Membership Sunday Part II is THIS Sunday

If you missed Membership Sunday Part I last week, this week, please prayerfully consider how you can respond with generosity to all that God has given you.

The Episcopal Church teaches that we should set aside 10% of our income for God's work in the world. 
Bring your pledge card to church this Sunday, Nov. 19, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Also, pledge cards will be available if you don't have one.

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This Week at Trinity†St.Peter’s
November 15th, 2017

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Regular Worship Schedule

Taizé Morning Mass
9:00 a.m. Sundays
Choral Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Sundays

Taizé  7:30 p.m.  Wednesdays
Young Adults Gathering at the Rectory
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm
2nd & Last Sundays of the month


Help us open the red doors.



Above: Deborah, Prophetess and Judge
(Judges 4: 1-7)

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Those Serving...

Sunday, 11/19/17, at 11:00am:

Presider: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham 

Organist / Choir Director: Robert Gurney

MC/Cup:  Steven de Gracia

1st Reader (Lector): Steve Roger

2nd Reader (Epistle): Michael Wolfe 

Prayers of the People: George Teekell

Healing Minister: Jimmy McConnell

Greeter: Louis Cortellesso

Usher(s): Greg Potts, Scott DeBonville

Guide:  Greg Potts
A Message From Your Treasurer 

Mike Chambers 

Your pledge to Trinity†St. Peter’s supports the day to day operations of 
our church. Insurance, utilities, office expenses, payroll, repairs and 
maintenance all depend upon your pledge dollars, which are put into the 
Operating Fund. We do not use your pledge dollars for capital improvements 
or for the retrofit. Your Building Fund payments are held in a restricted 
account designated for the retrofit. 
Money for capital improvements (such as renovating the Rectory, or 
improvements to the existing building, such newly painted hallways, new 
lighting or refinished flooring) comes from our Endowment Fund, which 
consists of a bequest to Trinity and also of proceeds from the St. Peter’s 
housing project. 

Making capital improvements actually has a positive effect on our budget! 
Renovating our Rectory has reduced our payroll expense (from the Operating 
Fund) by not having to pay for clergy housing. By renovating St. Peter’s 
Hall and the Great Hallway, we have enhanced our opportunities to rent 
those spaces for outside events. We are also currently renovating the old 
St. Peter’s Parish Hall as a future source of rental income. 

However, your pledge dollars are still the cornerstone of our budget. As 
you consider your pledge for 2018, please do consider increasing your 
pledge to help defray the cost of providing for all of us a space in which 
we can grow spiritually both as individuals and as a community. 

Thank you for supporting Trinity†St. Peter’s in 2018! 

What do You Think God is Waiting to do....with YOU?
1)  You, most likely, have received a pledge card along with a letter from Senior Warden, Patrick Andersen, in the mail. If you have not, please ask Patrick, Mike Chambers, Brother Karekin or Pastor Trish for a pledge card. 

2)  Prayerfully consider how you can respond with generosity to all that God has given you. The Episcopal Church teaches that we should set aside 10% of our income for God's work in the world. 

3) Bring your pledge card THIS Sunday, Nov. 19, the Sunday before Thanksgiving. 

4)  You will receive both a certificate of membership to remind you where you belong and a cross necklace to remind you to whom you belong in the coming year, as we continue to navigate these turbulent times. 
TSP Calendar of Special Events - Ordinary Time

Above, Deborah, Prophetess and Judge of Israel, speaks to a crowd of attentive listeners. 

Thursday, Nov 16      8pm TSP Rally for Street Soccer U.S.A. *
                               Kimbell Playground (@Geary and Steiner, San Francisco)
                               Weather permitting.... 

Saturday, Nov 18     
2pm- 4pm Second Born Book Launch Party, St. Peter's Hall *

Sunday, Nov 19         Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
 11am Membership Sunday, Part II 

                                 (During service, parishioners present pledge of time, talent
                                  & tithes; sign TSP register; & receive certificate and cross
                                  necklace. Pictures for updated TSP directory will also be taken).

                               12:40pm Vestry meets in Parish Office ***

Tuesday, Nov 21        7:15pm TSP Men's Group meets in Parish Office 

Sunday, Nov 26         Last Sunday after Pentecost / Christ the King

                               5pm -7pm Young Adults' Gathering 
meets at the Rectory ** 

Saturday, Dec 2        9:30am - 12:00pm Watching and Waiting: 
                                An Advent Gathering for Women of TSP *

                                  (will meet in the Rectory; RSVP by Nov. 19th to
                                priest-in-charge@trinity-stpeters.org )

                                  7:00pm - Lyric Chorus Concert, Mission Dolores *

Sunday, Dec 3           First Sunday of Advent / Feast of St. Nicholas
                                  5:00pm - Lyric Chorus Concert, Mission Dolores *

Sunday, Dec 10         Second Sunday of Advent
                               5pm -7pm Young Adults' Gathering meets at the Rectory **  

Sunday, Dec 17         Third Sunday of Advent
                               4-6pm - Wassail and Mince Pies at the Rectory

                                  7:30pm - Christmas Concert , Regazzi Continuo

Tuesday, Dec 19        7:15pm TSP Men's Group meets in Parish Office 

Sunday, Dec 24         Fourth Sunday of Advent / Christmas Eve
                               9:00am - Taizé Mass
                               Christmas Eve 11:00am - Choral Eucharist
                               10:30pm - Christmas Anthems and Carols Concert
                               11:00pm - Christmas Eve Mass

* Scroll down for more info

** Please R.S.V.P to priest-in-charge@trinity-stpeters.org

*** Please note date change

This Week (11/16) the Episcopal Church Calendar honors...

Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093

Right: the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral, a recently renewed site for Christian pilgrimage.

Saint Margaret of Scotland (1045 – 1093), also called the "The Pearl of Scotland," was sister to Anglo Saxon King, King Edgar Ætheling of England, whose brief reign lasted but two months.  Following the 1066 Norman invasion of England, Margaret and most of her family fled to Scotland, where she ultimately married King Malcolm III of Scotland. 
Margaret, mother to three kings of Scotland, was a pious Christian woman who worked diligently to spread the faith throughout her realm,  including establishing a ferry across the Firth* of Forth in Scotland for Christian pilgrims traveling to St Andrews in Fife.** 

Although pilgrimage to St. Andrews died out following the destruction of the cathedral during the Reformation, it's recently been revived through ecumenical efforts. The first route of this pilgrimage, inaugurated in 2012, is called St. Margaret's Way in honor of Margaret, Queen of Scots. 

*  "Firth" means a narrow inlet across the sea. 
** The site of relics of St. Andrew and St. Andrews Cathedral. 


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.

Right: Image by the artist, Marc Chagall.

Deborah, Prophetess of Israel, tells Barak of Nephtali to bring forth his warriors to face the troops of King Jabin of Canaan, who had enslaved the Israelites. 

Judges 4: 1-7

Next TSP Rally for

Street Soccer USA....
Tomorrow evening,

Thursday, November 16th

Just a reminder that we will show our support tomorrow evening (Thursday, November 16th) at 8:00, again at Kimbell Playground (@ Geary and Steiner, San Francisco)....weather permitting!

This will be our last chance to cheer on Team Change this season so let's all try to be there!

Questions? Please contact Scott DeBonville

Many thanks -
Community Action Team


Second Born Imagines Jesus's 'lost 
years,' as Narrated by his Brothers

A Book Launch Party will be held THIS Saturday, November 18, 2 to 4 p.m. in St. Peter's Hall to celebrate publication of our own Patrick Andersen's novel. Refreshments will be served, and copies will be available for purchase.

Second Born is a reimagining of the "lost years" in the life of Jesus, as narrated by his brothers. It strikes a balance between modern scholars' search for the "historic Jesus" and the miraculous stories that were written about him several decades after his crucifixion. 

Please email Patrick at 
pwandersen@yahoo.com to let him know if you plan to attend so he can make sure enough refreshments will be available. 

Watching and Waiting 

An Advent Gathering for Women of TSP 
Above, "The Annunciation" (probably Robert Campin's workshop, 1375 – 1444). 

All those who identify as women are invited to a morning of spirituality and conversation on the theme of Advent. Here is an opportunity to have a deeper and richer experience of the church season leading up to Christmas, incorporating themes of Mary’s life—especially watching and waiting. 

Saturday, December 2nd at the Rectory 

9:30 am- 12noon

Please RSVP by Nov. 19th to: 

What Cheer! Mostly Modern Takes

On The Holiday Season

Lyric Chorus's Holiday Concert

(Dec 2nd & Dec 3rd)

TSP's very own Music Director, Robert Gurney, and the San Francisco Lyric Chorus (which includes many members of TSP's Choir) invite you to put yourself in a mood for the joys of the season and join us for What Cheer! Mostly Modern Takes On The Holiday Season.  

We sing the ever popular Poulenc Gloria and Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols.  We’ll also sing smaller jewels, both sacred and secular, including Walton’s What Cheer?, Biebl’s Ave Maria, Rachmaninoff’s Bogoroditse Devo, and two delightful carols: Vaughan Williams’ Wassail Song and Stephen Jackson’s arrangement of Noël Nouvelet.  

Mindy Lym, soprano; Thomas Wade, baritone; David Hatt, organ. 

When: Saturday, December 2, 7 pm;  Sunday, December 3, 5 pm.  

Where: Mission Dolores Basilica, 16th & Dolores Streets, SF.  

Cost: $18-$20.  

For more information: 
(415) 721-4077www.sflc.orginfo@sflc.org.
News from the Treasurer:

At the Vestry meeting on October 22, 2017 I reported pledge income of $92,709.98 versus a budgeted $100,500.03. We had total income of $220,326.27. Our total expenses were $234,538.66. We have completed the lighting upgrade in the Great Hallway and in St. Peter's Hall. We have also refinished the floor in the Great Hallway. We have started our roof repairs and will be starting our exterior and window work on the old St. Peter's Parish Hall. Thank you for your support.
And, on another note....Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3356269 : Amazon donates to Trinity San Francisco Opportunity Center Inc.  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 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....

Anglicans Urge Leaders to Push Ahead

with Action on Climate Change

Go here to read more: 


Bay Clean-up Mass at
India Basin, San Francisco

On Saturday, November 18, Holy Hikes and San Francisco Baykeeper will host a “Bay Clean-up Mass” at India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco.
This event is part of an ongoing relationship between Holy Hikes, an Episcopal hiking group, and San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit that has been working to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. All are welcome to join this unique opportunity to clean the Bay and celebrate a spirituality that recognizes interdependency with the land and waters.

When: Saturday November 18, 9:45 a.m. (gather); 10 a.m. (event starts) to 1 p.m.
India Basin Shoreline Park, Hunters Point Blvd & Hawes St, San Francisco
Contact: the Rev. Justin R. Cannon, holyhikes@gmail.com


The AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit at Grace Cathedral -- Through Dec. 1st

15 panels of the quilt are on display in the main sanctuary, bathed in the light of the cathedral's stained glass, honoring the memory of 20,000 San Franciscans who died in this modern plague. 


Vestry Day: February 10, 2018

Vestry Day and Equipping the Beloved Community bring vestry members, both new and experienced, and other church and ministry leaders together for training and networking.
The day offers worship, engaging speakers, workshops, and time for networking with other churches throughout the diocese.  Mark your calendars now!

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco