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Trinity Times

August 15, 2019

Call to Action

This fall, concerned citizens have begun a state-wide petition campaign to expand Medicaid in the state of Missouri, giving thousands of our neighbors access to affordable healthcare. If you haven’t already signed the petition, please consider signing this Sunday after both the 8 Am and 10:30 AM services.

No More Name Tags


Trinity is removing the name tags from the Narthex to make room for an icon prayer corner. Usher and greeter name tags will be retained and placed in a basket at the back of the church. If you aren’t an usher or greeter and want to take your name tag home for a souvenir, feel free to pick it up at the back of the church this Sunday. Any name tags left after this Sunday will be recycled.

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 Nancy Emmel. Professional Childcare provided by Katie Wolf.

Bible Study this Sunday @ 9:30 AM on The Book of Jude

We continue our journey through the small books of the bible. This Sunday we will look at Jude’s Epistle. It’s only 25 verses, so take a few moments this weekend and read it before Sunday.

Serving this Sunday
August 18, 2019


The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Tom Kirk
10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1: Darrell Berg
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Crucifer: Fritzi Baker
Torches: Katie and Annie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Betty Weber
Reader 2: Tom Weber 
Intercessor: Julien Worland
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen Anderson
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Lisa Johnson
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck
Flowers: Ron Tompkins
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Jeanie Frazee
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Michael Biggers
Bread Bagger: Barb Sopp
Hot Lunch Provider: Holy Communion
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: The Rev. Harry Leip

Summer Schedule

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

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

Homecoming Potluck and Hymn Sing - September 14th

I don’t know about you but, despite being long out of school, I still get the feeling in late August that things are going to be starting up again in September - that I should get some new clothes and school supplies (just bought my 2020 planner!), and vow to have neater handwriting. If this sounds like you, please do plan to come  to the parish’s Homecoming Potluck and Hymn Sing on Saturday September 14th. 

Newcomers - Old-Timers - Families - and Singles! It’s an event for the whole community!

There are yellow ballots at the back of the church for your favorite hymn voting - and we’ll sing the Top Ten that evening. During the potluck there will be a silent auction so you can bid on the hymns you’d like to have “retired” for half or all of the year. Get your votes for your faves in by September 8th, so our esteemed music director Jeff Nall has time to practice.

You can drop off your casserole or salad before the 5:00 Table service if you’d like, or come for the 6:00 o’clock potluck and then stay for the 7:00 p.m. hymn sing. And if you’d like to help with set-up or clean-up, or providing specific refreshments, please contact Adrienne Fly at or 314-805-8254. 

Trinity Food Ministry

We had fun on Sunday at Hot Lunch taking selfies. I also took a selfie Tuesday with one our community members who will turn 99 next week. When Ms. Sarah saw herself on the phone, she started to laugh so beautifully!

If you would like to see these fabulous pictures, go to the Trinity Food Ministry Facebook page. The web address is or @TrinityFoodMinistry. Be sure and “Like” our page to get all the newest pictures, articles, and information about what’s happening at TFM.  


~Deacon Barbi

Always at Pantry we need: toothpaste, toothbrushes (no more than 4 to a pack, please), bar soap, new socks, men’s undies.  Food needs: soft granola bars, canned meats (including sardines), small summer sausages. 

Book Group

For our August Book Group we will meet on August 17th at the home of Rachel Steinbrueck, 7546 Milan at 7pm  We will discuss “Women Talking” by Miriam Toewes.  This book describes the discussion of women in Bolivia who are figuring out what their choices are after they realize that they have been drugged and raped by men in their Mennonite community. This book is based on a true event.  Please come. Everyone is welcome. 

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 25th.

Want to know more about our Diocese? 

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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:

Liam Nayler, Mary Patton's grandson, recovering from surgery.

Finlay Nayler, grandson, diagnosed with cancer.

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: Steven Forsyth, Michael Shepley, Lisa Will-Smith, Mimi Will.

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

Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Luke 12:49-56


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

314 361 4655

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