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Weekly Announcements for July 11, 2018
From Father Court

"A Living Prayer"

"He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things, both great and small."
                                         - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
          It tends to be human nature to love those things, and those people, who love us. We love those things which make us happy, such as puppies and cats and beautiful seasonable weather and marveling at a beautiful star-lit night with our lover. We love those people who make us happy, such as our family and close friends and those whom we have much in common. We love those things which are much like us, or those who believe as we do. The problem is, we are called by God to love all of God's creation and all of God's people.

          We live in an age when we can no longer argue politics because to disagree with my position means that I must think of you as less than human. We live in a throw-away era and a designed-obsolescence economy which leads us to treat relationships with others in the same careless manner. If something breaks or doesn't work the way we want it to, then we just toss it out and buy something else to make us happy. If a relationship doesn't make us happy or becomes difficult, we can just throw it away as well and move on to one that makes us happy again.

          Kneeling down in prayer is a wonderful thing, Jesus Christ is our living example of this. But living a life where we value each person and each experience as a gift from God means living a prayerful life out-loud for everyone to witness. We are called to value all of God's children, not despite their failings, not despite their stupid opinions, not despite the pain they have inflicted upon us, but in all those things. We are called to love people in their failings, in their differences, and in their sins. And we are called to do so because God loves us in all those things first. God created us to live with one another, and to love one another, as he loves us.

          We are called to be a living prayer for all of God's creation and all of God's children.
Yours in Christ,
Parish Contact Information
Fr. Court's Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Parish Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
For Pastoral Emergencies:
The Rev. Court Williams at 541-525-6567
To contact Fr. Court via email - click link below:  
Sunday's at Trinity this Summer

9:00 a.m.   Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m.  Fellowship

First Sunday of the Month - Service is outside on Conover Terrace.
Theology Study Group - Tonight

For the rest of the summer, our Theology Study Group will be studying THE LUMINOUS GOSPELSby Lynn C Bauman, 
Ward J. Bauman and Cynthia Bourgeault.  

We meet every other Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., 
usually at Trinity, in the Guild Room.

Our next meeting will take place tonight, 
Wednesday, July 11 
at the home of Annette Johnston
836 Burton Avenue, Highland Park   
All are welcome!
Community Meal at St. James - 
Thursday, July 12

We are signed up to serve at St. James Catholic Church in Highwood, this will be on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.  We prepare the meal in our Trinity kitchen and transport it to their kitchen for sharing with those in need. Anyone interested in joining the group of Trinity Parishioners, is welcome to join the fun!!  We are meeting at 3 to prep and then heading to Highwood about 5:00. The meal will be served at 6.
Coffee Hour Host Needed this Sunday, July 15

We need a coffee hour host for this Sunday, July 15 following the 9 a.m. service.  Please let us know if you are able to host, by emailing Martha in the parish office at office@trinitychurchhp.org

For future Sunday's, below is a link that you can click on to see what Sundays are open to host our fellowship and coffee hour.

Sunday Morning Fellowship
Vestry Meeting - Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.

At our July Vestry Meeting, the Vestry will be continuing our discussion of a working covenant to guide our interactions together. We will also be discussing the Tri-Con fire door progress, our new parish tri-fold brochure, and all of our normal financial and ministerial updates. All parishioners are welcome to attend Vestry meetings, they are completely open. Thanks! Fr. Court.
Rummage Sale - Prep Work

We are collecting for our Annual Rummage. We sort every Friday and Saturday from 9-1. Everyone is welcome to come an sort even if you can only offer an hour or two. 

We are also in need of hangers, newspapers, and brown grocery sacks with handles.

Our Rummage Sale is just around the corner!  Friday, September 7, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 8, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

eBay Seller for Rummage Sale

The Rummage Sale chairs are looking for someone who would be willing to sell a few things on E-bay for us.  It could be done on your own time at home.  We have received some things that are collectors items.  If you are willing to help out, please contact Sue Barber-847-363-1641 or Priscilla McGraw- 317-753-3137. Trinity would greatly appreciate your help.
Food For Thought 

Food for Thought is completely dependent upon the generosity of you, our members. The shopping list can be found on the church website or on the table in the choir forming room.  We generally shop for the designated items to fill 10 bags and rely on monthly contributions of $225 per month to pay for these items. Thank you for your generosity!    
Our next in-gathering is Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Community Meal at St. James - Thursday, November 8

Our next serving date at St. James Catholic Church in Highwood, will be on Thursday, November 8.  We prepare the meal in our Trinity kitchen and transport it to their kitchen for sharing with those in need. There is a sign up sheet in the Choir Forming room!  Thank you!!
Acolyte Training Scheduled 

All Acolytes and all those interested in becoming Acolytes. We have scheduled acolyte training for two different dates this summer. Please pick one to come to and sign up in the choir forming room. The dates are: 
Sunday, August 5 from noon - 2:00 p.m. 
OR        Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 - noon. 
Lights!  Camera!  Auction! 

Save the Date - Friday, November 2

Our Annual Trinity Gala will be held at Exmoor Country Club on Friday, November 2, 2018.  

Invite your family and friends to attend for a fun evening of fundraising and fellowship!  We need your help now to solicit gift cards for the wine roulette event and other items for the silent auction.  

Solicitation letters and donation forms are available in the choir forming room.  Please contact Cynthia Wolpert at cynthia.wolpert@gmail.com for any questions or suggestions.  
Positions to be Filled

We need to fill the following positions. Please prayerfully consider stepping forward for these ministries.  Please let Fr. Court know if you are interested in one of these vital roles. 

Hospitality Coordinator: We need a parishioner who can work with our Vestry Hospitality liaison, Kevin Blackstock, to make sure that Funeral and Wedding receptions, coffee hours, and special events and meetings are staffed and ready to go.

Personnel Committee: We need a parishioner to join our personnel committee. The committee works on job descriptions, pay recommendations, and general personnel policies. Personnel experience a plus!
Stewardship Committee: We need a parishioner to join our newly forming Stewardship committee. No prior experience needed.
Nursery Care Available All Summer

Just a reminder that we have nursery care all summer at Trinity. Liz Olsen, our wonderful nursery attendant would love to care for your kids on Sunday morning!
Bringing Communion To You When You Are Sick

If you are ill, are in the hospital, or for some other reason cannot come to church on Sunday morning and would like Holy Communion brought to you, please contact Fr. Court Williams at the office (847-432-6653) or on his cell phone (541-525-6567) or by email (rector@trinitychurchhp.org) so that we can set this up for you.
Goals for 2018 from the Mutual Ministry Review

1) Communication - improve internal and external communication.
2) Definition of Roles - Vestry, Wardens, Rector, and Parish.
3) Planning - Vestry areas, Vestry meetings, and recruitment
Parish Office Schedule

The Parish Office will be closed on Mondays.  The Office will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 
Vestry Meeting Minutes and Financial Reports:
Click the links below to view our most recent Vestry Meeting Minutes and our current Financial Reports.

The Music Institute Chorale - Summer Sing-a-Long

The Music Institute Chorale, with conductor, Danny Wallenberg, leads a Summer sing-along with full orchestra. This is the fifth year for this event which is open to singers in the community. These sing-a-longs take place in beautiful Nichols Hall in Evanston. Since many church choirs and singing groups are on recess during the summer, this is a great opportunity for singers to sing over the summer. Here are the details:  Wednesday, July 25 7:30 p.m.  The Repertoire is ALL BEETHOVEN: Mass in C major, Choral Fantasy for choir, piano and orchestra, Gregory Shifrin, piano, Frank Winkler, guest conductor. Location: Nichols Hall 1490 Chicago Ave. in Evanston  Optional rehearsal on Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 at the same location.  
We welcome anyone who loves choral singing to join us!
The Melodeers
Aug 5 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Spend the afternoon with the Melodeers and our very special guests, 2005 International Champion Quartet, The Buzz and 2018 International 4th Place Medalist Quartet, Spritzer!  Katie Bratton is a member of this group.

Tickets: PREMIER SEATING - $35; RESERVED SEATING - $20; GENERAL ADMISSION - $15.  There will be a $1.00 per ticket fee added for online purchases.
Click here for online ticket purchase. All tickets ordered online will be held at Will Call.  https://melodeers.org/allabuzz  

Wednesday, July 119:30 a.m.Holy Eucharist with Healing - 
               St. Michael's Chapel

7:00 p.m.Theology Study Group
Thursday, July 125:00 p.m.A Safe Place - Private Meeting - 
           Guild Room

6:00 p.m.A Safe Place - Group Meeting - 
           Guild Room
Friday, July 139:00 a.m.Rummage Sorting

7:00 p.m.Men's AA Meeting
Saturday, July 149:00 a.m.Rummage sorting
Sunday, July 15
9:00 a.m.Seventh Sunday of Pentecost
Holy Eucharist - Rite II with Music 

10:30 a.m.Church School Teachers Meeting
Monday, July 16
Parish Office Closed
Tuesday, July 177:00 p.m.Vestry Meeting
Wednesday, July 189:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Healing - 
       St. Michael's Chapel 

Sunday, August 5NoonAcolyte Training
Sunday, August 1210:30 a.m.Finance Committee Meeting
Saturday, August 1810:00 a.m.Acolyte Training
Sunday, August 19
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August 1910:30 a.m.Outreach Committee Meeting
Friday, September 77am - 7pmRUMMAGE SALE
Saturday, September 88am - 1pmRUMMAGE SALE
Sunday, September 98:00 a.m.Holy Eucharist - St. Michael's Chapel
   KICK OFF SUNDAY9:00 a.m.Sunday School Starts

10:00 a.m.Holy Eucharist - Main Sanctuary
Saturday, October 279am-11amFall Grounds Clean-up
Friday, November 2
TRINITY GALA at Exmoor Country Club
Ken Fambro, Ken Mines, Richard Monzingo, Fred Putz
Relatives & Friends
Highland Park Police Department
David Knapp (former parishioner)
James Bicknell (brother of John Bicknell)
Anne, Janie (friends of Mary Seaver)
Mehdi Hirani (friend of Cathy Mossler)
Ruth LaVerne Pauls (mother of Laurel Lester)
Joanna (friend of Seely/Browns and Malcolms)
Ashlynn Baeseman (niece of Scott Baeseman)
Audrey Baer (family of Mary Baer)
Len Hanson (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Shawna Parti (neice of Cathy Mossler)
Daniel Turney (friend of Paul Nelis)
Kristin & Toni Stanley (relatives of Sue Barber)
Anne Pajcic (friend of Hood & Horace Seely-Brown
Holly Adams (cousin of Katie Bratton)
Erica (friend of Fred & Annette Johnston)
Joseph & Kate (relatives of Sue & Peter Barber)
Bob & Debbie (relatives of Sue & Peter Barber)
Seab (friend of BJ & Bob Kohn)
David Schulte, Jr. (son of Ginny Schulte)
Molly Mulsoff  (friend of Seely & Hood)
Vince (friend of Fred Johnston)
Marcial Alix Jr.  & the Alix Family (father of Jack Alix)
Elly Kennicott (sister-in-law of Sue Tappert)
The Smith Family: Hank, Erica and Tucker (family of Maura Hagestad)
William "Billy" Mayer
Marjory Kemp (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Peter Kinzly (relative of Suzy Born)
April and Charles (friends of Sue & Ken Tappert)
Mike Taylor
Sharon and Kathryn Jirak (friends of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Michael Miller (grandson of Nancy & Richard Johnson)
Rikki Berman (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Barb Jovore (Deacon at Methodist Curch in Glencoe - friend of Sue Tappert)
Lillian Klimo (friend of Sue Tappert)
Kathy McGraw (sister of Jon Teeuwissen)
Michael Risko (father of John Risko)
Luke Schneider (relative of Jill & Steve Lauer)
Terry Rankin
Tom and Jeane Langan (parents of Peggy Hayner)
Patrick Nelis (father of Paul Nelis)
Nathan McKillen
Fred Berchtold (friend of Marilyn & Fred Putz)
Tom Barber (brother of Peter Barber)
Those serving in the Armed Forces and their Families
Ben Chellew, nephew of Cynthia Hines
The 822nd MP deployed to Afghanistan
Those who have died
Remembering all those we love but see no longer, especially those buried here in St. Michael's Chapel.
Please submit prayer requests to Martha in the Parish Office at office@trinitychurchhp.org 
Please provide first and last name and your relation to the person