What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, October 25, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, October 27, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 27, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Monday, October 28, 4-6pm – Pantry for Adair County Open House (2012 S. Halliburton – Bring a Canned Food Item)
  • Wednesday, October 30, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, October 30, 5:45-7pm – Choir Rehearsal
  • Saturday, November 2, 11am – 2pm – “Empty Bowl” Soup Lunch, First Christian Fellowship Hall; Free Will Offering Benefits Pantry for Adair County Soup, Dessert, and Drink (and bowl, while supplies last)
  • Sunday, November 3, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, November 3, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, November 3, After Coffee Hour – Pastoral Care Committee Quarterly Meeting
  • Sunday, November 3 – Stewardship Season begins

Worship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

PresiderThe Rev. Amy Fallon
MusiciansScott Alberts
AcolyteTalie Alexander
LectorTalie Alexander
PrayersJessie Cragg
ChaliceKrista Baker
GreeterDennis Goodman
Coffee HourKaren Croarkin
BursarsJonathan Vieker and Julie Seidler

Amy’s Office Hours

Monday—10 am-noon, Truman SUB; Tuesday mornings—volunteer hospital chaplain; Wednesdays 1-3 pm, SUB; Thursday—1-3, Caffeind Fix. Or contact the Rev. Amy: by email (amy.fallon08@gmail.com) or by phone (815-901-3614).

Bible Study on Isaiah—Adult Formation

Advent is coming. Starting on Tuesday November 5 at 6:30 pm we will have a 4 week bible study on the book of Isaiah, focusing on the 4 passages we will read on the Sundays of Advent.

A Book of Remembrance

In the Church’s liturgical calendar November 1st is All Saints Day (although we usually celebrate in on the following Sunday.) On this day, we remember all the saints who have been raised up by the Church as models of Christian life. November 2nd is All Souls Day, a time to remember our own beloved dead. Many Episcopal Churches use a Book of Remembrance in November. The Book contains a list of the names of parishioners’ deceased family and friends. The Book sits on the altar for the entire month, and in a mysterious fashion, those whom we have loved and lost are still part of our Sunday worship.

Trinity’s Book of Remembrance will be on the table in the new Meeting Room from October 27 to November 2. Feel free to write the names of any of your deceased loved ones in it. If you are not able to write names in it yourself, please e-mail or call Amy with your names and she will make sure they are included.

What’s for dinner?

If you would like to provide meals for Sarah Maddox and Jonathan and Kate Vieker as they settle in with their new baby, Maddie, please sign up at the Meal Train link: www.mealtrain.com/trains/e96921. If you are uncertain how to use the sign-up or don’t have a computer, give Amy a call and she will sign you up.

Trinity Directory

A few printed copies are available at church or can be sent via email by contacting Krista at kristab@cableone.net.

Future Bishop’s Committee Meetings

Bishop’s Committee meetings will move to the third Sunday for the next two months, November 17 and December 15.

Disability Resources—National Church News

Trinity made a major commitment to diversity when it completed the new addition, making all areas of the church accessible to those in wheelchairs or with walking limitations. The Episcopal Disability Network, www.episcability.org , is the Church’s education and advocacy group for “ministry by and with persons with disabilities.” Check out their website for a wide range of resources, including bible studies, General Convention’s resolutions on disability issues, simple ways to increase a building’s accessibility and more.

Meet the Candidates—Diocese of Missouri

It is time to get on the bus! On Wednesday November 6, Trinity will head down to Calvary Church, Columbia to meet the 3 candidates for election as the 11th Bishop of Missouri. Please sign up for a place on the 15 seat passenger van. We will leave Trinity promptly at 4 pm to be there is time for the 6 pm start. Anticipate a return time of 10 pm.

Three Candidates for Bishop

The Rev. Stacy Fussell, the Rev. Deon K. Johnson and the Rev. George D. Smith are the nominees for the next Bishop of Missouri. You can learn more about each of them at https://www.diocesemo.org/bishop-search/announcing-candidates-11th-bishop-missouri.

The search process provides several opportunities to meet the candidates prior to the election. On Nov 6th (tentatively scheduled for 6 pm), there will be will be a “meet and greet” opportunity at Calvary Church, Columbia. Trinity has organized a 15-seat passenger bus to take interested parishioners down to the event. Please sign up on the posted sheet if you want a seat on the bus.

Diocesan Podcasts

Curious about what happens in the Diocese of Missouri outside Kirksville? The Diocese has a weekly podcast, JesusHacked, that highlights ministries across all of our diocese. You can find the podcast on the diocesan website, www.diocesemo.org.

Liturgical Notes – On Standing

Like kneeling, standing conveys two different ideas in the language of liturgical posture. The first idea is that standing honors something or someone. When we want to honor a person or performance, we give them a standing ovation.  Likewise, we stand when we hear the Gospel to show the Gospel special honor.

The second reason for standing is a bit old-fashioned. In the early centuries of the Common Era, when our liturgy was taking shape, a person would kneel before their ruler or leader, and children would kneel to address their parents. Christians acknowledge God as a king and as our heavenly parent. But Jesus is both God’s Son and God’s equal and thus has the privilege to stand before God. We have been redeemed by Jesus and made into sisters and brothers with him. Thus, we too, have the privilege of standing before God as well. That is why the Book of Common Prayer gives the option to either stand or kneel at the Eucharistic Prayer.

The choice is up to the individual believer—kneel in awe or stand as a person redeemed by Jesus.

Food Depot:  Canned Fruit; Applesauce

Little Free Food Pantry: Food and sundries.

Lectionary Readings:

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, October 31.  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!