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Trinity Times

October 3, 2019

Call to Action

Trinity McDonald’s Workers Solidarity Team 
The leadership of Fight for $15 has invited Trinity to sponsor the McDonald’s store on Lindell Ave as part of their campaign to end sexual harassment and organizing retaliation in the workplace. As a sponsoring parish, members of the Trinity solidarity team will show up in support of workers at the Lindell when they are mistreated by management. If you want to be part of this team, please contact Fr. Jon. 

2020 Stewardship Campaign

Our 2020 stewardship campaign is underway and, this year, we're focusing on gratitude. Are you grateful for something or someone at Trinity?  Share it by posting on the easel in the Narthex — Post-Its and Sharpies are at the ready!  Our collective shares may inspire each of us in new ways as we are contemplating pledges to Trinity for 2020. Thanks in advance for your contributions – the pledge ingathering date is Sunday, Nov. 10.

St. Francis Blessing of the Animals

Saturday Oct 5th @ 10:00 AM

 Bring your pet and have it blessed this Saturday at 10 AM at Trinity’s annual St. Francis pet blessing liturgy. All creatures great and small welcome.


Anglican 101+ Classes Start this Sunday

 During the month of October, Fr. Jon and Dn. Harry will host Anglican 101 directly after the 10:30 AM service in the North Parish Hall. These classes are designed for anyone interested in learning more about the Anglican tradition, but they are especially helpful for folks who are new to the church and/or considering Confirmation. Each session will last approx. 45 minutes, and throughout the month, we will cover theology, bible, ethics, and liturgy.


Children’s Sunday School Leadership This Sunday 

Story - The Great Family

Story Teller – Michael Shepley

Door Person – Susie Stratton

Yoga – Melissa Morgan

Childcare – Katie Wolf

Activities – Mary Jean Grothe

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 6, 2019


The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1 Darrell Berg
Chalice 2 Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Crucifer: Mike Fowlkes
Torches: Kara Henderson, Tammy O’Donnell
Reader 1: Dean Bradley
Reader 2: Ron Tompkins 
Intercessor: Michael Shepley
Healing Minister: Hazel Kirk
Eucharistic Visitor: The Rev. Harry Leip
Ushers: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Greeter: Mary Moore
Sacristans: Anne Hennig
Flowers: Jan Parker
Coffee Hour: Jan Parker
Offering Counters: Carol Cradock, Bill Mayhan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Robin Morgan
Bread Bagger: Evelyn Gill
Hot Lunch Provider: Central Reform Congregation
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Michael Biggers


Bible Study this Sunday at 9:30 AM 

This Sunday we will begin studying the Pastoral Epistles (I and II Timothy and Titus). Please come prepared to discuss the first two chapters of I Timothy. Breakfast Casserole available.

Oct - Nov Holy Day Mass Schedule

St. Francis Pet Blessing (no mass), Saturday Oct 5th @ 10:00 AM & Mass (no pets) @ 5:00 PM

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

Sermons from the past eight Sundays are available on our website's sermon page.

Food Ministry News

I am thankful for a slow week after the whirlwind that was last week. However, I know this slowdown is simply because it is the first of the month and SNAP benefits arrived. Just a reminder, food pantries are supplemental and are not the first wish of those who need groceries. 

Another thing I know is this; if the working people who come to Trinity Food Pantry for the help were to make $15 per hour and were able to work a full-time job, they would not need us. Full-time employment with Walmart or McDonald’s is difficult to obtain because these large corporations do not want employee benefits, such as healthcare, eating into their profit. Therefore, it is more profitable for them to hire three part time workers to do what one full time person could do. 

The 2019 poverty line for a family of four is $25,750 per year. Ponder that. 

Most of our families that come to the Pantry are at or below that poverty line. Many live on disability. Many are over the age of 65 and depend fully upon Social Security.


We are no longer an emergency food pantry. People are dependent upon Trinity Food Pantry helping them manage their budget. Please keep that in mind as you shop. 

- Deacon Barbi

Pantry needs for this week: 
Canned chicken, individual size servings of 100% juice, pasta sauce, soft breakfast bars, peanut butter crackers. 
Always needed: 
New crew socks, t-shirts, hoodies, men’s pants (32-38), men’s shoes (9-16), light jackets.


All Movie Lovers
The next gathering for Film & Fellowship is scheduled for October 8th.  Bring a dish to share at 6:30, followed by film discussion at 7:00. Kathy van Bakergem will lead our discussion of “Judy” and “Official Secrets.”

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.

Trinity to be Subject of Panel Discussion at Missouri Historical Society

Since the 1960s St. Louis’s LGBTQIA+ community has found an affirming place of worship and belonging at Trinity. Over the years we have welcomed the Mandrake Society, Gay American Youth and others to meet here. Plans are in the works for Trinity Church to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places for this role.

Trinity’s long relationship with the LGBTQIA+ community will be the subject of a panel discussion at the Missouri Historical Society in Forest Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 6. Trinitarians and their guests are urged to attend. More info at:

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!

Want to know more about our Diocese? 

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

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:

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: Barbara Uhlemann, Margaret Emert, Charlie Williams, Laura Kirk, Michael Fowlkes, Melissa Wobbe.

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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