This Week at Trinity†St.Peter’s
September 20th, 2017

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Regular Worship Schedule

Taizé Morning Mass (NEW!)
9:00 a.m. Sundays

"Living the Good News"
Bible Study
10:00 a.m. Sundays *

Choral Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Sundays

Taizé  7:30 p.m.  Wednesdays

* Except the 1st Sunday of odd numbered months


Help us open the red doors.


            Above, in Matthew the Accountant
      by Brother Tobias Haller (2009), an intense,
     iconic Saint Matthew confronts his audience

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Those Serving...

Sunday, 9/24/17, at 11:00am:

Presiding: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham

Organist / Choir Director: Robert Gurney

MC/Cup:  Amanda Aweh

1st Reader (Lector): Murrey Nelson

2nd Reader (Epistle): Shannon Coyne

Prayers of the People: Sandy Kameron

Healing Minister: Jimmy McConnell

Greeter: Louis Cortellesso

Usher(s): David Cunningham, Amanda Aweh

Guide: Robert Stuart
TSP Calendar of Special Events - Ordinary Time

Above, in The Calling of St. Matthew by Caravaggio (1600),
Matthew points to himself in incredulity as Jesus calls upon him to stop
collecting taxes in the custom house and follow him, Christ Jesus.


Sunday, Sep 24       Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                              9am Taizé Morning Mass (NEW!)
                              10am "Living the Good News"
                              Bible Study 
                              12:30pm Vestry Meeting 

Sunday, Oct 1         Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
                              9am Taizé Morning Mass (NEW!)
                              10am "Living the Good News"
                              Bible Study 
                              5:00pm 25th Anniversary Concert for Robert Gurney *

Sunday, Oct 8         Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                              9am Taizé Morning Mass (NEW!)
                              10am "Living the Good News"
                              Bible Study 
                              11am Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis
                              during the 11 o'clock worship service *

Sunday, Oct 15        Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                              9am Taizé Morning Mass (NEW!)
                              10am "Living the Good News"
                              Bible Study 
                              2pm House Blessing at the newly refurbished Rectory *
                              -- All are welcome!


* Scroll down for more info

This Week the Episcopal Church Calendar honors...

St. Matthew the Apostle (9/21) 
Left: an unusual looking angel whispers in Matthew's ear, in St. Matthew and the Angel by Master Theodoric, 1360-65

Matthew the Apostle was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, as well as one of the four original evangelists of Christianity.

Matthew is often described as a tax collector (known as a "publican" in the King James version of the Bible), who, most likely, collected tax revenue from the Hebrew people during the administration of Herod Antipas. His fellow Jews would have despised him for collaborating with the Roman occupation forces, but Jesus called him to follow, to join his ministry.  After accepting this call, Matthew invited Jesus home for a feast, but the local scribes and pharisees criticized Jesus for associating with tax collectors and sinners.  
Christ responded: "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." (Mark 2:17, Luke 5:32)

The New Testament records that as a disciple following Jesus, Matthew witnessed the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ unto heaven. 

Other people honored this week in the Episcopal Church

John Coleridge Patteson: Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871 (9/20); Philander Chase: Bishop of Ohio, and of Illinois, 1852 (9/22); Thelca, apostle and proto-martyr among women, c. 70 (9/23); Sergius: Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, 1392 (9/25); Lancelot Andrewes: Bishop of Winchester, 1626 (9/26); and Wilson Carlile: Priest, 1942 (9/26)

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.


Sunday Morning Taizé Mass


this Sunday, 9/24/17

Take time early Sunday mornings to immerse yourself in the spiritual beauty of Taizé. 

Come celebrate Communion with us. 

Sundays at 9:00am 


Living the Good News  

Bible Study THIS Sunday,

September 24th!

10-10:45 am  St Mary's Chapel 

Join us to discuss the day's lectionary readings. This will prepare you for the service and deepen your understanding of the Scriptures. We will sit with our coffee around the table and delve more deeply into the texts, using a first rate ecumenical Bible commentary: Living the Good News. 
This Sunday's Lectionary Readings are: 

Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105; 1-6, 37-45; Philipians 1:21-30; and Matthew 20:1-16

All are welcome!!  Questions? email priest-in-charge@trinity-stpeters.org 
Honoring Robert Gurney's

25th Anniversary  

Robert Gurney

celebrates 25 years 

as Organist and Choirmaster at 


Hear the mighty 1924 E.M. Skinner organ 

in works of J.S. Bach and Louis Vierne

Trinity†St. Peter’s Church Choir and

The San Francisco Lyric Chorus sing works by Whitacre, Gjeilo, Esenvalds &

Vaughan Williams....

Sunday, October 1st, 5:00 PM

1620 Gough St.
at the corner of Bush


(415) 775-1117
Blessing of the Animals 
October 8th at the 11:00 service
St. Francis Sunday
All are welcome!
House Blessing for the New

TSP Rectory -- Oct 15th

Pastor Trish, her husband, David Cunningham, and daughter, Sarah Jane Cunningham, along with their companion dogs, Leo (a Maltese Pug) and Luna (a Bichon Havanese mix), are moving into the newly refurbished Trinity + St. Peter's Rectory in the Outer Richmond District.

Please join them for a House Blessing to celebrate this wonderful event!

When: Sunday, October 15th at 2pm

Where: 430- 29th Avenue (between Geary and Clement), San Francisco
Street Soccer USA Update

The season just ended with Team Change kicking to the bitter end - almost making it into the playoffs. The next season starts at the end of September and the new schedule should be posted next week. We are looking to show our support by attending games the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Look for more information next week and thank you all for your continued support!

The Trinity St Peters
Community Action Team

New Trinity + St. Peter's

Church Signage

We have a beautiful new sign, thanks to Bill Wakefield.

We are so grateful, Bill!!


Calling All

Trinity + St. Peter's Cursillistas!

Cursillo, which in Spanish refers to a “short course” in Christian living, is a ministry that has been led by lay people throughout the world for the past 70 years.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cursillo is co-sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Episcopal Diocese of California; and many TSP parishioners are "Cursillistas," graduates of a Cursillo weekend dedicated to talks and meditations on subjects such as Christian community action and leadership.

The next Women’s Cursillo weekend will take place the weekend of 9/28 through 10/1; and, the volunteer organizers are looking for support from Cursillistas in lifting up weekend participants.

If you're a TSP Cursillista, and are interested in supporting the upcoming Cursillo weekend, please contact Marina Anderson (


Images of the TSP Garden

Corner of Bush and Gough, 

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Many thanks to the TSP garden volunteers
who work to make the space so lush and green.
Coffee Hour Ministry

Do you like to bake? Or maybe you just have a Costco card and can bring in a wheel of Brie and some crackers? Why not contribute to the TSP Coffee Hour, which immediately follows the 11am worship service?

Please note that all food should be “ready to serve,” as preparation and clean up facilities are limited.
If you're interested in joining the coffee hour team, please contact Eula Loftin (eulaloftin@hotmail.com), who is graciously coordinating our coffee hour ministry.
News from the Treasurer:

At the Vestry meeting on August 27, 2017 I reported pledge income of $78,737.00 and total income of $169,834.00. Our total expenses were $178,029.00. We are expecting our expenses will be reduced when Trish moves into the Rectory this month. Our current balance in the Building Fund is $117,302.43. We have nearly completed the renovation of the Rectory. We are also painting and upgrading the wiring in the Great Hall. We are planning on doing repairs to our roof in the near future. Please let me know if you have any questions. My email is mcham31153@aol.com. Thank you for supporting Trinity+St. Peter’s!
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....

Diocese of Alaska Backs
Grassroots Climate Efforts 

[Episcopal News Service | September 19 ] 


The Episcopal Diocese of Alaska is working with a grassroots group called Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition to educate communities about renewable power sources and to empower native Alaskans and other residents to speak out on issues related to climate change. The Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering, or UTO, program awarded the diocese a $5,000 grant this year to support the coalition and its efforts, which still are gaining momentum three years after a small group of activists began collaborating on these issues.

Holy Hikes and SF Baykeeper presents...
Bay Cleanup Mass in San Rafael

On Saturday, September 30, Holy Hikes and San Francisco Baykeeper will host a “Bay Clean-up Mass” at Marin Audobon Society's Tiscornia marsh land near Pickleweed Park, San Rafael.

A substantial amount of trash is on the shoreline, and several endangered species live in the marsh. The cleanup will do a lot of good here! This one-day event is part of an ongoing relationship between Holy Hikes, a Christian 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. The event will include a celebration of the Holy Eucharist woven into a clean-up of the marshes.

When: Saturday September 30, 9:45 a.m. (gather); 10 a.m. (event starts)
Pickleweed Park, 50 Canal St, San Rafael
Contact: the Rev. Justin R. Cannon, holyhikes@gmail.com


168th Annual Convention of the Diocese of California

Notice is hereby given that the 168th Annual Convention of the Diocese of California will be held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on October 27 and 28, 2017. The Convention will be called to order at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 27. The Friday session will be followed by dinner on the plaza at 5:45 p.m. and Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m. 

All people of the diocese are invited to the dinner and the Eucharist.