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Serving this Sunday
September 28, 2014

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Bruce Smith


The Rev. deniray mueller

Robert Hill

Eucharistic Minister:

8 Mary Gahbauer

10:30 Emily Puckers


8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Andrea Govan

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Bill Bronson

Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Lynn Giljahn

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips


8 Larry Burton

10:30 Chiseko Hamisi

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Coffee Hour Hosts:

Karen Peeler &

The Rev. deniray mueller

Nursery Supervisor:

Teresa Lonas

In the Garden meal by:

Kate & Darren Meyer


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Sunday's lectionary:
16 Pentecost (proper 21)

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16

Philippians 2:1-13

Matthew 21:23-32



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The Worship, Music & Arts Ministry Team will be meeting following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy this Sunday, September 28 on the 3rd floor of the Parish House.

Smith-BruceThe Rev. Bruce Smith, retired priest and former Associate Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Upper Arlington, presides and preaches this Sunday morning.  He also leads Adult Formation at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Library—his topic: The “S” Word—Stewardship.
Bruce is active in the life of the Diocese of Southern Ohio. He chairs the Affirmative Aging Commission, and serves on the Diocesan Finance Committee. He has also served on the Diocesan Stewardship Commission, the Diocesan Budget Committee and Diocesan Council. In the Columbus area, he has been active in the Interfaith Center for Peace, and has worked with the Ohio Council of Churches in the planning of several of their Ohio Ministries Convocations for all clergy in Ohio.
Bruce is currently serving as Priest-in-Charge of Trinity Episcopal Church in McArthur, OH.

It’s Apple Pickin’ Time!

Take part in a Trinity tradition on Oct. 5 as we gather for lunch and apple picking! Following the 10:30 service, we will head to the Old Bag of Nails Pub in Gahanna and then on to Lynd's Fruit Farm to enjoy God's bounty and the beautiful autumn weather.
Then on Oct. 12, we invite everyone to participate in Share the Harvest and provide an apple or pumpkin themed treat for coffee hour, which will then be shared with our friends at In the Garden. Questions can be directed to Emily Pucker at or 313-55-1982.

4th Annual Parish Pasta Dinner

Saturday, October 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in our newly "face-lifted" Undercroft!  Tickets will be on sale at church each Sunday after services.  And available online here. Let's do this, Trinity!!
This year the enhanced menu will be not only a fund-raiser for our parish, but will provide an opportunity for Trinity folks to gather and play together and eat together!  The menu will include homemade marinara sauce, garlic bread, green salad and desserts, with assorted beverages!  There will be music and entertainment as well, so come and rejoice with your fellow parishioners of all ages! Bring friends and family!  At $10.00 a person, it is a "runaway" bargain and a "happening"!

The first Annual Parish Pasta Dinner in 2011


Columbus Marathon weekend sees a huge coming together of people from throughout city, state and world. We bring the weekend to a close by celebrating this convergence and praising God in a service of contemplative evening prayer and music on Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Trinity Church. All are welcome.


BIBLE STUDY—Wednesdays at 8am

Join the Rector for Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. in the church, then stay for an hour of exploration into the book of Exodus.  Wednesday mornings, October 1, 8, 15, and 22. Contact the Rector 221-5351.

Floral Guild Training

Those interested in preparing altar flower decorations for Trinity Church will have training sessions on Saturdays, October 11 and November 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the church. Please contact Kent Phillips for more details. Once trained members will sign up for weeks when they will design the floral decorations.

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.
For those who are hosting Coffee Hours, you should know that a number of items you might needs are available in the unlocked "Coffee Closet” in the Undercroft. If you know of any supplies you would like to have available in the coffee closet to make hosting easier, please tell Karen Peeler and she will see that they are provided. Thanks for Hosting!

flowersAltar Decoration Memorials

If you would like to place a flower memorial or thanksgiving in the Sunday bulletin, 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.


Ohioans to Stop Executions invites the public to learn more about the death penalty in Ohio through its Voices of Experience program, which will be in Columbus on September 30. Additional information is at
The details:
Tuesday, September 30 at 7 pm
Saint James the Less Catholic Church
1652 Oakland Park Ave in Columbus

Trespasses Dinner

October 18th at 6:00 PM
EASE Gallery, 30 W. Woodruff Avenue

Calling all artists, writers, and performers to participate in a special dinner in preparation for EASE Gallery’s Spring community project, a show and book, which will be entitled “Trespasses": Trespass is a very old idea, and although it’s often seen negatively it can lead to beauty and revolutions in understanding.  Sometimes we need other people to trespass into our private preserves of thought and belief, and into our carefully curated ways of doing things. 
EASE Gallery invites visual artists, writers, musicians, and performers to join us in an examination of trespass, what it means and how it can help or hinder us.  We will undertake this examination through a gallery show and a book.  
We will pair artists together, and invite them to trespass into each other’s work, making sculptures based on writing, creating music based on paintings, writing poems based on photographs, etc.  We hope these collaborations will be free-flowing, challenging, and grace-filled.  
Join us for dinner on October 18th at 6:00 PM, when artists of all varieties can meet each other, explore each other’s work, and form collaborations with one or two others.  The fruit of these collaborations will become the content of the show, to be held in February, and the book that will accompany it.  Please bring work to show, read, or perform.  Coming to the dinner doesn’t commit you to participating in the book and show in February.


Disposable Diapers are always in need

Please don't forget our neighbors on the street. Candles, diapers, and 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.

Episcopal Church News:

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced that she will not stand for re-election in 2015

St. John’s Worthington invites you to hear jazz vocalist Dwight Lenox

Sunday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m.

From blues to ballads and jazz to swing, Dwight Lenox shines. His impeccable instincts and mellow sound have garnered the attention of some of the finest musicians in the industry. Dwight's fluid style lends itself to a vast repertoire, from Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra to James Ingram, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, and many more.  There is no charge for admission; a freewill offering will be taken to support the Music Series. St. John’s is located at 700 High Street in Worthington, on the southeast corner of the Olde Worthington Village Green (High Street at SR 161). Visit for more information.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Lori Clark, Deacon Deniray Mueller, Jayla Kennedy, Josh McKinney, Don & Judy McKissick, B. J. Artrup, Steve Pogson, Sharon Whaley,   Deb McHugh,  Jon Nusbaum,  Marjorie Dotson, Hal Duryee, Michael McKinley, Bob Park and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, and especially this day we pray for our nation and other international partners discerning war and peace and wisdom in this time of terror and violence.
Remembering friends and family members related to this community, we pray for Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Cynthia Epler, Jordan Sellman, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
We continue to remember all suffering with the Ebola Virus in Liberia and the greater West African region. We pray for all Christians and persons of other faiths throughout the world who are persecuted on account of their faith and especially for those Christians at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, in Masarra, Cairo.
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 In The Garden, and pray for the Holy Spirit’s abundant grace in our fellowship.
Birthdays: not available
Anniversaries: not available 
Floral Decorations are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Lois H. Roberts.


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