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January 8, 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
January 12, 2014


Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rev. Brian Shaffer OEF

Robert Hill

Eucharistic Ministers:

8 Rich Giroux

10:30 Bill Bronson

8 Larry Burton

10:30 Jean Cotting

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Debbie Wiedwald


8 Ken Leslie

10:30 Phyllis Duryee
Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Lynn Giljahn

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Coffee Hour Host:

Peggy Malone

Nursery Volunteer:

10:30 Joel Norris

In the Garden Hosts:

Jean Cotting & Andrea Govan


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Sunday's lectionary:
Epiphany 1

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17




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

Procter Camp

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2014 Annual Meeting

weddingAdult formation focuses on
"A Theology of Marriage in The Episcopal Church"

Gather for discussion of marriage Sundays, January 12 and 19 at 9:15am in the Parish Library.

MLK 2014
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Saik Invite

Spirited Giving Continues for 2014

If you have not made your financial commitment for the new year, please do so today using the online form here.
As of January 6th, there have been 83 pledges made for 2014 totaling $213,610.  Of these, 14 are new pledging units—families or individuals.  In 2013, Trinity received 94 pledges totaling $225,426.  The current total is 95% of the amount pledged in 2013.

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.

Trinity Members Head to Ermita, Zacatecas, Mexico
and Request Your Assistance

Madeleine Trichel, Dale Deubler, Alan Sheppard, Dick Korn (Madeleine's husband) and Bill Merrill will be going to Mexico on January 22 to continue the work, needs assessment and relationship-building that was initiated last year.
MexicoAt the request of the local residents, the group will utilize their skills to improve the electrical capabilities of a kindergarten school, help establish a bee-keeping project and provide rehabilitation service and education to an underserved population in this rural area of Mexico. Each member of the group is funding his/her own trip.
They will be taking equipment and supplies with them. While they can pack efficiently, they will incur additional fees for baggage. We are requesting donations from Trinity members to help defer the baggage fees, and are very appreciative of the donations that have already been given. If you are able to help with this outreach project, please submit checks made out to "Trinity Church" with a notation, "Mexico." We promise reports upon return. Thank you.

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.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - 18th to 25th January 2014

The Anglican Centre in Rome marks the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January - the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Each year Christians in a different part of the world are invited to produce material: in 2014 the Churches of French Canada have chosen for us a key biblical text of the ecumenical movement and have invited us to think about what our divisions say to the world and to each other about the Christian faith.  Their chosen text is HAS CHRIST BEEN DIVIDED?  (1 Corinthians 1.3) more


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Ted Clark,  Madeleine Trichel,  Amelia Lewis, Jenny Treasure, Marjorie Dotson, Debbie McKinney, Norma Fluhrer, Madeline Wohl, Pauline Austin, Patricia Caldwell, Debbie Smith, Elijah Todd, 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, Israel and the Palestinian communities, 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 the In The Garden, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s abundant grace in our fellowship.


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