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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Over the past few weeks I have pondered what I would say in this my last missive as your Rector. How I wanted to wax eloquent and intelligent, spiritual and humble, joyful and reflective, and then I woke from the dream. Thank You is perhaps the best prayer that I can offer to God and to you for our 10+ years together in ministry. Thank You for our times of great joy, when laughter and silliness would erupt. Thank You for the hospitality of spirit in reaching out to the people around you – new folks, folks in need of prayer, food or monetary support; folks who had been members for many years; folks of all ages, infant to centenarian; folks who have plenty and folks who are in need. You have opened your doors and your hearts to welcome them all.

Read more: Rector's Reflection
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Those who have requested intercession: Joan Huff, Bill, June Early, Matthew Longhurst, John Miller & family, Shirley Roadman, Tom Potter, Sr., Kathy, Jodi, Canon Linda, the Laka family, Andy & Junia Hedberg, Diana Navarre, the Young Family, Marianne Blair and the Lam Family, Richard & Donene Potyok, Connie Riddleberger and the Butler Family.

Celebrating the anniversary of their baptism: Keryn Stewart, Sophia Nephew, and Madeleine Nephew.

Faithfully departed: Gar Johnson, Lois Quick, Valerie, Ruth Blair, and Stephen Riddleberger.

Serving in the military: Stephen Rudd and Brandon Cooper.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Intercessions are offered for congregations in the Waukegan Deanery: Trinity; Church of the Holy Spirit; Holy Family/Sagrada Familia; St. Lawrence; St. Paul; and our Companion Dioceses of Southeast Mexico and Renk.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Intercessions are offered for The Church of South India and the Diocese of Kanyakumari.

We regret to inform you of the death of Stephen Riddleberger, Alice Butler's father, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Please keep Connie Riddleberger and the Butler family in your prayers.

Celebrate Canon Linda's 10 years of service and faith leadership at Trinity: Saturday, August 23, 5:00pm Choral Evensong in Trinity Church followed by reception in Millett Hall. Sunday, August 24, 9:30am Celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Trinity Church followed by a family picnic at Northside Park, Wheaton. All are invited and welcome. Nursery care available on Saturday and Sunday.

Please return response cards as soon as possible.  Please contact Kathy Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-653-5986 with any questions you may have.


picture of soutcott memorial golf logoPlan to play golf and then join us for dinner following an afternoon of fun on the course.  The event will be held at River Bend Golf Course in Lisle, IL (5900 Illinois 53, Lisle, IL 60532.)  First tee off is at 1:00 pm.  Golf will be a scramble format so no golfing experience is needed.  We’ll have contest holes, too! Visit our online registration site to register for golf.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR GOLF IS FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 5!

Non-Golfers and Golfers Steak Fry:
No golf xxperience necessary as we  invite you to the Annual Steak Fry. Starting at 6 pm at the church with appetizers followed by prime rib cooked to your order with veggies, salad and dessert. There is a charge of $17.50 person. (We do have chicken for those who rather not have steak!.) As always, its BYOB – we will supply the soft drinks and water. Register online to let us know you are coming  (and who’s coming with you!!).  Please mail your payment to Trinity by Wednesday, September 10 after registering.  (Address: Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 N. West, Wheaton, IL.  60189)


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