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May 10, 2016

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

Sunday morning parking code: 1013. Details at the end of this eChimes.
Please use the parking code only on Sunday morning - at other times,
it will cause problems for the parking kiosk machine affecting other parkers.


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To make your pledge online

for 2016, click this image:
2016 Pledge



Support Trinity's mission in the city and the world


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Parish Calendar
Click this image for the
day-to-day schedule at Trinity Church.


If you have family events to share with us at Trinity please email pictures to Kevin Wines.


Trinity is


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.


In Memoriam

Gayle Nash

We sadly report that

Gayle Nash

long-time member of Trinity Church, died on Sunday.

A memorial service will be held this

Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m.

in Trinity Church




Presiding - The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Preaching - The Rev. Scott A. Steiner
Eucharistic Ministers
8:00 David White
10:30 Emily Pucker
8:00 Rhoda Allen
10:30 Brian Naille
Director of  Music/Liturgist
Kevin N. Wines
Acolyte - 10:30 Debbie Wiedwald
Altar Guild
8:00 Rhoda Allen
10:30 Emily Pucker
Usher - 10:30 Alan Sheppard
Coffee Hour Host - 10:30 Catherine Cheek
Floral Decorations - Kent A. Phillips
In the Garden Lunches - Trinity Vestry



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



Click here for the Doodle Poll to select dates to host.


Sunday's bulletin will be posted here later in the week.

The lectionary is available here.

Pledging for 2016

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

click here for a list of pledgers



Usually, the parish treasurer and wardens speak with the congregation about budget updates and opportunities to support Trinity in fuller, more creative ways.  However, I write to you now because we are poised this month to close an anticipated budget deficit for 2016, and you can make all the difference in reaching our goal. And this, I believe, is a deeply pastoral subject.
In April, following careful review of our first quarter financial reports showing internal expense savings and increased pledges after the Annual Meeting in early February, the vestry proposed a plan to narrow a projected $24,000 shortfall in annual revenue by seeking generous pledgers who might make a commitment to a "MATCH for NEW PLEDGES" in 2016. Happily, sixteen pledging families/individuals have offered $12,000 as a potential match to new or increased 2016 pledges.  To date, Trinity's Parish Treasurer Bill Forbes has received new pledges totaling $4,350 that will receive a full match. And you can join, as well...
...If you are new to Trinity Church and have yet to pledge for 2016, please do so this month.  Our vestry is brave and mission-driven, but they simply can't make a prudent budget without knowing all the support that is planned for the parish during the year.  This is why we ask for your financial pledge each year.
...If you have already made a pledge (and, yes, we thank you!), please consider increasing the amount so that it also can be matched by these generous fellow parishioners.
In any case, please know that your giving to God's mission and ministry through Trinity on Capitol Square is holy work. Last week I saw something I never noticed before, even as I've served this congregation for many years: At the high altar rail a panel door exits to the right of the altar, and on that door is carved the biblical imperative, "Bear Ye One Another's' Burdens." Clearly, your pledges and offerings to Trinity are a blessing for many who share in the loving work of caring, nurturing, and inspiring one another all the year long.

With thanks for you always,
(The Rev.) Richard A. Burnett

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.



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

World Refugee Day

You're invited to join Episcopal Migration Ministries and Episcopal Public Policy Network on Friday, May 12 at 7 pm Eastern for a #RefugeesWelcome World Refugee Day Planning webinar. Register here.
In 2000, the United Nations named June 20 as World Refugee Day, deeming it an annual opportunity to celebrate the resilience and success of the former refugees who bless our communities with their wisdom and irrepressible spirit and to examine the root causes of violence and persecution that force people to flee at an alarming rate.
This year, The Episcopal Church, in partnership with congregations, volunteers and our network of 30 local affiliate offices in 26 states, will welcome more than 5,000 refugees to the United States from 32 countries, from places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Afghanistan, and Syria.
World Refugee Day is a great opportunity for individuals and congregations to come together to celebrate refugees in our community and around the world. Find more resources on how Episcopalians can celebrate World Refugee Day here


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, Lucia Benaquisto , Pauline Austin, Jonie Johnson, Dick Oman, Dave Mozano,  Jan Heston, Sharon Whaley, Hal Duryee, David and those in prison and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for all who have died, especially Gayle Nash.


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.

Sunday Morning Parking

Free parking is available only on Sunday mornings in the LAZ surface parking lot next to the YWCA. The lot is accessible from Lazelle Alley, Capital Street, and 4th Street.

Trinity worshippers will need to enter a code into the payment kiosk and receive a parking slip which is to be placed on your dashboard.
To receive a slip from the kiosk:
Touch any button then select Trinity Episcopal, then enter the code 1013.
On-street parking remains free on Sundays at meters. Be aware that weekday and Saturday meters are enforced until 10:00 p.m.

Please only use the parking code on Sunday morning - at other times, it will cause problems for the parking kiosk machine affecting other parkers.
Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716