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July 27, 2017

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:
Jake Cunliffe

Phyllis Duryee

Scott Hoshor-Johnson
Ken Leslie
Ernest Perry
Tara Sapp

Mark Snider

Alan Sheppard
Brad Sturm

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.


eChimes goes on hiatus

This will be the last issue of the eChimes until after Labor Day.

Please mark your calendar for the following dates:

Sunday, August 13 - Mass in the Grass at Goodale Park

Fri/Sat, August 25/26 - Vestry retreat at Procter Center

Sunday, September 10 - "Welcome to Trinity" Sunday
Sunday, September 10 - Bicentennial Concert:
Brahms “Requiem” with Trinity Choir & members of CSO


More information will be coming from the
Trinity 200 Bicentennial marketing team and the Parish Office.


Sunday Servers: Diane Donato will send weekly reminder emails as usual

Sunday, July 30

Serving this Sunday:

Presiding & Preaching The Rev. Bruce Smith
Eucharistic Ministers 8:00 David White
10:30 Jake Cunliffe& Catherine Cheek
Lectors 8:00 Rhoda Allen
10:30 Bill Forbes
Pianist Brian Naille
Acolyte 10:30 Mark Cheek
Altar Guild 8:00 Rhoda Allen
10:30 Catherine Cheek
Usher 10:30 Jerry Sellman
Floral Decorations Debbie Wiedwald
In the Garden lunches ITG Partners' Picnic



Sunday's Bulletin is available here.


Coffee hour


There have been a number of requests to reinstate the Coffee Hour sign-up Doodle poll; however, all future dates are open. Please click here to sign-up to provide coffee hour treats following the 10:30 service this spring and summer.



t 200

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We heard you!

Results of the 8 meetings in June on the feasibility of a capital campaign.


Thanks to all of those parishioners who attended one or more meetings and gave thoughtful feedback, we now have a robust picture of Trinity’s idea of our future needs.
Parishioners still proclaim our three-fold mission; worship, community, and social justice, but wish to become more effective in acting on it, using words such as stronger, reinvigoration, renewing, increasing.
Increasing our membership was seen as the most important outcome of a capital campaign. We have become once again a downtown parish, and this gives us a timely opportunity to reach out to the growing downtown population. There was great interest in seeding funding for a lay-position known as “parish missioner” on the diocesan website (alternatively called “connectional layperson”, or “communications coordinator”) whose function would be as a resource person for our various ministries, and as a media-savvy person connecting us with downtown life.
Financial security is a second vital outcome of a capital campaign, especially so that money can be set-aside for future repairs rather than being drawn from the endowment in emergencies. An ideal outcome would be that all debt could be retired.
A survey of Vestry members returned very similar recommendations. With such unanimity and strong desire to live into our mission, it was found that there is collective will for a successful capital campaign for growth, with a goal of $960,000.
– Phyllis Duryee, Mary Gahbauer, co-chairs feasibility study

More on the Bicentennial Call to Growth Campaign later!

1000 Steps

In a 1972 autobiographical sketch, esteemed sociologist and longtime Trinity parishioner, Joan Huber wrote:"A person who maintains a self-definition with no social support is mad; with minimum support, a pioneer; and with broad support, a lemming. Most of us are lemmings. We accept or change our ideas of our own rights and duties only when we perceive social support for doing so."
For 200 years, Trinity Episcopal Church and its parishioners have played an active role in key economic, political and social developments—sometimes with, and sometimes without, social support.Learn about the suffragist movement in Ohio and Trinity's role in this historic movement as we present "10,000 feet for freedom."
Join us on August 6 at 4 pm for this special Trinity 200 event. All are welcome to a reception following the program.

TwitterFollow Trinity on Twitter!

Trinity is now tweeting and will be sharing service info, daily readings, and news and events. Please follow @TrinityCapSq and help grow our following!  

From the Parish Office:


We are grateful for your continuing gifts of toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and body lotion – no cosmetics please), self-opening snacks and men’s athletic socks.  We have many visitors throughout the week who are need of these items as we are a cooling station in the summer and a warming station in the winter and we provide funds for state IDs for homeless people. Like In The Garden we are not equipped to handle clothing and recommend the United Methodist Free Store, 946 Parsons Ave. (614) 443-1713; and the Open Shelter, 61 E. Mound St., (614) 222-2885. Thank you so much!


takes summer vacation for cleaning and re-organizing!

As in past summers, In The Garden will close operations from Aug. 1- Sept. 12.  This time will be used to clean and re-furbish the Undercroft and kitchen, make necessary repairs, etc.  for enhanced use of this space in the future! 
Meanwhile, the only supplies we need right now are:
coffee, juice boxes, shampoo, soap, toilet paper.
In order to help clean and store things properly, we do not need other toiletries or clothes at this point, and thank you for your generosity in the past.  Going forward, please take any extra clothes you may wish to donate to the Free Store on Parsons Ave.  We are not able to store and dispense clothing at ITG in the future!  
As mentioned before, we are seeking additional Trinity folks who want to volunteer to guide and sustain this important ministry!  Please prayerfully consider if you have a call to work with ITG, and contact Father Burnett or Jake Cunliffe if you have further questions.

Trinity Church School Newsletter

available here.


Altar 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.

Diocesan exploration of Exodus

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Convocation "Toward the Promised Land"
September 16 at Procter Center

Register here


We remember in prayer...

We remember all who work for peace around the world: for Capt. Kristian Tonnessen,  Petty Officer Kristy Sizemore, Jordan Sellman, Matt Schumann, Captain Scott Whaley, Gunnery Sergeant Robert A Griffith Jr., and all who serve our country.
St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, in Masarra, Cairo, Egypt
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 – Susan Randazzo, Terri Adame,  Sonia Cardenas, Ray Payton, Jon Tumas, John Blodgett, Jerry Sellman, Jean Olmstead, Mary Beittel, Marjorie Holzer, Eleanor Johnson, Elizabeth Lilly, Sean Lalik, Jeff McNealey, Walter Friedmann, Kay Sturm, John Sanders, Sharon Whaley, David and Tyra and all in prison, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
Birthdays: Howard Coffin, Tinsley Stewart, Alan Sheppard, Jane Forbes, Patricia Hatler, Whit Sheridan
Anniversary:  Rick and Caroline Van Deusen

Parish Directory

Anyone wishing a list of Trinity parishioners with contact information, please contact Diane Donato via email or (614) 221-5351.


Altar Guild - Rhoda Allen, director—Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Buildings & Grounds - Mark Snider, 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 - __, VL
Community Ministries - Jake Cunliffe, 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
- ___, VL,—Plans social activities for the parish throughout the year.
St. Margaret’s Pastoral Care Circle—Scott Hoshor-Johnson, 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, ___, 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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