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November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Liturgy—10:00 a.m. @ Trinity Lutheran

This year Trinity Episcopal Church will again join with our friends from Trinity Lutheran Church and St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church (UCC) Church to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  The service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 South 3rd Street, on Thursday , November 22 at 10 a.m.  All members of Trinity Episcopal Church are welcome to attend.  The Rev. Charles Peterson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran will be presiding.

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Serving this Sunday
November 25, 2012

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Eucharistic Ministers:
8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Bill Bronson

8 Bill Case

10:30 Patricia Rugola

10:30 Sierra Sribanditmongkol

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines

8 Don & Judy McKissick

10:30 Chiseko Hamisi
Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Chuck Gebhardt

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteer:

Megan Frank

Coffee Hour Host:

Scott & Susan McKinley

In the Garden Hosts:

Chiseko Hamisi &

Lori Dhiraprasiddhi


Sunday's Service bulletin
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Sunday's lectionary:
Last Pentecost Sunday (proper 29)
2 Samuel 23:1-7
Psalm 132:1-19
Revelation 1:4b-8
Mark 10:46-52


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

Procter Camp

A grace for Thanksgiving dinner:


by Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

Keep our Rector in your prayers this week...

Dick shattered his right kneecap in a trip and fall on a cement top step and pavement last Thursday afternoon. Presently, he and Katharine are in Washington, D.C. where he will baptize their second little grandson, Charlie Schumann, on Thanksgiving Day at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Herndon, VA. Dick will be with us at Trinity this Sunday.

Adult Formation Continues This Sunday at 9:15 a.m...

This Sunday, November 25, Jan Saik will review her trip to Iona and talk about the various ways that people from that community have worship services and attend to God's presence in their lives.



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.



Greening of the Church

Decorate Trinity Church for Advent

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


email Kent Phillips for details

BibleChallengeTrinity Church accepts —
Fellow Episcopalians around the US are engaged in a variety of programs, projects and patterns inviting people into regular bible study through the year.  Friends who offered this “challenge” at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania say, “Our ultimate goal is to help individuals develop a life-long daily discipline of reading Scripture in order to transfer lives…”
For us at Trinity Church, the Sundays of Advent and Christmas (all December 2012!) will be a time set aside to take up “The Bible Challenge” in an intentional way.
Here’s the plan—
¨ Commit to coming to Adult Formation at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30—as you can.
¨ Bring a Bible that is significant/familiar/useful/handy for you to use during Adult Formation
¨ Spend somewhere between 20 minutes and a half hour in stillness and meditation with your chosen Bible each week before coming to Adult Formation
¨ Be open to transformation in your life this Advent.
We look forward to taking up this “challenge” with you!

Speaking of Bible reading...

Lectors are needed for the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy

Please contact Karen sellman with your availability - beginning Dec. 23 and continuing into the new year. (614) 237-9539

Honor the Prices, save lives

PricesOn November 2, 2012, clergy and laity gathered at Procter Center to wish blessings on Bishop Ken and Mariann Price as they began their retirement. That same night, the Diocese of Southern Ohio announced its gift to honor the Prices' service: a gift to Episcopal Relief & Development's NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund. The goal is to raise at least $18,000 - one thousand for each year the Prices have been with us - which will be matched by the Procter Fund.
Diocesan Convention also focused on the Prices' service among the people of Southern Ohio, and the collection at the Eucharist on Saturday morning went to supporting NetsforLife®. The total raised was $ 1870.80, 10% toward our total goal of honoring the Prices by spreading their love and service to our brothers and sisters around the world.
Out of our relative abundance, then, we are called to respond to God's love by serving others. Bishop Ken and Mariann have made an example of their lives through eighteen years of service to this Diocese, and we have a precious opportunity to share in their love and to honor them and all they have done.Each net distibuted by NetsforLife®saves up to three lives, and each net, along with education on how to use it, costs just $12. A gift of $25 today will provide two families with hope and save up to six children; if you take part in this incredible project today, your gift will be doubled by the Procter Fund. Your gift of $25 will become $50 and protect twelve lives. And if you offer your gift before December 31, 2012, Episcopal Relief & Development will double it again - and your $25, which became $50, will become $100. For the price of lunch this afternoon, you will be saving up to twenty-five lives. At that rate, one congregation can save a village!
For more information or to download the bulletin insert, visit:


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

A Forum on Public Art in Columbus
Gathering at Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Dick Burnett, Patricia Caldwell,  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. We pray for peace in Gaza.
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:  Burton Koss, Janice Heston, Riley Dickson, Jane McGrew, Addie Gurgiolo, Emily Pucker, Eric Van Deusen
Anniversary: Scott & Susan McKinley, Boyd & Renate Fackler
We continue to pray for those in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut 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