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September 20, 2011

Sunday Morning Service Schedule:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II with music
[4th Sunday of each month - Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8:00 am,
Morning Prayer and Holy Communion Rite I at 10:30 am]
Church school and nursery child care during the 10:30 a.m. liturgy

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Serving this Sunday
September 25, 2011

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Dr. Patricia Rugola

Eucharistic Ministers:
8 David White
10:30 Rich Giroux
8 Bill Case
10:30 Karen Sellman
Director of Music/Liturgist:
Kevin N. Wines
Peggy Malone

8 Ken Leslie

10:30 Steve Maher
Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Chuck Gebhardt
Floral Arrangements:
Kent A. Phillips
Nursery Volunteer:
Jori McDevitt
In the Garden Hosts:
Chiseko Hamisi & Karen Peeler


Sunday's Service bulletin
can be read online at
or it can be downloaded.
Click here.


Sunday's lectionary:
Pentecost 15
Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21:23-32


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day-to-day schedule at Trinity Church.



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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The Advancement/Fun Team meets this Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Library.

this week

Adult Formation this Sunday, 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Library—

The Rector continues “scriptural reasoning” - a fresh expression of bible study that speaks to many dimensions of our lives with an openness to religious diversity and multicultural interpretations.

Opportunities to Serve:

Coffee Hour Hosts—Parish Life has reserved one upcoming Sunday.
Please, go to the online Doodle poll to sign up.

nursery1nursery2The Sunday School classes

for children follow a lectionary-based program from the Episcopal Church. The weekly lessons and plans are available here. Please contact any of the teachers for more information.

Picking, Painting & Pets:
Trinity plans exciting kickoff to fall season…

Sunday, October 2- Parish Life lunch gathering and then apple picking.  Watch for details regarding location and time.
Then on Sunday, October 9 there will be a special Share the Harvest coffee hour with parishioners being requested to bring Harvest items such as apple or pumpkin dishes.  Even if you aren’t able to join in the apple picking trip, please bring a harvest inspired treat to share, if possible.  
Sunday, October 2- Undercroft painting and spruce up starting at 3:30pm.  Many hands would be appreciated. Everyone is welcome and needed—those who can paint and those who can help wash down walls and tables. Help Trinity brighten up for the Columbus Marathoners’ dinner and breakfast on October 15/16… and much, much more!  
Sunday, October 2 celebrates St. Francis Day and Parish Life and the Sunday School  encourage that pictures of pets, or stuffed animals, be brought to church for a "Blessing of the Animals".  Parish Life is also arranging for donations to the Capital Area Humane Society.  Who are currently oversupplied with newspaper but their critical need items include canned cat, dog, kitten and puppy food (Science Diet preferred), dry dog and cat food for their food bank, and Kong® dog toys - size LARGE and up.

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Trinity has big plans for Marathon Weekend

October 15 & 16, 2011.  For complete details click this image.

Volunteers are needed to help Trinity host the various Columbus Marathon events Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16.  Volunteers can staff the expo booth on Friday, October 14 or Saturday, October 15.  There is a need for 15-20 people to help host the pasta dinner for Columbus Marathon runners and families on Saturday, October 15.  Also, parishioners are needed to help with the race day pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 16.  Please consider how you can assist Trinity provide hospitality to the many Columbus Marathon runners and supporters.  Sign up sheets will be available at church and feel free to email Debbie Wiedwald at to sign up today.  Trinity has a wonderful opportunity to partner with Columbus Marathon and to raise funds to support our various ministries.

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 

A Service of Evensong: Remembering 9/11/2001

this weekThe 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. 

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.

seminary logobassTrinity Days to feature Diana Butler Bass

Author, speaker, and expert on American religion and culture Diana Butler Bass will be the featured speaker this Thursday, September 29, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., during Trinity Days 2011. She will provide two lectures based on her upcoming book, After Religion: Three Questions Shaping a New Spiritual Awakening. (Nov. 2011)

This event is open to the general public, not only seminary alumni. Registration is required at

Bass has taught church history, American religious history, history of Christian thought, religion and politics, and congregational studies. She is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Christianity for the Rest of Us. She is a graduate of Duke University and a member of the Episcopal church. Her lectures are part of three days of events that also include a Festival Eucharist commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Called to Common Mission, Trinity’s alumni banquet, and a homecoming flag football game. A complete schedule and registration form are available online.



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.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time, Sue Carter, Honey Morrison, Bill Davidson, Kelly & Priscilla Clark, Mark Lalik, Betty Staub, Ron McCarty, 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: Fran Bennekamper, Barb Gill, David Reed, Thomas Milbery, Liz Arndt, Charlotte Spaine, Pauline Austin, Marc Rosenfeld 
Anniversary:  Vanessa and James Jamison, Angela and John Manning, Courtney and Chad Clark
We remember Vern Tyson, 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.
Christian 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