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December 4, 2013


Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
and In the Garden at 2:00 p.m.

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Serving this Sunday
December 8
, 2013

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rev. Brian Shaffer OEF

Robert Hill

Eucharistic Minister:

8 Rich Giroux

10:30 Susan McKinley

8 David White

10:30 Stuart Hobbs

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


Emily Pucker


8 Ken Leslie

10:30 Kitty Morton Epler
Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Lynn Giljahn

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Coffee Hour Host:

Bill Case

Nursery Volunteer:

10:30 Jennifer Trittman

In the Garden Hosts:

Bill Bronson &

Debbie Wiedwald


Sunday's Service bulletin
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or it can be downloaded.
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Sunday's lectionary:
Advent 2

Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12


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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 Camp





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Thank you for your continued support

of the ministry of Trinity Church.


Senior Warden Debbie Wiedwald's stewardship letter to the people of Trinity Church is available here.

St. Nicholas, patron saint of children,

will be coming for a visit to Trinity Church on December 8! In an old tradition, his elves will be leaving treats for all the parishioners that morning; please remember to bring an extra shoe to leave in the back of the church - or slippers to change into when you arrive - for the church school elves to fill during the service.

It’s time for the Trinity Episcopal Church
2013 Christmas Pageant!!!

When – Tuesday, December 24th, 5:30 pm Family Service
Roles available for children of all ages!!!
Practice schedule:
Sunday, Dec. 15 – First rehearsal, after the 10:30 am service, approx. 2 hours
Saturday, Dec. 21 – rehearsal and costume pick up, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 22 – 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.



For over 20 years, many churches along Broad Street have provided a day of food, fellowship, gifts, and services to the needy in Columbus on Christmas day.  Led by First Congregational Church, and on that their location, dozens of churches have combined resources and volunteers to serve meals, gift boxes, worship and music activities, and more to over some 1000 persons, beginning at 6:00 am.
This year, In The Garden will participate in this amazing  event, by providing warm shelter, light refreshments, and a Christmas movie to those who wish to drop by from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. in our Undercroft.  We could certainly use some volunteers from Trinity to assist, so if you feel you can spare time late Christmas afternoon, please contact Deacon Deniray Mueller, Karen Peeler, or anyone on the ITG Team for more information. You can also visit the website to watch videos learn more about this unique day or love and service.

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 this fall. Some vestry members signed up for the next few weeks, but all the Sundays in December are still available.

Trinity Church & Windows featured in magazines


Photography of Trinity Church is featured in current issues of "Columbus Monthly" and "(614) Magazine." Both available on newstands.
Check out some beautiful pictures if you get the chance!

flowersAltar Decoration Memorials

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


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.

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HWHMHoly Women Holy Men

Celebrating the Saints

This week we commemorate the following:


4 John of Damascus, Priest, c. 760
5 Clement of Alexandria, Priest, c. 210
6 Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c. 342
7 Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, 397
8 Richard Baxter, Pastor and Writer, 1691
10 Karl Barth, Pastor and Theologian, 1968
Some dates are skipped or doubled in Holy Women Holy Men   


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Stanley Olsen, Ted Clark,  Madeleine Trichel, Dale Deubler, Amelia Lewis, Jenny Treasure, Marjorie Dotson, Debbie McKinney, Norma Fluhrer, Madeline Wohl, Pauline Austin, Patricia Caldwell, Debbie Smith, Elijah Todd, Michael McKinley, Bob Park  and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Cynthia Epler, Jordan Sellman, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in Syria, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian communities, and Afghanistan.
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 the In The Garden, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s abundant grace in our fellowship.
Birthdays:  Lisa Wu Fate, Madeline Arndt, David White, Darren Meyer


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