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Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Happening this week


September 24th

(Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost)

9:30 am   Holy Eucharist Rite II (Hybrid)

 1:30 pm   Marshall Miracles (Chapel)


September 25th

6:30 am     Morning Prayer (Chapel)

12:00 pm   Marshall Miracles (Chapel)


September 26th

6:30 am Morning Prayer (Chapel)

12:00 pm Marshall Miracles (Chapel)


September 27th

6:30 am Morning Prayer (Chapel)

12:00 pm Marshall Miracles (Chapel)

1:00 pm Senior Fitness (Parish Hall)


September 28th

6:30 am Morning Prayer (Chapel)

10:00 am Bible Study and Prayer (Chapel)

12:00 pm Marshall Miracles (Chapel)

3:00 pm      Share center meal prep(kitchen)

6:00 pm Tai-Chi (Parish Hall)


September 29th

6:30 am Morning Prayer (Chapel)

10:00 am    Share center meal prep(Kitchen)

12:00 pm Marshall Miracles (Chapel)


September 30th

9:00 am Marshall Miracles (Chapel) 

10:00 am    Prayers for Pets (Garden)


October 1st

(Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost)

9:30 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I (Hybrid)

 1:30 pm      Marshall Miracles (Chapel)


Online – Facebook and YouTube

Hybrid – Facebook, YouTube, and in person

For your advance reading and meditation, 

the lessons for next Sunday, October 1st, 2023, Proper 21A are:

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16

Philippians 2:1-13

Matthew 21:23-32

September 24th

Holy Eucharist Rite II

9:30 am

Presider The Rev. Cynthia Garman

Reader Nancy Weatherwax and Anne Bohl

Organist Randy Turpin

Broadcast Marguerite Grupke

Usher Wendy Myers

Counters Beth Howard and Ivan Egnatuk

Coffee Hour Keri Koch and Jan Christner

October 1st

Holy Eucharist Rite I

9:30 am

Officiant The Rev. Len Brinkmoeller

Reader Andrea Tucker

Organist Randy Turpin

Broadcast Zack Shippell

Usher Wendy Myers

Counters Andrea Tucker and Ivan Egnatuk

Coffee Hour Andrea Tucker and girls

Celebrations This Week


Asuncion Chan—------------September 25

Dwight Spitzer—------------September 25

Shirley Coulter—------------September 26

Emily McCaleb—------------September 29

Macy Flynn—----------------September 29


Tim & Anne Banfield—-------------September 26

Erwin & Sue O’Dell—---------------September 28

Randall & Cherie Riser—-----------September 30


St. James is hosting a lunch-in

How about a Loaded Baked Potato? Come to lunch next Wednesday, September 27th from 11 AM – 1 PM to create your own loaded baked potato. There will be plenty of delicious toppings ranging from chili to bacon bits to sour cream and more. For just $12 you get a potato, dessert, and drink. You can eat in or take it to go. So gather your friends and come to lunch!

Come celebrate Saint Francis and All Animals

You and your pets are cordially invited to Trinity Episcopal Church 101 East Mansion, in downtown Marshall on Saturday September 30 at 10am for a short prayer service honoring our furred, finned, and feathered friends.

We'll meet on the front lawn of the church, corner of Division and Mansion St. We will have a time of fellowship, prayers and enjoy snacks for everyone to celebrate Saint Francis and all animals. We'll move inside in case of rain.

All pets are expected to be leashed or in carriers at all times for the safety and comfort of all in attendance.

Family directories are available

(This information is for parishioner only)

Family directories have been printed for our parishioners. Please take one and let us know if any of the information is incorrect. Email the office at office@trinityofmarshall.org for any changes or updates needed. Thank you!

The United Thank Offering Blue Boxes have been counted!

 $184.00 was donated to UTO from the coins received from your prayer requests and thank yous!  We appreciated the generosity and support for this important ministry.  Submitted by your Board of Missions

 Save the Date 

      Sat, Oct 14 for Holy Hike in Battle Creek

Join the Diocese for a Holy Hike at Woodland Park and Nature Center in Battle Creek on Sat, October 14 at 1 pm. An RSVP will be required so look for a signup sheet in the parish hall closer to the event.

Celebrate the Season of Creation!

The Season of Creation, September 1st through October 4th, is celebrated by Christians around the world as a time for renewing, repairing and restoring our relationship to God, one another, and all of creation. Join us in this international effort for prayer and action culminating in the Feast of St. Francis on October 4th  prayer service in the Trinity Chapel at 6:30 a.m. 

Loving Formation

For God’s sake, we will grow our love for the Earth and all of life through preaching, teaching, storytelling, and prayer. Join us at Trinity on Saturday September 30 at 10 am for a prayer service for all God's creatures.

Liberating Advocacy

For God’s sake, standing alongside marginalized, vulnerable peoples, we will advocate and act to repair Creation and seek the liberation and flourishing of all people. All staff and persons in authority will complete the Safeguarding Youth and Vulnerable Adults training.

Life-Giving Conservation

For God’s sake, we will adopt practical ways of reducing our climate impact and living more humbly and gently on Earth as individuals, households, congregations, institutions, and dioceses. Trinity will support the environment by recycling plastic bottles, tin, paper and cardboard, cleaning the storm drains on the street, and composting coffee grounds and kitchen organic scraps.

Cards of sympathy to the family of  Danford Byrens can be sent to:

Susan and Mike Wilson

20274 19 1/2 Mile Rd. 

Marshall, MI 49068


Dave and Kim Byrens

                      608 N. Kalamazoo Ave.

                      Marshall, MI 49068

Some thoughts the Board of Missions would like to share!

Doing something small and hope-filled is action.

Concentrate on protecting and nurturing a few good things, let what is good and beautiful grow and connect and spread.

It does not need to be expansive, immediate and perfect. It happens on the small scale of individuals and communities. It can be “good enough”.

Start small. Dig out and repair, plant seeds, nurture what you can. Seek joy and give thanks

Trick or Treat with Trinity - Oct 31

Annually, we open our Division Street doors and the restrooms to Trick or Treating families on Halloween night around 5:30 p.m. This small gesture is huge to families using our street to enjoy the holiday. Please pick up small wrapped candy, stickers, or bags of chips/pretzels when you see them on sale. There will be a candy collection box in the office and a signup sheet will be posted in the parish hall. Please thank Deacon Wendy and Emma Bowling for starting this Trinity community outreach project years ago.

Autumn Garden Clean Up - Oct 28

The leaves are falling and we will be raking them out of the Trinity flower beds to take to the Marshall City Compost Center. We will start at 10 am on Saturday, Oct 28. Please join us with rakes, some tarps, blowers, and a pickup truck. Rain date is the following Saturday.

St. Francis of Assisi Morning Prayer - Oct 4

 Join Brooks and Tim in morning prayer celebrating the feast day of St. Francis at 6:30 am in the Chapel. Enter through the Division Street door.

Updating the Trinity Prayer List

If you wish to have loved ones or friends added to the daily and Sunday Morning prayer list, send the names and your name to office@trinityofmarshall.org or drop the names and your name in the basket outside the office. Believe in the POWER of PRAYER.

Seeking Vendors 

Seeking Trinity crafters and friends for Mrs. Claus’s Purse 2023 Arts and Craft Show on  Saturday, Nov 11th from 9 am - 3 pm. Trinity Board of Missions is continuing our tradition of Mrs. Claus’s Purse.  This show is the same day as several others in the surrounding communities, including Santa’s Bag held at Marshall High School. This is a great opportunity to visit both events! 

Breakfast and lunch items, as well as snacks and drinks, will be available for purchase.  All proceeds from this show will help support local, national and international charitable causes. Only $25 a table, we provide the table. We would love to have you join us! For additional information, contact Debbie Egnatuk at 269-589-5119 (text or leave a  voicemail)

Service Schedule  

October 1 - Holy Eucharist Rev. Len Brinkmoeller

October 8 - Holy Eucharist Rev. Nixon McMillan

October 15 - Morning Prayer with Marguerite Grupke

October 22 - Holy Eucharist with Rev. Cynthia Garman

October 29 - Holy Eucharist with Len Brinkmoeller


Bible study and prayer group

The Bible Study and Prayer Group is beginning a new series, "WHEN STRIVINGS CEASE -- Replacing the Gospel of Self Improvement with the Gospel of Life Transforming Grace." Our good friend, Sandi Dobbins, will be leading the series on Thursdays at 10:00 in the chapel.  All are welcome.  Come and see.

Chains of Gratitude

Thank you Cherie Riser, Debbie Egnatuck, Paula Malott, Pat Chadwick, Sarah Loomis, Tweed Osborne, Gloria Clayborn, and Karla and Mike Love for preparing and selling the Home Tour Saturday Box Lunches. Your support of this annual project profited $612 and was a community outreach event as guests toured the church Nave. 

Thank you to Wendy Myers for donating the kitchen floor mats and the flower pots for our Trinity garden.

Once again, Julie and Todd Kaminski, provided a delicious Community Dinner of Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes on Sept 12. Thank you to everyone who continues to provide salads and desserts and supports the Kaminski's by helping with the dinners.

Emergency Exits

Per our insurance carrier we need to announce our emergency exits in the church, so please note:

-two in the back exiting to the outside

-one in the front left of the altar exiting to the garden door

-one left of the baptismal font exiting to the garden door



Keri Koch & Jan Christner 


Andrea Tucker & girls




Tom & Jill Goodsell 


Ginny Baldwin

Pastoral Care Committee

The pastoral care committee is running and active! We are here for you!  Please reach out to Mike Renaud (269-830-2403 or pastoralcare@trinityofmarshall.org) for your pastoral care concerns . The pastoral care committee is here to provide support to you for your emotional life, spiritual life, or prayer for your physical needs. Please share with us if you also know of concerns for others.