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Trinity Times

September 19, 2019

Call to Action

Trinity Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed this Sunday 

If you can help out at Hot Lunch this Sunday, please sign up at the back of the church. Volunteers help cook, clean, and serve. If you are available, please meet in the South Parish Hall at 1:30 PM. You can expect to leave at 3:00 PM. Thanks! 

2020 Pledge Drive

Watch your mailbox 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. 

The Choir is Back this Sunday 

After a much deserved summer break, the choir is back in sessions this Sunday. Alleluia! 

Parish Homecoming Pot Luck

and Hymn Sing - Best Ever!!

Well, actually, it was the first one to feature nearly 1200 votes for 78 hymns to be crowned as a favorite, and lots of bidding to grant sabbaticals to less-loved ones - raising over $1500 for the Trinity Food Ministry. Thanks to all the volunteers who organized the wonderful Pot Luck - and to all the folks who brought yummy things to eat.

The hymns voted off the island are: for six months Away in a Manger (Oct. - March 2020) and What a Friend We Have in Jesus (April - Sept. 2020), and for a full year: Lord I Want to be a Christian; Lead Me, Guide Me; Just a Closer Walk with Thee; Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord; Just as I am.  

Thanks to Deacon Harry Leip for his research on the winning hymns (the Top Ten and his brief “history of hymnody” may be found here) and Fr. Jon Stratton for all the support before and after - and special thanks to our music director, Jeff Nall, for gamely going along with the plan, practicing the winning hymns beforehand, and playing so beautifully during our nearly 1-1/2 hours of hearty singing.

I’ll bet we’ll do it again…

Children’s Sunday School Leadership This Sunday 

This Sunday’s Story: Creation
Yoga Leader: Jake DeNap 
Story Teller: Ron Tompkins 
Door Keeper: Ben Kiel 
Childcare Worker: Katie Wolf 
Activities Director: Barb Holmes 

Serving this Sunday
September 22, 2019


The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Tom Kirk

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1 Karin Layher
Chalice 2 Brian Alms
Thurifer: Barbara Uhlemann
Crucifer: Bekka Hughes
Torches: Zoe Goffe, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Ted McNamara
Reader 2: Hal Morgan 
Intercessor: Michael Pilato
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg 
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Lisa Johnson
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck 
Flowers: Ron Tompkins
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Hal Morgan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Anne Hennig
Bread Bagger: Val Rutterer
Hot Lunch Provider: Central Reform Congregation
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Betsy Kirchoff


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!

Bible Study this Sunday at 9:30 AM 

We continue our study of the James’ Epistle this Sunday at 9:30 AM in the South Parish Hall. We will focus on chapters 3 and 4, and breakfast casserole will be served. 

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

Trinity Summer Camp - Final Report

Our third summer camp was conducted in memory of Joyce Daughaday.  In 2016, when camp was just an idea, Joyce was the senior warden.  She provided significant support for the project and was an enthusiastic volunteer.  Even in death she continued to support us by listing the summer camp in her memorials.  

Click here to read the final report.  Our 55 volunteers served 34 campers.  Many many thanks to our donors, the leadership team, the mentors, teen counselors, backpackers, providers of food, and servers at the luncheon banquet.  We made a joyful noise to the Lord!

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:

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.

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!

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. 

Want to know more about our Diocese? 

Are you interested in hearing more about events around the Diocese and the Bishop's Search Progress?  Please consider subscribing to the diocesan weekly email for the latest information:

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: Patrick Fox, Ellie Chapman, Karen Biggs, Tammy O'Donnell, Cheryl 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

Departed: Dennis Kinealy

Lectionary Readings

for This Sunday

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Psalm 79:1-9
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13


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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