What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, October 20, 2017

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, October 22, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday, October 24, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, October 24, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, October 25, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Friday, October 27, 5:00 pm – Episcopal Campus Ministry, Truman SUB
  • Saturday, October 28, 9:30am – Rescheduled Fall Cleanup Day
  • Sunday, October 29, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist

BibleWorship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

Acolyte         Krista Baker
Lector Diane Johnson
Prayers of the People Julie Seidler
Chalice Diane Johnson
Hospitality Joanne Harwood
Bursars Dana Elam and Diane Johnson

Amy’s Office Hours:  Amy will hold weekly “office” hours on Mondays from 10 am – 12 pm at Trinity, Tuesdays from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm  at Sweet Espressions Coffee Shop and Wedensdays from 2 pm – 4 pm at Truman, either at Jazzman’s or in the Hub. You do not need an appointment for any of these times, just drop by. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call or text her at 815-901-3614.

Stewardship Campaign:  The Rev. Carla Guzman, rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, a bilingual congregation in New York City, helped us understand how almsgiving, offerings, and tithes are different.  She explains that when someone has an immediate need and you reach in your wallet to help, what you give likely won’t make a long-term difference in your finances and makes you feel good.  That’s almsgiving. When you give once as an expression of appreciation for the talents and works of an organization, that’s an offering. You respond to the benefit or joy you’ve received. If you promise to support an effort from your whole income or overall resources, on a continuing basis, that’s a tithe or a pledge.  It does have an impact on your overall finances and it’s more than a one-time gift.  You’ve received one mailing from the stewardship campaign at Trinity (we hope) and you’ll soon have a pledge card to fill out for 2018.   We hope Rev. Guzman’s words help you think clearly about what you want to do.

Fall Cleanup: Fall cleanup is Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 9 a.m.  Please volunteer for an hour or more to help clean the church and grounds. Current forecast shows cloudy but mild weather for that day.

Altar Guild:  Altar Guild is looking for new members. The Altar Guild is responsible for getting the altar ready for each service which includes changing the paraments if needed, getting the communion service ready, making sure there are flowers of some kind, straightening the pews and hymnals, vacuuming, putting everything away after the service, and other assorted tasks needed each Sunday. Extra duties occasionally include special services like those around Easter, and weddings and funerals if communion is being served. This is a necessary and rewarding ministry that takes about 45 minutes to an hour approximately once a month. Anyone interested (male or female!) can contact Amy or Wynne Wilbur martinewilbur@gmail.com.

Food Depot:  Our Food Depot items for October: Canned Fruit/Applesauce.

Lectionary Readings:

Isaiah 45:1-7
Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22

Because the WHAT will be coming to you from Taiwan next week, the submission deadline is being slightly adjusted.  The deadline for next week’s WHAT is MIDNIGHT, Wednesday, October 25.  Please send items to BOTH Kevin Minch at kevin.minch@gmail.com and Natalie Alexander at faymie@gmail.com so that any relevant updates may also be included in the bulletin insert. Please be mindful of the deadline when possible.  Thanks!