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Weekly Trinity Times

May 30, 2019

Stix Early Childhood Volunteer Opportunities
If you enjoy children and their enthusiasm, volunteering at Stix Early Childhood is for you!  Stix Early Childhood Center is a St. Louis Magnet School for students preschool ages 3 through second grade.  It is located at 647 Tower Grove Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110. Volunteer Opportunities include reading and math tutoring; assist with the school’s garden; morning, parking, breakfast & lunchroom assistants; Music, Art, and PE assistants.  For tutoring slots, teachers prefer weekly consistency of the volunteer. Knitting or food ministries of donations for the students are also welcome. Volunteers must complete the Faith-Based Initiative Adult Volunteer application which includes a background check paid for by the school district.  For questions contact Cheryl Wobbe at or cell: 314-308-3629.

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

Serving this Sunday
June 2, 2019


The Sunday after Ascension Day

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

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Karin Layher
Thurifer: Tammy O’Donnell
Crucifer: Bekka Hughes
Torches: Kara Henderson, Cody Burleson
Reader 1: Nikki Lott
Reader 2: Bill Mayhan    
Intercessor: Ted McNamara
Healing Minister: Hazel Kirk
Eucharistic Visitor: The Rev. Harry Leip
Ushers: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Greeter: Mary Moore
Sacristans: Anne Hennig, Karen Biggs
Flowers: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Coffee Hour: Karen Biggs
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Anne Hennig
Bread Bagger: Evelyn Gill
Hot Lunch Provider: Central Reform Congregation
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Bob and Ginny Crowley

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

Teacher: Susie Stratton

Professional Child Care: Katie Wolf

Holy Day Mass Schedule


The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday, May 31st @ 7:30 AM 


St. Barnabas the Apostle 
Tuesday, June 18 @ 7:30 AM (transferred from June 11th) 

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist 
Tuesday, June 25th @ 7:30 AM (transferred from June 24th) 

Saint Peter and Paul, Apostles 
Saturday, June 29th @ 9 AM

Ascension Day Mass This Evening,
May 30th, at 6:00 p.m.

Our Ascension Day Mass will be held at 6 PM on Thursday the 30th. All are welcome.

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

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

Summer Schedule

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

9:30 AM Sunday Bible Study

This Sunday we will continue our study of Acts.

Trinity Wants YOU to play Softball!


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.


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. Come and struggle with some of Jesus’ controversial words on money, possessions, sex, and violence.


The E-Times is Changing


In an effort to simply and clean-up our weekly newsletter, the E-Times format will change starting next week. To help streamline our communications, please limit any articles you send for publication to 100 words or less.


Juneteenth Celebration Volunteers Needed


The Neighbors of Fountain Park are organizing a Juneteenth community celebration on Saturday June the 15th in Fountain Park. Trinity has been invited to set up a table at this celebration to highlight some of the services we provide the community (food pantry, back-to-school camp, worship services, etc.). We need volunteers to work our booth from 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM. If you would like to volunteer for a 2 hour slot, please contact Fr. Jon.

Trinity Sunday Parish Picnic

The Parish Picnic will be held on Trinity Sunday, June 16, in Tower Grove Park at the Sons of Rest Pavilion. (Circled on map.) It's just inside the Grand Avenue entrance to the left.

This Sunday, June 2, Art Reception and Artist’s Talk

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, June 2, 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 to talk about his art and his process. Please join us!

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.

Holy Ground Micro-Loan Companion Training

A couple years ago, the Holy Ground Collaborative (religious congregations in the Central West End neighborhood) organized a 0% interest rate micro loan program through Justine Petersen Bank. Loans of up to $500 are awarded to qualified individuals who live within the wards surrounding Trinity.

Beginning this June, HGC would like to schedule a group of trained individuals (Lending Companions) to help sign folks up for 0% interest loans during Food Pantry hours on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays and Thursdays of each month. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Fr. Jon. There will be a companion training on the 5th of June at 5:30 PM at Justine Petersen Bank located off North Grand.

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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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

It is no small thing to try to be away for a few days. It is a much larger thing for me to be gone for ten days! It is not that the Food Pantry and Hot Lunch will not run well without me; it is that the attempt to take care of the many aspects that pop up at the last minute so there are as few as possible is time consuming! One thing I know, little things can cause great disorder. But it is mind-boggling how many small things there are in this job. 

I will be away next week. Thursday through part of Sunday, I will be wearing one of my other hats. I am Guardian of an Episcopal Religious Community, The Rivendell Community. We are having our annual General Chapter meeting, one of the few times in the year that we can meet face to face as a group. It is a respite and a coming home. I welcome this precious time. 

Later that same Sunday, we will fly to Fort Worth in time to attend our grandson’s graduation party that evening. He will graduate from high school the following morning. A bonus to the whole trip is that we plan to travel to Fredericksburg in the heart of our beloved Hill Country. (We think it is a ploy by our children to lure us back to Texas. Haha!) 

The Pantry and Hot Lunch are well under control by the fabulous volunteers who give their time to this amazing ministry. I am thankful for all of you (and others). 

Go in peace to love and serve our God by serving the people of God. 

In love and thanksgiving, 

Don’t forget the pantry while I am gone! We always need: 
Canned meats, peanut butter, bar soap, toothpaste, feminine pads, and new white 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

Barbara Bradshaw
Charlene Wright
Mick Maurer

Frank Schottler

Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:

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

Birthdays: Katie Berry, Jeff Nall

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


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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