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August 31, 2011

Summer Worship Schedule:

Through Labor Day - including Sunday, September 4

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

Nursery and child care during the liturgy

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Serving this Sunday
September 4, 2011

Preaching & Presiding:
The Rev. Richard A. Burnett

Eucharistic Minister:
Rich Giroux
Mark Lewis
Director of Music/Liturgist:
Kevin N. Wines
Sierra & Lexo Sribanditmongko

Joel Norris & Don Galbraith
Altar Guild:
Duane Hildebrand
Coffee Hour Hosts:
Parish Life Ministry Team
In the Garden Hosts:
Karen Peeler &
The Rev. deniray mueller


Sunday's Service bulletin
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or it can be downloaded.
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Sunday's lectionary:
Pentecost 12
Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
Romans 12:9-21
Matthew 16:21-28


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Click the picture below for an album of photos from Mass in the Grass 2011


Mass in the Grass

If you have family events to share with us at Trinity please email pictures to Kevin Wines.


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Welcome to Trinity

Opportunities to Serve:

Coffee Hour HostsALL Sundays following Welcome to Trinity Sunday are still available for those wishing to host coffee hour.  Please, go to the online Doodle poll to sign up.

As the new program year begins, anyone wishing to join a Sunday morning team (ushers, lectors, altar guild, chorister, etc.) should email Diane Donato or call her in the Parish Office 221-5351.  Please specify what ministry you would like to join, and which service you normally attend. Diane will forward your information to the coordinator for your desired team.

Advancement/Fun Ministry Team meeting

Thursday, September 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Library. Plans for Trinity's activities on the upcoming Marathon weekend will be discussed.  All are welcome.

IN THE GARDEN – Aug. 28, 2011

Reflecting the increasing need by many in our community, the In The Garden ministry has experienced a  tremendous increase in attendance this summer.  Last Sunday we served over 138 people; Aug. 21, we served over 160!  Last Sunday’s meal was prepared by the ladies of the Church of the Solid Faith and included home cooked roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and carrots, corn on the cob, and assorted fruit for dessert. In The Garden provides the only hot  meal available to the homeless downtown on the weekend. Deacon Fred Shirley  led the worship service and gave a short Homily.   Deacon deniray mueller, Susan Crompton, Karen Peeler, and Chise Hamisi hosted and helped serve.   Your help and involvement with  this rapidly growing ministry to some of our most needy neighbors is earnestly solicited! Contact any of the ITG “ Core Team” (Susan and Rich Crompton, Bill Bronson, Chise Hamisi, Deacon deniray mueller, Karen Peeler)  for questions or if you wish to participate.


Missio'missio' conference Sept. 30-Oct. 1

missio is a gathering of emerging church leaders, mainline leaders, and Fresh Expressions practitioners, for conversation and collaboration in (re) imagining church in ways that are radically incarnational and contextual to embody the Gospel and Reign of God in today's culture. missio is an opportunity for people in traditional congregations to dialogue with leaders of emerging Christianity, to discover innovative resources for building community through radical hospitality, emergent worship, and missional church planting within a postmodern and post-secular world. missio will explore what it means to be what the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, calls a "mixed-economy church," where traditional congregations and new expressions of church work together to participate in God's mission in the world.  Bring a team from your congregation to missio and learn to engage God's mission in new and fresh ways! Detailed information and registration is online at 


(Community & Refugee Imigration Services)
September Challenge:  A Food Basket
Thanks to those who helped create a kitchen basket earlier this month.  Now Trinity’s Church School Children and our Community Ministry Team are asking for your help to fill some more of the needs of families who have recently newly immigrated to our city.
CRIS requests 4 categories of baskets—Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom, Food. We focused on Kitchen in August and are creating a food basket in September.
On September 21 a Burmese family of 5 is arriving in Columbus.  Our food basket will be delivered directly to them that day.  Please note the dietary needs/suggestions in the graphic. Non-perishable items can be brought to Trinity between now and Sunday, September 18. Jori McDevitt has volunteered to shop for perishable items that day and deliver them as well.  If you would like to contribute to that purchase, please bring or send a check to the church noting CRIS FOOD BASKET on the memo, or give cash directly to Jori at church.
Visit Wikipedia's Burmese Cuisine article if you want to do some creative yet appropriate shopping for non-perishable items.

Homework Club Coming to Columbus Deanery!

The Homework Club Exploratory Group sparked by Carlos de Jesus and the Latino Commission of the Diocese has met to consider the how, when, and where to begin an evening Homework Club for children and their families in a demographic area where many immigrants have settled.  At this time, Whitehall has become a target area.  The Group of varying backgrounds and interests is seeking the versatile talents and energies of parishioners in the Columbus Deanery.  If you have a passion to serve others…in this case, those who are presently struggling to communicate and learn using their new American language….if you have administrative skills…if you love to teach…if you enjoy welcoming people into new situations…if you are seeking a new ministry which can incorporate your creative ideas, please join us at our next meeting on Monday, September 19th at 10 AM at All Saints Episcopal Church in New Albany.  For further questions, please call Rev. Diana Shirley at 614-882-9038.


Sunday, September 11
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Atrium of The Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio
"On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we gather as communities of diverse faiths to: pray for all affected by the tragedy; honor the creative human responses; promote peace and interfaith harmony; and foster unity among people of Ohio."
Co-Sponsors: Columbus Jewish Federation; Columbus Metropolitan Area Church Council; Council on American Islamic Relations; Ohio Interfaith Association of Central Ohio; Ohio Council of Churches; Ohio Jewish Communities.
For more information, please email

A Service of Evensong: Remembering 9/11/2001

The Rev. Dr. William L. Sachs, preaching
Friday, September 23, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., Columbus, OH 43214
As we mark the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, we invite you to consider reflecting with others in our diocese and the Columbus area on how we have been changed in the meantime.  On September 23rd St. James Clintonville (Columbus) will host an Evensong sponsored by the diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Commission beginning at 7 p.m. and followed by a sherry reception and conversation with our preacher for the evening, The Rev. William L. Sachs, PhD.  Father Sachs is Executive Director of the Center for Interfaith Reconciliation in Richmond, Virginia. In that work he develops educational programs on understanding and engaging constructively with Muslims and members of other faiths. He is the author of four books and more than 200 articles, chapters, reports, and reviews. As an Episcopal priest he has served five parishes in Virginia, Connecticut, and Chicago. A consultant with foundations and non-profit organizations, he is frequently interviewed by major media outlets including the New York Times. 

Immigration film Sunday, Sept. 4, 3-5:30 pm at COSI in Columbus: 

As 9/11 approaches, see the short documentary “HAWO’S DINNER PARTY”  and join a community discussion about building understanding and friendship across ethnic and religious boundaries. Drawing on some of the most vivid scenes of welcoming and transformation from Welcome to Shelbyville, the 2010 documentary follows the trajectory of Hawo Siyad, a refugee and former nurse from Somalia, who has come to work at the near-by Tyson Foods chicken processing plant. Dressed in colorful hijab even on the assembly line, Hawo is determined to learn English and to connect with her neighbors. But as news of “home grown terrorism” appears in the national media and as Hawo tries to reach out, we get an intimate glimpse into the honest – and often uncomfortable – confrontations that emerge. “Hawo’s Dinner Party” shows what happens when newcomers and “welcoming ambassadors” communicate and work together to transform their community, even under the most challenging times. 
hawoSponsored by the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State and Community Refugee and Immigration Services, this event also serves as a fundraiser for drought and famine relief in the Horn of Africa, with proceeds going to the American Refugee Committee. 
Please send RSVPs to:  Parking in the lots on Belle Street on the west side of COSI costs $5, cash only.

peanutRegister for Church School

All parents are asked to register their children for Trinity's Church School, which resumes for the academic year on Sunday, September 11.  A simple online form is available here. Anyone interested in serving as a Church School Teacher should speak with the Rector as soon as possible.
ALLERGIES can be very dangerous...
Please, register your child so we know what to avoid.
Also cell numbers, etc. etc. -- Necessary information

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.

ChihuliWorship, Music & Arts Ministry Team Event:

"Cocktails at the Conservatory"

Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 East Broad Street
Thursday, September 15
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join Trinity friends (age 21 and over) to enjoy a lovely evening of entertainment, art and gardens at the Franklin Park Conservatory's "Cocktails at the Conservatory." Included are featured cocktails or full bar selection along with small plate hors d'oeuvres in the Conservatory's Atrium or John F. Wolfe Palm House. Of course,  non-alcoholic selections are also available.  Any current exhibition, The Chihuly Collection, James Turrell's Light Raiment II installation will be on view. Arrive and depart at the time of your choosing.

Admission is $11 per person and in return each guest is given $10 worth of beverage hors d'oeuvres tokens.  Parking is free.  Visit for more information.


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.

Trinity's Financial Statement for the first half of 2011 are now available.  Please click here.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time, Honey Morrison, Amelia Lewis, Bill Davidson, Kelly & Priscilla Clark, Mark Lalik, Betty Staub, 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:  Bob Griffith, Lorraine Clark, Andrew Jamison, Sherry Rosenfeld, Stephan Frank, Andrew Navarro, Justin Sellman, Lexi Sribanditmongko, Amelia Geisler
Anniversary:  Manju & Robert Woods

marathon logoTrinity has big plans

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


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