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Weekly Trinity Times

May 9, 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.

No Sunday School for Children this week due to Messy Church at 9:00 a.m. in the North Parish Hall.

Messy Church this Sunday

Our monthly Messy Church service will be held this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the North Parish Hall. Bring a friend!

Serving this Sunday
May 12, 2019


The Fourth Sunday of Easter


8:00 a.m.
Chalice: George Friesen
Usher: Dolores Friesen
Eucharistic Visitor: George Friesen

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Thurifer: Lisa Will-Smith
Crucifer: Bekka Hughes
Torches: Linda Small, Mike Fowlkes
Reader 1: Al Adams
Reader 2: Fritzi Baker    
Intercessor: Dean Bradley
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Levi Harris
Sacristans: Lisa Carpenter, Joyce von Glahn
Flowers: Jan Parker
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Jeanie Frazee
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Mike Luebbers
Bread Bagger: Barb Sopp
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Allison Imbriglia


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

The funeral service for Dee Farris (Jeff Farris' mother) will be held at Trinity at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, May 11.

Help Wanted This Sunday at Hot Lunch

We need about four or five people to help serve Sunday Hot Lunch from 1:15 until 3 – No experience needed, just comfy shoes and a willing heart. If you can help us, please contact, or 314-805-8254, or just talk to the tall redhead at the 10:30 service. It’s a great way to spend your afternoon!

Confirmations this Saturday at the Cathedral

Trinitarians Joyce LaFontain and Mike Fowlkes will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.

9:30 AM Sunday Bible Study

This Sunday's Bible study will be a lay led discussion of the lectionary text. Our study of Acts will continue next week. 

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.

Want to know more about our Diocese? 

Are you interested in hearing more about events around the Diocese and the Bishop's Search Progress?  Please consider subscribing to the diocesan weekly email for the latest information:

Parish Gallery Opening Friday

Please join us this Friday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the opening of Stephen Davis:  Levels of Abstraction.  Stephen’s paintings are beautiful, bold, and colorful Cubist-inspired works that you won’t want to miss.  The show will run through June 7, and there will be an artist’s talk at 1:00 on Sunday, May 19 if you would like to meet the artist and learn more about his art and his process.

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.

A Thanksgiving Message from Trinity Food Ministry

I can’t help but give a big shout-out for Hazel Kirk. Her dedication, devotion, and love are not only awe-inspiring, but these result in Good. I told you about “Doc.” Of course, his story is unfinished. Getting him the benefits is just the beginning. What does a homeless man do with a large check and no checking account? These are questions that many of us take for granted. I am tremendously thankful for Hazel and her determination to do all she can (far more than many would do). 

There are a couple of other stories in the process of becoming happy tales. I ask that you pray for Wayne and Alexander. 

We cannot do this ministry alone. I am very thankful for all the Trinity folks that make this thing work, but I am also extremely thankful for the partnerships we have with other parishes, churches, synagogues, friends, businesses, and neighbors. My contact list has grown over this past year. I have come to know at least three people from the City that I can call (and who call me) to help in special circumstances. This is a blessing.

Please remember the Pantry in the most basic of things. This week we need:
corn, canned chicken, chili with beans, and bar soap.

As you are a blessing, may you be blessed. 

Trinity Art Club

The Art Club will meet in the SPH Saturday, May 11 at 8:30 am. Lois or Con will not be there, but a determined and steady group will be with breakfast and a project. Expect good food and expect good fun! 

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.

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
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:
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

Jenn, Kim, Constance, Barbara, Brittney, Carmen, Taco, Brianna, and Renee, 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
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: Anne Hennig, Tom Weber, Kris Zapalac, Anne Giedinghagen, Stephen Nichols

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: Dee Farris, Jeff Farris' mother

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