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January 2, 2020
Call to Action
Help Needed to Document Life at Trinity
Your Communications Committee is starting a more organized effort to make sure that life at Trinity is documented in photos and videos. We aren’t needing fancy equipment or professional skills, just devoted folks with a decent camera phone who would be willing to take a couple of short videos and a few still photos of services or special events you attend. If you are willing to help us, please email email@example.com or call 314-327-4200. Thanks very much!
Godly Play/Sunday School Winter Break
There will be no Sunday school on December the 29th and January the 5th. Childcare will be available in the North Parish Hall during the 10:30 AM services for children under 10 years of age. Godly play will resume on January the 19th.
9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study this Sunday
in the South Parish Hall
Our Bible study continues with the 3rd chapter of 2nd Timothy. Breakfast will be served.
Serving this Sunday
January 5, 2020
The Second Sunday of Christmas
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Bob Emert
Chalice 1: Karin Layher
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Steven Forsyth
Torches: Kara Henderson, Tammy O'Donnell
Reader 1: Dean Bradley
Reader 2: Linda Eastman
Intercessor: Ellie Chapman
Eucharistic Visitor: The Rev. Harry Leip
Healing Minister: Hazel Kirk
Ushers: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Greeter: Fred Hale
Sacristans: Anne Hennig, Karen Biggs
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Dean Bradley
Bread Bagger: Michael Biggers
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Michael Biggers
Welcome to the Rev. Michaelene Miller (ESC Director) to Trinity
After careful discernment and prayerful deliberation by the vestry and parish leadership, Trinity is entering into an intentional covenant with The Deaconess Anne House (DAH) and its director the Rev Michaelene Miller. The Deaconess Anne House is the St. Louis branch of the Episcopal Service Corps (ESC). ESC invites young adults to live in intentional Christian community and commit to a year of service. You can learn more about this ministry at
What does a covenant between Trinity and DAH mean?
Several things. First, Trinity will organize a DAH ministry team to help provide spiritual, relational, and practical support to DAH members. This might include ensuring that each DAH member has a host family at Trinity, assisting in corps member recruitment, and showing up and helping out at various DAH events and functions. Second, DAH members will worship at Trinity regularly (at least twice a month) and Michaelene will preach and preside at Trinity on a monthly basis.
Michaelene’s first official Sunday at Trinity will be on January the 12th. After the 10:30 AM service, there will be a noonday forum to discuss the covenant between Trinity and DAH. Come to learn and find out how you can be part of this exciting ministry.
Vestry and Diocesan Convention Delegate Election Process
At the Annual Meeting of Trinity Parish in late January, we will be electing four new members to the Vestry, the governing board of our church. (Three to serve 3-year terms and one to serve a 2-year term.) Vestry persons terms begin immediately following the Annual Meeting. Vestry 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. Customarily the new Vestry initially meets for a “re-treat” including dinner on Friday and a planning session on Saturday. For the 2020 Vestry that will be Feb. 21-22, 2020. If you intend to run, please keep those dates free.
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 7, 2020, for election on January 26, 2020. Please note that we do not accept nominations from the floor.
Additionally, we will be electing one delegate to our Diocesan Convention. There are occasionally meetings of the delegates between conventions, but the primary task is to participate in the late November annual convention meeting, at which legislation is considered affecting the entire diocese. Delegates serve a three-year term. If you have an interest in being a delegate, please contact Deacon Harry Leip or the rector.
Food Ministry News
Central Reform Congregation's Mitzvah Farm, which provides produce to our pantry, has received a social justice reward. You can read more about it here.
Trinity Art Club is on break until January 11.
Film & Fellowship - All are invited
If you love movies, good food and interesting discussions, consider attending Film and Fellowship the evening of January 14th. A potluck dinner begins at 6:30 and film discussion at 7:00. Lawrence and Barb Holmes will lead our discussion of “Clemency" starring Alfre Woodward and “The Two Popes” with Anthony Hopkins in the role of Pope Benedict and Jonathon Pryce as Pope Francis. Join us for dinner at 6:30 or come just for the discussion at 7:00.
Book Discussion Group
On Saturday, January 25th, Trinity Book Group will be discussing “ A Prayer for Owen Meany,” a story about boys growing up in a small town in New Hampshire which centers on issues of faith and “being called by God.” We will be meeting at 7pm at the home of Anne Hennig and Frank Schottler, at 2611 Porter. We may watch some of the movie which is based on the book.
In February we plan to read and discuss “The Overstory” by Richard Powers . In March we will read “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Please come. Everyone is welcome.
Invite a Friend to The Table at Trinity!
Come to The Table and bring a friend. The Table at Trinity is our new Saturday night service at 5pm. To introduce the new service and help it grow, we ask each of you to attend on a Saturday night and bring a friend who might enjoy this service. The Table is a welcoming, inclusive and informal worship service for those seeking connection and meaning. Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word about The Table at Trinity!
We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
The Rev. David K. Fly
Friends and Relatives:
The Weathers family, friends of Levi Harris
The Goldberg/Daniel family, friends of Levi Harris
The Guyton/Payne family, friends of Levi Harris
Anne Ballinger, friend of Brian Alms, Paralyzed from spinal cord injury
Jill Healey and her family, Leila Daughaday's niece.
Rick and Robin, Helen Hendry's sons
Rachel, Helen Hendry's granddaughter Allison's partner.
James Berg, Darrell Berg’s son, atrial fibrillation, overactive thyroid, and ankylosing spondylitis.
William Boothby, friend of Darrell Berg.
Sue, friend of Jeff Wunrow, cancer.
Finlay Nayler, Mary Patton's grandson, diagnosed with cancer.
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder cancer.
Brittany, Carmen, Jennifer, Darolyn, Elizabeth, Katherine, Mecca and the women of the county jail meditation fellowship, friends of Mary Taylor
Birthdays: Kate Worland, Greg Smith
For the Clergy of the Diocese: The Rev. David. K. Fly, The Rev. Dawn-Victoria Mitchell, the Rev. Teresa Danieley, the Rev. Jan O'Neil
Serving in the Military: Maj. John Worland, serving at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama
Departed: Danny Weathers, Karen Daniel, and Lois Payne.
for This Sunday
or Luke 2:41-52
or Matthew 2:1-12
Psalm 84 or 84:1-8