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Trinity Times

August 8, 2019

Call to Action

For the past several years, our Missouri State Legislature has refused to pass Medicaid Expansion in our state, leaving thousands of people without access to affordable healthcare. You can do something about this. This fall, Trinity is joining with a coalition of concerned citizens to put Medicaid Expansion on the 2020 ballot so that the people can decided. If our lawmakers won’t do their job, we will!


This Sunday, you are invited to sign the Medicaid Expansion petition and sign up to volunteer to help move our state forward in the right direction. 

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 Melissa Morgan. Professional Childcare provided by Katie Wolf.

Bible Study this Sunday @ 9:30 AM on Paul’s Letter to Philemon

This Sunday we will start a series on the “short” books of the bible. You can probably read this Sunday’s book (Philemon) in less than 15 min!

Serving this Sunday
August 11, 2019


The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Usher: Bob Emert
Eucharistic Visitor: George Friesen
10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Karin Layher
Thurifer: Tammy O’Donnell
Crucifer: Bekka Hughes
Torches: Linda Small, Steven Forsyth
Reader 1: Dave Rueschhoff
Reader 2: Ron Tompkins    
Intercessor: Ann Watts
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Cathy Tierney
Sacristans: Lisa Carpenter, Joyce von Glahn
Flowers: Ron Tompkins
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Michael Shepley
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Robin Morgan
Bread Bagger: Judy Leon
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Betsy Kirchoff

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.

Save the Date

On Saturday evening September 14, Trinity will hold a Homecoming and Hymn Sing to support the Trinity Food Ministry.  At 6pm (following the Table service) we'll gather for a potluck supper followed by a 7pm 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 five (!) hymns, which will be retired for the entire year.

Starting this Sunday, there will be vote sheets for your favorites at the back of the church. Fill one out and put it with your money in the envelope provided. Out of town? 

Contact with your list of hymns and dollar amount.

So peruse your hymnals – Vote early – Vote often!

Trinity Food Ministry

Thanks! to all the folks who helped this past Saturday with the Operation Food Search food drive - Craig Kirksey, Gwen Sims, Al Adams, Skip Coburn, Val Rutterer, Phil and Randi Klasskin, Ann Watts and Ron Willnow, Nancy Emmel, Fritzi Baker, Judy Leon, Michael Biggers and Cheryl Wobbe. Shoppers at the Schnuck’s in Richmond Heights donated 2749 items of food for our pantry and those at Central Reform Congregation and Cornerstone Baptist Church, our Holy Ground Collaborative neighbors.


We always need:
Toilet tissue, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes (in packs of NO MORE than 3 or 4), razors, lotion
Peanut butter, breakfast bars, peanut butter crackers, cereal, chicken 


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: Annie Hoffmeister, Ginny Crowley, Jenny Weber, Dennis Moorehead, Tracie Goffe, Virginia Benson

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


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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