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Trinity Times
January 11, 2018

Serving this Sunday
January 14, 2017
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Bob Emert
Eucharistic Visitor: George Friesen
Breakfast: TBD
10:30 a.m. 
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2: Jim Andris
Crucifer: Mike Fowlkes
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Torches: Nancy Emmel, Linda Small
Reader 1: Ted McNamara
Reader 2: Anne Giedinghagen
Intercessor: Adrienne Fly
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Faith Sandler, Jan Kasalko
Greeter: Catherine Tierney
Sacristans: Linda Small, Lisa Carpenter
Flower Guild: Ron Tompkins
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Jeanie Frazee
Monday Bread Pick-up: Jeremy Logan, Melissa
Bread Bagger: Linda Eastman
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Church/Salon Group
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Michael Biggers, Mary Patton

Readings for this Sunday

1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)
1 Corinthians 6:12-20

John 1:43-51

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

Trinity Food Ministry News

Some very interesting data from the end of the year. While we unfortunately lost all of our client info in early December 2016 and had to recreate our Food Pantry registration list, we do know that 2017’s total people served exceeded what had been our norm in the recent past. Rather than providing food for close to 9,000 (as we had been saying in grant applications for several years), in 2017 we served 9,660!
As far as the Sunday Hot Lunch program goes, our numbers again outpaced what had been our steady figure of a few more than 3,300 - we and our partnering communities served 4,224 guests. And since we began receiving food donations from Whole Foods Barbi Click and her cooking compatriots have fed a pantry meal to about 80 folks a week on the three days that the food pantry is open.
We couldn’t do any of this without your help, You know that your annual stewardship pledge to the parish does not include funds for the purchase of food for the food ministry. Financially we depend on the congregation to contribute $20,000 a year, not as memorials or by buying TFM greeting cards, but as regular periodic donations, some of you monthly, others less regularly - all of it gratefully received. Blessings to you for the New Year.
On your shopping list: Peanut Butter and Toilet Paper!


Here we go!
During the month of January, 
Schnucks Hunger Bag sold at the Schnucks store location:

4171 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis MO

Will generate a $1 donation to support
Trinity Episcopal Food Pantry!

Schnucks Hunger bags with the message “Every bag feeds a neighbor in need” can be found on the dedicated reusable bag rack.

Filling the bag with canned goods and/or toiletries can help Trinity Food Pantry even more! Fill it up and bring it in!

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

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

Worship Volunteer Opportunity - Usher
Our team of ushers are responsible for assisting persons coming thru our doors during our worship gatherings. 

Time commitment:  1-2 hours, usually on a Sunday morning, every few weeks - at either the 8:00am or 10:30am service. 

Interested? Please speak with Lead Usher Jan Kasalko or Deacon Harry.

Family Service:
The Family Service will be held this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the North Parish Hall.

Confirmation for Adults and Teens
If you are thinking about confirmation/reception/reaffirmation in the Episcopal Church, or would like to know more about Christianity as understood by the Anglican tradition, you are invited to join Confirmation Classes this Lent. We will explore scripture, liturgy, spirituality, and much more! Adult classes will be every Sunday during Lent (February 18th – March 18th) from 3 PM – 5 PM at Trinity. Youth classes will be scheduled based on youth availability.

To register, sign up on the bulletin board at the back of the church or email Fr. Jon

Appreciate Party for CLEAN Signature Gatherers
Metropolitan Congregations United is having a "Raise up the Roof" celebration to celebrate all the work we've done gathering signatures for CLEAN over the last few months. Trinity has gathered the second greatest amount of signatures of any one congregation, and our efforts will be recognized at the party.

If you’ve helped gather signatures (whether its 1 or 100) I hope you can come and represent and be recognized for all the time you've spent helping to make Missouri a more just and equitable place to live.

Where: 4501 Westminster Place (2nd Pres in the MCU office space)
When: Thursday Jan 11th from 6:30 - 8 PM

Food, drinks, and childcare will be provided.

Queerness, Christ, and the Kin(g)dom: Re-examining Christian Ethics
As a sponsoring Parish of The Deaconess Anne House, we are invited to a forum at DAH about Queerness, Christ, and the Kin(g)dom: Re-examining Christian Ethics
As queer people are welcomed into more Christian spaces, the Church has an opportunity to listen and observe how queerness relates to Jesus Christ and the promise of the Kingdom of God. Queer theory and queer theology pose serious questions to the traditional secular and Christian cultural ethics, and in turn suggest how we may back away from being "The Church of Empire," to being "The Church of Liberation." 
Where: The Deaconess Anne House 1416 Sullivan Ave
When: January 20th 10 AM – 1:30 PM
RSVP is required, and space is limited. If you’d like to attend at, contact or 615-717-5509 by January 16th. Light lunch will be provided.

Spiritual Practices for Spiritual People
Mark your calendars! On Tuesdays night during Lent, you are invited to try out spiritual practices from the throughout the Christian tradition and share/gain advice and wisdom from fellow practitioners of the faith. More details coming.

Do you have 10 minutes to help the diocese?
The Commission on Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is looking for your feedback. As a Diocese we need to recruit the next generation of ordained leaders in the church (specifically the COM works to recruit priests and deacons). Help us to know, who are we looking for? What qualities define a good deacon and a good priest?

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by following this link:

If you have any questions, please speak with Carter Whitson or Deacon Harry, members of COM.

Book Group
For the first Book Group of 2018, we will be meeting Saturday, January 20, at 7 pm at the home of Dorothy and Ray Becvar at 6330 San Bonita Ave.  We will be discussing the book “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelley. It is described as a novel which “reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom and second chances.” Please come. Everyone is welcome.

Trinity Art Club
Between the frigid temperatures and the flu, Trinity Art Club was sidelined the last two Saturdays of 2017 but we are back on schedule with the new year!

We meet every Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the South Parish Hall (unless otherwise noted). Molly Green leads the Club on the 1st, 4th, and 5th Saturdays with Con Christenson as lead on the 2nd and 3rd. Currently, between 5 to 10 people meet each Saturday.

Please consider joining this group of people from both Trinity and the Food Ministry as we engage in a common desire of creating something new. 

Candidates for Vestry
Election to be held at Annual Meeting on January 28

Fritzi Baker (candidate for a 3-year term)
I moved to St Louis in 1973 with my late husband the Rev. Bill Baker.  I had been a Director of Religious Education in one parish in Ohio.  When we came here I worked at The Church of The Good Shepherd for 9 years then at two other parishes.  Bill and I did many Adult weekends through the years.  I next went to the Educational Center where I did teacher training and worked on our Bible Study program.  I did a lot work with the Rev. Bill Chapman (long-time rector of Trinity) when I was at the Center.   The Educational Center moved to North Carolina and I retired.  I do not know exactly how long, but I have been at Trinity a long time.

Horace Walcott (candidate for a 3-year term) I was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and confirmed in the Anglican Church. When I came to America, in 1963, a friend introduced me to an Episcopalian Church, All Saints. I have been attending Episcopalian Churches since. In 2016, All Saints merged with another Church and move to North County and we decided to join Trinity since it was closer to where we live. I am a retired Electrical Engineer and have lived in St. Louis since 1977.

Carter Whitson (candidate for a 3-year term)
I am an over-educated, opinionated father of four, and soon to be grandfather of four. I grew up on a truck farm in Kirkwood that later turned into 5 acres of lawn that had to be mown. I will retire from the Saint Louis Mental Health Board on February 28th after nearly 20 years of wonderful (for me, at least) service. I joined Trinity CWE on Epiphany Sunday, 2017, after All Saints moved to Northwoods. I have been in the Diocese for about 25 years. At All Saints, I served on the Vestry twice, was Senior Warden for a term, spearheaded the search for a rector, called the current priest-in-charge (after an unfortunate series of events), sang in the choir, was the only male member of St. Ann’s Guild, corralled worship leaders, and led morning prayer in the priest’s absence. I represented All Saints at Metro II for six years. I currently serve on the diocesan Commission on Ministry.  

Anne Hennig
(candidate for a 1-year term) I have been an active member of Trinity for many years, singing with the choir, serving as sacristan, and active member of the Holy Yarn knitting group.  I am finishing a three-year term on the vestry where I served as chair of the Parish Life committee in 2017.  I volunteered to run for a one-year term which will correct the rotation so that we have three members completing their service each year.  Professionally, I am a stage scientist on the vision research team at Washington University in St. Louis.

Candidate for Diocesan Convention Delegate
Ron Tompkins
(candidate for a three-year term) I was confirmed in the Episcopal Church at the age of 17 and have been a member of Trinity Central West End parish for nearly 20 years. I have previously represented the congregation on the vestry twice (3 years each) and as a representative to Metro II and Diocesan Convention twice (3 years each). I currently lead the group of Sacristans and the Flower Guild at Trinity; participate as a member of the Arts committee and participate in Trinity Book and Film group discussions. Professionally, I have been a teacher at both high school and university levels, a registered nurse caring for women and children, a hospital administrator. I am currently Chief Nursing Officer for the not for profit agency Nurses for Newborns. I find comfort and pleasure in my relationships and friendships at Trinity and fervently support both the liturgical and social justice direction taken by our priest and deacon. I feel fortunate to be able to live out my personal beliefs in my professional practice, my spiritual practice and my personal relationships.

If you ordered a poinsettia, please pick it up after church this Sunday

Circus Fun
Oliver and Anna Layher are performing in the annual Circus Harmony big show at the City Museum in January. The show is called Legato and features a look at circus through the decades. Both kids are in multiple acts and dances, and the tricks are pretty amazing. Come see Oliver as Elvis or fighting West Side Story-style and Anna as a disco girl or dangling from a ladder, just to give you a few hints of what to expect. The show runs the 2nd and 3rd weekends of January and the kids would love to see friends from Trinity there. Here are the show times:

  • Saturday, 1/13: 2pm and 7pm
  • Sunday, 1/14: 2pm
  • Saturday, 1/20: 2pm and 7pm
  • Sunday, 1/21: 2pm

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at

Please contact Karin Layher with any questions.

Spiritual Wellness Appointment with the Rector
For many of us, an annual check-up with a primary care physician is part of our regular physical health and wellness routine. But what about your spiritual health and wellness? With 2018 just around the corner, consider setting up an appointment with your pastor for an annual spiritual check-up. At this check-up, you’ll have the chance to talk with the rector about any pastoral concerns that you have, discuss the life of the parish, and reflect on your spiritual growth and personal rule of life.
Click here to set up an appointment for a time that is convenient for you. Please be sure to select a date that is at least 2 weeks in advance. If none of the listed dates and times work for you, feel free to contact the rector directly to set up a meeting that works best with your schedule. The dates listed only go through May, but additional dates will be added at a later time.
Why wait, set up your appointment today by clicking here!

Please Turn in Your 2018 Pledge
If you have not already, please turn in your 2018 pledge to Trinity. You can do this a variety of ways. (1) You can submit your pledge online by clicking here. (2) You can pick up a pledge card at the back of the church and drop it into the offering plate on Sunday. (3) You can call our parish office and provide your pledge information over the phone to our parish administrator. Thank you for your generosity and for supporting the work and ministry of your parish.

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.

Thanks to everyone who assisted with Saturday's Epiphany service.

Thanks to Carolyn Munch for all her service as a Sacristan and blessings on her retirement from this ministry.

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

Family Members:
June Berry, mother of Katie Berry, lung cancer
Jaye Shorter, niece of Mary Ellen Anderson, health and focus
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

Hilla Elkind, friend of Mary Seager
Natalie Young, friend of Steven Forsyth
Katie Albertson, friend of Steven Forsyth
Ellen Martin's grandson Damien, friends of Jim Andris
Bill, friend of George Friesen, dementia
James M. friend of Brian Alms
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
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
Carolee M., friend 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

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

Birthdays: Kate Worland, Greg Smith, John Carroll

Departed: Jack Foshage, former Trinitarian

Mourning: Michael Haggans