|December 9, 2014|
Sundays at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
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Serving this Sunday
The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
The Rev. Douglas Argue
8 David White
10:30 Bill Bronson
8 Larry Burton
Director of Music/Liturgist:
Kevin N. Wines
10:30 Bill Mains
10:30 Lynn Giljahn
Kent A. Phillips
8 Ken Leslie
10:30 Kitty Morton Epler
Coffee Hour Hosts:
10:30 Bill Mains & Brian Smith
In the Garden meal by:
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
2 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28
Support Trinity's mission in the city and the world
If you have family events to share with us at Trinity please email pictures to Kevin Wines.
The Vestry & Wardens
To reach any vestry member simply contact the Parish Office. Messages will be forwarded as desired.
Procter Summer Camp info now available. Click the image below.
Rice for Liberia
THANK YOU, TRINITY!Initially the Trinity Church School hoped to raise funds to send 1 bag of rice ($50) to help feed families in Liberia. The campaign ended this week with funds for 12 bags!! We are very proud of our students for spearheading this effort - well done all. See a video of the presentation to PIMIL from Sunday's service - here.
|Annual Giving Campaign report—
We celebrate Trinity’s generosity….
As of December 9th, there have been 72 pledges made for 2015 totaling $195,546. In 2014, Trinity received 99 pledges totaling $233,540. The current total is 84% of the amount pledged in 2014. The online pledge form is available here.
Christmas Pageant 2014It’s time for the Trinity Episcopal Church 2014 Christmas Pageant!!!
When – Wednesday, December 24th, 5:30 pm Family Service
Roles available for children of all ages!!!
Sunday, 12/14 – First rehearsal, after the 10:30 am service, approx. 2 hours
Saturday, 12/20 – rehearsal and costume pick up, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, 12/21 – dress rehearsal after the 10:30 am service, approx. 2 hours
Please contact John Redden at 614.322.0586 or email@example.com if you have a child who would like to participate, or if you are just young at heart and would like to be involved.
Hanging on the tree in the west end are tags symbolizing a financial gift you can make to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Gifts for Life program. Take a tag and include it with your gift of a check made out to Episcopal Relief & Development/Gifts for Life, and place it in the offering plate. Also hanging on the tree are tiny Christmas stockings made of mosquito netting which you can purchase for $12.00 each. This single gift will provide one mosquito net for persons living in Africa, saving them from malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases (deemed to be the single most significant small thing one can do to defeat illness and disease in foreign nations!).
Finally, beneath the tree is a collection box for our friends at In The Garden. A comprehensive list of needed items may be found in The eChimes - click the image to the left for a clearer view.
Last Sunday, our first day with the Giving Tree, Trinity Church gave over $350! This represents an enormous gift to the many people whose lives will be changed by your generosity.
Presiding Bishop's Christmas message - here
Holiday Schedule for
Call for Vestry Nominations:The Vestry Nominating Committee is seeking people interested in standing for election to the Vestry at the Annual Meeting in January. Trinity Vestries are warm, collegial and dedicated; serving with the group is a privilege. If you would like to serve Trinity in this way, or if you know of someone you’d like to nominate, please speak to Nominating Committee Chair Don Galbraith, Senior Warden Pat Rugola, or the rector.
Not swaddling clothes - but close!Due to the work of Bill Bronson, Welspun has donated 15 boxes of sheets, towels and linens that will be part of our Christmas gifts to the members of In The Garden. This was, indeed, a gift of Christian charity.
Upcoming Explorers "Field Trips"December 21 - Immediately following Lessons & Carols. Join us in the undercroft for a light supper and a discussion with Deacon Deniray Mueller about the problems of poverty and homelessness both in our local community and our nation.
January 17 - We will carpool to the suburbs of Cincinnati to visit the Community of the Transfiguration for a day of reflection, prayer, and fellowship.
All are welcome at both events. For more information please see Jean Cotting, Robert Hill, or the Rector.
Coffee 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.
|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.|
PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE IN NEED:
Disposable Diapers are always in needPlease 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.
The Rev. Charles Wilson has been called as the 12th Rector of St. Philip Episcopal Church in Columbus. He will start there on January 1. Charles currently serves as Rector of St. Peter's in Delaware. His letter to that congregation can be read here.
THIS WEEK WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: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 Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
We continue to remember all suffering with the Ebola Virus in Liberia, the greater West African region and elsewhere, and those caring for them.
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 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 –Frances Bennekamper, Kevin Kay, Gayle Nash, Lori Clark, Jayla Kennedy, Josh McKinney, B. J. Artrup, Steve Pogson, Sharon Whaley, Jon Nusbaum, Marjorie Dotson, Hal Duryee, Bob Park and others whom we name silently or aloud.
Birthdays: Brett Stewart, Andrew Treasure, Joseph Treasure, Braeden Snead, Gerald Winston, Sam Gurgiolo
Anniversaries: Thomas & Nancy Gurgiolo, Andrew & Emily Pucker
TRINITY MINISTRY TEAMSAltar 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 - Mark Lewis, 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 - Sharon Whaley, 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 - Don Galbraith, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Stewardship - Karen Peeler, VL, John Redden, chair—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Karen Peeler, 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