What’s Happening at Trinity – Friday, November 25

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, November 27, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday, November 29, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2:30-4pm – Gift-Knitting Group at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, November 29, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, November 30, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, November 30, 6:30pm – Adult Formation
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:45pm – Choir Practice
  • Sunday, December 4, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, December 4, 6:00pm – Episcopal Campus Ministry

Worship Leadership Schedule, Sunday, November 27: 


 Acolyte         Maria Evans
 Lector Stephen Carr
 Prayers of the People Natalie Alexander
 Chalice Bri Rhodes
 Hospitality Krista Baker
 Bursars Diane Johnson and Tim Baker

Trying to Make Sense of the Post-Election Discourse?  Please consider making use of the excellent resources of the Episcopal Church in the post-election environment. The Episcopal Public Policy Network is a grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to “strive for justice and peace” through the active ministry of public policy advocacy. The EPPN is a part of The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations located in Washington, DC. The actions, programs, and ministry of the Office of Government Relations are based entirely on policies approved by the Church meeting in General Convention or by the Executive Council. They may be found at http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/.

book-coverAdult Formation:  Adult Formation begins again on Wednesday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m. We will be studying John Dominic Crossan’s book How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian.  The book explores the troubling and violent imagery of the Bible, offering guidance for faithful people who struggle with these passages and challenges Christians to speak about their discomfort in community with others who share that same unease.  You can buy the book in whichever format you prefer here.  It is available new, used, and on Kindle.  If you plan on attending on Nov. 30, we will be reading and discussing the first two chapters.  We will also pass around a signup sheet to take turns leading the discussion.  Please join us for what should be a lively discussion!

Archdeacon Mark Sluss Visit:  Now that we are going to have a deacon among us for 6 months there will likely be questions about what a deacon does and how that role differs from what a priest does. We have invited The Venerable Mark Sluss, the diocesan archdeacon, to come for a visit. Mark will be here on December 4th for worship. He will preach and serve as a deacon in the service, and then talk with us at coffee hour about the role of a deacon.

treeChristmas Gift Tree:  Join others in the Trinity family in decorating our traditional Christmas Gift Tree with donations of hats, mittens, scarves, and socks. These items will be taken to the Salvation Army prior to Christmas. The tree will be up on All Saints Sunday, Nov 6, to accept your offerings. We will gather at Twin Pines on Tuesdays after Noonday Prayer and Bible Study to spend time with one another knitting/crocheting/weaving items for the tree. Starting Tuesday November 1 through Tuesday December 6 we will work together from 2:30 to 4:00. We will have yarns and instructions available. Please join us. Contact Krista with any questions.

ECM [Episcopal Campus Ministry] meets next on Sunday Dec. 4 at 6 pm for a meal and program. For more information, contact Melissa Janney at msj4782@truman.edu .

Save the Date!  Here are some upcoming events in the life of Trinity-Kirksville:

  • December 4th – Archdeacon Mark Sluss visits, preaches, and educates us about the diaconate at coffee hour
  • December 15th– Christmas Carol sing at Carrol Davenport and Mike Ashcraft’s house, 6:00 p.m.
  • December 16th – Maria Evans’ Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate, 6:00 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust, St. Louis
  • December 24th – Christmas Eve service at 7:00 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE TIME IS 7:00 p.m., compared to 8:00 p.m. in previous years!)
  • December 25th – Christmas Day service at 10:00 a.m., joint service with 1st Presbyterian

food-pantryFood Depot Wish List:  Our Food Depot items for November are anything you think would provide holiday cheer, and one of the Food Depot’s most appreciated donations, Peanut Butter/Jelly.  As we transition into December also consider Canned Tuna, Salmon, and Chicken!  Many families in Adair County can have a happier holiday season thanks to your donations!  Please give generously.

Episcopal News Service Tidbits:  This week, Episcopal News Service stories include a piece on the challenge of reconciliation with the President-elect, an interfaith rally in West Virginia in support of Syrian refugee resettlement, and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Church in Burundi.

Lectionary Readings for This Week:  

  • Isaiah 2:1-5
  • Psalm 122
  • Romans 13:11-14
  • Matthew 24:36-44

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, December 1.  Please send items to Kevin Minch at kevin.minch@gmail.com. Please be mindful of the deadline when possible.  Thanks!