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Weekly Trinity Times

Feb. 14, 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 at 10:30 a.m.

Teachers: Jake DeNap

Aide: Cheryl Wobbe

Professional Childcare Worker: Katie Wolf

Serving this Sunday
February 17, 2019


The 6th Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Tom Kirk

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Darrell Berg
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Nancy Emmel
Crucifer: Fritzi Baker
Torches: Katie Hoffmeister, Annie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Nikki Lott
Reader 2: Bill Mayhan    
Intercessor: Mike Pilato
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen Anderson
Flowers: Anne Hennig
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Adrienne Fly
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Lisa Carpenter
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jeremy Logan, Melissa Wobbe
Bread Bagger: Judy Leon
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: The Rev. Harry Leip, Jeff Goldone

Compline will be held this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Bring a friend, and join us afterward at a local restaurant.

February Holy Day Mass Schedule 

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

The Vestry Needs Your Feedback

For the new vestry’s working session this Saturday, we would appreciate anyone who participated in the table talking during the annual meeting two Sundays ago to provide any notes or recollection of their table’s conversation.  In response to the questions about Trinity as a parish church. Please send your thoughts to  ASAP! Thanks so much!  

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

Our next bible study series will begin on this 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

One did not have to be on a slope to figure out that this past Sunday morning was a slippery day! Churches all over the city were canceling services because of the dangers of the ice. The parking lots and side walks were worse than the streets. Those responsible for the food for the Sunday Hot Lunch were told to not risk getting out. It was just too dangerous.

Nonetheless, Hot Lunch went on! I was already at Trinity since I was preaching that day. (By the way, you can listen to my sermon on Trinity’s website. Please do.) I knew that some would come regardless of the weather. So, Debbie and I stayed. Wes Ragland, our Sexton, also stayed to help.

There was a pot of soup in the freezer plus sandwiches made by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, an egg casserole, prepared for breakfast but uneaten, bananas and a few sweets. Five loaves, two fish. More than enough.

People began showing up by 1. We began serving by 1:30. 35 people showed up for Hot Lunch. 35 people trusted that we would be here and that we would share a meal.

That is what Trinity means to this community.

Needs for Pantry this week:

Canned meat and bar soap

Lenten Offerings at Trinity 

As the liturgy for Ash Wednesday says, the season of Lent is traditionally marked by self-examination and repentance, prayer, fasting, self-denial, and the reading and meditating on God’s Word. Below you will find several opportunities offered at Trinity that will enrich your Lenten devotions and help you to keep a holy Lent. 

The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life 

The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is a return to the ancient pathways and Rules of Life that followers of Jesus have observed for centuries. They knew the power of commitment to a core set of practices –Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest–and the power of gathering in a small group where you find love and support for living into these commitments. If we hope to not only worship Jesus but to grow more like him and bear his redeeming love in the world, we can adopt a rule of life like the Way of Love and find a community with which to practice it.

Sunday March 10th @ 12:15 PM; Turn
Tuesday March 19th @ 6:30 PM; Pray
Tuesday March 26th @ 6:30 PM; Learn 
Tuesday April 2nd @ 6:30 PM; Bless 
Tuesday April 9th @ 6:30 PM; Worship  
Sunday April 14th @ 12:15 PM; Go 

All sessions will be held in the North Parish Hall. There will also be a sign up for folks to bring either soup, bread, or fruit to share during the Tuesday evening sessions. You can learn more about The Way of Love by visiting

Confirmation/Reception/Christian Theology and Discipleship Classes 

Each year around the time of Lent, Trinity offers a class designed especially for those seeking confirmation/reception/re-affirmation in the Episcopal Church. During these classes, participants study the basics of the Christian faith from the lens of the Anglican Tradition. Those who compete the class ordinarily go on to be confirmed at Christ Church Cathedral in the spring. Although these classes are intentionally crafted for those seeking confirmation, anyone who desires to deepen their Christian faith and learn more about the Anglican tradition are encouraged to attend. 

This year, we will partner with St. Paul’s Episcopal and Christ Church Cathedral in offering these classes. The first session will be held don Saturday March the 9th at 10 AM at Trinity. Subsequent sessions will be scheduled at this first meeting. 

To sign up, go to


Lenten Quiet Day for Contemplation and Meditation 

As modern people, we are so often bombarded by the constant noises and distractions of life, and sometimes these noises and distractions can keep us from hearing the voice of God in the still and quiet space. On Saturday April the 9th, you are invited to participate in a morning of quiet and contemplation in Trinity’s nave. Several types of prayers practices will be taught and offered and you’ll have the chance to connect to God through a variety of different ways. The exact time of this quiet day is TBD, but it will take place in the morning hours. 

Weekday Prayer Opportunities 

Trinity holds prayer and worship services every day of the week, not just Sunday mornings. So, if you are looking to add more structured and consistent prayer to your Lenten devotions, you are invited to stop by Trinity to participate in any or all of the following weekday services. 

Mondays at 7:30 AM: Morning Prayer 
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM: Holy Eucharist 
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM: Morning Prayer 
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM: Holy Eucharist 
Wednesdays at 5:30 PM: Contemplative Prayer 
Thursdays at 6:30 AM: Holy Eucharist 
Fridays at 7:30 AM: Morning Prayer 
Saturdays at 5:00 PM: The Table (Celtic Eucharist during Lent) 

On appointed Holy Days the Eucharist is celebrated instead of Morning Prayer (except if the Holy Day falls on a Monday. In that case, it is transferred to Tuesday). You can find the Holy Day Mass schedule at 

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; pre-read chapter 1 
Week 3 (3-3-19): Apostolic Concord; pre-read chapter 2 - 5
Week 4 (3-17-19): Apostolic Challenge; pre-read chapter 6 - 8 
Week 5 (3-24-19): Apostolic Change; pre-read chapter 9 - 12
Week 6 (3-31-19): Apostolic Compromise; pre-read chapters 13 - 15
Week 7 (4-7-19): Apostolic Colleagues; pre-read chapters 16 - 20
Week 8 (4-28-19): Apostolic Champion; pre-read chapters 21 - 28

Black History Month Exhibit and Video 

You are invited to enjoy Trinity’s Black History Month exhibit currently on display in the North Parish Hall. The exhibit beautifully, and with great detail, documents key aspects of the African-American experience. On Sunday February the 24th after the 10:30 AM service, Trinity will host a film screening on African-American history and hold a brief panel discussion.





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. 

Our Trinity Book Group will be meeting on February 16th at 7pm but we will meeting at the home of Rachel Steinbrueck at 7546 Milan instead of the Becvar home. We will be discussing “The Voyage of the Narwhal” by Andrea Barrett.  Please come.  Everyone is welcome. 

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

Brittany, Hannah, Quadra, Jasmine, Sage, 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: Kathryn Lindeman.

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

Lectionary Readings

for This Sunday

  • Jeremiah 17:5-10

  • 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

  • Luke 6:17-26

  • Psalm 1


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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