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December 21, 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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Parish Calendar
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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.


Christmastide at Trinity Church


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


TODAY at 6pm: Coalition for the Homeless Memorial


Christmas Liturgies


Serving Christmas Eve at 5:30 P.M.

Presiding & Preaching The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Eucharistic Ministers Mary Gahbauer & David White
Lector Joel Norris
Director of  Music/Liturgist Kevin N. Wines
Crucifer Alan Sheppard
Altar Guild Lynn Giljahn
Usher Joel Norris
Floral Decorations Kent A. Phillips

Christmas Eve at 11:00 P.M.

Presiding & Preaching The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Assisting The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister
Eucharistic Ministers Katharine Burnett &
Scott Hoshor-Johnson
Lector Bart Smith
Director of  Music/Liturgist Kevin N. Wines
Crucifer Kent A. Phillips
Altar Guild Rhoda Allen
Usher Steve Maher

Sunday, Christmas Day at 10:00 a.m.

Presider & Preacher The Rev. Richard A. Burnett
Eucharistic Minister Katharine Burnett
Lector Mark Cheek
Crucifer Catherine Cheek
Pianist Brian Naille
Altar Guild Rhoda Allen Usher: Steve Maher


Sunday, January 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Presiding The Rev. Marjorie Menaul
Carol Sing Kevin N. Wines
Eucharistic Ministers David White
Lector Kerry Kay
Crucifer Alan Sheppard
Altar Guild Rhoda Allen
Usher Steve Maher



The Christmas Eve bulletins are available here.

The lectionary is available here.


Holiday Hours @ Trinity Church

The Parish Office will be closed December 23 to January 3.
The Church will be closed weekdays December 26 through January 2.
AA/Alanon meetings will not be held on December 26 or January 2.


COffee Hour


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


Giving Tree

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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 19th we have received 71 pledges for 2017, totaling $195,651, including 5 new pledging units (families).  This represents 75% of the $259,675 pledged for 2016.  There were a total of 102 pledges last year


Special events, gatherings and performances are scheduled throughout Trinity's bicentennial year.  A list of those with definite dates follows.  As events details are finalized more exciting gatherings will be announced.
January 15, 2017
Not on My Watch: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858, costumed performers will share an original dramatic narrative that tells the story of John Price, a fugitive living in Oberlin, who was captured by federal marshals intending to return him to slavery. Price was freed as a result of the actions of local townspeople and students. His rescuers’ defiance of the law and subsequent imprisonment and trial brought the nation to the brink of war. The award-winning performance was created from accounts drawn from Nat Brandt’s book The Town that Started the Civil War.
January 22
—Trivia night at Lomonico’s Downtown on Gay Street with music by the Jacob Reed Trio. $15 per person to play [teams of four]; food and beverages purchased by attendees; prizes for winning team
March 11
A story of the Great Flood of 1913 presented by local historian and author Sandy Andromeda [need description—include impact on Columbus; walking tour along the Scioto River from the Audubon Center/Whittier Peninsula to the Scioto Mile; gather for refreshments following
April 2
—10:30 am, homecoming celebration/launch of bicentennial; invite past clergy and parishioners; reception following service
August 6—Local historian Leslie Blankenship’s talk 10,000 feet for Freedom (a story of Columbus’ suffragettes) with Trinity bells
August 13
—Mass in the Grass
September 10
—Brahms’ Requiem presented by the Trinity Choir joined by other professional choral musicians from the Columbus area, and members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
September 24
—Philander Chase Day; talk by Dr. Sean M. Decatur, President, Kenyon College

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.
Church of the Virgin Mary Assyrian Church, Karada Maryem, Baghdad, Iraq
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 –Eleanor Johnson, 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.
Christmas Memorials as included on the bulletin inserts here.
As we celebrate Trinity’s 200th anniversary, we give thanks for those who worshipped at Trinity in the 1830s, including Thomas Sparrow and Evelynn and Thomas Gwynne; and in the 1840s, including Alfred Kelley and Fanny and William Platt.
Birthdays:  Tom Gurgiolo, John Audet, David Farnham, Chris Geisler, Jackson Wimsatt, Dick Oman, Elizabeth Lilly, Abigail Sapp
Anniversaries: Megan & Stephan Frank, Mary Ellen & Larry Crimmel


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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