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January 30, 2020
Trinity Historical Site
Designation in the News
This week, Trinity was in the news for its designation as a national historical site as a place of significance for the LGBTQIA+ community. Check out the links to the Post-Dispatch article, our Diocesan Newsletter, and the Episcopal News Service. Thanks to Trinity’s communication team for getting the word out. There is a celebration scheduled for Saturday June 13th that will include, God willing, the unveiling of an historical marker bearing witness to Trinity’s ministry.
10:30 a.m. Children's Sunday School
Story: The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value
Storyteller: Kathleen McManis
Doorperson: Jan Parker
Yoga: Melissa Morgan
Activities: Barb Holmes
Childcare: Katie Wolf
9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study this Sunday
in the South Parish Hall
This Sunday, we will begin our study of Paul’s Epistle to Titus. Breakfast will be served.
Holy Day Services in February and March
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
March 19 at 6:30 a.m., St. Joseph
March 25 at 6:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. The Annunciation
Serving this Sunday
February 2, 2020
The Presentation of Our Lord
Jesus Christ in the Temple
Chalice: Bill von Glahn
Usher: Joyce von Glahn
Chalice 1: Darrell Berg
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Cody Burleson
Torches: Kara Henderson, Steven Forsyth
Reader 1: Mike Pilato
Reader 2: Mary Seager
Eucharistic Visitors: The Rev. Harry Leip
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk
Ushers: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Greeter: Joyce LaFontain
Sacristans: Joyce LaFontain, Linda Small
Flowers: Pat Way
Coffee Hour: Fritzi Baker
Offering Counters: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Hal Morgan
Bread Bagger: Adrienne Fly
Hot Lunch Provider: Central Reform Congregation
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Betsy Kirchoff
Special thanks to this Sunday’s
communion bread bakers!
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.
Trinity at the Deaconess Anne House on Monday February the 10th
You are cordially invited for supper and Eucharist at the Deaconess Anne House on Monday February the 10th @ 6:15 PM. Bring a dish to share!
Food Ministry News
We know that many people do without things that others of us take for granted. Such is the nature of poverty. Such is the nature of privilege. Sometimes, the things are so common in our own lives that it is difficult to imagine that others might not have these items.
Toilet tissue, spoons, forks, salt or pepper shakers – these things do disappear. However, think about it. How desperate might someone be to take a roll of tissue off its holder? How could anyone be without simple everyday things like spoons or forks, salt or pepper? Yet, they are.
Thanks to all of you who hear the cries of those who live without the everyday things that we take for granted. Soap. Tissue. Face cloths. Lotion. Water. Toothpaste. These are just a few of the things. The list is much longer.
This week at pantry:
Any of the above items. Canned Chicken. Peanut butter. Powdered Milk.
In our Yo-Yo weather:
Always – new socks. Hot Hand hand warmers. Waterproof shoe covers. Men’s gloves. Rain ponchos.
Book Discussion Group
Our February Book Group will meet on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7 pm at the home of Rachel Steinbrueck, who lives at 7546 Milan in U. City. We will discuss “The Overstory,” by Richard Powers, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize. One reviewer says it is a “novel about trees and people who understand them. It is the eco-epic of the year and perhaps the decade. Unlike the Lorax who spoke for the trees, Richard Powers prefers to let them do their own talking”. Everyone is invited to Book Group. Please come.
Thanks to Riley Luebbers for assisting with this month’s Messy Church service.
The Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL will present a performance on Sunday, February 23. at 4 pm, of "The Most Reluctant Convert," a one-man play about the faith journey of C.S. Lewis. We are trying to form a group of at least 10 or more, in order to take advantage of discounted ticket prices. For more information, check the website at CSLewisOnStage.com. If interested in joining us, please contact Sara Lappi as soon as possible, but by February 14 at the latest.
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
Birthdays: Hazel Kirk, Phil Egart, Yolanda Taylor, Linda Small
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