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Trinity Times

August 22, 2019

Call to Action

Homecoming Potluck and

Hymn Sing - September 14th

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! 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. If you’re a family with young kids, let us know if having a babysitter would make it easier to attend.

There are yellow ballots at the rear of the church, with envelopes for ballots and money - cash or checks payable to Trinity with a notation “TFM Hymn Sing”. Voting closes Sunday the 8th - we’ll be doing the final count after church that day. 

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. Half-year bids are in $2 increments; full-year ones $5.

This is our first try at this and we’re excited! 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. 

Summer 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 Jake DeNap.Professional Childcare provided by Katie Wolf.

Sunday school for children Pre-K to 12 stars up on September the 15th


Beginning this fall, September the 15th to be exact, Trinity is starting a Godly Play program for children Kindergarten through 11 years old. Godly Play is a Montessori based Sunday school curriculum where children learn key biblical stories through play, imaginative inquiry, and tactile engagement.


Here's a YouTube link if you want to check it out. 

Bible Study this Sunday @ 9:30 AM

This Sunday, we will study the 2nd and 3rd Epistles of St. John. It’s best if you can read these short letters ahead of time, but if you don’t, we will read them together as a group.

Serving this Sunday
August 25, 2019


The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: George Friesen
Usher: Dolores Friesen

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Karin Layher
Thurifer: Lisa Will-Smith
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Torches: Zoe Goffe, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Mary Seager
Reader 2: Al Adams 
Intercessor: Fritzi Baker
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Joyce LaFontain
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Flowers: Barb Holmes
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Hal Morgan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Mike Luebbers
Bread Bagger: Evelyn Gill
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Allison Imbriglia

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.

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.

Trinity Food Ministry

Other than one little weather front that dropped the temperatures a bit, it has been hot, muggy, and totally uncomfortable. It is always a great opportunity to remember as I get into my car with the a/c cranked high to go home to my home where my doggies are waiting for me in the cool house that this is my privilege. Regardless of whether I have earned it or paid for it or not, others work just as hard and do not reap the benefit of cool air on a hot and muggy day or night.

Happy birthday this week to Ms Sarah, one of our community members. She turns 99 on the 21st. Also, please pray for Margaret, Sharone, Marilyn, and Ms. Gay (another 95+ member). All these beautiful women have breast cancer.

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. 

~ Barbi 

Be a Treater for Coffee Hour

For those of us who go to the 10:30 service on Sundays, “Coffee Hour” brings a welcome treat and a chance to chat with fellow Trinitarians. How do those treats get there, you may have wondered? There is a roster of folks who commit to buying, bringing and setting up the sweets and savories - whether store-bought or home-made. The cost runs around $25-30 per Sunday and we appreciate the Treaters making this gift to the life of the community.

We’d love to have a few more people on that roster - perhaps a pair of you might team up to cover a Sunday. Here’s a link explaining how it works, if more information would help you decide. And for those of you who just like to bake from time to time, please know that your offering of cake or cookies will be most welcome - no need to let anyone know, just put your treat on the table in the hallway outside Fr. Jon’s office before 10:30. 

Questions? Want to sign up? Contact Adrienne at or 314-805-8254.

Book Group

Our next Book Group will meet on Saturday, Sept 21 at 7pm at the home of Hazel and Tom Kirk at 16 Schultz Rd.  We will be discussing “Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver.  The book is the story of two families who live in the same house two centuries apart “with history as their tantalizing canvas these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in  precarious times, when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future."

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 – 
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.

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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: Adrienne Fly, Barbi Click, Andrew Moore, William von Glahn, Fred Hale.

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

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17


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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