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Weekly Trinity Times

Feb. 21, 2019

Pastoral Care Committee

This group assists the Rector to identify pastoral needs of our Trinity family, and helps with arranging for those needs. This may include arranging visits or calls, meal deliveries or transportation.

To consider helping with this ministry, please contact Father Jon.  314-619-4216 or

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.

Teacher: Nancy Emmel 

Aide: Nick Morgan

Professional Childcare Worker: Katie Wolf

Call for Artists 2019


The Parish Gallery (also known as the North Parish Hall) is seeking artists who are interested in exhibiting with us this year. Please share this widely with your artist friends.  We have availability in late spring, summer, and late fall. If you are interested in being considered for a show, first review the policies and responsibilities at this link:  To apply, please email us a brief two-page biography, artist statement, and up to ten 2-D artwork jpegs (300 dpi please) of no more than 2 MB each in a zip file to Please make sure your last name is part of every file name you send. The deadline for submissions is March 1. You will be notified of our decision by April 1.

For more information on how to apply, please visit our website at If you have an questions about our gallery or the submission process, please feel free to email Parish Gallery at

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.

Serving this Sunday
February 24, 2019


The 7th Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: The Rev. Harry Leip
Usher: Bob Emert

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Barbara Uhlemann
Thurifer: Jeff Goldone
Crucifer: Cody Burleson
Torches: Zoe Goff, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Ted McNamara
Reader 2: Hal Morgan    
Intercessor: Rachel Steinbrueck
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Flowers: Barb Holmes
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Adrienne Fly
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Offering Counters: Michael Shepley, Hal Morgan
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Adrienne Fly
Bread Bagger: Val Rutterer
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Michael Biggers, Mary Patton

February Holy Day Mass Schedule 

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

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

Special thanks to Deacon Harry, Jeff Goldone and our much loved rector Jon for overseeing and taking care of a chaotic and totally out of the ordinary Sunday Hot Lunch while I was attending to duties at Christ Church Cathedral. I am greatly appreciative of  their time and patience. 

Special thanks, also, for all the Wednesday volunteers, especially Al Adams and Craig Kirksey, as they all carry on the work while I attend my first clergy retreat. 

In thanksgiving

Our larder is very bare at this moment. While an order has been placed, please feel free to contribute this week (and all others)!!

This week we need:
Chili with beans
Canned corn
SOAP (bar)

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 2nd 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. 

Film & Fellowship
The next meeting of the Film and Fellowship group will be on March 12.

The film chosen for discussion is “Never Look Away.” All are invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. in the North Parish Hall for a light potluck supper and a lively conversation.

For our March Book Group we will meet on March 23rd at 7 pm at the home of Hazel and Tom Kirk (16 Schultz Rd).  We will be discussing "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger, “the American debut of an award-winning novel about a lady's maid's awakening as she journeys from the confines of Victorian England to the uncharted far reaches of Egypt's Nile Valley." All are welcome. Please come.

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
The Rev. David K. Fly
Charlene Wright
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: Alexander Gerteis, Charlene Wright, Eden Harris, Elsa Layher

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


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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