Trinity Sunday, June 14, The Season of Pentecost

The Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., Rite I
The Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Rite II
Fr. Joel Morsch officiating

Rector's Class, 9 a.m. | Child Care 9:45 a.m.
Church School and Choir in summer recess

Note: Trinity Sunday is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year. The liturgical color for Trinity Sunday is white.
The Collect:
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father’ who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign one God, for ever and ever. A men.

This week’s lessons and psalm: Corinthians 13:11-14; Psalm 8; Matthew 28:16-20

Epistle
“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for the restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11
The Gospel | John 16:12-15

Jesus said to the disciples, "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you."
Schedule for the week of June 16

Sunday, June 16, Happy Father's Day to all our dads!
Monday, 6:30 p.m., Girl Scout Troop 816
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., ECW Spring Fling, Sugo’s

Note: Fr. Joel will be away from Monday, June 17, through Wednesday, June 25. There will be no office hours while he is away and no Bible study classes June 18 and 25. Office Volunteers will not be working their regular Tuesday, Thursday, Friday hours during this time but will be in to check mail/phone and print Sunday bulletins as needed.

Link to parish website calendar: standrews-edwardsville.com/events/

Summer Newsletter schedule change: Week-End Update will continue to be published every Friday this summer but alternate issues will be limited to the service information and week's schedule. Today's issue is a full-length issue.The newsletter will return to its normal format as of Friday, August, 23.
Highlights from the June 12 Vestry Meeting

Fr. Joel presided over a 7 p.m. vestry meeting on Wednesday, June 12, with Senior Warden, Liz Edwards, and Parish Warden, Walter Bohn, in attendance, as well as members Riley Atwood, Marty Cavanaugh, Donna Ireland, Andrew Mills, Bill Schaefer, Velma Schmidt, and Marian Smithson.
  • Fr. Joel reminded everyone of his time away from June 17 - June 25;
  • Walter Bohn reported that the required annual elevator inspection was scheduled for June 28;
  • Andy Mills and Marian Smithson reported that six parishioners were being invited to serve on the newly formed stewardship committee; and
  • Riley Atwood presented the Treasurer's report, which was approved.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 and members quickly headed home to watch the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs!
A Celibate Bishop

Charles Asa Clough was the 6 th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield (1948-1961). An Easterner by birth (Martha’s Vineyard) and beneficiary of an elite education – Phillips Academy, Yale University, Oxford University and General Theological Seminary in New York City, the oldest Episcopal seminary in the United States -- Clough was called to the Diocese of Springfield from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Augusta, Maine, where he was rector. That he had not landed in the lap of Episcopal affluence was impressed upon him when, in the course of a visitation to a church in his new diocese, he was forced to use a cup and saucer in place of an unavailable chalice and paten in celebrating the mass (no, it was not St. Andrew’s).

Clough was remembered as “a cultured, witty gentleman” and “a brilliant conversationalist.” He was also an energetic administrator, and carried out numerous administrative reforms and innovations within the diocese. He was also a “hands-on” clerical boss, as St. Andrew’s experienced in 1951 when shopping for a new priest. The Bishop personally escorted Fr. Ralph Krohn to Edwardsville and urged St. Andrew’s vestry to extend to him a call, which the vestry voted unanimously to do. The selection of new carpeting some years later also involved Clough. A sample of the material that had been chosen was sent to Springfield for his approval. Former diocesan historiographer Philip Shutt commented that “Few of his clergy felt free to differ with him—he had a long memory!” But what may be more interesting than Bishop Clough’s administrative style is his personal life. He had declared himself to be celibate.

The issue of clerical celibacy is controversial. That celibacy is required of most Roman Catholic clerics is perhaps the most obvious characteristic that distinguishes them from their counterparts in the Anglican Communion, although the distinction is not absolute. Individual exceptions can be made allowing married men to become Roman Catholic priests, and Anglican clerics occasionally make individual commitments to celibacy, as did Bishop Clough.

David Michael Hope, former Bishop of London (1991-95) and Archbishop of York (1995-2005) and author of an informative essay entitled “The Anglican Communion and Priestly Celibacy,” made a similar vow. While in some cases it may serve as a means of concealing homosexuality, the formal justification for celibacy is that it permits the priest, in the words of Penn State Professor Phillip Jenkins. “to devote himself entirely to God and to the people he serves.” But it also removes what can be the moderating influence of a spouse. Could that have been related to Bishop Clough’s imperious administrative style?
-Jim Weingartner
Announcements

Ushers Needed
With three ushers no longer able to serve, new volunteers are needed to fill the vacancies. If you are willing to help out please contact Sandy Cooper at scoop1028@sbcglobal.net . Information on what’s involved in serving as an usher can be found on St. Andrew’s website.

Sign Up Sheet Posted for Coffee Hour
The Coffee Hour sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board by the ladies restroom. Please do consider volunteering in July, August or later.
The St. Andrew's Week-End Update , a weekly emailed newsletter, is designed to keep parishioners up to date on church activities. Please send news items to Editors Marianne Cavanaugh and Jane Weingartner by 11 a.m. on Tuesday to have them appear in the following Friday's newsletter.