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October 24, 2019

Call to Action

Buy your tickets now for TFM Trivia Night! You can buy here, or after Church on Sunday. There will be drinks provided by Schlafly (no extra charge), fun, fellowship, silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, a cash prize for the winning table, and of course, Trivia! Tickets are $20 per person, or you can purchase an entire table for $160 and put together your own team of 8 Trivia buffs.  

Doors open at 6:00 PM and Trivia begins at 6:30 PM.


All Saints

  • All Saints Sunday is November 3 and, as we've done for the past several years, we will be creating an All Saints Memorial where we remember those we love who have died.  Please bring small photos of your loved ones this Sunday, October 27 so that we can construct the memorial.  If possible, please put your name on the back of your photos so they can be returned to you.

  • Names of those to be remembered on All Saints Sunday, should be given to Parish Administrator Bill Ader no later than Thursday, October 31.

All Saints’ Parish Potluck Nov. 3rd

Next up on the hospitality calendar is our Parish Potluck on All Saints’ Sunday, Nov. 3rd, right after the 10:30 service. The S. Parish Hall will be festively set up and ready to receive your offering of something yummy to share with your Trinity family.

As it is the day when we remember those who have died and gone before us, we are suggesting you make something from a recipe from one of your “Dear Departeds” - I know my mother’s food often contained a can of cream of something soup or an entire stick of butter! But I’m thinking of making my grandmother Rowena’s wonderful rice pudding, and propping a photo of her next to it with a card saying what the dish is.

How about finding a photo of a good cook in your family and making your favorite dish of theirs - they’ll be great conversation starters. Please do come - it’s such a fun way to be together and get to know each other better. Num num…


Sunday School for Children at 10:30 This Sunday

Lesson: The Ten Best Ways

Story Teller: Ron Tompkins

Doorkeeper: Jan Parker 

Childcare: Katie Wolf

Yoga: Melissa Morgan

Activity: Mary Jean Grothe

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

We continue our study of I Timothy this Sunday with chapter 3 of the Epistle.

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

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

Serving this Sunday
October 27, 2019


The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Tom Kirk

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Thurifer: Tammy O’Donnell
Crucifer: Steven Forsyth
Torches: Zoe Goffe, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Fritzi Baker
Reader 2: Dean Bradley 
Intercessor: Ellie Chapman
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darryl Berg
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: John Carroll, Faith Sandler
Greeter: Lisa Johnson
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Flowers: Mike Nickelson
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Offering Counters: Hal Morgan, Chuck McManis
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Dean Bradley
Bread Bagger: Barb Sopp
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly

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.

Oct - Nov Holy Day Mass Schedule

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 Continues this Sunday

Once again, we are 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 this Sunday, October 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

Save the dates!

As we near the election for the new bishop in November, there will be two events at Trinity to which you're warmly invited:

Tuesday - November 5 at 5:30pm.  The three nominees for the new Bishop will be at Trinity for one of four Diocesan meet and greet sessions.  Find more information here.

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.

Food Ministry News

It is easy to become a bleeding heart, thinking that we can “fix” all the problems that so many have. But that is not the reality. That is what we wish, what we desire. However, one thing I learned this past week (again) is the Ignatian statement, “God is God, and I am not.” 

There are so many problems in this space and time we occupy. Add to these problems, the ones that are not manifested by the more obvious signs of poverty and homelessness. We end up trying to maneuver through and around all sorts of social and personal issues. It is just too much. 
So, what are we to do? Jesus said, “Love.” Jesus said, “You feed them.” Jesus said, not just once or twice but as often as is necessary. That is what we do, Love people where they are at that moment. And we offer food for the body and for the soul. That is our primary concern. That is what we do. 



As a recap, Trinity Food Ministry offers a meal each day of Pantry, Tuesday through Thursday. We also have a light breakfast at Trinity Art Club. And then, of course, there is the long-standing Sunday Hot Lunch. Five days each week, there is a meal available at Trinity.

Please remember the Food Pantry when you shop. 


This week we need:
Peanut butter, cereal, breakfast bars, canned meat (chicken, tuna, beef, ham, sardines), Chili, Ramens. 
Also needed, bar soap, new socks (white or black crew), t-shirts, hoodies, gloves, hats.
This ministry would be nothing without you. Thanks to all who contribute to the new sock donations! Thank you all for praying, contributing, and offering your time and love. 

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”. 

Sunday Hot Lunch
Did you know that you can be a part of this Food Ministry by offering 2 hours of your Sunday once every 4+ weeks? We need Trinity Innkeepers. That job entails working with our Ministry Partners who prepare the meal and those who serve it. Overseeing setup, the time during the actual meal (2 – 2:30), and cleanup are the main tasks. 

You are the face of Trinity to those coming to share the meal and to those serving the meal. It is a vital role. Talk to Barbi Click or Adrienne Fly if you are interested.  

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, 7546 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.

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!

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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:

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: Jim Pfaff, Joan Dunbar

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: Richard Sandler

Lectionary Readings

for This Sunday

Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18
Luke 18:9-14


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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