Email Only Announcements
Potluck for Peace: Saturday, September 9 from 2 - 5pm at Montgomery Hall Park by the main playground. An afternoon of conversation and community among the diverse people who consider Staunton their home. Please bring your lawn chair and food according to your last name: (A-H brings main dishes; J- R brings sides; s - z brings desserts. Rainy day location is the Booker T. Washington Community Center. Building Bridges for the Greater Good is committed to bringing people together to listen to each other and to foster community healing.

Newtown Neighborhood Block Party: Sept. 9 from 5 - 8pm at the first block of Church street between Beverley and Johnson. Rain location Trinity Church Parish Hall. Please bring a generous side dish, appetizer or dessert to share, plus serving utensil & chair. Homemade barbecue, hot dogs & drinks will be provided.  For information or to help, call Carol Kipp (540.416.4642).

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 communications@trinitystaunton.org .

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." http://chicstreetman.com/ 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 mhaa@ntelos.net .
Program Presenter: Sharon DeBoever, BS., Masters in Educational Psychology, Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association
September 10 Bulletin Announcements
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 annefgrizzle@gmail.com .

Episcopal Response to Hurricane Harvey: Donate to the  Episcopal Diocese of Texas and their relief efforts through  Episcopal Relief and Development (to donate online: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response ) or make your check out to Trinity Episcopal Church with Hurricane Harvey in the memo line. Please continue to pray for the people of Texas as they begin the long process of recovery.

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.

Email October Newsletter article submissions by Sept. 15 to communications@trinitystaunton.org .

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
September 17 : The Rev. Anne Grizzle (preaching), The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow (presiding)
September 24: The Rev. Roger Bowen
October 1: The Rev. Dr. John Lane
October 8: 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 lindatmarsh@gmail.com 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 Rev. Ed Covert
ALTAR CHAIR : Susanna Larner
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS : Katie Cathey, Carrie Tucker
LECTOR : Karen Martin
USHER: Ruth Ward
GREETERS : Doris Goode


10:00 am Service

PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. Ed Covert
ALTAR CHAIR : Susanna Larner
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER: Frank Babcock, Joe Fiechtl, Grace Rice
CRUCIFER: Mackenzie Deitz
LECTOR: Lee Beam
PRAYERS: Caroline Sheridan
USHERS: Carie Buckley, Zeb and Shannon Riley, Wayt Timberlake
GREETER:  Pat Clark
ORGANIST: Louise Temple-Rosebrook
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