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.
The Parish Picnic:
TODAY 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
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.
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.
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 meet and greet:
Starting Sun., Sept. 17, please come to the Foster Room from 10 to 10:50am.
Sabbatical Reflections for the Congregation
: Sunday, September 17 from 10 to 10:45 deacon Anne Grizzle will present considerations for this sabbatical season at Trinity. Theological reflections on Sabbath will be offered followed by group discussion. Included will be opportunities for the congregation to grow as ministers to one another in Christ as the rector is on Sabbatical. Also Sabbath practices as possibilities for parishioners to also adopt will be offered. Please come.
Praying at the Windows:
One of Trinity’s great resources are its beautiful stained glass windows. For those who wish to spend more time appreciating and praying with them, stay after church Sunday, September 17. Starting at 12:30, an introduction to the windows will be offered over a simple lunch. Then the group will spend 45 minutes at the windows followed by a brief reflection time.
Upcoming Guest Priest Schedule
The Rev. Anne Grizzle (preaching), The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow (presiding)
The Rev. Roger Bowen
The Rev. Dr. John Lane
The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow, Stewardship Sunday
Protestant Prayer Beads Class:
Wed., Sept. 20 at 2pm in McCracken Hall lead by Andrew Akers. Class include kits for you to make a set of prayer beads, brief history of prayer beads in different religions and branches of Christianity, and discussion of how to use them in the way that suits you best. $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.