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Trinity Times
April 20, 2017



Serving This Sunday
April 23, 2017
The Second Sunday of Easter

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Bill von Glahn
Usher: Joyce von Glahn
Breakfast: Pat Way
 
10:30 a.m. 
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: TBD
Crucifer: Steven Forsyth
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Torches: Zoe Goffe, Riley Luebbers
Reader 1: Virginia Benson
Reader 2: Betty Weber
Intercessor: John Uhlemann
Eucharistic Visitors: Brian Alms, Darrell Berg
Healing Minister: Mary Seager, Mary Ellen Anderson
Ushers: Lisa Carpenter, Cheryl Wobbe
Greeter: Duncan McArthur
Sacristans: Jim Andris, Steven Forsyth
Flower Guild: Pat Way
Offering Counters: Lisa Carpenter, Skip Coburn
Monday Bread Pick-up: Karen Biggs
Bread Bagger: Linda Eastman
Coffee Hour: Gloria Winston
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Paul’s UCC
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Allison Imbriglia 



Readings for this Sunday

Acts 2:14a,22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9

John 20:19-31

Psalm 16


 

Trinity Food Ministry

On Your Shopping List: bars of soap, chicken noodle soup, ramen noodles.
 
We just got our annual statements from Panera Bread, from whom we get massive amounts of bread and pastries every week. The retail value of their “Doughnation” last year was $24,180! Please say thank you whenever you patronize that business - it’s a vital part of our food ministry.
 
Coming soon - May has been designated as Focus on Hunger month in the Diocese - and we will be offering opportunities to give a little extra to the Hunger Task Force, which provides funding to many food ministries in the diocese, including our own. TFM manager Barbi Click will be preaching one Sunday in May. And we’ll be expressing our appreciation for your financial contributions and encouraging regular giving to the food ministry. As you should know, TFM is not supported by Trinity’s general budget or your stewardship pledges.
 
Looking ahead to late June, we will be seeking volunteers to help with the Operation Food Search/Schnuck’s food drive on Saturday, June 24th. Helpers are needed at the store in Richmond Heights as well as here at Trinity, where we receive, sort, count and put away all that food. It’s a busy fun day - contact adriennefly@me.com to inquire or volunteer. 



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.


Visit https://www.soundcloud.com/trinitydailyprayer 
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 
https://www.soundcloud.com/trinitydailyprayer or visit Trinity’s website for a link.
 



 

 

An up-to-date parish calendar is always available on our website (trinitycwe.org). 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.
Compline
 
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



Rector
The Rev. Jon Stratton
314-619-4216
jon@trinitycwe.org

Deacon
The Rev. Harry Leip
harry@trinitycwe.org

Choirmaster and Organist
Jeffery Nall
jeff@trinitycwe.org
 
Parish Administrator
Bill Ader
bill@trinitycwe.org
 
Church School Director
Sunni Hutton 

Food Ministry Manager
Barbi Click
barbi@trinitycwe.org

Sexton
Edward Brefford

Vestry
Joyce Daughaday, Senior Warden
joyce.daughaday@att.net  314-863-3559

Jeff Wunrow, Junior Warden
juniorwarden@trinitycwe.org  314-327-4200

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



Quick Links


Vestry Minutes from the April 2017 meeting are available HERE.

Youth Confirmation Class meets this Sunday after the 10:30 service in the North Parish Hall.


Adult confirmation/reception/baptism classes began on January the 6th. Sign up by contacting Father Jon.


"Feast Your Eyes:
Trinity Food Ministry Photographers"

Your Arts Committee has been hard at work on an ambitious plan to expand the reach of our art exhibits, and now we are proud to launch The Parish Gallery with a series of exhibits in the north parish hall that will be open to the public.  The first exhibit will open after church on Sunday, April 30.  It is called “Feast Your Eyes:  Trinity Food Ministry Photographers.”  We have recruited and mentored several guests of Trinity’s Sunday hot lunch program.  Using their own cameras or donated equipment, they have captured the world they experience in striking photographs that will be displayed in the north parish hall during the month of May.  All images will be for sale, and the proceeds of each purchase—less only the cost of printing the image—will go to the photographer.  Please join us for the opening of “Feast Your Eyes” on Sunday, April 30 from noon to 3:00 p.m.  The photographers will be present, and the guests of the hot lunch program will be invited to see the show as well.  If you have any questions, please email jeff@jeffwunrow.com.  Thanks!


Film & Fellowship
For our last gathering before our summer hiatus, Film & Fellowship welcomes all to North Parish hall at 6:30 p.m. on May 9 for a shared supper. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., we will discuss “The Promise,” a scintillating look into the Armenian Genocide of 1915, starring Oscar Isaac, and “Gifted,” a tender consideration of a young math genius and the uncle (Chris Evans) who wants to give her a normal childhood.


Book Group
For April, the Trinity Book Group is reading and discussing  “ The Japanese Lover’ by Isabel Allende” described as “ a poetic and profound meditation on the power of love”.  We will be meeting at 7pm on Saturday, April 22, at the home of Lawrence and Barbara Holmes at 815 Jackson in University City.  Everyone is invited. Please come.


Community Organizing Training Through Metropolitan Congregations United
If you are interested in going deeper into the work of social justice and helping to organize Trinity for action, you are invited to attend a series of community organizing training sessions hosted by Metropolitan Congregations United.

Trinity just recently became a member of MCU, and these sessions are a perk of membership.

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to jon@trinitycwe.org


The Calendar of Resistance

In times such as these, the church's vocation is resistance through active witness. Below you will find a link to a "Resistance Calendar" that lists opportunities for social action and Christian witness in and around the St. Louis area.

Here's a link to the calendar.
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bfsc8fkm3ahq5no5fbtdsc1s9g%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago

The calendar will be updated regularly, so check it often. As you might know, actions are sometimes planned quickly, so don't be surprised if an event is posted without much notice.


A big thanks to everyone who assisted with each Holy Week service - all your service for our community was greatly appreciated. 


Taizé Thank You and Update on Pilgrimage of Trust
 
Many thanks to the wonderful musicians who led us in song during our Taizé prayer service and evening of trust a few weeks ago: Becket Clark, Mike Clark, Kate Haggans, Carolyn Munch, and Jeff Wunrow. If you liked what you experienced—or if you were not able to attend but wish you had—consider attending an Evening of Trust hosted by another St. Louis congregation. Some upcoming possibilities:
 
St. Luke's UMC, 2761 Telegraph Road, St. Louis
·  Apr 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YOUTH Evening of Trust @ Incarnate Word Parish, 13416 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield
·  Apr 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 3515 Shackelford Road, Florissant
·  May 01, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, 150 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson
·   May 02, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 613 Garrison Ave., St. Louis
·   May 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For a full list of upcoming Taizé events, including details about the pilgrimage, visit the website: https://pilgrimageoftruststl.com/.
 
Everyone is invited to participate in the Pilgrimage of Trust, May 26-29. To register, visit the website (see above). The Walk of Trust on Sunday, May 29, 2 PM, will be an all-ages event, culminating in a Taizé prayer service at St. Louis University. Mark your calendars! (No registration necessary for the walk.)
 
The Taizé brothers who led us in prayer have asked Trinity members to host some of the young people who will be attending the pilgrimage on Memorial Day weekend. You don't need to have a spare bedroom. You just need to have a couch or floor space, and the willingness to welcome people into your home. If you'd like to offer hospitality to a few pilgrims, please contact Christy Croxall, 215.528.3037.


We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
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:
Kelsey Droege, Edward Riedel's niece, pregnancy problems
Cortland Seger, cousin of Mary Seager
Margie, Dolores Friesen's sister
Kirsten Taylor, Kate Haggans' niece, breast cancer
JoAnn Burkart, Charlene Wright's step-mother
Debbie Egart, Phil Egart's sister-in-law, recovering from cancer
Steve Dunbar, Joan Dunbar's nephew, back problems
Janice, Stephen Nichols's sister
Frank, Dolores Friesen's brother

Friends:
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: Sue Beshears, Michael Haggans

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

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