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Weekly Trinity Times

Jan. 10, 2019



Trinity Parish is a progressive Episcopal church, welcoming to all who come to our doors. One of the ways we try to model that is by having Greeters at the front door on Sunday mornings.  We have a schedule of volunteers who stand near the entrance – ideally outdoors on the front steps when weather permits – to welcome all who arrive. We wear nametags to give new folks the name of at least one person with whom they can connect. Through this ministry, we get to meet newcomers as well as to get better acquainted with the regular parishioners.

As a Greeter, you will become more knowledgeable about Trinity’s programs and offerings in order to be of some assistance when such help is requested.  There are Ushers inside the church to whom people can be directed for help in locating restrooms Sunday school and nursery programs.

If you’re an outgoing person who enjoys being hospitable, being a Greeter could be just the thing for you. Contact Adrienne Fly at 314-805-8254 or for more info.


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

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

Serving this Sunday
January 13, 2019


The 1st Sunday after the Epiphany:
The Baptism of Our Lord

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

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Karin Layher
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Crucifer: Mike Fowlkes
Torches: Linda Small, Tammy O’Donnell
Reader 1: Ron Tompkins
Reader 2: Betty Weber    
Intercessor: Tom Weber
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Flowers: Barb Holmes
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Cathy Tierney
Sacristans: Ron Tompkins, Lisa Carpenter
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Jeanie Frazee
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jen Sweet
Bread Bagger: Adrienne Fly
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church / Girl Scouts
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly

Sunday School for Children 

Sunday school for children is on break from December 23rd – January 13th and will resume on January the 20th. Professional childcare will continue to be provided during the 10:30 AM service during this time. 

Adult Christian Education This Sunday  


This Sunday you are invited to attend a participant led bible study on this Sunday’s Gospel reading at 9 AM in the North Parish Hall. On January the 20th, we will finish up our study of Just Wives with a look at Proverbs 31, and beginning in February, we will begin a study of the Book of Acts.

Weekday Holy Day Mass Schedule 
for January 


1-18-19: Confession of St. Peter @ 7:30 AM
1-25-19: Conversion of St. Paul @ 7:30 AM 

You can access the weekday and holy day schedule at

Volunteer Opportunity 
We are looking for someone to provide a 6 week introduction to the piano.  One of our summer campers, an 11 year old boy, has been admiring the piano in the North Parish Hall.  He is a sensitive and charming young person.  Please contact Fr. Jon or Barb Holmes (

Trinity Food Ministry


Trinity Food Ministry Pantry is back in full swing. This week’s needs are chili with beans, canned corn (low sodium), men’s gloves.


The Rev. Barbi Click, Deacon

Accelerando: A Circus Spy Thriller
Oliver and Anna Layher are performing in the annual Circus Harmony big show at the City Museum in January. The circus spy thriller stars Oliver as one of the two spies. Both kids are in multiple acts, and the tricks are amazing. The show runs the last two weekends of January and the kids always love to see friends from Trinity there. Here are the show times:
Saturday, 1/19: 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, 1/20: 2pm
Saturday, 1/26: 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, 1/27: 2pm
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at

Please contact Karin Layher with any questions.

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.

Vestry and Diocesan Convention Delegate Election Process


At the Annual Meeting of Trinity Parish in late January, we will be electing three new members to the Vestry, the governing board of our church. Vestry persons serve a three-year term beginning immediately following the Annual Meeting. Meetings have been monthly at 6:30 on a Thursday. The vestry helps to shape the mission of the church. By canon, the vestry has “charge of the property, attends to and regulates the parish’s temporal concerns, and provides for support of the rector.


The vestry assists the rector in proclaiming the Gospel, the public worship of the congregation, nurture of persons of all ages, alleviation of human suffering and promotion of justice.” 


If you possess leadership qualities and are committed to the mission and ministry of this congregation, we invite you to prayerfully consider running for a seat on the vestry. As you will see on this link to the nomination form, there is an outline of the vestry responsibilities and the requirements for candidates. Don’t hesitate to contact Senior Warden Adrienne Fly or the rector if you wish to discuss this. Nominations must be received by the parish administrator no later than January 8, 2019 for election on January 27, 2019. Please note that we do not accept nominations from the floor.

Trinity Art Club is on vacation until January 19, 2019.

Our Trinity Book Group will be meeting next on February 16th (note Feb rather than Jan.) 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,” a luminous work of historical fiction that explores the far reaches of the Arctic and of men’s souls.  Please come.  Everyone is welcome.

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 

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Frank Schottler

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

Friends and Relatives:
Buelane Daugherty, friend of Brian Alms

Pam Burrell, friend of Brian Alms

Catherine, Destiny, Jessica, Elizabeth, Melinda, Teresa, Jennifer, Jennifer, Brandey, Mecca, Brittany, Jennifer, Patricia, Kailey, Tiffany, Kathleen, Shumanee, Erica, Rita, Britney, Brianna, 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
Tom, Dolores Friesen's brother
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: John Carroll, Jane Edwards, Michael Biggers, Cynthia Fox, Kara Henderson.

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

Isaiah 43:1-7
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Psalm 29


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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