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January 3, 2017

Sunday Worship Schedule
8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
In the Garden street ministry at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday morning parking code: 1013. Details at the end of this eChimes.
Please use the parking code only on Sunday morning


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Parish Calendar
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day-to-day schedule at Trinity Church.


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



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The Vestry & Wardens
of Trinity Church

Sr. Warden:
Joel Norris

Jr. Warden:
Rhoda Allen

Vestry Members:
Mary Gahbauer
Ruth Gless

Scott Hoshor-Johnson
Ken Leslie
Ernest Perry
John Redden

Alan Sheppard
Brad Sturm
David White

Bill Forbes


To reach any vestry member simply contact the Parish Office. Messages will be forwarded as desired.



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Procter Camp

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


Serving on Sunday, January 8

Presider & Preaching: The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Eucharistic Minister: 8:00—David White
10:30—Debbie Wiedwald & Jake Cunliffe
Lector: 8:00—Sasha Beyer
10:30—Len Finelli
Acolyte: 10:30—Mark Cheek
Director of Music/Liturgist: Kevin N. Wines
Altar Guild: 8:00—Rhoda Allen
10:30—Lynn Giljahn
Usher: 10:30—John Redden
In The Garden Lunches: Trinity Vestry


Please consider joining Trinity’s lay-leadership teams and fellow parishioners in making our financial pledges for Trinity, one another, and all of those touched by the generous spirit of Trinity Church.
Click here to pledge online.
As of January 3rd we have received 74 pledges for 2017, totaling $198,351, including 6 new pledging units (families).  This represents 76% of the $259,675 pledged for 2016.  There were a total of 102 pledges last year

Get involved with Horizon Prison Initiative

Information session January 22, 3-5pm


more details here.

The 199th Annual Parish Meeting

of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the undercroft following a combined liturgy beginning at 9:30 a.m..  All people active in the parish—and those new to our life together—are encouraged to attend. If possible, please bring a lunch dish to share.


Special events, gatherings and performances are scheduled throughout Trinity's bicentennial year.  A list of those with definite dates follows.  As events details are finalized more exciting gatherings will be announced.
January 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Not on My Watch: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858, costumed performers will share an original dramatic narrative that tells the story of John Price, a fugitive living in Oberlin, who was captured by federal marshals intending to return him to slavery. Price was freed as a result of the actions of local townspeople and students. His rescuers’ defiance of the law and subsequent imprisonment and trial brought the nation to the brink of war. The award-winning performance was created from accounts drawn from Nat Brandt’s book The Town that Started the Civil War.
Postponed, date TBD
—Trivia night at Lomonico’s Downtown on Gay Street with music by the Jacob Reed Trio. $15 per person to play [teams of four]; food and beverages purchased by attendees; prizes for winning team
March 11
A story of the Great Flood of 1913 presented by local historian and author Sandy Andromeda [need description—include impact on Columbus; walking tour along the Scioto River from the Audubon Center/Whittier Peninsula to the Scioto Mile; gather for refreshments following
April 2
—10:30 am, homecoming celebration/launch of bicentennial; invite past clergy and parishioners; reception following service
August 6—Local historian Leslie Blankenship’s talk 10,000 feet for Freedom (a story of Columbus’ suffragettes) with Trinity bells
August 13
—Mass in the Grass
September 10
—Brahms’ Requiem presented by the Trinity Choir joined by other professional choral musicians from the Columbus area, and members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
September 24
—Philander Chase Day; talk by Dr. Sean M. Decatur, President, Kenyon College

Trinity Church School Newsletter

available here.



itgThank to all of those who generously gave underwear and socks for our ITG Christmas backpacks.  We distributed a hundred of them Dec. 18, chock full of toiletries, clothing, and Christmas cookies! 
CURRENT NEEDS:  we are in good shape for toiletries right now except for toilet paper, so buy some extra for ITG if you think of it!  We also are in need of coffee so when you shop , if you  can, buy an extra pound of so for ITG! 
VOLUNTEERS!  And we need YOU!  Several people have had to leave the Core team of ITG lately, and we are desperately in need of committed people to keep this ministry alive and flourishing. If you want to know more about participating in ITG in the future, please contact Lori Dhiraprasiddhi or Father Burnett.

Winter is here!

There are more people living outside than ever before in Columbus and they are cold and hungry. Trinity once again is a warming station on weekdays for those who need shelter from the cold. Our visitors need men’s hats, men’s gloves and new athletic socks. They also need self-opening snack items. If you have men’s winter coats and jackets not in use, please bring them to church as well. Most of our visitors do not have warm clothing. Your continuing generosity is a blessing to many.
Thank you so much!
Diane Donato

Altar Decoration Memorials

If you would like to place a flower memorial or thanksgiving in the Sunday bulletin, 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.

We remember in prayer...

We remember all who work for peace around the world: for Capt. Kristian Tonnessen,  Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Jordan Sellman, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Captain Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
St. Elias Greek Orthodox Church, Hine, Syria
Praying for peace around the world, we continue to ask God for a deeper compassion and greater courage to offer help to refugees and migrants and all in need.
We renew our commitments to serve the neediest and most easily forgotten 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.
We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Eleanor Johnson, Elizabeth Lilly, Shelley Miller, Tom & John, Mary Beittel, Sean Lalik, Jeff McNealey, Walter Friedmann, Sonia Cardenas, Kay Sturm, John Sanders,  Leah Lake, Pauline Austin, Jonie Johnson, Dick Oman, Sharon Whaley, David and Tyra and all in prison, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
As we celebrate Trinity’s 200th anniversary, we give thanks for those who worshipped at Trinity in the 1840s, including Phineas Wilcox and James and Maria Bates.
Birthdays:  Steven Fate, Campbell Sapp, Debbie Wiedwald, Blair Mignery, Gale Hallowell


Altar Guild - Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - John Redden, 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, Rachel Friend, chair—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Communications - Ruth Gless, VL
Community Ministries - David White, VL—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.  Works closely with the In the Garden leadership team.
Endowment - Rhoda Allen, VL, Jerry Sellman, chair
Finance Committee - Joel Norris, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Future Trinity - Ernest Perry, VL, Bill Bronson, Chair—A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s).
Leadership Development - Joel Norris, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Parish Life
- Scott Hoshor-Johnson, VL,—Plans social activities for the parish throughout the year.
St. Margaret’s Pastoral Care Circle—Mary Gahbauer, VL, Andrea Govan, convener - Offers support for fellow congregation members in time of need.
Personnel - Ken Leslie, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Stewardship - Brad Sturm, VL, John Redden, chair—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Rhoda Allen, 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.

Sunday Morning Parking

Free parking is available only on Sunday mornings in the LAZ surface parking lot next to the YWCA. The lot is accessible from Lazelle Alley, Capital Street, and 4th Street.

Trinity worshippers will need to enter a code into the payment kiosk and receive a parking slip which is to be placed on your dashboard.
To receive a slip from the kiosk:
Touch any button then select Trinity Episcopal, then enter the code 1013.
On-street parking remains free on Sundays at meters. Be aware that weekday and Saturday meters are enforced until 10:00 p.m.

Please only use the parking code on Sunday morning - at other times, it will cause problems for the parking kiosk machine affecting other parkers.
Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716
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