What’s Happening at Trinity – Friday, November 18

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, November 20, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist (Special Plate Offering)
  • Tuesday, November 22, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, November 22, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, November 23, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2:30-4pm – Gift-Knitting Group at Twin Pines
  • Sunday, November 27, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist

Worship Leadership Schedule, Sunday, November 20: 


 Acolyte         Krista Baker
 Lector Kevin Minch
 Prayers of the People Julie Seidler
 Chalice Bri Rhodes
 Hospitality Mike Ashcraft
 Bursars Natalie Alexander & Howard Hickman

From our Senior Warden, Howard Hickman:  Thanks to all who turned in their pledge cards last Sunday.  If you’re like a lot of us, you barely remembered to turn your clocks back this month, and you may have not remembered to turn your 2017 pledge card in last Sunday.  Thankfully, we are only a little behind schedule.  If you still have your pledge card, please turn it in on Sunday, November 20, or mail it to

P.O. Box 652
Kirksville, MO  63501

If you can’t find the card, just pick one up at church, or simply send a statement of what your weekly, monthly or annual commitment will be.  We can’t prepare a budget for 2017 without everyone’s pledge.  You can also access the online form here.  Thank you.

Coffee Hour Help Needed:  We do not currently have anyone hosting Coffee Hour this Sunday.  If that is something you would be willing to do, please let Carrol know.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy!

177th Meeting of Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, convenes this Friday, November 18, 2016, at the DoubleTree Hotel Convention Center in Chesterfield, MO. “These two days in November provide an occasion for doing necessary business for our diocese, but they also give us a chance to be together, to worship, and to collaborate for mission,” wrote Bishop Wayne in his letter to convention participants.

dioconvention2016_v-_1The theme for this Convention will be The Dying and Rising Church. The Rev. Canon Elizabeth (Liz) Easton, Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Nebraska, will be present to help frame honest conversations about challenges facing all our congregations—and the hope and new possibilities available to us.

Your delegates to the convention are Julie Seidler and Krista Baker. Transition Pastor The Rev. Carrol Davenport will also attend to represent Trinity Kirksville.

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.  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.

collection-plateFinal Plate Outreach for 2016:  Our final plate outreach offering for 2016 will be this Sunday, Nov. 20, for Helping Hands Mission.  This fall they have been feeding more people than ever before; many of the new clients are students and young families struggling to make ends meet.  Please give generously.

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 Thanksgiving Cheer, and one of the Food Depot’s most appreciated donations, Peanut Butter/Jelly.  Many families in Adair County can have a happier Thanksgiving thanks to your donations!  Please give generously.

Episcopal News Service Tidbits:  This week, Episcopal News Service stories include reports of vandalism against Episcopal Churches in Maryland and Indiana, a message from the Presiding Bishop on “Following the Way of Jesus,” and a study regarding growth and decline in the Anglican Communion.

Lectionary Readings for This Week:  

Jeremiah 23:1-6
Canticle 16
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23: 33-43

The deadline for next week’s WHAT
is Noon, Wednesday, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday – November 23.  Please send items to Kevin Minch at kevin.minch@gmail.com. Please be mindful of the deadline when possible.  Thanks!