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Trinity Times

January 9, 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 or call 314-327-4200.  Thanks very much!

No Sunday School January 12 due to

9 a.m. Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church will be held this Sunday, January 12, at 9:00 a.m. in the North Parish Hall. Bring a friend!

9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study this Sunday
in the South Parish Hall

No Adult Bible Study this Sunday, January 12.


Serving this Sunday
January 12, 2020

Epiphany Sunday

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: George Friesen
Usher: Dolores Friesen
Eucharistic Visitor: George Friesen

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Lisa Will-Smith
Crucifer: Cody Burleson
Torches: Linda Small, Mike Fowlkes
Reader 1: Adrienne Fly
Reader 2: Anne Giedinghagen
Intercessor: Hazel Kirk
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Cathy Tierney
Sacristans: Lisa Carpenter, Joyce von Glahn
Flowers: Barb Holmes
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Offering Counters: Jeanie Frazee, Jerry Martin
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Tom Fox
Bread Bagger: Judy Leon
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church/Girl Scouts
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly


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

Happy New Year to us all! We are going to be doing great things with Trinity Food Ministry this year! Ashes in the Pantry; Maundy Thursday Foot Ministry; restart of Game Night in April; Art Show in May, these are just a few of the things going on besides the regular Food Pantry and Sunday Hot Lunch. 

Although we officially reopened the Food Pantry on Thursday January 2, the big rush did not hit until Tuesday, January 7. What a whirlwind Tuesday and Wednesday have been! What appeared to be a super-abundance of goods quickly disappeared as family after family came in for groceries. 

It feels as though this strangely warm weather is setting us up for extreme weather. I know that the abundance of gloves, socks, hats, and scarves will rapidly disappear with that first sign of freezing weather.

Stay tuned for emergency calls for goods!


This week we need canned meats (tuna in water, Chicken, roast beef, ham) and feminine products (pads). 

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

Rebekka Hughes

Dorothy Becvar

Barbara Bradshaw

Charlene Wright
Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:

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: John Carroll, Jane Edwards, Michael Biggers

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: John Works

Lectionary Readings

for This Sunday

  • Isaiah 60:1-6

  • Ephesians 3:1-12

  • Matthew 2:1-12

  • Psalm 72:1-7,10-14


Trinity is a progressive Episcopal Church where our commitment to the radical gospel of Christ calls us to worship God, welcome the seeker, sustain the faithful, and serve those in need.


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