What’s Happening at Trinity – Friday, February 17

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, February 19, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, February 19, 6:00pm – Episcopal Campus Ministry (Meal and Movie Night)
  • Sunday, February 19, After Coffee Hour – Search Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 21, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Tuesday, February 21, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
  • Wednesday, February 22, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, February 22, 6:30pm – Adult Formation
  • Sunday, February 26, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist

Worship Leadership Schedule, Sunday, February 19: 


Acolyte         Natalie Alexander
Lector Natalie Alexander
Prayers of the People Julie Seidler
Chalice Maria Evans
Hospitality Sally West
Bursars Diane Johnson and Natalie Alexander
ProductDetailAAdult Formation:  We have two Adult formation topics on tap in upcoming weeks.  The first one will be the ChurchNext.tv course, “My Church is Not Dying:  Finding Hope in the Mainline Church” by Greg Garrett, author of the book by the same name.  It explores the growth of qualitative depth in faith communities despite the national trend of declining enrollments.  We will study this for two weeks ending Feb. 22.
Following this course, we will take a couple of weeks off for Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, then present the course “What Vibrant Congregations Do,” by Mike Durall, starting March 15.  Please join us on Wednesday nights for one or both of these courses!

Coffee Hour Coordinator: (followup to last week’s announcement).  As many of you know, it’s possible to get locked in to ways of doing things and I feel I certainly have done that over the past 15 years as the informal coordinator of coffee hour.  If you have a gift for hospitality, please inquire about this ministry.  It doesn’t have to be done the way I’ve always done it.  In fact, you might have some ideas that would be even better.  Also, this might be the kind of ministry that could be done by two people better than by one, so if two are half-thinking about it, now’s the time to partner up.Special thanks to Gene Croarkin who went above and beyond with last week’s coffee hour!  After his wife Karen became ill, Gene discarded the food she had prepared and brought us sumptuous repast from HyVee.  He prepped, served, and cleaned up – an all around coffee hour award is certainly deserved in this case!  Thanks, Gene.

Food for Kids Coordinator:  Bri Rhodes has been our coordinator for Food For Kids the last few years, but now that she is in North Dakota, we need someone else who will take on this role. This has been an important part of our outreach to the community for many years. If this is something you think you could do, please let Carrol know.

CalendarSchedule Coordinator:  We are looking for someone who would be willing to take over the task of putting the various Trinity schedules “in the cloud” as Google Documents.  It’s a simple task, only takes an hour or two approximately once or twice a quarter, and Maria will be happy to teach you.  It’s an important ministry that makes things like our Worship Leadership Schedule easily available on our smart phones, which is handy on Sunday mornings!  Please contact Maria if you are willing to take on this simple but much appreciated ministry.

church-office-signOffice Hours:  From Our Transition Pastor – Clergy hold office hours for many reasons, and one of those is to be available to people who may not want to call for an appointment.  We don’t have office space at Trinity, but Maria and I have both been holding community office hours at Take Root Cafe. We have both been able to engage in good conversation with some of you from Trinity as well as people from the community.  We also plan to hold some office hours on Truman’s campus. My office hours are usually on Fridays and Maria’s are usually on Wednesdays. We always post a time and place on Facebook. If you are not on Facebook and you would like to know when those hours are, please let us know.  My office hours this week will be on Truman’s campus. I’ll be in Main Street from 11:30 until 1:00. If you are have that time free, come by for a visit.  As always, if you want to make an appointment, I’m glad to do that.

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser:  Save the Date!  March 17 is our day to do corned beef, colcannon, Irish soda bread, cabbage – and all the good things associated with St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s one of the most fun (and delicious) fund raisers we do.  Talk with Krista Baker or Diane Johnson if you would like to help.

Registry BookParish 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 Rescheduled: Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the Bishop will not be able to make his visitation to Kirksville in April. It will likely be early in 2018 when another visit will be scheduled. On Saturday, May 13th there is a confirmation/reception service at the Cathedral. If you would like to be confirmed or received, please speak to Carrol, and she will make arrangements for you to be part of that service.

LM_Widget_VLent Madness:  It’s that time of year again–not only for Lent but for Lent Madness! Which saint do you think will win the Golden Halo? Download your bracket here or pick one up downstairs at church.  Cost is same as last year, $5 per entry.  Turn in your completed brackets either downstairs in the undercroft or scan/take a photo of them and email them to Maria.  Also please welcome Julie Seidler, who is coming on as the newest member of the Supreme Executive Committee to join Julia and Maria as she learns how to do Maria’s task of managing Lent Madness. (As you might also remember, Julie is also last year’s Golden Halo winner at Trinity.)  Who will be this year’s proud owner of Trinity’s own Golden Halo?

Food Depot:  We received a report from the Christian Community Food Depot indicating that in 2016 Trinity contributed 1,310 lbs. of food equal to $2012.72. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

Our Food Depot items for February:  Peanut Butter & Jelly; Cereal (regular size cereal boxes only, please)

iphoneHave an Old iPhone?:  Do you have an old iPhone 4 or 5 that is gathering dust, or shoved in a drawer, because you bought an iPhone 6 or 7?  If so, drop it off to Maria Evans.  She would like to convert it to a listening device for the hearing-impaired to make available at church.

Save The Date:

  • Tuesday, February 28, 6pm – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • Wednesday, March 1, 7pm – Holy Eucharist, Ash Wednesday
  • Friday, March 3, 4:30pm – Episcopal Campus Ministry at Truman’s Mainstreet Market Coffee Shop
  • Sunday, March 12, After Coffee Hour – Bishop’s Committee (Open to any person who wishes to attend.)

Episcopal News Service Tidbits:  This week, Episcopal News Service stories include a piece on the work of Northern California churches helping those impacted by the Oroville Dam disaster, a statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Synod’s vote on marriage and sexuality, and an item on the Presiding Bishop’s pilgrimage to Ghana in January.

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The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, February 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!