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  Announcements for the week of
  May 15, 2019
From Fr. Court

Moving Forward Together
                 "Coming together is a beginning;
                    staying together is progress;
                    working together is success."
                     -  Edward Everett Hale (American Author)

This coming Sunday, May 19th, we will have one service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a parish potluck and a Parish Town Hall meeting led by the Diocese of Chicago. The purpose of this town hall meeting is to address the difficulties as of late, and to work together to move forward in God's mission for Trinity Church. We need the voices of all of God's people who are a part of Trinity Church. We ask you all to be there.
The quote above is from American author Edward Everett Hale. He is most famous for his short story, "The Man Without a Country." Mr. Hale is the grand-nephew of the famous American patriot, Nathan Hale. Mr. Hale was raised in a family of patriots who were focused on the development of our fledgling country. He understood, at a deep level, the price required for men to work together for common good. He knew that it wasn't enough to just "be together," but that they must "work together" for a common purpose in order to succeed.
As we come together this Sunday for our Town Hall meeting, it is not merely enough to be there together, nor even to stay together, we must learn to work together for the common goal of discerning and living God's call for all of us at Trinity, Highland Park. We must find out who we are. We must find out to what are we called. We must find out what our dreams are, what our fears are, and what we can do about those things, together.
In Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, he says, "For the body is not one member, but many." (1 Cor. 12:14) The body of Christ, of which we are all members and Trinity church is a cogent part, is made up of all of us. We are all, together, the body incarnate here at Trinity. As such, we are all different members, some feet, some hands, some noses, and some elbows, but we are all a part of one body. We may all have different callings, as the various parts of the body have different purposes, but we all share in the common goal of the body, which is the mission of God in our world. And just like the body, we must work together in harmony to accomplish this task.
I ask you to be with us this Sunday as we work together as the body of Christ here present at Trinity Church. Be with us to share your thoughts, your concerns, your dreams, and your celebrations. Help us to move forward together. We need all of you!

Yours in Christ,

Parish Contact Information
Fr. Court's Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For Pastoral Emergencies:

The Rev. Court Williams at 541-525-6567

To contact Fr. Court via email - click link below:  

How to contact the office
Our Parish Administrator has left and we haven't hired a new one yet, so, if you need to contact the office here is how you do it.
If it is an emergency: Contact the Rector
            - email: rector@trinitychurchhp.org
            - cell: 541-525-6567 (voice or text)
If it is not an emergency:
            - email: rector@trinitychurchhp.org
            - phone: 847-432-6653 (voice only)
The office email account will be monitored, but response to emails on that account may be slow.
            - office email: office@trinitychurchhp.org

Sunday's at Trinity

8:00 a.m.   Holy Eucharist
   in St. Michael's Chapel

8:45 a.m.   Fellowship

9:15 a.m.   Adult Forum

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
                  with Music

10:00 a.m. Sunday School(On the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each Month)

11:00         Fellowship
Community Meals for 2019

The Outreach Committee is pleased to announce Trinity's dates for participating in the Community Meal program at St. James in Highwood for 2019. We will be providing the meal on June 6, September 12, and November 14. We begin at Trinity church at 3:00 p.m. making the meal, then go over to St. James in Highwood at 5:00 p.m. to serve the meal. It has been such a blessing to all those involved in 2018! Sign up on the sign up sheets in the Choir Forming Room.
Food For Thought - June, 9th

Our next opportunity to help those in need is our monthly Food For Thought drive on Sunday, June 9th. The shopping lists are on the table in the choir forming room. Please bring the bags of food and place them before the altar at the 10:00 service.

Here is the list of items: Canned Tuna or Chicken, Non-Sugary Cereal, Canned Tomatoes, Chicken Broth, Peanut Butter, Pasta, Rice, Apple Sauce or Canned Fruit in light syrup, Pinto Beans / Other Dried Beans / Re-fried beans, Non-Sugary Cereal, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Soap, Toothpaste
Sign up to chat with Fr. Court

Anyone wishing to chat with Fr. Court can sign up on the sign up sheet in the Choir Forming Room at Trinity. There are times each day of the coming week that parishioners can sign up for. If you need to meet at some other time, or just don't want to put your name on the sign up sheet, feel free to contact Fr. Court by email at Rector@trinitychurchhp.org to set up a time to meet. We can meet at church. We can meet at your house. We can meet over coffee somewhere. Whatever works for you!
Spring Planting!!! May 25th, 9-11AM
If you are in town for the holiday weekend, please consider helping beautify our grounds by coming to our Spring Planting Day on Saturday, May 25, between 9-11 am.  Helpers of all ages welcome!  Bring work gloves and trowels if you have them.  Questions to Catherine Regalado, 847-869-2623, ceshawl@yahoo.com    
Gala News!

Planning and work is underway for the 2019 Gala, which will be taking place November 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Exmoor Country Club.   We do need more people to help - someone to coordinate the baskets for the silent auction (collect the materials from parishioners and put together baskets) and people to help solicit for donations.  Please contact Cynthia Wolpert at 847-527-7433 or cynthia.wolpert@gmail.com if you are interested.   Thank you!

Rummage Sale

The annual 3-Church Rummage sale will be on Friday September 6 and Saturday September 7. We are taking donations effective immediately. 

We have new sorting days: 
Beginning June 1st: Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Beginning June 2nd: Sundays from after coffee hour - 1:00 p.m.
Beginning June 7th: Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Please watch for sign up sheets going up soon and sign up to help us on the days of the sale. We will need help on the sale days as well as set up before and clean up after. The more people helping the less work for everyone!

Children's Books for Tri-Con

We are planning to have our next distribution of books to the Tri-Con Preschool and Kindergarten children in early summer.  Currently, we are gratefully accepting donations of new and gently used children's books for the kids 3-5 years old.  The collection box is in the Choir Forming Room.
Parish Administrator Job Description

Attached is the job description for our Parish Administrator Position. Please give this to anyone you may know who might be interested in working 15 hours a week at the parish. Have them contact Fr. Court at 847-432-6653 or 

All Parish Town Hall Meeting - Sunday, May 19th

The Diocese of Chicago will be coming out to conduct an all parish town hall meeting on Sunday, May 19th.  We will have one service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a potluck and discussion.  The discussion, facilitated by the Diocese, will focus on the challenges that Trinity faces and how we can work together to move forward into a brighter future.  Please come and participate.  We need to hear all the voices of Trinity!  This is your church, your parish, and we need you to help us move forward!

Please sign up on the sheet in the choir forming room for the potluck!  Thank you!

Upcoming meetings

June 2nd, Sunday, 11:45 a.m. - Sunday School Teachers Debrief Meeting

Book Club - June 4th

Our next book club meeting will by June 4th at 6:30 PM.  Location TBD.  

Please join us for a discussion about the book, "Swimming Lessons" by Claire Fuller.  In her second book, Claire Fuller paints a vivid picture of a family that has fallen apart. Ingrid, the mother, disappeared long ago, and Gil, the father, begins the book by falling to his near death. Flora, one of their daughters, struggled for years with accepting her mother's disappearance, and when Gil insists he sees Ingrid outside of a bookstore, she's inundated with messy memories. - Chicago Review of Books
Trinity Ladies Dinner - June 10th, 6:30 pm

Ginny Schulte has graciously offered to host the Trinity Ladies Dinner, which will be a potluck, at her lovely home in Highwood.  More information to follow regarding the coordination of what to bring to the dinner. 
Vestry Meetings

The Vestry has voted to hold our ongoing meetings on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:00 noon.  

Following is a list of Vestry meetings:

May 20th, June 16th, August 18th, September 15th, October 20th, November 17th, December 15th, and January 19th.

The Annual meeting is scheduled for February 2nd, 2020.

Sue Barber, Kenn Fambro, Ken Mines, Richard Monzingo, Fred Putz
Relatives & Friends
Alice Alix (mother of Jack Alix)
Ann Amborsini (mother of Annette Johnston)
Ashlynn Baeseman (niece of Scott Baeseman)
John Balke (son of Phil & Mary Balke)
Tom Barber (brother of Peter Barber)
Penelope Bingham (friend of Mary Seyfarth)
Nolan Blackstock (father of Kevin Blackstock)
Sheila & Dan Brennan (friends of Jennifer Ould)
Fred Berchtold (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Mark Freeman (brother of Nancy Freeman)
Angela Galaday (sister-in-law of Cathy Mossler)
Mark & Megan Hallen (parents of Lynn Hallen)
Roxanne Hasse (friend of Cathy Mossler)
Highland Park Police Department
Peter Hlepas (father of Jett Hlepas)
Chiara Horak (great-niece of Ingeborg Diebel)
David and Elly Kennicott (brother and sister-in-law of Susan Tappert)
Janie (friend of Mary Seaver)
JKay Kolls (friend of Kathy Keiper)
Kristin, Joseph, Kate (family of Sue & Peter Barber)
Don Lang (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Tom Langan (father of Peggy Hayner)
Steve Leyendecker (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Doug Malcolm (brother of Kirk Malcolm)
The Mark Family (friends of Paul Nelis)
Julie Mossler (daughter of Cathy Mossler)
Patrick Nelis (father of Paul Nelis)
David Oliker (friend of Priscilla McGraw)
Ruth LaVerne Pauls (mother of Laurel Lester)
The Phillips Family (cousins of Mary Seaver)
Luke Schneider (relative of Jill & Steve Lauer)
Helen Simmons (friend of Seely-Browns)
Toni Stanley (family of Sue & Peter Barber)   
Aileen Tyson (grandmother of Lisa Kasemir)
Helene Umpleby (mother of Cheri Mitchneck)

Those who have died

Joanna Yaukey (friend of the Seely-Browns and Malcolms)

Those serving in the Armed Forces and their Families
Ben Chellew (nephew of Cynthia Hines)
The 822nd MP deployed to Afghanistan
Pvt Luke McKean (nephew of Jenny & Chip McKean)
Remembering all those we love but see no longer, especially those buried here in St. Michael's Chapel.