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Trinity Times
July 5
, 2018

Serving this Sunday
July 8, 2018
The Seventh 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: Steven Forsyth
Crucifer: Faith Sandler
Thurifer: Lisa Will-Smith
Torches: Mike Fowlkes, Linda Small
Reader 1: Adrienne Fly
Reader 2: Anne Giedinghagen
Intercessor: Hazel Kirk
Healing Ministers: Hazel Kirk, Steven Forsyth
Ushers: Chuck and Kathleen McManis
Greeter: Catherine Tierney
Sacristans: Anne Hennig, Karen Biggs
Flower Guild: Ron Tompkins
Offering Counters: Jim O’Bannon, Jeanie Frazee
Monday Bread Pick-up: Jen Sweet
Bread Bagger: Val Rutterer
Coffee Hour: Anne Hennig
Hot Lunch Provider: Grace Episcopal Church/Trinity Youth Group
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Adrienne Fly


Readings for this Sunday

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 48
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

Trinity Food Ministry News

We have certainly felt busy in the Food Pantry this spring, so I thought I’d run some numbers. Comparing the first six months of this year with 2017, we see that we have provided groceries for 211 more people in 2018 so far. We are seeing more new people every week. Thank you for your ongoing support for this ministry - by your financial contributions, donations of food and toiletries, hours of time, and your prayers. We couldn’t do it without you!
Use your Schnuck’s eScrip card - contact if you don’t have one.

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

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.

Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed This Sunday 

We are in need of a few Trinitarians to help serve at the Hot Lunch this Sunday at 2 PM. If you are available and willing, please contact Fr. Jon at

The parish office closes at noon on Fridays June, July, and August.

Sunday school for children this Sunday
Teacher: Fritzi Baker
Classroom Aide: Jan Parker
Lesson: Abraham and Sarah
Snacks: Cheese Sticks, Apples, Fruit Cups, Milk

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.

Many many thanks to the Trinitarians who have agreed to help with the camp.  We continue to need 2 teen counselors - applications for the teen counselors are available from Barb Holmes (314 303 6116) or

Thus far we have registered 9 children.  We can accept 30 children.  If you want your child to attend camp please complete the registration form.

Click here for the Camp Application.  Click here for the camp brochure.

“What new thing …?”
“What new thing is God making for us and through us?” This is from Sara Miles’ Take This Bread, a book that should be on the ‘Must Read List’ for all who work in food ministries.

A new thing that God is making for Trinity Food Ministry and through us is a Eucharist service just before the Sunday Hot Lunch. This new thing is not only for those who come to Hot Lunch but for all who seek new ways to experience God in worship.

It begins Sunday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. in Trinity’s Memorial Garden.
We are seeking musicians. Do you wish to share your talents? You can play each week, or you can choose a Sunday to serve. The more people sign up, the better. The songs will be ecumenical in nature because of the diverse background of those who might attend. Many are churched, some less so.

If you are interested, please contact Barbi Click at or stop by the Food Pantry Tuesday through Thursday during pantry hours or Sunday at Hot Lunch.

Please remember – you are always invited to share a meal at Hot Lunch. Now you are also invited to share a prayer.

“Come and see.”

- Barbi Click

Garden Work Day 
Please join the Trinity Lay Weeders on Saturday, July 14 from 9-11 am. We’ll be pulling weeds and spreading mulch. We are in need of a wheelbarrow to help with the mulching so if you have one and can bring it to the workday please leave a message for Junior Warden Mike Fowlkes at 725-5059.

New Exhibit
The Memorial Gallery is now featuring a new exhibit entitled “A Collection of Prose Poems” written by Lawrence Holmes.  You are invited to savor seven poems that are humorous? poignant? insightful? and certainly fun.

A Summer of C. S. Lewis
Wednesday Nights in July (Except for July 4th) @ 6:30 PM
(Some information has changed.)

C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential Anglican thinkers and writers of the 20th century. Interestingly, he is embraced by both Progressives and Evangelicals, and he has a knack for irritating both theological persuasions. This summer in July, you are invited to explore with your fellow Trinitarians three of Lewis’ works, Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, and The Great Divorce in that order. These books will not be provided to participants, but they are easily available via Amazon and public libraries. The Problem of Pain and The Great Divorce are also available to read online for free.

The Problem of Pain

The Great Divorce

When: July 11th, 18th, and 25th @ 6:30 PM in the North Parish Hall

Children welcome

Blessing of the Bicycles and Supported Group Ride
Saturday, July 7th, at 8 AM

Whether you’re a person of faith or not, you’re invited to bring your bike into sacred space! Join us for a brief (yet powerful) blessing of the bikes inside the sanctuary of Trinity.
Blessed bikes and their riders will receive a sweat-resistant, pocket-sized prayer card featuring an original woodcut image of Madonna del Ghisallo, the patroness of cyclists. The pealing of the church bells after the blessings have been bestowed will signal the beginning of holy rides.

We’ll be offering four different supported routes:
The Bishop’s Bell Buster
(40 Miles)
The Parish Processional
(24 Miles)
The First Time Visitor
(6 Miles)
Children’s Sunday School (Around Trinity’s Parking Lot).
A Special thanks to host parishes: All Saints’ and Ascension, Northwoods; Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis; Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, University City; St. John’s, Tower Grove; St. Paul’s, Carondelet; St. Peter’s, Ladue. Encouragement, restrooms and refreshments available at each parish until the longest of the rides concludes at 1:30 p.m.

Custom-designed ride t-shirts will be available for purchase before the ride at Trinity for $15.00 each and donations will be gratefully accepted to support next year’s blessing of the bikes.
Group rides are optional, and all ages and experience levels are welcome for the blessing, food, and fellowship.

We need volunteers to help set up tables and tents in the parking lot and to help with rider support during the group rides. If you would to volunteer, we need folks to take 2-3 hour shifts from 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Email Fr. Jon ( if you are interested in volunteering. 

When: July 7th at 8 AM
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church

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.

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. Tickets must be ordered and paid for by July 31.

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.

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
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Glenda Wiman
Betsey Gardner
David Fly
Joyce Daughaday
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:
Gary Sykes, friend of Hazel Kirk
Tom, Dolores Friesen's brother
Jay Shuldiner, friend of Brian Alms
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 transplant
Katie B., friend of Cathy Tierney, breast cancer
Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder and breast cancer

Birthdays: Allison Imbriglia, Dean Bradley, Catherine Tierney

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