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Trinity Times
May 18, 2017

Serving This Sunday
May 21, 2017
The Fifth Sunday of Easter

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: George Friesen
Usher: Dolores Friesen
Breakfast: The von Glahns
10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Brian Alms
Chalice 2: Steven Forsyth
Crucifer: Fritzi Baker
Thurifer: Eric Cox
Torches: Annie and Katie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Ron Tompkins
Reader 2: John Uhlemann
Intercessor: Virginia Benson
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Adrienne Fly
Sacristans: Ron Tompkins, Linda Small
Flower Guild: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Michael
Monday Bread Pick-up: Cathy and Mike Strahan
Bread Bagger: Linda Eastman
Coffee Hour: Ellen Weber
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Eric Cox 

Readings for this Sunday

Acts 17:22-31
1 Peter 3:13-22

John 14:15-21

Psalm 66:7-18

Trinity Food Ministry

Continuing our focus on hunger this month, we are asking that folks contribute something, as they are able, to the Hunger Task Force of the Diocese. This body receives donations from individuals and congregations and then disburses funds to food ministries around the diocese. TFM has been the beneficiary of the task force’s grants for many years - and we know that contributing to the the task forces increases the likelihood of receiving from the task force. Envelopes for the Hunger Task Force will be available this coming Sunday with your service bulletin. Thanks!
On your shopping list: peanut butter, canned pasta with meat, bars of soap. 

Book Group
For the May Trinity Book Group , we will be discussing “The Light Between Two Oceans” by M. L. Stedman.  We are advised to read the book before seeing the movie.  Apparently there are a number of important differences between the two.  This is a story about a man returning to Australia after the war to a job as a lighthouse keeper.  He and his  young wife find a boat on the shore carrying a dead man and a live baby.  We will be meeting on Saturday, May 20th at the home of Rachel Steinbruck at 7546 Milan in University City at 7pm.  Please come  Everyone is welcome.

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
Dismantling Racism, 10 a.m. 1st Saturdays, NPH
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. 2nd 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
Church School Director
Sunni Hutton 

Food Ministry Manager
Barbi Click

Edward Brefford

Joyce Daughaday, Senior Warden  314-863-3559

Jeff Wunrow, Junior Warden  314-327-4200

Michael Biggers
Adrienne Fly
Michael Fowlkes
Jean Frazee
Anne Hennig
Lawrence Holmes
Tammy O'Donnell

Quick Links

Compline: This Sunday evening, May 21, at 7 pm, we will gather for our monthly Compline service. Please join us and bring a friend. After the service we will walk to a local restaurant for dinner.

Confirmation Classes

  • Teen Confirmation Class meets at 12:30 p.m. this Sunday.
  • Adult Confirmation Class meets at 5 p.m. this Sunday.

Ministry Showcase
Want to know more about the various ministries here at Trinity?  Looking for something new to try over the summer?  We are planning a Ministry Showcase to be held on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017, between the services and during the Strawberry Social in the South Parish Hall.  Participating Ministries will have posters describing what they do, and sign-up sheets with contacts for more information if you are interested in participating.  Some of our Ministries are ongoing, some are limited commitments for one-time events.  Please plan to spend a little extra time checking out what Trinity has to offer!

New! Trinity Summer Camp  The Vestry has approved a pilot project to serve the children of Trinitarians and our surrounding neighborhood.   Camp activities include reading, math/science, art, music, theater, and exercise. The educational enrichment activities are designed to help the children (ages 6 - 8 yrs.) be ready to begin the 2017-2018 school year.   The exercise activities will be provided through the Monsanto Family YMCA.  Camp dates are  Monday July 31st through Friday August 4th., 8:00 am to 1 pm.  In order to offer the camp to the community at no charge, we are recruiting volunteers to staff the camp and we are seeking donations to pay for consumable direct costs.
For more details about how you can support this new Trinity program click HERE for the Volunteer/donation Information Sheet.

To reserve a space for your child click HERE for the Camp Application.

Hot lunch volunteers needed! Trinity will host the Hot Lunch Sunday, May 28 and we need 7-8 volunteers to help serve our meal - no experience needed!  If you can help that afternoon between 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m., please sign up on the list near the organ.  If you have any questions, please speak with Deacon Harry.

Pentecost Readers Needed
If you speak a foreign language and would like to help read on Sunday, June 4, at the 10:30 a.m. Pentecost service, please sign up on the list near the organ or email Deacon Harry ( 

Hey, Trinitarians!
             When is it no sin to steal and to hit?
             At a Cardinals’ game, of course!
Let’s get a group together for a game at Busch Stadium this summer.
Here are two possibilities: (We will go on the date chosen by the majority.)
Choice #1 Sat., July 1 (6:15)  vs Washington $25.90* a ticket (rt. field terrace)
Choice #2 Sat., July 29 (6:15) vs Ariz $25.90* a ticket (rt. field terrace)
         *N.B. The price is subject to change by the Cardinals’ organization.
Before May 26:
Email Karen Biggs at:
       or phone her at: 314-752-4180
Give the date & number of tickets you will order.
           We’ll let you know the date on June 4.
            Pay Karen by June 11 if you’re going.
           Then, we’ll order the group tickets.

Trinity Art Club

Trinity Art Club had its debut last Saturday and it was wonderful turnout. Six people from the TFM Panty/Hot Lunch community and four Trinitarians plus Con Christeson (co-art director) and I attended.

We began with Barb Holmes leading Morning Prayer, followed by a light breakfast. From 9 – 10:30 ish we participated in a writing exercise. I anticipate a similar turnout for this Saturday.

As it is a Trinity “Club,” we are all members. I encourage you to “turn aside and see” this thing that is going on in our midst. If you would like to lead a morning prayer/centering reflection, help set out supplies or food, participate in the activities, please know that little is required but that you enjoy.

One does not have to have a perceived talent for art or writing to enjoy this group. It is all about growing in community. It is a new way to delve into the ways of being a “neighbor.” And we have fun along the way!

Come and see.

Barbi Click, TFM Manager

Notary Public Needed for Social Justice Work
Are you a notary public? If yes, we need you! There are several petition gathering campaigns happening through Missouri Jobs with Justice, Metropolitan Congregations United, and Trinity Episcopal Church that require the services of a notary. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Fr. Jon. 

Feast Your Eyes Exhibit Now on Display
Thanks to everyone who came to our most recent art exhibit featuring the photography of guests of the Sunday hot lunch.  It was our first show there since the north parish hall renovations last summer and the room and the art looks terrific.  If you haven’t yet seen it, please take some time to appreciate the talents these men have shared with us.  All of the photographs are for sale (and multiple prints of each image are available).  The small prints are $40 and the large prints are $60.  If you see something you would like to buy, look for Ron Tompkins on a Sunday morning, or email Ron or Jeff ( or  Thanks very much!

Walk of Trust, Sunday, May 28
As part of the Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust weekend, Trinity folks are joining other St. Louis people of faith taking a step to heal our divisions through a community-wide Walk of Trust. On Sunday, May 28, we'll walk through St. Louis, from the Cathedral Basilica to St. Louis University, as a display of solidarity as we seek reconciliation and trust together. Everyone is welcome to join the walk (at 2:00 pm) and the Taizé prayer service that follows it at the Chaifetz Arena (5:00 pm). A group will depart from Trinity (after our potluck lunch) around 1:30 to join other walkers. If you would like a shorter walk, you may join the group at another point along the route. A shuttle will run throughout the afternoon along the route to pick up those who need a break and to bring people back to their starting point. Details about the route of the walk, parking, stopping points, shuttle service, etc., are available at Spread the word, and wear your walking shoes! 

Trinity Potluck
Sunday, 28 May 2017, 12:30 PM

To prepare ourselves—souls and bodies—for the Walk of Trust, and to enjoy fellowship with one another, we're having a Trinity potluck meal after the 10:30 worship service on Sunday, 28 May in the North Parish Hall. Our special guests for this lunch will be the pilgrims participating in the Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust who will be staying with Trinity families. Come welcome them and enjoy a meal together! Sign up at the back of the sanctuary, or contact Barb Holmes (314.303.6116,

Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust
Are you hungry for opportunities to heal the divisions in St. Louis? Join with people of faith in our city and throughout the country for a weekend of prayer, conversation, and friendship Friday - Monday, 26-29 May. Hosted by St. Louis University, the pilgrimage will feature Taizé prayer services, scripture study, small groups conversations, and a range of workshops ( If you missed the opportunity to register, don't worry! You may still participate in the full slate of activities (minus the meals) by registering as a commuter on site. Check out the website for more information: Or contact Christy Croxall, 215.528.3037.

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
John Carroll
Michael Luebbers
Stephen Nichols
Sharron Underwood
Martha Bradley
Langdon Thacher
Charlene Wright
Betsey Gardner
Karen Opp
Pat Way
Barbara Bradshaw
Jane Edwards
Martha Ficklen
Margaret Kane

Family Members:
John Gotscvhall, Jeff Wunrow's cousin, multiple myeloma
Kelsey Droege, Edward Riedel's niece, pregnancy problems
Margie, Dolores Friesen's sister
Kirsten Taylor, Kate Haggans' niece, breast cancer
JoAnn Burkart, Charlene Wright's step-mother
Steve Dunbar, Joan Dunbar's nephew, back problems
Janice, Stephen Nichols's sister
Frank, Dolores Friesen's brother

Bob H., friend of Cathy Tierney, melanoma
Katie B., friend of Cathy Tierney, breast cancer
Brandon and Chelsea, friends of John Desper, expecting premature child
Amelia Louise, premature daughter of friend of Ron Tompkins
Alexa Gentry, friend of Brian Alms
Hedi App, friend of Mary Seager
Craig Kirksey
Sara, friend of the Worlands, depression
Jim D., friend of George Friesen
Jay Shuldiner, friend of Brian Alms
Patricia, Seth, and Ann Catherine Draper, friends of Steven Forsyth
The Rev. Roy Birchard, friend of Jim Andris, esophageal cancer
Todd and family, friends of John Desper
Everlena Starks, friend of the Food Pantry, recovering from knee surgery
Sidney G., friend of Mary Seager
Sam and Carolee M., friends of Denver and Charlene Wright
Margie S., friend of Charlene Wright, breast cancer
Marcia G., friend of Darrell Berg
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder cancer
Sally A., friend of Pamela Hardester, cancer
The Rev. Ken Yerkes, friend of Brian Alms
Jeanne G., friend of Martha Baker, debilitation and frailty
Brian N. friend of Ann Watts, cancer
Jennifer M., friend of Ann Watts, cancer
Larry F., friend of Cathy Tierney, chronic leukemia
Don T., friend of Brian Alms, congestive heart failure
Gary L., friend of Brian Alms
Peg and Harry H., friends of Joan Dunbar
William B., friend of Darrell Berg

For the Clergy of the Diocese: Jack Fleming, Teresa Danieley, Marylen Stansbery, Llew Heigham

Birthdays: Tom Weber, Ann Giedinghagen, Stephen Nicols, Barbara Bradshaw, Jim O'Bannon, Kevin Hardester

Serving in the Military: John Worland, deployed to South Korea

Mourning: Mary, John, and Thomas Risberg; Sharron Underwood

Departed: Cortland Seger, cousin of Mary Seager