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June 26, 2012



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Serving this Sunday
July 1, 2012

9:30 a.m.

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Omosebi
Bob Saik
Eucharistic Ministers:
Tom Milberry

Bill Case

Debbie Wiedwald
Director of Music/Liturgist:
Kevin N. Wines
Steve Maher
Altar Guild:
Rhoda Allen & Lynn Giljahn

Altar Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteers:
Jessica & Jackson Blackburn

Coffee Hour Host:

Peggy Malone

In the Garden Hosts:

Karen Peeler & Chiseko Hamisi


Sunday's Service bulletin
can be read online at
or it can be downloaded.
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Sunday's lectionary:
5 Pentecost Sunday (proper 8)
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43


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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 Hosts Needed:


Please consider offering to host coffee hour during the summer. Sign up online here. The Doodle poll is for the 10:30 liturgy in June and for the combined 9:30 liturgy through Labor Day. Only one date is current spoken for!

Saturday Docent Program:


During the summer months the streets around Trinity are filled with visitors to our city, many of whom would like to take a look inside our beautiful church. We will be opening our doors on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June 16 through July 28 (except July 7's trip to General Convention). If you would be interested in serving as a docent one of those days please contact Kent Phillips here for details. Or speak to Kent in church on Sunday.

thisweekJuly 1 at 11:30 am in the Parish Library
Book Discussion: Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible
By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

SalkinNoted author and educator Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin was a guest at Trinity earlier this year when he preached on gentiles’ integral connection to the Jewish community. This topic is also the subject of his recently published book, Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible. Rabbi Salkin provides an informative and inspiring look at the sympathetic non-Israelite characters of the Hebrew Bible and the redemptive relationships they had with the Jewish people. Relying on biblical and extra-biblical sources, he introduces each character, drawing lessons from the life of each. They include gentile midwives who invented civil disobedience, gentile contractor for Solomon’s Temple, and the first gentile mother of Jewish children, among others.
Please join Susan McKinley and Emily Pucker in discussing the book in Trinity’s library. If you did not buy Rabbi Salkin’s book while he was at Trinity, it can be purchased from for $4.55 used; $18.99 new. It's not too late: Kindle and iBook editions are available, too.

thisweekFriday, June 29
Dinner @ Giuseppe’s Ritrovo and Summer Concert
“Love is but a Jest”

The Good Pennyworths Vocal Quartet & Lute
Dinner @ 6 pm; Concert @ 7:30 pm
Huntington Recital Hall @ Capital University
Free will donation at the door

Songs for Fools and Lovers: A concert for four voices, lutes and harp

From the medieval era to modern day, composers have been writing songs about fools and lovers. The Good Pennyworths ( present a diverse collection of these musical jests, featuring fresh arrangements for lute, harp and voice. Featured composers range in time from Dowland, Purcell, Mozart, and Rossini to Simon & Garfunkel. The quartet is also excited to perform its first commissioned work by jazz composer Jordan Clawson with the stunning World Premiere of his “A Perfect Strain” to poetry by Isabella Valancy Crawford [circa 1880].
Gather with Trinity friends for dinner at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo (in Bexley @ the corner of Drexel and Main)( at 6:00 pm for dinner and walk across the street to Huntington Recital Hall at Capital University for the concert at 7:30 pm. Please rsvp to Susan McKinley at TODAY so she can make dinner reservations.

77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church

July 5-12, 2012 in Indianapolis

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Trinity Church will plan a day trip to General Convention

on Saturday, July 7.
If you are interested, or even thinking about going,
please email Kevin Wines here to be included in car pool plans.

Please indicate if you are able to offer a ride, and to how many, or if you would like to ride with someone else. We will create an email specifically to this smaller group to allow "reply-all" ride setup.

The cost of a one-day guest pass is $20 per person.

Come to Worship Monday, July 2nd at noon at Trinity

Washington Gladden is honored together with Walter Rauschenbusch and Jacob Riis with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of The Episcopal Church on July 2. You are invited to a 30 minute worship service at Noon on that day at Trinity Episcopal Church, E. Broad and Third Street, in which his name will be lifted up. Rev. Timothy Ahrens, Sr. Pastor of First Congregational Church, Columbus, is the preacher for the service. The carillon of Trinity Church will play “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee.”


Saturday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m.

The Merchant of Venice

Actors' Theatre in Schiller Park

A Worship Music & Arts Event: Gather before the show for fellowship and cocktails at Bill Mains’ home on Deshler then walk across the street to enjoy the Shakespeare play in the park.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic snack (no alcohol allowed in the park).  More details to come soon. Free.



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 this summer. All donations are greatly appreciated.


omosebiThis month we welcome
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Omosebi of Nigeria. 

Joining the Rector this Sunday, Bishop Benjamin will preside and preach on the next two Sundays, July 8 and 15 in Trinity Church.
Born in Nigeria, Bishop Omosebi came to the United States in 1996 through an invitation of Bishop Herbert Thompson, Jr., then Bishop of Southern Ohio.  He served as visiting bishop and resident missionary.  This time in Ohio served as a refuge from life-threatening episodes Bishop Omosebi and his family suffered when he was bishop of Kano, Nigeria.  Earlier in his career, Benjamin Omosebi studied in the U.S., completing post-graduate work at Virginia Theological Seminary and Claremont School of Theology in California during the 1980’s.  He has served congregations in Washington DC, Alexandria, VA, and Pasadena, CA. Bishop Benjamin currently resides in West Chester, Ohio with his family.

Contact Jeff McNealey to sign up.

Save the Date - August 12, 2012


Altar 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:



We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time – Michael McKinley, Zane Burchfield, Bascil Wines, Sr. Priscilla, Bill Warren, John Johnson,  Emma Parey, Jodi Park, Carrie Stowers, Joanne Giroux, Joe Caudyand others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Captain Andrew Saik, Capt. Brian Smith, Marcus Hill, Jordan Sellman, Ted Abad, Private Dan Williamson, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Specialist Michael A. Martin, Staff Sgt. Robert A Griffith Jr.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in Nigeria, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan.
And we still our hearts and turn our prayers today to the poorest and the most easily forgotten in our midst . . . praying especially for all who will visit Trinity this afternoon and worship at In The Garden, and the many in need of food and lodging.  We ask for vision to see the needs of our neighbors, hear the cries of the poor, and respond with courage and with love.
Birthdays:  Rocky Morris, Dale Deubler, Robert Dickson, Elizabeth Mannering, Del Hallowell, Andrea Govan, Brianna Maher, Matthew Giljahn
Anniversary:  Rick & Caroline Van Deusen


(Some Vestry Liaisons are still to be named for the new year. Listed here are last year's.)
Parish Life - Jori McDevitt, Vestry Liaison (VL), Julie Newhall, chair—Plans social activities for the parish throughout the year.
Stewardship - Darren Meyer, VL—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Buildings & Grounds - Nick Tepe VL, Alan Sheppard, chair—Oversees the maintenance of the Church facilities, organizes periodic "spruce-up days" and considers improvements to our interior and exterior space..
Worship, Music & Arts - Bill Mains, VL, Kevin N. Wines, chair—Participates in structuring worship services and plans special music, concerts, and evening services.
Christian Formation - Joel Norris, VL—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Community Ministries - Sharon Whaley, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.
Altar Guild - Susan Crompton, chair —Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Pastoral Care - Judy McKissick, VL, Mary Gahbauer, convener - Offers support for fellow congregation members in time of need.
Future Trinity - Bill Mains, VL - A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s)
Personnel - Don Galbraith, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Leadership Development - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Communications - Nick Tepe, VL, Mark Lewis, chair
Finance Committee - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Endowment - Bill Mains, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair

Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716