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February 26, 2013

Church School Lenten Project...

The Sunday School invites the people of Trinity to join us in our project for Lent.  We are collecting supplies for the school in Ermita, Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ermita is located in a rural area in the central mountains.  The school is small—only 16 students and 1 teacher for Kindergarten through 6th grade. 
The students’ needs are great.  While we await a more complete list, we will begin with the basics:
- pens, pencils and pencil sharpeners
- writing paper and notebooks
- crayons and markers
- drawing paper
- construction paper
- scissors and rulers
- glue sticks and tape
If you can contribute to our project, please place items in the basket at the entrance to the church.  We expect to deliver the materials during the Easter season. 
Watch this space for more information!

This Sunday, March 3
The Church School students will be hosting coffee hour following
the 10:30 a.m. liturgy, featuring Mexican treats they have made.
Be sure to stay and enjoy!


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Serving this Sunday
March 3, 2013


The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister

Patricia Rugola


Bob Saik

Eucharistic Ministers:
8 Mary Gahbauer

10:30 Emily Pucker

8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Kitty Morton Epler

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


Lexi Sribanditmongkol

8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Alan Sheppard
Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Andrea Govan

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteer:

Shawne & Greg Costello

Coffee Hour Hosts:

Church School Students

In the Garden Hosts:

Karen Peeler &

The Rev. deniray mueller

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


Sunday's lectionary:
Lent 3
Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9


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Procter Summer Camp info now available. Click the image below.

Procter Camp

Worship, Music & Arts
Lenten Vespers
Sunday, March 10
4:00 p.m.

Afternoon prayer with music and chants of the Taizé community.
Observe the fourth Sunday in Lent with a special candlelit service of prayer and chant in the chapel of Trinity Church. A simple soup and bread supper will follow the service.
Come, pray, eat, love...

coffee hour


Coffee Hour hosts are needed!

Please sign up online here.

Really, there are many, many days still open....Really!!

Former member of Trinity, Mat Herban, died suddenly yet peacefully on Friday, February 15th. Many of the long- term members will remember him. He and his wife Tricia moved back to Columbus in the fall of 2012. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 1 at 1:30pm. at St. John's Worthington, which is where they have been attending recently.

EXPLORERS’ CLASS in preparation for confirmation will begin on March 10.  Please contact the Rector for more information.  He will return to the Parish Office on Tuesday, March 5.  (614) 221-5351 or



Please 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. Remember to save hotel toiletries from your travels. All donations are greatly appreciated.

The Columbus Museum of Art celebrates one of the world’s most influential and best-known artists of the 20th century, Mark Rothko with the exhibition, Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950 featuring 37 works including paintings, watercolors and works on paper drawn largely from the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  Trinity Church’s rector will give a talk on Rothko on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. during a stroll through the exhibit.

It's Time to Collect Valuables

It’s never too early to make donations for this spring’s German Village Valuables sale on May 18.  Items can be dropped off at the Church or contact Kent Phillips or Bill Bronson for pickup details.

flowersAltar Decoration Memorials

If you would like to place a flower memorial or thanksgiving in the Sunday bulletin, you can now sign up online 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.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time – Quenten Fabiano, Linda Jones, Dan McKinney, Cynthia Callaghan, John Austen, Sr., Patricia Caldwell,  Debbie Smith, Elijah Todd,  Michael McKinley, Zane Burchfield, Bob Park  and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Seaman Kristy Olmstead, Captain Andrew Saik, Capt. Brian Smith, Cynthia Epler, Jordan Sellman, Ted Abad, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Specialist Michael A. Martin, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in Nigeria, Syria, Egypt, Iran & Israel, and Afghanistan.
During these days of self-examination and repentance, 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:   Nicole Farnham, Jori McDevitt, Phyllis Wise, deniray Mueller, Stacey Cox, Jordan Sellman, Sandra Cox


Some Vestry Liaisons will change soon.
Parish 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 - Sharon Whaley, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.
Altar Ministry - Rhoda Allen, 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 - Mark Lewis VL, Bill Mains, chair - 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, Mark Lewis, chair
Finance Committee - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Endowment - Bill Mains, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair

Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716