Pastor's Welcome

We’re glad you’re visiting Trinity Church in the Central West End’s website, and we’d be even happier if you’d come visit us in person. At Trinity, you’ll find a community that worships God in a classic Christian style, makes a difference in the world through acts of service and justice, and grows into a deeper relationship with God and neighbor. No matter who you are, you’re invited to stop by anytime and experience for yourself the love of Christ practiced at Trinity Church.

Peace,
Jon


Jesus summed it up best when he said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
 
This is what we believe at Trinity, the rest is details.

Sunday Worship Times
    Quiet Service without music 8:00 AM
    Main Service with choir 10:30 AM
    Family Service 9:00 AM (2nd Sunday of the Month)
    Compline 7:00 PM (3rd Sunday of the Month)
 
Weekday Worship Times
    Monday: Morning Prayer 7:30 AM
    Tuesday: Holy Communion 7:30 AM
    Wednesday: Morning Prayer 7:30 AM; Holy Communion 12:10 PM
    Thursday: Holy Communion 6:30 AM
    Friday: Morning Prayer 7:30 AM

Sunday School
 
   
Grade 7-12  9:40 a.m.
   
Pre-K through 6th Grade 10:30 AM
    Adult Forum 9:40 AM (Childcare provided)

Children's Sunday School
  7th - 12th Grade     9:20 a.m.
  Pre-K-6th Grade  10:30 a.m

Children and youth from pre-K to 12th grade are invited to participate in a Sunday school program that teaches the classic biblical narrative and encourages learners to explore the faith in age appropriate ways. 
 
Click here to learn more about the Spark house Sunday School Curriculum. 

Use the Contact button below to enroll your children in Sunday school.
 

 Contact Form


Coffee and Conversation - 9:40 a.m.
On Sundays at 9:40 AM, the community gathers to discuss scripture, theology, and the ever-complex human condition. Discussion topics vary, and have included liberation theology, the parables of Jesus, and exploration of particular books of the bible. All are invited to grab a cup of coffee and join the conversation. 

At Coffee and Conversation, participants discuss matters of faith, politics, and contemporary issues in an informal and engaging atmosphere. You don’t have to have all the answers to join the conversation, just an open mind and an open heart.
 
Schedule
September 20th – December 27th (No Coffee and Conversation on 2nd Sundays)
Sundays in September and October: Sacred Conversations about Faith, Race, and Reconciliation
Sundays in November and December: Conversations about the Meaning of God
All conversations begin at 9:40 AM and end at 10:20 AM in the South Parish Hall.

Noonday Forums
Periodically, Trinity facilitates special conversations about the intersection of faith and life in the world. Past topics have included Ferguson, Ecology, and Social Justice in St. Louis. All are invited to grow, learn, and connect with the community. 

Sunday, December 13th @ 12:00 PM
Christmas, Consumerism, and The Culture Wars: The real war on Xmas

Animate Faith
Held twice a year, this seven-week course is designed especially for people who aren’t satisfied with easy answers about God, religion, and the Bible and enjoy conversations enriched by thoughtful and open-ended questions. Those wishing to join the church or participate in the sacrament of confirmation are encouraged to sign up for this course.

Contact Form

Theology on Tap
Join a group of folks in their 20s and 30s. Some of us are members of Episcopal churches around St. Louis, but not all of us. We gather on the first Tuesday of each month for good food and good conversation. Theology on Tap seeks to create a "low pressure" environment for Episcopalians and not-so-churchy friends to have conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.


Contemplative Prayer

Introduction to Contemplative Prayer is available here.
Bibliography is available here.
Graphic of The Tree of Contemplative Practices is available here.
Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating is available here.
Facilitator: Mary Taylor 
Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the Chapel.


Map

Parking

We have two parking lots. The lot on the north side of the church is accessible via Euclid Ave. The lot behind the church is accessible via Washington Avenue and the alley just north of the church.

Child Care

Child care is available during the Sunday School program from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM (except on 2nd Sundays during the Family Service). Children of all ages are welcome to worship with their parents/guardians during all liturgies. A “soft spaced” designed especially for families with small children is available in the sanctuary for the comfort and convenience of children and their parents. During the sermon at the 10:30 AM service, children grades Pre-K through 3rd grade are invited to attend Children’s Chapel where they hear the biblical story in a more accessible and kid friendly manner.

Accessibility

The church is wheelchair-accessible through both the North and South Parish Halls.

Service Leaflet

You can view a PDF of this Sunday's service leaflet by clicking HERE.

Weekly E-Times Newsletter

Our weekly parish newsletter is available HERE.


Fellowship and faith formation are important parts of our life at Trinity, and beginning this June, Trinitarians will have the chance to grow in their faith through fellowship in small groups. This summer's groups (June – August) are described below. 
 
Contemplative Prayer
Spirituality 

  • Bibliography is available here.
  • Graphic of The Tree of Contemplative Practices is available here.
  • Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating is available here.

Facilitator: Mary Taylor 

Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the Chapel beginning June 17th through August.

 
Theology on Tap 
Young Adult  

Join a group of folks in their 20s and 30s. Some of us are members of Episcopal churches around St. Louis, but not all of us. We gather on the first Tuesday of each month for good food and good conversation. Theology on Tap seeks to create a "low pressure" environment for Episcopalians and not-so-churchy friends to have conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.

Facilitator: Jon Stratton  

1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at Dressel's Pub (Euclid Ave)


 Podcast iTunes users may subscribe to the podcast of Trinity's sermons here.

The Rev. Jon Stratton, February 7, 2016
The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
"I see dead people." That is maybe the most famous line from the movie "The Sixth Sense."

 

The Rev. Jon Stratton, January 24, 2016
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Well, it is great to be back to you, back from paternity leave.

 

The Rev. Beverly Van Horne, January 17, 2016
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Sometimes on Thursday afternoons at Trinity, we run out of certain food items at the food pantry.

 

The Rev. Jon Stratton, January 10, 2016
The First Sunday after the Epiphany
For Christmas this year one of the gifts my wife got me was a free pass to leave the house for an evening...

 

The Rev. Beverly Van Horne, January 3, 2016
The Second Sunday after Christmas Day
On the night of the second day of Christmas, I noticed that parts of our community were noticeably darker.

 

 

Clergy

The Rev. Jon Stratton, Rector
jon@trinityepiscopal.net
314-361-4655, Ext. 3

The Rev. Beverly Van Horne, Associate
beverly@trinityepiscopal.net

The Rev. Harry Leip, Deacon
harry@trinityepiscopal.net
314-361-4655, Ext. 4

Lay Staff

Bill Ader, Parish Administrator
ader@trinityepiscopal.net
314-361-4655, Ext. 5

Kathy van Bakergem, Church School Director
kathy@trinityepiscopal.net

Jeff Nall, Choirmaster and Organist
jeff@trinityepiscopal.net
314-361-4655, Ext. 8

Adrienne Fly, Food Ministry Coordinator
adrienne@trinityepiscopal.net
314-361-4655, Ext. 7

Barbi Click, Food Ministry Manager
barbi@trinityepiscopal.net
314-361-4655, Ext. 6

Darryl Hines, Sexton

Trinity's Arts Committee organizes two or three exhibits each year that debut with wine and cheese receptions in the North Parish Hall.  We also create occasional installations in the sanctuary to add visual interest to a specific season of the church year.  All are invited to join us!

Trinity Art Brochures

Guide to Art and Design
2006 Stations of the Cross
We Believe:  A Creative Look at the Nicene Creed

 

Watch this space for late-breaking announcements and schedule changes.