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January 9, 2013

The 195th Annual Parish Meeting

of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. in the church following a combined liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m..  All people active in the parish—and those new to our life together—are encouraged to attend. Please bring a finger-food lunch dish to share.

One Combined Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. - January 27
Annual Meeting 2013

Committee chairs please submit your annual reports NOW! You can view last year's booklet here.

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Serving this Sunday
January 13, 2013

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett

Bob Saik
Eucharistic Ministers:
8 Rich Giroux

10:30 Debbie Wiedwald

8 David White

10:30 Sarah-Grace Heller

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


Nick Tepe

8 Ken Leslie

10:30 Brad Sturm
Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Lynn Giljahn

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteer:

Jori McDevitt

In the Garden Hosts:

Bill Bronson & Debbie Wiedwald


Sunday's Service bulletin
can be read online at
or it can be downloaded.
Click here.


Sunday's lectionary:
Epiphany 1
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22


Annual Giving Pledge form is available online.

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Parish Calendar
Click this image for the
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

The State of Ohio's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration event at Trinity Church will take place on Thursday, January 17 at Noon. All are invited to attend. The Rector mistakenly announced this as being on January 10.

Annual Giving Update

As of January 8, we have received 75 pledges for 2013—including 8 new pledgers.  This is 78% of the total number of pledges (96) received for 2012.  We certainly expect more pledges to arrive in the next weeks and encourage anyone who has not made their pledge to do so as soon as possible.  The current total received is $187,476.  Last year’s total was $232,013.   There was an error in last week's reporting of the total amount pledged thus far. The amount reported here is accurate.


coffee hour

Coffee Hour hosts are needed
for the new year!
Please sign up online here.



Please don't forget our neighbors on the street. 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 this summer. All donations are greatly appreciated.

A Year to Collect Valuables

It’s never too early to make donations for next spring’s German Village Valuables sale.  Items can be dropped off at the Church or contact Kent Phillips or Bill Bronson for pickup details.

Partners In Ministry In Liberia, P.I.M.I.L.,is an organization founded by Mother Abby Flemister to help with the education of young Liberians after Liberia's thirteen year civil which resulted in much poverty. Your donation/sponsorship of a student, all grades including college, can be an agent for positive change. As a retired nurse I was interested in supporting the education of a student nurse; and was excited when she graduated in 2012 and obtained a job in pediatrics. You can help by contacting P.I.M.I.L. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 233 S. State Street, Westerville, OH 43081; 614- 882-2706; For those who already sponsor a student the second semester is starting soon in February, 2013, and thank you.

flowersAltar Decoration Memorials

If you would like to place a flower memorial or thanksgiving in the Sunday bulletin, you can now sign up online 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.

Blankets and Winter Coats needed for CRIS

CRIS (Community Refugee and Immigration Services) is an independent non-profit agency serving refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio. Among local community-based organizations, CRIS is the largest agency providing services to immigrants in Central Ohio – and is the agency providing the most extensive services to immigrant populations in our area. Those services include immigration legal services and interpretation and translation.
Contact the Parish Office: 221-5351,


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time – Bill Form, Cynthia Callaghan, Elizabeth Lilly, Robyn & Eric Portzline, John Austen, Sr., Patricia Caldwell,  Debbie Smith, Elijah Todd, Phyllis Gill, Michael McKinley, Zane Burchfield, Priscilla, Bill Warren, Emma Parey, Bob Park, Joanne Giroux, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Seaman Recruit Kristy Olmstead, Captain Andrew Saik, Capt. Brian Smith, Marcus Hill, Jordan Sellman, Ted Abad, Private Dan Williamson, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Specialist Michael A. Martin, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Israel, Gaza, and Afghanistan. We pray for peace in Congo.
And we still our hearts and turn our prayers today to the poorest and the most easily forgotten in our midst . . . praying especially for all who will visit Trinity this afternoon and worship at In The Garden, and the many in need of food and lodging.  We ask for vision to see the needs of our neighbors, hear the cries of the poor, and respond with courage and with love.
Birthdays:  Gale Hallowell, Finn Larmi, Sierra Farnham


Parish Life - Jori McDevitt, Vestry Liaison (VL), Julie Newhall, chair—Plans social activities for the parish throughout the year.
Stewardship - Darren Meyer, VL—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Buildings & Grounds - Nick Tepe VL, Alan Sheppard, chair—Oversees the maintenance of the Church facilities, organizes periodic "spruce-up days" and considers improvements to our interior and exterior space..
Worship, Music & Arts - Bill Mains, VL, Kevin N. Wines, chair—Participates in structuring worship services and plans special music, concerts, and evening services.
Christian Formation - Joel Norris, VL—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Community Ministries - Sharon Whaley, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.
Altar Ministry - Rhoda Allen, chair —Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Pastoral Care - Judy McKissick, VL, Mary Gahbauer, convener - Offers support for fellow congregation members in time of need.
Future Trinity - Mark Lewis VL, Bill Mains, chair - A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s)
Personnel - Don Galbraith, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Leadership Development - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Communications - Nick Tepe, VL, Mark Lewis, chair
Finance Committee - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Endowment - Bill Mains, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair

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