What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, November 8, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, November 10, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, November 10, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 pm – Advent Bible Study
  • Wednesday, November 13, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, November 13, 5:45-7pm – Choir Rehearsal
  • Sunday, November 17, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, November 17, 10am – Holy Eucharist (Plate Offering – Community Christmas Dinner)
  • Sunday, November 17, After Coffee Hour – Bishop’s Committee Meeting

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; 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).

Bible Study on Isaiah—Adult Formation

Study on the book of Isaiah continues in meeting room, Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, focusing on the four passages we will read on the Sundays of Advent.

Guest Priest Today—Amy Attends Retreat

Rev. Carrol Davenport is our guest priest today. Carrol is a long-time member of Trinity (along with her spouse, Mike Ashcraft)  and was raised up for ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church from this congregation.  Carrol’s primary ministry is as a hospice chaplain with Hospice of Northeast Missouri, and she provides Sunday service coverage at a number of area churches.

Welcome, Carrol!

Amy is away this weekend, attending a retreat at Holy Wisdom Monastery, in Madison, WI.  Holy Wisdom Monastery is an ecumenical community of Benedictine Sisters. Amy is an Oblate (associate member) of this Monastery and attends a weekend retreat there once a year.

Upcoming ECM Activities

  • 14 November Business meeting, 4 pm at Trinity Church. Discussion topic—spiritual practice of stewardship.
  • 20 November: ECM Thanksgiving Dinner at Vicarage, at 5 pm. Please feel free to invite your friends. There is always room at the table.
  • 10 December: Winter Holiday Party at the Vicarage, 7 pm-????. Take a break from study on Reading Day Eve for goodies and fun.

Hat & Mitten Tree

Our annual “mitten tree” will go up on Christ the King Sunday, November 24.  All donated mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves will be taken to the Salvation Army on Wednesday, December 11.  Parents and caregivers will pick up gifts, including our hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens, for their families beginning December 16.  All, shoppers, knitters, loomers, and crocheters, are urged to contribute their stuff!

Plate Offering–Community Christmas Dinner

Our next outreach plate offering will take place on Sunday, November 17 and will benefit the Kirksville Community Christmas Dinner, a local nonprofit that provides a HUGE free dinner and festivities for around 500 people each year, including families who are most in need.  Anyone can attend; many of us do!  This year’s party is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, at the Truman State Student Union Building.  Your donation and lots of volunteers help make this a true Christmas joy every year.  Check them out on Facebook.

Stewardship Season is here.

Stewardship is the word the Church uses to refer to a thoughtful, prayerful consideration of what each individual or household can commit of time, talent, and money to support their local church. Some churches are able to fund their entire budget based on parishioners’ pledges of financial support. Others, like Trinity, look to their diocese to help make up the shortfall. But no matter what the state of their budget, parishioners’ financial support is a critical part of the life of the church.

This week you will receive your stewardship package in the mail. (If you do not receive one, please ask Amy or Krista, the Bishop’s Warden, for them.) Pledging to contribute a specific amount of money or increasing a pledge amount can be scary. We never know what the coming year might bring, and may be anxious if we can not fulfill our pledge. But making or increasing a pledge is meant to be a joyous, grateful spiritual practice. It is a joy to gve back to God just a bit of what God has so generously given us.

As you think about your financial commitment to Trinity, we offer this prayer to help in your discernment:

Abundant God, you made us in your image and breathed in us a spirit of generosity that is both gift and response. Move us, we pray, to give as we have received-abundantly, generously, and joyfully that our common ministry may ever bear witness to your unfailing grace. In the name of the Three in whom we are One.  Amen.

Save the Date! Amy’s Third Annual Advent Tea

At the Vicarage, 412 E. Harrison St on Saturday December 7 from 2 pm – to 4 pm. Please join Amy and our church and community friends for tea, Christmas cookies, and general merriment.

Future Bishop’s Committee Meetings

Bishop’s Committee meetings will move to the third Sunday for the next two months, November 17 and December 15.

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.

Food Depot:  Peanut-Butter & Jelly; Thanksgiving foods.

Little Free Food Pantry: Food and sundries.

Lectionary Readings:

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, November 14.  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!

Please note, the WHAT will discontinue publication on Friday, November 29th, and be replaced by the extended bulletin inserts being published each week.