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Weekly Trinity Times
May 2, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Kathleen McManis
Professional Child Care: Katie Wolf
Serving this Sunday
May 5, 2019
The Third Sunday of Easter
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Usher: Bob Emert
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Tammy O’Donnell
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Torches: Kara Henderson, Cody Burleson
Reader 1: Mary Seager
Reader 2: Michael Shepley
Intercessor: John Uhlemann
Eucharistic Visitor: The Rev. Harry Leip
Healing Minister: Hazel Kirk
Ushers: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Greeter: Dennis Moorehead
Sacristans: Anne Hennig, Karen Biggs
Flowers: Barb Holmes
Offering Counters: Bill Mayhan, Michael Shepley
Coffee Hour: Karen Biggs
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Anne Hennig
Bread Bagger: Terry Van Schaik
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly
Sermons from the past eight Sundays are available on our website's sermon page.
9:30 AM Bible Study and Breakfast Resumes this Sunday
Our Acts bible study will continue this Sunday at 9:30 AM, and we will cover chapters 16-20. Our traditional breakfast egg casserole will also be available.
Dear Trinity Family,
I would like to express my grateful thanks and appreciation to each of you, to Deacon Harry, and Fr. Jon, for the warm welcome, generous hospitality, and meaningful opportunities I experienced while spending the past seven months with the Trinity family. My time among you has been a great blessing to me. Thank you for the many experiences of learning about your rich Episcopal traditions, and, as a time to learn more about myself. As a result I find my calling might actually be to the priesthood, not the diaconate. I'll be spending time now back at my home congregation, the Cathedral, to continue discerning where the Holy Spirit would like me to be. I ask for your prayers as I go through this on-going process. Know that the Trinity family, and all it's faith-filled works, will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I intend to visit my home-away-from-home on occasion.
Blessings on your faith journey.
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Christian Education Survey
Since the birth of the church, Christians have gathered together to pray, study scripture, and grow in the knowledge and love of God. At Trinity, we continue this tradition through small groups, bible studies, and seasonal classes.
Please take a few moments to tell the leadership at Trinity what you would like to learn more about and what time and date works best for you to gather together. Your feedback will help the leadership team plan and develop opportunities for Christian education, fellowship, and spiritual growth for the upcoming summer.
Click HERE for survey.
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!
St. Louis Transition to 100% Clean Energy Survey
The City of St. Louis Sustainability Office recently released a Climate Adaptation Plan for the City that details the strategies to achieve an 80 percent reduction in citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis authorizes the City’s Sustainability Plan and calls for the City to commit to transition to 100 percent clean energy in the form of wind and solar and energy efficiency measures within the electricity sector by 2035.
The Board of Aldermen requests that the City develops a plan by December 2019 to meet the clean energy goal through a transparent and inclusive stakeholder process which includes community members as well as representatives from organizations representing labor, faith, social justice, environmental justice, frontline communities and those most impacted by our current energy systems, public health and the environment, economic development, utility sector, clean energy sector, universities and academic institutions, business, housing, employment services, low income advocates, government, and any other relevant groups.
You can be part of this initiative by responding to an online survey regarding clean energy in St. Louis. Your responses will help steer the plan created by the 100% Clean Energy Advisory Board.
Trinity Food Ministry
There are so many times when it feels that we are placing band-aids on major wounds but sometimes things happen that make us know that what we are doing is good and right.
As many know, we are so much more than simply a food pantry. We are about Love and dignity, two things served too little in this world. The meals that we offer are not just about feeding the body, but about feeding the spirit, also. We do this through our smiles and welcome, through good food, and with a willingness to listen to the amazing stories of the people who come enter our doors.
One of those people is a man I have come to know as “Doc”. Doc has been coming to the Food Pantry for a few months. He is quiet, asks little, enjoys a meal, and then he leaves. One afternoon, as I passed him, I asked how he was doing. He quietly answered me that he needed a shelter. So, I sat down and listened to him.
Doc is 70 years old and has been homeless for a while. I asked him if he had any benefits. He answered that he had never applied. This is not an unusual thing for some of the people who come to the Pantry meal. There are often extenuating circumstances that prevent some from getting these. However, I told him that I would talk to our nurse, Reta Kirk, and see if she had any ideas about how to help him.
Reta is a vital part of this Food Ministry. Her resource knowledge is vast. She spoke with Doc the next day. Long story short – she hooked him up with the person to help him get his identification, plus apply for his Social Security benefits, and to find the housing he needs. For the next week or so, Doc will remain homeless. However, within the next two weeks, he should have his benefits and as we all know, when one has money, the world is a different place.
Between Reta Kirk, Hazel Kirk (no relation) and a couple of people from Hope Recovery Center and the City of Saint Louis, Doc should be on his way to being a bit more comfortable in the near future. This is about living into the kin-dom of God. This is about being a part of something so much larger than ourselves. This is about Love.
Film & Fellowship
The Film and Fellowship group has chosen two films for discussion at its May 14 meeting. They are “Diane” and “Wild Nights with Emily.” A third film, “Chaperone,” is an optional choice.
All are invited to see the films ahead of time and join us for a light potluck meal and lively discussion.
Book Discussion Group
Our next Trinity Book Group will meet May 11 at 7 p.m. at the home of Dorothy and Ray Becvar at 6330 San Bonita Ave. We will be discussing “The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman” by Louis De Bernieres. The book “pokes fun at magical realism” while it tells the story of a free spirited city in Latin America where eccentric citizens unite to fight an evil cardinal who is trying to control them.
We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Friends and Relatives:
Les Anderson, friend of Brian Alms
Rick, son of Helen Hendry
Suellyn Scull, friend of Michael Shepley
Tom, Dolores Friesen's brother
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: Carolyn Munch, Bob Emert, Jeannette Lehrmann, Eldright White
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