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Trinity Times
November 15, 2018

Serving this Sunday
November 18, 2018
The 26th Sunday after Pentecost


8:00 a.m.
Chalice: George Friesen
Usher: Dolores Friesen
10:30 a.m. 
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Willie Meadows
Crucifer: Katie Hoffmeister
Thurifer: Karin Layher
Torches: Fritzi Baker, Anna Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Julien Worland
Reader 2: Rachel Steinbrueck
Intercessor: Hal Morgan
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen
Ushers: Jan Kasalko, John Carroll
Greeter: Adrienne Fly
Sacristans: Linda Small, Rachel Steinbrueck
Flowers: Anne Hennig
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Lisa Carpenter
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Monday Bread Pick-Up: None this week
Bread Bagger: None this week
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: The Rev. Harry Leip

Readings for this Sunday

1 Samuel 1:4-20
Psalm 16
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Mark 13:1-8

Trinity Food Ministry News

So much is happening! The Ordination! The Ingathering from Old Bonhomme School! Thanksgiving Dinner! And oh, my goodness, it is WINTER! Too many of our community members and guests are in the freezing cold for far too long. Imagine …
We won’t be open to the public the week of Thanksgiving (except for Thanksgiving Day) but while you are shopping for the holiday, please remember Trinity Food Pantry.

Always needed:
Peanut Butter, canned meats, pop-top foods, soft snack bars.
Warm men’s socks, gloves, hats, hoodies, men’s coats.


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, 6:30 p.m. 2nd Thursdays, Conf. Room
Coffee & Conversation, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, SPH
Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Communications Committee, 6:30 p.m. 3rd Thursdays, Conf. Rm.
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 Trinity Food Ministry
has been an integral part of our parish’s life and work in this neighborhood since the mid-1970s, now comprising a three-day-a-week food pantry and an hot meal every Sunday. We touch thousands of lives every year! Both programs depend upon the financial support and volunteer time of parishioners and others in the community.
Opportunities to help abound, during the week and on Sundays.
    Volunteers bag bread and other donated food and toiletries Tuesday mornings between 10 and 12;
    People pick up bread from Panera on Euclid on Monday evenings at 9;
    Helpers serve as “Innkeepers” during Hot Lunch on Sundays between 1 and 3;
     Parishioners find something they’d like to donate regularly, such as diapers, women’s sanitary products, soap, other toiletries, peanut butter, canned fruit, new socks - so that we can count on having those things.
Intrigued about how you might fit? Contact Adrienne Fly at 314-805-8254 or

For other ministries that may be a fit for you, check the Trinity CWE Ministry Directory available in the rack by the Church entrance.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Eve, November 21, at 6:00 p.m., and will be followed by a Pie Social.  Please bring a pie or dessert to share.

Teachers: Barb Holmes and Nancy Emmel
Classroom Aide: Jan Parker
Snacks: Egg Casserole, Apples, and Cheese Sticks

Adult Christian Education This Sunday  

9:30 AM in the South Parish Hall: Just Wives? Sarah and Hagar: Power and Privileges     
Description: The voices of women in the bible are oftentimes overlooked, marginalized, silenced, or patronized. However, a close reading of the stories of the women in the bible can offer a critique on the patriarchy found, not only in our ancient texts, but in the world we live in. Come explore how women’s voices in scripture trouble the narrative. For these sessions we will lean heavily on Katherine Dood Sakenfeld’s Just Wives? Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today. It is not required reading, but you might find the class more enjoyable if you read prior to our discussions.
12:15 PM in the North Parish Hall: Bodies and Spaces in the Gospel of Mark, chapters 5-8
Description: The gospel of Mark, the shortest and earliest of our four canonical Gospels, places interesting bodies in interesting spaces in interesting situations. In four sessions, we will read the entire Gospel of Mark while moving our physical bodies through space in order to grasp a sense of Mark’s spatial and physical theology.


2019 Pledge Drive

If you’ve not yet turned in your pledge card, please prayerfully consider making a financial pledge to help support the life and ministry of your church. If you haven’t received a stewardship packet in the mail, pledge cards are available at the back of the church this Sunday. Feel free to pick one up or click the button below to pledge online.

Compline: This Sunday, November 18, at 7 p.m., we will gather for our monthly Compline service. After the service we will walk to a local restaurant. Join us, and bring a friend!

Special Advent Series: Minimalism as a Christian Virtue  
As one author put it, minimalism is “a focus on the aspects of life that matter most, and intentionally removing everything else.” During the season of Advent, you are invited to explore the philosophy of minimalism and discover how you might apply its principles to your own life of Christian discipleship.
December 6th and 13th at 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the North Parish Hall

Vestry and Diocesan Convention Delegate
Election Process
At the Annual Meeting of Trinity Parish in late January, we will be electing three new members to the Vestry, the governing board of our church. Vestry persons serve a three-year term beginning immediately following the Annual Meeting. Meetings have been monthly at 6:30 on a Thursday.
The vestry helps to shape the mission of the church. By canon, the vestry has “charge of the property, attends to and regulates the parish’s temporal concerns, and provides for support of the rector. The vestry assists the rector in proclaiming the Gospel, the public worship of the congregation, nurture of persons of all ages, alleviation of human suffering and promotion of justice.”
If you possess leadership qualities and are committed to the mission and ministry of this congregation, we invite you to prayerfully consider running for a seat on the vestry. As you will see on this link to the nomination form, there is an outline of the vestry responsibilities and the requirements for candidates. Don’t hesitate to contact Senior Warden Adrienne Fly or the rector if you wish to discuss this. Nominations must be received by the parish administrator no later than January 8, 2019 for election on January 27, 2019. Please note that we do not accept nominations from the floor.
Additionally, we will be electing one delegate to our Diocesan Convention. There are occasionally meetings of the delegates between conventions but the primary task is to participate in the late November annual convention meeting, at which legislation is considered affecting the entire diocese. This year it is particularly important as we will be electing a new bishop to succeed Bishop Smith. Clergy and delegates are the electors. Delegates serve a three-year term. If you have an interest in being a delegate, the nomination form is available here.

Hot lunch volunteers needed!  Trinity will host the Hot Lunch on Sunday, November 25 (Thanksgiving weekend) 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.

If you have a picture on the All Saints Memorial, please pick it up on Sunday morning so we can remove the memorial.

Funeral for the Rev. Jack Fleming
On Saturday December 8, 2018 there will be a visitation from 9:30 am until 11:00 am at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in the Gathering Space, 808 N Mason Rd, St Louis, MO 63141.  The Burial Office and Holy Eucharist will follow at 11:00 am. 

Barbi Click's Ordination Invitation

Our next Trinity Book Group will meet on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm, at the home of Ellie Chapman and Jim O’Bannon who live at 410 N. Newstead #12W. For this holiday meeting we are asking you to bring a poem or story to share which is related to the spirit of Christmas. In January we will be reading and discussing "The Voyage of the Narwhal" by Andrea Barrett. 

Thanksgiving Day Meal

Remember that Trinity Food Ministry will be offering a Thanksgiving Day meal at 2 p.m. on November 22. Trinity members are asked to bring a dessert.

However, IF there is pie left over from the Thanksgiving Eve service and Pie Social, feel free to wrap up the pies and store them in the appropriate place and we will be happy to serve these on Thanksgiving Day! (Plastic wrap is on the big green cart behind the kitchen door.) 

City Juvenile Center Birthday Party
Trinity will be hosting the annual birthday party for the kids in the city detention center on Friday, December 7th at 6:45 p.m. We will meet at the city detention center on Vandeventer. Four or five volunteers are needed. It involves less than two hours of your time, and it is great to see the young people enjoy the party. Contact Lisa Will-Smith at or 314-620-0299. If anyone is interested in becoming the leader for this ministry, please contact Lisa as well.

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 when the locks are changed.


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

Frank Schottler
Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Joyce Daughaday
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:
Catherine, Destiny, Jessica, Elizabeth, Melinda, Teresa, and Jennifer,
  friends of Mary Taylor
Glenn Beshears, Sue Beshears' father
James Milstead, friend of Brian Alms
Marquice Underwood, Sharron Underwood's daughter
Marybel Cova, friend of Jim Andris and Stephen Nichols, recovering from
Carmen, Elizabeth, Deanna, Larissa, Keisha, Erica, and Elisabeth, friends
  of Mary Taylor

Leslie and Dennis, friends of Charlene Wright
Donna Eldridge, friend of Jeannette Lehrmann
Young Treyvon and his foster family
Susan Weber, Michael Luebbers' sister
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
Chloe Peistrup, Virginia Benson's cousin, ATV accident
Bill, friend of George Friesen, cancer and failing memory
Rich Fernandez, friend of Kris Zapalac and Jerry Martin, lung cancer
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder and breast cancer

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

For the Clergy of the Diocese:
The Rev. Teresa Danieley

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


Mourning: Dean Bradley