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December 17, 2014


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and In the Garden at 2:00 p.m.

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Serving this Sunday
December 21, 2014

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett

Eucharistic Minister:

8 Mary Gahbauer

10:30 Debbie Wiedwald


8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Sarah-Grace Heller

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Jean Cotting

Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Emily Pucker

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips


8 Larry Burton

10:30 Brad Sturm

Nursery Supervisor:

Teresa Lonas

In the Garden meal by:

Jodi Overfield &

Pickerington Teachers


Sunday's Service bulletin
can be read online at
or it can be downloaded.
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Sunday's lectionary:
4 Advent

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Canticle 3 - Magnificat

Romans 16:25-27

Luke 1:26-38





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The Vestry & Wardens
of Trinity Church

Sr. Warden:
Patricia Rugola

Jr. Warden:
Joel Norris

Vestry Members:
Bill Case
Mary Gahbauer
Don Galbraith
Andrea Govan
Mark Lewis
Karen Peeler
John Redden
Sharon Whaley
David White

Bill Forbes


To reach any vestry member simply contact the Parish Office. Messages will be forwarded as desired.



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L&C 2014
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Holiday Schedule for
Trinity Episcopal Church

on Capitol Square

A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 21—4:30 p.m.

Gather for this annual celebration on the fourth Sunday of Advent

Interfaith Memorial Service
Monday, December 22—7:00 p.m.

Remember the lives of homeless & formerly homeless individuals who died in 2014

Christmas Eve Services
Wednesday, December 24

5:30 p.m. Family Service of Holy Eucharist with the Christmas Pageant
10:30 p.m. Choral Prelude of Appalachian music for Christmas
11:00 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist with choir

Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with carols

1st Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 28

10:00 a.m. One combined service of Holy Eucharist with a carol sing
In the Garden fellowship at 2:00 p.m.


Christmas Pageant 2014

this weekIt’s time for the Trinity Episcopal Church 2014 Christmas Pageant!!!
When – Wednesday, December 24th, 5:30 pm Family Service
Roles available for children of all ages!!!
Practice schedule:
Saturday, 12/20 – rehearsal and costume pick up, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, 12/21 – dress rehearsal after the 10:30 am service, approx. 2 hours
Please contact John Redden at 614.322.0586 or if you have a child who would like to participate, or if you are just young at heart and would like to be involved. 

Serving for the Christmas Services:

Lessons & Carols – Sunday, Dec 21, 4:30 p.m.
Intercessor – The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Acolytes – Lexi Sribanditmongkol & Paula Redden
Crucifer – Bill Bronson
Usher – John Redden
Reception – Peggy Malone
Rachel Walch, Andrea Govan, Mary Gahbauer, The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister
Rachel Friend, Amy Kohler, The Rev. Douglas Argue, Patricia Rugola
The Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price, Jr.

Christmas Eve – 5:30 p.m.

Presiding & Preaching – The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Assisting – The Rev. Douglas Argue & Robert Hill
Eucharistic Minister – Susan McKinley
Lector – Jennifer Norris
Acolytes – Jean Cotting
Altar Guild – Andrea Govan & Carrie Stowers
Ushers - Alan Sheppard, Don & Judy McKissick, Larry Burton

Christmas Eve – 11:00 p.m.

Presiding & Preaching – The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Assisting – The Rev. Douglas Argue & Robert Hill
Eucharistic Minister – Mary Gahbauer
Lector – Patricia Rugola
Acolyte – Lexi & Sierra Sribanditmongkol, Paula Redden
Altar Guild – Rhoda Allen & Bunny Johnson
Ushers – Patricia Rugola, Steve Maher (prelude starts at 10:30pm)
Greeter – Kathi Ellis Scott

Christmas Day – 10:00 a.m.

Presiding & Preaching – The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Assisting –Robert Hill
Eucharistic Minister – Katharine Burnett
Lector – Kent A. Phillips
Altar Guild – Rhoda Allen
Usher – Steve Maher

GiftBagTrinity’s Giving Tree 2014!

This Christmas season Trinity Church seeks to find small and meaningful ways to give to others, far and near, through a multi-pronged program, Trinity’s Giving Tree 2014.
Hanging on the tree in the west end are tags symbolizing a financial gift you can make to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Gifts for Life program. Take a tag and include it with your gift of a check made out to Episcopal Relief & Development/Gifts for Life, and place it in the offering plate. Also hanging on the tree are tiny Christmas stockings made of mosquito netting which you can purchase for $12.00 each.  This single gift will provide one mosquito net for persons living in Africa, saving them from malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases (deemed to be the single most significant small thing one can do to defeat illness and disease in foreign nations!). 
Finally, beneath the tree is a collection box for our friends at In The Garden. A comprehensive list of needed items may be found in The eChimes - click the image to the left for a clearer view.

Call for Vestry Nominations:

The Vestry Nominating Committee is seeking people interested in standing for election to the Vestry at the Annual Meeting in January. Trinity Vestries are warm, collegial and dedicated; serving with the group is a privilege. If you would like to serve Trinity in this way, or if you know of someone you’d like to nominate, please speak to Nominating Committee Chair Don Galbraith, Senior Warden Pat Rugola, or the rector.

Upcoming Explorers "Field Trips"

December 21 - Immediately following Lessons & Carols.  Join us in the undercroft for a light supper and a discussion about the problems of poverty and homelessness both in our local community and our nation.
January 17 - We will carpool to the suburbs of Cincinnati to visit the Community of the Transfiguration for a day of reflection, prayer, and fellowship.
All are welcome at both events. For more information please see Jean Cotting, Robert Hill, or the Rector.

Holiday Hours at Trinity 

The Parish Office will be closed December 24 to January 5.
The Church will be closed weekdays December 26 through January 2.
AA/Alanon meetings will not be held on December 25, 26 or January 1.

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.
For those who are hosting Coffee Hours, you should know that a number of items you might needs are available in the unlocked "Coffee Closet” in the Undercroft. If you know of any supplies you would like to have available in the coffee closet to make hosting easier, please tell Karen Peeler and she will see that they are provided. Thanks for Hosting!

flowersAltar Decoration Memorials

If you would like to place a flower memorial or thanksgiving in the Sunday bulletin, 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.


We pray for all Christians and persons of other faiths throughout the world who are persecuted on account of their faith, especially those at Mother of Continuous Help Chaldean Catholic Church, Hay an Nedhal, Baghdad.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, and especially this day we pray for our nation and other international partners discerning war and peace and wisdom in this time of terror and violence. Remembering friends and family members related to this community, we pray for Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
We continue to remember all suffering with the Ebola Virus in Liberia, the greater West African region and elsewhere, and those caring for them.
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 In The Garden, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s abundant grace in our fellowship.
We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Jan Heston, Frances Bennekamper, Kevin Kay, Gayle Nash, Lori Clark, Jayla Kennedy, Josh McKinney, B. J. Artrup, Steve Pogson, Sharon Whaley, Jon Nusbaum, Marjorie Dotson, Hal Duryee,  Bob Park and others whom we name silently or aloud.
Birthday:  Samson Garrett
Anniversaries:  Rhoda & Spencer Allen


Altar Guild - Andrea Govan, Vestry Liaison (VL), Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - John Redden, 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, Rachel Friend, chair—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Communications - Mark Lewis, VL
Community Ministries - David White, VL, Karen Peeler, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.  Works closely with the In the Garden leadership team.
Endowment - Joel Norris, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair
Finance Committee - Patricia Rugola, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Future Trinity - Joel Norris, VL, Bill Mains & Bill Bronson, Chair—A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s).
Leadership Development - Patricia Rugola, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Parish Life - Sharon Whaley, VL, Paula Redden, 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 - Karen Peeler, VL, John Redden, chair—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Karen Peeler, 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