months each and one hymn which will be retired for the entire year.

So peruse your hymnals and stay tuned - More to come in the weeks ahead!

Sermons from the past eight Sundays are available on our website's sermon page.

Trinity Food Ministry

Pantry was closed this week but the need continues. Please remember the Pantry as you shop.
Always needed: 
Canned chicken, peanut butter, chili with beans, bar soap, razors, toilet tissue.

Schnuck’s Operation Food Search Food Drive – August 3rd

We only just learned that Schnuck’s would again participate in this food collection again (after having said they were not going to do it…). So we will need volunteers Saturday August 3rd between 11 and 3 in the S. Parish Hall, to receive sort, count and put away the food donated by shoppers at the Richmond Heights store. In past years, we have gotten over 2000 items from this drive – much needed help for our food pantry. It’s a big job but really fun.

If you can help, please contact or 314-805-8254. Thanks!

From our Holy Ground Collaborative Neighbors

Central Reform Congregation invites us to their Music in the Garden series this Summer. Bring your lawn chair, snacks to share and non-alcoholic beverages. Beginning at 6:30 – 
August 18 – Rabbi Daniel Bogard
September 1 -  Rabbi James Stone Goodman & guests

Also Yoga at the Garden with Andy Nunberg – all abilities welcome – Bring your own mat – from 7 until 8 pm on August 4th and 25th.

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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!

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need

Sharron Underwood

Dorothy Becvar

Barbara Bradshaw

Charlene Wright
Frank Schottler
Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:

Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder cancer.

Greyson Weather, Betsey Gardner’s grandson, 7 years old recovering from open heart surgery.

Hannah, Jim Andris’ cousin’s granddaughter, curable leukemia.

Jenn, Kim, Constance, Barbara, Brittney, Carmen, Taco, Brianna, and Renee, friends of Mary Taylor

Birthdays: Julien Worland, Joe Lappi, Ann Watts.

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

Lectionary Readings

for This Sunday

Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21


Trinity is a progressive Episcopal Church where our commitment to the radical gospel of Christ calls us to worship God, welcome the seeker, sustain the faithful, and serve those in need.


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St. Louis, MO 63108

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