A rose has been placed on the altar in honor of Katherine Eleanor Kivlighan, born on August 8, 2017. She is the granddaughter of Mary Sue and Dennis Kivlighan and the great granddaughter of Jean Kivlighan.
Office changes during carpet installation
: While the carpet installation takes place on the main floor of the parish house the office staff will be either working from home, or will be set up in another area of the Parish House while the offices are being recarpeted. The office voicemail will be regularly updated with any changes to our normal open hours and email updates will go out periodically. Staff will continue to do work as able, your patience is appreciated.
Pursuing the Beloved Community
The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, in partnership with other faith communities and community organizations, is convening three community conversations across Southwestern Virginia entitled
Pursuing the Beloved Community: A Continuing Conversation on Race
. Each event will feature a presentation by Dr. Wornie Reed, Director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center and Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech. Following Dr. Reed's presentation, there will be question and answer time as well as informal discussion. The first event is scheduled for Lexington, VA | September 13, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm at Lylburn Downing Middle School (LDMS) Cafeteria; Save the date for future events: Roanoke, VA | October 25, 2017 | 6:00-7:30pm at Northwest Community Center; Wytheville, VA | November 8, 2017 | 6:00-7:30pm at Room TBA, Wytheville Community College.
On Labor Day
, Monday, September 4, the office will be closed.
Men's Bible Study
resumes on Wednesday, 6 September 2017 at 7:30 AM in the Foster Room. We read, study, ponder, and discuss selected books of the Old and New Testaments from September through May. Coffee and sweet or savory treats are provided by the members and coffee by Trinity. We will continue our study of Chronicles with Chapter 22. All men of the parish and elsewhere are welcome. For further information, contact Ray Firehock at 886-5898.
The Parish Picnic
will be on Sunday, September 10 after the 10am service. Trinity provides hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Pastoral Care Available:
On Sunday, September 10, The Rev. Anne Grizzle will be available for pastoral care by appointment in the afternoon. Please contact her at 713-443-6211 or
Women’s Bible Study
will resume on Wednesday, September 13, at 11:00 am in the Foster Room of the Parish House with a study and discussion of the women in the Bible. Our focus will be what we can learn from these women about friendship and relationships. All women are invited and welcome!
Sunday service times
change to 7:45, 8:45, and 11am on Sunday, September 17. Sunday school will be at 10am in the parish house.
Trinity Coffee Hour:
Starting Sunday, September 17, please come to the Trinity coffee hour in the Foster Room from 10 to 10:50am. Join us to meet and greet.
What keeps you up at night? Adult Sunday School Class will pick back up in the fall
. What topics would
like to see in this series? Please let Jim Manchester, Virginia Gillock or Muffie Newell know!
Protestant Prayer Beads Class:
Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm in McCracken Hall lead by Andrew Akers. The class include kits for you to make a set of prayer beads, brief history of prayer beads in different religions and branches of Christianity, as well as discussion of how to use them in the way that suits you best. Drew has even taught this class to a Methodist church in the Czech Republic. $25 materials kit, per person. Please register by September 13th to allow time for kits to be assembled. Please email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or call the office at 540-886-9132. For more information see the September Tribune.