What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, October 11, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, October 13, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 13, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Wednesday, October 16, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, October 16, 5:45-7 pm – Choir Rehearsal
  • Thursday, October 17, 4 pm – ECM Meeting (Trinity Meeting Room)
  • Sunday, October 20, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 20, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Saturday, November 2, 6 pm – Spaghetti Supper in Church Hall
  • 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).

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.

Future Bishop’s Committee Meetings

Bishop’s Committee meetings will move to the third Sunday for the next three months, October 20, November 17, and December 15.

Trinity Sponsored Spaghetti Supper

Mark your calendars for a Trinity Sponsored Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, November 2. More information to come.

Christ, to the World We Bring – National Church

Have you ever wondered what The Episcopal Church has to say about the pressing social issues of our times? The Episcopal Church’s Office of Governmental Relations is the place the place to find the answers. The Office represents the policy priorities of The Episcopal Church to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C.

They aim to shape and influence policy and legislation on critical issues, highlighting the voices and experiences of Episcopalians and Anglicans globally. All policy positions are based on General Convention and Executive Council resolutions, the legislative and governing bodies of the Church. On their web site https://www.episcopalchurch.org/office-government-relations,  you will find educational resources on various issues as well as ways to be involved in their advocacy efforts.

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 Kneeling

In the language of liturgical postures, kneeling is a posture that conveys either a request or an expression of awe. We see that asking posture in our everyday experience when a person gets down on a knee to ask another person to marry them. When someone is overwhelmed by an experience, we sometimes say that they were “brought to their knees.”

While the Book of Common Prayerdoes not require it, some choose to kneel at the Prayers of the People, as we are asking God to hear and grant our prayers. Again, while it is not required, some choose to kneel at the Confession, as we ask God to forgive our sins.

The Prayerbookalso gives us the option of standing or kneeling during the Eucharistic Prayer. In this prayer, we come face to face with the Real Presence of God in the bread and wine, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Surely that is an awe-ful/full-of-awe experience, and for some people, kneeling may be the appropriate response to God’s gift of Self to us.

Happy Reading!

Food Depot: Sauces and Condiments

Little Free Food Pantry: Food and sundries.

Lectionary Readings:

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, October 17.  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!