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November 27, 2013


Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
and In the Garden at 2:00 p.m.

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Serving this Sunday
December 1
, 2013

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rev. Brian Shaffer OEF

Robert Hill

Eucharistic Minister:

8 Mary Gahbauer

10:30 Tom Milbery

8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Kitty Morton Epler

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


Debbie Wiedwald


8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 John Redden
Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Andrea Govan

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Coffee Hour Host:

Sandy Cox

Nursery Volunteer:

10:30 Caroline VanDeusen

In the Garden Hosts:

Karen Peeler &

The Rev. deniray mueller


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Sunday's lectionary:
Advent 1

Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44


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elvesGreening of the Church—

THIS Saturday, November 30, 9 a.m. to Noon

Help decorate the church (inside and out) for the Advent season.  All hands are needed to assist in transforming our beautiful church into an even more celebratory  space for the upcoming holiday season.

Thanksgiving Eve Service—

This Wednesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m.
Please join us on the Eve of Thanksgiving as we join with friends in Christ from Old Trinity Lutheran and Trinity Episcopal for a service of Holy Communion.  This is a great opportunity for us to give thanks for God's goodness in sustaining all of creation and for the blessings of our bounty during this Song of the Saints & Kingdom-tide Season. The Rev. Brian K. Shaffer, Deacon from Trinity Episcopal with be Preaching and the Rev. Charles Peterson, Pastor from Old Trinity Lutheran will be Presiding.  The service will be held at Old Trinity Lutheran Church located at 405 S. South Third Street.

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.

St. Nicholas, patron saint of children,

will be coming for a visit to Trinity Church on December 8! In an old tradition, his elves will be leaving treats for all the parishioners that morning; please remember to bring an extra shoe to leave in the back of the church - or slippers to change into when you arrive - for the church school elves to fill during the service.

flowersAltar 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.

HWHMHoly Women Holy Men

Celebrating the Saints

This week we commemorate the following:


Dec. 1 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637
Dec. 1 Charles de Foucauld, Hermit and Martyr in the Sahara, 1916
Dec. 2 Channing Moore Williams, Missionary Bishop in China and Japan, 1910
Dec. 3 A Francis Xavier, Missionary to the Far East, 1552
Some dates are skipped or doubled in Holy Women Holy Men   


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Ted Clark,  Madeleine Trichel, Dale Deubler, Amelia Lewis, Jenny Treasure, Marjorie Dotson, Debbie McKinney, Norma Fluhrer, Madeline Wohl, Pauline Austin, Patricia Caldwell, Debbie Smith, Elijah Todd, Michael McKinley, Bob Park, Stanley Olson 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.
Birthdays:  Emily Pucker, Eric Van Deusen, Lindsay Herl, Karl Schmalz, Harriet Donaldson, John Redden, Andrew Neckers, Shannon Kay, Timothy Treasure, Janice Griffith
Anniversary:  Renate & Boyd Fackler,  Jane & George Wahl


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