|December 20, 2011|
Christmas Services at Trinity Church
There will be no eChimes next week.
Serving this week
The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Lilly
Kent A. Phillips
If you have family events to share with us at Trinity please email pictures to Kevin Wines.
| “A candle is a beautiful example of the fragility of life and yet the power and glory of what it can show. It’s really just a piece of string and some wax, but yet what can it do for us? It lights a room. It sparks a memory. It calls us to another time and place — a place where we’re at peace, a place where we can find the mercy of God, a place where we know we are loved.
“And so we come, and we light these candles and we remember these names, because no names should ever be unremembered. No one should ever go uncelebrated. And so we light their candles tonight and we remember all those whose names we couldn’t find.”
-- Father John Gerth, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Pinellas Park, speaking at a similar service in 2007.
Stewardship Update as of 12/20/11:15 new pledgers (individual or family) have made a financial commitment to Trinity Church for 2012. They join numerous repeat pledgers in committing $203,1011 for the support of our mission and ministry for the new year. This total is 90% of our pledging goal for the year.
If you have not filled out a pledge card, please click here to make your financial commitment for 2012. Every contribution from everyone at Trinity makes a huge difference in our shared ministry for 2012, and effective budgeting for 2012 depends on have accurate pledge expectations.
PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE IN NEED:
CANDLES - NEW AND USED - ARE ALWAYS IN NEEDPlease 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. All donations are greatly appreciated.
|EPIPHANY SERIES at ADULT FORMATION in the Parish Library at 9:15 am
Sunday, January 8, 2012 -
“For we observed his star at its rising...An astronomer’s perspective on the sky around Christ’s birthday.”
OSU astrophysicist Stephan Frank, PhD. offers reflections on the biblical stories of Jesus' birth and the cosmos.
Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.
Click the book image for more details on the novel.
Caravaggio Docent-Led TourColumbus Museum of Art
January 15, 2012; 1:00 pm (with a preview discussion at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Library)
$4 per person
Stay for coffee hour and then join the Worship, Music and Arts ministry team for a docent-led tour of Caravaggio: Behold the Man! The Impact of a Revolutionary Realist. Caravaggio revolutionized the art world with his dramatic lighting and distinctively realistic style. CMA offers a rare opportunity to view the work of this Italian Baroque master. Ecce Homo (Behold the Man), lent by the Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, Genoa, Italy, will be the centerpiece of an exclusive exhibition organized by CMA. Underscoring his remarkable influence upon his contemporaries will be 10 other paintings - images of saints and sinners alike, lent from the collections of major Ohio museums and one private collection.
Parking and admission are free at the museum on Sunday; however, there is a $4 charge per person for the docent. The museum is located at 480 East Broad Street. www.columbusmuseum.org
The Parish Office will be closed December 26 through January 2.
The Church will be closed on December 26, 27 and January 2.
AA/Alanon meetings will not be held on December 26, 27 and January 2.
Altar Decoration MemorialsIf you would like to place a flower memorial or thanksgiving in the Sunday bulletin, please 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.
THIS WEEK WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER:We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time – David Lovano, Ayden Haonga,
The Rev. Jerome Burns, The Rev. Anne Wrider, David Lozano, Carter Lilly, Bob & Jodi Park, Joyce Merriman, Bill Davidson, Ron Whaley, Carrie Stowers, Molly Morris, Joanne Giroux, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Capt. Brian Smith, Jordan Sellman, Ted Abad, Private Dan Williamson, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Specialist Michael A. Martin, Staff Sgt. Robert A Griffith Jr. and all who serve our country overseas and at home.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in Iran and Israel, Syria, and Pakistan.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: Tom Gurgiolo, Dorothy Medley, John Audet, David Farnham
Anniversary: Megan & Stephan Frank; Ellen & Stewart Rose
Birthdays: Chris Geisler, Dick Oman, Elizabeth Lilly, Abigail Sapp
Anniversary: Mary Ellen & Larry Crimmel
TRINITY MINISTRY TEAMSParish 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 - Chiseko Hamisi, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.
Altar Guild - Susan Crompton, 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 - Bill Mains, VL - 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
Finance Committee - Jerry Sellman, VL, Courtney Clark, chair
Endowment - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair
CONTACT DIANE DONATO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY MINISTRY (614) 221-5351
|Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716