What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, November 16, 2018

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 17 – 179th annual diocesan convention, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis
Sunday, November 18, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
Tuesday, November 20, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
Tuesday, November 20, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children NOW AT HOSPICE OFFICE
Wednesday, November 21, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
Sunday, November 25, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist

Saturday, December 1, 2-4pm – Advent Tea at the Vicarage (no RSVP required)

Worship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

PresiderThe Rev. Amy Fallon
MusiciansHyun-Joo Kim
AcolyteNatalie Alexander
LectorKevin Minch
PrayersKrista Baker
ChaliceSally West
GreeterKevin Minch
Coffee HourKaren Croarkin
BursarsJonathan Vieker & Laura Gruber Harden

Amy’s Office Hours: Monday—10 am-12 noon Truman SUB; Tuesday mornings—volunteer chaplain at hospital; Wednesday—1 – 3 pm Truman; Thursday 1:00 – 3:00—Take Root. You may also contact the Rev. Amy by email (amy.fallon08@gmail.com) or phone (815-901-3614).

Will you SMILE on Black Friday/Cyber Monday (and all year round)? If you will be doing Christmas shopping on Amazon, please consider shopping through the Amazon Smile feature. Trinity receives a small percentage of every thing you buy through the Amazon Smile program. It is a great way to benefit the church doing what you already plan to do!

If you are unfamiliar with this feature on Amazon, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about and it will walk you through signing up. Choose Trinity as your charity (warning: there are a lot of Trinity Churches in the program, so be patient scrolling through until you find us) and you are good to go. You will still have all your usual Amazon benefits- Prime, gift cards, etc. The only difference will be logging in at www.smile.amazon.com rather than the usual Amazon site. If you need any help, just let Amy know and she will help you get set up.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Did you know that the Book of Common Prayer has several pages of eloquent thanksgiving prayers? (Check out pages 836-841).

Stewardship Campaign: It is not too late to complete your pledge card for the 2019 Stewardship Campaign. Yellow pledge cards are available at the back of the church and in the undercroft. Simply place in an envelope and put in the baskets upstairs or downstairs for delivery to the treasurer. Thank you! This really helps the bishop’s committee prepare a budget for 2019!

The Mitten Tree is coming!: Calling all knitters, loomers, crocheters, and savvy shoppers! We will once again be providing mittens, scarves, gloves, and hats for distribution through the Salvation Army Christmas assistance program for families in our area. You can help by making or buying items for the tree. Ask Krista, Joanne, Dennis, or Diane for details.

Plate Offering on November 18: will be for the Kirksville Community Christmas Dinner/Program. This awesome event is its own nonprofit entity and feeds over 500 children and their loved ones each year. The 6th annual dinner will be held December 16 at Truman State University SUB. Donate generously!

Diocesan Statement on Gun Storage: This past spring, the Bishop and the Diocesan Council approved this statement on safe gun storage: “The Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri implores gun owners to lock and secure weapons against use by children or those suffering from agonizing despair. Please ensure that all guns in your home are locked and secured against use by children or those suffering agonizing despair.”

Food Depot: Our Food Depot items for November – peanut butter & jelly; Thanksgiving items

Little Free Food Pantry: (not thinking about summer heat any more!) – The Little Free Food Pantry is in need of nonperishable food that will stand up to freezing night time temperatures – think dry pasta mixes, cereals, nutrition bars, dry soup mixes, crackers. Bread products are fine – they can be used after freezing.

Lectionary Readings:

Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
Mark 13:1-8

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, November 22.  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!