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Trinity Times

November 14, 2019

Call to Action

Trinity Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed Sunday – Nov. 24
If you can help out at Hot Lunch on Sunday, Nov 24, please sign up at the back of the church. Volunteers help clean, and serve our meal. If you are available, please meet in the South Parish Hall at 1:30 PM. You can expect to leave at 3:00 PM.  If you have any questions, please speak to Deacon Harry.  Thanks! 

Story: The Ark and the Temple
Story Teller: Ron Tompkins
Door Person: Nick Morgan
Yoga: Melissa Morgan
Activity: Barb Holmes

9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study this Sunday

We continue our study of I Timothy with chapter 5.

Save the date!

Sunday - November 17.  We will have a noon forum to discuss our hopes and concerns for the new bishop, will review how a bishop is elected and meet Trinity's delegates to the Diocesan Convention which will occur on Friday, November 25 - Saturday, November 26.


Eastern Spirituality Meets Western Spirituality

You are invited to participate in a three part series comparing Eastern and Western Christian spiritual traditions. Classes will be held on Nov 19th, 26th, and Dec 3rd (all Tuesdays) at 6:30 PM in the North Parish Hall. This is a potluck, so please bring a dish to share.

New Art Exhibit

The newest exhibit in the Parish Gallery (the north parish hall) is by J.B. Nearsy Wright, and is titled “Paths to the Kingdom”  It’s a powerful show on the theme of the journey to the afterlife.    There will also be a closing reception on Friday, December 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Serving this Sunday
November 17, 2019


The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

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

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1: Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Tammy O’Donnell
Crucifer: Fritzi Baker
Torches: Katie and Annie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Hazel Kirk
Reader 2: Nikki Lott 
Intercessor: Hal Morgan
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Adrienne Fly
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck
Flowers: Ellie Chapman
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Michael Shepley
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Anne Hennig 
Bread Bagger: Barb Sopp
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: The Rev. Harry Leip  


2020 Pledge Drive

If you've not yet turned in your pledge for 2020, please do so as soon as possible, so we can begin to plan next year's budget. If you've already pledged, thank you!

Parish Gallery is on Instagram: Our gallery now has its own page on Instagram.  All IG users are encouraged to follow our page and get more information about past and upcoming shows.  Please share with friends as well.  Thanks!

Nov Holy Day Mass Schedule

St. Andrew, Saturday Nov 30th @ 5:00 PM

Food Ministry News

TFM Trivia Night was a blast! The SPH was full of people having fun. Thanks to all who came out to support this amazing ministry. 

From a balmy Sunday to an icy Monday! The temperatures plummeted from the 60s to the teens in a few hours. One can imagine how many times I have been asked if I have gloves. Certainly, I have not had nearly enough for all who have asked. 

I promised you in my sermon on Sunday that I would not, could not ask for less because the more we give, the more that is asked of us. So it is. The cycle of asking, receiving, asking continues. I take your gifts seriously. This are not to be hoarded, as if waiting for the right person tomorrow; rather, as though Jesus himself was at the door asking for food or clothing, right now. 

God blesses your giving as God blesses those who receive these. I give thanks for all of you.
This week, the Pantry needs Peanut Butter, Cereal, soft breakfast bars, Canned Meats. As to toiletries, bar soap, toothpaste, coconut butter lotion (or Vaseline), new crew socks, gloves and mittens, skullies, hoodies, coats. And prayer for all those who must endure this cold season. 

In thanksgiving, 


Second Annual Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Meal
Last year, in her desire to show her thanks and gratitude for all things Trinity Food Ministry, our main cook, Everlena Starks, offered a Thanksgiving meal. This year will be the second offering of that Gratitude Meal. You are invited! November 28 at 2 p.m. Come for a meal; come to help; or do both! We will need help setting up, serving and cleaning up. Contact Barbi ( if you would like to be a part of this thing called “Gratitude”. 

Book Discussion Group

For our November Book Group we will discuss “Blue Horizons” by Tony Horwitz. The San Francisco Chronicle describes the author writing with “keen insight, open mindedness and laugh out loud humor" as he "travels across the globe in search of the memory of Captain James Cook."
We will meet on November 16th at 7pm at the home of Hazel and Tom Kirk at 16 Schultz Rd. In December we will read “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving.

Film & Fellowship

If you love movies, and enjoy stimulating discussion accompanied by a shared meal, please plan to join our Film and Fellowship group on November 12th. Bring food to share at 6:30 or join us for our discussion of “Pain and Glory” and “The Current War” at 7:00. The discussion will be led by Jan Parker and Louis Gerteis.

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!

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need

Rebekka Hughes

Dorothy Becvar

Barbara Bradshaw

Charlene Wright
Frank Schottler
Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:

Carla S., friend of Mary Taylor, upcoming surgery

Jill Healey and her family, Leila Daughaday's niece.

Rick and Robin, Helen Hendry's sons

Rachel, Helen Hendry's granddaughter Allison's partner.

James Berg, Darrell Berg’s son, atrial fibrillation, overactive thyroid, and ankylosing spondylitis.
William Boothby, friend of Darrell Berg.

Sue, friend of Jeff Wunrow, cancer.

Finlay Nayler, Mary Patton's grandson, diagnosed with cancer.

Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder cancer.

Brittany, Carmen, Jennifer, Darolyn, Elizabeth, Katherine, Mecca and the women of the county jail meditation fellowship, friends of Mary Taylor

Birthdays: Linda Biggs, Faith Sandler, Ben Kiel, Joan Gregory, Jesse Todd, Bob Crowley, Gracie Lee White, Will Rainbolt

For the Clergy of the Diocese: The Rev. Dawn-Victoria Mitchell, 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

Isaiah 65:17-25
Canticle 9
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19


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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