What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, December 7, 2018

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 8, 11:45am – Second Saturday’s Yoga:  Donation to the Little Free Food Pantry
  • Sunday, December 9, Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, December 9, After Coffee Hour – Bishop’s Committee
  • Sunday, December 9, 7 p.m. – Concert with Rich McKinney (piano) and Elaine Boda (cello), First Christian Church, 7 p.m.  Free – Donations to Chariton Valley Association.
  • Tuesday, December 11, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, December 11, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children at Hospice Office
  • Tuesday, December 11, ECM/Hillel Winter Holiday Event, at the vicarage (evening time pending)
  • Wednesday, December 12, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Sunday, December 16, Holy Eucharist; Plate Offering for Vicar’s Discretionary Fund

Worship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

PresiderThe Rev. Amy Fallon
MusiciansScott Alberts
AcolyteKasey Holt
LectorKevin Minch
PrayersJulie Seidler
ChaliceSally West
GreeterWynne Wilbur
Coffee Hour???
BursarsDana Elam and Cody Pease

Amy’s Office Hours: Monday—10 am-12 noon Truman SUB; Tuesday mornings—volunteer chaplain at hospital; Wednesday—1 – 3 pm Truman; Thursday 1:00 – 3:00—Take Root. You may also contact the Rev. Amy by email (amy.fallon08@gmail.com) or phone (815-901-3614).

Advent Resources – the season of Advent begins this Sunday, December 2nd. It is a common practice to engage in some special devotions or reflections during Advent to help prepare spiritually for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. Trinity will offer two resources of this practice. Again we will participate in the #AdventWord program sponsored by Forward Movement and the Society for St. John the Evangelist. You can sign up via Facebook at www.facebook.com/AdventWordOrg, via Instagram at www.instagram.com/adventword, via Twitter at www.twitter.com/AdventWord or via e-mail at www.AdventWord.org. Each day you will receive a short reflection on what ever social platform you sign up on, based on a word that is reflective of Advent. You will have the chance to participate in a global conversation about each day’s reflection. Trinity will offer some face-to-face reflection with some discussion during coffee hour on the Sundays of Advent.

Trinity will also offer an Advent activity calendar based on popular Christmas carols. Each day will suggest a carol to listen to and then an action to do during the day. You will find paper copies of this calendar on the back table in the Church and also on the tables at coffee hour.

Will you SMILE on Black Friday/Cyber Monday (and all year round)? If you will be doing Christmas shopping on Amazon, please consider shopping through the Amazon Smile feature. Trinity receives a small percentage of every thing you buy through the Amazon Smile program. It is a great way to benefit the church doing what you already plan to do!

If you are unfamiliar with this feature on Amazon, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about and it will walk you through signing up. Choose Trinity as your charity (warning: there are a lot of Trinity Churches in the program, so be patient scrolling through until you find us) and you are good to go. You will still have all your usual Amazon benefits- Prime, gift cards, etc. The only difference will be logging in at www.smile.amazon.com rather than the usual Amazon site. If you need any help, just let Amy know and she will help you get set up.

Stewardship Campaign: It is not too late to complete your pledge card for the 2019 Stewardship Campaign. Yellow pledge cards are available at the back of the church and in the undercroft. Simply place in an envelope and put in the baskets upstairs or downstairs for delivery to the treasurer. Thank you! This really helps the bishop’s committee prepare a budget for 2019!

The Mitten Tree is coming!: We will be taking Mitten Tree items to the Salvation Army on Monday, December 10, to be included in their Christmas distribution on December 13.  Please bring hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves to church on or before Sunday, December 9.  Thank you! 

Diocesan Statement on Gun Storage: This past spring, the Bishop and the Diocesan Council approved this statement on safe gun storage: “The Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri implores gun owners to lock and secure weapons against use by children or those suffering from agonizing despair. Please ensure that all guns in your home are locked and secured against use by children or those suffering agonizing despair.”

Food Depot:  Canned meat/fish (Tuna, Salmon, Chicken).

Little Free Food Pantry: (not thinking about summer heat any more!) – The Little Free Food Pantry is in need of nonperishable food that will stand up to freezing night time temperatures – think dry pasta mixes, cereals, nutrition bars, dry soup mixes, crackers. Bread products are fine – they can be used after freezing.

Lectionary Readings:

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, December 13.  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!