What’s Happening at Trinity – Friday, January 27

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, January 29, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, January 29 – AFTER CHURCH – Annual Meeting and Potluck
  • Tuesday, January 31, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, January 31, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, February 1, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, February 1, 6:30pm – Adult Formation
  • Sunday, February 5, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, February 5, 1:30pm – Communion Visit with Lola Lampe (All Visitors Welcome – Carpool from Church at 1:15 pm)

Worship Leadership Schedule, Sunday, January 22: 


Acolyte         Juni Alberts
Lector Kevin Minch
Prayers of the People Jessie Cragg
Chalice Maria Evans
Hospitality Sally West
Bursars Tim Baker and Natalie Alexander

Adult Formation:  

Talie Alexander will be leading us through four Godly Play sessions and we will learn how adults can enter into this way of understanding the narratives of Scripture.  Godly Play isn’t just for children anymore–many people are using it at nursing homes and hospitals with adults.  The series will last four weeks, ending on February 8, and should be an enjoyable and enlightening time!

Annual Meeting and Pot Luck:  The Annual Meeting is January 29th after church, accompanied by a pot luck meal.

In preparation for the Annual Meeting on January 29th, please take the opportunity to review the Annual Meeting Report prior to the meeting. It will be available in church on January 22nd as well as on the parish website.

Take Root Cafe Seeks Volunteers:  Have an hour or more to volunteer? Take Root Cafe is looking for volunteers to give 1-3 hours between 11am and 4pm.  Volunteer tasks include  bussing or washing dishes, cleaning, sweeping, dusting, and greeting guests.  To sign up in advance call (660) 956-4671 or email jessica@takerootkirksville.org, or just walk in.

2016 Giving Statements: 2016 Giving Statements are available! Please pick up your 2016 giving statement from the small sack on the table at the back of the church. Look over it carefully and please let the treasurer know if you see any problems. Thanks! Krista

Parish Register: Historically parish registers have been a norm in Episcopal churches. In recent times we have not maintained this information here at Trinity. As part of working with the old files and parish records, we are recognizing the value this provides. It also helps a great deal when we are asked how many people are on our register. Each year we provide this information to the Episcopal Church. We would like to be as correct as possible. To this end we are starting an effort to create a current parish register. Please take a few minutes to complete your entry in the folder in the undercroft. Thank you!


Bishop’s Visit and Baptism/Confirmation/Reception:  Bishop Smith will be with us April 2nd.  If you would like to be baptized or have children you would like baptized, this is the next opportunity to do that. If you have been attending Trinity but have not joined in any official way, this is the time to do that, and it can happen in a couple of different ways. If you have never been confirmed in the Episcopal Church or any other tradition, you can be confirmed when Bishop Smith is here. If you come from a tradition where you have been confirmed you can be received into the Episcopal Church.  Please speak with Carrol soon if you would like to explore baptism, confirmation or reception.

Home Eucharist:  We do not yet have Home Eucharists scheduled for 2017. If you would be willing to host one, please speak to Carrol. 

food-pantryFood Depot:

Our Food Depot items for January include Canned Soup (avoid creamed soups).  January is a cold month and soup provides a warm, filling, and nutritious food source.

Episcopal News Service Tidbits:  This week, Episcopal News Service stories include news on the return of the Dakota Access Pipeline dispute, a piece on the involvement of Episcopalians in recent Women’s Marches, and an item on how to prayerfully consider the new presidency.

Lectionary Readings :  


The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, January 26.  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!