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August 20, 2013

This WeekSt. Stephen’s at OSU will be hosting an art show
by Kent Phillips

Opening Friday, August 23.  All are invited to the opening reception at 7:00 p.m. on the 23rd.

Phillipsa Art Show

Visit us online at


Serving this Sunday
August 25
, 2013

9:30 a.m.


The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Lilly OHN


The Rev. deniray mueller

Eucharistic Minister:

Rich Giroux

Karen Sellman


Doug Ritchey


Emily Pucker

Patricia Rugola
Altar Guild:
Bunny Johnson &

Lori Dhiraprasiddhi

Floral Decorations:

Kitty Morton Epler

Nursery Volunteers:

Megan Frank

Coffee Hour Hosts:

CEY Rocketships

In the Garden Hosts:

Debbie Wiedwald &

Bill Bronson


Sunday's Service bulletin

(available later this week)
can be read online at
or it can be downloaded.
Click here.


Sunday's lectionary:
14 Pentecost (proper 16) - Track 1

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17


Annual Giving Pledge form is available online.

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Parish Calendar
Click this image for the
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

Because life is better in community...

Summer Worship Schedule

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

One combined liturgy with music

This schedule continues through Labor Day - including September 1


Rector leads Bible Study Group

The Rector continues a series of Wednesday-evening Bible Study conversations entitled "Texts." The gathering continue on Wednesdays, August 21 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Cup o' Joe on South Third Street in German Village. All are encouraged to attend. Contact the Rector for more details - (614) 221-5351

Vestry retreat this weekend

Members of Trinity's vestry will be on retreat on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25. They are reminded to gather at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Procter Conference Center - 11235 State Rt. 38 SE, London, OH   43140  1-800-582-1712. Directions here.

Bp Black Bishop William Grant Black

Saturday, Sept. 14 
11:00 a.m. 
Christ Church Cathedral 

A memorial Eucharist to celebrate the life and ministry of the Rt. Rev. William Grant Black, Seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Christ Church Cathedral. Black died July 7 at the age of 93 from complications of Parkinson's Disease. All are invited to attend.

Columbus Episcopal Youth (CEY) Rocketships Coffee Hour on Sunday, August 25th! We're raising money for our trip to Cedar Point and will be providing food for coffee hour next Sunday.  Please come to church with cash so that you can make a donation.


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 10:30 a.m. liturgy this fall.

Explorers’ Class forming

The Rector will be leading two Saturday explorers’ classes in preparation for confirmation into the Episcopal Church.  Another class will be held on Saturday, September 14.  Bishop Breidenthal will be with us for confirmation on Sunday, September 29.  Contact the Rector for details.




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. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Drop your pantsDROP YOUR PANTS
off at The Open Shelter!

We need donations of men's and women's pants, jeans and shorts of all sizes! Donation drop-offs can be made at our agency (61 E. Mound St., Columbus OH 43215) Monday-Friday 10a-2p.... Plus, remember our "Drive & Drop" event is happening in just two weeks (Saturday, August 24th; 10a-12p)! "Drive and Drop" is a donation drive where we need YOU to 'Drive' by our agency and 'Drop' off YOUR donations of canned goods, hygiene items, clothing and camping equipment for the homeless and marginally housed in our community. We are proud that Shayla Reaves of 10TV News (, Jacqueline's Cupcakes, Otterbein University ( and Boy Scout Troop #284 will be a part of it!
We are looking for individuals, businesses and groups who would be willing to partner with us to provide items, food and even entertainment to reward those who donate! We are also looking for individuals and groups to donate the items specified for those we serve! This would be a great project for groups or Boy/Girl Scout Troops to do donation drives!! Call (614-222-2885) or e-mail ( Harry Yeprem if you have an interest!

THE OPEN SHELTER  61 E. Mound St.  Columbus, Ohio  43215   614-222-2885,

flowersAltar 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.

Welcome Bags For All Visitors

Do you know that small, colorful  welcome bags, containing information about Trinity are available in the entrance of the church each Sunday for visitors?  We hope that some of these visitors will return and regularly join us. You can take an important role in welcoming visitors to Trinity by greeting people who you don't know. Even if they are long-standing members who you don't know,  you will lose nothing by sharing a friendly exchange! For those who are new, offer them a welcome bag, explaining that it contains information about our Church. The Sunday School prepares the  gift bags and stores them in the cupboard inside the Broad Street entrance so they are readily available for ushers to place at the entrance to the Church.
Since its inception about 3 months ago, we have welcomed about 90 people with our greetings and gift bags.  Please help this program be successful!


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time – Carrie Stowers, Pauline Austin, Hal Duryee, Amelia Lewis, Katherine Hope Jones,  John Austen, Sr., Patricia Caldwell,  Debbie Smith, Elijah Todd,  Michael McKinley, Bob Park  and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Seaman Kristy Olmstead, Captain Andrew Saik, Capt. Brian Smith, Cynthia Epler, Jordan Sellman, Ted Abad, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Specialist Michael A. Martin, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in North Korea, Syria, Egypt, Iran & Israel, and Afghanistan.
On this day we renew our commitments to serve the poorest 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 the In The Garden, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s abundant grace in our fellowship.
[Birthday and Anniversary update not available at this time.]

Artful August Events at St. Peter's Delaware

Friday, August 23rd,
 630p an author, a playwright and a comedian walk into a church:
Artful words with local wordsmiths in the Memorial Garden
to the beat of Chuck Easton's drumming circle

Friday, August 30th,
7p in the Memorial Garden:
 the Delaware Community Chorus
performing favorite selections


Ongoing now through September 8 in the church each Friday, Sunday or by appointment:
the 2013 Art in the Sanctuary Exhibition: the Sacred Art of Ethiopia

Each event is free and the lawns are open to the public! Bring your blankets, chairs and favorite picnic each week! Events are rain or shine!
For more information go to or
call 740.369.3175


Altar Guild - Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - Nick Tepe Vestry Liaison (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—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Communications - Nick Tepe, VL
Community Ministries - Karen Peeler, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.  Works closely with the In the Garden leadership team.
Endowment - Bill Mains, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair
Finance Committee - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Future Trinity - Mark Lewis & Bill Case, VL, Bill Bronson, Chair - A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s).
Leadership Development - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Parish Life - Sharon Whaley, VL, Julie Newhall, 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 - Don Galbraith, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Stewardship - Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Bill Mains, 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