Call for Vestry Nominations:
Please note that current regular vestry members are not eligible for nomination. Judy Armstrong, who was appointed for a one-year term, is eligible for election. Lilchy Huffman and Lynn Manka, who have been filling two vestry members’ unexpired terms this past year, are also eligible for election. The Vestry of Trinity Church is seeking nominations for the new Vestry class of 2020. The Vestry is the main elected leadership body of the parish. T
here are 18 vestry seats serving 3-year terms. Six (6) are elected each year, and a 19th vestry member is chosen at random for a single year term, which gives parishioners
the experience of sitting on the Vestry and adding new voices to the leadership mix without the usual pressures of election or a three-year term.
Nomination forms are available at the back of the church and
. Your nomination may be placed in the offering plate, mailed to the parish office, called in to the office (886-9132), or you may use the online Vestry Nomination form on our website which can be found at
on the drop down menu under “Members”. Please send in your nominations no later than October 22. Up to six names may be submitted. Your name is NOT required to fill out the form. Please be sure to ask your nominees if they are willing to run before submitting their names.
Those who may nominate candidates (and vote) are (according to Canon 14, sec. 2): “All adults (16 and over) baptized members belonging to the parish, who for three months preceding have been regular worshipers in the parish and regular contributors to its financial support by pledge, subscription, or some other method by which they shall be known to the treasurer of the parish.”
The Vestry Nominating Committee, consisting of the retiring vestry members, will prepare a slate of up to 12 persons qualified to serve on the Vestry based on nominations from Trinity’s members and selections from the committee. V
oting will occur at all 3 services on November 19, or by request of absentee ballot after November 10 (and which must be returned to the church office by November 17).
Announcements happening TODAY
TODAY Ministry Fair: Discover how you can use your time and talents to serve Trinity at our Ministry Fair in McCracken Hall. Being active in ministry at the church encourages spiritual growth and creates opportunities to make new friends in our congregation.
TODAY ECW Soup Sales: The ECW cooks have gotten their pots and pans out and are busy making our Mild Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup that so many enjoyed last year. Selling it at the Trinity Ministry Fair, a quart bag of soup will cost $10.00. The proceeds will be going to New Directions.
TODAY Pledge Packets for 2018: Packets can be picked up in the church today otherwise packets will be mailed out on Monday, Oct. 23. For those that “pledge,” consider requesting the
use of offering envelopes this year. It makes the task of money counting so much easier! See Laurie Clements in the office if you have any questions.
TODAY Know Your Neighbor Potluck and Canned Food Sculpture Contest! Sunday, Oct. 22nd from 1:30-3:30 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Please bring a dish to share (no pork please) and canned food donations for the food sculpture contest. We will gather for food, fellowship, and a fun sculpture contest! Candy prizes awarded! All food donations will be given to local food pantries afterwards. Know Your Neighbor is a gathering of congregants from Allen Chapel AME Church, Temple House of Israel, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Islamic Center of the Shenandoah Valley, and Trinity Episcopal Church.
Today is SACRA (Staunton Augusta Church Relief Agency) Sunday: To donate, please use envelopes in your pew or write a check with SACRA on the memo line. SACRA is a completely volunteer-operated agency which pools the outreach and relief funding of local churches to provide help to those in need within the local community. This past few months Trinity has had more requests than usual to help our community through this program. Our funds are low - consider giving a gift to SACRA today!
Pastoral Care Available:
TODAY Sunday, October 22 and Monday, October 30, The Rev. Anne Grizzle will be available for pastoral care by appointment in the afternoon. Please contact her at 713-443-6211 or
Announcements happening this week
In Service Day: The office will have an in service work day on Monday, October 23. We will be unavailable to answer the door or the phones. Please leave messages and we will respond as we are able. Thank you for your understanding during this busy time!
Novel Theology will meet next on October 24 at 7:00pm in the Foster Room of the Parish House to discuss
Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Everyone and anyone is invited to attend provided you have read the book! On November 14 we will discuss
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera.
Choral Festival Concert: Dr. James Litton, former Director of the American Boychoir, will lead our Boys & Girls Choir and the Stuart Hall Choir in a Choral Festival hosted at Trinity October 27-29.
Please join us for a free concert Saturday, October 28 at 3 p.m., held in the church.
Announcements happening next Sunday
November 5 at 5pm Concert & Evensong for the Feast of All Saints: As we remember the saints who have gone before us, we celebrate their lives with a program of organ music and Choral Evensong. Trinity's organist Virginia Bolena will offer a performance of music by J.S. Bach, Helmut Walcha and a lovely prelude on the tune "Eventide" by C.H.H. Parry. Trinity Choir will sing favorites from the Anglican repertoire including music by Richard Ayleward, Herbert Sumsion, and C.V. Stanford. A reception will follow in McCracken Hall.
Finger foods are needed for the reception Sunday evening, November 5th, following the 5:00 concert and Evensong. Please share your baking/culinary skills with our guests! Both savory and sweets are appreciated. There is a sign up sheet in the back of the church. Thanks to all for your generosity.
Food Pantry Donations: This month we will be collecting canned foods to donate to the Noon Lunch Program as the Allen Chapel Food Pantry does not need additional food this month. Donations will be collected next Sunday, October 29, the
last Sunday of the month.
The United Thank Offering will be collected on November 5th by the ushers. May we always hold onto the knowledge of how much God loves us, be mindful of and thankful for our blessings and pass those blessings onto others. Thank you for your loving generosity!