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in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
- We have a CHILDREN'S SERVICE every 2nd Sunday (except July and August) at 9:00 a.m. in the North Parish Hall.
- Join us for COMPLINE each 3rd Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Bring a friend!
- SEARCH COMMITTEE PARISH FORUMS: Sunday April 27, Sunday May 4 (11am - 1pm) and Thursday May 15 (Time TBA)
- NOON FORUM Sunday, May 18 - Mental health documentary with speaker Lisa Uxa.
- PANEL DISCUSSION: WELCOMING NEWCOMERS: Sunday June 8 at Noon
Search Committee Members
The Search Committee has had two more meetings this month and a third meeting is scheduled for March 29. Keeping in mind the importance of undertaking the task prayerfully and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, each meeting has opened with prayer and reflection led by the committee chaplains, Jeff Farris and Mary Taylor. We have continued to reflect on the other 3 questions that will be used in the meetings with parishioners:
2. Name the three things you value most about Trinity.
3. Look back over your entire life…recall a time when you most appreciated the ministry of a priest. What was happening? What did you appreciate?
4. What will be Trinity’s 3 most exciting, energizing and important accomplishments to you over the next 3 years?
Again we invite you to reflect on these questions in preparation for the meetings.
We have also reviewed the Parish History with the capable guidance of Parish Archivist Etta Taylor and will utilize that information as we assemble the Parish Profile.
The Chairs met last week with the vestry to report the status of the process and reach a clear understanding of what the vestry’s expectations are from the committee, which will be outlined in a committee charge.
We continue to work on communication strategies, including announcements at services, notes in the service bulletin and electronic updates in eTimes , the parish website and the Trinity Facebook page.
On March 29 we have invited the Interim Rector to meet with the committee to share his observations of what he sees at Trinity, as well his insights into what has helped or hindered the process in other parishes he has served. We will then finalize the format and the wording of the questions and plan to schedule the first parish meetings in April.
Carlos Daughaday and Lisa Carpenter (Co-Chairs), Mary Taylor and Jeff Farris (Co-Chaplains), Bob Emert, Jean Frazee, Tracie Goffe, Etta Taylor, Mary Taylor, and Julien Worland.
Holy Week Schedule
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
April 13, 8:00 & 10:30am
6:30am Holy Eucharist
7:00pm Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist, and The Stripping of the Altar
Silent Vigil at the
Altar of Repose
Thursday night through
April 18, Noon and 7:00p
The Great Vigil
Saturday, April 19, 8:00p
Sunday, April 20,
8 and 10:30 am
Click here for
The Rev. Mark H. Hatch
The Rev. Harry Leip
The Rev. Beverly Van Horne
A Message from the Vestry and People of Trinity Parish
to witness to God's grace in the midst of the city, our lively and diverse
congregation in the Central West End of St. Louis has a long and rich history of
commitment to issues of social justice, peace, and racial and gender equality.
We come from many parts of the metropolitan area and all walks of life, and
treasure our worship rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Music, education,
and outreach are valued aspects of our lives together. Traditional and
non-traditional families are warmly welcomed; children are an important part of
our life, and are nurtured in an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance.
With open hearts and minds, we are seeking to know, love, and serve God in our daily lives at home, in the church, and in the world. God calls us to bring our joys and sorrows, our confusion and certainty, our strength and weakness to the altar of grace where we are nourished by the divine life of Christ. Wherever you are on your journey of faith, there is a place for you at the table here at Trinity. We welcome you in the name of Christ, and invite you to come and join us.
Parish Forums in Connection with the Search for a Permanent Rector Set for
April 27, May 4, and May 15
PLEASE SAVE THESE VERY IMPORTANT
Discovery and Discernment Committee ~ Search Committee
Sunday April 27 and Sunday May 4, in the Nave after worship
Thursday May 15 ~ TBD
11 AM – 1 PM with light lunch served
Sunday April 27 ~ Parish History Reflection and Timeline event
Sunday May 4 ~ Imagining the Future -- Appreciative Inquiry event
Thursday May 15 ~ time and locale TBD
This final gathering is open to anyone, but is especially open
for those who are unable to attend either of the other gatherings.
Please note: there will still be two worship services on these Sundays,
8 AM and 9:30 AM (please note the time change for the latter).
You do not need to attend one event to attend the others, nor do you need
to attend all three, though you are welcome to do so.
Please keep the Search Committee in your daily prayers and meditations,
with much gratitude for their important and spirit-filled ministry.