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January 23, 2020
Annual Meeting Brunch!
Sunday, January 26th, is our Annual Meeting. There will be the 8 and 10:30 o’clock services as usual with brunch in the S. Parish Hall in between. The meeting will take place as we enjoy the food and fellowship from 9 until 10:15. We ask everyone to contribute something you’d like to eat at that hour - fruit, cheese, pastries, a breakfast casserole - your favorite thing! Child care will be available during the meeting.
Helpers are needed for setting up tables beforehand, receiving and arranging the lovely food that you all will bring, and then tidying up afterwards. Please contact Adrienne if you can help - at or 314-805-8254.
The ANNUAL REPORT is available HERE as a PDF.
Call to Action
Janitors from SEIU local 1 have been fighting or a fair contract for the past several months. Unfortunately, they have not received just wage. Many of them are making just a little over Missouri’s minimum wage, which is not enough to live on.
You are invited to stand in solidarity with the janitors at a rally downtown this Monday (1-27) at 11:45 AM. The rally will take place at 7th and Market St.
10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday School
Story: The Parable of the Good Samaritan
Story Teller: Ron Tompkins
Doorperson: Jeff Wunrow
Yoga Instructor: Melissa Morgan
Childcare Provider: Katie Wolf
Activities: Barb Holmes
9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study this Sunday
in the South Parish Hall
No Adult Bible Study this Sunday, January 26, due to Annual Meeting.
Serving this Sunday
January 26, 2020
The 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Tom Kirk
Chalice 1: Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Torches: Zoe Goffe, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Bill Mayhan
Reader 2: Ted McNamara
Intercessor: Hal Morgan
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Jordan McGirk
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Flowers: Ellie Chapman
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Hal Morgan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jen Sweet
Bread Bagger: Michael Biggers
Hot Lunch Provider: Trinity
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: The Rev. Harry Leip
The Funeral Service for John Works will be held at Trinity at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, January 25.
Gracie and Eldright White
Last month, the White’s family home in Wellston burned down. They lost most of everything, but no one was injured. Please keep Gracie and Eldright in your prayers.
Holy Day Services in January and February
January 25 at 5:00 p.m. The Conversion of St. Paul
February 25 at 7:30 a.m. St. Matthias the Apostle
February 26 at 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Services
Theology on Tap Wednesday Feb 5th @ 6:30 PM
All are welcome to Theology on Tap. This month’s speaker is The Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders from Eden Seminary. Dr. Sanders will lead a discussion about Reclaiming Dr. King. Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today. Join us and bring friends! NEW LOCATION. TOT is now meeting at Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave in Maplewood. Click here for the Facebook page.
Food Ministry News
Have you ever had one of those nights when you woke up every 30 minutes or so? Or even every hour? Tossing and turning and unable to relax? Too cold, too hot?
Imagine being homeless. Nowhere to lay your tired body. Maybe you find a park bench or a nook in a corner. You doze off but suddenly you hear footsteps. Wide awake, you wait, all senses alerted and your heart pumping.
Or maybe a shelter is open for the night. Thankful for the cot and the covers, you lie down, but you are so tense from the lack of sleep, so paranoid from the fear, it is difficult to relax. Plus, the noises! Can you imagine?
What does sleep deprivation do to our minds and bodies? Besides making us cranky and anxious, it can also lead to weight gain and Type II Diabetes. Also, high blood pressure, memory, and balance problems. Chronic insomnia can lead to mood swings, hallucinations, and many other ailments that can be mistaken for mental health disorders.
Sleeplessness is a serious condition for anyone; however, it is a very serious situation for those who are not living in safe housing. So, when you see someone asleep in the South Parish or in the Garden, know that they are there because they feel safe and can sleep without fear for a little bit. It isn’t enough but it is better than none.
Winter needs for the Pantry and Hot Lunch:
Hot Hand Warmers (thanks to those who responded!), beanies, heavy gloves, new socks, t-shirts, small jars of Vaseline or Gold Bond Lotion.
This week at Pantry needs:
Canned meats, cereal, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes (packs of no more than 4, please)
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.
Fluente: An Undersea Circus Adventure January 25-26
Anna Layher is performing in multiple acts in the annual Circus Harmony big show this month. The show takes place on the third floor of the City Museum and includes a live band. It runs the last two weekends of January and Anna always loves to see friends from Trinity there. Tickets are $20 and available online at https://circusharmony.org/fluente/.
Show times are as follows:
Saturday, 1/25: 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, 1/26: 2pm
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:
Helen Hayes, Anne Hennig's sister
Helena Valentine, friend of Mary Seager, blood disorder
Hilla Elkind, friend of Mary Seager, heart failure
Meira, Darrell Berg's granddaughter
Judy Beuse, Stephen Nichols' sister
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.
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: Mary Patton, Peter Thacher, Mary Ellen Anderson, Ed Riedel
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