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November 13, 2012



2013 Annual Giving Campaign


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Click here to read the Rector's letter to the Parish.


Click here to read the letter from Annual Giving Chair Darren Meyer.


The online Annual Gift pledge form is now available.


Listen to Darren Meyer's Annual Giving address here.

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Serving this Sunday
November 18, 2012

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Lilly
Eucharistic Ministers:
8 David White

10:30 Debbie Wiedwald

8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Emily Pucker

10:30 Bill Bronson

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines

8 Jack Lake

10:30 Bob Griffith
Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Emily Pucker

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteer:

Kate Meyer

Coffee Hour Host:

Parish Life Ministry Team

In the Garden Hosts:

Harriet & Scott Donaldson


Sunday's Service bulletin
can be read online at
or it can be downloaded.
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Sunday's lectionary:
25 Pentecost Sunday (proper 28)
1 Samuel 1:4-20
Canticle: 1 Samuel 2:1-10
Hebrews 10:11-25
Mark 13:1-8


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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

Greening of the Church

Decorate Trinity Church for Advent

Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.


email Kent Phillips for details

BREADBREAD Annual   Assembly…

Monday, November 12, Trinity’s BREAD Team and more than 500 members of BREAD congregations in Columbus met to choose the critical social issue in our city and local communities that will be addressed by BREAD in 2013.
The issue chosen was Discrimination Against Immigrants:
- Racial profiling of Hispanics by police
- Undocumented workers paid below minimum wage in "sweatshops"
- High school or college grads can't find entry level jobs
- High student loan debt for college grads and no work
- Lack of support for ESL students in Dublin School system
- Lack of translation services in health care system
- Columbus Police do not accept valid Mexican Driver's License

Share the Harvest - This Sunday—November 18
Each autumn, we have the opportunity to share God's gift of the harvest, as we enjoy apples, pumpkins, and fall colors. Join the Parish Life team in providing Coffee Hour after the 10:30 service by sharing your favorite autumn treat. Please provide enough to share the bounty with our friends at In the Garden.

The 138th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio

138was held on Nov. 9 and 10. Click here for complete details and to read the Bishop's sermon and address. The adopted Ministry Priorities are outlined here.
A call has gone out for the Episcopal Church to support NetsforLife a grassroots effort to educate, engage, and unite Episcopalians to support the MDGs through the fight against malaria. Click here for complete details. Further details of how we can help will be coming in church and in the eChimes during Advent.


Episcopal Relief & Development Reaches Out to Partners in Hurricane's Path.

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coffee hour



Coffee Hour hosts are needed for the remainder of the 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.

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,

finding time
Symposium on the Future of Public Art in Columbus
When: Nov 16 – 17, 2012
Where: Columbus Museum of Art


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Debbie Smith, Seldon Dotson, Elijah Todd, Phyllis Gill, Michael McKinley, Zane Burchfield, Bascil Wines, Sr. Priscilla, Bill Warren, John Johnson, Emma Parey, Bob Park, Joanne Giroux, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for 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 and Afghanistan.
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States (or of this community) in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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:  Arthur Trittmann, Andrew Sapp, Gayle Nash,  Cynthia Callaghan, Laurie Coffin, Kay Sturm, Judy McKissick, Betty Edmonston
Today’s Altar Decorations are given to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for Cynthia Morton Epler’s safe return from Kabul, Afghanistan.
We continue to pray for those in New York and New Jersey who are struggling and suffering the consequences of hurricane Sandy.


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 - Bunny Johnson, 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