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July 18, 2019
Call to Action
Facebook is a great way to stay connected to Trinity. We post pictures, events, and all sorts of information on our page, so if you haven’t “liked” your church’s Facebook page, log on and “like” us this week. You can find us at https://www.facebook.com/TrinityStL.
Simplified Sunday school continues during the summer months in the North Parish Hall during the 10:30 AM service. This Sunday’s storyteller is Melissa Morgan. Professional Childcare provided by Katie Wolf.
9:30 AM Sunday Bible Study
This Sunday we continue our discussion series called “Orthodox Doctrine, Radical Worldview” where we explore how some of the church’s orthodox teachings found within the creed inspire progressive politics and activism.
A special thanks to everyone who volunteered at this year’s blessing of the bicycles. We had a great time and blessed 60+ bikes and cyclists. This year’s blessing was also a fundraiser for TFM, so stay tuned to find out how much we raised.
Serving this Sunday
July 21, 2019
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Tom Kirk
Chalice 1: Darrell Berg
Chalice 2: Brian Alms
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Fritzi Baker
Torches: Cody Burleson, Tammy O’Donnell
Reader 1: Hazel Kirk
Reader 2: Ted McNamara
Intercessor: Hal Morgan
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Levi Harris
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck
Flowers: Ellie Chapman
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Hal Morgan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jen Sweet
Bread Bagger: Val Rutterer
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Michael Biggers
The Parish Office will close at noon on Fridays during the months of June, July, and August.
Sermons from the past eight Sundays are available on our website's sermon page.
Do you “kitchen”?
Trinity Neighborhood Camp is looking for someone to make lunch for 30 adults on Thurs., Aug. 1.
Suggested items: cold cuts, chicken tuna or egg salad, small buns, other side salad, chips, and dessert. The lunch should be set out by 11:00 AM in Fr. Jon’s office. See Kate Worland or Barb Holmes for details.
Trinity Food Ministry
During the Wednesday noon Eucharist, the Gospel for the day was John 21:15-17.
“Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’ He said to him the third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ And he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.”
Many people come in today for a bite to eat, cold water, and to just sit in the cool for a little while. This extreme heat can be very dangerous for people who live outside. It can also be deadly for those who live in old homes which have been chopped up into boarding houses or apartments with little or no air conditioning. We opened early because of the heat.
The noise level was quite high today with everyone talking at the same time. With all the chatter, it was easy to be distracted. I kept remembering the Gospel. And it caused me to remember that there is more to feeding people than by sharing food.
Many Trinity parishioners know Wayne. As I left Pantry on Wednesday, Wayne was very busy. It was an incredibly hot afternoon, yet he walked halfway down the block to pick up a trash can, take it to the dumpster, and put it back in its place. Then he made sure that the water hose was properly hooked up (so it didn’t leak) and in its right place. Then he retrieved a water hose that someone had left beside the door. He took it to the garden side of the SPH and put it up. On his good days, he wants little other than someone to talk (listen) with him and to be a helper. I left today knowing that he and many others had been fed, in body and in spirit.
Pantry needs this week:
Peanut butter, pasta sauce, canned vegetables (no carrots, please!). Soap, new crew socks, toothpaste.
Schnuck’s Operation Food Search Food Drive – August 3rd
We only just learned that Schnuck’s would again participate in this food collection again (after having said they were not going to do it…). So we will need volunteers Saturday August 3rd between 11 and 3 in the S. Parish Hall, to receive sort, count and put away the food donated by shoppers at the Richmond Heights store. In past years, we have gotten over 2000 items from this drive – much needed help for our food pantry. It’s a big job but really fun.
If you can help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-805-8254. Thanks!
From our Holy Ground Collaborative Neighbors
Central Reform Congregation invites us to their Music in the Garden series this Summer. Bring your lawn chair, snacks to share and non-alcoholic beverages. Beginning at 6:30 –
July 21 – Rabbi James Stone Goodman & guests
July 28 – Shir Ami
August 18 – Rabbi Daniel Bogard
September 1 - Rabbi James Stone Goodman & guests
Also Yoga at the Garden with Andy Nunberg – all abilities welcome – Bring your own mat – from 7 until 8 pm on August 4th and 25th.
Trinity Book Group will meet on Saturday, July 27th, at 7 p.m. at the home of Hazel and Tom Kirk, 16 Schultz Rd. We discuss "Bluest Eye" by the Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, a novel about a black girl who believes she cannot be valued or loved without looking white.
We will read "Women Talking," by Miriam Toews, and "Unsheltered," by Barbara Kingsolver, in August and September.
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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
Friends and Relatives:
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder cancer.
Greyson Weather, Betsey Gardner’s grandson, 7 years old recovering from open heart surgery.
Hannah, Jim Andris’ cousin’s granddaughter, curable leukemia.
Jenn, Kim, Constance, Barbara, Brittney, Carmen, Taco, Brianna, and Renee, friends of Mary Taylor
Birthdays: Susie Stratton, Etta Taylor
For the Clergy of the Diocese: The Rev. Teresa Danieley, the Rev. Jan O'Neil
Serving in the Military: Maj. John Worland, serving at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama