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September 4, 2013

We return this week to 2 services...

Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

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Serving this Sunday
September 8
, 2013

8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett


The Rev. Brian Shaffer OEF

Robert Hill

Eucharistic Minister:

8 Rich Giroux

10:30 Susan McKinley

8 David White

10:30 Emily Pucker

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines


10:30 Paula Redden

8 Don & Judy McKissick

10:30 Steve Maher
Altar Guild:
8 Bunny Johnson

10:30 Lynn Giljahn

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteers:

10:30 Jennifer Trittman

In the Garden Hosts:

ITG Leadership Team


Sunday's Service bulletin
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or it can be downloaded.
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Sunday's lectionary:
16 Pentecost (proper 18) - Track 1

Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33


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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.


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Procter Summer Camp info now available. Click the image below.

Procter Camp


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.

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.

PeaceAdult Formation with the Rector

“To Take Counsel”…A prayerful conversation about world peace and our commitments to it as people of faith.  Plan to bring: a favorite prayer or poem or picture related to the world; a story or a song or dream of peace-making; and above all yourself, all that you are and all that you ask God to make of you.
Two Sundays—
September 15 & 22, in the Parish Library at 9:15 a.m.

Explorers' Blast #2

The Rector and other Trinity leaders continue an introduction to The Episcopal Church and the mission and ministry found in our congregation at a second "Explorers' Blast," offered on Saturday, September 14. The day-long gathering in the church and Parish Library begins at 9: 30 a.m. and concludes by 3:30 p.m. Bishop Breidenthal will be with us for confirmation on Sunday, September 29. Contact the Rector for details.



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.

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.

Columbus Homework Club begins new year Sept. 11

The Columbus-area Homework Club, hosted at the Church of St. Edward, Whitehall, begins a new year of homework help and conversational English on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Columbus deanery folks are invited to check out the Homework Club and find ways to help out this vital ministry.
Join the Homework Club for an Open House on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Show your support and talk with other tutors to see how you can get involved! Tutor training will take place on Monday, Sept. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Edward's. 
The Church of St. Edward is located at 214 Fairway Blvd. in Whitehall. For more information about the Homework Club, contact the Rev. Fred Shirley at

Columbus Episcopal Youth (CEY Rocketships) trip to Cedar Point!

 All the youth (ages 13-18) from all our churches are invited to join us for a fun-filled trip to Cedar Point on October 19th!  It's an all-day trip, from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.  Cost is $50.00 per person, plus food money.  Subsidies available for those who wouldn't otherwise be able to come.  Contact the Rev. Karl Stevens at if you would like to come!

Trip to the Holy Land

All Saints in New Albany is planning a trip to the Holy Land for late summer of 2014 and would welcome others from the deanery to join them. There will be an information session in September led by a representative of the tour company. Any interested persons should contact All Saints 614-855-8267 or by email

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!

HWHMHoly Women Holy Men

Celebrating the Saints

This week we commemorate the following:

Sept. 4 -Paul Jones, 1941
Sept. 5 -Gregorio Aglipay, Priest and Founder of the Philippine Independent Church, 1940
(some dates are skipped )
Sept. 7 -Elie Naud, Huguenot Witness to the Faith, 1722
Sept. 8 -Nikolai Grundtvig, Bishop and Hymnwriter, 1872 or Søren Kierkegaard, Teacher and Philosopher, 1855
Sept. 9 -Constance, Nun, and Her Companions, 1878
Sept. 10 -Alexander Crummell, 1898


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time – Carrie Stowers, Pauline Austin, Patricia Caldwell,  Debbie Smith, Elijah Todd,  Michael McKinley, Bob Park  and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Seaman Kristy Olmstead, Cynthia Epler, Jordan Sellman,  Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in Syria, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian communities, and Afghanistan.
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.
Birthdays: Justin Sellman, Lexi Sribanditmongkol, Amelia Geisler, Billie Ray Morrison, Mark Lewis II, Nikki Snead, Honey Marie Morrison


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