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May 3, 2016

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

Parking Code reinstated:

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...

Henry Davies Webster, eldest son of Bill and Gretchen Webster, and brother to Kate and Tommy, died this past week at the age of 16. A memorial service will be held in Trinity Church at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.
The obituary is available here.


Spring Planting Day in the Trinity Garden


The Lay Weeders will gather in the garden for cleanup and planting on Saturday, May 7, starting at 9:30 am, with a rain date to be determined later. All are welcome, regardless of horticultural skill level. Also, if you have extra shade-loving plants to share, please bring them to the garden on or before that date. You may leave them behind the sign.




Presiding & Preaching - The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
The Rev. Dr. George Glazier
Assisting - The Rev. Scott A. Steiner
Eucharistic Ministers - 8:00 David White
10:30 Catherine Cheek
Lectors - 8:00 Steve Maher
10:30 Brad Sturm
Director of Music/Liturgist - Kevin N. Wines

Prelude - Annie Wimsatt
Acolyte - 10:30 Mark Cheek
Altar Guild - 8:00 Bunny Johnson
10:30 Lynn Giljahn
Usher - 10:30 John Redden
Coffee Hour Host - 10:30 Bill Mains & Brian Smith
Floral Decorations - Kent A. Phillips
In the Garden Lunches - ITG Core Team


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.



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

more details below


A Note from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Flint, Michigan:


Dear People of Trinity Church,

Thanks you for your generous gift of $1,000 toward Flint water relief. The Episcopal Church has four avenues of help here and your gift means a great deal to our work.

God's Peace & Blessing
Dan Scheid+



From St. Paul's Website:

Fresh Food for Flint Families

St. Paul's is working in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan, Episcopal Relief and Development, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Soup Kitchen, Christ Enrichment Center and Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministries to provide access to healthy, fresh foods rich in iron, calcium, and vitamin C to help combat the effects of lead poisoning.   
We will be using these foods to feed God's children in our Tuesday lunch, giving it away during Christ Enrichment Center's grocery give-aways, introducing it into the recipes used during Crossover's skills-building cooking classes, and more.



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

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


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, 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.
We pray for those who have died, especially Henry Davies Webster.


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