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Trinity Times
May 17, 2018

Serving this Sunday
May 20, 2018
The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Bob Emert
Breakfast: TBD

10:30 a.m. 
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Brian Alms
Crucifer: Katie Hoffmeister
Thurifer: Karin Layher
Torches: Fritzi Baker, Annie Hoffmeister
Reader 1: Mary Seager
Reader 2: Rachel Steinbrueck
Intercessor: NA
Eucharistic Visitors: Al Adams, Joan Dunbar
Healing Ministers: Steven Forsyth, Mary Ellen
Ushers: Ron D’Aloia, David Mundy
Greeter: Adrienne Fly
Sacristans: Ron Tompkins, Linda Small
Flower Guild: Ron Tompkins
Offering Counters: Chuck McManis, Michael
Monday Bread Pick-up: Ann Watts, Ron Willnow
Bread Bagger: Michael Biggers
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Hot Lunch Provider: Episcopal Church of the Holy
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Michael Biggers


Readings for this Sunday

Acts 2:1-21
or Ezekiel 37:1-14
Romans 8:22-27

or Acts 2:1-21
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Psalm 104:25-35, 37

Trinity Food Ministry News

This past week we had visitors at the Pantry. The 4th graders from Mary McDevitt’s class at New City School made sandwiches and popped popcorn for the guests at pantry. It is always a great thing when these students visit. This year’s class was a special treat. One young man asked me my favorite part of being here. I answered that I loved it when the doors open and I get to be with the guests. He asked me my least favorite part and I answered, “washing the dishes!” I give thanks for all the volunteers but I especially love the dishwashers!
The visit from the New City School 4th graders wasn’t the only sign of Spring! Our first harvests from Shepherd Farm, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Town & Country, the garden at Central Reform Congregation, and the Central West End Farm came in with beautiful greens! The guests loved them!
Pantry needs this week:
White crew socks, soap, peanut butter, canned meats. 
Also: if any one has gently used size 12, 12.5, or 13 tennis shoes, I know a couple of guys who need these.


The latest TFM newsletter is now available here.

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
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

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

Quick Links

Trinity Bible Study

Did you know that Father Jon hosts a weekly drop-in Bible study Sundays at 9:30am?  Bring your Bible and join us in the South Parish Hall for a cup of coffee and discussion.  (Every Sunday this spring & summer except May 13).

Compline: This Sunday, May 20, 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!

Strawberry Social this Sunday following the 10:30 a.m. service.

Trinity Sunday Picnic  
This year, we are moving our Trinity Sunday picnic back to Tower Grove Park. We'll gather at the park's West End picnic site, and St. John's Episcopal will be joining us for food, fun, and fellowship. So mark your calendars for May 27th!

We’re looking for volunteers to help plan this year’s picnic.  We have the venue, but need to decide on food and activities. Please contact Hazel Kirk or Anne Hennig ( or leave a message at 314-238-4513).

A note from Deacon Harry
As I mentioned in my annual report earlier this year, this January marked my seventh year as a deacon.  As is traditional in our denomination, for every seven years a clergy person serves, they are asked to take sabbatical time away from their parish – to recharge, reflect and refresh their spiritual resources.  I am happy to report that the Bishop has granted my sabbatical for this summer.  I will take my leave from the Trinity community immediately after Trinity Sunday until after the Labor Day weekend when I will return to Trinity to continue my ministry with you, as your deacon.  During this time, please contact Father Jon for any assistance.

Thank you and blessings for the upcoming summer.

Funeral For Willie Meadows' Mother Levoulia Meadows 

Willie's mother passed away last week at the age of 94. Her funeral is scheduled for this Friday (May 18th) at 11 AM at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will start at 8 AM and end at 11 AM. All are welcome. 

Sunday School Teacher Appreciation 

As the Spring Sunday school scheduled wraps up, please take a moment to thank everyone who taught Sunday school or served as a Sunday school aide this past semester. There will be a celebratory cake at coffee hour in honor of the teachers and aides and each will be recognized during the 10:30 AM service. 

Teachers and aides for the Spring semester include: 

Nancy Emmel 
Katie Hoffmeister 
Michael Shepley 
Kathleen McManis 

Susie Stratton 
Faith Sandler 
Jan Parker 
Riley Luebbers 
Betty Weber 
Jeff Wunrow 
Fritzi Baker 
Samuel Bethel 
Nick Morgan 
Melissa Morgan

Hot lunch volunteers needed!  Trinity will host the Hot Lunch on Sunday, May 27 (during the Trinity picnic) 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.

Pentecost Readers Needed 
If you speak a foreign language and would like to help read on Sunday, May 20, at the 10:30 a.m. Pentecost service, please sign up on the list near the organ or email Deacon Harry

Help Holy Ground and Operation Food Search 
Collect Food for Our Local Food Pantries
When: Saturday May 19, 2018, 9 AM to 3 PM
Where: Schnuck’s Richmond Hts. next to Esquire Theater
How: In 1 hour and 30 minute shifts, distribute a list of needed foods to shoppers entering the store, then thank them upon leaving for their donations:

9 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Contact Rick Isserman or call  314 807 4330 to schedule a volunteer time.

Trinity Neighborhood Camp is set for  Monday July 30 through Friday August 3.   Camp activities include reading, math/science, art, music, theater, and exercise. The educational enrichment activities will prepare the campers (ages 5 - 10 years) to begin school in the fall.   Camp hours are 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and includes breakfast, snack, and lunch.  Campers receive backpacks full of school supplies.  
We need adult volunteers to serve as mentors and to help with food.  We need teen volunteers to serve as counselors.  Our 2018 camp fundraising goal is $3,000.  For details about how you can support Trinity’s camp click here for the Volunteer/Donation Information Sheet.
To reserve a space for your child click here for the Camp Application.  Click here for the camp brochure.

Sexton News: Due to scheduling conflicts, our Sexton, Calvin Kennedy, is no longer employed at Trinity. Efforts are underway to find a replacement.

Trinity Art Club
TAC will meet this Saturday in the North Parish Hall due to the Operation Food Search/Schnucks ingathering in the South Parish Hall.

Summer Sunday School for Children 2-6
Traditionally, Trinity Sunday school has gone on break in June, July, and August, but this year, Sunday school will continue for children ages 2-6 throughout the summer. Childcare will be provided for children ages 0-2. The Sunday school content will be specifically targeted for children between the ages of 2-6, but any child under 12 is welcome to attend and serve as “helpers” for the teachers and aides.

Book Group:  For May the Trinity Book Group will be reading and discussing “ Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The author wrote in a letter to a friend, "If you like Great Gatsby, for God’s sake read this. Gatsby was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith." We will meet at 7 pm on  May 19th at the home of Hazel and Tom Kirk at 16 Schultz Rd. Please come. Everyone is invited. 

Next Parenting Book Group May 26th at 10 AM

This month's parenting book group will take place on Saturday, May the 26th, at 10 AM in the North Parish Hall. We'll be reading "The Spiritual Child." Donuts and childcare provided.

Blessing of the Bicycles will be on Saturday, July 7. Time to be announced later.

Welcome to the World Nico Robin Dolezal DeNap, Now Let's Share Some Food!

Congratulations to Jake and Stephanie on the arrival of their new baby boy Nico, and congrats to Belle for becoming a new big sister! As is our custom at Trinity, we've set up a meal train to help provide Jake, Stephanie, and Belle with meals for the next couple of weeks. Welcoming a new baby into the family is hard enough, let's make their life a little easier by delivering nourishing meals to their doorstep.

How does it work? Just click on the link below to get started. Need help, call 314 619 4216.

" A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

- Jesus, as remembered by John the Evangelist

Discover the best methods for YOU to engage 
in regular meditation with God
Meditation is an overlooked spiritual practice among Christians,
yet it is an essential discipline for transformation in Christ.
This workshop will empower confidence in meditation
as part of your every day prayer-life. 
The instructor, Jill Fisk, is a spiritual director, soul-care facilitator,
and meditation teacher with a passion for guiding others in prayer.
She obtained a graduate certificate in spiritual direction from Aquinas Institute in 2012. 
Her methods include physical postures, breath prayer, praying Scripture, imaginative prayer, and centering prayer.
-Free parking in the SLU Laclede garage will be provided

To register click here, or on the photo above.
For more information see this link or call 314-256-8806.

The Funeral Service for Nancy Dickinson has been scheduled for Saturday, June 30. Time to be announced later.

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.

Thanks to everyone who assisted with the Ascension service last Thursday.

We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need
Bruce Baldwin
Glenda Wiman
Barb Holmes
Betsey Gardner
Frank Schottler, end-stage renal disease
Cheryl Wobbe (recovering from surgery)
David Fly
Joyce Daughaday
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:
Chloe Peistrup, Virginia Benson's cousin, ATV accident
Bill, friend of George Friesen, cancer and failing memory
Karen Brantner, Kris Zapalac's cousin, pancreatic cancer
Rich Fernandez, friend of Kris Zapalac and Jerry Martin, lung cancer
Dennis K., friend of Catherine Tierney, liver cancer
Katie B., friend of Cathy Tierney, breast cancer
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder cancer

For the Clergy of the Diocese: Jack Fleming, Teresa Danieley

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

Birthdays: Anne Hennig, Tom Weber, Kris Zapalac, Anne Giedinghagen, Stephen Nichols

Mourning: Dean Bradley