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November 28, 2012

thisweekGreening of the Church

Decorate Trinity Church for Advent

Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.

ALL HANDS ARE NEEDED!

email Kent Phillips for details


Visit us online at

www.trinitycolumbus.org

 

Serving this Sunday
December 12, 2012

Presiding & Preaching:

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett

Assisting:

The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister

Bob Saik
Eucharistic Ministers:
8 Mary Gahbauer

10:30 Susan McKinley
Lectors:

8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Sarah-Grace Heller
Acolyte:

10:30 Peggy Malone

Director of Music/Liturgist:

Kevin N. Wines
Usher:

8 Jeff McNealey

10:30 Steve Maher
Altar Guild:
8 Rhoda Allen

10:30 Andrea Govan

Floral Decorations:

Kent A. Phillips

Nursery Volunteer:

Jori McDevitt

Coffee Hour Host:

Kent A. Phillips

In the Garden Hosts:

Debbie Wiedwald &

Bill Bronson

 

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

 

Sunday's lectionary:
Advent 1 (year C begins)
Jeremiah (33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-9
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36

 

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Parish Calendar
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day-to-day schedule at Trinity Church.

Calendar

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

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NewYear

AnnualGiving

 

Celebrate the New Church Year!
This Sunday, December 2
Ingathering of the
2013 Annual Giving Pledge Cards

 

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Read the Rector's letter to the Parish.

Read the letter from Annual Giving Chair Darren Meyer.

The online Annual Gift pledge form is now available.

Listen to Darren Meyer's Annual Giving address here.

December 2012 at Trinity Church


Interfaith Memorial Service
Thursday, December 20—5:30 p.m.

Remember the lives of homeless & formerly homeless individuals who died in 2012
L&C2012
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 23—4:00 p.m.

Gather for this annual celebration on the fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24

5:30 p.m. Family Service of Holy Eucharist with carols
10:30 p.m. Choral Prelude
11:00 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist with choir

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25

One Service at 10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with carols

1st Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 30

Liturgies at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
with a carol sing at 10:30 a.m.
In the Garden fellowship at 2:00 p.m.
BibleChallengeTrinity Church accepts —
Fellow Episcopalians around the US are engaged in a variety of programs, projects and patterns inviting people into regular bible study through the year.  Friends who offered this “challenge” at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania say, “Our ultimate goal is to help individuals develop a life-long daily discipline of reading Scripture in order to transfer lives…”
For us at Trinity Church, the Sundays of Advent and Christmas (all December 2012!) will be a time set aside to take up “The Bible Challenge” in an intentional way.
Here’s the plan—
¨ Commit to coming to Adult Formation at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30—as you can.
¨ Bring a Bible that is significant/familiar/useful/handy for you to use during Adult Formation
¨ Spend somewhere between 20 minutes and a half hour in stillness and meditation with your chosen Bible each week before coming to Adult Formation
¨ Be open to transformation in your life this Advent.
We look forward to taking up this “challenge” with you!

Speaking of Bible reading...

Lectors are needed for the 10:30 a.m. Liturgy

Please contact Karen Sellman with your availability - beginning Dec. 23 and continuing into the new year. (614) 237-9539

nicholsFeast of St. Nicholas - This Sunday, December 2

St. Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, in modern-day Turkey; he is best known for his generous gifts to the poor and oppressed. Church school children will fill treat bags to share with the congregation in Nicholas's honor - share in Nicholas's love of neighbor as Trinity observes his Feast Day.

Honor the Prices, save lives

PricesOn November 2, 2012, clergy and laity gathered at Procter Center to wish blessings on Bishop Ken and Mariann Price as they began their retirement. That same night, the Diocese of Southern Ohio announced its gift to honor the Prices' service: a gift to Episcopal Relief & Development's NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund. The goal is to raise at least $18,000 - one thousand for each year the Prices have been with us - which will be matched by the Procter Fund.
Diocesan Convention also focused on the Prices' service among the people of Southern Ohio, and the collection at the Eucharist on Saturday morning went to supporting NetsforLife®. The total raised was $ 1870.80, 10% toward our total goal of honoring the Prices by spreading their love and service to our brothers and sisters around the world.
Out of our relative abundance, then, we are called to respond to God's love by serving others. Bishop Ken and Mariann have made an example of their lives through eighteen years of service to this Diocese, and we have a precious opportunity to share in their love and to honor them and all they have done. Each net distributed by NetsforLife®saves up to three lives, and each net, along with education on how to use it, costs just $12. A gift of $25 today will provide two families with hope and save up to six children; if you take part in this incredible project today, your gift will be doubled by the Procter Fund. Your gift of $25 will become $50 and protect twelve lives. And if you offer your gift before December 31, 2012, Episcopal Relief & Development will double it again - and your $25, which became $50, will become $100. For the price of lunch this afternoon, you will be saving up to twenty-five lives. At that rate, one congregation can save a village!
For more information or to download the bulletin insert, visit:
http://www.diosohio.org/honortheprices.html.

ERD

Episcopal Relief & Development Reaches Out to Partners in Hurricane's Path.

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coffee hour

 

 

Coffee Hour hosts are needed for the remainder of the year.

Please sign up online here.


holey socksPLEASE REMEMBER THOSE IN NEED:

CANDLES - NEW AND USED - ARE ALWAYS IN NEED

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 this summer. All donations are greatly appreciated.

A Year to Collect Valuables

It’s never too early to make donations for next spring’s German Village Valuables sale.  Items can be dropped off at the Church or contact Kent Phillips or Bill Bronson for pickup details.

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.

Blankets and Winter Coats needed for CRIS

CRIS (Community Refugee and Immigration Services) is an independent non-profit agency serving refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio. Among local community-based organizations, CRIS is the largest agency providing services to immigrants in Central Ohio – and is the agency providing the most extensive services to immigrant populations in our area. Those services include immigration legal services and interpretation and translation.
Contact the Parish Office: 221-5351, D-Donato@trinitycolumbus.org.

finding time

A Forum on Public Art in Columbus
Gathering at Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
Date Change: Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.


THIS WEEK WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER:

We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Bill Davidson, Patricia Caldwell,  Debbie Smith, Seldon Dotson, Elijah Todd, Phyllis Gill, Michael McKinley, Zane Burchfield, Sr. Priscilla, Bill Warren, John Johnson, Emma Parey, Bob Park, Joanne Giroux, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Captain Andrew Saik, Capt. Brian Smith, Marcus Hill, Jordan Sellman, Ted Abad, Private Dan Williamson, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Specialist Michael A. Martin, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially in Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Israel and Afghanistan. We pray for peace in Gaza.
And we still our hearts and turn our prayers today to the poorest and the most easily forgotten in our midst . . . praying especially for all who will visit Trinity this afternoon and worship at In The Garden, and the many in need of food and lodging.  We ask for vision to see the needs of our neighbors, hear the cries of the poor, and respond with courage and with love.
Birthdays:  Karl Schmalz, Harriet Donaldson, John Redden, Andrew Neckers, Shannon Kay, Mark McDevitt, Tim Treasure Janice Griffith, Lisa Wu Fate
Anniversary: George & Jane Wahl
We continue to pray for those in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are struggling and suffering the consequences of hurricane Sandy.

TRINITY MINISTRY TEAMS

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 - Sharon Whaley, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.
Altar Ministry - Bunny Johnson, 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 - Mark Lewis VL, Bill Mains, chair - A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s)
Personnel - Don Galbraith, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Leadership Development - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Communications - Nick Tepe, VL, Mark Lewis, chair
Finance Committee - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Endowment - Bill Mains, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair
CONTACT DIANE DONATO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY MINISTRY (614) 221-5351

Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716
info@trinitycolumbus.org