What’s Happening at Trinity – News for March 17, 2017

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, March 19, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday, March 21, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, March 21, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, March 22, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, March 22, 6:30pm – Adult Formation
  • Friday, March 24, 4:30pm – Truman Student Union Building (SUB)
  • Sunday, March 26, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Saturday, April 1, 9:00am – Church Cleanup Day
  • Sunday, April 2 – April Bishop’s Committee Meeting (After Coffee Hour)

Worship Leadership Schedule, Sunday, March 19: 


Acolyte         Juni Alberts
Lector Joni Perry
Prayers of the People Maria Evans
Chalice Maria Evans
Hospitality Joni Perry
Bursars Ian Lindevald & Laura Gruber Harden
Adult Formation:
  This week in Adult Formation, in “What Vibrant Congregations Do” the group answered the question, “If you spiritual life were a wire, and you could bend the wire to illustrate it, what would that wire look like?”  Our lesson this week discussed the role in faith communities to “bend that wire.”  Please join us for the remaining 3 sessions, even if you’ve missed the first one.  The video is only about 6 minutes so we are happy to show it again prior to the start of this week’s session.

mitre620Presiding Bishop’s Visit to St. Louis:  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be speaking in St. Louis on Tuesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Washington University in St. Louis.  His topic will be “Healing a House Divided.”  Shuttle buses will be available from local Episcopal churches to minimize the parking issues, including from Grace Church in Kirkwood, St. Martin’s in Ellisville, St. Timothy’s in Creve Coeur, St Barnabas’ in Florissant, and Trinity in St. Charles.  More information is available in the February 2017 issue of “Seek” from the Diocese.

Clean-Up Day:  A Clean-Up Day is scheduled for April 1–we are really not foolin’! Come help us to prepare building and grounds for Spring and for a festive Easter.  The work-day starts at around 9:00 a.m.

LM_Widget_VLent Madness:  This week in Lent Madness:  Clearly, Henry Beard Delany’s upset victory over Aelred messed up a lot of brackets in this parish!  Only two people correctly picked that one.

As of 3/12, Sue Granger’s dogs have taken a commanding lead with 7 correct!  On their tails (so to speak) are Sue Granger and Krista Baker.  Sally West, Julie Seidler, Maria Evans, Julia DeLancey’s cats, and Maria’s dogs are all tied with 4 correct each.  Julia (three correct) and Ian Lindevald (two correct) are bringing up the rear.

Yet… as you know, there are many first round matches left and a reversal of fortune can happen at any time!  The fun never stops in Lent Madness!  Don’t forget to go to www.lentmadness.org MondaySaturday to vote for your favorites and learn about the saints!

Food Depot:  

Our Food Depot items for March:  Canned vegetables.

The following are distribution statistics from the Pantry for Adair County on March 15:

105 Households, 190 Individuals, and 66 Children served.

Episcopal News Service Tidbits:  This week, Episcopal News Service stories include stories on the Presiding Bishop’s visit to the Diocese of Taiwan, the launch of a fundraising campaign to support Episcopal Migration Ministries, and grants approved by the Executive Council to support twenty new ministries.

Caesar Writes the WHATGoogle Communication Problems:  As you know, we have been working for the last couple of weeks to solve a problem with the distribution of the WHAT.  We are no longer able to send mass emails to our mailing list that contain URLs (the web address that takes you directly to the WHAT or prayers).  Some of the early alternatives we are exploring have drawbacks.  For now, we recommend you bookmark the WHAT on your favorite web browser.  We will continue to send reminder emails that do not contain the URL until we can settle on a permanent solution.  And, in case you were wondering how the WHAT is made each week…the picture at the right shows how it really happens.

Lectionary Readings:  


The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, March 23.  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!