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Lost and Found
Please see if any of the items in the 2 photos above are yours. All items not claimed by October 22 will be given away.

Upcoming Guest Priest Schedule
October 29: The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris
November 5: The Rev. Roger Bowen
November 12: The Rev. John Lane
November 19 : The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow

Calling all extra calendars! Please bring your extra calendars (especially ones with nice pictures) to the copy room of the Parish House for the residents of Ritenour Rest Home.

New Forward Day by Day Devotionals have arrived! They are available for $1 each on the table at the back of the church and in the copy room of the parish house.
"Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in!"  Our Advent Lessons and Carols reception will be on Sunday, Dec. 3rd. A planning meeting will be held on Nov. 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the Gooch Room. Anyone interested in helping is invited to attend. If you are unable to attend yet wish to lend your hands and talents, please email Carrie Tucker at or call 540.230.0787 .

What Keeps You Up At Night (WKYUAN), the Adult Sunday School class, will meet in McCracken Hall Sunday’s at 10:00am. Grab a cup of coffee in the Foster Room and join us for heartfelt conversation. Our question will be “What do you see is a personal and/or Church (meaning Trinity) response to how a free nation deals with diversity?”Guidelines have been created by the group so that all will feel welcome to join in and participate in the discussion: 1) No one will be allowed to advocate bringing others to see their way. 2) No one will feel pressured to give up the ground he or she stands on. 3) Conversation is confidential but, you may share what has been said in class without using names. 4) You must be respectful of different views. 5) Conversations may continue for several weeks. Joe Fiechtl and Gospel du Jour will join this class to show the parallels between our life today and life in the Bible. During the week, think about the question and join the class letting us know WKYUAN. Jim Manchester, Virginia Gillock, and/or Muffie Newell will facilitate the class. For questions or concerns please contact Muffie Newell 886-9132 or .

Chronic Pain/Illness Support Group: Meets Thursday, November 2nd from 10 to 11am in the Board Room of the Public Library. The purpose of this group is to discover our kind and loving God in the midst of pain and suffering. In this study we will use the book A Reluctant Journey: Finding God through Chronic Pain by Kristen Grathwol, (a native of Harrisonburg). Meeting dates: The first and third Thursday of each month through February, 2018. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Muffie Newell at or 255-3152.

Hurricane Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico : From Bishop Mark: “ I have made a donation of $2,000 to Episcopal Relief and Development from my Discretionary Fund to assist with ERD's relief efforts in Puerto Rico. I would encourage you to consider making a donation of any amount. And, of course, continue your prayers for all those affected by the destruction of the recent hurricanes. Donations may be made by credit card on the Episcopal Relief and Development website or place a check in the offering plate with Hurricane Relief on the memo line.

Prayer Requests Bowl: A glass bowl saying "Prayer Requests" is available for our guests at Noon Lunch. It is on a card table along with paper and pens in the back of McCracken Hall. If one of our guests has a prayer on their heart, they can write it down and put it in the bowl. If anyone sees a prayer request in the bowl, they can take it and make that prayer a part of their own prayer life. I'm inviting anyone in the congregation or visiting Trinity to use the prayer requests bowl to submit their own prayers or to take prayers out of the bowl and pray over them. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact or

A Bereavement Support Group is forming at Trinity this fall. It is open to anyone experiencing the death and loss of a loved one. We will be using the book, " Understanding Grief: Helping Yourself Heal" by Alan Wolfelt. We will meet once weekly in the evening ( time to be determined ) for 8 weeks. Please contact Sally Mueller at 290-4832 for more information and to sign up. Leave a message if no answer. The purpose of the group is to share our experiences and support one another. It is very relaxed and informal.

Orange Juice Containers needed for Altar Guild: Please bring rinsed half gallon cardboard containers to the Parish Office. The Altar Guild uses these containers to transport the altar flowers to shut ins after services on Sundays. Thank you!

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.

Save the date:

Roanoke, VA | October 25, 2017 | 6:00-7:30pm
Northwest Community Center

Wytheville, VA | November 8, 2017 | 6:00-7:30pm
Room TBA, Wytheville Community College
October 22 Bulletin Announcements
A 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 online . 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!

Liturgical Assistants
7:45 am Service
PRESIDER: The Rev. John D. Lane
PREACHER & DEACON: The Rev. Anne Grizzle
ALTAR CHAIR : Karen Tate
LECTOR: Grace Rice
USHER: Ruth Ward
GREETER: Ted Cathey

8:45 am Service
PRESIDER: The Rev. John D. Lane
PREACHER & DEACON: The Rev. Anne Grizzle
8:45 ALTAR CHAIR : Geri Carney
LECTOR: Linda Mahler
PRAYERS: Linda Mahler
USHER: Janice Sultenfuss, NEED SUB Please use the online volunteer system to accept this position
GREETER: Kathleen Garcia
MUSICIANS: Steve Carpenter, Glendon Gill, Cindy Hickman, Oakley Pearson, and Bill Wellington

11:00 am Service
PRESIDER: The Rev. John D. Lane
PREACHER & DEACON: The Rev. Anne Grizzle
ALTAR CHAIR : Karen Tate
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank Babcock, Taine McPherson
CRUCIFER: Mackenzie Deitz
CHOIR CROSS: Nathan Fiechtl
TORCH BEARERS: Dominic Einselen, Ivan Einselen
LECTOR: Rick Chittum
PRAYERS: Rick Chittum
USHERS: Bob Boyle, Lilchy Huffman, Ross Newell, Jamie Simmons
GREETER: Pat Clark
ASSISTANT ORGANIST: Louise Temple-Rosebrook
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