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Trinity Times
June 7
, 2018

Serving this Sunday
June 10, 2018
The Third Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Chalice: Darrell Berg
Usher: Bob Emert
Eucharistic Visitor: George Friesen
Breakfast: TBD

10:30 a.m. 
Chalice 1: Barbara Uhlemann
Chalice 2: Jim Andris
Crucifer: Mike Fowlkes
Thurifer: Brian Alms
Torches: Faith Sandler, Linda Small
Reader 1: Hazel Kirk
Reader 2: Bill Mayhan
Intercessor: TBD
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Catherine Tierney
Sacristans: Ron Tompkins, Lisa Carpenter
Flower Guild: Barb Holmes
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Jeanie Frazee
Monday Bread Pick-up: Michael Biggers
Bread Bagger: Judy and Richard Sandler
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church, Salon Group
Hot Lunch Innkeepers: Michael Biggers, Mary Patton


Readings for this Sunday

1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)
Psalm 138
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Mark 3:20-35

Trinity Food Ministry News

Over the years, and it has been almost 5 now, I have come to know people on a first name basis. Some of them are very funny. Some are sweet. Some are simply nice. A few are not any of those things! But for the most part, every one that comes in is very thankful that we are here.

This week has been extraordinarily busy. Tuesday had a great deal of chaos created by the number of people in the South Parish Hall and the noise created by all of us together. Near the end of the day, as it began to be slightly calmer, I was able to give my attention more deliberately to the people getting groceries. It so happens that we had half gallon cartons of ice cream from Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago. I offered the woman one. In addition, because of the bounty brought to us from the 4th graders at New City School, in addition to the regular toiletries we normally have, I was able to offer her shampoo and deodorant. She looked as if she was about to cry so I asked her if she was ok. She said that earlier in the day, she had been so sad, looking out the window and wondering how she was going to get what she needed for her three children. Then, she said, “And then, I came here. I feel so much better. Thank you.”

And that is why we do what we do. We give people a little food and a bit of hope.

Thanking God for all of you in my life and for this ministry that has been given to us to do.


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

Wes Ragland

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

Pastoral Care Committee

This group exists to identify pastoral needs in the congregation and to address those needs. They arrange for meal deliveries, will notify clergy if visits are needed and will assist with transportation to church on Sundays.  This committee also communicates with parishioners during times of transition.  For additional questions or if you have such a need, please contact Father Jon.

The parish office will close at noon on Fridays during the months of June, July, and August.

Sunday school for children this Sunday
Teacher: Hazel Kirk
Classroom Aide: Riley Luebbers
Story: The Story of Creation
Snacks: Apples, Oranges, Bananas, and Goldfish Crackers

Volunteers Needed!  Trinity Summer Camp  -  for the children of Trinitarians and the children in our neighborhood, ages 5-12.  Dates are Monday July 30 through Friday August 3, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Activities include reading, math/science, art, music, theater, and exercise. We need 2-3 adult mentors and 4 teen counselors.  If you cannot volunteer for the entire week, we will work with your schedule!

For details about how you can support Trinity’s Neighborhood 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.

The 9th Annual Jammin’ for Justice Fundraiser to support the work Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) will be held Thursday, June 14th at The Ready Room. I would like to ask you to consider supporting our work to promote racial equity in the St. Louis region by becoming a sponsor for this event.  MCU, a 501(c)3 interfaith organization, brings together religious congregations, community groups, and individual leaders to work for a common purpose: creating a more just and equitable region and a better life for all residents.
Jammin’ for Justice--a night of food, music and fun--is used to highlight our recent victories and promote our business and civic partners but most of all YOU! All contributions will support our community's work to transform our State, City, and Schools in order to best support our children. Tickets are available now from an MCU leader or online at

Request From the Garden Committee
The garden committee (aka Lay Weeders) asks for your help watering our new trees and other vulnerable plantings over the summer. We ask people to sign up for a week and to water as often as needed or not, depending on the weather. At this time we need volunteers for July and August. If you are able to help please contact Barbara Uhlemann at or 314-721-3827.

Lay Weeders need help. Is there someone who could trim the ivy that is starting to grow up the walls of the church?

Also, the long branches of ivy and myrtle along the Euclid St. wall need to be trimmed back. (Just beware of the poison ivy in the front garden next to the front steps at the iron railing. The weed's been sprayed, but is not yet dead.)

Book Group: For June and July the Trinity Book Group has chosen to read Ken Follett’s, “Pillar of the Earth".  It is described as a “spell-binding tale of ambitions, anarchy, and absolute power set against the spiraling medieval canvas of twelfth century England.”  Because this book is long, we will not meet until July 21, when we will discuss it at the home of Rachel Steinbrueck at 7546 Milan in U. City at 7pm.

Holy Ground Lending (HGL) Companion Training
Last year, the Holy Ground Collaborative (a mutual ministry of several CWE faith communities) raised over $30,000 to launch an emergency loan program that issues loans to qualified applicants at a 0% interest rate. HGL has already issued several loans, but the program has had few applicants because it has yet to be intentionally advertised within the community, but you can help spread the word and play a part in the application process by becoming a Holy Ground Lending Companion.

Companions are stationed at Trinity Food Ministry on pantry days and hot lunch times and provide potential applications with information about (HGL). Companions also walk with applicants through the application process and avail themselves to clients to answer questions. We are holding a companion training at Trinity on Saturday, June the 23rd at 10 AM, and if you’d like to get involved in this exciting ministry of service to the community, please RSVP to We are in great need of companions who are able to staff food pantry hours, so please, consider joining the team. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Jon.

Training on June 23rd at 10 AM at Trinity.

Enjoying a Day at the Ballpark for a Good Cause
Karen Biggs is organizing a trip to the ballpark to help support a friend who is struggling with liver cancer. If enough tickets are sold for the September 10th game, her friend will have the honor of throwing the first pitch on his 70th birthday. The information on the game is below. If you want to buy a ticket, please contact Karen Biggs.

Cardinals vs Pirates Game
When: Monday, September 10th
Game Time: 7:15
How much: $7 per ticket (normal value $37)

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.

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

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, at 11:00 a.m..

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
Betsey Gardner
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

Birthdays: Kit Curtis, Jonathan Steinke, Annie Mae Fielder, Devin Henderson

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

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

Mourning: Dean Bradley