What’s Happening at Trinity – News for Friday, August 23, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, September 1, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 1, 10am – Holy Eucharist
  • Tuesday, September 3, 6:30 pm – Adult Formation (in the Undercroft)
  • Wednesday, September 4, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
  • Wednesday, September 4, 5:45-7 pm – Choir Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 8, 9am – Choir Pre-Church Rehearsal
  • Sunday, September 8, 10am – Holy Eucharist

Worship Leadership Schedules for Sunday

PresiderThe Rev. Amy Fallon
MusiciansDennis Goodman
AcolyteNatalie Alexander
LectorNatalie Alexander
PrayersDiane Johnson
ChaliceDiane Johnson
GreeterDennis Goodman
Coffee HourVolunteers
BursarsJonathan Vieker and Krista Baker

Amy’s Office Hours

Mondays 10 am-noon (Cancelled September 2 for the Holiday), 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.

Love is the way!

National Church NewsLove is the way!  Ever wonder why the banner in front of Trinity says that or why we chose it for the Episcopal Campus Ministry t-shirts? The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church says that if it is not about love, it is not about God—and love is the way of God. To learn more about Love is the Way, go to The Episcopal Church’s webpage, www.episcopalchurch.organd click on the tab Love Is The Way on the top of the page. You can find resources to help you get started or continue on this way of love, listen to podcasts of Presiding Bishop Curry speaking about the way of love, and watch videos of people living it out in their daily life.

Bishop Search Moves Forward

Diocesan News:The Diocese of Missouri is looking for a new Bishop. Currently, the Search Committee is busy with the initial screening and interviewing of potential candidates. In mid-September, members of the Search Committee and potential candidates will go on retreat together, and some time after September 26th, the slate of candidates will be announced. You can learn more about the process on the Diocesan webpage, www.diocesemo.org; click on the tab Bishop Search at the top. You will find a time line for the search, prayers for the Search Committee and other resources to help you understand the process.

ECM is Off to a Great Start

ECM had a great time at Truman’s Activities Fair. We talked to a variety of people, collected some contact information from interested students and handed out our colorful literature. It even provided an opportunity for interfaith and ecumenical cooperation as we lent our duct tape and scissors to several other groups that weren’t as prepared as we were. Next up on our agenda is our very first retreat on September 5 – 6 at the St. Joseph Retreat Center in Edina, MO. Please pray for us that we have a fruitful and fun retreat.

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 5.  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!