What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, September 22, 2017

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, September 24, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, September 24, 12:00pm – Spiritual Formation
  • Monday, September 25, 4:30 pm – Finance Committee (in the Undercroft)
  • Tuesday, September 26, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, September 26, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, September 27, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Sunday, October 1, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist (At the Point Shelter – 1000 Hills State Park); Followed by a Blessing of the Animals and a Pot Luck Meal

BibleWorship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

Acolyte         Natalie Alexander
Lector Kevin Minch
Prayers of the People Sally West
Chalice Diane Johnson
Hospitality Kevin Minch
Bursars Dana Elam and Laura Gruber Harden

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.

Spiritual Formation:  Feeling overwhelmed? by all that is going on in the world? Not sure what the “Christian” response is? You are not alone. Trinity will offer “Faithful Dissent: Loving Our Way into a Brighter Tomorrow with Ed Bacon and Stanley Hauerwas”, a ChurchNext video and discussion program on Sunday September 24th at 12 pm at Trinity. The course is about 45 minutes long, and you can drop in or out as needed.

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).

Liturgy at the Lake / Pet Blessing: Next Sunday, October 1, church will be at the Point Shelter at Thousand Hills.  The service will be at 10 with Blessing of the Animals at 11 and a potluck meal after.  Sign up for the potluck and invite your friends!  And remember that animals must be on leashes, in cages, or in photographs.  Call Diane if you have questions.

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.

Vicarage Repairs:  The Bishop’s Committee has chosen master craftsman Rob Clement to repair and paint the trim on the vicarage.

Food Depot:  Our Food Depot items for September: Sauces and Condiments!!  Pasta sauce, gravy, Ketchup, etc.

Lectionary Readings:

Jonah 3:10-4:11
Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, September 28.  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!