Email Only Announcements
Bishop Mark Bourlakas will be preaching and presiding at Trinity THIS Sunday, September 3.

Upcoming Clergy Schedule:
  • Sept. 10 The Rev. Ed Covert
  • Sept. 17 The Rev. Anne Grizzle, preaching & The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow, presiding
  • Sept. 24 The Rev. Roger Bowen
  • Oct. 1 The Rev. Dr. John Lane
  • Oct. 8 The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow, Stewardship Sunday

Episcopal Response to Hurricane Harvey
As we watch the destruction of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, I (Bishop Mark) commend to your consideration two courses of action to help. First, donate to the  Episcopal Diocese of Texas   and their relief efforts. Another option is to donate to  Episcopal Relief and Development . Second, I ask you to continue to pray for the people of Texas as they begin the long process of recovery.

Greater August Prevention Partners will be sponsoring Suicide Alertness and Suicide Intervention Skills Trainings in September. If you are interested in more information please see the bulletin board in the parish office hallway or contact the office at 886-9132 or .

There have been two beautiful brick walkways recently redone here at Trinity. One is leading up to the Chapel in the Church. The other leads to the Rectory. These two walkways were very old, and unstable, with old bricks that were not level. A local mason, Alan Weekly (Weekly Masonry from Mt. Sidney), took great care to create what now are beautiful paths, that look like they have been there forever. These pathways were funded with memorial monies that were contributed in memory of Ted Jordan. Ted walked these paths many times ... and if he were here today, it is a project that he would have been doing himself for Trinity. A special thank you to those friends and family members who gave so generously to the Memorial Fund in Ted's memory.

Benefit for New Directions Center - “Living Behind the Mask” Gala will be on Saturday, September 30 with open bar and hor d'oeuvres at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. There will be a silent auction and music and dancing with “Everyday People.” Formal attire. Located at The Stonewall Jackson Hotel 24 S. Market Street, Staunton. Tickets $75. Reserve a table for 8 for $550. 540-885-7273.

Chic Street Man Benefit Concert for Haiti by the Virginia Haiti Collaborative (of which Trinity is a partner) will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 7:30pm in the Francis Auditorium of Mary Baldwin University. Ticket prices: Student $15 and General Admission $20. Join us for an evening of wit and soul with Chic Street Man who performed with Heifetz. From his website: "His songs explore a love for people, music and the planet and allow audiences to laugh, think, and feel good inside." Concert tickets will be available at the door, unless the event is sold out. There is also a benefit dinner, a pig BBQ (with Haitian rice and lots of non-meat sides), at Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 5:00 p.m. before the concert. It is dinner for donations, no tickets required. 300 West Frederick St, Staunton, VA, call 540-886-8172 for more info.
Tickets are also available on the concert website .
“Taking an Outside Perspective – Coping with the Changes Dementia Brings”
Sharon DeBoever will present an Alzheimer’s caregiving program on October 3, at Grace Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall on the lower level, 6:30 p.m. (500 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro) This is a program that will focus on the changes that occur in the various stages of Alzheimer’s and some of the other dementias. The program will offer specific tips to the caregiver on how to assist themselves and the person with the diagnosis to better manage those changes throughout the disease process.
The program will also focus on value of the caregiver caring for himself/herself throughout this process. Resources for additional outside assistance will be provided.
This program is free of charge and open to the public. RSVPs will be helpful but not required in order to accommodate seating and planning for “light” refreshments. RSVP to MHAA office, voicemail or email, 540.886.7181 or .
Program Presenter: Sharon DeBoever, BS., Masters in Educational Psychology, Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association

September 3 Bulletin Announcements
New Birth. 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 you like to see in this series? Please let Jim Manchester, Virginia Gillock or Muffie Newell know!

Supply Clergy and Sunday Servers are listed on our website: Once you navigate to this page, please click on “Volunteer Schedule” to see who is serving in the upcoming weeks.

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 to register or call the office at 540-886-9132. For more information see the September Tribune.

Liturgical Assistants
8:00 am Service

PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas
DEACON: The Rev. Anne Grizzle
ALTAR CHAIR : Emily Cochran
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS : Karen Martin, Sally Mueller
LECTOR : Gail Dunn
USHER: Tom Bell
GREETERS : Ruth Ward

10:00 am Service

PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas
DEACON: The Rev. Anne Grizzle
ALTAR CHAIR : Emily Cochran
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER: Joe Fiechtl, Lilchy Huffman, Grace Rice
CRUCIFER: Dominic Einselen
LECTOR: Kristin Reichert
PRAYERS: Diane Fechtel
USHERS: Rick Cason, Tom Fechtel, Joie and Richard Tankard
GREETER:  Nan Gregory
ASSISTANT ORGANIST: Louise Temple-Rosebrook
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