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From the Rector

Stewardship thread ties lives together

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continuous thread that runs through our lives as children of God is stewardship. Most often, we think of stewardship as that once-a-year event when you and I are asked to make a financial commitment to the church. This is only a piece of the larger stewardship picture — a snippet of the thread that rises to the surface only briefly. The thread, however, runs continuously through the entirety of our lives. You may not realize it, but every day, you and I are stewards. The Rev. Laurel Johnston, Program Officer for Stewardship at the Episcopal Church Center, reminds us that a steward is a manager of trust. As managers of trust — as stewards — we know the deepest intentions and greatest hopes of the owner; are entrusted to run the dayto-day affairs of the household or estate, especially when the owner is away; are accountable to the owner. Of course, we know that we are the stewards and God is the owner. The use of the word ‘owner’ automatically brings to mind the image

of the landlord demanding his rent. But this is not the kind of God we have. Instead, God, the owner, awakens us to the fact that this life, this world, is not ours. The owner awakens us to the fact that ‘it’ — ALL OF IT — belongs to God. God, the owner, has entrusted all of ‘it’ to us. This is the trust that God has called us to manage. The care and consideration of this trust is the thread that runs through our life every minute of every day. It shapes our identity and our approach to life. Rev. Johnston also says, “the Biblical vision of shalom speaks to the conditions that allow all living things to reach their potential of wholeness.” Remember the earlier point: a faithful steward knows the deepest intentions of the owner. This is God’s deepest intention for us — to be whole. Practicing shalom involves five holy habits: • Worship Weekly • Daily Prayer • Scripture Study • Proportional Giving/Tithing • Keeping Sabbath At Trinity, we have an opportunity for all of these responses to the God who loves us. During the Annual Financial Campaign, we focus on the Proportional Giving/Tithing piece of this holy recipe for wholeness. Our financial commitment to the church is an outward and visible sign (sacramental) of our commitment to God. 1

In so many ways, Trinity is a visible, spiritual sign of God’s presence in this community. Our financial commitment allows the church to function in this way. It also is a prayerful recognition that God oxygenates the totality of our lives. Financial giving is a part of a holistic attitude of generosity.1 In my household, we practice proportional giving. We choose to give 10% of our income to the church. This has not always been the case. The changes and chances of life have often kept us from making this type of commitment. But the changes and chances of life have also led us to take this step, primarily because we are so incredibly thankful for the gifts, talents, and abilities that God has given us. We are thankful for the gifts that allow us to work. We are thankful for the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the world. These gifts, opportunities, and my work allow me to move toward God’s desire for me: to become whole and complete. In response, we give some of that back, helping us to remember that this treasure is not ours to hoard. Proportional giving is a response to God’s grace. It’s based on what I have been given. It is my way of saying “thank you.” I must admit that some months, we say “thank you” through gritted teeth. All discipline involves a certain amount of sacrifice, but, ultimately,

Brad N. Hill, The Christian Century; September 7, 2010


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The Rev. Charles Dupree CLERGY ASSISTANT

The Rev. Virginia B. Hall DEACON

The Rev. Connie Peppler PARISH ADMINISTRATOR

Janet Brinkworth BOOKKEEPER

Mona Baker ADULT EDUCATION/NEW MEMBERS

Ross Martinie-Eiler DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Danica D’Onofrio DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

Marilyn Keiser ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Jeffrey Smith

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Elaine Sonnenberg SEXTONS

Mike Peppler, Jim Shackelford

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Randy Lloyd Kimberly Hurley Spencer Anspach Mary Jo Barker Mary Ellen Brown Kelly Carnahan Jim Cripe Mary Ann Hart Chris Johns Mary Ann Keko Todd LaDow Earl Singleton Larry Taylor Susan Williams CLERK Janet Stavropoulos

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the discipline of financial giving will help us remain spiritually healthy and aware. The thread of stewardship is a thread that runs through our life as a community. Every Sunday, we pray for the strength to be responsible with and for all of God’s creation. Stewardship goes well beyond money. The Church needs the entirety of our lives to be an active community of faith. The fabric of the church is sewn together by your life — your thread. Each of us provides an important stitch that holds together the mysterious tapestry known as the Church. We all do the best we can. Through God’s grace, we are all

growing together, stretching together, and living into the image of God. We are all trying to follow the Jesus who gave the ultimate sacrifice — his life. Now, we, his church, are left to continue the holy example of his life: to love God and to love each other. All of this we will endeavor to do with God’s help. Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.

— Ephesians 3:20, 21

SATURDAY, OCT. 9 4–5 pm • Open to All Please bring pets on leashes or in cages!

Blessing of the

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Youth corner ( G R A D E S 6 –12 )

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re you 16, or will you be 16 during the school year? Are you interested in being Confirmed? We’ve got a great program planned for this year! Please plan on attending an important, informational meeting on Sunday, October 3, following the 9 a.m. service. We will meet in the Trinity Room. Questions? Contact Danica, ddonofrio@ trinitybloomington.org

A rare glimpse inside a youth retreat last year at Waycross!

Fall Youth Conference at Waycross: November 19-21

Entitled “If We’re All a Piece of the Puzzle, Then What’s the Big Picture?” the weekend will include music, crafts, worship, games, a talent show, special guests and more! Registration forms will be available at Sunday School, in the church office, on the bulletin board outside of the nursery, or online: http://www.indydio.org/diocese2010 As we did last year, Trinity will defray most of the cost for this weekend. The cost is based on when you register: 1. Complete your registration by Sunday, October 31, pay $20 2. Complete your registration at the event, pay $25 This means Trinity is contributing $60 toward the registration fee. Please make checks payable to TRINTY EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Money and completed forms may be placed in Danica’s mailbox in the church office.

Adventures at Haverway Farm! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 6 P.M.

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at and Jane Martin will host us at their lovely home and farm. We’ll eat, hang out, explore, and have a great time! Watch your e-mail and read the bulletin for more specifics.

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irkwood Dinners are a new, smallcommunity offering for parents of children from infancy to 18 years. Intended as spiritual support for parents, the evening will begin with a simple service followed by dinner and conversation. Childcare will be provided for children ages 0–4. Make plans now to join us for our first dinner on Saturday, November 20.

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e started coming to Trinity regularly in the winter of 2009. We were thrilled when we saw a program designed for newcomers. Importantly, childcare is provided, which made it possible for us to participate and get to know other newcomers. We came to almost all the sessions, and we got to spend time with the clergy and staff while learning about the Episcopal Church — all of which helped us to become a part of the Trinity community. Nothing beats the combination of great food, new friends, and fellowship.

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Sundaes for Sunday School a sweet success

TOP, LEFT: Jack and Wesley crank some ice cream. TOP, RIGHT: Anna eats it all up! BOTTOM, LEFT: Birthday Girl, Nancy, enjoys her cone. BOTTOM, RIGHT: Grace and Olivia have a ball making dessert Photos by Danica D’Onofrio

Teacher Spotlight: Meet the Pre-K, K Teachers! Tamara Hallett Birthday: June 5 Favorite color: Blue Favorite Bible story: The Christmas Story — The birth of Jesus reminds me how special life is! What I enjoy most about Sunday school: Hearing everyone’s ideas about God What I hope for our class this year: Fun!

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Heather Lake Birthday: September 20 Favorite color: Purple, blue, green, and red! Favorite Bible story: I like the story of Esther. She was a strong female and risked her life to save her people. She also exposed someone who was trying to do great wrong and harm. What I enjoy most about Sunday school: Playing with the kids and teaching them the Bible stories I love myself. What I hope for our class this year: Have fun while learning about God!

Kyra Kramer Birthday: February 19 Favorite color: Purple Favorite Bible story: Sermon on the Mount — it’s indescribable. What I enjoy most about Sunday school: The kids are so sweet and say the funniest things! What I hope for our class this year: That they know Jesus loves them, God made them special, and how to do crafts.

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I N T E R FA I T H W I N T E R S H E LT E R

Even the birds of the air... by Deacon Connie Peppler

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WELCOMING HOUR: To learn more about the Interfaith

an you imagine facing winter days Winter Shelter without having a safe place to go at the • Sunday, October 3rd, 2–3 p.m.: First United Church, 2420 end of the day? Or, finding yourself workE. Third St. (behind Promptcare East) ing full time but still not having a safe, warm place to sleep in the middle of winter GENERAL TRAINING: Required for all new volunteers without fear? Neither can I. But this is the (choose one) situation in which some of our brothers • Tuesday, October 5, 6–9 p.m. and sisters in this community find themFirst Christian Church, 205 E. Kirkwood (& Washington) selves. They are experiencing life without a • Wednesday, October 13, 6–9 p.m. First United Church, home, a safe place. To address this need two years ago, Trinity, along with a few other churches REFRESHER TRAINING: Required for all returning volunand some determined souls, organized teers (choose one) and implemented the winter overnight, • Sunday, October 3, 3–4 p.m., First United Church low-barrier shelter to provide refuge and • Sunday, October 24, 2–3 p.m., First Christian Church hospitality to our brothers and sisters who had no options in the winter months. SITE SPECIFIC TRAINING (additional Sites & dates to be The shelter has evolved over the last two announced) years. There are more sites, a Shelter Board • Sunday, October 3, 4–5 p.m.: First United Church to oversee general operating policies and • Sunday, October 24, 3–4 p.m.: First Christian Church procedures, and a shelter administrator to oversee all the sites. Last year the shelter served 4,572 bed nights from November 1 through March 31. Guests arrive and sign in at 9 p.m. and This year Trinity Episcopal Church will be the site leave by 7 a.m. the next morning. It is a low-barrier for Wednesday night. There will be community wide shelter meaning all are welcome as long as the guidetraining for volunteers, new and experienced. There lines for behavior are followed, no weapons and no will also be site specific training for Trinity TBA in alcohol use. Guests are provided hot beverages, snacks, October. The winter shelter will resume operation sometimes minor first aid, items of winter clothing Monday, November 1. accompanied by generous offerings of friendship and It is warm and pleasant now. In a few more weeks hospitality, a bed. The guests most often check in, sethe weather will turn cold. Some in the community lect a cot, get something to eat or drink, chat and then will not have a safe, warm place to sleep. The shelter go to bed. They are about rest in a safe, warm place. provides safety and hospitality. Become the hands and However, the guests could not have a safe place if heart of Jesus incarnate by volunteering a few hours a it were not for the dedication, commitment and hard week or a month. work of the volunteers. Without volunteers there For more information contact Deacon Connie Pepwould be no shelter. The volunteers sign up for various pler at 812-336-4466. shifts and duties, set-up, check-in, shifts during the night, clean up in the morning. Some perform specific tasks. Some who can’t participate provide supplies, food, clothing items. The shifts start at 7:30 p.m. and go until 8 a.m. the next morning. More people are usually needed in the morning for clean-up. No one is expected or allowed to work alone.

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OPEN TO ALL

Open to all‌ what does it mean? by Susan Williams

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ver the past couple of years, Trinity has expanded the number and types of groups to whom we have opened our building and our community. We have, for many years, hosted 12 step groups helping people with problems of addiction. In recent years, we have also opened our building to host the Interfaith Winter Shelter; Shalom Center for this past summer; the legal clinic for homeless persons; and a variety of public action groups focused on homelessness, the death penalty, and the correctional system. The Vestry has received some requests by other groups for the use of our space. For example, we have received a request to use the building for foreign language classes, for a Stone Belt art group, and for a program helping sex offenders to find employment. And we anticipate that, as our church becomes known as a place that welcomes a variety of groups, we will probably receive even more requests in the future. The Vestry is charged with the decision whether to allow any use of the building that will continue over time (as opposed to one-time uses, which the clergy decide upon.) The current building use policy covers fees and maintenance issues, but it does not provide a standard to guide the Vestry in its decision about whether or not to welcome a particular group. Earlier this year, in response to some of these requests to use our space, the Vestry began to discuss the more general question of how we approach these decisions. We realized that we wanted and needed more input from the parish as a whole on how these decisions should be made. Father Charlie asked Mother Virginia and Kim Hurley and me to put together a task force to think about how we might best begin the process of community discussion of these issues. The other Task Force members are Tim Hallett , Elton Jackson, Alex May, Georgia Parham, Betty Rose Nagle, and Laila Salibi-Cripe. The task force spent many meetings talking about the issues and about how we could have a productive discussion of them among our whole community. We

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believe that it is extremely important that everyone who has concerns or comments has the opportunity to voice them and to be heard in an atmosphere of openness, trust, and acceptance. The first step in this discussion is a Forum on Sunday, October 3. The second step will be a meeting, sponsored by the Task Force and facilitated by Father Charlie, on the evening of Wednesday, October 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. The Task Force is also considering movie nights or study groups devoted to these issues. The goal of all of these discussions is to allow our community to consider what our commitment to be open to all means to us and how we should approach the question of use of our building. If this issue is important to you, please come to the meeting on October 20 or one of the later events and tell us how you feel. If you would rather communicate individually, please feel free to contact any member of the Task Force or the clergy to talk about this. Laila Salibi-Cripe, a Task Force member who is serving as a primary contact person, can be reached at salibicr@indiana.edu. And, if you prefer to communicate anonymously, please feel free to leave a message in the response box that will be in the Great Hall for one week after the October 3 Forum. We want to be sure that everyone in our community feels welcome to be a part of this process.

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Diaper Ministry seeks helpers by Erin Thompson

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rinity’s diaper ministry is looking for several volunteers to help with preparation for our distribution days. Trinity distributes diapers to those in need on the fourth Wednesday of each month. To get ready for each fourth Wednesday, volunteers prepare bags of diapers and wipes. Volunteers take turns each month setting up, so time commitment is minimal. Please contact Erin Thompson (812-459-4225 or dominicanderin@me.com) if you are interested in helping with this important ministry.

UTO: Sunday, November 7 by Marie Shakespeare

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o you have a little blue box? If so, you have been depositing coins for the United Thank Offering for the past several months, in thanks for your many blessings. The United Thank Offering addresses compelling human need through grants to projects that alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally, within the Anglican provinces, dioceses, and companion dioceses. From providing dental care for the poor in Amarillo to supplying a new school van for the Neighborhood Academy in Pittsburgh, your donations have made a huge difference in

many lives. Don’t have a box yet? Look for them in the pews this month. There is still time to practice the habit of thankful giving. Your filled blue boxes will be collected on Sunday, November 7th. For more UTO stories, visit: http://www.episcopalchurch. org/110043_ENG_HTM.htm

A Successful Food Drive

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Thank you to everyone who brought in kids’ shoes for our Little Shoes for Little Feet collection in August. Twenty-six pairs of shoes were passed along to Monroe County Head Start for the little feet in their care! A special thanks goes to Tamara Hallett for organizing and carrying out this program.

n late August, thirteen Trinity parishioners and 199 other community volunteers worked together to help make Monroe County United Ministries’ Each One Feed One food drive a rousing success. The food drive, held at grocery stores throughout Bloomington over three days, collected 14,471 pounds of food and household necessities for the MCUM emergency services pantry, where supplies are distributed to individuals and families in crisis. Thanks to all at Trinity who worked or donated at the food drive! RIGHT, TOP: Marie Shakespeare and Molly Delevett. BOTTOM: Ginny McNellen

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Share your warmth! by Alex May

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rinity’s annual Coat Drive will begin Sunday, October 3. Throughout the month, Trinity will collect new and gently used winter apparel to be distributed to those in need. Coats, hats, scarves, gloves, sweatshirts, blankets and all other cold weather items will be collected from various sites throughout the community. Boxes are placed in businesses, churches and schools. Last year more than 1,500 items were distributed. Each year we find that we need more items for men — especially

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large sizes. Warm, basic items are best. Women who are homeless often want large men’s coats as well, which increases the demand for these sizes. Children’s items also get distributed quickly. Please think of Trinity’s donation box in the Great Hall as you clean your closets or go shopping. The distribution will take place on Saturday, November 6, from 8 a.m.–noon at the Fourth Street Fire Station. The Community Kitchen will serve a warm breakfast during the event. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the Coat Drive including: 1. Place and monitor a donation

box. Boxes are placed in prearranged locations and checked each week. 2. Sort and hang items in preparation for distribution: Friday, November 5, from 5-8 p.m. in the Great Hall. 3. Work a shift on distribution day, Saturday, November 6. Shifts are in two-hour increments. Please look for sign up sheets in the back hallway. If you have questions or need more information please contact Alex May (812-3344057, mom4cbg@aol.com) or Deacon Connie Peppler. Trinity Topics

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S TE WA R DSH I P: TI ME , TALENT, TR E A SUR E

Annual pledge campaign starts Oct. 17 T rinity’s Annual Pledge Campaign starts Sunday, Oct. 17. This year’s theme is “Inspire Community: We will, with God’s help.” “Our theme represents the work we feel Trinity has been called to do through our baptismal covenant,” said Mary Ann Hart, one of the Vestry’s liaisons to the Stewardship Committee. “Trinity inspires not only our Parish community, but also the wider Bloomington community to rise to the occasion and take care of one another,” she said. Parishioners will be asked to submit a 2011 Estimate of Giving. Trinity uses the pledge estimation to determine how to fund ministries and projects in the upcoming year. In the past, Trinity relied on investments and other donations to fund the difference between the pledge campaign and the operating budget. But the downturn in the market has driven the need for a better, more reliable long-term plan If for five years, donations to the Annual Campaign can increase 7% through support from new parishioners and continued generosity of current givers, Trinity will be able to fully fund its operating budget by 2014. This year’s campaign will also focus on converting regular plate donors to pledgers. “We have a lot of members who give regularly in the plate each week but have never submitted an estimate of giving,” said Mary Ann Hart. “Many aren’t in Bloomington year-round or may only be here for a short time. They aren’t able to make a long-term commitment.” To make it easier for more people to pledge, the Stewardship

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Committee is rolling out two new programs: Flexipledge and online giving. The Flexipledge program will allow people to pledge for a short amount of time, offering the ability to estimate the amount and duration of the pledge. For example, $100 in the months of January, May, and December for an annual total of $300. Online giving will offer the opportunity to donate money through Trinity’s Web site. To date, Stewardship has identified the need to get

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support for an outside internet security company to guarantee cybersafety in this giving method. “We hope to have online giving in place sometime next year,” said Kelly Carnahan, who directs the stewardship subcommittee on online giving. “I don’t think it will be ready for people to use on this year’s Annual Campaign pledge card.” The Annual Campaign will end with Committment Sunday, which is November 21.

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What to expect We plan to send two letters to each household this year, as well as make pledging materials available each Sunday from October. Look for the first letter around Monday, October 18. LETTERS

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Sunday, October 24: Guest preacher Bob Giannini Testimonials each week during the campaign Special prayers and collects to be used in our Sunday service Guest columnist Mary Ann Hart to write in Trinity Notes

Lead by Director of Education Danica D’Onofrio, the youth campaign will include pledge packets that ask youth to consider their donations of time, talent, and treasure for the upoming year. Families: Watch for youth pledge packets in your mailboxes after Monday, October 25. CHILDREN’S CAMPAIGN

It takes a village… We would love to have your help with mailings, announcements, stories, and all the efforts that go into another successful Annual Campaign — please contact Kelly Carnahan, Mary Ann Hart, or Larry Taylor to volunteer your time and talents… thanks! STEWARDSHIP VOLUNTEERS

To debut Sunday, October 17 Guide to stewardship Bible verses Estimated giving worksheet Annual Pledge Campaign FAQs More information about Flexipledge

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT

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t is difficult to express my gratitude and appreciation for all the blessings you, my Trinity family, have shared with me over the celebration of my 30th anniversary celebration of my ordination. The journey from New Hampshire, Sept. 20, 1980 to California, Guatemala, to Indiana and finally Trinity has been exciting, challenging and filled with great love. The blessing at church on Sunday the 19th, the hand mobile presented by Danica and the children and the gift from Daughters of the King will more than fortify me for the next leg of the journey. I’m so glad that many of you could attend the Brass Roots Trio benefit concert and am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, conviviality and community participation. Special thanks go to those who helped with publicity, prepared delicious goodies, served and also had time to enjoy the music. Donations totaled over $7,200 and will be split evenly between the Interfaith Winter Shelter and the Shalom Center. If you missed the concert and would like to hear the Brass Roots Trio, stop by their Web site and enjoy clips of their music at www.brassrootstrio.com. May each of your ministries be blessed as we continue to serve together making a difference in our world, especially to those without food and shelter here in Bloomington. Faithfully in Christ, Virginia+

Top: Rev. Jack Skiles and Rev. Virginia Hall pose with members of the Brass Roots Trio Bottom, Left: Danica inspects the mobile that Trinity Sunday School kids made in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Virginia’s ordination Bottom, Right: A pre-concert buffet prepared by many Trinity volunteers.

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rayer and service always have a presence in my life. As a member in the Order of Daughters of the King, these two subjects are brought to the forefront of my days. Being involved in various community groups, I have met many friends over the years. My DOK sisters have a special place in my prayers and in my heart. These women pray and care for me. Being involved in DOK gives me the feeling of love, support PAGE

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and personal connection to Trinity. I am free to share, ask questions and explore my faith … I am a Daughter of the King. Being a part of the Order blesses us and gives us opportunities to bless others. I feel honored having my sisters in Christ, knowing they are all there for each other, for Trinity, and for our community. In an intimate setting each month, we meet and share a meal and lesson about spirituality and devotion. We pray together and share our

thanksgivings and intercessions. DOK members are devoted to serving Trinity and beyond. Over the past five years, we have changed and evolved as a group and as a Church. Our Trinity community is serving more than ever and the Daughters of the King are always there and ready. If you are interested in learning more, join us at 5:45 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. We meet at Trinity in the Library and share a potluck dinner, lesson with discussion and prayer. Trinity Topics

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Book Reviews THE BISHOP’S MAN: A NOVEL by Linden MacIntyre (2009) Toronto: Random House of Canada. ISBN 978-0-30735706-9 (399 pp.) This title will not available in the USA until October 2010.

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his story of this book takes place mostly in Cape Breton and is an examination of the life and thoughts of Father Duncan MacAskill who, for most of the story, is a parish priest in a little fishing village on the east coast of Nova Scotia. But Father MacAskill also has another job. He is “the Bishop’s man”. He is the priest that the Bishop calls on to do the clean up work of the diocese. He is the man the Bishop sends to give errant priests their walking papers, when their behavior can no longer be tolerated, no matter how desperate the Bishop might be for priests.

Father MacAskill calls on the problem priest and immediately sends him off to Toronto to a rehab center. Then Father MacAskill tidies up the impending scandal while also tidying up the victims emotions. At least once, when news reporters asked too many questions and got too close, Father MacAskill was sent off to do missionary work in Central America, far from the prying questions of the reporters. That missionary experience proved to be the turning point for Father Mac Askill’s eventual coming to terms with what it is that he is doing as the Bishop’s man, though he didn’t know it when he was in Central America. This book is a good read, though if one is flash-back challenged, it could be a struggle. Like all good literature, it provokes the reader to THINK about the characters in the book...the priests and their loneliness and their struggles, the Bishops always concerned about avoiding scandal, the victims and their families and the culture of secrecy, the culture of priests and the culture of the people who regard priests as next to God himself.

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