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December 14, 2016

Sunday Worship Schedule
8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
In the Garden street ministry at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday morning parking code: 1013. Details at the end of this eChimes.
Please use the parking code only on Sunday morning


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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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Trinity is


The Vestry & Wardens
of Trinity Church

Sr. Warden:
Joel Norris

Jr. Warden:
Rhoda Allen

Vestry Members:
Mary Gahbauer
Ruth Gless

Scott Hoshor-Johnson
Ken Leslie
Ernest Perry
John Redden

Alan Sheppard
Brad Sturm
David White

Bill Forbes


To reach any vestry member simply contact the Parish Office. Messages will be forwarded as desired.



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Procter Camp

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




EmannuelServing this Sunday, December 18

Presiding & Preaching The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Eucharistic Ministers 8:00 a.m. David White
10:30 a.m. Bill Mains
Lectors 8:00 a.m. Rhoda Allen
10:30 a.m. Kitty Morton Epler
Director of Music/Liturgist Kevin N. Wines
Acolyte 10:30 a.m. Mark Snider
Altar Guild 8:00 a.m. Rhoda Allen
10:30 a.m. Catherine Cheek
Usher 10:30 a.m. Brad Sturm
Coffee Hour Hosts 10:30 a.m. Bill Mains, Brian Smith
In the Garden Lunches St. Philip Episcopal Church, Columbus


L&CAnd at Lessons & Carols - 4:30 p.m.

Mackenzie Sapp, Student
Lori Dhiraprasiddhi, In the Garden
Patricia Rugola, Usher
The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister, Priest Associate
Rachel Friend, Director of Christian Formation
Brian Naille, Chorister
Rhoda Allen, Junior Warden
The Rev. Richard A. Burnett, Rector
The Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price, Bishop Suffragan of Southern Ohio, Retired

The Rev. Richard A. Burnett, Officiant & Intercessor
Mark Snider, Crucifer
Patricia Rugola, Usher




This Sunday's bulletin is available here.

The lectionary is available here.


COffee Hour


Click here for the Doodle Poll to select dates to host.


To contribute to the floral decorations for the holidays and to have names included in the Christmas Memorials, please do so on Sunday or mail a check to Trinity Church with the names of those you wish to have remembered. Please print clearly - either "In memory of..." or "In thanksgiving for..."
Mail check and names to Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Names must be received in the Parish office by Monday, December 19.

It’s time for the Trinity Church 2016 Christmas Pageant!!!

When – Saturday, December 24th, 5:30 pm Family Service
Roles available for children of all ages!!!
Practice schedule:
Saturday, 12/17 – rehearsal and costume
pick up, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, 12/18 – dress rehearsal after the 10:30 am service, approx. 2 hours
Please contact John Redden at 614.402.8328 or if you have a child who would like to participate, or if you are just young at heart and would like to be involved.

Giving Tree

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Christmastide at Trinity Church

L&C 2016

Sunday, December 18
4:30 p.m. A Festival of Lessons & Carols
Biblical readings interspersed with carols and anthems that recall the
story of humanity’s fall from grace, prophetic visions of the
coming of the Messiah, and the birth of Christ

Wednesday, December 21
6:00 p.m. Interfaith Memorial Service
remembering the lives of homeless & formerly homeless
individuals who died in 2016

Saturday,  December 24   Christmas Eve
5:30 p.m. Family Service - Holy Eucharist with Christmas Pageant
10:30 p.m. Choral Prelude
11:00 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist with choir

Sunday, December 25   Christmas Day
**One Combined Morning Service**
10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist with carols

Sunday, January 1   Christmas 1
**One Combined Morning Service**
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with carol sing
1:30 p.m. In The Garden Fellowship



Please consider joining Trinity’s lay-leadership teams and fellow parishioners in making our financial pledges for Trinity, one another, and all of those touched by the generous spirit of Trinity Church.
Click here to pledge online.
As of December 13th we have received 67 pledges for 2017, totaling $184,001, including 5 new pledging units (families).  This represents 71% of the $259,675 pledged for 2016.  There were a total of 102 pledges last year


Thanks to all who gave so generously underwear and socks for our ITG friends!  Some of us will meet this Saturday to load 100 new backpacks with your gifts, plus personal items donated by Joel and Jennifer Norris, neck scarves donated by Chise hamisi, and Christmas cookie treats made by Deniray Mueller!  We will distribute these to our ITG community on Dec. 18 when St. Philip Episcopal Church brings a lovely Christmas dinner!  Let us all continue to give thanks to God for the blessing of our ITG ministry and our thanks to you for your continued support!  Please consider getting involved in this ministry for 2017---it needs you!!

Trinity Church School Newsletter

available here.



Winter is coming!

WinterThere are more people living outside than ever before in Columbus and they are cold and hungry. Trinity will once again be a warming station on weekdays for those who need shelter from the cold. Our visitors need men’s hats, men’s gloves and new athletic socks. They also need self-opening snack items. If you have men’s winter coats and jackets not in use, please bring them to church as well. Most of our visitors do not have warm clothing. Your continuing generosity is a blessing to many.
Thank you so much!
Diane Donato

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.

We remember in prayer...

We remember all who work for peace around the world: for Capt. Kristian Tonnessen,  Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Jordan Sellman, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Captain Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Masaken Barze, Damascus, Syria
Praying for peace around the world, we continue to ask God for a deeper compassion and greater courage to offer help to refugees and migrants and all in need.
We renew our commitments to serve the neediest and most easily forgotten 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.
We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time –Trudy Bush, Elizabeth Lilly, Shelley Miller, Tom & John, Mary Beittel, Sean Lalik, Jeff McNealey, Walter Friedmann, Sonia Cardenas, Kay Sturm, John Sanders,  Leah Lake, Pauline Austin, Jonie Johnson, Dick Oman, Sharon Whaley, David and Tyra and all in prison, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
As we celebrate Trinity’s 200th anniversary, we give thanks for those who worshipped at Trinity in the 1830s, including James Bates, Phineas Wilcox and John Lazelle.
Birthdays:  Spencer Goodridge, Gerald Winston, Samson Gurgiolo
Anniversaries: Rhoda & Spencer Allen


Altar Guild - Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - John Redden, 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, Rachel Friend, chair—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Communications - Ruth Gless, VL
Community Ministries - David White, VL—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.  Works closely with the In the Garden leadership team.
Endowment - Rhoda Allen, VL, Jerry Sellman, chair
Finance Committee - Joel Norris, VL, Bill Forbes, chair
Future Trinity - Ernest Perry, VL, Bill Bronson, Chair—A mission-oriented invitation to our downtown Columbus neighborhood(s).
Leadership Development - Joel Norris, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Parish Life
- Scott Hoshor-Johnson, VL,—Plans social activities for the parish throughout the year.
St. Margaret’s Pastoral Care Circle—Mary Gahbauer, VL, Andrea Govan, convener - Offers support for fellow congregation members in time of need.
Personnel - Ken Leslie, VL, Richard Burnett, chair
Stewardship - Brad Sturm, VL, John Redden, chair—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Worship, Music & Arts - Rhoda Allen, 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.

Sunday Morning Parking

Free parking is available only on Sunday mornings in the LAZ surface parking lot next to the YWCA. The lot is accessible from Lazelle Alley, Capital Street, and 4th Street.

Trinity worshippers will need to enter a code into the payment kiosk and receive a parking slip which is to be placed on your dashboard.
To receive a slip from the kiosk:
Touch any button then select Trinity Episcopal, then enter the code 1013.
On-street parking remains free on Sundays at meters. Be aware that weekday and Saturday meters are enforced until 10:00 p.m.

Please only use the parking code on Sunday morning - at other times, it will cause problems for the parking kiosk machine affecting other parkers.
Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716
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