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Weekly Trinity Times

Jan. 24, 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 name tags 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.

Bishop’s Visit this Sunday, January 27

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.  

Sunday School for Children 

Teachers: Michael Shepley and Barb Holmes

Aide: Jan Parker

Professional Childcare Worker: Katie Wolfe

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.

Serving this Sunday
January 27, 2019


The 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2: The Rev. Harry Leip
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Steven Forsyth
Torches: Zoe Goffe, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Linda Eastman
Reader 2: Adrienne Fly    
Intercessor: Ellie Chapman
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Flowers: Jan Parker
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Adrienne Fly
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Michael Shepley
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jeremy Logan, Melissa Wobbe
Bread Bagger: Judy and Richard Sandler
Hot Lunch Provider: Trinity
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Jeff Goldone and the Rev. Harry Leip

Annual Meeting Sunday, February 3

Trinity’s Annual meeting is set for Sunday the 3rd. The meeting will begin at 9 AM in the South Parish Hall. Please bring a breakfast dish to share. Breakfast will be served at 8:45 AM.


At this year’s annual meeting, we will highlight the various missions and ministries that help connect us to our surrounding neighborhood, particularly Trinity Food Ministry, Trinity Neighborhood Camp, and The Table (our new Saturday evening service). The vestry will also present the 2019 budget and the congregation will vote in three new vestry members, one diocesan delegate, and one alternate diocesan delegate. Come for great food and discussion. 

(Note from Anne Hennig:Bring a dish to share OR come at 8:30 to help set up OR plan to stay after to help clean up. Thank you!)

Weekday Holy Day Mass Schedule 
for January 

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

You can access the weekday and holy day schedule at

Bible Study

There will be no adult bible study this Sunday or the next. 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

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


There is a great deal of talk in the Pantry about the government shutdown and what it means to the people whose lives are already compromised by poverty. Rumors abound – some true, some based solely on fear.

While we have not yet seen an uptick in the need at this time, we do expect that the number of people needing help will rise soon.

The good news is that we are surrounded by friends who want to help. Central Reform Congregation was quick to help by immediately beginning a food drive. The first wave of donations was delivered on Wednesday morning. Next week will bring another wave. They plan to continue this food drive until the shutdown ends.

The fabulous fourth graders, their teachers and their parents of New City School wish to help also. There are plans in the works for them to hold a food drive for the people who come to the Pantry.

It is true that these times are frightening. It is also true that we have never been at levels that did not far exceed “enough”. This time is no different. Regardless of the fear and the greed in this world, we will continue to know that God will provide all that we need plus more. The first thing that has been given to us is an abundance of friends.

Regardless of how clear we are about God providing, don’t forget that God provides through you! Remember the Food Pantry each time you go to the grocery store.

This week we need:

Spaghetti sauce with meat (cans only please)

Vienna Sausages

Ramen Noodles

Canned Corn (low sodium)

Give thanks and give food!

In thanksgiving and love,

Deacon Barbi





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!

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, 1/26: 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.

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. "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.

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
Julien Worland
Frank Schottler

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

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: Mary Ellen Anderson, Ed Riedel, Hazel Kirk

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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