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Trinity Times
May 10, 2018

Serving this Sunday
May 13, 2018
The Seventh Sunday of Easter:
The Sunday after Ascension Day

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Bill von Glahn
Usher: Joyce von Glahn
Eucharistic Visitor: George Friesen
Breakfast: Denver Wright

10:30 a.m. 
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Chalice 1: Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2: Jim Andris
Crucifer: Mike Fowlkes
Thurifer: TBD
Torches: Tammy O’Donnell, Linda Small
Reader 1: Betty Weber
Reader 2: Bill Mayhan
Intercessor: John Uhlemann
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Catherine Tierney
Sacristans: Lisa Carpenter, Joyce von Glahn
Flower Guild: Karen Biggs
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Jeanie Frazee
Monday Bread Pick-up: Jen Sweet
Bread Bagger: Michael Biggers
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Church and 1st Church of Christ, Scientist
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly

Readings for this Sunday

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
1 John 5:9-13

John 17:6-19

Psalm 1


Trinity Food Ministry News

Helpers needed Saturday May 19th - Once again, we are spending a fun day wrangling food donated by Schnuck’s shoppers and brought here to Trinity. (Usually this has happened in late July.) We’ll be receiving, sorting, counting and then stocking HUNDREDS of cans and boxes of food - and we need help to do it. Volunteers are needed at church beginning at 10:30 that morning and continuing until 5:00 or so. Please contact with any questions and to sign up. There is a separate eTimes piece about volunteering at the store itself.
May is Hunger Awareness Month in our diocese, and I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you Trinity people who support our food ministry in the many ways that you do - with your time volunteering for the pantry, at Hot Lunch on Sundays as servers, cooks and innkeepers - and with your money. Many of you are donating to TFM so generously! While the estimable Kathy van Bakergem writes lovely “Thank-Yous” to non-parishioners for their contributions, it is not possible to hand-write a note to each of you for each gift - and we hope you understand that. Trinity could not feed 9,000 people a year without your strong financial support - and so this month, I’m especially grateful to you.
On your shopping list: cereal + toothbrushes (we have more singles and pairs than large families, and we cannot open and then repackage a single toothbrush from a multi-pack)

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

Calvin Kennedy

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).

Ascension Day Eucharist
This Evening, May 10th,
at 6:00 p.m.

Family Service
Trinity’s Family Service takes place this Sunday, May 13th, at 9 a.m. in the North Parish Hall, rescheduled from April 8th. Bring a friend, and stay afterward for snacks and crafts.

News from the Diocese:
Bishop Smith has announced plans for his retirement and has set in motion the plans for the election of a new bishop for our Diocese.  The entirety of the Bishop's announcement can be found here.

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

Scarf Sale on Mother’s Day
We will have a few scarves left from the most recent shipment available for purchase on Sunday after the 10:30 service.  As before, each cashmere scarf is $30, $5 of which will purchase a gun lock to be distributed by the Episcopal Diocese through their partnership with Women’s Voices Raised.  Cash, checks and credit cards are all accepted.  Look for Jeff Wunrow right after the service if you would like to make a purchase.  Thanks!

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.

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.

Save the Date, Trinity Sunday Picnic 
This year, we are moving our Trinity Sunday picnic back to Tower Grove Park, 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).

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

Deaconess Anne House invites you to a special event happening in Old North--the annual House Tour!

This event will take place on Saturday, May 12th, from 10 am-4 pm. It's an opportunity to see the beauty and depth of the neighborhood, and Deaconess Anne House will be featured on the tour! 

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of. Old North will also be having its Spring Fling that day, where food trucks, musicians, and vendors will line Crown Square. Please get your tickets below and encourage your parishioners to come see Deaconess Anne House and support our neighborhood. It'll be a very fun day! Tickets available here.

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.

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

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