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Gardens, deserts, and playgrounds Sermon preached on the first Sunday of Lent by the Rev. Charles Dupree at Trinity Episcopal Church Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 / Matthew 4:1-11
ome of the most formative experiences of my life took place at Hobgood Academy, the small school I attended for the first 13 years of my education. Lots of formation took place in the classrooms, but a lot took place outside of them, most notably, on the playground. There, the true tests of life took place. “You say you can run faster than me? Prove it!” “You say you can kick that ball farther? Show me” “Your dad told you what? He’s full of it!”
I’m sure you can conjure up some of the familiar, horrifying playground experiences. Surrounded by sandboxes, see-saws, and soccer fields, the playground was where we learned what it meant to take care of ourselves. What we hear in Hebrew Scripture and the Gospel sounds like the stuff of playgrounds. The setting is the playground —for Adam and Eve, it’s the Garden of Eden; for Jesus, it’s the desert. The teacher has left the building, and the tempter has found his targets. In the Garden, temptation came
in the form of a snake. The snake doesn’t lie to Adam and Eve; he simply asks questions. “Did God really say not to eat from that tree?” The snake is persistent. “You’ll not die if you eat, you’ll just be more like God.” The snake is right. These questions come from one of God’s creatures, a very tricky creature. He slithers a foot in the door to allow the first couple to consider other options, which lead them to trust more in themselves than in God. Temptation also comes to Jesus – this time the character is called the devil. The playground is the desert. There’s no one else —just the tempter and Jesus, who is hungry, weak, vulnerable. The devil asks Jesus to prove that he is the son of God —testing his divine fiber. “You say you’re the son of God? Prove it!” But Jesus doesn’t. Why? Because Jesus’ source of power is his utter dependence on and belief in God. To give in to the tempter would diminish the connection of the Son to the Father. From these stories, we learn the dangers of spiritual self-sufficiency. Self-sufficiency is important in all aspects of life, except in our spiritual lives. Adam and Eve learned the first and greatest sin —spiritual self-sufficiency, to cut themselves off from God. No longer were they as connected as to God. No longer were they as dependent. Temptation occurs when we think we can do it on our own. The tempter comes to us when we jolt through life without careful consideration of our dependence on God —when we move into places without considering how our actions may affect ourselves, our world, each other.
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Our modern-day playgrounds are all around us, and the tempter is there. “You think I can’t make more money? I’ll show you!” “You think I can’t take that land? Just watch!” “Who says I can’t be God?” “I can manage just fine without anybody, just watch me.” Temptation happens when we disconnect from the ways of Christ and believe we can follow a different path — one of our own making. But we are Christians, and we follow Jesus, and Jesus has modeled a pattern of life for us. It includes humility, compassion, caring for the least, the last, and the lost. It even includes temptation. But, as we learn from Jesus, our pattern does not include detachment from God. Jesus could have done anything the devil asked, but that would have been taking matters into his own hands, instead of letting God’s plan work its course. The activities in the Garden and the desert are polar opposites. In the garden, there was separation – spiritual self-sufficiency. In the desert, there was closeness —spiritual dependence. On one playground the tempter won.
On the other playground, the tempter left, and angels came. In our lives, there will be times of closeness with God, and there will be times when we feel far away. Temptation will be present in both. Every day, somebody, somewhere is saying to you and me, “Prove it! You don’t need God as much as you think you do.” It’s easy to fall into temptation. During Lent, we are called to reacquaint ourselves with our dependence on God. We are called to reconnect to Jesus. We are called to reacquaint ourselves with Jesus’ ways, walk in his shoes, spend time with him in prayer, scripture, and sacrament. We are called, most importantly, to remember that the huge gap — created by our sister Eve and our brother Adam — was closed by Jesus. No longer are we far away from God, unless we choose to be. We may be self-sufficient in other aspects of life, but as spiritual people, we are utterly dependent. We don’t have to prove that we are stronger, tougher, smarter, or better because we have God’s love —a love so strong that it couldn’t be killed even when it was nailed to a Cross.
Lenten blanket project underway by Esther Briddell he Outreach Commission invites you to take part in a long-standing Trinity tradition of making children’s blankets during Lent. If you can knit, crochet, sew, quilt, or even just tie a knot, you can help create a tangible gift of caring for a child in need. To get involved, simply use your own pattern or select one from the Outreach bulletin board in the hallway, and work on your project during Lent. The blankets will be gathered and blessed at the 9 a.m. service on Mother’s Day, May 8. Bring your finished blankets before the service begins so we can display them over the front pews. They will be given to the Healthy Families Initiative at the Villages — a program that provides pre- and post-natal counseling and services to young families in need — where they will be distributed to infants and young children. If you have any questions please contact Esther Briddell, (812) 333-5092.
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T R I N IT Y E P I S CO PA L C H U R C H April 18, Holy Monday 5:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist
April 19, Holy Tuesday 7 pp.m., Service of Tenebrae
April 20, Holy Wednesday 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II 12:15 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II 5:30 p.m., Contemplative service of Holy Eucharist
April 21, Maundy Thursday 5:30 p.m., Passover Seder 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar
April 22, Good Friday Noon, Good Friday liturgy with Adoration of the Cross 5:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross, Sanctuary
April 23, Holy Saturday 10 a.m., Easter Egg Decorating Noon, Holy Saturday liturgy, side chapel 8 p.m., The Great Vigil of Easter (with incense)
April 24, Easter (no incense) 7:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II (no Sunday School or Children’s Chapel)
10:30 a.m., Egg hunt, Reception 11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II 5:30 p.m., Contemplative Prayer LEFT: Detail from “The Entry into Jerusalem,” Fra Angelico (1387-1455), St Mark, Florence
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Parish Meeting Wednesday, May 4 6:30 p.m. Great Hall, Trinity Episcoapl Church Please join us for a special Parish Meeting and community conversation to discuss the recent mortgage on our building.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Parish Life needs volunteers to help set-up, clean-up, and serve parish meals on Maundy Thursday and the Easter Brunch. No experience necessary, just a willingness to roll up your sleeves! Interested people should contact Chris Johns, christina.johns@ comcast.net.
rinity is hosting a Plainsong Workshop this Lent. Plainsong is a prayerful musical chant with a rich tradition in Christianity and a place in Anglican worship. “Gregorian chant” is a type of plainsong, and is, to most people, the phrase that comes to mind when they hear plainsong. The Plainsong Workshop will be an opportunity for anyone and everyone to learn about the history, rudiments and development of plainsong. The workshop will also, more importantly, be a chance to incorporate plainsong into our parish’s liturgy and our own personal prayer lives. This workshop will be co-lead by Dr. Jeffrey Smith and Rev. Charlie Dupree on Sunday evenings, March 27 – April 17, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Church. Childcare will be provided.
Passover Seder during Holy Week
e will be holding a Seder meal on Maundy Thursday, just before the evening service. This meal is the traditional Jewish celebration for Passover and it was the setting for Jesus’ last supper. The foot washing that is the center of the Maundy Thursday service took place at a Passover seder. We will celebrate this event in the Great Hall at 5:30 p.m. and be done shortly before the service begins at 7 p.m. Our celebration will be a version of the contemporary Jewish seder meal, including the traditional foods, prayers, and readings. The dinner itself will be a pot luck. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the church hallway. If you need additional information, contact Susan Williams, shwillia@ indiana.edu. Please join us for this community event — and bring the whole family!
Easter Egg Decorating Saturday, April 23, 10 – 11.30 a.m., Great Hall
ften identified with Easter, eggs are a long symbol of fertility and immortality and remind us of the rock tomb from which Christ arose. It was once believed that after Shrove Tuesday’s “pancake suppers” the consumption of eggs was forbidden during Lent, thereby making them a treasured food come Easter Day. This year, in anticipation of Christ’s resurrection, families and their friends are invited to join one another to decorate Easter eggs. Participants are asked to bring one dozen hard-boiled eggs. For more information contact Danica, email@example.com
Easter Egg Hunt
hildren ages 1 through 5th grade are welcome to join in some traditional Easter fun as they search for eggs around Trinity. There will be two separate hunting grounds: One for children ages 1-5 (Garden) and one for children grades K-5 (Courtyard.) The Egg Hunt will be after the 9 a.m. service. Trinity Topics
Outreach Grants distributed for 2011 By Marie Shakespeare
Bloomington Christian Radical Catholic Worker: Show hospitality to the poor Revive Liberia Missions: Support two young women’s school tuition MCCSC Adult Education @ Broadview Learning Center: Buy e-books for their GED students Monroe County United Ministries: Supply materials for their preschool Middleway House: Pay for meal supplies for their residents fleeing domestic violence Middle Way Recycling: Purchase recycling bins for their environmental efforts OASIS: Provide ex-offenders with clothing and bus tickets as they seek employment Owen County Humane Society: Contribute to a fenced dog exercise area for their volunteers Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project: Postage for sending books to prisoners Parish Health Ministry Foot Care: Buy foot care supplies for Shalom and Winter Shelter guests The Rise (Middleway) Roof Garden: Help complete construction of urban garden Shalom Community Center: Pay test fees for their GED program students Volunteers in Medicine: Buy diabetic test equipment and provide social worker discretionary funds
Photo courtesy of www.reviveliberia.org
his year, Trinity received 13 very compelling and well-supported applications for Outreach Grants. In amounts ranging from $250-$900, a total of $9,000 of Outreach’s budget was distributed among organizations whose work reflects our baptismal promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons.” We will be highlighting several of the recipients each month in upcoming issues of Topics, letting you know how Trinity’s dollars are supporting their projects, and how you can be involved! The recipients and their projects are: The
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This month we feature these two recipients:
Revive Liberia Missions, Inc. www.reviveliberia.org
c/o Julie Parmenter, firstname.lastname@example.org
This passionate application came from a newer parishioner, and was our only global application this year. Julie has been providing temporary tuition support for two unsponsored Liberian girls, as she has been continuing her financial support of one scholar while securing sponsors for six others. The Parmenters live their faith, and we enthusiastically support this grant to pay tuition for the two girls.
Parish Health Ministry Foot Care c/o Hilary Hamilton, email@example.com
This most modest and practical request will purchase nail care equipment and diabetic socks for two volunteer nurses, Trinity parishioners Hilary Hamilton and Deacon Connie Peppler (who sponsors this application), to continue serving guests of the Winter Shelter and Shalom Community Center. These volunteers certainly are living out the scriptures by washing and caring for the feet of “the least of these.”
Vestry highlights, March by Kelly Carnahan The following highlights are from the unapproved meeting minutes of the vestry meeting on March 23, 2011. Full minutes will be available after they are approved at the April meeting. All approved meeting notes are posted on the Trinity Web site, www.trinitybloomington.org. They are also available by request in the church office. Father Charlie opened the meeting with a prayer. He then initiated a discussion of how we might want to structure the Vestry meetings: how to ground what we do in the Gospel, how to begin the meetings and organize them. During the business portion of the meeting, we: Heard a Treasurer’s Report from Jane Martin. Expenses are under control and pledge income is ahead. We are inching towards covering our assets without accessing investments. The Treasurer’s report was approved. Approved moving Trinity’s regular checking account from Monroe Bank to United Commerce. Heard from Father Charlie that the Men’s Spirituality group and Mother Virginia’s book group are going well. The Deanery confirmation will be held at Trinity on May 25. Heard from Virginia about a meeting with St. John’s, a mission parish in Bedford. Their rector and vestry met with Randy Keko, Jennifer Lloyd, Connie Peppler+, Marie Shakespeare, and Earl Singleton, with the intent of building a stronger PAGE
relationship. They are interested in working with our bell choir and joint activities with the children’s groups. Also, they need assistance with refurbishing their playground area and with repairing and replacing carpet and floor materials. Heard from Connie that the Interfaith Winter Shelter will close its season on March 31. Genesis House will take over for the summer and is in great need of volunteers. Heard about a report distributed to the vestry from Chuck Watson and the History Committee. What should parish archives contain? Susan and Spencer will meet with the History Committee on an ad hoc basis and return with a report so that a new system can be in place by the fall. Heard about a meeting of the Diocesan Standing Committee attended by Father Charlie, Kelly Carnahan, Randy Lloyd, Jane Martin, and Murray Robinson. The Standing Committee agreed to co-sign a mortgage for Trinity. Approved a resolution to convert the current construction loan to a mortgage with Jackson County Bank. Heard about the introduction of the Second Century Fund. The fund will be one part of a threepronged fundraising strategy: Second Century Fund, planned giving, and annual giving. We will begin introducing the fund to the Parish in early May. Discussed Mother Virginia’s sabbatical in 2012. Her focus will
be on spiritual renewal. Trinity will seek a Clergy Renewal Grant from Lilly, which could help fund a supply person to fill in while Mother Virginia is absent. Liaison positions were determined: Spencer Anspach, Pastoral Care Kelly Carnahan, Communications and Administration Jim Cripe, Buildings & Grounds Shannon Gayk, Newcomers Richard Hvale, Randy Lloyd, and Todd LaDow, Stewardship Chris Johns, Parish Life Jon Karty, Personnel Nancy Rayfield, Worship Earl Singleton, Outreach Anne Stright, Spiritual Formation for Children Larry Taylor, Outreach Susan Williams, Spiritual Formation for Adults
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Vestry meetings open to Trinity parishioners The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, April 27, at 6 p.m. in the Ararat Room. Space is limited to four guests per meeting. Interested parishioners who would like to observe are asked to RSVP no later than one week before the meeting. Contact Kelly Carnahan, kcarnaha@gmail. com or (812) 360-9388.
The Christus Rex at Trinity An enduring symbol of our Haitian relationship submitted by Tom Wood for the History Committee
n Christmas Eve Day of 1975, a powerful life-sized Christus Rex found its home suspended over the main altar of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington. It was a sign and fruit of the Indianapolis Diocese’s partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti centered in Portau-Prince. Moreso, it was a tribute to the close personal relationship between the parishioners of Trinity Bloomington [ LEFT ] Installation of the Christus Rex. The Christus arrived around November 1, 1975. Trinity was and the parishioners of instructed to keep it in a below-freezing environment for about two weeks in order to kill off any the Church of the Holy tropical bugs that would be in the wood. Tom Wood’s (top left ladder) unheated garage served that purpose. [ RIGHT ] Photo of the Christus Rex as it appears in our sanctuary now. Spirit in Loscahobas in Both photos courtesy of Tom Woods. the eastern hills of Haiti, between the newly arrived Father Hugh Laughmost of them not accessible by road) left arm of Christ on the cross and lin (at Trinity,) and Father Gesner continued for some time. one for the right. Montes of L’Eglise St. Esprit. Gifts A particularly striking feature of The artist seems to have painsfrom Trinity included chickens, feed, the robed likeness of Christ in glory takingly chosen wood with blemand an incubator, concrete blocks for seems to have been the cause of ish marks on what would become Gesner’s house, and several prayer some impatience awaiting its arrival. the feet and hands, suggesting the books in English. “It didn’t come, and it didn’t wounds of Christ, and a darker area The magnificent Haitian gift was come” in the words of Tom Wood, a for the face of Christ, visible between carved from native woods by Andre frequent visitor to Haiti to care for the lighter crown above and vestLaFontant, a leading wood carver the cathedral organ. ments below. associated with the Church of the When it did arrive on November Holy Trinity in Port-au-Prince. By 25, it was said that much time had Sources include conversations with Tom late 1976 the diocesan arrangement been spent seeking exactly the right Wood and Nancy Rayfield, and archives between Indianapolis and Haiti had three pieces of wood, the single of Trinity Topics, 1974—77. expired, but the relationship bevertical portion of the cross with tween Trinity and Father Montes’ Christ’s head, torso and feet, and the mission church (from which he also two horizontal pieces, one for the served five other congregations,
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Help supply items for Church Women United School Kits S chool kits that have been assembled by the various churches in Bloomington will be presented at the May Fellowship Day service and luncheon at Bell Trace on Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m. for the Bible study and noon for lunch. Trinity is invited to participate in this yearly project and to provide the following items for the kits: 25
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Homeward Bound Walk, April 10, 1 pm by Holly May he 9th Annual Bloomington Homeward Bound Walk is April 10. Funds from this annual walk are used locally to fight homelessness and poverty. All ages are invited to participate or donate. For more information see the registration signup sheet in the back hall or go to www.homewardboundindiana.org (preferred). Questions? Contact Winston or Holly May at (812) 822-1515, firstname.lastname@example.org, or winmayiu@ gmail.com)
blunt (round tip) scissors 70-count pads of ruled paper (no loose leaf paper) 25 12" rulers with centimeter markings 25 hand-held pencil sharpeners 25 large erasers 25 new pencils with erasers 25 boxes of 24 crayons. (Please get the Crayola brand. Cheaper generic brands sometimes have lead in them.) 25
Please bring your supplies before Saturday, April 30. The Sunday School kids will be assembling the kits the next day. There will be a box in the hallway during the last part of April. You don’t have to supply 25 of anything — just a few of any of the things mentioned. Contact Esther Briddell, (812) 333-5092, with questions. These kits are distributed to needy children in Kentucky and Indiana.
Easter Lilies now available I f you would like to buy a gorgeous Easter Lily plant and dedicate it to a loved one or someone special, there are specially-printed envelopes in the pews for just that purpose. Please include either cash or a check written to Trinity Church with ‘Easter Lilies’ in the memo line.
Suggested donation is $15-20 and we need to receive it by April 17. On the Sunday after Easter (May 1) we will gather all the lilies and put them in the Great Hall, where you can choose one to take home.
Save May 28 for
Waycross Family Day
lanning is underway for our second annual Waycross Family Day. Last year almost 50 adults and children came to enjoy a day of food, fun and fellowship! This unstructured day begins at 2 p.m. and will provide opportunities for families to reconnect and recharge. Activities will include rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and water fun. Also, if families wish, they may stay overnight in one of the rustic cabins. This year, the event will be free for those coming just for the day. There will be an additional cost, however, for use of the climbing wall/zip line and for staying overnight, which will include Sunday breakfast and lunch. Registration forms will be available mid-late April. We hope you will join us! Questions? Contact Danica, ddonofrio@ trinitybloomington.org
Breaking Bread Trinity Movie Night – Babette’s Feast On Saturday, April 2 at 7 pm in the Great Hall, our ongoing Film Series will be showing Babette’s Feast (Gabriel Axel, 1987), one of the finest religious films of the twentieth century and winner of the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film. The film is free with a discussion to follow.
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reaking Bread will be meeting on Friday April 1 for dinner and conversation. We will meet at church at Trinity at 6 p.m. We will then walk to Grazie for dinner at 6:15 p.m. RSVP to Dominic and Erin Thompson if you plan to attend (email@example.com or 812-589-1797)! Please contact Dominic or Erin if you have any questions.
Book review PRAYERS FOR A PRIVILEGED PEOPLE, by Walter Brueggemann, Nashville: Abingdon Press (2008). ISBN:978-0-687-65019-4 (185 pp.) no index, Preface (15pp).
alter Brueggemann is the son of a German Evangelical pastor, born in the mid-west (Nebraska) and educated first at Elmhurst College near Chicago and later at Eden and Union Theological Seminaries (both in New York) and at St. Louis University. He is one of the world’s leading scholars of the Old Testament. He is retired now and lives in Cincinnati. He begins this book of prayers by stating, “Prayers for a ‘privileged people’ isn’t a new idea to me, primarily because I am inordinately privileged in every way — white, male, tenured, blessed with every gift our political economy could provide.” He goes on to relate how we live in privileged environments and most of our churches “are exactly such venues of privilege” and our privilege “tends to work against openheartedness.” If we were honest, as privileged people in privileged environments, “hard issues like privilege and entitlement, injustice and violence would be on the table.” These prayers, like most prayers, are context specific and that context is our privileged lives. Brueggemann writes and prays as one of us. The first section, “Opening our Hearts: the Collect,” begins with six prayers on the words and phrases of the “Collect for Purity,” which is familiar to all Episcopalians. These are lovely insightful prayers. According to Brueggemann, entry into the presence of God depends on God’s graciousness and is to be undertaken with “great intentionality.” The words of this great Collect become more meaningful, more supportive of one’s consciousness of intentionality, and more a part of one’s inner life with each of the sequential prayers. Saying The Collect for Purity thereafter has a greater possibility of becoming an intentional act, and not a repetitious muttering. The subsequent prayers in this book, accumulated randomly over time and evoked by different circumstances are grouped under five headings: “Well-Arranged Lives,” “The World is Not Safe,” “Brick Production,” “Can We Risk It?” and “Choirs of Hope.” In these sections one can find a prayer which is appropriate for just about any human situation or experience.
The prayers speak to us. We have been there, too. But our prayers on these occasions are not as articulate as Brueggemann’s. We can meditate on his prayers, study them, reflect on them, talk about them or simply pray them. This is a valuable collection of thoughtful prayers. I heartily recommend it for anyone who wants to seriously reflect on our life together—all of us, on this planet, at this time. — review courtesy of Barbara Bloom
What to do with all of your books P ages for Prisoners received one of our Trinity grants and could use our help. You’ll probably be surprised at the variety of book requests from prisoners. Take a look at your home shelves and drop a couple off in the office. We will see that Pages gets them. Non-Fiction Career planning: how to write a resume, how to find a job, etc. Reference dictionaries: Sign language, English and Spanish, any language GED books: Almanacs, World Records Journals: No spiral bound Hobbies: How to draw (especially fantasy, human figure), origami, how to make greeting cards, woodwork, crochet, knitting, beadwork,
jewelry making, building furniture Games: Chess, Soduku, crosswords, role playing games, modules (Dungeons & Dragons 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 versions) Native American studies: any African American studies: any African American authors and Urban Fiction Freemasons and secret societies History: any Legal: Law Dictionary, Constitutional, Criminal, Legal Writing, Legal Research. Legal books should be less than ten years old Religious studies: Biblical dictionary, Greek language books to read New Testament, Concordance, etc. Animals: any Sustainable living and alternative energy sources
how to repair cars, engines, construction (how to read blue prints), how to build, welding Farming and animals (any) How to start a business, how to get a grant Real estate: how to buy, how to sell
Fiction Graphic novels and comics: for struggling readers Thrillers Horror Daughters of the King will be working with Pages for Prisoners this summer. If you would like to join us, contact Mary Ann Keko, rpkeko@ comcast.net
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Attention Parents and Guardians:
Kirkwood Dinner is April 16
This semester’s parent-focused social gathering is actually an “OffKirkwood” Dinner. Anne and Bob Stright have graciously offered to host this time of adult fellowship from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at their home. The main course will be provided, but if able, please bring a simple side dish or dessert. Licensed caregivers will be available for children, ages 0-4. There will be supervision/activities for older children, if needed. Please RSVP to Danica (email@example.com) or Anne (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will provide you with directions.
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