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Weekly Trinity Times

Feb. 7, 2019

The Communion Bread used at Trinity’s Sunday services is personally baked by a volunteer member of the parish, Etta Taylor.  Etta has more than forty years of experience baking breads of all kinds, sizes, tastes, grains and shapes, and she is now looking to share what she says has been a special and meaningful ministry with others interested in the art of bread making and providing for the parish in this way.

 There is a basic recipe and instructions regarding what is needed for our Eucharist, but once these are understood, and used with success, then your own inspiration and creativity can lead you on!

If you are curious about bread baking and what a life-giving experience this ministry can be, please contact Etta at: 314-725-8407 or at:

For other ministries that may be a fit for you, check the Trinity CWE Ministry Directory available in the rack by the Church entrance.

Sunday School for Children 

No Sunday School for Children this Sunday due to Messy Church.

Messy Church will be held this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the North Parish Hall.

Serving this Sunday
February 10, 2019


The 5th Sunday after the Epiphany

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

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Thurifer: Lisa Will-Smith
Crucifer: Mike Fowlkes
Torches: Linda Small, Tammy O’Donnell
Reader 1: Hazel Kirk
Reader 2: Sara Lappi    
Intercessor: Dave Rueschhoff
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Flowers: Ron Tompkins
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Catherine Tierney
Sacristans: Joyce von Glahn, Lisa Carpenter
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Jeanie Frazee
Coffee Hour: Jan Parker
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jen Sweet
Bread Bagger: Judy Leon
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church/1st Church of
   Christ, Scientist 
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Bob and Ginny Crowley

February Holy Day Mass Schedule 

2-26-19 (transferred from 2-24-19): St. Matthias @ 7:30 AM 

Apologies to our illustrious altar volunteers who were accidentally left off the volunteer hour document from last week's Annual Meeting.  The revised graphic can be found HERE.

Winter Outreach Volunteer Opportunity

Lisa Winter, the Winter Outreach volunteer instrumental in getting us so much help last week, is looking for volunteers to help tonight at the Americorp Shelter. They will be open tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) during this cold weather. 


If you know of any who are interested in helping, contact her at 816-588-7140. Be sure and let her know that you are from Trinity. 


Absalom Jones Commemoration Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral

You are invited to participate in an Absalom Jones commemoration at Christ Church Cathedral this Saturday at 10 AM. Dr. Priscilla A Dowden-White will speak.

Dr. Priscilla A. Dowden-White is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri.  She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, a M.P.S. in Africana Studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a Ph.D. in History from Indiana University – Bloomington. She is the author of the recently published book titled, Groping toward Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949 (University of Missouri Press, 2011), and has recently begun the research for a biography on the life of the late civil rights attorney Margaret Bush Wilson.

Dr. Dowden-White has been a featured scholar in several historical documentaries, among them are: “Sing It, Tell It,” a documentary exploring the African-American musical heritage of Missouri, created by Public Interest Films of Berkeley, California; “Decades,” a series on the history of St. Louis since the 1904 World’s Fair; “Made in the U.S.A.: East St. Louis,” and “The Jewish American Experience.”

A native St. Louisan, Dowden-White was educated in the St. Louis public schools.  She is a missionary in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she is actively engaged in the field of local and global missions.

You are invited


On Sunday, February 17 – after the 10:30am service, you are invited to a Holy Listening Conversation with members from the Bishop’s Search and Nominating Committee.  This 90 minute guided session will ask you to share your thoughts and dreams about the diocese and your hopes for our new Bishop.  As your homework, here is the first question:


"Jump ahead to ten years from now - what accomplishments do you hope the bishop will have led us to?" 

So, please plan to attend this important gathering of our community. 

If you have any questions, please speak to committee members Carter Whitson or Deacon Harry.

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Search for the Next Bishop

The members of the Bishop Search/Nominating Committee want to hear your voice and have developed an online survey to allow additional opportunities to participate.  The survey asks questions such as:
What vision and values should our next Bishop have? 
What are your priorities for the Diocese in the years ahead? 
The survey link will remain active for two weeks and even if you are planning to attend the listening session on Feb 17, please plan to take 20 minutes to take this important survey.

The survey link can be found HERE.

Bible Study

There will be no adult bible study this Sunday. Our next bible study series will begin on Sunday February the 17th and is titled “The Acts of the Apostles: Disruption or Conversion of the Empire?”

This eight week class will study the New Testament book The Acts of the Apostles. In this book, the author tells (or reports) the story of the early church and its mission to spread Jesus’ kingdom message to the ends of the earth. As the apostles preach, teach, and heal, they are accused of being un-patriotic atheists who are hell bent on disrupting the Empire’s law and order. This class will explore the subversive nature of the early church, its structure, struggles, and compromises, as well as draw parallels to today’s modern context. 

Week 1 (2-17-19): Background, Context, and Authorship 
Week 2 (2-24-19): Apostolic Call 
Week 3 (3-3-19): Apostolic Concord 
Week 4 (3-17-19): Apostolic Challenge 
Week 5 (3-24-19): Apostolic Change 
Week 6 (3-31-19): Apostolic Compromise 
Week 7 (4-7-19): Apostolic Colleagues 
Week 8 (4-28-19): Apostolic Champion

Trinity Food Ministry

Food Pantry is back in the regular business of providing emergency groceries and hot meals. Last week, the pantry served groceries to only 85 individuals. We served that many plus some on Tuesday of this week. The difference between last and this (other than the arctic temperatures) is that last week, the people who came to Trinity had no other place to go. Those who had a place to be, inside and warmer, stayed there.

Because we were open for 45+ hours, we ran out of gloves, t-shirts (long or short sleeve), sweatshirts/hoodies, and coats.

This week at pantry, we need chili, canned corn and green beans.


A Very Warm Thanks for an Arctic Response

While we may have known about the Polar Vortex for a little bit before it blasted down on us, we did not know we would keep the South Parish Hall open for 48 hours after Pantry ended on Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday morning at about 10 a.m. To pull off this amazing feat in such a short amount of time took a great many volunteers. By Wednesday late afternoon, my mind was numb. I cannot begin to thank by name the people who responded to the call for help. I know that you all were mighty. I am especially thankful to Winter Outreach people who knew what we needed before we did and then helped get the word out about those needs.

Thanks to all the Pantry volunteers who pushed through the chaos and disorder. Thanks to all who provided food and snacks for Tuesday evening, Wednesday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Thursday morning breakfast. Thanks to the fabulous kitchen crew that kept the hot meals coming.

We learned a lot in a very short amount of time. I look forward to discussing it all with you.





Worship at the table is casual, warm, and inviting. Before service starts, you are welcome to grab some coffee in the back of the church and connect with friends, brothers, and sisters. 

Worship at the table is both ancient and contemporary. We practice the 2000 + year old tradition of Holy Communion and read and learn from ancient scripture. We also sing simple modern songs and connect the faith passed down through the ages to today's world.

Worship at the table connects us with God and each other and grounds and centers us in a reality bigger than ourselves.

Trinity Art Club TAC is back in the swing of things! Come and see! Saturday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. 

Emergency First Aid training – “Stop the Bleed”

A local agency is offering free training in emergency first aid. Several staff are attending, as we occasionally are faced with an injured person at the Food Pantry. This link mentions a class on January 28th and there is also one on February 11th. It’s one hour at 6 p.m. Check this out and consider adding these skills to your personal toolbox. While free, they welcome donations!

Girl Scout Cookies for Sale


Trinity's very own Charlotte Kiel is in her first year of being a Girl Scout and is asking for your support in the form of...COOKIES! Please consider ordering Girl Scout cookies from her website, linked below, where she says what the troop will do with the money (fun activities!) and what she's learned so far (people like cookies!). You can also order from her in person after church this month. If you want to donate boxes of cookies, you can do that directly on the website (they go to the troops) or you can buy the cookies and let Charlotte's mom, Ida, know you'd like them donated to the Trinity Food Pantry. Thanks very much! Also, did you know Thin Mints are vegan? 


Here’s the link if you’d like to order online.

Our Trinity Book Group will be meeting next on February 16th at 7pm at the home of Dorothy and Ray Becvar at 6330 San Bonita Ave.  We will be discussing  “The Voyage of the Narwhal” by Andrea Barrett. "Barrett's impeccably researched and stunningly written tale of a star-crossed Arctic simply, one of the best novels of the decade".  Please come.  Everyone is welcome.

Film and Fellowship will meet in the north parish hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12.

The films for discussion are “Capernaum” and “The Cakemaker.”

Confirmation/Reception/Re-affirmation/Classes Begin Spring/Lent 2019


If you are interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal Church, reaffirming your faith, or learning more about the spiritual and religious traditions of Anglican Christianity, you are invited to attend 6 classes starting in Lent/Spring of 2019. The exact dates and location have yet to be determined, so stay tuned for more detailed information. You can sign up for classes online at 

Thanks to the Emert Family for cooking and serving the Hot Lunch last month.

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

Julien Worland
Frank Schottler

Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Joyce Daughaday
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:
Suellyn Scull, friend of Michael Shepley

Tom, Dolores Friesen's brother

Buelane Daugherty, friend of Brian Alms

Pam Burrell, friend of Brian Alms

Courtney, Danyelle, Brianna, Mindy, Cat, Jennifer, Rachelle, Brittney, 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: Tyler Henderson, Jeanie Frazee, Kitty Drescher

For the Clergy of the Diocese: The Rev. Teresa Danieley, the Rev. Jan O'Neil

Serving in the Military: Maj. John Worland, deployed to the DMZ in Korea

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