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May 1, 2013

BREADBREAD Nehemiah Action

Monday, May 6, 6:15 p.m. Registration

Celeste Center at the State Fairgrounds

717 E 17th Ave. Columbus 43211

Speak with the Rector for details.

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Serving this Sunday
May 5
, 2013

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


Bob Saik

Eucharistic Ministers:
8 Mary Gahbauer

10:30 Susan McKinley

8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Scott McKinley

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


Emily Pucker

8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Jack Giljahn
Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Andrea Govan

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteer:

Sarah-Grace Heller

Coffee Hour Hosts:

Jan & Bob Saik

In the Garden Hosts:

Bill Bronson &

Debbie Wiedwald



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


Sunday's lectionary:
Easter 6

Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67
Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
John 14:23-29


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

Procter Camp

coffee hour


Coffee Hour hosts are needed!

Please sign up online here.



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.

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.

Trinity’s next opportunity to serve at
St. John’s Franklinton His Place Dinner

1003 W. Town Street, Columbus

Wednesday, May 15

4:30-5:45 set-up; 6:15-7:30 serve and clean-up

Speak with the Rector, Sharon Whaley or Bill Bronson for details.

CEY Rocket Ships!

Register for Columbus Episcopal Youth (CEY Rocket Ships) trip to Good Earth Farm, June 13th - 15th! CEY Rocket Ships invites all the youth in the Columbus Deanery to join us for three days of work and fellowship at Good Earth Farm in Athens. Spend time with cows, pigs, and chickens! Sow and harvest plants! Get your hands dirty and your spirit invigorated! Contact the Rev. Karl Stevens ( for more information about the trip and to sign-up. And go to our Facebook page and our blog ( for more information about all our plans and events!

A Worship, Music & Arts event:

Saturday, May 11th at 10:30am.
Americans Who Tell the Truth
Portraits by Robert Shetterly

Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219.

The de Porres Center director and the exhibit's curator Dr. Christina Butler, will host us and offer brief commentary on the show. Following this we will share in a simple prayer service at 11:15 a.m. marking Ascension Day. This worship will be in the award-winning chapel of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, next door to the Martin de Porres Center.

Cincinnati-born artist Rob Shetterly began painting a series of portraits in 2002 as a way of channeling his anger and grief after 9/11. Ten years later, he has far surpassed his goal of painting 50 portraits, now traveling the country to engage citizens in every state who are determined to solve issues of social injustice. Featured will be 20 portraits of courageous Americans— including that of OSU law professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow.

Franklinton Garden

Green thumbs attached to helping hands needed!

Franklinton Gardens is a nonprofit urban farm located in Franklinton, a historic neighborhood on the west side of Columbus. It is dedicated to growing and sharing healthy food, creating beauty in abandoned places, promoting nutrition and active living, and building community with its neighbors. St. John’s Episcopal Church on Town St. is its fiscal agent and hosts its office, a garden site and the Farmers Market on its property. Franklinton Gardens is making preparations for the new season and is looking for help from experienced organic gardeners who will mentor inexperienced "gardeners to be." Mentors are asked to commit to 1-2 hours per week from June through approximately October. If this isn't the opportunity for you, we also need help staffing the Farmers Market stand and providing cooking demonstrations at the Farmers Market stand. If you would like more information regarding the mentoring program, contact Vicki Pero at or 614-381-7739. Contact Franklinton Gardens director Ashley Laughlin at or 614-404-7525 if you are interested in other volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact the Rev. Deacon Meribah Mansfield at or 614-766-9188.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time – Amelia Lewis, Katherine Hope Jones, Cynthia Callaghan, John Austen, Sr., Patricia Caldwell,  Debbie Smith, Elijah Todd,  Michael McKinley, 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 North Korea, Syria, Egypt, Iran & Israel, and Afghanistan.
During the Easter Season 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:  Karen Peeler, Hunter Schmalz
Anniversary:  Betsy & Karl Schmalz
Altar flowers are given today to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for the marriage yesterday of Krystal Evans and Robert Foley.


Altar Guild - Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - Nick Tepe 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—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Communications - Nick Tepe, VL
Community Ministries - Karen Peeler, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.  Works closely with the In the Garden leadership team.
Endowment - Bill Mains, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair
Finance Committee - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Future Trinity - Mark Lewis & Bill Case, VL, Bill Bronson, Chair - A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s).
Leadership Development - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Parish Life - Sharon Whaley, VL, Julie Newhall, 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 - Bill Mains, 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