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January 28, 2014


Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
and In the Garden at 2:00 p.m.

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Serving this Sunday
February 2, 2014



The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


Robert Hill


The Rev. Brian K. Shaffer OEF

Eucharistic Ministers:

8 Mary Gahbauer

10:30 Alan Sheppard

8 David White

10:30 Amy Kohler

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Jean Cotting


8 David White

10:30 Steve Maher
Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Andrea Govan

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteer:

10:30 Caroline VanDeusen

In the Garden Hosts:

ITG Leadership Team


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Sunday's lectionary:
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 84:1-6
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40


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If you have family events to share with us at Trinity please email pictures to Kevin Wines.


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Procter Summer Camp info now available. Click the image below.

Procter Camp

weddingAdult formation focuses on
"A Theology of Marriage in The Episcopal Church"
Extended to Sunday, February 2 at 9:15 a.m.

Gather with the Rector and others for a discussion of our evolving understanding of marriage.  We will look at “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant: Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Sex Relationships” (authorized for provisional use by General Convention, 2012) and engage in conversations on the relationship of Christian marriage to our baptismal covenant.  

LectorsLectors Needed for March and Beyond...

If you would like to read the first Scripture lesson during the 10:30 liturgy, please contact Karen Sellman - Let her know which Sundays you are available during March, April and May. First timers are always welcome - this is a great way to get more deeply involved in our worship service. Lessons are emailed out in advance so you'll have time to prepare. ALL AGES WELCOME!!

coffee hourCoffee Hour Hosts are Needed

Please visit the online doodle poll to select the Sunday(s) you would like to host coffee hour following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy this fall. Some vestry members signed up for the next few weeks, but all the Sundays in December are still available.

Altar Decoration Memorials

If you would like to place a flower memorial or thanksgiving in the Sunday bulletin, either use the online form here or contact Diane Donato in the Parish Office via email or at 221-5351.  A donation of $50 is suggested, but any reasonable amount will be accepted.  Only a few dates are spoken for currently. An album of altar decoration has begun online. Click this photo to see more.


Disposable Diapers are always in need

Please don't forget our neighbors on the street. Candles, diapers, and new dry socks are essential for this time of year. We have many weekday requests for snacks and canned self-opening food items as well. Remember to save hotel toiletries from your travels. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Adult Formation beginning Sunday, February 9 at 9:15 a.m.:

Blessed Strangers: Gaining Appreciation for Different Faiths

The conversations over four Sundays (Feb. 9, 16, 23 & March 2) will help us know how to share our Christian faith stories with our multi-faith neighbors, co-workers and friends. Seeing God's image in our neighbor is at the heart of our baptismal life as disciples of Jesus Christ, and this exploration into interreligious engagements will make us more aware of and more equipped to meet "beloved strangers" on our faith journeys. So, why not try this during late-Epiphany: Learn to hear the faith story of others, learn to tell your faith story, learn to treasure multi-faith encounters all more fully as we move "toward our mutual flourishing" together.

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Karen Peeler and Jean Cotting would like to invite parishioners to join them in a Lenten study of Richard Rohr's book, FALLING UPWARD: A SPIRITUALITY FOR THE TWO HALVES OF LIFE, beginning the first week of Lent, March 5 (Ash Wednesday) and continuing till Easter, April 20.
RohrFr. Rohr is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Compassion in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He is the author of numerous books and an internationally known speaker and journalist. In FALLING UPWARD  (which comes with workbook) Fr. Rohr offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our on-going spiritual growth.  Drawing on the wisdom from time-honored sacred and secular texts, the author explores the two halves of life, and takes us on a journey to understand how the disappointments, heartbreaks, and losses of life actually are stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us.
This will be a lay-led study and discussion. We will meet on Sunday evening March 2 at 7:00 pm in the church library to organize further sessions; books and workshops will be ordered for those wishing to participate. 
If you have questions or interest in being a part of this study group, please contact Karen Peeler (614-668-6271; or Jean Cotting (614-561-1488;
The cover image here is a link to the Amazon page for this book.


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We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –George Malin, The Rev. Roger Ferlo, Jan Heston, Richard Hillis,  The Rev. Elizabeth Lilly, Ted Clark, Jenny Treasure, Marjorie Dotson, Hal Duryee, Michael McKinley, Bob Park  and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Cynthia Epler, Jordan Sellman, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in Syria, Egypt, South Sudan and Afghanistan.
We renew our commitments to serve the poorest in our midst and remember all who are homeless and hungry in our city today.  We give thanks for the generous hospitality offered this afternoon at In The Garden, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s abundant grace in our fellowship.
Birthdays:  Jeff McNealey, Sloan Coffin
We give thanks for the Baptism today of Millicent Jane Gallatin


(2013 Vestry Liaisons listed)

Altar Guild - Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - Nick Tepe Vestry Liaison (VL), Alan Sheppard, chair—Oversees the maintenance of the Church facilities, and considers improvements to our interior and exterior space.
Christian Formation - Joel Norris, VL—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Communications - Nick Tepe, VL
Community Ministries - Karen Peeler, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.  Works closely with the In the Garden leadership team.
Endowment - Bill Mains, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair
Finance Committee - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Future Trinity - Mark Lewis & Bill Case, VL, Bill Bronson, Chair - A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s).
Leadership Development - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Parish Life - Sharon Whaley, VL, Julie Newhall, chair—Plans social activities for the parish throughout the year.
St. Margaret’s Pastoral Care Circle - Andrea Govan, VL, Mary Gahbauer, convener - Offers support for fellow congregation members in time of need.
Personnel - Don Galbraith, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Stewardship - Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Bill Mains, VL, Kevin N. Wines, chair—Participates in structuring worship services and plans special music, concerts, and evening services.
For more information or to join any of these Ministry Teams, please speak to the team coordinators, the Rector, or call the Parish Office 221-5351.

Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716