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Weekly Trinity Times

March 28, 2019

Arts Committee

The Arts Committee brings visual arts to Trinity in three ways. First we exhibit artwork of local artists in the Parish Gallery located in the north parish hall. See for descriptions of past exhibits.  Next the hallway leading from the Sanctuary to the remaining facilities has been dedicated to the memory of the artists who have been part of the Trinity family over the years.  We call this space the Memorial Gallery, and it is reserved for the work of people with connections to Trinity at any level of talent and love for art. Finally, the Committee creates art projects in collaboration with Trinity members for temporary installations that enhance our worship space.  There is a display documenting these various projects over the years hanging in the back hallway.
The committee meets monthly, with opportunities for further involvement at other times during the year.  You don’t have to be a skilled artist, but just have a love of the visual arts and a willingness to help make things happen. To get involved, contact Jeff Wunrow, committee chair, at 314-327-4200 or

For other ministries that may be a fit for you, check the Trinity CWE Ministry Directory available in the rack by the Church entrance.

Sunday School for Children at 10:30 a.m.

Teachers: Fritzi Baker, Barb Holmes

Aide: Jan Parker

Childcare Professional: Katie Wolf

Fr. Stratton Away this Weekend 

Fr. Jon’s grandmother Gloria Duvernay died last Wednesday and the services are scheduled for this Saturday in Minneapolis Minnesota. Fr. Jon and family will depart on Friday and return on Monday. Please contact Deacon Harry for any pastoral emergencies over the weekend. The Rev. Steve Lawler will preside at Annie Mae Fielder’s funeral on Saturday, the Rev. Rebecca Ragland will preside at The Table on Saturday evening, and the Rev. Beth Scriven will preside and preach at the Sunday morning services. 

No Bible Study or Breakfast this Sunday 

Due to Fr. Jon’s absence, there will be no bible study this Sunday at 9:30 AM. Our study of Acts will resume on April the 7th.

Lenten Quiet Space 

One of the blessings of Lent is the opportunity to slow down, listen, reflect, and contemplate. Throughout the centuries, Christians have found that silence is a great aide to these spiritual activities, and so, for the season of Lent, you are invited to practice the ancient and counter-cultural art of silence in the Nave 15 minutes before Sunday services. Also, all throughout Lent the chapel will be set aside as a quiet space for prayer and meditation.

Serving this Sunday
March 31, 2019


The Fourth Sunday in Lent

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Bob Emert

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Thurifer: Lisa Will-Smith
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Torches: Cody Burleson, Mike Fowlkes
Reader 1: Linda Eastman
Reader 2: Adrienne Fly    
Intercessor: Anne Giedinghagen
Eucharistic Visitor: Lisa Will-Smith
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Adrienne Fly
Sacristans: All
Offering Counters: Hal Morgan, Michael Shepley
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Adrienne Fly
Bread Bagger: Val Rutterer
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Francis Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Michael Biggers


Sermons from the past eight Sundays are available on our website's sermon page.

Funeral for Annie Mae Fielder 

Annie’s Mae's funeral is scheduled for this Saturday (3-30-19) at 11 AM at Trinity. All are welcome to attend. There will be a reception directly after the service in the South Parish Hall. 

APRIL 6, 2019

Spring has sprung now is the time for us to spring into action.  We're asking any and all those able to come and help spruce up the outside, to arrive by 9:30 AM.  We need former Senior and Junior Wardens on hand by 9:00 AM to determine if items in the basement should be kept.  We need help removing the carpet in the Chapel. Please bring your broom, rake and other gardening tools.

If you are coming to help, and I know you are, contact me at 314-435-2375.

Willie Meadows-Junior Warden

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Invite a Friend to The Table at Trinity!

Looking for a way to serve Trinity during Lent? 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 in Lent 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!

Holy Week Service Schedule

Tuesday, April 16
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service
 Thursday, April 18
7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 19
7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 7:00 p.m.  Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 20
10:30 a.m. Holy Saturday Service
9:00 p.m. The Great Vigil

Easter Day, April 21
8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist


Watch at the Altar of Repose: "Wait here, and keep awake" - These words from the Gospel provide a theme for Trinity's annual overnight watch beginning at the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday service until the start of the Good Friday evening service. The consecrated bread and wine from the Maundy Thursday Eucharist is reserved, or reverently kept, in our chapel. From 9pm on Thursday April 18 till 7 pm on Friday there are hour-long time periods which you can sign-up and use for whatever you'd like - silence, reading psalms, praying, etc. However you're called to use that time, there's a place for you in the chapel. The sign-up for the watch is located near the organ.  During the overnight hours, a group of Trinitarians will be present for security and coffee making. Please consider joining us for this most holy evening, morning, and afternoon.


Tenebrae: The word ‘tenebrae’ is Latin for shadows and the purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story. On the Tuesday of Holy Week (April 16), we will use a shortened version of this service where we'll have an opportunity to read, listen, chant and sing while we are drawn into the encroaching darkness of the evening and the emotional drama of the days to come. The evening will begin with a simple soup dinner at 6:00pm in the North Parish Hall with the service at 7pm. If you will be coming to the dinner, please sign up on the list near the organ so we can set a place for you at our table.

Trinity Food Ministry

Sunday Hot Lunch has experienced a bit of a lull over the past few Sundays. It is difficult to predict why some Sundays are busier than others. One thing is for sure; on the fifth Sunday of the month, a larger crowd can always be expected because it is St. Francis' day and they always bring fried chicken. If you want to see faith in action, come visit on Sunday at 2 p.m. Grab a plate and a chair and enjoy some fellowship! 

Hot Lunch may be slow but Pantry has not been. We have steadily served 100 people each week (3 days) for the past few months. On some Tuesdays, that number can climb to 50 - 75 people in just that one day. Many of the people who come for the meal alone are neighborhood people. But more people who are unhoused are coming. That means we need some specific things for them. 

New crew socks, small deodorants, single toothbrushes, small toothpaste, individual sized body wash, razors, gently used backpacks, pop top foods (beanie weenies, vienna sausages, peanut butter, crackers, fruit cups). 

For pantry this week, we need canned meats, canned fruit, fruit bars, soap. 

Art Opening

Jordan McGirk:  We Will Not Leave Wanting

Jordan McGirk, member of Trinity and of the Arts Committee, has an exhibit of his paintings coming up at the Houska Gallery, 4728 McPherson Ave.   Jordan’s work explores the anxious embodiment of western hypermasculinity, and represents the fragility of living out fragmented ideologies. His most recent paintings investigate fantasies of power and privilege performed at hardcore and heavy metal shows by posturing young men.  His exhibit, “We Will Not Leave Wanting,” has an opening reception Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., and runs through May 11.  Please support a talented Trinitarian and stop by to see Jordan’s show.  For more information, visit

Waste Not, Want Not

I have never measured the amount, but I know that a great deal of compostable waste goes out of TFM every week. I would like to have a conversation with anyone who might have experience or knowledge or time to research the ways TFM might begin composting its food and paper waste. Or if you know of such a one, please contact me at

Lenten Offerings at Trinity 

As the liturgy for Ash Wednesday says, the season of Lent is traditionally marked by self-examination and repentance, prayer, fasting, self-denial, and the reading and meditating on God’s Word. Below you will find several opportunities offered at Trinity that will enrich your Lenten devotions and help you to keep a holy Lent. 

The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life 

The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is a return to the ancient pathways and Rules of Life that followers of Jesus have observed for centuries. They knew the power of commitment to a core set of practices –Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest–and the power of gathering in a small group where you find love and support for living into these commitments. If we hope to not only worship Jesus but to grow more like him and bear his redeeming love in the world, we can adopt a rule of life like the Way of Love and find a community with which to practice it.

Sunday March 10th @ 12:15 PM; Turn
Tuesday March 19th @ 6:30 PM; Pray
Tuesday March 26th @ 6:30 PM; Learn 
Tuesday April 2nd @ 6:30 PM; Bless 
Tuesday April 9th @ 6:30 PM; Worship  
Sunday April 14th @ 12:15 PM; Go 

All sessions will be held in the North Parish Hall. There will also be a sign up for folks to bring either soup, bread, or fruit to share during the Tuesday evening sessions. You can learn more about The Way of Love by visiting

Lenten Quiet Day for Contemplation and Meditation 

As modern people, we are so often bombarded by the constant noises and distractions of life, and sometimes these noises and distractions can keep us from hearing the voice of God in the still and quiet space. On Saturday April the 13th, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., you are invited to participate in a morning of quiet and contemplation in Trinity’s nave. Several types of prayers practices will be taught and offered and you’ll have the chance to connect to God through a variety of different ways. The exact time of this quiet day is TBD, but it will take place in the morning hours. 

Weekday Prayer Opportunities 

Trinity holds prayer and worship services every day of the week, not just Sunday mornings. So, if you are looking to add more structured and consistent prayer to your Lenten devotions, you are invited to stop by Trinity to participate in any or all of the following weekday services. 

Mondays at 7:30 AM: Morning Prayer 
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM: Holy Eucharist 
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM: Morning Prayer 
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM: Holy Eucharist 
Wednesdays at 5:30 PM: Contemplative Prayer 
Thursdays at 6:30 AM: Holy Eucharist 
Fridays at 7:30 AM: Morning Prayer 
Saturdays at 5:00 PM: The Table (Celtic Eucharist during Lent) 

On appointed Holy Days the Eucharist is celebrated instead of Morning Prayer (except if the Holy Day falls on a Monday. In that case, it is transferred to Tuesday). You can find the Holy Day Mass schedule at 

The Acts of the Apostles: Disruption or Conversion of the Empire? 

This eight week class will study the New Testament book The Acts of the Apostles. In this book, the author tells (or reports) the story of the early church and its mission to spread Jesus’ kingdom message to the ends of the earth. As the apostles preach, teach, and heal, they are accused of being un-patriotic atheists who are hell bent on disrupting the Empire’s law and order. This class will explore the subversive nature of the early church, its structure, struggles, and compromises, as well as draw parallels to today’s modern context. 

Week 1 (2-17-19): Background, Context, and Authorship
Week 2 (2-24-19): Apostolic Call; pre-read chapter 1 
Week 3 (3-3-19): Apostolic Concord; pre-read chapter 2 - 5
Week 4 (3-17-19): Apostolic Challenge; pre-read chapter 6 - 8 
Week 5 (3-24-19): Apostolic Change; pre-read chapter 9 - 12
Week 6 (3-31-19): Apostolic Compromise; pre-read chapters 13 - 15
Week 7 (4-7-19): Apostolic Colleagues; pre-read chapters 16 - 20
Week 8 (4-28-19): Apostolic Champion; pre-read chapters 21 - 28

Notes from the Jail

Thank you for your generosity in the donations of composition books and sketchpads. We have an abundance now and I know they will be treasured. These simple things mean so much to the women on the inside. Your prayers and gifts mean I am not alone when I walk into jail.      

        But we can beg for an increase of love in our 
        heart that will vitalize and transform all our 
        individual actions, and know God will take
        them and multiply them as Jesus multiplied 
        the loaves and fishes.  
          -Dorothy Day 

-Mary Taylor

Trinity Art Club

This Saturday (3-30-2019), TAC will meet in the North Parish Hall. Come. See. Be. 

Film & Fellowship April 9

The Film and Fellowship Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the North Parish Hall, beginning with a light potluck supper.

The movie for group discussion this month is “Gloria Bell.” All are urged to see this film on their own and join us for supper and the discussion. Also suggested for brief reviews at the meeting are “Birds of Paradise,” “Woman at War,” “Transit,” and “Five Feet Apart.”

Oliver Layher in St. Louis Teen Talent Finals on April 13

Oliver Layher and his acrobatic partner Kyran Walton recently qualified for the finals in the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition, sponsored by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation. The free event takes place at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 13, at 8PM, and showcases the 15 acts that made it through the first two rounds of the competition. Winners receive scholarships and prizes, including an audience favorite award. Oliver has appreciated your support over the years, and would love to have Trinity friends in the audience cheering him on. Seating is general admission, and the crowds start lining up early. Click HERE to to order free tickets. Please contact Karin Layher with any questions.

Prayers for the McCall Family 

The McCall/Kiel family asks your prayers for Vilma McCall, the grandmother of Ida McCall and great-grandmother of Charlotte and Saidie Kiel. Vilma is near death and struggling significantly with pain and anxiety. Please keep her and the family in your prayers, that they may experience the love and comfort of God’s presence. 

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Barbara Bradshaw
Catherine Tierney
Charlene Wright
Mick Maurer

Julien Worland
Frank Schottler

Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Joyce Daughaday
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:
Vilma McCall
Rick, son of Helen Hendry
Suellyn Scull, friend of Michael Shepley

Tom, Dolores Friesen's brother

Buelane Daugherty, friend of Brian Alms

Pam Burrell, friend of Brian Alms

Danyelle, Mindy, Laquita, Tonya, Jennifer, Mecca, Andrea, Catherine, Heaven., friends of Mary Taylor
James Milstead, friend of Brian Alms
Marquice Underwood, Sharron Underwood's daughter
Marybel Cova, friend of Jim Andris and Stephen Nichols, recovering from surgery

Donna Eldridge, friend of Jeannette Lehrmann
Young Treyvon and his foster family
Susan Weber, Michael Luebbers' sister
Beverly Ludrick, friend of Mary Seager
Cheryl and Jimmie, friends of Mary Seager
Rosalyn M., friend of Mary Seager
Dee Farris, Jeff Farris' mother
William Boothby, friend of Darrell Berg
Gary Sykes, friend of Hazel Kirk
Chloe Peistrup, Virginia Benson's cousin, ATV accident
Bill, friend of George Friesen, cancer and failing memory
Rich Fernandez, friend of Kris Zapalac and Jerry Martin, lung cancer
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder and breast cancer

Birthdays: Carletta Fielder

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


Departed: Gloria Duvernay, Father Jon's grandmother

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