What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, June 23, 2017

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, June 25, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday, June 27, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, June 27, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, June 28, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Thursday, June 29, 6:00pm – Maria Evans’ Ordination at the Cathedral
  • Sunday, July 2, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, July 9, After Coffee Hour – Bishop’s Committee

BibleWorship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

Acolyte         Juni Alberts
Lector Kevin Minch
Prayers of the People Diane Johnson
Chalice Krista Baker
Hospitality Tim Baker
Bursars Diane Johnson and Dana Elam
Adult Formation: Adult formation will resume with a 3 week session in July.

July Adult Formation

July 12 – Julia DeLancey

This Adult Formation discussion will focus on the idea of disability.  It will look at some various ways we can think about the concept of “disability” and how those affect how we interact with and care for one another.  Some additional resources for further exploration will also be made available.

July 19 – Joni Perry

Joni will lead a discussion about mental health – how we can support those around in who are struggling with mental health issues as well as how we can get them the kind of help that might be necessary.

July 26 – Carrol Davenport

We will talk about how we can support and be present with people who are seriously or terminally ill as well as how we support people in grief.

Richard Rohr Webcast Viewing Opportunity:  On Thursday, July 6th at 6:00 p.m we will gather to view The Universal Christ: An Archetype for Everything.  Here is what his website says about this webcast;

There is only Christ: he is everything and he is in everything. —Colossians 3:11
In the end . . . God will be all in all. —1 Corinthians 15:28

Richard Rohr explores the long hidden and misunderstood wisdom of the cosmic, universal Christ. Christ is much larger and older than either Jesus of Nazareth or the Christian religion. The Christ is whenever the material and the divine co-exist—which is always and everywhere.

Christ reveals the end from the beginning: a benevolent, creative force of Life and Love at the center of the universe. Christ draws all things, even our “sins” and suffering, toward wholeness and healing. This gives us great hope and direction!

Unfortunately, our calculating minds have a hard time living inside of such abundance. Grace is the consummate threat to our ego and separateness, to our ideas of right and wrong.

Over his month-long hermitage this spring, Richard worked on a new book (to be released in 2018). In this webcast, Richard draws from his recent time in solitude to share new reflections. He offers a lens by which to see the foundational pattern of death and resurrection: the Christ, or as he puts it, “another word for everything.”

A New Ministry:  The interim has given us opportunity to expand the ministry of lay people here at Trinity. Before the Rev. Maria Evans finished her time here in her role as deacon, she trained a group of lay Eucharistic Visitors.  While clergy will likely continue to visit those who can’t be with us, the ministry of taking communion will now be a shared ministry.  Here are the people who have been trained to do this ministry:  Diane Johnson, Dennis Goodman, Joanne Harwood, Talie Alexander, Krista Baker and Karen and Gene Croarkin.

Diocesan Grant:  We have received official notification from the diocese that we will receive a $6,000 grant to help replace the existing wiring in the older part of the church. More news on that project soon.

collection-platePlate Collection:  Last Sunday’s plate collection was for the Buddy Pack program. If you weren’t here or if you simply forgot, please include your check (with Buddy Packs in the NEMO line) in this week’s offering. Thanks!

Anniversary Note and Donation:  This week the church received mail from St. Thomas Deaf Episcopal Church in St. Louis, MO. We received a monetary donation and the following note in acknowledgement of our Anniversary Celebration. Thank you very much, St. Thomas Deaf Episcopal Church and the Rev. Dr. Emily Hillquist Davis, Vicar.

Dear Friends,

We had a Vestry meeting on TRINITY SUNDAY and shared you letter with our congregation. Centennial Blessings and Love in Christ from St. Thomas Deaf Church and Rev Emily+

The Communication Committee:  The Communication Committee is seeking new members to replace members who have moved on to new locations and new duties.  The Committee is primarily responsible for maintaining the WHAT, the Trinity Website, and Social Media.  Never used these tools before?  Don’t worry, we’ll teach you.  Owning a computer and having a good Internet connection are a plus.  Send expressions of interest or questions to Kevin Minch at kevin.minch@gmail.com.

Trinity Tuesdays at Thousand Hills Park:  A donor has reserved Shelter #2 (to the west of the Point Shelter) on June 27, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Trinity’s use. Look for the red and white checked table coverings. Invite a friend for lunch, take children to the park, drive someone out to the Lake who hasn’t been out for a while – the possibilities are endless. Nothing fancy, just a reserved space to sit and watch the water if you want.

Mini Food PantryFood for Kids:  Trinity will do Food 4 Kids July 10-14, 11:45 to 1 each day at Brashear and Jaycee Parks.  Please see Diane or Dana if you’d like to volunteer.
Little Food Pantry:  On Saturday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m some folks from St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Fulton will be at Trinity to talk with Cybil and and I about the Free Little Pantry. If you have been involved in this ministry or are interested in learning more about it, please come and join us.
Food Depot:  

Our Food Depot items for May:  Boxed sides:  Macaroni and Cheese, Rice-a-Roni, etc.

Maria’s Ordination:  You are invited…to the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. Dr. Maria Evans at 6 p.m. on June 29 at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis.  The invitation is posted on the bulletin board in the undercroft. Also join us for Maria’s celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, July 2. Hope to see you there!

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The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, June 29.  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!