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Trinity Times

July 25, 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

Championship Softball Game this Friday at 6 PM

Sadly, Holy Smoke did not make the cut for the final game. We lost to the Cathedral last Friday, but we played a good game. The teams playing 

for the championship will be Holy Commotion (Holy Communion) and The Bat Flips (St. John’s). All are welcome to come out and watch at 6 PM in Tower Grove Park on field 1 A. Childcare provided.for the championship will be Holy Commotion (Holy Communion) and The Bat Flips (St. John’s). All are welcome to come out and watch at 6 PM in Tower Grove Park on field 1 A. Childcare provided. 

Sunday School/Childcare

Simplified Sunday school continues during the summer months in the North Parish Hall during the 10:30 AM service. This Sunday’s storyteller is Nick Morgan. Professional Childcare provided by Katie Wolf.

Serving this Sunday
July 28, 2019


The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Usher: Bob Emert
10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Karin Layher
Thurifer: Lisa Will-Smith
Crucifer: Steven Forsyth
Torches: Mike Fowlkes, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Bill Mayhan
Reader 2: Betty Weber    
Intercessor: Tom Weber
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Faith Sandler
Greeter: Jordan McGirk
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Flowers: Anne Hennig
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Hal Morgan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Anne Hennig
Bread Bagger: Judy Leon
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly

9:30 AM Sunday Bible Study

This Sunday we will continue our series on church doctrine and radical living. This Sunday’s topic is The Atonement. All are welcome. 

Save the Date

On Saturday evening September 14, Trinity will hold a Homecoming and Hymn Sing to support the Trinity Food Ministry.  At 6 p.m. (following the Table service) we'll gather for a potluck supper followed by a 7 p.m. hymn sing in the Church. 

For the hymn sing, there will be two giving opportunities:
•    First, in the weeks leading up to the event, vote for your favorite hymns.  At $1 per vote, we'll sing the 10 hymns which receive the most votes. 
•    Secondly at the potluck, we will have a silent auction to “retire" two hymns for six months each and one hymn which will be retired for the entire year.

So peruse your hymnals and stay tuned - More to come in the weeks ahead!

No Morning Prayer on Friday the 26th. 

Thanks to everyone who volunteers at the 5pm Saturday Table service.

Summer Schedule

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.

Game Night Saturday the 3rd of August at 6 PM.

 You are invited to our third game night on Saturday August the 3rd at 6 PM after The Table service. This is a great opportunity for folks from the food pantry and folks from the congregation to enjoy some fun, fellowship, and food. Feel free to bring your favorite board or card game. 

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

This week we are giving thanks for cooler weather. It is a reminder to all of us to look for the blessing in what is before us. So, we are very thankful for this blessing of a break in the weather!

The cooler night temperatures are also a reminder that, regardless of how many more hot days and evenings there may be, it won’t be that long before members of our community will again be facing the cold. Please take these summer days to look at your selection of coats, gloves, hats, blankets, hoodies, and sweatshirts and mentally pack these away for September when we can begin taking warm items.

There are three items for which I am continually asked during the summer: socks, t-shirts, and underwear. There are four things most requested in the winter: socks, t-shirts, underwear and hoodies. Of course, we can’t give away used underwear plus new socks are always best for feet that are so compromised. If you find any good sales on undies and socks, please share the news with your friends and ask them for gifts for the Pantry!

The Pantry will be closed July 30 – August 1 for the Neighborhood Camp. However, the hunger will continue although we will not be here to offer food. Please double up on your giving for the Food Pantry.

We always need:

Toilet tissue, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes (in packs of NO MORE than 3 or 4), razors, lotion

Peanut butter, breakfast bars, peanut butter crackers, cereal, chicken 

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 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 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.

Want to know more about our Diocese? 

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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

Dorothy Becvar

Barbara Bradshaw

Charlene Wright
Mick Maurer
Frank Schottler
Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Jeff Farris

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: Paula Coalier, Jeff Wunrow, Lisa Johnson, Jan Parker.

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

Lectionary Readings

for This Sunday

Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85
Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19)
Luke 11:1-13


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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