1620 Gough STREET (AT Bush) SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109 — TEL. (415) 775-1117
THIS WEEK AT TRINITY†ST. PETER'S
September 17-23, 2017
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 Teekel; 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; the repose of the soul of Carol Monroe, and comfort for her family; the repose of the soul of Ed Ardzrooni, and comfort for his family.
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.
Sep 24 - 9:00am - Taizé Mass
Proper 20 10:00-10:45 – Bible Study
11:00am Choral Eucharist
Oct 01 - 9:00am - Taizé Mass
Proper 21 10:00-10:45 – Bible Study
11:00am - Choral Eucharist
5:00pm - Robert Gurney 25th Anniversary Concert
Oct 08 - 9:00am - Taizé Mass
Proper 19 10:00-10:45 – Bible Study
11:00am - Choral Eucharist and Blessing of the Animals
Those in our Service this Morning:
Presider: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham
Organist/Choir Director: Robert Gurney
MC: Amanda Aweh
Lesson: Murrey Nelson
Epistle: Shannon Coyne
Prayers: Sandy Kameron
Healing: Jimmy McConnell
Greeter: Louis Cortellesso
Usher: David Cunningham, Amanda Aweh
Guide: Robert Stuart
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.
LIVING THE GOOD NEWS -- 10-10:45 am - St Mary's Chapel
Join us to discuss the day's lectionary readings. This will prepare you for the service and deepen your understanding of the Scriptures. We will sit with our coffee around the table and delve more deeply into the texts, using a first rate ecumenical Bible commentary: Living the Good News.
All are welcome!! Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taizé Mass - Sundays at 9:00 AM
Beginning on September 10 at 9:00Am, Trinity†St. Peter's will offer a Taizé style Mass. Simple chants, moments of silence, the Eucharistic mystery will offer a peaceful and transcendent way to celebrate your Sunday morning.
Michelle Hilferty will come aboard as our new Song Leader. Michelle is a Bay Area native and discovered her passion for singing before she could even talk. She would say music was her first real language. After her debut performance at four years old, Michelle spent her childhood singing at her local church and went on to study the voice and acting into adulthood. Michelle believes in the peaceful joy we can find in ourselves, one another, and more importantly, in our personal relationship with God. As a dedicated actor and singer, she continues to explore her love of the arts and her commitment to spirituality. She is so excited and beyond grateful to share this enlightening Taize experience with all of you!
A Special Concert on October 1st
On Sunday, October 1st, at 5:00pm we will celebrate Robert Gurney's 25th Anniversary at Trinity with a gala concert. Robert will perform on the E.M. Skinner organ and be joined by the Soloists and Choir of Trinity-St. Peter's, and members of the San Francisco Lyric Chorus.
Pictures from the joint service with St. Luke's on February 26, 2017:
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, (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.