What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, September 6, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, September 8, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 8, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, September 8, 7pm – ECM Business Meeting (Undercroft Meeting Room)
  • Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 pm – Adult Formation (in the Undercroft)
  • Wednesday, September 11, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, September 11, 5:45-7 pm – Choir Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 15, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 15, 10am – Holy Eucharist

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

Mondays 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).

September Plate Offering—Addressing Hunger

National Hunger Awareness Month is observed during September so it seems appropriate to make our plate offering on 15 September for our Diocesan Task Force on Hunger (see:


The Task Force meets monthly to support food ministries (especially in our diocese), raise awareness about hunger issues, and advocate for the needs of persons who are hungry. The group encourages applications from Episcopal parishes for small grants for food ministries.

Bishop’s Committee Minutes and Financial Statements

Bishop’s Committee Minutes and Financial Statements are now available in right corner of bookshelf in Meeting Room (former Nursery)

New Meeting Room

Please note the old nursery room is being set up as a Meeting Room. Additional changes are being planned for this room so stay tuned.  If you are interested, on the far right end of the bookcase in the new meeting room you will find a notebook with the Bishop’s Committee minutes and monthly financials. If you have any questions please see Krista.

New Directory

A 2019 Directory is being prepared. A copy of the directory is in the basement on the table to the right of the kitchen door. Please take a few minutes to verify/update your information.

The Episcopal Church Website

The Episcopal Church’s website, www.episcopalchurch.org is a great way to learn about The Episcopal Church (TEC.) You can find churches to visit for worship while traveling, learn about campus ministry across the country and find all sorts of resources to support your own spiritual growth. No matter how long you have been an Episcopalian, there is always something more to learn, so check it out.

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.

Relay of Kindness: Boxes Available

If you want to take part, banker-boxes are now available in the parish hall. They will be taken to Columbia on Friday the 13th, so please keep that in mind. The following items have been requested: Baby bottle; Baby formula; Diapers;Child’s cool weather items: coat, hoodie, hat, gloves, mittens; UMCOR hygiene kit: towel, washcloth, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, nail clippers, bandages. See relayofkindness.blogspot.com;  and for UMCOR kits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xihy6cwD2Xs.


ECM’s first business meeting is tonight, Sunday September 8 at 7 pm in Trinity’s new meeting room. We will continue our retreat discussion about upcoming ECM activities.

Liturgical Notes

Worship in the Episcopal Church can often feel like aerobics! Sit, stand, kneel, walk, then do it all again. We do this because we bring our whole selves – hearts, minds and bodies – to worship. All parts of ourselves are gifts from God, and we use all of them to pray, praise and worship God. Over the next few weeks, Amy will explore the various postures we use in worship and how they can enrich our worship.

Trinity Youth Group

Trinity Church has a Youth Group! The first meeting of this version of the Trinity Youth Group took place last Thursday when several of our teenagers and Amy got together for pizza and conversation. Be on the lookout for announcements of the things we will be involved in.
Wanted: Another adult (over 21) to join Amy in being a Youth Group adviser. Diocesan guidelines require that any activities with youth have at least two advisers, preferably one male and one female. Anyone who is interested in helping this group be a success, please talk to Amy.

How are We Christians Changing—Emerging?

Adult Formation begins on September 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We are reading The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle. The book is available in a variety of formats on the Barnes and Noble website and on Amazon. (Don’t forget to use the Amazon smile feature to help Trinity.) Feel free to attend when you can, as often as you can.

The reading is divided up as follows: September 3 pp. 9 – 42; September 10 pp. 43 – 76; September 17 pp. 77 – 117; and September 24 pp. 119 – 163.

Happy Reading!

Liturgical Notes: This week we are changing up some of the ways that we worship and celebrate the Holy Eucharist. There are changes to the service music (the Gloria, the Sanctus and the Fraction Anthem), the Communion hymn and some of the prayers. But the most significant change is to the Eucharistic Prayer. The book of Common Prayer offers us 6 different forms of Eucharistic Prayers. Rite I offers Prayer I and Prayer II, and Rite II offers Eucharistic Prayers A, B, C and D. Each of the Prayers has a different flavor and feel to it, and may be more appropriate for one church season or another.

We are now using Rite II Prayer A and will use it until the end of the Season after Pentecost (sometimes also known as Ordinary Time) in November. This Prayer is the shortest of the 6 prayers, and has a somber tone. It focuses our attention on Jesus’ death as the way to our redemption. While it still feels like summer, already the days are growing shorter and soon the night will start earlier and last longer. The Church often uses the image of nighttime as a way to speak about human failings and sins. As the season changes around us, Eucharistic Prayer A reminds us that we need the life, death, and resurrection to set us free from an eternal night of sin.

Creativity Classes: Learn new things at Trinity + Bring a friend

First Saturday, 10-noon in the Church Hall. Open to everyone!

Students – $5 per session or $20 for all eight.  Non-students – $20 per session of $140 for all 8.

Date Topic Facilitator
September 7 Cancelled
October 5 Who wants to learn to knit? Amy
November 2 Felted acorns & holiday ornaments Krista

kristab@cableone.net or 660-676-9730 with questions or to sign up.

Food Depot: Sauces and Condiments

Little Free Food Pantry: Food and sundries.

Lectionary Readings:

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, September 12.  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!