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July 26, 2012



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Serving this Sunday
July 29, 2012

9:30 a.m.

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister
Bob Saik
Eucharistic Ministers:
Jeff McNealey

David White

Peggy Malone
Director of Music/Liturgist:
Kevin N. Wines
Jack Lake
Altar Guild:
Rhoda Allen & Emily Pucker

Altar Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteers:
Kate Meyer

In the Garden Hosts:

Debbie Wiedwald & Bill Bronson


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Sunday's lectionary:
9 Pentecost Sunday (proper 12)
2 Samuel 11:1-15
Psalm 14
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21


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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.



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.

A voice from the street - an email to our Rector this week:

“I go by your church every day at 5:30 after work. I just wanted to tell you that I appreciate hearing the bells as I wait for the light on 3rd St to change. It's very comforting after a hard day’s work to listen to the music transcending all the noise and bustle on the street. It reminds me that no matter what , God is still in control. It should be considered a ministry in itself.

Thank you for sharing your music with the community”

Each Sunday we pray for those serving our country at home and abroad. This week's eChimes continues a series introducing these Trinity heroes. Family members of service persons, please send some information and a photo to Kevin Wines for future weeks.


RGriffithGunnery Sgt. Robert A Griffith Jr

is the son of Robert and Janice Griffith. He was born into the Trinity family in Aug of 1977.
GySgt Griffith joined the Marine Corps in Aug. 1996, graduating boot camp at Parris Island SC Nov. 1. After going to school at Ft. Leonard Wood MO he was stationed at MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. He then spent his next 3 years with the 3rd LAR at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA. In 2001 he went to school at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD to become a Refrigeration Mechanic. After school he went to Camp Pendleton, CA where he served with the 7th Engineer Support Battalion.
While with the 7th ESB he was deployed to Iraq 4 times:
RGriffithFr21. The Invasion of Iraq 1/03 to 5/03.
2. Area of Ramadi & Fallujah 10/03 to 5/04.
3. Area of Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province in NW Iraq 8/06 to 3/07. Among other things he was also a Convoy Commander on 18 Combat Logistics Patrols and convoys, totaling over 12,000 miles.
4. Area around Camp Fallujah 1/08 to 8/08
In Jan. 2009 he went to Drill Instructor school at MCRD San Diego. He is currently a Senior DI in Kilo Co. where he will be until the end of the year. He was promoted from SSgt to GySgt on 2 July 2012. In early 2013 he is to report to MCB Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC as a Utilities Chief, with the 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Mar. Div.
His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
w/one gold star in lieu of Second Award, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal w/one silver star in lieu of fifth award and numerous other campaign and unit awards.

Mass in the Grass



Mass in the Grass

August 12, 2012

10:00 a.m.


Trinity’s principle and only service on Sunday, August 12 will be held in Goodale Park with our annual Mass in the Grass picnic to follow.  All are welcome.  The In The Garden ministry team will provide fried chicken and beverages. The Parish Life ministry team will provide table ware.  Please bring a dish to share.


Youth oriented Jazz Concert - Saturday, August 11, Noon

At the Columbus Topiary Garden. PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz  on August 11 the concert features Matt & Natalie Adams.  The Topiary Garden is in Olde Town East at 480 E. Town Street. Free.


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:


ecsfThree rides, one goal: Cycle to Break the Cycle: Sign up to ride or sponsor a rider for ECSF's Bike Fest, your choice of three great bike rides Aug. 17-18. These pedal-powered mission trips will raise money for community ministry grants to churches throughout the diocese. A great choice for outreach committees and youth groups, the Columbus Urban Treasures ride stops for lore and refreshments at ten urban ministries, concluding with supper, social and raffle at St. Alban's. The Cincinnati Eastside Eden ride is your choice of distance along the Little Miami bike trail, with way stations where you can collect lore and snacks, before ending at St. Thomas for a cookout with live music by Robinson Circus. Veteran bikers: consider the two-day Tour d'Ohio from Procter to Cincinnati and back. Led by the Rev. Steve Smith and Chris Tokarz, this follows some of Ohio's loveliest bike trails with free lodging at Church of the Redeemer. Everything you need to sign up or sponsor a rider is on ECSF's website at or call ECSF at 513-221-0547. A brochure can be found here.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time – Phyllis Gill, Michael McKinley, Zane Burchfield, Bascil Wines, Sr. Priscilla, Bill Warren, John Johnson,  Emma Parey, Jodi Park, Carrie Stowers, Joanne Giroux, and 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, Gunnery Sergeant 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:  Brad Sturm, Howard Coffin, Jonathan Kay, Al Sheppard, Jane Forbes, Patricia Hatler
Anniversaries:  Dick and Katharine Burnett.
Today’s flowers are given to the Glory of God and in Memory of Robert Malone by his daughter Peggy Malone.


(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