What’s Happening at Trinity – News for March 24, 2017

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, March 24, 4:30pm – Truman Student Union Building (SUB)
  • Sunday, March 26, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday, March 28, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, March 28, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, March 29, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, March 29, 6:30pm – Adult Formation
  • Saturday, April 1, 9:00am – Church Cleanup Day
  • Sunday, April 2, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, April 2 – April Bishop’s Committee Meeting (After Coffee Hour)

Worship Leadership Schedule, Sunday, March 26: 


Acolyte         Krista Baker
Lector Pete Kelly
Prayers of the People Natalie Alexander
Chalice Maria Evans
Hospitality Sally West
Bursars Dana Elam and Natalie Alexander
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.

Intern Housing Needed:  Overnight accommodations are needed on Saturday, April 29, for four interns from the Deaconess Anne House in St Louis. They will be joining ECM students and students from other college ministries for supper that evening and then will share their journeys with us at coffee hour on April 30. Please contact Diane Johnson if you are able to host one or more of the interns.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Report:  A big thank you to all who helped make the St Patrick’s Day dinner a success – Krista and Tim, Mike, Diane and Dennis, Julie, Talie, Laura, Sally, Joni and Joe, Joanne, Cybil, Amy, Jessie, Karen and Gene, Karen H., and, of course, Maria and Carrol. We served over 60 people and received $965.13 in donations for the building fund.

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:  As we said last week, anything can happen in Lent Madness…and it did.

Sue Granger’s dogs, once enjoying a comfortable lead, now find themselves tied with Krista Baker, both with a total of 9. Right behind them are Sue Granger and Maria Evans, with 8. However, Maria picked Joan of Arc to go all the way, so her bracket is already busted.

Still in the hunt are Julia DeLancey, her cats, Julie Seidler, and Maria’s dogs, with 7. However, Julie’s bracket is also busted because she put her money on Augustine of Hippo who lost to Augustine of Canterbury. Ian Lindevald made a little progress this week with 6 correct, and now Sally West is bringing up the rear with 4.

Who will make a run for the lead in this upcoming week? Who else will find their bracket busted? The fun never stops in Lent Madness! Don’t forget to go to www.lentmadness.com and vote for your saintly preference daily.

Food Depot:  

Our Food Depot items for March:  Canned vegetables.

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:  

  • 1 Samuel 16:1-13
  • Ephesians 5:8-14
  • John 9:1-41
  • Psalm 23


The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, March 30.  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!