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December 18, 2012

December 2012 at Trinity Church

thisweekInterfaith Memorial Service
Thursday, December 20—5:30 p.m.

Remember the lives of homeless & formerly homeless individuals who died in 2012
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 23—4:00 p.m.

Gather for this annual celebration on the fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24

5:30 p.m. Family Service of Holy Eucharist with carols
10:30 p.m. Choral Prelude
11:00 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist with choir

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25

One Service at 10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with carols

1st Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 30

Liturgies at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
with a carol sing at 10:30 a.m.
In the Garden fellowship at 2:00 p.m.

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All Servers for the Christmas Services are lists HERE

Serving this Sunday
December 23, 2012


The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rev. deniray mueller
Bob Saik
Eucharistic Ministers:
8 David White

10:30 Emily Pucker

8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Sierra Sribanditmongkol

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines

8 Jack Lake

10:30 John Redden
Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Chuck Gebhardt

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteer:

Sarah-Grace Heller

In the Garden Hosts:

ITG Leadership Team


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 (Luke 1:46-55)
Hebrews 10:5-10
Luke 1:39-55


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

Procter Camp

BibleChallengeTrinity Church accepts —
¨ Commit to coming to Adult Formation at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays, December 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!

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

Annual Giving Update

As of Monday, December 17, we have received 71 pledges for 2013—including 7 new pledgers.  This is 74% of the total number of pledges (96) received for 2012.  We certainly expect more pledges to arrive in the next weeks and encourage anyone who has not made their pledge to do so as soon as possible.  The current total received is $183,156.  Last year’s total was $232,013.  



ITGLogoAs Trinity Church's IN THE GARDEN ministry reflects on 2012 and plans for the new year, we feel blessed and excited about the possibilities which lie ahead! During the past year we have doubled the number of folks who come to the Trinity Undercroft to worship and share a hot meal each Sunday, and we are planning ways to expand our ministry and bring new efficiencies and better procedures to all we do. We have added some new groups who will help provide meals, but we have lost one significant donor for the coming year. Our community of regular worshippers has grown and more and more take an active continuing part in each Sunday's events, from setting up, serving, and clean-up to participation in worship and planning for the future. In 2013 we will start a Leadership Bible Study each week to further build the spiritual growth and leadership skills of our community. We will also be open a few hours on "holiday Mondays" for fellowship to give IN THE GARDEN attendees a place to gather when the downtown libraries and other public facilities are closed.
From time to time church members and even entire families have decided to provide a meal or meals for IN THE GARDEN as a service project or gift to the church; others have done so as a way to give thanks or celebrate a family milestone. If you would like to consider putting together a group to provide a meal in 2013, the IN THE GARDEN core team and worshippers would welcome your support and, if desired, would be happy to help you plan your meal. Currently we are seeking meal providers for the following Sundays: January13, June 2, June 9, Aug. 11, Sept. 15. If you prefer another date, we can work with you to make that possible. Please consider becoming a part of the IN THE GARDEN ministry as a Host, a Volunteer, or by providing a meal, and help us grow in bringing the work of Jesus to the downtown street community!

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.
Each net distributed 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 more information or to download the bulletin insert, visit:


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

Click the logo for complete details

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,


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Ron Whaley, Robyn & Eric Portzline, John Austen, Sr., Patricia Caldwell,  Debbie Smith, Seldon Dotson, Elijah Todd, Phyllis Gill, Michael McKinley, Zane Burchfield, 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, Gaza, and Afghanistan. We pray for peace in Congo.
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.
Anniversary:  Spencer & Rhoda Allen, Stephan & Megan Frank, Stewart & Ellen Rose


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