1620 Gough STREET (AT Bush) SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109 — TEL. (415) 775-1117
THIS WEEK AT TRINITY†ST. PETER'S
March 7th through March 14th, 2018
Trinity†St. Peter’s is a vibrant, welcoming, and diverse Christ-centered spiritual community drawn together by the power of the Holy Spirit and by our passion to serve. You are invited to join us as we seek an ever deeper connection to God, to creation, and to one another.
Coffee Hour Ministry
Our move to the new space for coffee hour is an opportunity for newcomers to the ministry of hospitality at church to come forward. Do you like to bake? Or maybe you just have a Costco card and can bring in a wheel of Brie and some crackers? Please bring all food “ready to serve” as preparation and clean up facilities are limited. Please make yourself known to Eula Loftin who is graciously coordinating our coffee hour ministry.
Requests for New Nametags
To request a nametag, please use the sign-up sheet hanging on the nametag rack or go to: https://trinity-stpeters.squarespace.com/connect/ There is room on the name tag for up to two extra lines of information, such as "Deacon", "Molly's Husband", or "Loves to Paint". Your safety and comfort are important to us. If you have concerns about our community life please contact Pastor Trish.
Trinity†St. Peter's Prayer List:
For Jane Luers; Philip Etches; Helen Teekell; Dawson Webb and family; Brenda; The Rev. Katherine L. Ward; Lynn Shebonsky; The Rev. Marina Nichols and family; Bruce O’Neill; Lewis Campbell; Andrew K.; Pavel Nosovitskiy; Kirsten Thomas; Lodi Webb; Arthur Taber; Cindy Spencer; Joce and Brett Eastman; Michael Patterson; Terry Speiker; Corey Curtis, Marymargaret Kinner, Bruce Huston, Michael Price, Carolyn Taylor, and Ray and Cameron Taylo; and for the departed Patrice Samek.
We also pray for the parish of the Falkland Islands and its Bishop, The Right Reverend Nigel William Stock, for Marc our Bishop, for Patricia, Priest, and for all who minister in Christ, and for all the holy people of God.
Those in our Service this Morning:
Those in our Service this Morning:
Presider: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham
Organist/Choir Director: Robert Gurney
MC: Roger LaClear
Lesson: Claire Cunningham
Epistle: Amanda Aweh
Prayers: Patrick Andersen
Healing: Michael Wolfe
Ushers: Scott Debonville, Greg Potts
Guide: Greg Potts
Mar. 11 - 9:00am - Taizé Mass
4 Lent 11:00am - Choral Eucharist
Mar. 14 7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service
Mar. 18 - 9:00am - Taizé Mass
5 Lent 11:00am - Choral Eucharist
Mar. 21 7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service
Mar. 25 - 9:00am - Taizé Mass
Palm Sun 11:00am - Choral Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms
Mar. 21 7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service
NEXT WEEK DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS. SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR. DON’T FORGET.
Lent, a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, starts soon: Thursday, February 15th, to be exact, the day after Ash Wednesday, and continues until Holy Saturday, March 31st, the day before Easter.
The forty days of Lent represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, the Judaean desert, enduring temptation and preparing spiritually to begin his ministry; traditionally during this time, Christians have honored Jesus Christ's sacrifice and spiritual sojourn through self-examination, self-denial, reflection, repentance, and fasting.* In this day and age, Christians focus on their relationship with God during Lent, often choosing to commit to a daily devotional practice of prayer, meditation and Bible reading; and / or choosing to give up a pleasurable food or activity; and / or choosing to volunteer, to give of themselves for a worthy cause. In today's edition and in the two remaining editions through Ash Wednesday, the T†SP Newsletter will highlight ways to honor Lent, that ancient and sacred season between Ash Wednesday and Easter, some time-honored, others somewhat surprising, to say the least! So, please read on...and please, carefully consider how you will honor Lent in 2018. * In fasting during Lent, historically, meat and dairy products have been avoided. However, recently, chocolate, alcohol and sugar have been added to the list of possible substances to avoid during this forty day period.
The Good Book Club: Begins Feb. 11
Join us as we read the Gospel of Luke in Lent and the Acts of the Apostles in Easter. No Bible required. Daily readings are available on the website, to read it a few verses at a time. We will gather each Sunday at 10:15 am to discuss our reading. Find The Good Book Club here: http://www.goodbookclub.org/
YOUNG ADULT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! Feb. 18, 1pm
We will assemble zip lock bags of a few necessities to hand out to the congregation at Open Cathedral, the service for those who are homeless sponsored by San Francisco Night Ministry. We will then walk/drive down to Civic Center to join the service that starts at 2 pm. Bring the bags ready assembled or work on them with others.
LIST: Washcloth, toothpaste, tooth brush, white socks, energy bar, card with a Bible verse or encouraging message. Place inside 1 gallon zip lock bag. Contact Pastor Trish, email@example.com
Announcing the 2nd TSP Lenten Volunteer Challenge... Starting Thursday, Feb. 15th
The T†SP Lenten Volunteer Challenge, an initiative encouraging individual parishioners and the TSP congregation as a whole to volunteer for worthy causes during Lent, started for the first time last year, and was so successful, we decided to hold it once more. The targeted goals for this year's T†SP Lenten Volunteer Challenge are as follows: starting February 15th, and continuing through the seven weeks of Lent, individuals are encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours, and the TSP Congregation as a whole is encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 320 hours. Every week during Lent, individuals can report their volunteer hours by emailing the T†SP Online Newsletter (TSPnewsletter@trinity-stpeters.org), or by filling out and submitting Lenten Volunteer Challenge slips following the 11am Sunday Worship Service. If you have questions, or want to be part of the Lenten Volunteer Challenge organizational team, please contact Amanda Aweh ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Cynthia Cravens ( email@example.com )
The Trinity†St. Peter's Episcopal Church Annual Meeting will be held after the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, March 4, 2018. In addition to receiving a Treasurer's Report on the financial health of the church and reports from the Priest-in-Charge and Bishop’s Committee Wardens, the congregation will also elect three new members to the Bishop’s Committee and representatives to the Deanery of San Francisco. Candidates include Justin Kleinwaks, Steve Roger and Lois (Lodi) Webb. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted during the meeting.
A Letter from Pastor Trish
It is with profound gratitude that I have accepted Bishop Marc's invitation to become your vicar. Due to the large project ahead of us to upgrade our historic building, Bishop Marc has decided, and the Standing Committee has agreed, that we will be a mission of the Diocese of California for the time being. The bishop has also committed to overseeing the building project, going forward, relieving us of the obligation to complete it by ourselves. This allows us to focus more fully on Christ's mission and ministry at Trinity St. Peter's. Just as I will have a new title- Vicar, the vestry will have a new title as well, Bishop's Committee. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.
Faithfully, Pastor Trish
1. Just one God.
2. Honor yer Ma & Pa.
3. No tellin’ tales or gossipin’.
4. Git yourself to Sunday meetin’.
5. Put nothin’ before God.
6. No foolin’ around with another fella’s gal.
7. No killin’.
8. Watch yer mouth.
9. Don’t take what ain’t yers.
10. Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff.
Imago Dei Gallery is now open!
After the worship service, you are invited to head downstairs to browse the art on the walls of the recently renovated hallway space. A feast for the eyes awaits!!
On December 9th, Imago Dei hosted it’s first art opening, featuring local San Francisco artist, Anthony Anchundo. Join us from 6pm to 9pm for a champagne reception and a chance to meet the artist! Anthony began painting seriously in 1986 and immediately explored the possibilities of abstraction. He attended Chabot College where he met painting instructor Neill Studley, a student of Richard Diebenkorn. Neill and the school of California Abstract Expressionism became a larger influence on Anthony's work. He studied privately with Neill four years after Chabot, pushing the boundaries of form and composition.
Imago Dei is a venue for artists to show their work, a space for pop-up culinary events, wine tastings, and social gatherings. Please join us in spreading the word and come for an amazing opening reception to inaugurate this new ministry at TSP!
Welcoming: a privilege and a dilemma
We at Trinity†St. Peterʼs are blessed with a long history of welcoming all into our community life. This includes those who are marginalized and, among them, those who struggle with severe mental illness. Sometimes being an inclusive, welcoming community can be complicated!
Compassion takes many forms, some of which are less obvious than what we all envision when we think of that word. Compassion also calls us to teach appropriate behavior and to set appropriate, consistent boundaries with persons whose behavior affects, either physically or emotionally, the safety of the community. The compassionate goal of setting those boundaries is to create the opportunity for a person to remain within the community while learning more appropriate behavior. There might be cases, however, in which the only appropriate response may be to ask that person to leave for the day.
You can help to create a safe environment for all by letting Pastor Trish or any vestry member know if you have been approached by a person whose behavior has felt inappropriate or has caused you to feel unsafe when we are together at church. You may be assured that, whenever possible, every effort will be made to create the opportunity for that person to remain among us through compassionate intervention.
membership: A state of belonging, as in a group (Alright, but what is the definition of ‘belonging’?) belonging: to be rightly placed in a specified position; acceptance as a natural member or part of a relationship (I couldn’t turn back now; I had to look up ‘relationship’) relationship: the way in which two or more people or things are connected (And ‘connected’ is …?) connected: persons or things that are linked together.
More food, fellowship and conversations about how God finds us in our daily lives. Location to be confirmed.
20-30 somethings---come and bring your friends!
We will be discussing the latest book by former lona Abbey dean, John Philip Newell at the Forum between the services from Feb. 22-March 29. Celtic Christianity has much to inspire us as old attitudes towards people of other faiths and our relationship with the earth continue to fail to honor God in others and in Creation itself. Start reading the book and join us as we explore our ancient Celtic wisdom to meet today's challenges.
Be there....or you might be volunteered for something!
Christian fellowship, food and good times. January 25 in West Portal. 5-7pm
RSVP priest-in-charge @trinity-stpeters.org
MLK DAY OF SERVICE:
WE NEED YOU...YES, YOU!!
MLK DAY OF SERVICE
at TRINITY†ST. PETER’S:
MONDAY, JANUARY 19th
Be the change you wish to see!
Monday, January 19th has been set aside as a national Day of Service to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our T†SP congregation are gearing up to continue the work begun three weeks ago: the rehabilitation and lovelification of our lower level.
Inspired by the “welcoming” part of our Mission Statement, we are committed to making our parish hall, hallways and restrooms inviting and comfortable to newcomers and to all who venture downstairs after worship.
Bring your skills,
BRING YOUR CO-WORKERS and FRIENDS,
bring your sense of community.
NO ABILITY YOU HAVE WILL BE WASTED.
1668 Bush St. (at Gough)
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Enter the lower level from the Bush St. door.
Stay for a while, stay for the day,
but PLEASE don’t stay away!
SERVICE OF TRUTH, RECONCILIATION AND SOLIDARITY. JAN. 18 . 1PM AT ST. CYPRIAN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. REVS. TRISH CUNNINGHAM AND TOM JACKSON, CO-PRESIDING
SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE FIGHTING AGAINST ON-GOING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THIS COUNTRY. SERVICE INCLUDES PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF RACISM FROM BOTH THE WHITE AND THE BLACK PERSPECTIVES.
THERE WILL ALSO BE A CALL TO ACTION WITH AN ACTION STEP THAT YOU CAN TAKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A YOUNG BLACK PERSON.
DAY OF SERVICE: ON JANUARY 19, THERE WILL BE A SECOND DAY OF SERVICE AT THE TRINITY CHURCH. WE NEED TO PAINT A LARGE ROOM, REFIT A BATHROOM, DO SOME DEEP CLEANING AND POLISH WOOD. BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.
Seeking Christ, Service to others, Socializing with new friends.....
An invitation to young adults 23-34 who want to explore what it means to be a young Christian in San Francisco. Come to casual worship, supper and conversation in the West Portal home of Pastor Trish and David Cunningham. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. Nov. 30, 5-7pm
Are you curious and perhaps a little confused about the Christian faith? Want to learn about a progressive, yet traditional, way of being Christian that does not require you to stop thinking? Come to an Introduction to the Christian Faith and the Episcopal Tradition, on Wednesday, October 22 at 6pm. Light supper included. Must RSVP by Oct. 19 to email@example.com.
Come and join us at 9:45am on October 5. Led by Patrick Andersen.
An second yoga class will begin on September 22 at 5pm. Easy Breezy yoga and meditation. Good for Seniors and others who want a gentle class. Hope to see you there!
You are invited to a conversation on "Leaf by Niggle," a short story by JRR Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings. "Leaf by Niggle" is about an unsuccessful artist who obsesses over his work: instead of efficiently completing his canvas of a vast tree, he “niggles,” spending long hours detailing leaves, giving each and every one its own individual character. "Leaf by Niggle" is commonly thought to allude to the creative process and spiritual beliefs of JRR Tolkien, a devout Roman Catholic.
To access the "Leaf by Niggle" story online, click on the following link: http://heroicjourneys.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/niggle.pdf
Also, please bring a leaf, real life, drawn, painted, sculpted, or photographed, with you to the discussion.
When: Sunday, September 21st, 9:45 a.m.
Where: Trinity + St. Peter's (in the theater)
Cost: there is no cost for this event
Contact: for further information, please contact Cynthia Cravens, firstname.lastname@example.org, (415)386-0262
The Seven Habits of Highly Faithful Christians Sept. 7
First Sunday Program: Pastor Trish shares seven ways to incorporate your faith into your daily life so that you too can "Walk the Talk."
Come join us, and bring a friend!
- Pastor Trish
Read C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters and come ready to discuss at the Forum on August 31. This is the first selection in our new monthly feature: The Book of the Month Club! September's book: The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton.