New Taizé Mass Song Leader!

Michelle Hilferty, TSP's new Mass Song Leader for the Sunday morning Taizé Mass, starting Sunday, September 10.  

Scroll down to the "TSP News and Notes" section for more info. 
This Week at Trinity†St.Peter’s
August 9, 2017

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Regular Worship Schedule

Celtic Contemplative Service
9:00 a.m. Sundays

Choral Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Sundays

Taizé  7:30 p.m.  Wednesdays


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Those Serving...

Sunday, 8/13/17, at 11:00am:

Presiding: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham

Organist / Choir Director: Robert Gurney

MC/Cup: Roger La Clear

1st Reader (Lector): Steve Roger

2nd Reader (Epistle): Michael Wolfe

Prayers of the People: Karen Helgoth

Healing Minister:  Steven De Gracia

Greeter: Louis Cortelleso

Ushers: Greg Potts, Scott DeBonville

Guide: Steve Roger
TSP Calendar of Special Events - Ordinary Time

Above, the "Selma Four," martyrs in the American Civil Rights Movement: (from left to right) Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Episcopal Seminarian; Jimmy Lee Jackson, Baptist Deacon; Viola Liuzzo, Unitarian laywoman;  and the Rev. James Reeb, Unitarian Minister.  

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Wednes, Aug 9        7:30pm, new Taizé Mass Song Leader,
                              Michelle Hilferty, joins Taizé service *

Saturday, Aug 12     1pm  Memorial Service for Ed Ardzrooni *

                              longtime TSP parishioner

Sunday, Aug 13        Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Tuesday, Aug 15       2pm - 4pm Special Event for Seniors:
                              Sanctuary Tour, Organ Recital, & Afternoon Tea *
                              7:15pm TSP Men's Group meets in Parish Office

Sunday, Aug 20        Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

                              12:30pm CAT (Community Action Team) Meeting

Saturday, Aug 26     2pm - 6pm TSP Rectory Open House Celebration *

Sunday, Aug 27        Twelth Sunday after Pentecost

                              12:30pm Vestry Meeting

* Scroll down for more info

On August 14th, the Episcopal Church Calendar honors...

Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian,

Civil Rights Activist, & Martyr


Left: photo of 26 -year old Jonathan Myrick Daniels at the pulpit.

Jonathan Myrick Daniels (1939 – 1965) was a seminarian preparing for the Episcopalian priesthood when he was called to join the American Civil Rights Movement in Alabama in the mid-sixties. Daniels advocated for the integration of public places and voting registration of black citizens.  However, while  working with another civil rights activist, 17-year Ruby Sales, he and Sales  were accosted by a shotgun-wielding gunman. The gunman attempted to shoot Ruby Sales, who was African American, but Daniels pushed her out of the way.  The bullet meant for Sales hit Daniels in the chest, and he died instantly. 

Daniels's death generated a great deal of support for the Civil Rights Movement.  It also inspired Ruby Sales to attend the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (which Daniels had attended earlier), and to then found the Spirit House Project, a non-profit organization and inner-city mission dedicated to Daniels. 
Other honorees this week in the Episcopal Church Calendar include....

Herman of Alaska, Missionary to the Aleut (8/9);  Laurence, Deacon and Martyr at Rome (8/10); 
Clare, Abbess at Assisi (8/11); Florence Nightingale, Nurse and Social Reformer (8/12); and.
Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ (8/15). 


Light One Candle for a Weary World:       

Evening Taizé at Trinity†St. Peter’s Wednesdays at 7:30 pm     

We live in a world where sensory overload has become the norm.
Stress and worries follow us even into the solitary refuges of our minds.
Suffering and brutality, the signs of a spiritual ‘climate change’, show no signs
of abating and we begin to feel that there is nothing we can do.

The beauty of Taizé is in the gathering itself.           

We come together and raise our individual prayers and intentions.
Gathered together we lift to God’s presence, in the quiet of our hearts,
all that is in need of healing in the world, in our community, in ourselves.
Gentle music and candlelight prepare the way for our prayers and meditation.

Experience Taizé.        

Change the world one prayer at a time.

Tonight's Readings:

In addition to Taizé chants,
the service includes readings from
Rabi’a (an 8th century woman Sufi),
John O’Donohue, B. H. Carlsson,
and an anonymous monk.

An excerpt from tonight’s reading by Rabi’a:
You have poured out so much grace for me,
Done me so many favors, given me so many gifts –
I look everywhere for Your love –

Then suddenly I am filled with it.

Meet Michelle Hilfrety, TSP's New Taizé Mass 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!
TSP Rallied for Team Change at

Street Soccer USA's National Cup 

This past Sunday afternoon, TSP Parishioners once again donned their red-rimmed glasses to cheer Team Change players at the Street Soccer USA's National Cup, which was held here in San Francisco across the street from AT&T Ball park.
Above, TSP parishioners Amanda Aweh,
Murrey Nelson, Michael Wolfe, & Greg Potts
enjoying a bit of soccer under a bright sun. 

Team Change played incredibly well on Sunday, scoring 8 points against a formidable adversary.

Memorial Service for Ed Ardzrooni

THIS Saturday, August 12th 

Longtime St. Peter's / TSP parishioner, Ed Ardzrooni, passed away Saturday, July 29th. 

Please join Ed's wife, Gong Qing Luan, children, friends, and fellow TSP parishioners in celebrating his life. 

When: Saturday, August 12th, 1:00pm; Reception to follow. 

Where: Trinity
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, St. Peter's Hall

A Special Event Just for Seniors

At  Trinity † St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
1620 Gough Street (at Bush) 

An afternoon of

History * Music * Refreshment. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 2pm - 4pm
⦁    The history of the oldest Protestant church in California: Trinity Episcopal
⦁    The treasures of the main sanctuary
⦁    Organ recital on what is considered the finest organ in San Francisco
⦁    Afternoon tea

Free will donation will benefit the fund for seismic strengthening and stained glass repair.

If you would like to participate or volunteer, we would love to have you! Please email Pastor Trish:  priest-in-charge@trinity-stpeters.org 
TSP Rectory Open House Celebration!

Come join us for the Open House at the TSP Rectory!  For the past 18 months, Patrick Anderson, Sandy Cameron, Terry Speiker and other members of the TSP vestry and congregation have worked hard to refurbish the TSP Rectory before Pastor Trish and her husband, David, move in. There will be tours of the house, before and after photos on display, and light refreshments and drinks.

When:  Saturday, August 26th, 2pm - 6pm

Where: 430 - 29th Avenue in the Outer                 Richmond District, 1/2 block                   north of Geary  Blvd.

The Rectory is accessible
via the 38-Geary, California-1, &         29-Sunset bus lines. 
News from the Treasurer:

At the Vestry meeting on July 23, 2017 I reported pledge income of $68,244 versus a budgeted $67,000. Our total income was $143,999 and our total expenses were $155,523. Our biggest expense other than payroll and insurance is repairs and maintenance totaling $14,007. We are also coming to the end of our project to renovate the Rectory and there will be an open house on August 26, 2017 (please see above announcement).
And, on another note....do you have a matching gift program at work? Please consider giving to the Trinity San Francisco Opportunity Center. The TSFOC is a secular 501c3 nonprofit and your donation will be used to maintain our church property and to promote our mission outreach. The tax identification number for the TSFOC is 94-3356269. If you shop at Amazon.com you can also designate the TSFOC as your charity under the Amazon smile program. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the TSFOC. If you are currently making a cash donation, please consider putting your donation in an envelope with your name on the envelope. I will then be able to send to you quarterly reports regarding your donations and a year end summary of your 2016 donations. If you want to donate to our Capital Campaign, please go to www.trinity-stpeters.org to contribute to our Capital Campaign and to view our Capital Campaign video. And, once again, thank you for your support of TSP!

~Mike Chambers
  TSP Treasurer
From the Diocese....

The Rev. Canon Stefani Schatz

Dear Friends in Christ,  

We would like to notify you of the upcoming Services of Resurrection for our beloved Canon to the Ordinary, Stefani Schatz, who died Wednesday, July 12 after a fourteen-month struggle with cancer. 

When:    Saturday, August 12, 10:00 a.m.

Where:   Grace Cathedral,1100 California


Instead of flowers, contributions “In Memory of Stefani Schatz”may be made to St. Margaret's Visiting Professorship of Women in Ministry at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. The address is: CDSP, 2451 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709; Attn: Advancement Department

Equipping the Beloved Community...
Finding Home: Embodied Welcome, Embodied Justice

What does it mean when folks say they’ve found a “home”? How does helping another person find “home” require Christians to step outside the building and step into the community with a message of welcome, healing, justice, and acceptance?
Dr. Russell Jeung, a leading sociologist on Asian Americans, race, and religion, will share from his memoir, At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among my Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors, helping participants recognize the hallmarks of following Jesus into the communities they live in to welcome the stranger. A variety of workshops for lay leaders, clergy and volunteers will be offered. Registration is now open!

When: Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Stephen’s, 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere

Donate a School Backpack

to a Child...

Canon Barcus Community House,* which provides shelter for low-income families, is seeking back-to-school backpacks for the children and youth associated with its program. 

To learn more about Canon Barcus Community House, go here:

If you're interested in donating a student backpack to Canon Barcus Community House, head on over to Amazon wishlist to make your purchase:


*Canon Barcus Community House is Episcopal Community Service's five-story, 48-unit building in the SOMA providing permanent accommodations to very low-income families, many of whom are living with mental illness, physical disabilities and substance addiction.  
Vote for Braid Mission!

Braid Mission, an intergenerational mentoring program that provides youth in foster care with an intentional web of support from a team of three mentors, was created by Rebecca Edwards and Christopher Chase, two Episcopal ministers based in San Francisco and associated with the Episcopal Diocese of California.

A few months ago, Rebecca and Chris visited Trinity + St. Peter's and spoke about their wonderful program.  

And, now, Braid Mission is one of 15 semifinalists for The Encore Prize, a national competition that will award $50,000 to two winners with innovative ideas for engaging people over 50 in improving the lives of vulnerable children and youth.

Public voting will select the top five finalists competing for the two cash prizes.  And, you can help by voting for Braid Mission once per day between now and August 31st! 

Go here to vote:


Go here to learn more about Braid Mission:

San Francisco Night Ministry

Cabaret Benefit

Please join an "Evening of Cabaret" featuring drag queens, divas and friends to benefit San Francisco Night Ministry, a non-denominational, interfaith program providing a Crisis Line, chaplaincy and homeless outreach.

Friday, August 11th, 6:30pm-9:30pm

St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
101 Gold Mine Dr, San Francisco

$35.00 donation at the door

Summer of Light Concert

Robert Gurney, Trinity + St. Peter's own Music Director, and the San Francisco Lyric Chorus invite you to Summer of Light: The Transcendental Choral Music of Verdi, Whitacre, Gjeilo, and Esenvalds.  

Giuseppe Verdi’s rarely performed Four Sacred Pieces are an opera composer’s passionate & emotional response to sacred texts.  Eric Whitacre’s Sainte Chapelle, Glow, & Lux Nova; Ola  Gjeilo’s Northern Lights & The Ground, & Eriks Esenvald’s Stars reflect peace, the beauty of light, & celestial harmonies.  David Hatt, piano & organ.  
When: Saturday, August 12, 7 pm; Sunday, August 13, 5 pm.
Where: Mission Dolores Basilica, 16th & Dolores Streets, SF.  
Cost: $18-$20.
Contact Information: (415)721-4077;
More info:  www.sflc.org