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On behalf of the Hospitality Committee I want to extend a hearty thank you to each one of you who contributed delicious sweets and savories for last Sunday’s reception after the concert. It takes many hands working together to make these events happen and we deeply appreciate your help.

The ECW will be selling their famous Mild Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup at the Pancake Breakfast this Saturday in McCracken Hall.  It is $10.00 per quart with proceeds to be part of our community outreach and sharing.  Thank you for your support.

Don't miss the Saturday, Nov. 11, pancake breakfast and fair-trade gift market. This is a fund raiser for Trinity's Honduras Education Mission.  In addition to a fabulous pancake breakfast, you can find a great array of gift and craft items from Ten Thousand Villages.  Pancakes served 8-10, gift mart 8-12.  Also available: Tom's Terrific Toffee,  shortbread, biscotti and fresh-baked scones with cream and jam.

A Trinity Cares luncheon will be on Sunday November 12 after the 11am service in McCracken Hall for members and their families. Please let Muffie know if you will attend and how many at 255-3152 or .

A feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines!   Well...the wine probably won't be terribly well aged, but we shall feast none the less! Please join in the merriment after the Advent Lessons and Carols Concert on Dec. 3!  Bring a contribution of savory or sweet finger food to McCracken Hall starting at 4:00 p.m.   We are also in need of one   additional  wine server  on the 8 - 9 p.m. shift;  people to clean-up/move tables  after the reception; and  a second hand with dish washing and with dish drying.   Contact Carrie Tucker if you want to help make this a joyous event for all!  540.230.0787 or

Realm Connect Phone App: Our church directory is now available in an app for both iOS (Apple, Mac) and Android. Go to your app store and search for “Connect.” The app publisher will be ACS Technologies. Once you download the free app you may access your account, see the Trinity directory and much more! Please call the office at 540-886-9132 for assistance.

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will celebrate the holidays with A Bach Festival Christmas on Friday, December 1 at 7:00pm. The performance will take place in the newly completed concert hall in the Whitesel Music showroom ( 1592 CF Pours Drive, Harrisonburg VA ). The concert is free and open to the public; donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.

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.

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  
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
November 12 Bulletin Announcements
Happening TODAY
Trinity’s International Mission for Education (TIME) is our response to the challenge of ending poverty by providing educational opportunity, which allows access to information, to skill development , to job possibilities, to informed choices, to possibilities for improvement individually and collectively. If you would like to support TIME today, please write TIME on the memo line of your check or use the envelope placed at the end of your pew.

Happening this week
Newsletter Deadline . Newsletter article submissions for the December Tribune are due the 15th of November. Please email your submissions to .

Chronic Pain/Illness (CPI) Support Group Time Change: Please note that the meeting time has changed. We will now meet from 10:30 – 11:30 in the Board Room of the Public Library every first and third Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is November 16, please join us, all are welcome.

Vestry Election Information: In whatever method you receive your newsletter you should then have received vestry election information so please be sure to check your email. Please remember those who may vote are (according to Canon 14, sec. 2): “All adult (16 and over) baptized members belonging to the parish, who for three months preceding have been regular worshipers…” If you did not receive vestry election information and you are a member please contact the office at 886-9132. If you need an absentee ballot please come by the office to fill one out by Friday, Nov. 17 no later than 3:45pm. Voting will take place on Sunday, November 19, 2017 during the 3 services.

HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR PLEDGE CARD? Please send it in to the office this week if you have not already done so. And don’t forget - also send in your Time & Talent Form. We have already had a few wonderful people placed in some volunteer positions, and offerings of some talents (such as baking, gardening, carpentry…) that we will use someday! Did you know that you can have the church office automatically withdraw your pledge payments each month from your account so you don’t have to worry about it? See Laurie Clements in the office - and she can help you with this! 

Happening next Sunday
Vestry Election: Voting will take place on Sunday, November 19 during the 3 services.


Upcoming Guest Priest Schedule
November 19 : The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow
Thanksgiving Day & Baptism: The Rev. Ed Covert
November 26: The Rev. Tom Crittenden
December 3: The Rev. John Lane

Pastoral Care Available: Tuesday, Nov. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 22, The Rev. Anne Grizzle will be available for pastoral care by appointment in the afternoon. Please contact her at 713-443-6211 or .

Thanksgiving Day Service: Thursday, November 23 at 9:30am.

The Virginia Haiti Collaborative is grateful t o the dozens and dozens of folks from Trinity, Emmanuel and elsewhere who contributed to the recent Haitian Pig Roast and Chic Street Man concert. Our total income to date is over $10, 800 - a marvelous boost to the solar and bakery projects at Lekol St. Marc in Cerca la Source, Haiti.

Liturgical Calendars: Calendars showing the liturgical colors and saint days are available in the office for $5 each.

Box Tops for Education labels are on many products you use every day. Clip yours and bring them to the collection box located under the Staff mailboxes. This is a very easy way to benefit local schools! Thank you! 
Liturgical Assistants
7:45 am Service
PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. John D. Lane
ALTAR CHAIR : Susanna Larner
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS : Karen Martin, Carrie Tucker
LECTOR: Gail Dunn
USHER: Sue Armstrong
GREETER: Ruth Ward

8:45 am Service
PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. John D. Lane
8:45 ALTAR CHAIR : Lolo Kable
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Judith Owens, NEED SUB please use the online volunteer system to accept this position
LECTOR: Caroline Sheridan
PRAYERS: Linda Mahler
USHERS: Mike and Linda Mahler
GREETERS: Mike and Linda Mahler
MUSICIANS: Steve Carpenter, Glendon Gill, Cindy Hickman, Oakley Pearson, and Bill Wellington

11:00 am Service
PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. John D. Lane
DEACON: The Rev. Anne Grizzle
ALTAR CHAIR : Susanna Larner
CRUCIFER: Davis McKellop
CHOIR CROSS: Melina Fiechtl
TORCH BEARERS: Elaine Boody, Paige McKellop
LECTOR: Rick Chittum
HEAD USHER: Lilchy Huffman
USHERS: Rick Chittum, Nan Gregory, Richard Tankard
GREETER: Kathy Schneiderman
ASSISTANT ORGANIST: Louise Temple-Rosebrook
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