The Week of January 17th to January 24th.

This Week at Trinity†St.Peter’s
January 17th, 2018
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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
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm
2nd & Last Sundays of the month


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Above: Medieval, Sculpture depicting St Peter,
10th–11th century Museum of Somerset and Somerset

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Those Serving....

Sunday, 1/21/18, at 11:00am:

Presiding: The Rev. Molly Elizabeth Haws

Music Director: Robert Gurney

MC/Cup: Steven De Gracia 

1st Reader (Lesson):  Shannon Coyne

2nd Reader (Epistle): Amanda Aweh

Prayers of the People: Cynthia Cravens

Healing Minister: Mike Chambers

Ushers: David Cunningham, Amanda Aweh

Guide: Murrey Nelson

Trinity†St.Peter’s Annual Meeting, February 11th 

Please scroll down to the

"TSP News and Notes" section

for more info. 
TSP Calendar of Special Events - Ordinary Time

We've now entered "Ordinary Time."  In the Anglican Communion, "Ordinary Time"
comprises two periods: the first period begins on Epiphany Day, January 6th,
and ends on the day before the start of Lent (Ash Wednesday);
the second period begins on the Monday after Pentecost,
the conclusion of the Easter season, and continues until
the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent. 

Above: St Peter Preaching in the Presence
of St Mark (tempera on panel), 1433, by Fra Angelico

Wednes, Jan 17       7:30pm Taizé Service

Sunday, Jan 21        Third Sunday after the Epiphany
                              9:00am - Taizé Mass
                              11:00am - Choral Eucharist

Wednes, Jan 24       7:30pm Taizé Service

Sunday, Jan 28        Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
                              9:00am - Taizé Mass
                              11:00am - Choral Eucharist
                              12:30pm - TSP Vestry meets in Parish Office

                                5:00pm TSP Young Adults Gathering **

Sunday, Feb 4         Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
                              9:00am - Taizé Mass
                              11:00am - Choral Eucharist

Wednes, Feb 7       7:30pm Taizé Service

* Scroll down below for more info

** Contact Amanda Aweh at to R.S.V.P.

Also, please mark your calendar for Sunday, February 11th:
St. Peter's Annual Meeting will take place after the
11am Worship Service (~12:30pm) in St. Mary's Chapel.

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.

A quotation from tonight's reading by Martin Luther King, Jr.:

"Was not Jesus an extremist for love:
'Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.'" 


This Week (1/18/18 & 1/23/18) the Episcopal Church Calendar honors...

The Confession of St. Peter the Apostle

Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893

Right: "Saint Peter" by Jacob Jordaens (Oil on canvas), early 17th century.

Confession of St. Peter the Apostle

The Collect: 

Rite I:

Almighty Father, who didst inspire Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep thy Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Left: Trinity Church, Boston, Massachussettes

Phillips Brooks (1835 – 1893), an Episcopal clergyman born in Boston, Massachussettes, and longtime Rector of Boston's magnificent Trinity Church, is best known for writing the lyrics to the Christmas Carol, "O Little Town of Bethlehem". 
During the American Civil War, Brooks advocated for the Union, and opposed slavery.  His sermon eulogizing  the death of Abraham Lincoln and his Harvard sermon of the commemoration of the Civil War dead received national attention. 

Under Brooks' inspired leadership as Rector, architect Henry Hobson Richardson, and artists John LaFarge, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones created an architectural masterpiece in Trinity Church.

In the Episcopal liturgical calendar Phillip Brooks is remembered on January 23.


For more info about honorees in the Episcopal Church Calendar, see:
Trinity†St.Peter’s Annual Meeting, February 11th 

The Trinity†St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Annual Meeting will be held on... 

Sunday, February 11, 2018 

after the 11 a.m. service

In addition to receiving a Treasurer's Report on the financial health of the church and reports from the Priest-in-Charge and Vestry Wardens, the congregation will also elect three new members to the Vestry.
Candidates include Justin Kleinwaks, Steve Roger and Lois M. Webb, 
and nominations from the floor will also be accepted during the meeting.

Representatives to the Deanery will also be elected.
News from the Treasurer:

At the Vestry meeting on December 17, 2017 I reported pledge income of $115,943.70 versus a budgeted $122,833.37. For 2018, we currently have 38 pledges for a total of $113,996.00. For 2018, I have budgeted pledge income at $130,000.00. If you would like to pledge, there are pledge cards on a table just inside the red doors. You can also email me at or call/text me at (415) 385-5962. Thank you for supporting Trinity+St. Peter's and Merry Christmas!
And, on another for everyone this year at : 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 2017 donations. If you want to donate to our Capital Campaign, please go to 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 Episcopal Church / Diocese of California....

The Good Book Club /
An Invitation from
Presiding Bishop Curry

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites you to participate in the The Good Book Club.

Left: Image from the Gospel of Luke (Book of Kells, a medieval manuscript created in the 8th - 9th centuries in Ireland or in Britain). 
The Good Book Club is a churchwide program that invites the reading of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles during the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter 2018.

Led by Forward Movement (, an Episcopal ministry and publishing house dedicated to reinvigorating the life of the church, the Good Book Club readings begin the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (February 11, 2018) and finish on Pentecost (May 20th, 2018). 

Go here to learn more about the Good Book Club, and to see a video of Bishop Curry's invitation:


Holy Hikes* @ SF Botanical Gardens

Come celebrate the Holy Eucharist with us in the beauty of the outdoors at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

When: Saturday, January 20, 9:45 a.m. (gather); 10 a.m. (hike)
Where: San Francisco Botanical Garden, In Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave & Lincoln Way
Contact: the Rev. Justin R. Cannon,

Holy Hikes, a ministry started in 2010 in the Episcopal Diocese of California, works towards restoring Communion with all of Creation. 

Women's March 2018 — Join the Episcopal Church Contingent in San Francisco!

Last year, two hundred people gathered on the cathedral steps to walk together to Civic Center. This year, let’s get all of the diocese involved and have an even bigger, more unified representation! 
The Diocese of California and Grace Cathedral warmly invite everyone — men, women, and children — to join the Episcopal Church contingent and share the message of "Grace for All” that encompasses human rights, civil rights, justice, equality, peace and love for all!

Meet on the cathedral steps between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Depart from the cathedral at 1 p.m. to join the march, which begins at Civic Center at 2 p.m. Buttons and a few “Grace for All” and "The Episcopal Church is Here" signs will be available. If you make your own sign, consider riffing on these messages, and please, no profanity.

When: Saturday, January, 20, 12:30 p.m.
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco  


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


Right: during the Medieval era, the sacrificial pelican parent, feeding chicks from its own wounded breast, represented Christ.  

PrayWorshipServe – A Lenten retreat for lay leaders and clergy at St. Paul’s, San Rafael

Join Christians nationwide in this three-day Lenten retreat.  We will explore how to become better Christians in this increasingly secular world through The Restoration Project (TRP).  At the heart of TRP are small groups nurturing love of Jesus by regular practice of three Christian traditions: prayer, worship and service through seven scripture-based vows. 

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30 pm to Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00 pm
Cost: $599/person with accommodations at Ralston White Retreat Center; $299/person without accommodations
Contact: Christopher H. Martin, , 415-456-4842