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Trinity Times
November 16, 2017

Serving This Sunday
November 19, 2017
The 24th Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice: Carter Whitson
Usher: Tom Kirk
Breakfast: TBD
10:30 a.m. 
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Jim Andris
Chalice 2: TBD
Crucifer: Katie Hoffmeister
Thurifer: Karin Layher
Torches: Fritzi Baker, Annie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Sara Lappi
Reader 2: Nikki Lott
Intercessor: Dave Rueschhoff
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Mary Moore
Sacristans: Ron Tompkins, Linda Small
Flower Guild: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Michael
Monday Bread Pick-up: Jeremy Logan, Melissa
Bread Bagger: Linda Eastman
Coffee Hour: Kate Worland
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Eric Cox

Readings for this Sunday

Judges 4:1-7
Psalm 123 
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30

Trinity Food Ministry News

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help on Tuesday the 21st from noon until 3-ish, to receive, sort and put away all the food items we will be receiving from the kids at Old Bonhomme Elementary School. Please let know if you are able to help - it’s a massive and very fun job! Also, if anyone would want cardboard boxes, you’d be welcome to take some home with you.
This past Sunday, at Hot Lunch, a lovely thing happened. We were quite busy and the South Parish Hall can feel crowded. A family of eight, including some little kids, came in - their first time here. Somehow another table was set up for them, high chair included. They got their plates heaped with yummy meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy and sat down. Glasses were filled. The dad instructed the boys to take off their hats and then they bowed their heads and said a prayer. A moment of grace...
On the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, Trinity will be cooking and serving Hot Lunch - come help out and experience this yourself. Check the announcement board at the back of the church for a sign-up sheet.
On your shopping list: toothpaste and toothbrushes, bars of soap, disposable razors, TP!

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.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

Calvin Kennedy

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

Holy Eucharist
ill be celebrated on Thanksgiving Eve, November 22, at 6:00 p.m., and will be followed by a Pie Social.

Scarf Sale for Gun Locks This Sunday

Following the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday, November 19, Jeff Wunrow will again be selling imported cashmere scarves to raise money for gun locks.  If you were lucky enough to purchase one of these scarves the last time, you will remember how beautiful they are, what a good value they are, and what a good cause they support.  Each scarf costs $30, and with each purchase, $5.65 is donated through the Diocese of Missouri to Women’s Voices Raised to purchase a gun lock which will be given away to someone with an unsecured gun in the home.  This will likely be your last opportunity to make a purchase before Christmas, so plan ahead and bring your gift list, along with cash, check or credit card, to church on Sunday, November 19.  See you there! 

Compline: This Sunday evening, November 19, 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.

2018 Stewardship Drive

Pledge Drive Ingathering was last Sunday, November, 12. Please bring your turn in your pledge card or use the online pledge form here soon, if you haven't already done so.

Hot lunch volunteers needed!  Trinity will host the Hot Lunch on Sunday, November 26 (Sunday after Thanksgiving Day) and we need 5-6 volunteers to help serve our meal - no experience needed!  If you can help that afternoon from 1:15pm to 3pm please sign up on the list near the organ.  If you have any questions, please speak with Deacon Harry.

Newcomer’s Lunch
If you are new to Trinity, you are invited to join the Rector and a few other Trinitarians for lunch. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the congregation and learn about ways to get involved in the life of the community. We’ll meet in the Narthex (entrance way) at the back of the church after the 10:30 AM service and then make our way to Mission Taco down the street.

Notarize Petitions
If you have petitions for Raise Up Missouri or CLEAN that need to be notarized, please bring them with you to the 10:30 AM service this Sunday. A staff member from Jobs with Justice will be here after the service to notarize your petitions and take them off your hands.

Noonday Forum on November 26th Brought to You by Care and Counseling
Amy Stark, a counselor at Care and Counseling, will be with us on Sunday November the 26th for a noonday forum about family systems and going home for the holidays. If you’ll be sitting around a family table this Christmas, you’ll want to attend this forum.
When: Sunday November 26th @ 12:15 PM.

Friday Eucharist and Confession during Advent
For the season of Advent, Fr. Jon will offer the pastoral rite of Confession on Fridays at 11 AM followed by Eucharist at 12:15 PM in the Chapel. These offerings will begin on Friday December 8th.

There is a new exhibit in the Parish Gallery this Sunday. Check it out after the service.

Theology Thursdays Cancelled For the Rest of the Year

Regrettably, our theology Thursdays’ class on the intersection between Christianity and world religions is cancelled for the rest of the year. The class will resume next year (spring semester 2018) on a different topic. Apologies for any disappointment.

Juvenile Detention Center Birthday Party

On Friday December 1, Trinity will host a birthday party for the kids in the city detention center. We meet in the lobby at 6:45 and then we play bingo with the kids and give out candy. We cap off the celebration with ice cream and cake. I need 4-5 volunteers to help me with the party. Please email Lisa Will-Smith at or call me at 314-620-0299 if you are interested.

The Trinity Book Group will meet for our Holiday Meeting on December 9th at the home of Ellie Chapman and Jim O’Bannon at 410 N. Newstead, 12W. We will meet at 7 pm and ask everyone to bring a story, poem or personal writing to share. In January we will be reading the book called “ Lilac Girls” and in February “Frankenstein”. Please come and join us. Everyone is welcome.

Artistic Opportunity
In addition to the new Parish Gallery which has had several successful exhibits already, your Arts Committee has created the Memorial Gallery in the hallway between Father Jon's office and the sacristy. This space is dedicated to the memory of the many talented artists who have called Trinity home over the years. The Memorial Gallery is set aside for parishioners and others closely connected to Trinity to display their own creative endeavors. You need not be a professional, just someone who loves what you do and wants to share it with the rest of us.  Anna Layher's photos were the first exhibit in this new space. If you have artwork you would like to share with us:  photography, painting, drawing, textiles, or anything else, please email Robin Morgan, who is coordinating the exhibits in this new space. You can reach her at

Healing Ministry
Every Sunday at Trinity, anointing and the laying on of hands is available in the chapel during communion. If you are interested in serving as a healing minister who prays for those of us who are sick or facing a struggle, please contact Fr. Jon.

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Dave Rueschhoff
Joyce Daughaday
Jeff Farris, acoustic neuroma
Mick Maurer
Stephen Nichols
Sharron Underwood
Martha Bradley
Langdon Thacher
Charlene Wright
Betsey Gardner
Karen Opp
Pat Way
Barbara Bradshaw
Jane Edwards
Martha Ficklen

Family Members:
Jaye Shorter, niece of Mary Ellen Anderson, health and focus
Zuset Worland, daughter-in-law of Kate and Julien, high-risk pregnancy
  in Seoul, South Korea.
Lynn Dickinson, Nancy Dickinson's daughter
Beth James Anderson, Adrienne Fly's sister-in-law, breast cancer
John Gotscvhall, Jeff Wunrow's cousin, multiple myeloma
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

Francis, age 9 mos., friend of Mary Taylor, in critical condition at Great
  Ormand Street, London UK
Bill, friend of George Friesen, dementia
James M. friend of Brian Alms
Mary Brown, friend of Jane Edwards, rib cartilage tear
Jack, friend of Kate and Julien Worland, prostate cancer
Jeffrey Ashbaugh, friend of Mary Seager
Jillian and DAH, friends of Mary Taylor
Dennis K., friend of Catherine Tierney, liver cancer
Colin, friend of Julien Worland, recovering from head injury after bike
Isabelle Gandaho, friend of Adrienne Fly
Everlena Starks, food pantry volunteer
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
Craig Kirksey
Sara, friend of the Worlands, depression
Patricia, Seth, and Ann Catherine Draper, friends of Steven Forsyth
Todd and family, friends of John Desper
Sidney G., friend of Mary Seager
Sam and Carolee M., friends of Denver and Charlene Wright
Margie S., friend of Charlene Wright, breast cancer
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
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

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

Birthdays: Joan Gregory, Jesse Todd, Gracie Lee White, Will Rainbolt, George Friesen, Ida McCall

Mourning: Michael Haggans