What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, January 4, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, January 6, 10am – Holy Eucharist; Intergenerational Soup and King Cake Activity After Church
  • Tuesday, January 8, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
  • Wednesday, January 2, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Sunday, January 13, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, January 13 – Bishop’s Committee after coffee hour
  • Sunday, January 27 – Annual Meeting/Luncheon after service

Worship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

PresiderThe Rev. Amy Fallon
MusiciansScott Alberts
AcolyteKasey Holt
LectorKevin Minch
PrayersJulie Seidler
ChaliceSally West
GreeterWynne Wilbur
Coffee Hour???
BursarsDana Elam and Cody Pease

Amy’s Office Hours: During the Truman holiday break, Amy will be maintaining her Thursday Office Hours at Take Root only.  Beginning January 14th, the following schedule resumes:  Monday—10 am-12 noon Truman SUB; Tuesday mornings—volunteer chaplain at hospital; Wednesday—1 – 3 pm Truman; Thursday 1:00 – 3:00—Take Root. You may also contact the Rev. Amy by email (amy.fallon08@gmail.com) or phone (815-901-3614).

Jan 6/Epiphany Celebration: We will have a brief intergenerational activity after church, and a soup and king cake type of coffee hour.  We started calling this a brunch but that’s really not what it will be.  Christmas was a brunch; this is simpler but still festive.

Ministry Heads:  Friendly reminder that annual reports for each of your ministries are due now for inclusion in the written annual report for the parish, to be shared with the congregation at the annual meeting on January 27.  Please contact Diane Johnson if you have any concerns or questions.

Joanne’s Future Memorial:  Joanne’s niece and nephew have requested that Joanne be cremated, in accordance with her wishes, and the ashes sent to them in California. Pending any additional directions from the family, Trinity will hold a memorial service for Joanne here in Kirksville on a date as yet to be determined in January or February 2019. The service will be followed by a reception, where everyone will have a chance to tell their best “Joanne story.” She touched all our lives and I believe she would enjoy a time of laughter and stories.

Please continue to pray for the repose of Joanne’s soul, and her her niece Leslie, and nephew Steven, as they mourn the loss of their aunt.

Close the Gap Campaign Update:  The generosity of Trinity members and friends has been amazing. Although some money is still coming in, as of December 31st, we raised over $4500 BEFORE the anonymous donor match of $2000! That means we have cut into the deficit by at least $6500 or by 28%.  Thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign with their money and prayers. While we still have a ways to go, your contributions have helped Trinity start 2019 with a better financial foundation.

Diocesan Statement on Gun Storage: This past spring, the Bishop and the Diocesan Council approved this statement on safe gun storage: “The Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri implores gun owners to lock and secure weapons against use by children or those suffering from agonizing despair. Please ensure that all guns in your home are locked and secured against use by children or those suffering agonizing despair.”

Food Depot: Canned Soup (no cream soup).

Little Free Food Pantry:  The Little Free Food Pantry is in need of nonperishable food that will stand up to freezing night time temperatures – think dry pasta mixes, cereals, nutrition bars, dry soup mixes, crackers. Bread products are fine – they can be used after freezing.

Lectionary Readings:

The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, January 10.  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!