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Trinity Times
September 20, 2018

Serving this Sunday
September 23, 2018
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Bob Emert
10:30 a.m. 
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2: Karin Layher
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Thurifer: TBD
Torches: Cody Burleson, Mike Fowlkes
Reader 1: Bill Mayhan
Reader 2: Hal Morgan
Intercessor: Ann Watts
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Mary Moore
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Flower Guild: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Hal Morgan
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jeremy Logan, Melissa Wobbe
Bread Bagger: Michael Biggers
Hot Lunch Provider: Central Reform Congregation
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: The Rev. Harry Leip

Readings for this Sunday

Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm 1
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37


Trinity Food Ministry News

I am rereading Sara Miles’ jesus freak. One paragraph made me realize that I feel this same way when I look at all the people gathered in the Food Ministry. 
"I know this sounds nuts," [she] said to an old friend ... But, uh, when we're all together at the Eucharist and at the food pantry, it's the same thing. Because Jesus is real."

I get it. This thing that we are doing is real. It makes a difference. It's not just about feeding people whose bodies are hungry. It is about getting over ourselves, seeing others as if they are loved by a God who knows every fiber of their being, every hair on their head, having known and named them since before they were born. It is as if we are all toddlers in this world together, finding our way, bumping into each other, crying, laughing, fussing, but, all the while, needing to be near one another. We are called into this crazy community to SEE each other as if we were created to love God and to love one another, regardless of how messy we are. 

I feel this way at every Pantry and Hot Lunch meal, regardless of how happy or how tired/irritated I may feel.
“Come and see.” Come and be messy with us.
Needs at the Pantry
The needs I highlight each week for Pantry are simply a few of the needs that that we have. I ask for new socks because if I don’t, people forget to give. I ask for soap because we run out every week. But you can do this on your own. One donor believes that feminine hygiene items are important so that is what she brings each week. Another couple of donors bring soap and toilet tissue. One gives razors and crew socks because these are important to her. You can choose something that is important to you, something that you would miss if suddenly you no longer had a choice about things.

Deodorant? Toothpaste? Lotion? What would you hate to be without? Buy an extra one on your shopping trips. Along with a non-perishable food, drop it in the basket each week! Or just drop it off in the Pantry breezeway. Either way, it will be a blessing.



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

The Sacristans are responsible for preparing the Altar for services. This preparation includes maintaining linens, candles, communion vessels, and other items for use at these services. Generally, Sacristans are asked to assist one Saturday a month for an hour or two to prepare the church for Sunday services. They are scheduled in pairs and can coordinate the times for completing the preparation for Sunday services. Occasionally, Sacristans may also be asked to assist with special services such as Weddings, Funerals, Christmas and Holy Week services. If interested in contributing in this humble yet valuable way to Trinity's worship services, you may email Ron Tompkins.
For other ministries that may be a fit for you, check the Trinity CWE Ministry Directory available in the rack by the Church entrance.

Sunday School for Children
Teachers: Barb Holmes, Michael Shepley
Classroom Aides: Jan Parker, Dolores Friesen
Snacks: Apples, Eggs, Cheese Sticks, Milk 

Christian Education this Sunday  at 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. 

Join us at 9:30 AM in the South Parish Hall for a discussion on Jesus’ parable about the Talents. At 12:15 PM, you are invited to join in a theological discussion in the North Parish Hall about relationships. All of us have multiple spheres of relationships (friends, colleagues, family, church, etc.) that demand our time and attention. Does our Christian faith offer a hierarchy of importance to our relationships? What do we make of statements from Jesus that seem to denigrate family relationships? Come explore what the bible, our tradition, and our experiences say about balancing our relationships with friends and family.

To see this fall’s syllabus, click here.

This Saturday’s Test Liturgy
Our third test liturgy will take place this Saturday (the 22nd) at 5 PM. We are calling this service a “Simple Eucharist.” There will be no instrumental music, but plenty of singing, and the atmosphere will be casual.  

Anglican Basics Classes (particularly good for people who are new to Trinity) every Sunday in October
Mark your calendars. Anglican Basics returns this October, Sundays at 12:15 PM in the North Parish Hall. Sessions will include discussions on Anglican theology, history, liturgy, and scriptural interpretation. This class is highly recommend for folks considering confirmation, but whether you’re a newcomer or have been attending Trinity for years, you’re sure to learn something new about the Anglican branch of the Jesus Movement.

Sunday Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast will be served from 9 AM – 10:15 AM and lunch will be offered at 12:15 PM. These meals are available for a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family. No one is turned away how cannot pay. You are welcome to make a donation over that amount if you’d like to help cover those who cannot afford to pay.

CLEAN and RUM Canvassing
A special thanks to Faith Sandler, Hal Morgan, Michael Shepley, Duncan McArthur, Jake DeNap, and Steven Forsythe for canvassing for CLEAN (Amendment 1) and Raise Up Missouri (Prop B) last Saturday. We knocked on a whole lot of doors, spread the news about these important initiatives, and invited our neighbors to church! Our next canvassing opportunity will be October 6th from 9-12. If you’d like to canvass please contact Fr. Jon or sign up on white board at the back of the church.

South Parish Hall Door Locks To Be Re-Keyed
If you have a key to the South Parish Hall exterior doors, please contact Bill Ader to make arrangements to pick up a new key so you will have continued access.

Trinity Food Ministry’s Thanksgiving Day Meal
Trinity Food Ministry will host a Thanksgiving Day meal on November 22 at 2 p.m. in the South Parish Hall. Everlena and her crew will be cooking and serving. All are invited to share this meal. Any who wish to volunteer, please talk to me or Everlena. It is going to be a fabulous day!




A Letter to the Editor about Amendment 1 (CLEAN Missouri) by Patrick Fox  
Missourians have been left in the dark for too long about what our representatives are doing in Jefferson City because they refuse to open their legislative records to the public. We elect our state legislators, and we deserve to know what they’re doing. Amendment 1 (the “Clean Missouri” amendment) has just been approved for the statewide November 2018 ballot, and it amends the Missouri Constitution to require that legislative records be open to the public. If passed, our representatives will no longer be able to hide what they are doing from everyday Missourians.  

This problem is not unique to any particular party, and Amendment 1 is a nonpartisan solution. My wife and I are senior citizens, and we spent much of the last year gathering hundreds of signatures from registered voters of every stripe from all over St. Louis to get this initiative on the ballot. We were joined by ordinary folks from all across Missouri obtaining signatures…well over 340,000 in total…raising our voices for a transparent, ethical government answering to the will of the people. There is no better time than now to create it.

Amendment 1 goes even further to end the lobbyist-controlled culture in Jeff City. It would ban all lobbyist gifts worth more than $5, lower campaign contribution limits, require legislators to wait two years before becoming lobbyists, and implement clear and fair criteria when new voting district maps are drawn to ensure no party gets an unfair advantage.  

The power to create change should be with the people, not the special interests. Vote yes on Amendment 1 for a “Clean Missouri”.  

Patrick Fox St. Louis, MO

Communications Committee Seeking Video Editor
“There are many gifts of the Holy Spirit, to some the shooting of video footage, to some the editing of video footage.”  -  Modern Proverbs 2:13-14  

The Communications Committee is looking for someone with video editing skills who would be willing to volunteer some time occasionally to work on small projects for the church. Attendance at committee meetings is optional.  If you have these skills that you are willing to share, please email  Thanks very much!

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” – Saturday, Sept. 22
at 9:00am
Looking for a family-friendly and FUN event this fall? Join Episcopal City Mission (ECM) for “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” on Saturday, September 22, 9:00-11:00 am at St. Louis University High School. This walk-a-thon is sure to be a good time for all ages and abilities – whether that's a few steps, one lap, the full mile, or more – so please plan to attend and help raise funds for ECM! Help us plan by registering online at ECM’s website ( You can also pay at the door (cash or check only.) Tickets are Adults $15, Kids $5, Under 5 free, Family Maximum $40. Contact Jillian Smith for more info at Proceeds benefit Episcopal City Mission’s work to bring hope and healing to children in the juvenile justice system.

Come to a Trivia Night for Deaconess Anne House on Oct. 20, their very first fundraiser! They are part of Episcopal Service Corps (for more info, go to Tickets are $10 per person, $80 for a table of 8, $100 for a table of 10.  (Must be at least 18 years old to attend.)  Three options to attend: (1) RSVP to Director Jillian Smith at can tell you how to pay online! (2) Want to join a table of Trinitarians?  Contact Anne Hennig at (or catch her at church or leave your name and contact info in her Vestry box by Bill Ader’s office).  (3) Won’t know ‘til the last minute?  They will take cash at the door. Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information!


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:
Rudy Walz, friend of Ellie Chapman
Susan Weber, Michael Luebbers' sister
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
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder and breast cancer

Birthdays: Ellie Chapman, Cheryl Wobbe, Karen Biggs, Christina Krug, Tammy O'Donnell

For the Clergy of the Diocese:
The Rev. David K. Fly, the Rev. Jack Fleming, the Rev. Teresa Danieley

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

Mourning: Dean Bradley