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February 3, 2015


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

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Serving this Sunday
February 8, 2015


The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


Patricia Rugola


Robert Hill

Eucharistic Minister:

8 Rich Giroux

10:30 Emily Pucker &

Scott Hoshor-Johnson


8 Larry Burton

10:30 Susan McKinley

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Debbie Wiedwald &

Lexi Sribanditmongkol

Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Lynn Giljahn

Floral Decorations:

Susy Meiling


8 Larry Burton

10:30 Kitty Morton Epler

Coffee Hour Hosts:

10:30 Sam Gibson

Nursery Supervisor:

Teresa Lonas

In the Garden meal by:

Dublin Presbyterian Church


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or it can be downloaded.
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Sunday's lectionary:
Epiphany 5

Isaiah 40:21-31

Psalm 147:1-12, 21c

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Mark 1:29-39





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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 below.



St Margaret's Pastoral Care Circle will gather for lunch after the 10:30 Eucharist this Sunday, February 8th to celebrate our accomplishments so far, and to plan for the next year.
All those willing to offer help to other parishioners from time to time in the shape of food, rides, cards, friendly visits or sundry other ways, and all those who would like to know more about this ministry of congregational connection are welcome to join us.
 Mary Gahbauer, Andrea Govan, co-conveners

Carnival Sunday celebrated next Sunday, February 15

There will be a Mardi Gras pancake breakfast between services at 9:15 a.m. Break out your boas, beads, festive hats and other Mardi Gras decorations and join the Parish Life ministry team for this festive event.


Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Spiritual but not Religious

February 9-10. The Rev. Dr. Linda Mercadante, professor of theology at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, will be the keynote presenter in the this continuing education event that looks at the topic of "Spiritual but not Religious."

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.


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.

In the Garden - coffee needed: 

In the Garden is using a LOT of coffee as the days get colder, and our shelves are just about bare!  Please remember ITG as you shop, and if possible, bring us some pounds of coffee!  This enables us to use our limited funds for meals, and is much appreciated!


Show runs through February. Contact Kent Phillips for details.

Absalom Jones 2015 - FREE EVENT

Prepared by: The Rev. Trevor R. Babb, UBE Mid-West Regional Director.
The Absalom Jones Annual celebration will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, February 14, 2015. The format will be a Symposium and Festive Eucharist. The Symposium will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:15 p.m. followed by the Festive Eucharist at 3:30 p.m. featuring the world acclaim Jazz ensemble, “Theodicy” along with a Diocesan Mass Choir.
The theme for this year’s celebration is: “Renewing Our Commitment to the Ministry of Social Justice and Reconciliation.”
The keynote speaker for the Symposium will be The Rev. Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, President of the Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the preacher The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, the Elizabeth Conolly Todd Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and religion at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also a leading voice in the development of womanist theology.
Given the current state of affairs with respect to race in America as well as recent incidents in Fergusson, Missouri, Cleveland, Ohio and Brooklyn, New York a panel discussion and several workshops will be offered that speak to Race, Gender and Economic Equality in the context of justice. The workshops are: Social Justice and Reconciliation:
Second Chance/Re-entry
These workshops will help us live into the mission of justice and learn more about new legislation being proposed to impact a more equitable justice system.
All are invited to be part of this creative and timely Symposium and Festive Eucharist.

Symposium: 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM
Festive Eucharist: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Date: Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Place: Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.


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.
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!

Soul Collage Workshop, March 13th - 14th at the EASE Gallery

Art as a Spiritual Connectionand Praxis Communities will offer a SoulCollage® Workshop on Friday, March 13th to Saturday, March 14th. SoulCollage® is a creative art experience that combines creativity, spirituality, and psychology. Through a simple process of cutting and pasting images from magazines, participants will create a unique set of cards that will help them access their inner wisdom, quiet their thinking mind, and allow space for the voice of the Holy Spirit to emerge. The workshop is limited to 12 participants. The cost is $60. The EASE Gallery is located at Saint Stephen’s (30 W. Woodruff Avenue, Columbus). For more information and to register, go to


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.
Today we pray for peace throughout the world, especially in Ukraine.
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 – Pauline Austin,  Sloan Coffin, Patricia Hatler, Leelah Acorn, Marie & Keith Duty, Elizabeth Lilly, Jan Heston, 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:  Jeff McNealey, Sloan Coffin, Jane Gibbs. Hal Duryee, Katie Taylor


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 - 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