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July 6, 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 10, 2011

Presider & Preaching:
The Rev. Richard A. Burnett

Eucharistic Minister:
Emily Pucker
Rich Crompton
Director of Music/Liturgist:
Kevin N. Wines

Lizzie VanDeusen & Claire Artrup

John Redden & Don Galbraith
Altar Guild:
Duane Hildebrand
In the Garden Hosts:
Amelia & Mark Lewis
Coffee Hour Host:
Sandy Cox


Sunday's Service bulletin
can be read online at
or it can be downloaded.
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Sunday's lectionary:
Pentecost 4
Genesis 25:19-34
Psalm 119:105-112
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23


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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.


Trinity is

ordinationOn Wednesday, June 29 in Trinity Church,
the Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal
Michelle Catherine Boomgaard,
Suzanne Joy Kreider LeVesconte, and
Henrietta L. Wiley
to the Sacred Order of Deacons.

Click the photo to see an album full of pictures from the event
(from the Diocesan website).

Thanks to all involved in making this a beautiful service.

StoddardBarbara Bruce Stoddard, 82, a former resident of Westerville and Gahanna and member of Trinity Episcopal Church, passed away on Thursday, June 30, at the Twin Lakes Memory Care Center in Burlington, N.C., after a lengthy illness. In 1951 she married John L. Stoddard, and they moved to the Columbus area in 1962. He was employed by Nationwide Insurance, and, after raising her two children, she worked as an actuarial analyst for the JCPenney Casualty Co. in Westerville until she retired in 1989. She and John, who died in 2006, were among the first residents of Annehurst Village, living there for 30 years until they moved to Gahanna and then to North Carolina in 1998. While living in Westerville, Barbara was a volunteer at the Annehurst School, a Girl Scout leader, a member of several garden clubs in Westerville and past president of the Ohio Council of Nationally Accredited Landscape Design Critics. She and her family were active members of Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus. She was born July 30, 1928, in Providence, R.I. She graduated from Brown University in 1950 and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi societies with high honors in mathematics. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Stoddard and Ronald Gallagher of Carrboro, N.C.; and by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Elizabeth Stoddard of Charlestown, Mass. She is also survived by her four beloved grandchildren, Michael and Katie Gallagher and Philippa and Owen Stoddard; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bartholomew's, 204 W. Salisbury St., Pittsboro, NC 27312 or to the CORA Food Pantry, Box 1326, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (  Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 7, 2011

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.

Resources from Pat Rugola's sermon.

Preaching on July 3, Pat mentioned a number of resources regarding religious freedoms: Ÿ
Website of the Office of International Religious Freedom, US Department of State:
Ÿ Wikipedia entry for the International Religious Freedom Act:
Ÿ Omnibus site for news about Sudan from the New York Times:
Ÿ 2002 essay on the Catholic Church in China:
Ÿ 2008 essay on religious persecution in China:
Ÿ 2010 Report on Burma, Office of International Religious Freedom, US Department of State:
Ÿ The Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, with links to articles covering many aspects of religious persecution:
Ÿ Human Rights Watch, with links to articles related to religious freedom and other rights:

Trinity’s Worship, Music & Arts Ministry Team invites you to join us for at
William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
Actors’ Theatre in Schiller Park (German Village)
Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.

Gather in the park around 7:15 to get good seats—early arrivals please save some space for others.  Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.  Also bring your own picnic snacks and beverage.  Wine is not legally allowed in the park.  Admission is free, though free-will donations will be accepted.

Please save these future dates and keep your eyes open for further details to come.
AUGUST 7, Sunday
Columbus Museum of Art Aminah Robinson exhibition following Sunday morning service, with lunch to follow
SEPTEMBER 15, Thursday
Cocktails at the Conservatory (Franklin Park Conservatory)
OCTOBER 1, Saturday
Gallery Hop & Rooftop gathering

To the people of Trinity Church--fodors

Thank you all  for your generosity these past two years.  I learned immensely from all you and I want you to know that I carry you in my heart as I begin ministry at St John's, Cold Spring Harbor.  I have just learned that my ordination to the priesthood has been set for September 10th at 11am at St John's, Cold Spring Harbor.  If you happen to be in New York, please do come by!
 Blessings, Luke

The Rev. Luke F. Fodor
St. John's Church
PO Box 266, 1670 Route 25A

Cold Spring Harbor, NY  11724
516-692-6368 ext 16
347-495-1482 (cell)

Upcoming meetings:

Monday, July 11, 4:30 p.m. - Stewardship Ministry Team in the Parish Library
Wednesday, July 13, 5:15 p.m. - Endowment Committee in the Parish Library


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time, Leonard Frame, Frances Sanders, Ron McCarty, Charles Petree, Walter East, Nancy Zafris, Rachael Friend, Ron Whaley, Jasson Kabaira,  Sharon Whaley, 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: Mariann Price, Scott Donaldson, Lindsey Pauline, Bob Roberts, Lennis Green
We pray for Barbara Stoddard who died last week.


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