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April 27, 2016

Sunday Worship Schedule
8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
In the Garden street ministry at 1:30 p.m.


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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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The Vestry & Wardens
of Trinity Church

Sr. Warden:
Joel Norris

Jr. Warden:
Rhoda Allen

Vestry Members:
Mary Gahbauer
Ruth Gless

Scott Hoshor-Johnson
Ken Leslie
Ernest Perry
John Redden

Alan Sheppard
Brad Sturm
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 above.


Due to unauthorized use at times other than Sunday morning, the free-parking code for the LAZ lot on 4th Street has been discontinued. Hopefully the LAZ management will rethink this decision.


Celebrate our partnership with the peoples of Liberia

The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister will preach at both morning liturgies and lead an adult formation discussion at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Library. A Liberian dessert of rice bread and Ginger Beer (non alcoholic) will be provided at Coffee Hour in appreciation of the parish’s support of PIMIL - Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia.
The Trinity Church School students will be taking up a loose-change offering to benefit Ebola orphans in Liberia - It's time to break into our piggy banks!

Please join us in welcoming home Mother Abby this Sunday.



Presiding - The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Preaching - The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister
Assisting - The Rev. Scott A. Steiner
Eucharistic Ministers - 10:30 Scott Hoshor-Johnson
Lectors - 8:00 Rhoda Allen
10:30 Lynn Finelli
Director of  Music/Liturgist Kevin N. Wines
Acolyte - 10:30 Bill Mains
Altar Guild - 8:00 Rhoda Allen
10:30 Andrea Govan
Ushers - 8:00 Ken Leslie
10:30 Jack Giljahn
Floral Decorations - Susan McKinley
Coffee Hour Host - 10:30 Catherine Cheek
In the Garden Lunches - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Worthington


Sunday's bulletin is available here.

The lectionary is available here.



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Pledging for 2016

A very sincere thank you to everyone who has made a pledge commitment to Trinity Church for 2016

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Congregation Card Signing – All Join In!

This week three members of our community have been honored by the Diocese by induction into the St Simeon and St Anna Society of the Commission for Affirmative Aging. Mother Abby Flemister, one of our Priest Associates, and Rhoda and Spencer Allen, long-time faithful servants in several capacities (Rhoda is currently Junior Warden), were recognized to be living examples of Christian witness with records of outstanding service to the church.
Trinity Pastoral Care Circle arranges “card signings” from time to time, as a mark of love, admiration and respect for persons or groups in our church community. Rachel Friend will have cards available at the west end of the church following both services on Sunday May 1st. Everyone in the congregation is encouraged to take the opportunity to add a signature and a message, so that our three honorees might know how much we value them.


In last week's notice regarding the diocesan awards being given to Rhoda and Spencer Allen, Spencer's names were accidentally inverted. This was a completely unintentionally error and I offer abject apologies to Spencer for this grievous mistake for which I was completely responsible. Others, including Kent Phillips, had nothing to do with this error.
- Kevin Wines

Interfaith Program Series for In the Garden

itgConcluding this week, In the Garden community ministry has been exploring the fundamentals of other faiths. Guests have presented facts about their beliefs and practices, sharing prayers and music, and answering any questions about their traditions.
THIS SUNDAY—Ernestine Jackson, a Buddhist, presents the history and unique aspects of Buddhism, and its tenets of peace, harmony, and care for the world.
The programs begin at 2:00 pm in the Undercroft and last for about 20 minutes. You are cordially invited to attend!

Upcoming Trinity Fundraising Event!!!

yard saleTrinity will be hosting a Capital Values Yard Sale fundraising event in our garden, Thursday, May 12th and Friday, May 13th . Proceeds will benefit the Trinity general fund, marketing and Trinity music ministry.  We will also be hosting informational tours of Trinity throughout the day for our patrons and guests. If you have items you would like to donate or would be interested in volunteering to work at the sale, or as a tour host, please contact John Redden at 614.402.8328 or

Usher and Greeter Guild Growing...

Perhaps you would like to serve on this vital ministry team, ushering and welcoming guests to either of our Sunday morning liturgies: 8 & 10:30. The time commitment is minimal - about once a month. Please speak to an usher on Sunday, the Rector, or email the parish office.

Trinity Church School Newsletter

available here.


B.R.E.A.D. Accomplishments:

B.R.E.A.D. is one aspect of Trinity Church's Justice Ministry.
Jobs  2011, 2016
B.R.E.A.D. won 2.1 million dollars from the City of Columbus to expand small business incubators and make available small business loans in 2011. Until this effort, most initiatives aimed at job expansion were focused on big business.
New Issue:  A recent study by the University of Toronto ranked Columbus the second most economically segregated city among large metro areas in the country with pockets of extreme wealth and extreme poverty. Neighborhoods like Linden and the Hilltop have unemployment rates over 15% while overall the unemployment rate in Columbus is 4.5%.  In 2016, B.R.E.A.D. is proposing two solutions:  Seek a commitment from city officials to finance a plan for expansion of enterprises in economically deprived neighborhoods.  One model for this is the Evergreen Cooperatives, a series of worker-owned businesses that have created jobs in low-income neighborhoods in Cleveland.  Also seek a commitment from city leaders to create incentives for private industries to hire people with criminal backgrounds.  More information is available at

The B.R.E.A.D. Nehemiah Action
Monday, May 9, at 6:15 p.m.
Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.  


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.

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.

Help us celebrate Trinity’s bicentennial in 2017

Our 2017 bicentennial is an opportunity to recommit to what is best about Trinity and to making our congregation even better and stronger for those that follow.
Trinity’s Bicentennial Planning Committee has begun to focus on themes that reflect our history and values and to consider programs and events that are possible in terms of time, talent and treasure. We have formed several subcommittees to help plan our bicentennial celebration: historical, marketing/outreach, musical, social and visual.
If you are interested in joining one of the subcommittees, please share your name, email address and phone number to A planning committee member will be in touch to let you know about upcoming meetings.


PIMIL (Partners-in-Ministry-in-Liberia) Seventh Annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction Fundraiser will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Worthington. Vision: Decade of Expansion to respond to the challenge of over 2000 educational needs of the Ebola orphans and the indigent students in the program. Goal: $10,000.  Specific theme: “Seeking, Caring and Belonging(John 10:16). Delicious
food, activities for children.  Tickets: $15 – Adults; $5 Children & Youth. Join us!  Thank you!
Contacts: Rachel Friend – (919) 723-7781; David White – (614)327-8273; Dale Deubler – (614) 313-3253; Chiseko Hamisi – (614) 425-1502; Debbie Wiedwald – (614)332-0296


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 Capt. Kristian Tonnessen, Specialist Hannah Stout, Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Captain Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
For an ease of the suffering in Ecuador and continued prayers for reconciliation and peacemaking in Syria, Palestine and Israel. We pray also for Holy Trinity Chaldean Church, Baghdad, Iraq.  We continue to ask God for a deeper compassion and greater courage to offer help to refugees and migrants and all in need.
We renew our commitments to serve the neediest and most easily forgotten 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 –Seth Harris, Kay Sturm, Frances & John Sanders, Suzanne Leslie, Leah Lake, Henry Webster, Lucia Benaquisto , Pauline Austin, Jonie Johnson, Dick Oman, Dave Mozano,  Jan Heston, Gayle Nash,  Sharon Whaley, Hal Duryee, David and those in prison and others whom we name silently or aloud.
Birthdays: George Umezinwa, Karen Peeler, Hunter Schmalz, Benford Reese


Altar Guild - Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - John Redden, 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, Rachel Friend, chair—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Communications - Ruth Gless, VL
Community Ministries - David White, VL—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.  Works closely with the In the Garden leadership team.
Endowment - Rhoda Allen, VL, Jerry Sellman, chair
Finance Committee - Joel Norris, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Future Trinity - Ernest Perry, VL, Bill Bronson, Chair—A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s).
Leadership Development - Joel Norris, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Parish Life
- Scott Hoshor-Johnson, VL,—Plans social activities for the parish throughout the year.
St. Margaret’s Pastoral Care Circle—Mary Gahbauer, VL, Andrea Govan, convener - Offers support for fellow congregation members in time of need.
Personnel - Ken Leslie, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Stewardship - Brad Sturm, VL, John Redden, chair—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Rhoda Allen, 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