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Weekly Trinity Times
Jan. 17, 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.
Compline: Our monthly Compline service will be held this Sunday, January 20th, at 7:00 p.m. Bring a friend.
Serving this Sunday
January 20, 2019
The 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Bob Emert
Chalice 1: Darrell Berg
Chalice 2: Jeff Goldone
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Fritzi Baker
Torches: Katie Hoffmeister, Annie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Al Adams
Reader 2: Virginia Benson
Intercessor: Dean Bradley
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen Anderson
Flowers: Ellie Chapman
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Michael Shepley
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Adrienne Fly
Bread Bagger: Val Rutterer
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Bob and Ginny Crowley
Sunday School for Children
Teachers: Michael Shepley and Barb Holmes
Classroom Aide: Susie Stratton
Childcare Worker: Katie Wolf
Adult Christian Education This Sunday
You are invited to participate in our last discussion of the book Just Wives? Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today. We will finish this series with a look at the “Proverbs 31 Woman.”
Bishop’s Visit 1-27-19
Bishop Smith will make his last Episcopal visitation to Trinity on January the 27th at the 10:30 AM service. We will hold a service of Morning Prayer (no communion) with short homily at 8 AM on the 27th.
Weekday Holy Day Mass Schedule
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
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 (email@example.com).
Trinity Food Ministry
The new year is bringing a change in an important aspect of our weekday Food Pantry. Nurse Reta Kirk will be holding her “clinic” on Tuesdays and Wednesdays now – no longer on Thursdays. As we try to use our finances most responsibly, we sometimes have to make difficult choices. We are grateful to the Deaconess Nurse Ministry for using some of their granted funds to help support the time Reta spends at the pantry.
Reta recently provided us with a report on 2018: 480 people seen, averaging 40 per month. March, June and October saw the largest number (50 - 57 clients). Of these 12 – 14 are seen once or twice a week and 16 - 20 every two to four weeks. Her oldest visitor is a 98-year-old retired nurse who checks in with her monthly. She has been able to establish some clients with a physician for care through Affinia Clinic and Wash. U,’s outpatient clinic. She provided free flu vaccines to 16 persons in October.
The Trinity community is so fortunate to have Reta Kirk as our parish nurse! Please keep her and those she serves in your prayers.
Income tax time will soon be upon us. If you would like a letter on which you can detail your in-kind donations to the Food Pantry, or a Missouri Food Pantry Tax Credit form for your cash contributions for 2018, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAYS @ 5:00 PM
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.
ANCIENT & CONTEMPORARY
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.
Parish Directory Updates
New parish directories will be distributed at the Annual Meeting on February 3. If any of your information has changed from last year, please contact Parish Administrator Bill Ader.
Trinity Art Club reconvenes this Saturday, January 20. Come join us! 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
Be sure and check out the hallway to the Nave. See the art of the TAC members!
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!
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. https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/charlotte634858
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.
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.
The next Film and Fellowship meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, in the North Parish Hall. All are invited to join us for a light potluck supper followed by a film discussion.
The two films selected by the group to see before this 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
We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Friends and Relatives:
Tom, Dolores Friesen's brother
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
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: Fritzi Baker, Dale Anderson, Nikki Lott, Carmelita Krug, Gloria Winston, Mary Patton, Peter Thacher
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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