This Week at Trinity†St.Peter’s
October 11th, 2017

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Regular Worship Schedule

Taizé Morning Mass
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: Rembrandt's painting of Moses receiving
the Ten Commandments from God

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Those Serving...

Sunday, 10/15/17, at 11:00am:

Presiding: The Rev. Patricia Cunningham

Organist / Choir Director: Robert Gurney

MC/Cup:  Phil Diers

1st Reader (Lector): George Teekell

2nd Reader (Epistle): Lynn Abendroth

Prayers of the People: Marina Andersen

Healing Minister: Mike Chambers

Greeter: Louis Cortellesso

Usher(s): Bill St John, Pat St John

Guide: George Teekell
TSP Calendar of Special Events - Ordinary Time

Above, Moses' brother, Aaron, worships the Golden Calf (Exodus 32: 1-14)


Sunday, Oct 15        Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                              12:30pm CAT (Community Action Team) Meeting
                               in the Parish Office

Tuesday, Oct 17       7:15pm TSP Mens Group meets
                               in the Parish Office

Sunday, Oct 22        Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
                              5pm -7pm Young Adults' House Church

                                meets at the New Rectory (New!)

Sunday, Oct 29        Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
                               2pm House Blessing at the newly refurbished Rectory *, **
                               -- All are welcome!


* Scroll down for more info

** Please note the date change


This Past Week (October 10th) the Episcopal Church Calendar honored...

Vida Dutton Scudder, American educator, writer, and welfare activist

(Julia) Vida Dutton Scudder (1861 – 1954), born to a missionary family in India, was an American educator, writer, and welfare activist in the social gospel movement.

After graduating with a BA from Smith, a women's liberal arts college in Massa- chusettes, and completing graduate studies at Oxford University in Great Britain, Scudder went on to teach and serve as a professor of English literature at Wellesley College.  
While at Wellesley, she co-founded the College Settlements Association, which arose from the settlement movement.*

Scudder also joined the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, a group of Episcopalian women dedicated to intercessionary prayer and social reconciliation, as well as the Society of Christian Socialists. 

Personally, Scudder attempted to reconcile the conflicting doctrines of Marxism and Christianity, and in 1912, caused quite a stir when she publicly supported striking textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  She declared: 

"I would rather never again wear a thread of woolen than know my garments had been woven at the cost of such misery as I have seen and known past the shadow of a doubt to have existed in this town....If the wages are of necessity below the standard to maintain man and woman in decency and in health, then the woolen industry has not a present right to exist in Massachusetts."

The settlement movement, which started in the 1880s and peaked in the 1920s in England and the US, sought to bring rich and poor together in interdependent settlement communities, thereby making available knowledge, culture and social services to those with few resources.

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.

An excerpt from tonight's reading by Fr. Richard Rohr:

I came out of the seminary in 1970 thinking that my job
was to have an answer for every question.  What I’ve learned is that not-knowing
and often not even needing to know is—surprise of surprises—a deeper way
of knowing and a deeper falling into compassion.



Left: Moses, with the Ten Commandments at hand, refers to the burning bush.

Living the Good News  

Bible Study THIS Sunday,

October 15th!

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 32: 1-14; Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23; Philipians 4: 1-9; and Matthew 22:1-14

All are welcome!!  Questions? email priest-in-charge@trinity-stpeters.org 


Young adults, ( 22-35) are invited to the new rectory on 

October 22nd, 5-7pm, 

for food, fun and fellowship!  We will begin with some reflections on how Jesus
can be the compass for our lives, share a meal of vegetarian chili and
make plans for the coming year. 

Come to be inspired, to make new friends and to be part of a community that prays, plays and serves together! 


TSP -  Sponsored 

Community Meal at Old First!

On Saturday, October 28th, the congregation of Trinity+ St. Peters sponsors a community meal, a meal dedicated to our disadvantaged neighbors ...those without permanent housing and /or having few resources.  And, the community meal requires....
CUPCAKES! Volunteers!

We are providing dessert in the form of Halloween themed cupcakes! We need bakers (or procurers!) of cupcakes for the meal.

We also need cooks (from 1pm - 4pm) and waiters & servers (from 4:45pm - 6:30pm) the day of the meal. 

The community meal itself will be served at Old First Presbyterian Church at 1751 Sacramento Street (corner
 of Sacramento & Van Ness) in San Francisco, and you are heartily encouraged to volunteer! It's a great way to build our TSP community and have some fun while giving back!

 amandaweh@gmail.com to sign-up!

The Blessing of the Rectory...

The Date has Changed:

Oct 29th 2pm

Please join Pastor Trish and her family for a House Blessing

of the newly refurbished Rectory.

When: Sunday, October 29th 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.

Stay tuned to this space for scheduling information.

The Trinity St Peters
Community Action Team
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 September 24, 2017 I reported pledge income of $86,818.00 and total income of $202,165. Our total expenses were $211,702. Trish has now moved into the Rectory. The Great Hall and stairway have been painted. An electrical upgrade of the Great Hall lighting has also been scheduled. We will also be going forward with roof repairs to be completed before the rainy season begins. Please email me at mcham31153@aol.com if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting TSP!
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....

Episcopalians Flee Northern California Fires – and Help Their Neighbors

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Karen King woke up to flames in the middle of the night Oct. 8 in her Oakmont Village home east of Santa Rosa, California.

“We could see the flames jumping on the top of the ridges of Annadel [State Park] that separate us from Kenwood,” said King, who is the interim priest at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Kenwood. “We could see the fires all around us. And we left, thinking we could go home in the morning, and we’ve never been home.”

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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. 
Night Ministry's Fall Gala
The members of the Governing Board of the SF Night Ministry
invite you to attend their Fall Gala under the theme
Aloha Makahiki (A Gathering of Love).

Proceeds will support the ministry and outreach of Night Ministry
which has offered pastoral care, counseling and crisis intervention every night of the year between the hours of 10:00 PM and 4:00 AM for the past 53 years!

Music by the Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band Reception, program,
live music, small plates from the islands, beer and wine bar, soft and specialty drinks, with silent, live and reverse auctions.

$108.00 Individual General Seating

Sponsorships available upon request by
contacting Night Ministry at
office@sfnightministry.org or by calling 415-935-7862