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February 12, 2014


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

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Serving this Sunday
February 16, 2014


Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rev. Brian K. Shaffer OEF

Robert Hill

Eucharistic Ministers:

8 David White

10:30 Debbie Wiedwald

8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Stuart Hobbs

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Bill Mains


8 Larry Burton

10:30 Jack Giljahn
Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Emily Pucker

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Coffee Hour Host:

10:30 Jean Cotting & Robert Hill

Nursery Volunteer:

10:30 Courtney & Chad Clark

In the Garden Hosts:

David White & Kim Harrington


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Sunday's lectionary:
Epiphany 6

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Matthew 5:21-37


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Procter Camp

Adult Formation continues this Sunday, February 16 at 9:15 a.m.:

Blessed Strangers: Gaining Appreciation for Different Faiths

this weekThe conversations over four Sundays (Feb. 9, 16, 23 & March 2) will help us know how to share our Christian faith stories with our multi-faith neighbors, co-workers and friends. Seeing God's image in our neighbor is at the heart of our baptismal life as disciples of Jesus Christ, and this exploration into interreligious engagements will make us more aware of and more equipped to meet "beloved strangers" on our faith journeys. So, why not try this during late-Epiphany: Learn to hear the faith story of others, learn to tell your faith story, learn to treasure multi-faith encounters all more fully as we move "toward our mutual flourishing" together.

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On Seeking a Director of Child and Youth Formation:
Assessment, Exploration, and Future Plans
—Monday, February 24, 6:30 p.m.

childrenAt its November 2013 meeting, your Vestry decided to explore the possibility of hiring a part-time Director of Child and Youth Christian Formation, and a task force met in early January to discuss and develop plans to present at the Parish Meeting Jan. 26.  Those at that meeting were: Joel Norris, Darren Meyer, Karen Peeler, Debbie Wiedwald, Dale Deubler, Madeleine Trichel, Andrea Govan, and the Rector.  These meetings came after months of discussion and concerns expressed by parish members—young and old—about our need to provide for and support more fully the spiritual education of our young children and their parents.
The next meeting of the Task Force will be Monday evening, Feb. 24, at 6:30 in the Parish Library.  The focus of this meeting will be to write a job description for such a position, determine methods for recruitment and a job search, a time line, and ways to fund the position.  Anyone interested in this discussion is urged to attend this meeting!  Questions and rationale for the proposed hire will be discussed further as needed.
It is important to note that other parishes (locally and in the wider Episcopal Church) that have chosen to include a Director of Child and Youth Formation on their staff have grown and flourished in remarkable ways: not only has membership increased, but budgets have grown and been met, programs expanded, and the formation and mission of the entire parish has been enriched. Certainly, your voice is essential in this exploration. Please hold this discernment in your prayers and if you cannot attend please speak to the Rector or any Vestry member about with important ministry.

LectorsLectors Needed for March and Beyond...

If you would like to read the first Scripture lesson during the 10:30 liturgy, please contact Karen Sellman - Let her know which Sundays you are available during March, April and May. First timers are always welcome - this is a great way to get more deeply involved in our worship service. Lessons are emailed out in advance so you'll have time to prepare. ALL AGES WELCOME!!

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.

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.


Lenten School 2014—Tuesdays, March 11-April 1

7:15 p.m. at St. Stephen’s on the OSU campus, at Woodruff and High Streets.  For more details view the registration brochure here and/or speak with the Rector or Deacon.


Karen Peeler and Jean Cotting would like to invite parishioners to join them in a Lenten study of Richard Rohr's book, FALLING UPWARD: A SPIRITUALITY FOR THE TWO HALVES OF LIFE, beginning the first week of Lent, March 5 (Ash Wednesday) and continuing till Easter, April 20.
RohrFr. Rohr is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Compassion in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He is the author of numerous books and an internationally known speaker and journalist. In FALLING UPWARD  (which comes with workbook) Fr. Rohr offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our on-going spiritual growth.  Drawing on the wisdom from time-honored sacred and secular texts, the author explores the two halves of life, and takes us on a journey to understand how the disappointments, heartbreaks, and losses of life actually are stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us.
This will be a lay-led study and discussion. We will meet on Sunday evening March 2 at 7:00 pm in the church library to organize further sessions; books and workshops will be ordered for those wishing to participate. 
If you have questions or interest in being a part of this study group, please contact Karen Peeler (614-668-6271; or Jean Cotting (614-561-1488;
The cover image here is a link to the Amazon page for this book.


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Next gathering March 9 at Trinity Church

Everybody eats

The gathering February 9 at Temple Israel.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Debby Hammond, Jon Nusbaum, Carol Burns, The Rev. Roger Ferlo, Jan Heston, Richard Hillis,  The Rev. Elizabeth Lilly and her great granddaughter Honey Morrison, Marie Duty, Ted Clark, Jenny Treasure, Marjorie Dotson, Hal Duryee, 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, South Sudan 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 In The Garden, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s abundant grace in our fellowship.
Birthdays:  Chloe Dickson, Asher Gould, Nancy Zafris, Mark Fitzgerald, Spencer Allen, Tara Sapp, Andrew Pucker, Austin Elton
Anniversary:  Bob and Janice Griffith


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—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 - Bill Case, 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 - Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Brian Shaffer, 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