May 2012 Dear Friends, At the beginning of April Tony Milburn, the Senior Warden, paid me the ultimate compliment. He said, “I mean this in the nicest possible way, but it feels like you have been here forever.” Heads around the table nodded, and I concurred. I do feel as though I have been here for a while, even though it has only been of others—the visitor or newcomer—ahead of our own. I invite anyeight weeks. one who is interested to a At meetings with parish groups, with individuals and in casual con- “hospitality audit” that we will be versations at coffee hour, I have the conducting on Tuesday, May 15 at paradoxical feeling of meeting peo- 5:45 p.m. Starting at the curb we ple for the first time who I feel like I will walk through a typical Sunday morning experience from the point have known for a while. Everyone of view of newcomers and how we has welcomed me enthusiastically and now we are discovering togeth- might do a better job of orienting, greeting and engaging them in worer the rhythms and patterns that ship and fellowship. will define our life together. We will also focus on excellence. In all my encounters, I have Briefly, this is giving our attention stressed two overarching themes to those attitudes, words or actions that will characterize the future. by which we can positively affect an Hospitality comes first: in all that we say or do, we will put the needs experience or an outcome.
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For example, on Mother’s Day the children will be singing in church. I would define an excellent experience for them in two ways. First is process: that, by adults encouraging and guiding them, these children will have the best experience that they can. Second is product. Regardless of the quality of the experience, some children will make “a joyful noise unto the Lord;” others may produce a more musically accurate result. In the end, all of it is excellent. For me, these two themes undergird much of what I do and say, and I hope that we can splice them into the “DNA” of the parish. As we continue this journey, I look forward to getting to know many of you better.
In Christ, The Reverend Peter D. D’Angio, Rector
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Easter Season Begins With Old and New For the first time, The Northern Kentucky Episcopal Churches celebrated the beginning of Easter Season with the ancient Vigil service on Saturday evening, April 7, at St. Paul’s Church in Newport. The Rev. Chilton Knudsen, the Interim Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington, celebrated the feast in a moving service that began with the lighting of the Paschal candle and continued with the biblical recounting of our Christian history from Genesis and Exodus pants from each parish served as lectors. Priests through the prophets of the new covenant. from the area, including Peter, Linda and Joe PenSt. Paul’s choir, under the direction of Jennifer Kelnington, officiated and offered prayers. ley Thierman, provided special music , and a comThe service is to be an annual event and, as it bined choir from every parish sang the service music stands currently, the service will be held at Trinity (Canticles, responses) and Handel’s Thanks Be To Church next year. Jim Gard Thee as a communion meditation anthem. Partici-
SAVE THE DATE Peter’s Installation service as our Rector will be held on June 9 at 3 p.m. Interim Bishop Chilton Knudsen will preside.
General C0nvention News The Diocese of Indianapolis is still looking to fill about a gazillion volunteer slots for General Convention! (It takes a village to make it all happen, you know!) Their automated registration link is: https://2012gcec.theregistrationsystem.com/en/949 They've got inexpensive suburban hotels with free parking, shuttle bus services, and other services planned to make volunteering as easy as possible. So, enlist yourself or a friend/spouse/partner today and help us spread the word! Reprinted from the Diolex link
SAVE THE DATE On May 27, Trinity Church will be visited by the Holy Spirit! It’s in the air!
Christian Formation Please mark your calendars for the following special events for Christian Formation: May 13 Students in Godly Play, Children's Worship I and II will help in the worship service in the church. If you have a child/children in these groups, please help them with the words of the song. May 13 There will be no church school or adult formation classes . June 3 Stay for the special recognition program for our teachers and leaders of the Christian Formation programs and all of our students.
Parish Weekend at the Cathedral Domain Make plans now to attend the Parish weekend at the Cathedral Domain which will be held on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 beginning with dinner and ending with lunch on Monday, Sept. 3. This weekend is a great time to get to know each other and share in our love for this special place. Make your plans now to be free that weekend and save your money. The least expensive accommodations are $132 for ages 12 and up and $99 for ages 5-11. There is no charge for children under 5. These accommodations are in cabins shared with other people in the parish and includes all meals. See Judy Clements if you have any questions. More information will be provided in the future.
Music at Trinity
MIDDAY MUSICAL MENU: The final concert of this season is on Wednesday, May 16 and features guitarist Richard Goering. Richard needs no introduction to Trinity with his performances on the luncheon concert series going back to October 1982. The concert is at 12:15 p.m. and is free. Lunch is available for $7.00 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thank you to all who helped with the delicious March luncheon: Gay Smith, Jim Smith, Linda Tabeling, Mary Ann Weiss, Lilly McCraven, Dennis Kelley, Pat Conners, Donna Deal, Kitsy Marshall, Frank Dempsey, Don Neff, Don Will, Kathy Allnutt, Judy Adams, Emery Schmidt, Jim Swearingen, and Richard Putthoff. Thank you also to performers Elise Hyder and Audrey Causilla.
EVENSONG ON MAY 20: The Trinity Choir will sing the service of Evensong on May 20, at 7:00 p.m., the Sunday after Ascension Day. The Evening Canticles (the Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis) were composed by Herbert Howells for Gloucester Cathedral. The anthem will be Gerald Finzi’s “God Is Gone Up” based on Psalm 47, the Psalm appointed for Ascension Day. The Rev. Peter D. D’Angio will be officiant. John Deaver
THE GARDEN MART TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH FOURTH AND MADISON STREET COVINGTON, KENTUCKY
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 9 AM – 3 PM SATURDAY, MAY 12, 9 AM – 1 PM *LUNCH AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY *CHURCH TOURS AVAILABLE *GARDEN RELATED VENDORS ANNUALS, PERENNIALS, HERBS, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, HANGING BASKETS, CUSTOM PLANTED CONTAINERS, AND MANY LOCAL GARDEN PASSALONGS
RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE BEGINNING April 15th – May 13th, ($5.00 EACH OR 5 FOR $20.00) *Handmade Quilt,*Garden Statue of St. Fiacre, *Garden Gnome with 2 Cincinnati Reds tickets, *Oak Potting Bench, *Pen and Ink Drawing of Your Home, *Sunday, August 19, Dinner for 8 **DRAWING, SUNDAY, MAY 13th, AFTER CHURCH
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Parish Picnic (Rain or Shine) Trinity Church invites you to its Parish Picnic on June 24, 2012 immediately following the 10 a.m. church service. The picnic will be held at Presidentâ€™s Park in Edgewood, KY. Trinity Church will provide the meat, buns, and utensils. Parishioners are asked to bring a dish to share and drinks for themselves.
Memorial Garden Dedication Set Mark your calendars for Trinity Sunday, June 3rd, the date the formal dedication of the Memorial Garden will take place. By now, you should see some progress with the installation of the Garden; some planting will be completed and perhaps the brackets hung for the now completed sculpture. The piece will be installed in mid-May and the final planting afterwards.
ECW Weekend â€œWomen of the Old Testament -- How They Speak to Women Today" Meditations by the Rev. Linda Young Opening Eucharist & Healing Service, Friday evening, celebrated the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen Music by Candace Armstrong Silent Auction to benefit the Domain playground Mini Cathedral Bookstore Spiritual Gifts Workshop Food, fellowship, fun and more! Bring a new friend for the weekend and you'll each receive 15% off your registration fee. When: May 18 at 4:00 p.m. to May 20 at 1:00 p.m. Where: The Cathedral Domain Cost: Varies by accommodation Contact: Lisa Mills, email@example.com, 859-753-4646
Welcome House Welcome House, an agency for homelessness in Covington founded by Father William Mertes of Catholic Social Services in 1982, is celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 1 at the Ft. Mitchell Country Club. Trinity Church has supported this agency with other churches in the city through the years. The program and prayer service begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $10. Call Jennifer Amos at (859) 431-8717 or go to welcomehouseky.com to order tickets.
Lay Ministers Schedule May 6 Lector: 8:00 am Paul Reichardt 10:00 am Mark Herrick Intercessor: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Mike Bender Lay Eucharistic Ministers: 8:00 am Koren Schrand 10:00 am Lew Clements, Robert Horine, Susan Moore Oblation Bearers: Johnson Family Ushers: Pam Boyle, Jean Brann, Becky Breen, Brenda Israel Acolytes: Kendall Kelley, Morgan Milburn, Emily Russ, MacKenzie Robinson Chimer: Beth Scheper Greeter: Pam Boyle Altar Guild: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner Lay Eucharistic Visitors: MaryAnn Wolff, Liz Blincoe May 13 Lector: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Robert Edwards Intercessor: 8:00 am Koren Schrand 10:00 am Robert Wallace Lay Eucharistic Ministers: 8:00 am Paul Reichardt 10:00 am Diane Gabbard, Gary Gabbard, Sylvia Jordan Oblation Bearers: Bonnie Sears, Karen Vannasdall Ushers: Frank Dempsey, Lisa Edwards, Robert Edwards, Rob Speicher Acolytes: Sylvia Powell, Zach Robinson, Heath Parton, Allyson Johnson Chimer: Paula Wolfe Greeter: David Davidson Altar Guild: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner, Rita Schmidt Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Linda Sherman, Mulford Martin
May 20 Sun
Wed 2 7:00 pm Holy Eucharist 7:30 pm Choir
EYC Lock-In 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 9:20 am Choir 10:00 am Holy Eucharist 12:15 Soup Sunday 13
8:00 am Holy Eucharist 9:20 am Choir 10:00 am Holy Eucharist NO Church School EYC—No evening Meeting—volunteer at Garden Mart on 5/12
20 Women’s Weekend @ Cathedral Domain (Rev. Linda Young) 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 9:20 am Choir 10:00 am Holy Eucharist 11:15 am Church School 12:20 Brass Ensemble EYC—NO evening Meeting (Saturday night 5/19 Community Dinner) 7:00 pm Evensong
27 Pentecost 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 9:20 am Choir 10:00 am Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist 11:15 am Church School 12:20 Brass Ensemble EYC—no evening meeting
7:00 pm Daughters of the King
Garden Mart Setup
7:00 pm Holy Eucharist 7:00 pm Outrea
5:30 pm Nurture Commission
5:30 pm St. Anne’s Mothers’ Group 6:30 pm Benedictine Spirituality
12:15 pm Midda Musical Menu 7:00 pm Holy Eucharist 7:30 pm Choir
7:00 pm Vestry
6:00 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry
7:00 ECW Board Meeting 7:00 pm Daughters of the King
11:00 am Books Beliefs @ Gay & Smith’s home 7:00 pm Holy Eucharist 7:30 pm Choir
7:00 pm CCM doctoral organ recital: (Denise Whittington)
012 Thu 3
7:30 am Men’s Prayer Group
EYC Lock-In (overnight)
7:30 am Men’s Prayer Group Garden Mart Setup
9:00 am—1:00 pm GARDEN MART
Garden Mart Setup 9:00 am—3:00 pm GARDEN MART
7:30 am Men’s Prayer Group
3:00 pm Cooking for Community Dinner (EYC)
Women’s Weekend @ Cathedral Domain (Rev. Linda Young)
Women’s Weekend @ Cathedral Domain (Rev. Linda Young)
7:30 am Men’s Prayer Group
2:00 pm 50th Wedding Anniversary (Kraft) Renew vows / reception
May 20 Lector: 8:00 am Koren Schrand 10:00 am Hilda Weaver Intercessor: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Mark Herrick Lay Eucharistic Ministers: 8:00 am Ellen Hackman 10:00 am Jean Brann, Frank Dempsey, Paula Wolfe Oblation Bearers: Joni Finnell, Mulford Martin Ushers: Ellen Creaghead, Joe Creaghead, Diane Gabbard, Gary Gabbard Acolytes: Emily Russ, Julia Bullock, Kendall Kelley, Jayne Bullock Chimer: Mulford Martin Greeter: Lois Mescher Altar Guild: 8:00 am Rita Schmidt, Kim Hope Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Sylvia Jordan, Pam Boyle May 27 Lector: 8:00 am Amy Heilbronner 10:00 am Ted Weiss Intercessor: 8:00 am Koren Schrand 10:00 am Jean Brann Lay Eucharistic Ministers: 8:00 am Paul Reichardt 10:00 am Liz Blincoe, Peggy Lietzenmayer, Esther Parton Oblation Bearers: Cahill Family Ushers: Carolyn Kells, Jim Kells, Pat Mohney, Ted Weiss Acolytes: Helen Wharton, Claire Bickers, Mason Kelley, Grace Gabbard Chimer: Anita Carmack Greeter: Chris Kelley Altar Guild: 8:00 am Kim Hope, Koren Schrand Lay Eucharistic Visitor: Meralyn Taylor
Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 Prayer Cycles: Anglican – The Anglican Church of Korea and the Diocese of Seoul Diocesan – The Church of the Ascension, Mt. Sterling, The Rev. Cynthia Duffus, Priest-in-Charge
Liturgical Notes May 20 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19 Prayer Cycles: Anglican – The Anglican Communion on Anglican Communion Sunday Diocesan – Trinity Church, Danville, The Rev. Amy Meaux, Rector The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Allen W. Brown by JoAnn Brown
Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 Prayer Cycles: Anglican– The Church of the Province of Melanesia and the Diocese of Central Melanesia Diocesan –The University of the South, William S. Stafford, Dean; Episcopal Campus Ministry at St. Augustine’s Chapel, The University of Kentucky & Transylvania University, The Rev. Janey Wilson, Chaplan; Eastern Kentucky University, Episcopal Student Alliance, Our Saviour, Madison County; The Berea College Episcopal Canterbury Fellowship, Our Saviour, Madison County; Episcopal Campus Ministry at Morehead State University, Lincoln Memorial University, and Northern Kentucky University
Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Prayer Cycles: Anglican – La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico and the Diocese of Mexico Diocesan– St. Alban’s Church, Morehead, The Rev. Lisa Tolliver, Clergy-in-Charge The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in memory of Howard, Dorothy and Roger Habig by Kathye Habig Nippert
May Birthdays 1-Jessica Chappell, Lucas Finley, Keith Johnson, Amanda Otten, Eric Otten 2-Gail Kruempelman, Don Neff, Elizabeth Noll, Charles Smedley, 4-William Reilly 5-Stephen McMurtry, Charles Pangburn III, Joey Wells 6-Derek Hoxby 7-Audrey Brown, Mulford Martin, Bill McKim, Josh Mitchell, Lori Morgan, Beth Carleton Scheper 10-Andrew Piaskowy 11-Joe Halovanic, Elliott Jordan, Camille McMurtry 12-Melissa Davis, Jacob Dedeker, Lori Haliburton, Larry Mescher 13-Jack Challis, Peggy Lietzenmayer, Karl Schmitt 14-Rodney Hill, Shannon Keene
15-Brian Bickers, Sue Herbers, Larry Kraft 16-Gena Hill 17-Andrew Finley, Diane Mohney 18-Sitisha Korte 19-Casey Barwell, Susan Gilliam, A’Marie Kees, John Otten, John West 22-Sophia Wells 23-Kathryn Lindeman 25-Kati Dale, Jennifer Hoyt 26-Irma Beuttel, Meredith Terry, Bobby Jean Traub, Shannon Walsh, Barbara Rudin 28-Erin Halovanic, Kyle Mullaney, Sean Schrand, Ralph Wolff 29-Mary Ann Rivard, Anna Claire Schilling, Debra Taylor 31-Joan Bullock
Hear Here: Speaking in Church At one time or another, most of us have experienced the dubious acoustics of Trinity Church. For parishioners who are hearing challenged, it can be a serious problem. It’s not just a volume issue. Hearing aids, remember, amplify all sounds – even echoes and ambient noise – which can make listening even more difficult. It’s not just a matter of “moving closer”. Often it’s a problem of enunciation and whether the speaker is talking directly into the microphone. When you’re serving as a Worship reader or making an announcement, remember the following: a. Speak directly into the microphone, about 6” – roughly the width of your hand -- from the mike. Don’t move the mike to the side, and make sure it’s turned on. b. Don’t mumble. Speak slowly. Articulate your words. Speak up and don’t drop your voice at the end of a sentence. Speak to everyone, especially the person in the last row. Move your head and look at your “audience.” If you are wearing a microphone, make sure it is attached at the best level; and, don’t hesitate to simply ask, “Can everyone hear me?” c. When you do shift the direction of your head to look at the nave or the transept, be sure to continue speaking directly into the mike.
Thank you for helping everyone enjoy the worship experience. Jim Adams
News and Notes LOST AND FOUND: If you have lost anything since the Rummage Sale, check the Lost and Found box on the coat rack outside the kitchen and May Room.
MASTER CALENDAR: If you wish to schedule an event or meeting at Trinity, please call the church office (859-431-1786) to make sure that we do not double book our spaces.
PHOTO IDENTIFICATION PARTY Who is in this Trinity photo? I need your help to identify the people of Trinity in old photographs (1960s – early 2000s). Please join me for some brunch type refreshments and a morning of memories! I especially need some help from the “Old Timers” to identify the early photos. There will be more details in the next Chimes. (I want to set the date for sometime in the first week of June). Gina Russ
Addendum to the Easter Flowers". We received an Easter Flower request after the Easter Bulletin was already printed: In honor of our friend Marjory Meanwell from Mary Jo and John Louis.
EYC "Locked In" on May 5-6 The Trinity Church EYC will be holding a "lock-in" for those in grades 7-12 on May 5-6. This event is open to other Northern KY Episcopal parishes as well. It will begin with arrival from 6-7 p.m. on the 5th followed by snacks and a meal. It will end the next day after the "Soup Sunday" meal, around 12:30 p.m. If you've never been to a lock-in this is a great time to try it! We will have food, fun and games, time to make new friends and get to know old friends better, and time to explore what it means to be a Community in God. Sign-up forms and permission slips will be available soon. There is no cost for this event, but each participant is asked to bring a snack and drink to share. For more information or to get a sign up form, contact Mother Linda Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Trinity Church office at 859-431-1786.
Photo by Erin Abbott
‘Aaaaaaaay!! Mamma Mia! That was some Spaghetti Supper! The parish was treated to a great meal by the EYCers on Sunday, March 25. They made over $200 for their projects this year. That’s “Uncle Luigi “ Powell on the right. Prego! 10
Parish People Trinity’s Future is Bright The Kids are Alright, a documentary film starring the British rock band, The Who, sardonically suggested to the older generation of the ‘60s and ‘70s that there was no reason to worry about the new generation of teens living in that era. Of course, there is considerable footage of them smashing their guitars and other property, but all the parents that didn’t believe Satan had captured our youth, eventually understood that it was only rock’n’roll. I’m dating myself, but each generation has fearful parents, concerned about the lack of moral fiber of the youth culture, be it rap, facial jewelry, mobile communications or body art and other forms of self expression. It would be wise to look closer.
pecially rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, hiking and camping together. Partly for that reason, they are both passionate about the Cathedral Domain and looked forward to St. George's Day and summer camps at the Domain.
Peter, in his efforts to meet and learn about the people of Trinity parish, made an important discovery he shared with the Vestry. For him, the kids are not just alright, they’re terrific! He suggested to me that a column about parish people ought to include our young members, and I should start with the three teens getting confirmed or reaffirming vows at the Cathedral Domain on St. George’s Day, April 21. So, with that great idea in mind, I asked them about themselves and their affinity for Trinity Church.
Each loves being part of the Trinity family and point to the people of our parish as their favorite part of Trinity. Mitch said that” everyone welcomed me with open arms when my family became more active at Trinity in 2010, especially all the 'EYCers'. I never feel left out or ignored by anyone at church. I love Trinity!” McKenzie, who reaffirmed her baptismal vows, is 15 and a student at Beechwood High School. She participates in the worship services as an acolyte. Each of “the Three Amigos” thoroughly enjoyed the St. George’s Day celebration, particularly being around Bishop Knudsen.
First, I talked to Mitch Abbott. He just started highschool at Dixie Heights, and plans on attending there all four years. He had his 15th birthday this March. He’s been playing soccer since he was 4 years old and has been a proud member of the Dixie Colonels soccer team since 7th grade. One of his favorite hobbies is enjoying the great outdoors with his best friend Owen Powell, the other confirmand, also a Dixie student. They both love the outdoors and es-
Often inner-city parishes are characterized, or in our case mischaracterized, as dying and existing only for the older generations. Trinity seems to have vibrant, active youth and children who value the church and its people. Of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Camille Mersch is that new voice you’re hearing on the phone when you call Trinity, serving as the secretary at Trinity Episcopal Church since March 19. Camille comes to us as an executive secretary at Toyota. She has been happily married to Gary for 33 years. They have one daughter, Erin, and a golden retriever, Lucca. Camille was born and raised in Kentucky and is a big fan of Wildcat basketball and the Cincinnati Bengals, which makes her a natural for this parish. Camille and her family reside in Taylor Mill, KY. 11
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Trinity Episcopal Church, Covington, Kentucky Mission Statement Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Covington serves a diverse community. We are committed to the celebration and worship of Jesus Christ in a parish nurtured by education and fellowship. As Christ’s servants, we strive to share God’s love, and our resources, in the greater community. Website: www.trinitychurchcovky.com
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Office address: 16 Fourth Street, 859-431-1786 or 859-392-2360. FAX. 859-392-2361 The Right Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen, Interim Associate Bishop of Lexington The Rev. Peter D. D’Angio, Rector The Rev. Linda M. Young, Associate Dr. John A. Deaver, Director of Music Tony Milburn and Julie Wharton, Wardens
Don’t forget Garden Mart at Trinity on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and May 12 from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Volunteer to help outside the May Room today!! 12
The Chimes is the monthly newsletter of Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington, Kentucky.