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Annual Meeting Election Results:   Jack Crockford and Sharon McDaniel were elected to 3-year Vestry seats.   Cathy Bagot, Gary Loveday, Carol Wagner and Janet Bickle will represent Trinity at the 2019 Diocesan Convention in mid-November. Thank you to all candidates for your willingness to serve Trinity.  And thank you to all who attended the meeting last Sunday.  

ECW Meeting, February 13th:  with guests from 2nd Presbyterian Church and special entertainment by Mary Miller.  Lunch will be served.  Please plan to attend this special meeting and fellowship with our friends at Second Presbyterian Church.


Thursday Bible Study:  The book of Romans is the topic of study which is a part of National Church study.  This is very casual setting and a special time to study the bible.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


Market Street Pantry:  Please add Market Street Pantry to your grocery list.  A box is in the foyer to place donated items.    Monetary donations are also welcome!  Please make your check payable to St. Luke's and mark in the memo line "Market Street Pantry".  The need is great!

Saturdays, November 24 to the first Saturday in March, Hands of Hope:   Saturday morning, 23 were nourished with hot food and drink sponsored by “Hands of Hope” a new ministry being offered from the foyer on Saturday mornings. This, the brainchild of John and Andrea Smith. Cynthia Johnson is also helping them. 


Youth Lock-in December 31st:  Bring your blanket, sleeping bag or whatever and join us for the youth lock-in at the church.  There will be fun, food, movies, music, etc. for all youth ages middle elementary up.  The Lock-in will start around 7:00 pm and last until around 9:00 am the next morning-January 1st.  Please let Kathleen Wheeler or Nancy Fouts know if you are coming, so we have some count of the number of youth.  See you then.                                                                                                                                  

Heifer Project: The children received a total of $306 in donations for the Heifer Project.  They are purchasing a water buffalo and 2 bee hives.

Christmas Dinner:The dinner in the foyer held Friday, the 21st in partnership with Second Church of Christ and Licking Valley Church of Christ served over 50 people.  They also had several tables full of clothes that were given away.

Ben Franklin "Hat and Mitten Tree":  Please share a hat, pair of socks, or pair of mittens for the children at Ben Franklin Elementary School. Your support for this Advent and Christmas tradition is appreciated by Trinity and our friends at Ben Franklin.

Sights and Sounds of Christmas, Thursday, December 6: Terry Mooney reminded us that tickets for Sights and Sounds are in the foyer.  You should definitely plan on attending this.  Trinity is on the tour and for the first time in few years we are able to welcome the crowd into our worship space instead of the parking lot!

Cookie Walk, December 8: Mark your calendar for December 8 for Trinity's annual "Cookie Walk". Cookies and other goodies will be offered as well as gently used Christmas decorations Trinity Cafe will be open with entertainment. Tell your friends and relatives about our wonderful walk and our delicious cookies. This is one of ECW's biggest fundraisers and supports our Christmas outreach to various charities as well as providing funds for various activities and needs at Trinity. By word of mouth we have people from the Columbus area coming to buy cookies, as well as people lining up at the door to be the first to get the goodies. Let's make this year another successful "Walk"!

Sunday School Christmas Project: Today’s 10 o’clock service lead by Kitty drew nearly 50.  Our youth prepared and served wonderful treats at Coffee Hour and asked for our support in funding their Heifer Project.  It was a total success!  You can still add to their coffers by contacting Nancy Fouts. 

Sunday, November 18: Thank you to everyone who made last Sunday's service and reception with Bishop Breidenthal so amazing. Altar Guild, Davida Jones and Trinity Choir, Fr Joe, ECW, acolytes, chalice bearers and lectors, Jim Ford, Connie Stoneburner. And to all who attended and supported the confirmands and receptions as they made a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism. - Janet

Father Joseph conducted a "Blessing of the Animals" on the Saturday closest to October 12. You are welcome to bring your pets to this event. There is no rule against bringing snakes. Please invite all your fellow animal lovers to attend this service.

September 11th Service: “A small group of people from five churches in Licking County (2nd Presbyterian, Trinity Episcopal, Trinity AME, Christ UMC, and the United Church of Granville) gathered in the sanctuary of Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church to pray for peace on the anniversary of the worst terror attack our nation has known. We were lead in prayer by four ministers, our own Fr. Joe Kovitch, Pastor Steve Wynn of Trinity AME, Pastor Cliff Houston of the United Church, and Pastor Wilsonnia L McLean of Christ UMC. We prayed for peace among the nations, for the safety of our troops and first responders, and for our communities, and in particular for a respite from drugs and violence in Newark.”

Terry Mooney announced that Sights and Sounds will be December 6th and Trinity will be participating again this year. Please mark your calendars, helpers will be needed.

Carol Wagner shared that Trinity has a presence at the Final Friday on the Square and about 80 children decorated gourds and pumpkins. Thank you to the Shulls for helping.

Kitty will be with us for All Saints Day and is planning on have a Necrology read of any names we would like to include. Connie will be asking us for names soon.

Our Junior Warden and Sexton, Mr. Jim Ford, announced that seeding and laying straw on the field of dreams was happening Sunday afternoon (9/16/18). He also shared that the storage pod and shed would be emptied and removed.

Foundational Elements Research Presentation: on Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23, after the services, Trinity leadership presented the results of our Foundational Elements research, which has been ongoing since spring. This information will then be used to determine our 'what's' (and why) for our future.

Trinity Homecoming Weekend was by all accounts a great success. We had pizza on Saturday and a full potluck spread on Sunday. 59 people were fed, both physically and spiritually. We are grateful to the ECW for their hard work.

Our joint picnic with our neighbor and namesake, Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, on August 19, went very well. Members of both churches shared a very hearty meal of fried chicken, shredded chicken sandwiches, deviled eggs, potato salad, onion pie, and olives in aspic. During the feast, our Father Joseph Kovitch and their Pastor Steve Wynn had a productive meeting about how our two parishes can co-operate for the sake of God's mission in Newark.
Fr. Kovitch meets with Pr. Wynn over lunch

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