What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, October 4, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, October 5, 10-Noon – Creativity Class (Church Hall)
  • Sunday, October 6, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 6, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, October 6, 12-2:30 – Block Party
  • Wednesday, October 9, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, October 9, 5:45-7 pm – Choir Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 13, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 13, 10am – Holy Eucharist

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; Tuesdaymornings—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).

We are having a Block Party!

On Sunday October 6th from 12 – 2:30 pm, Trinity is joining with our friends from First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church and First Christian Church for a community party to celebrate World Communion Sunday. There will be lots of activities for all the members of Kirksville community:

12 – 12:30 Blessing of the Animals on the back lawn of First Christian Church, hosted by Trinity and First Christian Churches. Please make sure your animals are leashed, caged or enclosed, as is appropriate for your pet.

12:30 – 2:30pm Progressive Potluckhosted by all the churches. Trinity will provide the desserts. You can sign up for a dessert on the sign up sheet downstairs, or talk to Amy.

There will also be Kids’ Games and Activities in First United Methodist’s play area.

1:00 – 2:30 Live music provided by Deadwood in the gazebo on the back lawn of First Christian Church.

Please note that the city will close Mulanix Street from Harrison to McPherson Streets, which will affect parking for church.

Please plan to park somewhere else that Sunday.

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.

ECM—Episcopal Campus Ministry

Next meeting – October 17 at 4 pm in the Trinity Meeting Room.

Liturgical Notes: On Sitting

Over the next weeks, we will explore some of the postures we use during worship. Some of these ideas are based on western European norms that no longer apply to how we live our lives, yet still impact how we worship. If someone cannot or chooses not to engage in any of these postures, their worship is still perfectly acceptable to God. The various positions of the body in worship are meant to help a person’s worship, not hinder it.

In the language of liturgical posture, sitting is the receptive or learning position. We see this in our daily lives as well. We sit in classrooms to learn the material that class covers (at least in traditional lecture-based classes). We sit to have a conversation and learn something from the person we are speaking with. We sit around a table at a meeting, exchanging ideas for a project. In the same way, we sit to hear what the scriptural readings (with the exception of the Gospel) have to teach us. We sit to listen to the sermon, to better understand what the lessons are saying. Finally, we sit to listen to a choral anthem or instrumental music that should engage and teach our hearts about God at the emotional level.

Happy Reading!

Creativity Classes: Learn new things at Trinity + Bring a friend

First Saturday, 10-noon in the Church Hall. Open to everyone!

Students – $5 per session or $20 for all eight.  Non-students – $20 per session of $140 for all 8.

November 2 – Felted Acorns and Holiday Ornaments with Krista

kristab@cableone.net or 660-676-9730 with questions or to sign up.

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 10.  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!