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Trinity Times
July 13, 2017

Serving This Sunday
July 16, 2017
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Usher: Tom Kirk
Breakfast: TBD
10:30 a.m. 
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Martin Geiger
Crucifer: Fritzi Baker
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Torches: Annie and Katie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Julien Worland
Reader 2: Tom Weber
Intercessor: Nikki Lott
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen
Ushers: Jan Kasalko, Faith Sandler
Greeter: Kathleen McManis
Sacristans: Ron Tompkins, Linda Small
Flower Guild: Ellie Chapman
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Michael
Monday Bread Pick-up: Jen Sweet
Bread Bagger: Linda Eastman
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Bob and Ginny Crowley


Readings for this Sunday

Genesis 25:19-34
Psalm 119:105-112
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Trinity Food Ministry

During this very hot weather, we have been opening the S. Parish Hall to let folks come in and get cool. Although pantry doesn’t open early, we’re able to offer water, a comfortable place to be and good company. How blessed we are to have that space!
We have run out of one of our clients’ favorite things - Chili! So we could really use your help. ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST: canned chili, bars of soap, toilet paper


Book Group
Lawrence and Barbara Holmes, at 815 Jackson, will be hosting our July Book Group which will take place on the fourth Saturday, July 22nd rather than the third.  We will meet as usual at 7pm to discuss a really fun baseball novel called  “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach.  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
Food Ministry Manager
Barbi Click

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

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.

Parish Office Hours Summer Schedule
During the summer months, the parish office will close at noon on Fridays.

Parenting Book Group - July 22

10 AM – 12 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End

Parents, guardians, and children are invited to our next book group on July 22nd. We will be discussing Rina Acosta’s The Happiest Kids in the World: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less. Childcare and donuts provided. 

From the Rev. David K. Fly

Dear Friends at Trinity, I thought you might be interested in my newest book, My Life Under the Big Top – Reflections of a Comic, Clown and Priest. Also, my first book, Faces of Faith has been re-published with some new material.


My first book, Faces of Faith – Reflections in a Rearview Mirror, a memoir about growing up in Monett, has just been republished by Xlibris. One reviewer writes, “David Fly tells the stories of his childhood in a way that connects with our own stories – and helps his readers make the kinds of connections which matter. This is a wonderful book for private reading as well as for reading groups.”

In my book, My Life Under the Big Top, I share my life’s journey as a standup comedian, a professional television clown, and an Episcopal priest. The three roles became increasingly intertwined throughout my life. The Big Top of the circus came to represent for me the Church with its sense of wonder and mystery – a world from which no one is excluded. The role of the clown and the Christian is to play Stan Laurel to the world’s Oliver Hardy, exposing the folly of pretense and the vanity of pride. The book is both memoir and theological reflection.

Both books can be ordered from or are available through local bookstores. You may also order from my website

Free screening and discussion of new documentary about the high prices of prescription drugs. 

Feeling hammered by out-of-control drug prices? If your doctor prescribed a drug on which your life depended, how much would you pay?

Richard Master is CEO of MCS Industries, a mid-sized American company. Last year his company spent over half million dollars on prescription drugs for his employees. Sometimes the annual cost of one drug can be more than double the salary of a single employee.

Master pulled together a team of documentary filmmakers and researchers to go beyond the headlines and connect the dots. His team interviewed top experts and doctors to find answers to key questions.

How much do pharma companies really spend on research and development of truly innovative drugs? Do "free market" principles impact drug prices and control cost? Do the normal rules of business apply to the pharma industry? How do TV ads impact consumers and doctors? He wanted answers to essential questions. Ultimately, he wanted a solution that made business sense for his company and health sense for his employees.

Big Pharma: Market Failure is a new documentary that looks at the facts and makes an effective business case for realizable change. It is a compelling drama that reveals the truth of pharma cost and what we can do about it.

When: Sunday, July 23rd at 12:15 PM
Where: Trinity Sanctuary

Summer Fellowship and Formation at Trinity on Wednesdays
If you’re sticking around for the summer, you’re invited to participate in several fellowship and Christian formation sessions on Wednesday evenings. Here’s what’s on offer.
Practicing Your Faith at Home with Children
This series is designed especially for families with children living at home. We will explore how to incorporate faith and religious practices into the regular routines of daily life and instill Christian values and principles into the hearts of our kids.
Childcare and a light meal provided
August 16th, 23rd, and 30th @ 6 PM
Although an RSVP is not required for any of these events, it is helpful. Sign up at the back of the church on the bulletin board or email

Building Trust and Bridging Divides: Potluck Meal and Discussion Thursday, 20 July, 6 PM

Are you interested in continuing the work the Taizé brothers initiated in St. Louis to build trust and bridge the social, cultural, racial, and religious divisions in our community? Are you wondering how you might enact your faith in tangible ways? Are you curious about how Trinity might partner with other religious bodies in St. Louis to model collaboration and trust? Then join us for a meal and conversation on Thursday, 20 July, starting at 6 PM. Please bring a dish to share, your ideas, and your willingness to listen. We'll talk together about what next steps Trinity folks might take to embody the hope many of us experienced during the Pilgrimage of Trust in May. Sign up at the back of the church on the bulletin board. Questions? Contact Christy Croxall at 215.528.3037 or Father Jon Stratton.

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Mick Maurer
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:
Lynn Dickinson, Nancy Dickinson's daughter
Jaye Shorter, Mary Ellen Anderson's niece, ill after surgery
Beth James Anderson, Adrienne Fly's sister-in-law, breast cancer
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

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
Alexa Gentry, friend of Brian Alms
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
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
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

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