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Weekly Trinity Times

May 16, 2019

The Sacristans are responsible for preparing the Altar for services. This preparation includes maintaining linens, candles, communion vessels, and other items for use at these services. Generally, Sacristans are asked to assist one Saturday a month for an hour or two to prepare the church for Sunday services. They are scheduled in pairs and can coordinate the times for completing the preparation for Sunday services. Occasionally Sacristans may also be asked to assist with special services such as Weddings, Funerals, Christmas and Holy Week services.  If interested in contributing in this humble yet valuable way to Trinity’s worship services, you may contact Ron Tompkins, 314-621-5531 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.

Teacher: Katie Hoffmeister

Professional Child Care: Katie Wolf

Film and Fellowship members have decided not to meet during the summer months.

The next meeting is set for Tuesday, September 10.


Martha Baker will be sending out notices of recommended films via email during the break.

Serving this Sunday
May 19, 2019


The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Darrell Berg
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Crucifer: Fritzi Baker
Torches: Katie and Annie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Linda Eastman
Reader 2: Adrienne Fly    
Intercessor: Ellie Chapman
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen Anderson
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Fred Hale
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck
Flowers: Ellie Chapman
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Michael Shepley
Coffee Hour: Jan Parker
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Dean Bradley
Bread Bagger: Michael Biggers
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Betsy Kirchoff


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

Many Thanks!

To the volunteers who stepped up to help us and the good folks from Grace Church serve Hot Lunch this past Sunday: Lisa Johnson, Jane Sauer, Gwen Sims, Fritzi Baker, Katie Hoffmeister, Sigmund Hudson, and Mary Seager. We’ll be looking for helpers next on July 14th – Bastille Day – perhaps a glass of wine afterwards would be in order?

9:30 AM Sunday Bible Study

This Sunday we weill continue our study of Acts.

Noonday Forum This Sunday after the 10:30 AM Service

Leah Clyburn, organizer for the Sierra Club, will be with us this Sunday after the 10:30 AM service to talk about the Climate Adaptation Plan for the City of St. Louis that details the strategies to achieve an 80 percent reduction in citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

If you haven’t already, please add your voice to this initiative by filling out this online survey. Your responses will help steer the plan created by the 100% Clean Energy Advisory Board. 

The forum will take place in the North Parish Hall and will be followed directly by the Stephen Davis’ talk on the current art installation in the NPH.

Coffee Hour in the North Parish Hall

This Sunday’s Coffee Hour will be in the North Parish Hall. Please stop by to take a look at the new art installation and stick around for Leah Clyburn’s presentation on the City’s Climate Adaptation Plan. 

Pentecost Readers Needed

If you speak a foreign language and would like to help read on Sunday, June 9, at the 10:30 a.m. Pentecost service, please sign up on the list near the organ or email Deacon Harry

Trinity Neighborhood Camp is set for  Monday July 29 through Friday August 2.   Camp activities include reading, math/science, art, music, theater, and exercise. The educational enrichment activities will prepare the campers (ages 5 - 10 years) to begin school in the fall.   Camp hours are 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and includes breakfast, snack, and lunch.  Campers receive backpacks full of school supplies.   

Your support makes camp possible!  We need adult volunteers to serve as mentors and to help with food.  We need teen volunteers to serve as counselors.  Our 2019 camp fundraising goal is $3,000.  For details about how you can support Trinity’s camp click here for the Volunteer/Donation Information Sheet. 

To reserve a space for your child click here for the Camp Application.  Click here for the camp brochure.

Congratulations to Oliver Layher who graduated summa cum laude from St. John Vianney High School.  Oliver is headed to École Nationale de Cirque (National Circus School) in Montreal. 

Trinity Book Group for June

Trinity's next Book Group will meet on Saturday, June 15, at the home of Rachel Steinbrueck, 7546 Milan, at 7 pm. We will discuss "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. This book topped the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list for 12 weeks of 2019. The story describes the life and adventures of a young girl named Kaya in the swamps of North Carolina. 

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Sunday Art Reception and Artist’s Talk May 19

The newest exhibit in the Parish Gallery is Stephen Davis:  Levels of Abstraction.  Stephen’s paintings are beautiful, bold, and colorful Cubist-inspired works that you won’t want to miss.  On Sunday, May 19, we will hold coffee hour after the 10:30 service in the north parish hall so Trinitarians can see the exhibit, and for those interested in sticking around and learning more, Stephen will be on hand at 1:00 to talk about his art and his process. Please join us!

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!

Trinity Food Ministry

This week at Pantry, we need:
Chili  with beans, canned meat, bar soap, new men’s crew socks.

Game On! TFM Community Game Night

When we opened during the Polar Vortex, one of our neighbors, John Dixon, asked if he could bring his backgammon board in the evening and enjoy some game time. We also found a checker board and some decks of cards for those who wanted to play. It was a lot of fun and added a good deal to the warmth of the evening (inside!!).

John and others loved it so much that we want to do it again! The first one will be held Saturday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. in the South Parish Hall. Remember the Table begins at 5 p.m. so, afterwards, come on over for a bit of fun.

Backgammon, dominoes, cards – or whatever game you might like to bring. Bring a game, bring a snack, and come prepared to have a lot of fun. (Sodas acceptable, but no alcohol, please.)

Parish Lost and Found:  Have you lost a hat, a cane or even a pair of glasses at church?  These items have made their way to the Parish Office and are eagerly waiting on you to pick them up. Please contact Parish Administrator Bill Ader to reclaim your lost items.  At the end of the month, all unclaimed items will be given a new home.

Bishop's Search Update:  The Diocesan Search and Nominating Committee for our new Bishop has recently completed a major milestone in the search process - the publication of the search profile.  This document describes who we are as a diocese, where we’ve been and who God is calling us to be as we enter a new season in our church - using the data provided by the listening sessions at each parish and the online survey from earlier this year.  The profile further identifies traits we seek in our new bishop.


You can read the profile, review the overall search process and see photos from across the Diocese (including a couple of our parish) at:

If you have any questions, please speak with Carter Whitson or Deacon Harry, both of whom serve on the Search and Nominating Committee.

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
John Works
Al Adams

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:

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

Birthdays: Barbara Bradshaw, Jim O'Bannon, Langdon Thacher

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

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