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July 15, 2015


Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
and In the Garden at 2:00 p.m.

Summer Worship Schedule
with one combined liturgy at 9:30 a.m.
through labor Day weekend

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Serving this Sunday
July 19, 2015

9:30 a.m.


The Rev. Ed Payne


The Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery


Scott Steiner

Eucharistic Minister:

Bill Bronson


Rhoda Allen

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


Bill Mains & Mark Cheek

Altar Guild:
Rhoda Allen & Emily Pucker

Floral Decorations:

Hanna/Granger Wedding


Don & Judy McKissick

In the Garden meal by:

St. Philip Episcopal Church,



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Sunday's lectionary:
8 Pentecost (proper 11)

2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Psalm 89:20-37

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56





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The Vestry & Wardens
of Trinity Church

Sr. Warden:
Patricia Rugola

Jr. Warden:
Joel Norris

Vestry Members:
Mary Gahbauer
Andrea Govan

Scott Hoshor-Johnson
Ken Leslie
Karen Peeler
John Redden
Brad Sturm
Amy Walch
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.


this weekShakespeare in the Park

Join Trinity friends for an evening in Schiller Park (German Village) this Saturday, July 18 at 8pm. Actors' Summer Theatre is performing Richard III.
Gather at 7pm at the home of Bill Mains, 227 E. Deshler for pre-show fellowship.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic basket if you like.

Pastoral Notice:

The Rector will be on vacation July 2—July 30.

Please contact the Parish Office with any pastoral concerns, 221-5351. Parish Seminarian Scott Steiner and local Episcopal clergy will be available for pastoral care and emergencies. If no one answers in the Parish Office, please leave a message on the Rector’s voice mail to arrange visitation.

This Sunday we welcome back The Rev. Ed Payne who will preside at our 9:30 am liturgy. Fr. Payne will be joined by the Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery, who preaches this Sunday.

LoweryRichard H. Lowery, Ph.D. Yale, is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister and Hebrew Bible scholar. His scholarship is focused on his faith commitments to social and ecological justice, mission, and ecumenism. Rick taught and served as dean at Lexington Theological seminary, where he continues to teach as an adjunct.  He is affiliate faculty at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and adjunct faculty at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He taught 17 years at Phillips Theological Seminary (PTS) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2009, Rick moved to Indianapolis to live full-time with his wife, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He blogs for Huffington Post, speaks at church gatherings throughout the US and Canada, and has written articles and Bible lessons for scholarly and popular publication. He has written and produced Bible study lessons and online videos for a variety of church projects and programs. His books include Sabbath and Jubilee and the Storyteller’s Companion: Daniel and Revelation. He’s currently working on a book, Genesis and Human Rights. Rick is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature Southwest Region and served on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission.

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a mainline Protestant denomination born on the American frontier among Presbyterians and others who rejected the sectarian divisions of European churches and sought fellowship around a common table open to all who profess faith in Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper is central to their worship every Sunday. Ecumenism and a deep commitment to mission in partnership with other churches throughout the world lie at the heart of Disciples self-understanding. Disciples in the US and Canada are currently meeting in their biennial General Assembly this week in Columbus.

PayneAs clergy of our diocese for nearly twenty years, Fr. Ed Payne has served St. Simon of Lincoln Heights, St. Andrew of Cincinnati, St. Mary's of Waynesville, Grace Church of Pomeroy, St. Peter's of Gallipolis, St. Paul's of Chillicothe and St. Francis of Springboro.  Currently, he is retired from parish ministry and is intensely involved in the ministry of serving as a diocesan supply priest.  Over the years, he has preached and celebrated Holy Eucharist in twenty-six parishes of our diocese.

Prior to his ordination in the mid 1990s, Fr. Ed Payne lived a life of music, music teaching, and music performance.  As an operatic baritone, he made his professional debut at age 17 with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1965 as Baritone Soloist in Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Robert Shaw conducting.  He sang leading roles in twenty-one opera houses in Italy under the auspices of the Florence Opera House, and in forty-one states for the Boris Goldovsky Grand Opera of NYC.  He sang the role of Bernardo in Bernstein's West Side Story with the Chautauqua Opera.  He sang leading and featured roles with Opera Columbus for five seasons.  He sang the role of Robbins in Gershwin's Porgy & Bess for two seasons with the Metropolitan Opera.  He was a New York District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and has performed recitals throughout the United States. 



ITGWith the wonderful support of our ITG Partners and all of YOU,we continue to provide a hearty meal for 80-120 diners each Sunday afternoon through the summer.  We will celebrate our "roots" on July 26 when we have a picnic in the Trinity garden and sidewalk area!
This will bring summer activities to a brief "pause" as we pull back in the month of August to sack lunches handed out at noon to those who are in need. We are hoping that the Trinity congregation will help us make and pack these sack lunches after our August 9:30 service each morning.  The ITG Team will have sandwich materials and other sack contents ready to put together!  As you are shopping  during the weeks ahead, we would be grateful for any contributions of brown lunch-size paper sacks, power or snack bars, and small bottles of water.  We will vary the sandwiches and fruit contents, so each Sunday will have variety!
In The Garden will resume our normal schedule Sept. 6.

Paula Redden to ride in Pelotonia

Paula will be riding on August 7-9 and asks for your prayers and support.  Donations can be pledged at  100% of donations go to research at the James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University.


Summer Reading

Stevens BookTrinity Church will host Becca Stevens in November for an exciting and uplifting weekend. Prepare by reading one (or more) of her books. More information and books are available here.
What started as an impossible dream-to build a café that employs women recovering from prostitution and addiction-is helping to fuel an astonishing movement to bring freedom and fair wages to women producers worldwide where tea and trafficking are linked by oppression and the opiate wars.
Becca Stevens started the Thistle Stop Café to empower women survivors. But when she discovered a connection between café workers and tea laborers overseas, she embarked on a global mission called "Shared Trade" to increase the value of women survivors and producers across the globe.

Summer Worship Schedule
with one combined liturgy at 9:30 a.m.
through labor Day weekend


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.

Summer Worship Schedule
with one combined liturgy at 9:30 a.m.
through labor Day weekend

coffee hourCoffee Hour Hosts are Needed

Please visit the online doodle poll to select the Sunday(s) you would like to host coffee hour following the 9:30 a.m. liturgy.
For those who are hosting Coffee Hours, you should know that a number of items you might needs are available in the unlocked "Coffee Closet” in the Undercroft. If you know of any supplies you would like to have available in the coffee closet to make hosting easier, please tell Karen Peeler and she will see that they are provided. Thanks for Hosting!


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 Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
Today we pray for peace throughout the world, especially in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
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 –Debbie McKinney, Cliff Miller, Jack Wiseman, Bill Form, Dick Oman, Elizabeth Lilly,  Joanne Lynch, Dave Mozano, Pauline Austin, Leelah Acorn, Marie & Keith Duty,  Jan Heston, Frances Bennekamper, Gayle Nash, Jayla Kennedy, Josh McKinney, Sharon Whaley, Hal Duryee,  Bob Park and others whom we name silently or aloud.
Birthdays:   Olivia Govan, Jack Lake, Emily Treasure, Susan McKinley, Dreama Bogart, Sasha Beyer.
Anniversary:  Judy and Donald McKissick


Altar Guild - Andrea Govan, Vestry Liaison (VL), Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - John Redden, 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 - Scott Hoshor-Johnson, VL
Community Ministries - David White, VL, Karen Peeler, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.  Works closely with the In the Garden leadership team.
Endowment - Joel Norris, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair
Finance Committee - Patricia Rugola, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Future Trinity - Joel Norris, VL, Bill Mains & Bill Bronson, Chair—A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s).
Leadership Development - Patricia Rugola, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Parish Life - Scott Hoshor-Johnson, VL, Paula Redden, 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 - 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 - Amy Walch, 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