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THIS WEEK AT TRINITY†ST. PETER'S
June 14th through June 20th, 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; 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, Carolyn Taylor, Ray and Cameron Taylor, Mary Frances Andrus, Coralee Pearse, Steven de Garcia, and for the repose of the soul of Michael Price.
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:
Presider: The Rev. Molly Elizabeth Haws
Preacher: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham
Organist/Choir Director: Robert Gurney
MC: Steven de Gracia
Lesson: Murrey Nelson
Epistle: Claire Cunningham
Prayers: Patrick Andersen
Healing: Michael Wolfe
Ushers: Bill Brumfield, Terry Speiker
Guide: Greg Potts
June 10 9:00am - Contemplative Prayer Service
Proper 5 11:00am - Choral Easter Service
June 13 7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service
June 17 9:00am - Contemplative Prayer Service
Proper 6 11:00am - Choral Easter Service
June 20 7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service
June 24 9:00am - Contemplative Prayer Service
Proper 7 11:00am - Choral Easter Service
June 27 7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service
YELP! A new tool for evangelism....
These days no one makes a move without Yelping it first! This means that we can increase the number of visitors to TSP by writing favorable reviews on this rating application. Yelp can be accessed from a computer or smartphone, but you will need to create an account. Then login and rate us 5 stars with a comment about what you enjoy most about TSP! Can't wait to see your review!!
Pastoral Care at TSP
If you find yourself in need of a home or hospital visit, or would appreciate a listening ear in a confidential setting, Pastor Trish is available to you. Our safe church guidelines direct that you can access your clergy person for pastoral counseling for up to three sessions. After that, we can help you find a secular counselor, if more is required. Please know that we value your well being and want to be here for you as you navigate life's challenging situations. All conversations will be kept strictly confidential.
About Today’s Readings
Welcome to Trinity+St. Peter’s. Today’s Gospel reading is a series of brief parables in which Jesus describes the Kingdom of God. The primary image is of something that seems small and weak, but which through God grows into the greatest of its kind. Thus, until the appearance of Jesus, God’s plan was unknown and hidden. But now in Jesus’ ministry it is revealed as the rule of God over the entire universe.
The first reading, from Ezekiel, gives us an image similar to that of the mustard seed used by Jesus. Here the coming kingdom of God is likened to a tender sprig from a tree which God plants. It grows into a mighty and noble tree which gives shelter to all. Earthly kingdoms will ultimately be dried up by God and replaced by God’s reign over all.
Today’s reading from II Corinthians discusses the temporary and incomplete nature of our life in this world. Our ultimate life is in the Kingdom of God where everything and everyone in Christ is a new creation. In the meantime, we are to live as though we were already in that Kingdom.
For a brief time, in the Eucharist, we have a foretaste of God’s Kingdom, and we live in the presence of Christ as redeemed people. Not yet consummated, the Kingdom is, for a moment, revealed. It is likewise revealed whenever we, in obedience to our Lord, minister in his name to others, especially to the poor and the sick and the oppressed.
From The Rite Light: Reflections on the Sunday Readings and Seasons of the Church Year. Copyright © 2007 by Michael W. Merriman. Church Publishing Incorporated, New York.
Are you a lifelong learner?
Brain researchers tell us that our brains are more plastic than previously thought. Therefore it is important to keep them active all our lives. You can meet this goal as well as the goal of learning more about your religious tradition by participating in Adult Christian Education this fall.
The first step is to attend one of two meetings in Pastor Trish’s office, after coffee hour on June 17th or alternatively, on July 1st. Come prepared with a commitment to participate in at least one opportunity to learn in the fall.
Here is a list of potential offerings. Please feel free to add a suggestion of your own:
Episcopal Tradition 101: What is our history and theology? A 6-week class.
Bible 101: How was the Bible written? What does it contain? What does it not contain? How do Anglicans read the Bible?
A 6-week class.
Mary Magdalene: A Saint for the 21st Century
A 6-week book study and discussion.
Buddhist perspectives on being a Christian
A 6-week book study and discussion.
The Letters and Life of Paul:
A 12 week class and group discussion.
Questions? Contact Pastor Trish, email@example.com
Imago Dei Presents "Prefigured: Bay Area Figurative Artists"
Imago Dei Gallery is 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.