What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, September 13, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, September 15, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 15, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 pm – Adult Formation (in the Undercroft)
  • Wednesday, September 18, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, September 18, 5:45-7 pm – Choir Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 22, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 22, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, September 22, After Coffee Hour – Bishop’s Committee
  • Sunday, September 29, 7pm – ECM Workshop on Lectio Divina, with Hilda Hansen

Worship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

PresiderThe Rev. Amy Fallon
MusiciansDennis Goodman
AcolyteNatalie Alexander
LectorNatalie Alexander
PrayersDiane Johnson
ChaliceDiane Johnson
GreeterDennis Goodman
Coffee HourVolunteers
BursarsJonathan Vieker and Krista Baker

Amy’s Office Hours

Mondays 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).

Sunday’s Plate Offering—Addressing Hunger

National Hunger Awareness Month is observed during September so it is appropriate to make our plate offering on 15 September for our Diocesan Task Force on Hunger.  The Task Force meets monthly to support food ministries (especially in our diocese), raise awareness about hunger issues, and advocate for the needs of persons who are hungry. The group encourages applications from Episcopal parishes for small grants for food ministries.

Bishop’s Committee Meeting Next Week

The Bishop’s Committee will meet after church on Sunday September 22. All members of Trinity Church are welcome to attend the meeting to learn how the Bishop’s Committee helps to lead the congregation. Minutes of previous meetings are available in a bind in the new Meeting Room.

Bishop’s Committee Minutes and Financial Statements

Bishop’s Committee Minutes and Financial Statements are now available in right corner of bookshelf in Meeting Room (former Nursery)

New Meeting Room

Please note the old nursery room is being set up as a Meeting Room. Additional changes are being planned for this room so stay tuned.  If you are interested, on the far right end of the bookcase in the new meeting room you will find a notebook with the Bishop’s Committee minutes and monthly financials. If you have any questions please see Krista.

New Directory

A 2019 Directory is being prepared. A copy of the directory is in the basement on the table to the right of the kitchen door. Please take a few minutes to verify/update your information.

The Episcopal Church Website

The Episcopal Church’s website, www.episcopalchurch.org is a great way to learn about The Episcopal Church (TEC.) You can find churches to visit for worship while traveling, learn about campus ministry across the country and find all sorts of resources to support your own spiritual growth. No matter how long you have been an Episcopalian, there is always something more to learn, so check it out.

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

We continue our discussion we began on retreat of the pillars that support our ministry. Looking ahead, on September 29th at 7 pm, Hilda Hansen will join us and show us the spiritual practice of lectio divinia, a meditative approach to Bible study.

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.

Progress in our Diocese’s Bishop Search:

Things are now moving quickly in our search for our new Bishop. On September 16th, the Search committee and a handful of applicants who have been selected through video interviews will begin a three-day retreat together. The Search committee will get to know the applicants better, and will give the applicants a better sense of our Diocese. Please pray for those who are on this retreat:

Almighty and ever-living God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who gather in retreat, seeking the renewal and mission of your Church in our Diocese.   Help them in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide them to perceive what is right, and grant them both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

How are We Christians Changing—Emerging?

Adult Formation begins on September 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We are reading The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle. The book is available in a variety of formats on the Barnes and Noble website and on Amazon. (Don’t forget to use the Amazon smile feature to help Trinity.) Feel free to attend when you can, as often as you can.

The reading is divided up as follows: September 3 pp. 9 – 42; September 10 pp. 43 – 76; September 17 pp. 77 – 117; and September 24 pp. 119 – 163.

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.

Date Topic Facilitator
September 7 Cancelled
October 5 Who wants to learn to knit? Amy
November 2 Felted acorns & holiday ornaments 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, September 19.  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!