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Weekly Trinity Times
Jan. 31, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Sunday School for Children
Teachers: Barb Holmes and Jake DeNap
Aide: Riley Luebbers
Professional Childcare Worker: Katie Wolfe
You are invited
On Sunday, February 17 – after the 10:30am service, you are invited to a Holy Listening Conversation with members from the Bishop’s Search and Nominating Committee. This 90 minute guided session will ask you to share your thoughts and dreams about the diocese and your hopes for our new Bishop. As your homework, here is the first question:
"Jump ahead to ten years from now - what accomplishments do you hope the bishop will have led us to?"
So, please plan to attend this important gathering of our community.
If you have any questions, please speak to committee members Carter Whitson or Deacon Harry.
Serving this Sunday
February 3, 2019
The 4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Bob Emert
Chalice 1: Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2: Jeff Goldone
Thurifer: Karin Layher
Crucifer: Steven Forsyth
Torches: Kara Henderson, Faith Sandler
Reader 1: Michael Shepley
Reader 2: Anne Giedinghagen
Intercessor: Adrienne Fly
Eucharistic Visitor: The Rev. Harry Leip
Healing Minister: Hazel Kirk
Flowers: Pat Way
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 Baggers: Michael Biggers
Hot Lunch Provider: Central Reform Congregation
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Allison Imbroglio
Annual Meeting Sunday, February 3
Childcare will be provided beginning at 9 a.m.
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!)
February Holy Day Mass Schedule
2-2-19: Feast of the Presentation @ 5 PM
2-26-19 (transferred from 2-24-19): St. Matthias @ 7:30 AM
Candlemas This Saturday @ 5 PM
This Saturday’s Table service will be a celebration of Candlemas, one of the oldest feast days on the Christian liturgical calendar. Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Presentation, takes place 40 days after Christmas and commemorates Jesus’ presentation in the Temple and Simeon’s proclamation of the Christ Child as the Light that enlightens the nations. Traditionally, Candlemas celebrations include the lighting of candles, candle processionals, and a blessing of the candles. If you would like to bring a candle from home to be blessed on Saturday night, you are invited to do so. There will also be small candles provided during the service that you can take home as a reminder of the Light of Christ that continually pours into our world and into our hearts.
There will be no adult bible study this Sunday. 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
Trinity Food Ministry
As I write this article, we are in the middle of a polar vortex. The temperature outside is 4 degrees. It was 1 degree when I came in this morning at 8:30 am. Right now, the South Parish Hall has been opened since 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. We will be open until Thursday morning.
Fourteen people spent the night. Maybe more will do so tonight. St. Louis Winter Outreach has been instrumental in helping this happen. Just as important, Trinity folks turned out, wanting to share their time, blankets, coats, food and so much more. Special thanks to our own Everlena Starks and her crew, ever-ready in the kitchen to do their magic and make good food happen.
Thanks be to God for this place. By opening, Trinity saved lives. Last night was a killer cold wave. Yes, I know many parts of the Mid West and NE had it much worse, but this was bad. Too many people in St. Louis live outside or in vacant buildings. My thanks to all who were willing to make this hospitality happen.
Thankfully, the temperatures are supposed to climb to normal by Thursday. However, Winter Outreach shelters will close, and people will be forced out on the streets. This doesn’t have to be this way. Talk to your alderman/woman. Call the mayor. Tell them that Saint Louis NEEDS a 24 hour emergency walk-in shelter. #24HrWalkinShelter
We can make the changes happen. And so can this city.
The Rev. Barbi Click, Deacon
Trinity Food Ministry Manager
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.
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!
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
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 voyage...is 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 www.trinitycwe.org/confirmation
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: Joyce Daughaday, Phil Egart, Yolanda Taylor, Linda Small, Nelson Corliss
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
for This Sunday