The Week of May 16th through may 23rd, 2018.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Joins Us in Worship for

Pentecost Sunday

The Reverend Stacey Grossman, Interim Rector, and the congregation of St. Luke's worship with us in the recently re-occupied TrinitySt. Peter's Main Sanctuary, THIS Sunday, May 20th, for the 11:00am Service. 

A true time to celebrate the Holy Spirit!
This Week at Trinity†St.Peter’s
May 16, 2018
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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


Help us open the red doors.



Left: "Pentecost" by Mark Wiggin

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Those Serving....

Sunday, 5/20/18, at 11:00am:

Presider: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham

Preacher: The Rev. Stacey Grossman

Organist/Choir Director: Robert Gurney

MC: Amanda Aweh

Lesson: Michael Wolfe

Epistle: Cynthia Cravens

Prayers: Claire Cunningham

Healing: Jimmy McConnell

Ushers: Murrey Nelson, Mike Chambers

Guide: Steve Roger
TSP Calendar of Special Events - the Pentecost

Above:  "Pentecost" by Hyatt Moore

Wed, May 16        7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service

Sun, May 20         
Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday)
                            9am Celtic Contemplative Service
                            11:00am - Special Choral Eucharist Service:
                            St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be joining us *

Tues, May 22        7:15pm TSP Men's Group meets **

Wed, May 23         7:30pm - Taizé Prayer Service

Sun, May 27        First Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday)
9am Celtic Contemplative Service
                            11:00am - Choral Eucharist Service

Additionally, please mark your calendars for the 3rd Thursday of each month, starting Thursday, June 21st, when TSP parishioners return to the field to cheer on Team Change, Street Soccer U.S.A.'s local chapter.  Also, please mark July 28th & 29th, when we will cheer on Team Change during the San Francisco Cup to be held at Union Square.*

* Please scroll down to TSP News and Notes for more info.

** Contact Patrick Andersen at for more info.

Why Not Wear Red?

This Sunday, May 20th, the Day of

Pentecost, the day commemorating the

fire of the Holy Spirit descending upon

the apostles of Christ, clergy 

throughout the Episcopal

Church will wear
 RED stoles or RED

cassocks (loose-fitting, ankle-length

robes) to signify the work of the


It is also usual in many

churches for the laypeople in the

congregation to wear 

Will you wear 
RED on Pentecost Sunday?

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.


This Week, the Episcopal Church Calendar Honors...

Thurgood Marshall, Lawyer & Jurist (5/17); 

Saint Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (5/19);

and the Day of Pentecost, (5/20)
Above: ceiling mosaic depicting the Pentecost,
located in the St. Louis' (MO) Cathedral Basilica & created by artist, Mary Reardon 

Scroll down to the very bottom of this newsletter
to read expanded entries about these church calendar honorees 
"Bring & Share" Hospitality for our Guests from St. Luke's

During Sunday’s 11:00 worship service, we will celebrate Pentecost with attendees from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  We will continue our welcome during a “Bring and Share” coffee hour immediately following the service.  Please bring your tastiest refreshments to contribute to this special event!!  Eula Loftin will coordinate the food and set-up before coffee hour begins.  However, your assistance is requested to help with clean-up after it’s conclusion. 
Thanks very much for your willingness
to share your time and hospitality with our guests. 

Terry Speiker, Junior Warden, TSP Bishop's Committee

State of the TSP Corner Garden 

Bill Wakefield sent in this lovely photo of a red poppy against a Trinity + St. Peter's stone wall.  

Thank you, Bill and Karen, TSP garden volunteers, for your ongoing efforts to maintain the flowers on our grounds. 

Ragazzi Continuo Concert

at Trinity†St. Peter's                                  

Saturday, June 16th

at 7:30 PM

Main Sanctuary
Ragazzi Continuo is proud to present this 2018 summer concert in the exquisite acoustic of historic Trinity Church.

There is Sweet Music, a showcase of the diversity and power of music, will take you on a journey that will inspire a laugh, a tear, a dance, and a smile. 

Enjoy the rhythm of the Ghanaian street dance, Kpanlongo, and twirl around the maypole to the Swedish folktune, Domaredansen. Revel in the beauty of nature in Kodaly's Esti Dal (Evening Song) and marvel at the somber beauty and stoic hope of Richard Burchard's Dedication.  You will also enjoy Ubi Caritas, by Ola Gjeilo, Timothy Takach's setting of She Moved Through the Fair, and Eric Barnum's A Red, Red Rose.

Continuo is also pleased to announce the world premiere of a new arrangement of the Gospel classic, Swing Down Chariot, arranged for the group by member Jansen Verplank.

Trinity†St. Peter's Choir members Jesse Buddington and Thomas Wade are members of Continuo, so MARK YOUR CALENDARS and let's all be there to cheer them on! 

Imago Dei's Art Show,

“Pre-Figured: Bay Area

Figurative Artists," 

continues through

June 15th

St. Peter's downstairs art gallery, Imago Dei (1668 Bush Street), is proud to present “Pre-Figured: Bay Area Figurative Artists”, a show that highlights the works of four local artists, including Prabin Badhia, Diana Blackwell,
Michelle Mongan, and Teresa Moore. 

The Imago Dei Art Gallery and Social Space is located at 1668 Bush Street.

Upcoming TSP Rally in Support of Street Soccer U.S.A.*

Thursday, June 21st
Please join TSP Members as we rally once again
to show our support for Team Change / Street Soccer USA.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 21st when we return to the field to cheer on Team Change.
We will continue to show our support at games on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
In addition, we will also be cheering for Team Change
and showing our support during the San Francisco Cup
to be held July 28th & 29th at Union Square.

So ... dust off your "Team Change Scarfs" & Red Sunglasses and get ready to rally!
We will also continue to show support
at any fundraising events that are held during the year,
so please continue to read the newsletter
 for information regarding Street Soccer USA! 
Many Thanks -
Trinity St. Peter's
Community Action Team

* Street Soccer U.S.A. (aka SSUSA), is a national non-profit that serves vulnerable young people (homeless youth, youth without stable housing, youth without supportive social networks, formerly incarcerated youth) by providing them community; access to social services; access to vocational and life training; and (of course!) regular, challenging, and fun opportunities to play street soccer.
The TSP Congregation has been a strong supporter of "Team Change,"
SSUSA's local chapter over recent years, cheering team members on during local scrimmages,
and throwing celebratory and holiday parties.

News from the Treasurer....

At the Bishop's Committee meeting on April 29, 2018 I reported that our current fund balance is $844,220.35. Our pledge income was $42,424.36 and our total income was $84,030.26. Our total expenses were $107,284.97. We are anticipating that the renovation of the St. Peter's Parish Hall will be completed in May. We hope to rent that space later in the year. We are also beginning our efforts to market our main sanctuary for concerts and weddings. Please remember that donations made on our website go to our Building Fund. If you have a matching gift program at work, please consider donating to the Trinity San Francisco Opportunity Center. Donations to the TSFOC will go to maintain our church property. If you shop at Amazon Smile, please consider designating the TSFOC as your designated charity. Please see below for additional details regarding your donations to the TSFOC.

Thank you for supporting TSP!­­­­­­­

~Mike Chambers
  TSP Treasurer

Donating to Trinity+St. Peter's Episcopal Church

One way to provide financial support to TSP is donating to the TSFOC (the Trinity San Francisco Opportunity Center Inc.), a secular 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to maintaining our church property and promoting our mission outreach. The tax identification number for the TSFOC is 94-3356269. 
If there is an employer's matching gift program at your work, please consider donating to the SFTOC through that program. 

You can also support 
TSP through your online purchases: via the Amazon "Smile", Amazon is able donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Trinity San Francisco Opportunity Center Inc.  

Additional ways to contribute to the financial health of our church are via the Collection Plate during regular worship services, and transferring money via your bank. If you're donating cash to the Collection Plate, please put your donation in an envelope with your name on it; if you're donating via your bank, please use our Gough address (1620 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109).
From the Diocese....
The Expanding Public Profile of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop Curry, along with other prominent ecumenical faith leaders, have made a public statement of faith to reclaim the name of Jesus Christ here at home and abroad during these troubling political times.  Go here to view the video:
And, on a much lighter note, to listen to BBC5's interview with Bishop Marc on the Most Reverend Curry being tapped to deliver the sermon at the royal wedding this Saturday, go here (at the 45 minute mark):  

Bay Area Episcopal Institutions Tackle Homelessness

Today, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek and the Trinity Center* are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for St. Paul's Commons, an apartment complex with 45 affordable units for residents of the East Bay having few resources.  To read more, go here:

*The Trinity Center is a Diocese of California-sponsored non-profit bringing together affordable housing and the social services needed to raise individuals and families out of poverty.


Education for Ministry (EFM) Graduation at Grace Cathedral Tomorrow, May 17th

EFM, a four-year course of study, worship and reflection for committed lay people of the Diocese of California, celebrates 14 graduates tomorrow (Thursday, May 17th, starting at 5:15pm) at Grace Cathedral in a festive evensong ceremony. This free event is open to everyone, and details about the program and a chance to talk to participants will be available. For more info, go here:

The Diocese of California to Provide Leadership on Climate Change Locally & Internationally

This Sunday, May 20th, at 9:30am, during Grace Cathedral's The Forum, The Truth About Climate Change, Bishop Marc discusses the We Are Still In movement and climate change action as prayer (Gresham Hall, Grace Cathedral, 100 California Street, San Francisco )
And, on September 18th, 2018, the Diocese of California will host the opening ceremonies of the International Global Action Summit, a gathering of people from around the world to showcase climate action and inspire deeper commitments from national governments, and each other.
Go here for more info:
Fire Within: Art Installation at Grace Cathedral Opens May 20th
Commemorate the Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles, with a visit to  Fire Within, a special installation inside Grace's sanctuary by 2018 Cathedral Artist in Residence, Sukey Bryan.
Holy Hikes' Bay Clean-Up Mass and Gathering, San Rafael, June 16th
On Saturday, June 16, Holy Hikes and San Francisco Baykeeper will host a “Bay Clean-up Mass” at Pickleweed Park, San Rafael. A substantial amount of trash is on the shoreline, and several endangered species live in the marsh. Go here for more info:
Braid Mission Founder Speaks about Need for More SF-Based Foster Families
At the SF Interfaith Council's monthly breakfast meeting on May 10th, Rev. Rebecca Edwards of Braid Mission gave a presentation on Braid's mentor team approach in providing support to foster children, and the need for more foster families within San Francisco's city limits: 65% of foster children are now placed in homes outside of SF due to a shortage of host families. Go here for more info:

Fabulous Fundraiser Dinner and Cabaret for SF Night Ministry
Please join Pastor Trish in attending the annual fundraiser for SF Night Ministry, a glorious dinner & cabaret show. 
When: Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Where: Villa D'Este Restaurant, 2623 Ocean Ave.
 @ 19th Ave.

Cost: $65.00 includes dinner, tax tip and a $25.00 donation to Night Ministry

Reservations required:

To reserve, go to 
or by e-mailing Kathy Holly at

Cabaret is produced by Kathy Holly, and features Emcee and Performer, Matt Helms, as 'Dean Martin.' David Miotke, Jack Pendergast, Richard Elliott, Claudia Newberry, Bill Ramos, Kat Fitzgerald, Jorge Martinez, Andoni Panici, Dorothy Donell, Debra Mugnani, Kay Kostopoulos, Kathy Holly, Helen Thomas and Erich Sylvester will also be performing.

Art with Elders Exhibit

at the Sequoias SF

Continues through June 29th
Through June 29th, Monday through Friday, the non-profit, Art With Elders, hosts an exhibit of artworks at The Sequoias SF (the Rotunda Gallery, 1400 Geary Blvd), created by its program participants from across the Bay Area.
The exhibit and reception are open to the public at no charge.

This Week, the Episcopal Church Calendar Honors...

Thurgood Marshall, Lawyer & Jurist (5/17); 

Saint Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (5/19);

and the Day of Pentecost (5/20)

Thurgood Marshall (1908 –  1993)

The American lawyer, Thurgood Marshall, served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States for 24 years (from 1967 until 1991).  He compiled a liberal record, in particular supporting the Constitution's protection of individual rights, and especially the rights of criminal suspects.  He was also a fierce opponent of the death penalty, believing it to be unconstitutional. 

Marshall was the Court's 96th Justice and its first African-American Justice. 


Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (909 – 988 AD)

During the medieval era, Dunstan served, in succession, as Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey; Bishop of Worcester; Bishop of London; and Archbishop of Canterbury. And, due to his work in restoring monastic life in England and reforming the English Church, he was canononized as a saint.

Along with being the most popular saint in England for two centuries after his death, Dunstan is remembered for his craftsmanship: he was a talented silvermith, and demonstrated extraordinary ability in the scribal arts of calligraphy and illumination. 

The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, usually portrayed by descending rays of fire and described in the Book of Acts in the Bible.

The Collect: 
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


For more information about people and events
honored in the Episcopal Church Calendar, see: