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December 30, 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
January 3, 2016


The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rev. Scott A. Steiner

Eucharistic Ministers:

8 Mary Gahbauer

10:30 Alan Sheppard


8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Mark Cheek

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Bill Mains

Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Andrea Govan

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips


8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 John Redden
In the Garden Lunch:

St. John's Episcopal Church,


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


Sunday's lectionary:
Christmas 2

Jeremiah 31:7-14

Psalm 84:1-8

Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a

Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23


To make your pledge online

for 2016, click this image:
2016 Pledge



Support Trinity's mission in the city and the world


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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.


Photographs from the Pageant on Christmas Eve and our Festival of Lessons and Carols
can be found in our photo album.


Click the image for further details

De-Greening the Church

Help take down and carefully store the holiday decorations.
Sunday, January 17 at noon following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy.
Kent Phillips will be coordinating this activity.

The 198th Annual Parish Meeting

of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the undercroft following a combined liturgy beginning at 9:30 a.m..  All people active in the parish—and those new to our life together—are encouraged to attend.

Ministry Team leaders and Vestry Nominees - the deadline for all annual reports and candidate bios and pictures is Monday, January 25. Please email pre-edited and proofread reports to Kevin Wines. Please write bios in 3rd person.

Trinity's Sarah Hixon choreographs Amahl

Opera Project Columbus is presenting Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors on January 8 at 7:30pm and January 10 at 3:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre.  It is a one-act opera in English that is part of the Epiphany story.  Sarah has choreographed the dance portion of the opera. for tickets $16.50-$36.30

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Christmas Pageant this year. The children worked very had for several Sundays and even a Saturday to present this wonderful gift. A huge thank you to John Redden for putting everything together again this year.


Trinity Church School Newsletter
Updated this week

available here.



Loose change collection

Loose change collection is this Sunday, January 3, 2016 - Change will be collected at the 8:00am and 10:30am services.
Please help us as we continue to help the Ebola orphans in Liberia. No amount of change is too small!
- Rachel Friend, Director of Christian Formation

HillGod willing and the people consenting,
The Right Reverend W. Douglas Hahn,
Bishop of Lexington will ordain
Robert Samuel Hill

and two others

to the Sacred Order of Deacons
January 9, 2016

The Feast of Julia Chester Emery
Eleven o’clock in the morning
Trinity Episcopal Church
326 Madison Avenue
Covington, Kentucky

Curry at St Philip

Click the image for more information and to register.

10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour Hosts are needed for winter & spring...


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; Iraq and Iran. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ who was born to a refugee family in poverty long ago, 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 – Henry Webster, Lucia Benaquisto , Pauline Austin, Linda Burton, Ava Guglielmi, Jonie Johnson, Cliff Miller, Dick Oman, Dave Mozano,  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: Dick Oman, Elizabeth Lilly, Abigail Sapp, Steven Fate, Kiera Snead, Campbell Sapp, Debbie Wiedwald


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