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December 16, 2015

Sunday Worship Schedule
8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
In the Garden street ministry at 1:30 p.m.

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Serving this Sunday
December 20, 2015


The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rev. Scott A. Steiner


10:30 The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Lilly, OHN

Eucharistic Ministers:

8 Catherine Cheek

10:30 Scott Hoshor-Johnson


8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Sydney Federer

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Alan Sheppard &

Lexi Sribanditmongkol

Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Emily Pucker

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips


8 Judy & Don McKissick

10:30 Brad Sturm

Coffee Hour Hosts:

10:30 John & Kathy Sheridan
In the Garden Lunch:

Pickerington Teachers' Group


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


Sunday's lectionary:
Advent 4

Micah 5:2-5a

Canticle 3 - The Song of Mary

Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-55


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for 2016, click this image:
2016 Pledge



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Parish Calendar
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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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The Vestry & Wardens
of Trinity Church

Sr. Warden:
Patricia Rugola

Jr. Warden:
Joel Norris

Vestry Members:
Mary Gahbauer
Andrea Govan

Scott Hoshor-Johnson
Ken Leslie
Karen Peeler
John Redden
Brad Sturm
Amy Walch
David White

Bill Forbes


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



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Procter Camp

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


Christmas Flower Memorial Names are being collected.
Deadline - Monday, December 21

Be sure to check spellings and bring your memorial names with you to church on Sunday.
You can also email Diane Donato with names and amount of your contribution - Include the amount of your donation and list names "In memory of..." or "In thanksgiving for..." Checks can be brought to church or mailed to Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 East Broad Street, Columbus 43215 - memo: Christmas Flower Memorial.

Giving tree


We are buying 100 new warm blankets for our ITG friends this Christmas, at a very reasonable cost: $5.50 each!    As the "local" part of our giving this Christmas, we will place tags for 2 blankets  ($11.00) or 1 blanket ($5.50) on the tree.  Please take a tag and remit the amount you choose either to Trinity or directly to Karen Peeler or Paula Redden.  We will see that the amount is added to your donation record to Trinity!  More than that, we will help our friends on the street or in minimal housing stay a bit warmer during the cold days this winter!  Our Sunday School children will be making cards for them, and each blanket will be presented on Dec. 20 with a big red bow!  Thank you for remembering ITG in your giving and support of the Trinity Giving Tree!

Trinity Church Celebrates


A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 20—4:30 p.m.

Gather for this annual celebration on the fourth Sunday of Advent


Interfaith Memorial Service

Tuesday, December 22—7:00 p.m.

Remember the lives of homeless & formerly homeless individuals who died in 2015


Christmas Eve Services
Thursday, December 24

5:30 p.m. Family Service of Holy Eucharist with the Christmas Pageant

10:30 p.m. Choral Prelude

11:00 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist with choir


Christmas Day
Friday, December 25

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with carols


1st Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 27

10:00 a.m. One combined service of Holy Eucharist with a carol sing

In the Garden fellowship at 1:30 p.m.


Serving this Season

if you have a conflict please contact your coordinator immediately


Christmas Eve 5:30 p.m.
Presiding & Preaching - The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Eucharistic Minister - Alan Sheppard
Lector - Andrea Govan
Acolyte - Paula Redden
Usher - Larry Burton
Altar Guild - Andrea Govan

Christmas Eve 10:30 p.m.
Presiding & Preaching - The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Assisting - The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister
Eucharistic Ministers -Jeff McNealey & Catherine Cheek
Lector - Sydney Federer
Acolyte - Mark Cheek
Usher - Patricia Rugola & Steve Maher
Altar Guild - Rhoda Allen

Christmas Day 10:00 a.m.
Presider & Preacher - The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Eucharistic Minister - Catherine Cheek
Lector - Kent A. Phillips
Crucifer - Mark Cheek
Altar Guild: Rhoda Allen
Usher - Steve Maher

First Sunday after Christmas – December 27, 10:00 a.m.

Presider - The Rev Dr Elizabeth Lilly OHN
Eucharistic Ministers - Jeff McNealey & Catherine Cheek
Lectors - Brad Sturm
Altar Guild - Bunny Johnson & Lynn Giljahn
Usher - Larry Burton & Jerry Sellman
In the Garden Lunch by - Faith Fellowship Church, Johnstown

It’s time for the Trinity Episcopal Church

2015 Christmas Pageant!!!

When – Thursday, December 24th, 5:30 pm Family Service
It's never too late to join in!!
Saturday, 12/19 – rehearsal and costume pick up, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday, 12/20 – dress rehearsal after the 10:30 am service, approx. 2 hours
Please contact John Redden at 614.402.8328 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.


Trinity Church School Newsletter
Updated this week

available here.




Loose change collection

Loose change update: We were able to collect $96.50 on 12.6.15 to bring our total that we are sending to the Ebola orphans to $178.00!
Thank you all for your contributions!
Next collection is January 3, 2016
- Rachel Friend, Director of Christian Formation

10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour Hosts are needed for remainder of year...


coffeePlease 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!


As we look towards a new calendar year in In The Garden, we are hoping to broaden this singular ministry at Trinity by involving more of the congregation in getting to know the ITG community as Hosts.  We are seeking pairs of Trinity members who will agree to host one Sunday every three or four months.  This does not involved  cooking, but rather representing Trinity to those attending and to those providing the lunch.  A thorough protocol will be given you on paper, and a short orientation session will be planned in early January for those who agree to host.  Consider joining in the joy of being an integral part of In The Garden as a host!!  Contact Karen Peeler ( or Paula redden ( for more information or to sign !!

Setting up your 2016 calendar?

Include Trinity's opportunities to serve at
St. John's Franklinton - His Place dinners

St. John's

March 2, June 29, September 7, October 26

Sunday Morning Parking

A positive new arrangement has been made with the LAZ surface parking lot next to the YWCA for our use on Sunday mornings.  The lot is accessible from Lazelle Alley, Capital Street, and 4th Street.
Free parking is available on Sunday mornings.
Trinity worshippers will need to enter a code into the payment kiosk and receive a parking slip which is to be placed on your dashboard.
To receive a slip from the kiosk:
Touch any button then select Trinity Episcopal, then enter the code 1013.
On-street parking remains free on Sundays at meters. Be aware that weekday and Saturday meter times have been extended to 10:00 p.m.


Disposable Diapers are always in demand

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.

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.


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 Specialist Hannah Stout, Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Captain Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
For peace in a war torn world, especially in Syria; Paris, Brussels, and the European Union.  May God give us renewed compassion and greater courage to offer hope and help to refugees and all in need.
We renew our commitments to serve the neediest and most easily forgotten 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 –Linda Burton, Ava Guglielmi, Jonie Johnson, Cliff Miller, Dick Oman, Dave Mozano, Pauline Austin,  Jan Heston, Frances Bennekamper, Gayle Nash, Jayla Kennedy, Sharon Whaley, Hal Duryee, David and those in prison, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
Birthdays: Gerald Winston, Samson Gurgiolo
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 - Scott Hoshor-Johnson, 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 - Scott Hoshor-Johnson, 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 - Ken Leslie, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Stewardship - Brad Sturm, VL, John Redden, chair—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Amy Walch, 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