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November 7, 2019

Call to Action

There’s still time to purchase tickets for TFM Trivia Night. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased here, Along with Trivia, there will be a silent auction, complimentary beverages, and several $1 games. Doors open at 6 PM this Saturday and the game starts at 6:30 PM.

Messy Church

Join us for Messy Church this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the North Parish Hall.


No Sunday School for Children at 10:30 This Sunday Due to Messy Church

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

There will be no 9:30 a.m. Sunday bible study this week. We will resume with 1 Timothy next week.

Serving this Sunday
November 10, 2019


The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

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

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1: Darrell Berg
Chalice 2: Brian Alms
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Bekka Hughes
Torches: Linda Small, Willie Meadows
Reader 1: Anne Giedinghagen
Reader 2: Ted McNamara 
Intercessor: Sara Lappi
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Cathy Tierney
Sacristans: Ron Tompkins, Lisa Carpenter
Flowers: Barb Holmes
Coffee Hour: Fritzi Baker
Offering Counters: Jeanie Frazee, Jerry Martin
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jen Sweet
Bread Bagger: Val Rutterer
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church/1st Church of Christ, Scientist
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Betsy Kirchoff 

Funeral Service for Richard Sandler will be held at Trinity this Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow.

Memorial gifts may be made in Richard's memory to the Trinity Food Ministry.

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.



Pledge Drive 2020 Ingathering This Sunday

If you haven’t received a pledge drive packet in the mail, don’t worry! You can pick up a brochure and pledge card at the back of this church this Sunday. Remember, ingathering Sunday is November the 10th, so please bring your completed pledge card to church this Sunday and drop it in the offering plate. Or, feel free to drop it off at the church office any time before November the 10th.

Thanks to everyone who helped with Sunday's All Saints service & Tuesday's Bishop nominee walkabout.

Nov Holy Day Mass Schedule

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

New Exhibit Opening

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.  On Sunday, November 10 we will have coffee hour in the north parish hall to give everyone a chance to see the exhibit, and right afterward at 12:30 p.m. will be an artist’s talk until 1.  We hope you will join us and stay to hear the artist.  There will also be a closing reception on Friday, December 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Also, 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!


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.

Nancy Emmel Granted Postulancy for the Priesthood

Parishioner Nancy Emmel was granted postulancy for the priesthood by the Bishop earlier this week. This essentially means that she has been approved for ordination on the diocesan level. Congratulations Nancy, we will continue to keep you in our prayers during this next phase of discernment.

Food Ministry News

Normally, the first week of the month is slower but not this one! Add to the busy-ness the Bishops’ Walkabout and TFM Trivia Night, and we have a big week. Plus, your friendly TFM manager will be preaching on Sunday!

I do hope to see you at Trivia Night on Saturday, November 9. It is going to be a fun night and there are some great items available at the Silent Auction.

We continue to look for people (single or couple) who would like to be a part of the Food Ministry through the Sunday Hot Lunch. Being a Trinity Innkeeper means that you offer two hours on one Sunday every 4-6 weeks, offer a lot of smiles, a little bit of work and there you go! 

You are the face of Trinity for a little while. It is worthwhile, meaningful, and it helps me, as manager, tremendously. Please prayerfully consider committing to this ministry. I will be praying with you.

This week at Food Pantry we need:
Peanut butter (!!!we are OUT!!), cereal, canned meats, fruit bars, pop-top meats.
Bar Soap, toothpaste, tissue.

[I am not going to hound you this week about new socks. Thanks to a gift from Back at You, a nonprofit that offers specially designed backpacks to people who live on the streets, we have a great many pairs of Bombas socks. For every sock you buy, Bombas gives a pair to a nonprofit. PLUS, St. Francis’ Eureka gave two large bags of socks and underwear! We are set for a minute or two.]

As the temperatures dip down into the twenties over the next week, please remember the people who have little reprieve from the elements. “Baby, it’s cold outside” takes on a whole new level of meaning.
Be good to one another. 


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”. 

HOLY GROUND CONCERT – Sunday November 10th, 3pm

A celebration of music and spirituality presented by the Holy Ground Collaborative will take place Sunday, November 10th, 3pm at the First Unitarian Church, 5007 Waterman Blvd.  Our very own Fr. Jon will be emcee for the event.  Donations of canned goods and non-perishable grocery items will be collected for the neighborhood panties.  Refreshments and fellowship will follow the concert.

Book Discussion Group

We will meet on November 16th to discuss "Blue Latitudes”  by Tony Horwitz. In December, we will meet on December 14th to discuss “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: Al Wiman, Emily Gerteis, Jane Williamson, Karen Opp, Frank Schottler

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


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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St. Louis, MO 63108

314 361 4655

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