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Trinity Times

September 12, 2019

Call to Action

Temporary Food Pantry Help Needed on Thursdays 

We need your help on Thursdays at TFM. This volunteer task requires working with another person to prepare a light meal. Most times, there is food already there; it is simply a matter of preparing it for serving. The task can be from 2:30 to 4ish or if a server is needed, from 2:30 to 5:30. Sometimes, cleanup is also one of the tasks. If you are interested, please contact The Rev. Barbi Click at 

Homecoming PotLuck and Hymn

Sing this Saturday evening!

Schedule -
We need helpers in the S. Parish Hall (SPH) around 4:45 to move tables and chairs, to get out napkins, cups, utensils, plates, etc, and to receive and stow food. We will provide beverages (wine will be in the breezeway), etc.

Bring your favorite pot luck food offering to the SPH kitchen by 5:45. If you plan to attend The Table Service at 5, we will be receiving food before that.

Please mark your dish, bring the appropriate utensil if it would be out of the ordinary. The ovens will be on for hot stuff.

Beginning at 5:45, we need some drinks/bar tenders & hospitable folks to arrange the buffet and direct people around the Silent Auction table. Dinner will be at 6, more or less.

The Hymn Sing will start at 7 - Top Ten Favorite Hymns will be sung - Those being voted “off the island” will be announced.

Helpers for clean up will be appreciated - the dishwasher is super fast - trash needs taking out - donors need to pick up their leftover food & serving dishes before the singing starts.
Easy peasy!

Sunday School room revamped for Godly Play

Sunday School for Children

Resumes this Sunday at 10:30 AM 

This Sunday we are launching our new Godly Play Sunday school program for children 12 and under. We begin at 10:30 AM in the North Parish Hall with a kid’s yoga session. After yoga, our youngest children go to the nursery for a Bible story and play time, and our older kids participate in a Godly Play story.  

Children return to church after the offertory/choir anthem. 


Children’s Sunday School Leadership This Sunday 

Yoga Leader: Melissa Morgan 
Childcare Worker: Katie Wolf 
Door Person: Susie Stratton 
Godly Play Story Teller: Kathleen McManis 
Activity Director: Barb Holmes 


Serving this Sunday
September 15, 2019


The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.

Chalice: Carter Whitson

Usher: Bob Emert


10:30 a.m.

Chalice 1 Darrell Berg

Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth

Thurifer: TBA

Crucifer: Fritzi Baker

Torches: Katie and Annie Hoffmeister

Reader 1: Lisa Johnson

Reader 2: Nikki Lott

Intercessor: Al Adams

Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen Anderson

Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar

Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis

Greeter: Dennis Moorehead

Sacristans: Lisa Carpenter, Joyce von Glahn

Flowers: Pat Way

Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig

Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Michael Shepley

Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jen Sweet

Bread Bagger: Michael Biggers

Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy


Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly

2020 Pledge Drive

Watch your mailbox next week for Trinity’s 2020 financial pledge drive information. This year, let gratitude be your guide for giving so that we can continue the mission and ministry of Trinity Church in the Central West End. 

Choir Practice Resumes Wednesday,

September 18, at 6:30 p.m.

9:30 AM Bible Study and Breakfast Returns this Sunday 

You are invited to participate in Bible Study at 9:30 AM in the South Parish Hall. We will be starting a series on the Epistle of James. Please read chapters 1-2. Breakfast casserole will also be available. 

Dr. Anderson’s Mental Health App

Dr. Dale Anderson, a psychiatrist and member of Trinity Episcopal Church, is developing a mental health app to combat depression and anxiety. Please visit the Facebook page: “Copow by Dr. Dale J. Anderson” to learn more, and click here to watch a 4 minute video that shows his motivation as a healthcare professional, having lost a friend long ago to suicide, and the kind of helpful, convenient resource he’s trying to create for people. If you think it looks worthwhile, please click Like, Follow, Share!

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

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!

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.  The exhibit officially opens this Friday, September 13 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.   Please join us if you can.

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:

TFM Community Game Night

Saturday, September 7, we had a laughter-filled time at the TFM Community Game Night. fifteen people showed up to eat pizza, play Sorry, Backgammon, Spades, Dominoes, Chess, and Uno!. We had a great time! 

Trinity Food Ministry

While this week brought us “dog days of summer” and the days continue to be hot, the nights will soon begin to cool down. A cold winter has been predicted by the New Farmers Almanac and they have even named it – The Polar Coaster. (The FA was spot on with last year’s prediction, for all you nay-sayers!) 

Regardless of whether we believe in predictions or not, winter in St. Louis is not a pleasant thing if one lives without benefit of proper shelter, clothing, heating, or food. So! We need hoodies, jackets, new socks, new men’s underwear, rain gear, twin to full size blankets, men’s pants (32-38 size), long sleeve t-shirts. 

On the food side of Pantry, we need condensed chicken noodle soup, cereal, saltine crackers, canned meats. Also, soap, toothbrushes (no more than 4 per pack), toothpaste.  


PS: If you live in the City, please contact your mayor and alderperson to let them know the impact that having no 24-hour walk-in Emergency Shelter has on people you know (or know of from this weekly newsletter). Winter is quickly approaching and no one who wishes to be indoors should have to be out of doors during the stormy and/or cold winter nights. St. Louis City NEEDS a 24-hour walk-in emergency shelter. NOW. This is a solvable problem and you can help. (314) 622-3201.

Trinity Art Club

A current project of TAC is designing a flyer/poster for the Trinity Food Ministry Trivia Night in November. Want to get an idea of what’s going on? Join us on Saturday, September 14, 8:30 to 11:30 am to see! 

Be a Treater for Coffee Hour

For those of us who go to the 10:30 service on Sundays, “Coffee Hour” brings a welcome treat and a chance to chat with fellow Trinitarians. How do those treats get there, you may have wondered? There is a roster of folks who commit to buying, bringing and setting up the sweets and savories - whether store-bought or home-made. The cost runs around $25-30 per Sunday and we appreciate the Treaters making this gift to the life of the community.

We’d love to have a few more people on that roster - perhaps a pair of you might team up to cover a Sunday. Here’s a link explaining how it works, if more information would help you decide. And for those of you who just like to bake from time to time, please know that your offering of cake or cookies will be most welcome - no need to let anyone know, just put your treat on the table in the hallway outside Fr. Jon’s office before 10:30. 

Questions? Want to sign up? Contact Adrienne at or 314-805-8254.

Book Group

Our next Book Group will meet on Saturday, Sept 21 at 7pm at the home of Hazel and Tom Kirk at 16 Schultz Rd.  We will be discussing “Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver.  The book is the story of two families who live in the same house two centuries apart “with history as their tantalizing canvas these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in  precarious times, when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future."

Episcopal Relief and Development is accepting donations to their Hurricane Relief Fund which helps vulnerable communities devastated by Hurricane Dorian and other ravaging storms. Find more information at:

Central Reform Congregation Event – Faith & The Climate Change Crisis – Rabbi Randy Fleisher has invited all communities of the Holy Ground Collaborative to a CRC event “Reclaiming Eden: Three Days of Learning & Spiritual Enrichment.” The event takes place at CRC on the weekend of September 20 – 22; for more information on all the happenings that weekend, visit As part of this weekend - on Sunday, September 22, from 1-3pm there will be a multi-faith/interfaith gathering where well known and respected environmentalist, peace and justice activist, and author, Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow will discuss climate change from a faith perspective. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to join. 

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

Sharron Underwood

Dorothy Becvar

Barbara Bradshaw

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

Friends and Relatives:

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: Jeremy Logan, Dennis Kinealy, John Clifford, Ron Tompkins, Ella Strahan

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

Lectionary Readings

for This Sunday

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm 14
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10


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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