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Trinity Times

October 10, 2019

Call to Action

Trinity McDonald’s Workers Solidarity Team 

Trinity is still organizing a direct action team for Fight for $15. This team will respond to workers’ rights violations and issues at the McDonald’s on Lindell. If you want to be part or would like more information, please contact Fr. Jon at either 314 619 4216 or

The Rev. Clive Samson will preach and preside this Sunday (Oct. the 13th) at all services

Fr. Jon is off this Sunday. Please give a warm welcome to Fr. Clive.

Pledge Drive 2020

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 on that 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.

2019 Pledges

75% of the year has passed and Trinity has received 75% of pledged income. Thanks for your generosity! If you have any questions about your 2019 pledge, please refer to your giving statement (mailed last week) or contact our Parish Administrator.

Messy Church this Sunday at 9 AM

Our October Messy Church is this Sunday at 9 AM in the North Parish Hall. Messy Church is especially designed for families with small children, but all are welcome!


No Sunday school for Children This Sunday

There will be no Sunday school for this children this Sunday due to Messy Church. Sunday school will resume as scheduled next week at 10:30 AM.

No Adult Bible Study this Sunday

There will be no adult bible study this Sunday. Our study of I Timothy will resume on the 20th at 9:30 AM.

Flowers at the Altar

Trinity actively seeks donations each week for the beautiful flowers at the altar on Sundays.  You don’t have to buy or arrange the flowers – our Flower Guild volunteers do that for you! Just go to our website – under Worship, select Altar Flowers (direct link is and fill out the form – your name, how much you’d like to donate (we suggest a $40 minimum), the date you’d prefer, and if you want them in thanksgiving or in memory of someone or something. Dates already taken are so noted on the form. Then just write a check to Trinity, note that it is for flowers, and get it to Bill Ader. Thank you in advance for contributing to the beauty of Trinity’s services. Let’s fill the calendar for weeks to come!

Serving this Sunday
October 13, 2019


The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Bob Emert
Eucharistic Visitor: George Friesen

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1 Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2 Willie Meadows
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Torches: Linda Small, Cody Burleson
Reader 1: John Uhlemann
Reader 2: Ann Watts 
Intercessor: Julien Worland
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Fred Hale
Sacristans: Lisa Carpenter, Joyce von Glahn
Flowers: Ellie Chapman
Coffee Hour: Fritzi Baker
Offering Counters: Jeanie Frazee, Jerry Martin
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Judy Leon
Bread Bagger: Terry Van Schalk
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: The Rev. Harry Leip


Oct - Nov Holy Day Mass Schedule

St. Luke, Friday Oct 18th @ 7:30 AM

St. James, Wednesday Oct 23rd @ 7:30 AM & 12:10

Sts. Simon and Jude, Tuesday Oct 29th @ 7:30 AM

All Saints, Friday Nov 1st @ 7:30 AM & Sunday Nov 3rd at 8 and 10:30 AM

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

Scarf Sale Returns Oct 20 and 27

Once again, we will be selling scarves to support the purchase and distribution of gun locks. Beautiful cashmere scarves made in the Holy Land will be available after the 10:30 service on October 20 and 27. Each scarf is $30, and $5 of each sale will buy a gun lock which will be given to a home with an unsecured hand gun. This is a project of the Diocese of Missouri in cooperation with Women’s Voices Raised, a local gun violence prevention advocacy group. Checks, cash and credit cards will all be accepted, so come see the stock after church and cross a few items off your Christmas shopping list.  If you have any questions contact 

TFM Game Night

Over this past summer, we have enjoyed a first Saturday of the month TFM Game Night. It was a load of fun with lots of competition. We were even able to turn two of these into Pizza Nights, thanks to Whole Foods CWE. Just one more way to offer good food to good people!
Due to the soon to be even shorter days, we will break for the winter until after Daylight Savings returns. Our next game night will be in May. See you then!


Food Ministry News

We have had a lot of parables lately in the Gospel readings. Some, especially those dealing with wealth, have been a bit hard to hear. Amy-Jill Levine wrote that “Parables are more than just moral statements: they are designed to challenge, to entertain, and to encourage our imagination.” Rather than squirming in our seats and worry about whether we have too much as far too many have too little, let us use our imaginations. 

What if we imagined that each person we see as a person we dearly love? What if we could see each person as a precious treasure? How would it change us? How would it change that person? How would it change the world? 

Yes, when we open our hearts to care that much, we open ourselves possibly to heartache. Regardless, the joy that we feel and share, is beyond our own imagining. 

At your next visit to the grocery store, please remember the people who come to us to help them stretch the food funds. Imagine trying to juggle home, family, multiple jobs and bills. Imagine trying to live on a fixed income. Imagine being homeless, hungry, cold, and scared. 

For our housed community members, we need: 
     Cereal, canned fruit (natural juice), fruit snacks, breakfast bars, canned meats, canned veggies. We always need feminine pads, razors, lotion (shea or coconut base), toothpaste. 

For our unhoused community members, we need: 
     Pop-top meats (Vienna sausages, tuna, sardines, salmon, spam), jerky, single serving peanut butter, saltine crackers, soft fruit bars, fruit cups, single serving juices. Also, new crew socks (WE ARE OUT!!), t-shirts, hoodies. 


Book Discussion Group
We will be meeting on October 26th for our next Book Group.  We will discuss Bill Bryson’s, “A Walk in the Woods,” which is a funny description of inexperienced hikers attempting the Appalachian Trail.  We will meet at 7pm at the home of Rachel Steinbrueck, 7416 Milan.

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.

Two New Exhibits 

The Parish Gallery is participating in Innovations in Textiles 2019, a regional fiber arts collaboration being presented this fall.  Two fiber arts exhibits are open now and we encourage you to stop by and enjoy them.  In the main gallery in the north parish hall is the group exhibit “Not Our Usual Go To,” in which artists explore fiber techniques that they normally don’t work with in their regular art practice.  Participating artists include Gina Alvarez, Suzy Farren, Carlene Fullerton, Eden Harris, Barbara Holmes, Kelly Larson, Jean Lopez, Alan Masterson, and Janice Wallace.  

Also, our own Gil Fisher, a beloved Trinitarian who died ten years ago, September 14, was an avid needlepoint artist who designed and created needlepoint pieces inspired by his love of dance and movement.  “Remembering Gil Fisher:  Movement/Memoriam” collects more than a dozen of these pieces for a second fiber arts show in the Memorial Gallery.  The unframed pieces are available for acquisition in exchange for a donation to Trinity.  Please email if you see a piece of Gil’s work you would like to take home.

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!

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

Rebekka Hughes

Richard Sandler

Sharron Underwood

Dorothy Becvar

Barbara Bradshaw

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

Friends and Relatives:

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.

Greyson Weather, Betsey Gardner’s grandson, 7 years old recovering from open heart surgery.

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

Birthdays: Sara Lappi, Jon Stratton, Brian Alms, Chuck Havener, Cody Burleson, Charlotte Kiel

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

Departed: Frank Hritz, Dolores Friesen's brother

Lectionary Readings

for This Sunday

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-11
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19


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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St. Louis, MO 63108

314 361 4655

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