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Trinity Times
July 1
9, 2018

Serving this Sunday
July 22, 2018
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Bob Emert
Breakfast: TBD
10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Thurifer: Karin Layher
Torches: Cody Burleson, Mike Fowlkes
Reader 1: Al Adams
Reader 2: Hal Morgan
Intercessor: Mike Pilato
Eucharistic  Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Jan Kasalko
Greeter: Mary Moore
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck
Flower Guild: Barb Holmes
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Skip Coburn
Monday Bread Pick-up: Ann Watts, Ron Willnow
Bread Baggers: Richard and Judy Sandler
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Hot Lunch Provider: Central Reform Congregation
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Allison Imbriglia

Readings for this Sunday

2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56


Trinity Food Ministry News

According to my phone Activity tab in my Health Data, in two days, I have walked 6+ miles, all within the confines of the South Parish Hall. That is a lot of walking to and fro, back and forth. No wonder I am tired!

But then I think of all the people who come into the Pantry. Some of them have cars, yes. But a good many do not. Their main source of transportation is their feet. That is brought home to me on these days when my feet and back are aching from so much walking. It reminds me that I need to grab a bit of perspective.

The ask this week is for Socks – New, White, Crew socks. Just socks. We need socks.

The latest TFM newsletter is now available here.

Virtual Daily Prayer at Trinity 

Don’t have time to swing by Trinity at 7:30 AM for Morning Prayer? Want to do the Daily Offices at home, but need help navigating the prayer book? Want to maintain a prayer discipline but don’t know where to start?

Good news, virtual daily prayer is available online, and you can access it anytime that it’s convenient for you.

and listen to/pray along with members of Trinity praying the Daily Offices of morning prayer, evening prayer, and compline. Prayers for the day will be posted before 5 AM, and you can access them online anywhere an internet connection is available. You can listen to the prayers on your commute, during your morning coffee, or at the gym. You can pray along with a prayer book, or just listen and let the words soak in.

Access the site via or visit Trinity’s website for a link.



An up-to-date parish calendar is always available on our website ( Click on the calendar above to preview it!

Worship Schedule

Holy Eucharist
Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
  Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and, during Lent, at 6:00 p.m.
  Wednesday at 12:10 p.m.
  Thursday at 6:30 a.m.
Family Service
9 a.m. 2nd Sundays, North Hall  (except July and August)
Morning Prayer
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 3rd Sundays

Recurring Calendar Items…

AA Open Meeting*, 4 p.m. Saturdays, SPH
AA Admin Meeting*, 7 p.m. 2nd Tuesdays, SPH
Arts Committee, 12p 2nd Sundays, NPH or Conf. Room
Coffee & Conversation, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, SPH
Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Effort For AIDS Social*, 5 p.m. 4th Fridays, SPH
Film and Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesdays, NPH
Food Pantry, 1:30-3p Tues. & Wed., 4-5:30p Thurs., SPH
Growing American Youth*, 7 p.m. Thursdays, SPH
Hot Lunch Program: 2 p.m. Sundays, SPH
Holy Yarn, 12p 1st Sundays, NPH
League of Women Voters*, 10:30 am 2nd Sat, NPH
Meals on Wheels*, 9:30 a.m. M-F, SPH
Refuge Recovery*, 6:45p Mondays, NPH
Staff Meeting, 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays, NPH
Sunday School, 10:30 a.m., Pre-K through 6th grade, NPH
Vestry Meeting, 6:30 p.m.3rd Thursdays, NPH

*Non-parish group 

 Weekly Diocesan newsletter is available here

The Rev. Jon Stratton

The Rev. Harry Leip

Choirmaster and Organist
Jeffery Nall
Parish Administrator
Bill Ader
Food Ministry Manager
Barbi Click

Wes Ragland

Adrienne Fly, Senior Warden  314-805-8254

Michael Fowlkes, Junior Warden  314-725-5059

Fritzi Baker
Jean Frazee
Anne Hennig
Lawrence Holmes
Tammy O'Donnell
Horace Walcott
Carter Whitson

Quick Links

Pastoral Care Committee

This group exists to identify pastoral needs in the congregation and to address those needs. They arrange for meal deliveries, will notify clergy if visits are needed and will assist with transportation to church on Sundays.  This committee also communicates with parishioners during times of transition.  For additional questions or if you have such a need, please contact Father Jon.

The parish office closes at noon on Fridays June, July, and August.

Garden Work Day Rescheduled
The garden work day previously scheduled for last week has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, July 21, from 9 to 11 am. We’ll be weeding and spreading mulch. Please join us!


Sunday school for children this Sunday
Teacher: Fritzi Baker
Classroom Aide: Betty Weber
Lesson: Jacob and Esau
Snacks: Milk, Cheese Sticks, Fruit Cups

Trinity Summer Camp Update
We have registered 39 children:  10 are returning campers and the others have been recruited from the Washington Square Apartments, Roosevelt Towne House Apartments, Biome School and our food pantry.   We have 8 campers on a wait list.  (Note:  last year we registered 36  campers and 26 actually came on the first day.) We have the volunteers we need. 50 people are serving as lead teachers, mentors, teen counselors, preparation of food, buying and packaging the backpacks, and set-up for Friday’s banquet.  Trinitarians have donated $5565 to the camp fund.  If we have funds remaining after all of the camp bills are paid we hope to use it as seed money for ongoing outreach efforts during the 2018-19 school year to the children in our neighborhood.

Because of the generous efforts of so many people, we are ready for the 2018 Trinity Neighborhood Camp, Monday July 30 through Friday August 3.   On behalf of the camp leadership team, many many thanks!

New Exhibit
The Memorial Gallery is now featuring a new exhibit entitled “A Collection of Prose Poems” written by Lawrence Holmes.  You are invited to savor seven poems that are humorous? poignant? insightful? and certainly fun.

A Summer of C. S. Lewis
Wednesday Nights in July (Except for July 4th) @ 6:30 PM
(Some information has changed.)

C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential Anglican thinkers and writers of the 20th century. Interestingly, he is embraced by both Progressives and Evangelicals, and he has a knack for irritating both theological persuasions. This summer in July, you are invited to explore with your fellow Trinitarians three of Lewis’ works, Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, and The Great Divorce in that order. These books will not be provided to participants, but they are easily available via Amazon and public libraries. The Problem of Pain and The Great Divorce are also available to read online for free.

The Problem of Pain

The Great Divorce

When: July 11th, 18th, and 25th @ 6:30 PM in the North Parish Hall

Children welcome

Book Group: For June and July the Trinity Book Group has chosen to read Ken Follett’s, “Pillar of the Earth".  It is described as a “spell-binding tale of ambitions, anarchy, and absolute power set against the spiraling medieval canvas of twelfth century England.”  Because this book is long, we will not meet until July 21, when we will discuss it at the home of Rachel Steinbrueck at 7546 Milan in U. City at 7pm.

Trinity Art Club
Trinity Art Club will return to the South Parish Hall on Saturday. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. You are welcome to come and see, come and be a part of this club. Molly Green will be the art director.

Enjoying a Day at the Ballpark for a Good Cause
Karen Biggs is organizing a trip to the ballpark to help support a friend who is struggling with liver cancer. If enough tickets are sold for the September 10th game, her friend will have the honor of throwing the first pitch on his 70th birthday. The information on the game is below. If you want to buy a ticket, please contact Karen Biggs at

Note: Karin tells us seats are going fast, so she needs names and payment ASAP!

Cardinals vs Pirates Game
When: Monday, September 10th
Game Time: 7:15
How much: $7 per ticket (normal value $37)

Summer Sunday School for Children 2-6
Traditionally, Trinity Sunday school has gone on break in June, July, and August, but this year, Sunday school will continue for children ages 2-6 throughout the summer. Childcare will be provided for children ages 0-2. The Sunday school content will be specifically targeted for children between the ages of 2-6, but any child under 12 is welcome to attend and serve as “helpers” for the teachers and aides.

Would you like a nametag?

Are you new? New-ish? Lost yours? If you would like a Trinity nametag, please email and ask for one, specifying how you would like your name to appear.

Updating the Prayer List
One of the joys of being part of a church community is knowing you are uplifted in prayer during times of trouble, struggle, or need. The parish prayer list is a valuable intercession tool, and in order to make sure it stays fresh, the prayer list will be updated monthly. Starting in March of this year, all names will be removed from the list on the first of the month. If you’d like your name to continue to appear, that’s no problem. All you need to do is, during the first of the month, ask our Parish Administrator Bill to keep your name on the list. And unlike library books, you can renew your name as many times as you’d like.
As a reminder, there are two ways to get your named added. You can either contact Bill or Fr. Jon with your request.

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Nan Sweet
Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
David Fly
Joyce Daughaday
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:
Marylyn Berthelette, friend of Mary Seager
Beverly Ludrick, friend of Mary Seager
Cheryl and Jimmie, friends of Mary Seager
Rosalyn M., friend of Mary Seager
Dee Farris, Jeff Farris' mother
William Boothby, friend of Darrell Berg
Gary Sykes, friend of Hazel Kirk
Tom, Dolores Friesen's brother
Jay Shuldiner, friend of Brian Alms
Chloe Peistrup, Virginia Benson's cousin, ATV accident
Bill, friend of George Friesen, cancer and failing memory
Karen Brantner, Kris Zapalac's cousin, pancreatic cancer
Rich Fernandez, friend of Kris Zapalac and Jerry Martin, lung cancer
Dennis K., friend of Catherine Tierney, liver transplant
Katie B., friend of Cathy Tierney, breast cancer
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder and breast cancer

Birthdays: Susie Stratton, Etta Taylor

For the Clergy of the Diocese:
Jack Fleming, Teresa Danieley

Serving in the Military: Maj. John Worland, deployed to the DMZ in Korea

Mourning: Dean Bradley