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July 26, 2011

Summer Worship Schedule:

Through Labor Day

One combined service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Nursery and child care during the liturgy

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Serving this Sunday
July 31, 2011

Presider & Preaching:
The Rev. Robert Kicks

Eucharistic Minister:
Bill Bronson
David White
Director of Music/Liturgist:
Kevin N. Wines
Lexi & Sierra Sribanditmongko

Steve Maher & Bob Griffith
Altar Guild:
Susan & Rich Crompton
In the Garden Hosts:
Chiseko Hamisi & the ITG team
Coffee Hour Host:
Darren & Kathryn Meyer


Sunday's Service bulletin
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Sunday's lectionary:
Pentecost 7
Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 17:1-7, 16
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21


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BlackburnWith great sadness we report the death of Steve Blackburn, who was killed in a plane crash just before 7:00 p.m. Monday evening.  Steve was piloting a private airplane to Albany, NY, when weather is assumed to have caused the crash near Albany.  He was alone in the plane.
An active participant at Trinity Church, Steve's wife, Debbie Wiedwald, currently serves as Junior Warden.  They have three children: Sarah, Jessica and Jackson.  Plans for a memorial service have not been set, but a service will take place at Trinity Church.  Further email announcements will be sent once plans are finalized. We remember Steve and his family in our prayers this week at Trinity Church.

Father of all, we pray to you for Steve and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Grant, O Lord, to all who are bereaved the spirit of faith and courage, that they may have strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great goodness, and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love. And this we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.



for an outing to the Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday, August 7 to tour Aminah Robinson's current exhibit "Street Talk and Spiritual; Matters: Aminah's Mt. Vernon Avenue". Entry to the Museum is free on Sundays; parking is behind the Museum at 480 East Broad Street. Aminah Robinson is a local Columbus artist whose work has been the focus of previous exhibits at the Columbus Museum of Art. This exhibit includes the entire range of the different materials and forms that typify her work.  After we tour the exhibit we will stop for lunch at the Palette Express at the Museum.
Click here for a great video intro to the exhibit.  Linked at

Mass in the GrassPlease join us for Mass in the Grass 2011
Sunday, August 14—10:00 a.m.
Please note the special 10:00 a.m. service time, planned to make the picnic nearer to lunch time.
Schiller Park Rec Center at the corner of Deshler Ave. and Jaeger St. in German Village
Please bring lawn chairs and dress comfortably
Potluck Parish Picnic to follow in the Rec Center.
Please bring a dish to share.
Suggested dishes:  If your last name begins with
  • A-G bring a salad or side dish
  • H-R bring an entrée
  • S-Z bring a desert
The Parish Life Ministry Team will provide paper products and beverages.


(Community & Refugee Imigration Services)
August Challenge:  A Kitchen Basket
September Challenge:  A Food Basket
Trinity’s Church School Children and our Community Ministry Team are asking for your help to fill some of the needs of families who have recently newly immigrated to our city.
CRIS request 4 categories of baskets—Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom, Food. We will focus on Kitchen in August and create a food basket in September.
We will be collecting these items for the KITCHEN BASKET between now and August 14, which is Mass in the Grass. New or gently used items are welcome. If you care to make a cash donation for items to help fill the basket, please talk with Jori McDevitt at coffee hour Sunday. Please remember to bring your items to Trinity on Sunday or to Mass in the Grass on Sunday, August 14

Altar Decoration Memorials

If you would like to place a flower memorial or thanksgiving in the Sunday bulletin, please 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.

Also, if you do not receive birthday and anniversary cards from the Rector, please update your information in Diane's members' database.  Simply email her your information. 

Cell Phones
-- have you added to or changed your phone numbers or email addresses lately?  Please let Diane know.


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. All donations are greatly appreciated.

St Phillip Church will be taking part in a trip to the dedication of the new Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, DC, on August 26-28. They have available seats and invite anyone from Trinity that is interested to join them.  For complete details click here.

Last workshop before ECSF’s grant deadline!  

The Episcopal Community Services Foundation is the diocese’s main source of grants for community ministry in Southen Ohio. Join ECSF’s grants committee Saturday July 30 at Procter Conference Center for a crash course on the new grant guidelines.  This gives you six weeks before proposals are due Sept. 15.  The workshop starts at 10 with an hour explaining the changes, followed by exciting talks by two grantees on how they’re using key strategies called for in the new proposal.  Afternoon breakout sessions offer tools for consulting the people you serve, and drawing on your faith to shape and support community ministry.
Visit www.ECSFsouthernohio or call ECSF’s Ariel Miller at 513-221-0547 to sign up for any part of the day that fits your interest and needs.  ECSF donors are also welcome and encouraged to attend. The workshop is free:  the only charge is $9 if you’re joining us for lunch. The workshop leaders are Rhonda Abban. MSW and the Rev. Gary Givler of ECSF’s grants committee, with grantee panelists Holly Sowel-Jenkins of St. Simon’s Future Stars in Lincoln Heights and Evanthia Owen of Trinity Church and Partners in Hope in Troy.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time, Betty Staub, Leonard Frame, Frances Sanders, Ron McCarty, Charles Petree, Nancy Zafris, Rachael Friend, Ron Whaley, Jasson Kabaira,  Carrie, Stowers, Molly Morris,  Joanne Giroux, Bob & Jodie Park, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Brianna Maher, Capt. Brian Smith, Jordan Sellman, Ted Abad, Private Dan Williamson, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Specialist Michael A. Martin, Staff Sgt. Robert A Griffith Jr. and all who serve our country overseas and at home.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially  in Syria, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Birthdays:  Howard Coffin, Jonathan Kay, Al Sheppard, Jane Forbes, Eric Huffman, Patricia Hatler, Jackson Blackburn.
We remember Steve Blackburn, who died last week.

marathon logoTrinity has big plans

for Marathon Weekend - October 15 & 16, 2011.  For complete details click this image.

Can you help? 

The Franklinton Gardens produce stand at St. John's is in need of a new or used refrigerator for food storage.  They will pick it up.  If you can help, please email The Rev. Lee Anne Reat at or call the church, 221-9328.


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.
Formation - Joel Norris, VL—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Community Ministries - Chiseko Hamisi, 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
Personnel - Don Galbraith, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Leadership Development - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Communications - Nick Tepe, VL
Finance Committee - Jerry Sellman, VL, Courtney Clark, chair
Endowment - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair

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