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Trinity Times

September 5, 2019

Call to Action

Rockwell House (our Diocese’s campus ministry in SLU and Wash U.) is currently looking for someone to serve on the advisory council. They are looking in particular for someone with knowledge of building maintenance/structure. The council meets twice a semester, and the building sub-committee meets 1-2 additional times. If you are interested in serving our church in this capacity, please contact Fr. Jon.

Homecoming Potluck and

Hymn Sing - September 14th

Countdown to the Homecoming Pot Luck and Hymn Sing!
Step 1
- Put September 14th on your calendar.
Step 2 - Grab a yellow vote sheet and envelope on Sunday, list your favorite hymn(s) and the amount you bid to have them make the Top Ten. Put the money and the ballot in the envelope and get it in the offering plate or to Bill Ader in the office by the 8th at 10:30.
Step 3 - Decide what yummy thing you want to bring to the Pot Luck. It starts at 6:00 but you may drop your dish off earlier and attend the Saturday evening Table service at 5:00.
Step 4 - During our meal, you’ll have a chance to bid in the Silent Auction for hymns you’d like taken out of the rotation for 6 months ($2 increments) or a full year ($5 increments). You name
the hymn; you make your bid… So peruse those hymnals ahead of time!
Step 5 - Show up that evening with your food, your friends/family, your money, your voice & your good humor! It all benefits the Trinity Food Ministry!

Messy Church begins
this Sunday at 9 AM

Our first Messy Church of the season begins this Sunday at 9 AM in the North Parish Hall. Messy Church is designed especially for families with small children, but everyone is welcome.

No Sunday school for Children This Sunday

September through May there is no Sunday school for children on the 2nd Sunday of the month. If you’re the parent or guardian of a Sunday school age child, you are encouraged to attend our 2nd Sunday Messy Church that meets at 9 AM in the North Parish Hall.

Sunday school for children Pre-K to 12 stars up on September the 15th

Beginning this fall, September the 15th to be exact, Trinity is starting a Godly Play program for children Kindergarten through 11 years old. Godly Play is a Montessori based Sunday school curriculum where children learn key biblical stories through play, imaginative inquiry, and tactile engagement.


Here's a YouTube link if you want to check it out. 

Serving this Sunday
September 8, 2019


The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: George Friesen
Usher: Dolores Friesen
Eucharistic Visitor: George Friesen

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1 Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Torches: Tammy O’Donnell, Mike Fowlkes
Reader 1: Adrienne Fly
Reader 2: Hazel Kirk 
Intercessor: Sara Lappi
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, Dave Mundy
Greeter: Cathy Tierney
Sacristans: Anne Hennig, Karen Biggs
Flowers: Ellie Chapman
Coffee Hour: Adrienne Fly
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Jeanie Frazee
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Michael Biggers
Bread Bagger: Val Rutterer
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Bob and Ginny Crowley


Choir Practice Resumes Wednesday,

September 18, at 6:30 p.m.

No Bible Study This Sunday at 9 a.m.

We will resume our Bible study on Sunday the 15th at 9:30 AM. Breakfast will also resume.

Low Church Mode 9-1-19 and 9-8-19

We will resume our Anglo-Catholic ways on the 15th of September. 

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.

Community Game Night is Coming!

Saturday, September 7, immediately following The Table, we will gather in the South Parish Hall for fun and games! All are welcome! 

Bring a game and a snack to share. 6 – 8 p.m. 

Trinity Food Ministry

A big thanks to all who read this TFM news and respond with the items requested! Thank you so much!

TFM Community Game Night is coming this Saturday, September 7, immediately following The Table, 6 pm in the South Parish Hall. This is an opportunity to let the cares of the world fall away. Just fun and laughter! Board games, card games, dominoes, or whatever favorite game you might bring – someone will play! All will have fun!

Please pray for several members of the TFM community: Sharone, Margaret, Marilyn, Ms. Gay, Sheronda and Michael, and all victims of gun violence. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

This week at pantry, we need: 
Cereal, canned meats, peanut butter or cheese crackers, soft granola bars, soap, tissue, razors, new socks. 


Now taking Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Light jackets, rain gear (umbrellas and ponchos). (Please hold your sweaters and wool or leather coats for Good Will.) 

- Barbi

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."

Film & Fellowship

Everyone is welcome to join “Film and Fellowship” to share food, friendship and film discussions. Our first meeting will be held on September 10th in the North Parish Hall beginning with a shared meal at 6:30.  Bring food to share (appetizer, salad, casserole or dessert).  We will discuss films we saw and enjoyed over the summer.  We will also discuss how our meetings will be organized over the following months. 
For questions, please contact Kathy van Bakergem or Ron Tompkins.

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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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!

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:

Liam Nayler, Mary Patton's grandson, recovering from surgery.

Finlay Nayler, 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: Chuck McManis, Ron Gregory, Howard Logan, Mary Moore

For the Clergy of the Diocese: 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 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33


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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