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November 27, 2019
Call to Action
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!
Thanksgiving Week Schedule
Wednesday: Thanksgiving Eucharist @ 6:00 PM
followed by Pie Social (bring a pie to share)
Thursday: 6:30 AM Eucharist CANCELED
Community Thanksgiving meal @ 2:00 PM in the South Parish Hall
Friday: Morning Prayer @ 7:30 AM
Saturday: Eucharist @ 5:00 PM
Bible Story: The Prophets
Story Teller: Kathleen McManis
Door Person: Nick Morgan
Yoga: Jake DeNap
Childcare: Katie Wolf
Activities: Barb Holmes
9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study this Sunday
We will continue our study of the Pastoral Letters with the first couple chapters of II Timothy.
New Sound System at Trinity
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Trinity now has a new sound system. Not only does the new system provide a cleaner, crisper, and more even sound, it also comes complete with assisted listening devices. If you would like to use one of our assisted listening devices, please talk to an usher at the beginning of the service. Again, thanks to the anonymous donors for this generous gift that makes Trinity a more accessible community.
Serving this Sunday
December 1, 2019
The First Sunday of Advent
Chalice: Bill von Glahn
Usher: Joyce von Glahn
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Darrell Berg
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Mike Fowlkes
Torches: Kara Henderson, Steven Forsyth
Reader 1: Mary Seager
Reader 2: Michael Shepley
Eucharistic Visitor: The Rev. Harry Leip
Healing Minister: Hazel Kirk
Ushers: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Greeter: Mary Moore
Sacristans: All (Fifth Saturday)
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Offering Counters: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jeremy Logan, Melissa Wobbe
Bread Bagger: Judy Leon
Hot Lunch Provider: 1st Unitarian Church
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Bob and Ginny Crowley
Nov. Holy Day Mass Schedule
St. Andrew, Saturday Nov 30th @ 5:00 PM
Photos which were part of this year's All Saints Memorial can be picked up in the Parish Office before or after services this weekend.
Bishop Election News
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri elected the Rev. Deon K. Johnson as its 11th diocesan bishop November 23 at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. He was elected on the first ballot during an election that involved 164 voting delegates. He received 71 votes from lay delegates and 42 votes from clergy.
A veteran Episcopal priest with deep experience in social justice issues and ministry to gay and lesbian communities, Johnson, who lives in Michigan with his husband and two children, has been rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brighton, MI, since 2006.
His service of ordination, by which Johnson becomes a bishop and assumes responsibility for the pastoral and administrative work of the diocese, will take place on Saturday, April 25, at St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church in St. Louis. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be the chief consecrator at the service.
TFM Greeting Cards for Sale this Sunday and during Advent
Beginning this coming Sunday and throughout Advent we’ll have greeting cards available to benefit the Trinity Food Ministry. Some of them are clearly Christmas-y and others are non-specific and make lovely notecards or gifts to recipients who write notes. Contact Adrienne at 314-805-8254 or email@example.com about these and/or bring your checkbook or cash to church.
Deaconess Anne House Workday December the 7th
You are invited to be part of a Deaconess Anne House workday on December the 7th from 9 AM to Noon. The Deaconess Anne House is an intentional community of young adults living and working in Old North St. Louis. Next year, Trinity and DAH are entering into an intentional covenant of mutual support and ministry, so this workday is a great opportunity to meet some of the community members and get to know the life and ministry of DAH.
If you’d like to help, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex after church on Sunday.
The Deaconess Anne House is located at
1416 Sullivan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63107
Vestry and Diocesan Convention Delegate Election Process
At the Annual Meeting of Trinity Parish in late January, we will be electing four new
members to the Vestry, the governing board of our church. (Three to serve 3-year terms and one to serve a 2-year term.) Vestry persons terms begin immediately following the Annual Meeting. Vestry meetings have been monthly at 6:30 on a Thursday.
The vestry helps to shape the mission of the church. By canon, the vestry has “charge of the property, attends to and regulates the parish’s temporal concerns, and provides for support of the rector. The vestry assists the rector in proclaiming the Gospel, the public worship of the congregation, nurture of persons of all ages, alleviation of human suffering and promotion of justice.”
If you possess leadership qualities and are committed to the mission and ministry of this congregation, we invite you to prayerfully consider running for a seat on the vestry.
As you will see on this link to the nomination form, there is an outline of the vestry responsibilities and the requirements for candidates. Customarily the new Vestry initially meets for a “re-treat” including dinner on Friday and a planning session on Saturday. For the 2020 Vestry that will be Feb. 21-22, 2020. If you intend to run, please keep those dates free.
Don’t hesitate to contact Senior Warden Adrienne Fly or the rector if you wish to discuss this. Nominations must be received by the parish administrator no later than January 7, 2020, for election on January 26, 2020. Please note that we do not accept nominations from the floor.
Additionally, we will be electing one delegate to our Diocesan Convention. There are occasionally meetings of the delegates between conventions but the primary task is to participate in the late November annual convention meeting, at which legislation is considered affecting the entire diocese. Delegates serve a three-year term. If you have an interest in being a delegate, please contact Deacon Harry Leip or the rector.
Food Ministry News
On Tuesday, many wonderful volunteers gathered in the South Parish Hall to sort and put away the great amount of food brought by the 4th graders from Old Bonhomme School. It was a grand and glorious gift from the young people. We are indeed thankful!
The Pantry is closed this week due to the ingathering and to give our faithful volunteers time off. We have been letting community members know for the past several weeks that we would be closed. But not everyone who comes to the Pantry comes every month. So quite a few did not know.
While we were sorting and putting away the food, several people came to the pantry expecting to see us open. To say the least, they were disappointed. After most of the volunteers left and much of the food was stashed in every free space in the pantry and storage, three more people showed up at the door. I could not ignore them. Plus, I did have some frozen food that needed to be given away. So, I opened the door to let them know that even though we were closed, I had green bean casseroles and some mashed potatoes. Would they like these? A resounding Yes! was the answer. Of course, they had children at home and school is out for the week so that means that canned pasta, peanut butter and mac ‘n cheese were welcomed as well. It wasn’t much but it was right. They were very thankful.
There is something a bit out of whack about being closed the two days before Thanksgiving, a traditional day of giving thanks over a great lot of food. Added to the skew is the fact that we received so much today and gave so little away. People depend upon us in times such as these.
This week as you gather to give thanks, wherever you are, please remember the Food Ministry and the people we serve. We reopen on Tuesday, December 3. Our needs are lessened greatly now by the ingathering of food from the 4th graders. So, this week, I ask only for your prayers.
Please pray for Yolanda, Ms. Gay, Ms. Ifill, Mike, Wayne, Derrick, John, Annie, Zeke, Michael, Sheronda, Karen, Carolyn, Alan, Phil, John, Bill, and Doc.
I hope to see some of you on Thanksgiving Day! If you have a dessert you would like to offer for the Thanksgiving meal, it will be greatly appreciated!
Happy Thanksgiving! I am giving great thanks for you all!
Art Field Trip to MOCRA
The Arts Committee is coordinating an art field trip after church on Sunday, December 8. We will be meeting in the back of the church after coffee hour and carpooling to the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art on the St. Louis University campus. From 1:00 to 1:30, Terrence Dempsey, S.J., the outgoing director of the museum, will be giving a tour highlighting select works in the exhibit Gratitude. He will share his personal stories about the artworks and artists, as well as behind-the-scenes insights into MOCRA. Please join us if you are able. Email if you have any questions.
Book Discussion Group
We plan to have our Holiday Book Group at the home of Dorothy and Ray Becvar, 6330 San Bonita, on December 14 at 7pm. We are having a cookie exchange at this meeting so we are asking you to bring two dozen cookies. For this gathering we are asking you to bring some written piece you would like share like a story, poem, or perhaps something you have written. We are planning to discuss “ A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving in January and “ Overstory" by Richard Powers in February. For March we are planning to read “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. If you have any questions, please contact Hazel Kirk at 314 471 3915. Please come Everyone is welcome.
Thanks to Willie Meadows, Lisa Will-Smith, Cheryl Wobbe and Etta Taylor for their assistance at the Table service.
And thanks to Gloria Winston for planning Sunday's Hot Lunch and to Fritzi Baker, Nancy Emmel, James Haymon, Barb Holmes, Sigmund Hudson, Bill Mayhan, Hal Morgan, Cathy Tierney, Mimi Will, and Lisa Will-Smith for serving the meal.
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
The Rev. David K. Fly
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: Dave van Bakergem, Rachel Steinbrueck, Zoe Goffe, Jim Andris, Martha Baker, Harper Strahan
For the Clergy of the Diocese: The Rev. David. K. Fly, 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