Trinity Times for June 20, 2019

Call to Action


Volunteers needed for this year’s Blessing of the Bicycles on July 13th.


Trinity is hosting its third annual Blessing of the Bicycles on Saturday July 13th at 8 AM. If you can on the 13th anytime between 7 AM and 3 PM, please contact Fr. Jon. We need folks to cook, set up tables, read parts of the liturgy, sell t-shirts, and provide hospitality. Fr. Jon can be reached at or 314 619 4216.



This Saturday/Sunday at Trinity


Jesus Said What? At The Table @ 5 PM on Saturday
During the month of June at the Table on Saturdays at 5 PM, Fr. Jon will lead a discussion on some of the difficult sayings of Jesus found in the bible. This Saturday we will explore Jesus’ unsettling words about gouging out eyes and cutting off limbs (Matthew 5:21-30).


Trinity Art Club

TAC resumes with Con Christeson at the helm. Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


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 to be announced. Professional Childcare provided by Katie Wolf.


Acts Bible Study

We continue our journey through Acts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.


Upcoming Events


STOP THE BLEED STL - Trauma First Aid Training July 10th

On July 10th, Stop the Bleed STL will be doing a trauma first aid training from 4 until 5:30 in the S. Parish Hall. It is free. A trauma first aid kit will be for sale for $10, and includes the tourniquet that is the focus of this program. The purpose of this nationwide effort is to equip regular folks like us with the skill to stop a traumatic bleed from an accident, a gunshot, whatever. To register, go to


Trinity Wants YOU to play Softball beginning July 12th 
Fr. Jon is organizing an Episcopal softball league, and you are invited to be on Trinity’s team. Thus far, Christ Church Cathedral, St. John’s, St. Paul’s, St. Mark’s, St. Martin’s, and Holy Communion are recruiting. The schedule will be announced in the next few weeks, but games will likely be played on three Friday evenings in July. All players get a free Trinity T-Shirt. Email Fr. Jon or sign up on the white board in the Narthex at church.


Blessing of the Bicycles July 13th @ 8 AM

Our third annual Blessing of the Bicycles is scheduled for Saturday July 13th at 8 AM. After the blessing, riders are welcome to participate in either a 20 or 40 mile group ride. T-shirts with original artwork will be for sale, and a professional framed image of Madonna Del Ghisalo (patron saint of bicycles) will be raffled off. We are adding a 5 and under obstacle/safety course in the parking lot, and lunch will be served after the group rides. Raffle money, T-shirt profits, and donations will go to Trinity Food Ministry.

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.



Trinity Food Ministry


We have had two very busy weeks of Pantry and in the middle of the third week. Each day brings new people to Trinity who are seeking help. Some are single; some have many family members. All need help making their dollars stretch to the end of the month. That is why we are here. This is what we do.

This week, please remember the Pantry when you shop.

Bar soap, toothpaste (neither of which can be purchased with Food Stamps), Chili with beans, Spaghetti Sauce, New white socks.


Special Thanks

On Wednesday, I found myself washing dishes during Pantry. I just want everyone to know that I ALWAYS appreciate the dishwashing crew that volunteers to do this work each week. But I want all to know that I appreciate them even MORE after today


Carol Wilson, Honorata Tamanaha, Antoine Fields, in particular. These three take on this task weekly. Honorata, by the way, is out of town for the summer. (Hint, Hint, wink, wink) Today, I was told that washing dishes makes me grouchy. He spoke the truth.

- Barbi (TFM Manager)


Other News


Summer Schedule
The Parish Office will close at noon on Fridays during the months of June, July, and August.






Thanks to everyone who helped with the Parish Picnic in Tower Grove Park last Sunday.



Serving this Sunday


8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Tom Kirk

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Brian Alms

Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Nancy Emmel
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Torches: Zoe Goffe, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Ann Watts
Reader 2: Mary Seager    
Intercessor: Al Adams
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg

Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Lisa Johnson
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Flowers: Barb Holmes

Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Hal Morgan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Michael Biggers
Bread Bagger: Barb Sopp
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Paul’s UCC
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: The Rev. Harry Leip


Have a Blessed Day


P.S. Don’t forget to volunteer for this year’s Blessing of the Bicycles on July 13th.




Anglican Communion: For the united Church of North India, the Most Rev. Dr. Prem Chand Singh; Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop; Wayne Smith, Bishop of Missouri; Steven Dokolo, Bishop of the Diocese of Lui. 

Diocese of Missouri: For the people and ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Manchester, and Earl, Priest-in-Charge.

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need

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


Friends and Relatives:
Hannah, Jim Andris’ cousin’s granddaughter, curable leukemia.

Jenn, Kim, Constance, Barbara, Brittney, Carmen, Taco, Brianna, and Renee, friends of Mary Taylor.


Birthdays: Betty Weber, David Fly, Harry Leip, Mike Strahan.


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.


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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