What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, October 6, 2017

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, October 8, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, October 8, After Coffee Hour – Bishop’s Committee
  • Tuesday, October 10, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, October 10, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, October 11, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Saturday, October 14, 11:45 am – Second Saturdays Yoga
  • Sunday, October 15, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist

BibleWorship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

Acolyte         Natalie Alexander
Lector Matt Koch
Prayers of the People Diane Johnson
Chalice Sally West
Hospitality Sally West
Bursars Diane Johnson and TBA

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 Expressions 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.

Bishop’s Committee: Bishop’s Committee meets Sunday (Oct 8) after coffee hour.  Meetings are open to Trinity folks.  We need helpful volunteers to record minutes for our November 12 and December 10 meetings.  You may transcribe notes by hand or bring  laptop.  It is not necessary to capture every word of discussion, but rather to track the items listed on our agenda.  If you might be interested in helping us out for one or both meetings, please contact Diane Johnson.

Stewardship Campaign:  Journey to Generosity – begins this Sunday (Oct 8) and ends Sunday (Nov 5).  Yes, that’s right, the same day as our 100th anniversary celebration!  We will celebrate Trinity’s first 100 years – and lay the groundwork for Trinity’s second 100 years on the same day.  Your pledge of time, talent, and treasure will be the cornerstone of the work that will be celebrated in 2117.

National Anti-Bullying Prevention Month:  October is National Anti-Bullying Prevention Month.  Many churches in Kirksville will display a Christian-oriented anti-bullying sign.  We will join with them and add our own Trinity message – be on the lookout for it.

Electrical Work:  Electrical work rewiring the church is near completion.  Thank you for your patience during this process.

Fall Cleanup: Fall cleanup has been rescheduled from Saturday (Oct 7) to 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.

Second Saturdays Yoga:  Second Saturdays Yoga meets Saturday (Oct 14) at 11:45 a.m. in the undercroft.  $5 donation to the building fund.

Outreach Plate Collection: Our next outreach plate collection will be on October 15, to aid Episcopal Relief and Development efforts in hurricane relief (Harvey, Irma, and Maria).

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.

Sharing Your Time and Talent:  Krista Baker will be resigning her position as Clerk/Treasurer for Trinity as of October 31, 2017.  Krista has served faithfully and well – and deserves to follow her heart into her next adventure!  She has promised to help train the volunteer(s) who will take her place. If you feel a tug to serve as either clerk or treasurer, please contact Diane Johnson.  You do not have to be a member of the Bishop’s Committee to serve in this position but you would have to be available for most Bishop’s Committee meetings (usually the second Sunday of each month after coffee hour).

More Service Opportunities:  Please be thinking of the elections we will have at the annual meeting at the end of January.  We will be looking for two members of the Bishop’s Committee (terms end for Natalie Alexander and Howard Hickman) as well as a delegate to the Diocesan Convention and two alternates for that position.

Little Food Pantry: We distributed over 60 bottles of cold water to folks during last Saturday’s Red Barn festivities.  There are many good stories about the LFFP.   Here’s one – a boy about nine years old came by with his mother to see that, of his four boxes of macaroni and cheese, two had been taken.  He was thrilled – and proudly told us that this was his second time giving.
Food Depot:  Our Food Depot items for October: Canned Fruit/Applesauce.
Lectionary Readings:

Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:7-14
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33-46

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, October 12.  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!