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Weekly Trinity Times
Jan. 3, 2019
The Arts Committee brings visual arts to Trinity in three ways. First we exhibit artwork of local artists in the Parish Gallery located in the north parish hall. See www.parishgallerycwe.com for descriptions of past exhibits. Next the hallway leading from the Sanctuary to the remaining facilities has been dedicated to the memory of the artists who have been part of the Trinity family over the years. We call this space the Memorial Gallery, and it is reserved for the work of people with connections to Trinity at any level of talent and love for art. Finally, the Committee creates art projects in collaboration with Trinity members for temporary installations that enhance our worship space. There is a display documenting these various projects over the years hanging in the back hallway.
The committee meets monthly, with opportunities for further involvement at other times during the year. You don’t have to be a skilled artist, but just have a love of the visual arts and a willingness to help make things happen. To get involved, contact Jeff Wunrow, committee chair, at 314-327-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other ministries that may be a fit for you, check the Trinity CWE Ministry Directory available in the rack by the Church entrance.
Adult Christian Education This Sunday
No adult Bible Study or breakfast this Sunday, January 6th. Both will resume on January the 13th.
Serving this Sunday
January 6, 2019
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Tom Kirk
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Karin Layher
Crucifer: Jeff Goldone
Torches: Kara Henderson, Codey Burleson
Reader 1: Mike Pilato
Reader 2: Dave Rueschhoff
Intercessor: Rachel Steinbrueck
Eucharistic Visitor: The Rev. Harry Leip
Healing Minister: Hazel Kirk
Flowers: Anne Hennig
Ushers: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Greeter: Mary Moore
Sacristans: Anne Hennig, Karen Biggs
Offering Counters: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Coffee Hour: Karen Biggs
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Michael Biggers
Bread Bagger: Evelyn Gill
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Michael Biggers and Mary Patton
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.
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
Saturday Evening Service to Launch on January the 5th
After several months of planning, deliberating, and test servicing, Trinity’s vestry has decided to move forward on offering a regular Saturday evening service starting in January that will be called The Table at Trinity. The service will take place at 5 PM and will include a Eucharist. The style of the service will be casual and contemplative, with lots of community singing. The Table at Trinity will be offered at least through May 2019, at which time the service will be evaluated and, based on attendance, enthusiasm, and sustainability, a decision will be made on whether or not to continue the service indefinitely. For more information, please visit
Parish Field Trip for Epiphany Sunday
On Sunday, January 6 - the Trinity community is invited to attend an Epiphany service at historic St. John's Eolia - about half way between St. Louis and Hannibal. Built in 1856, it is the oldest Episcopal church West of the Mississippi. The church itself was built in the form of a small Greek Revival temple with Gothic Revival detailing and is a historic site - complete with cemetery and manual pump organ.
Details: Leaving Trinity around 1:00pm so we can be there in time for the 3pm service. Please dress warmly - as the church only has wood stoves for heat We will return to Trinity sometime around 6pm.
If you would like to attend, please signup on the sheet near the organ and indicate if you would also like to help drive others.
For additional information, please see this history of the parish by clicking HERE.
Trinity Food Ministry
We have been blessed with an abundance of food and goods! Not only did we purchase the basic non-perishable foods and produce, but we received gifts from St. Michael & St. George Church, Grace Kirkwood, plus donations of canned goods from two different holiday parties!
As to our needs for the week, there is only one: Men’s Gloves.
Happy New Year to you all!!
When The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith established the Bishop’s Task Force on Baptism, one of their goals was to create innovative ways to encourage Episcopalians to think about their own baptisms and what that means for their day to day lives. They especially wanted to reach people for whom the theology of the sacrament is something they experience outside the Book of Common Prayer. In order to visually engage people, the task force recruited seven Episcopalian artists to each create a work of art answering one of the eight questions in the Baptismal Covenant. This exhibit will be on display in the north parish hall on Sunday, January 6 after the 10:30 service. You will also be able to view the current exhibit of work by local artist Olga Rusinova before her show closes. Please join us after church!
(pictured: “Creation” by Carolyn Lesser, Emmanuel Church, Webster Groves, paper and watercolor.)
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.
The Film and Fellowship Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. The films for discussion are “Vice” and “Mary Queen of Scots.” All are invited to bring a dish for the potluck and join in the discussion.
For Trinity’s January Book Group, we will be meeting on January 19th 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
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: Kate Worland, Greg Smith
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