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What keeps you up at night? Adult Sunday School Class will pick back up in the fall.What topics would you like to see in this series? Please let Jim Manchester, Virginia Gillock or Muffie Newell know!

“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
Program Presenter: Sharon DeBoever, BS., Masters in Educational Psychology, Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association

Emmanuel Centering Prayer Group: meets at 5:30 each Sunday. Typically, we have a 20 minute period of silent prayer followed by a short discussion. Currently we are reading together Cynthia Bourgeault's Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening . You do not have to have a copy of the book, nor do you have to read ahead.  Centering Prayer is simply silent prayer in which we place ourselves in God's presence and rest there. It extends and supports "active" prayer in which we use words to praise, thank, and petition. Many have found Centering Prayer to be a powerful path to experiencing the spirit of God within us. Everyone is welcome to join us in the "Bride's Room" (the small room through the door at the back of the church). If you have questions, Jim Lott (540-290-9136) or Rose Jensen (920-544-7311) will be happy to try to answer them.

August 27 Bulletin Announcements
Food for Allen Chapel’s Pantry: Canned meats, such as chicken and roast beef, will be collected to distribute through the Allen Chapel food pantry program TODAY, August 27.

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. This past month our funds for SACRA have been lower then usual, so any contribution you can make is very much appreciated!

Office changes during carpet installation : When the carpet installation begins on the main floor of the parish house (potentially sometime the week of August 28) the office staff will be either working from home, or will be set up in another area of the Parish House while the offices are being recarpeted. The office voicemail will be regularly updated with any changes to our normal open hours and email updates will go out periodically. Staff will continue to do work as able, your patience is appreciated.

Supply Clergy and Sunday Servers are listed on our website: Once you navigate to this page, please click on “Volunteer Schedule” to see who is serving in the upcoming weeks.

Pastoral Care Available: On Friday, September 1 and Sunday, September 10, The Rev. Anne Grizzle will be available for pastoral care by appointment in the afternoons. Please contact her at 713-443-6211 or

On Labor Day , Monday, September 4, the office will be closed.

Men's Bible Study resumes on Wednesday, 6 September 2017 at 7:30 AM in the Foster Room. We read, study, ponder, and discuss selected books of the Old and New Testaments from September through May. Coffee and sweet or savory treats are provided by the members and coffee by Trinity. We will continue our study of Chronicles with Chapter 22. All men of the parish and elsewhere are welcome. For further information, contact Ray Firehock at 886-5898.

Women’s Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, September 13, at 11:00 am in the Foster Room of the Parish House with a study and discussion of the women in the Bible. Our focus will be what we can learn from these women about friendship and relationships. All women are invited and welcome!

The Parish Picnic will be on Sunday, September 10 after the 10am service. Trinity provides hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Protestant Prayer Beads Class: Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm in McCracken Hall lead by Andrew Akers. The class include kits for you to make a set of prayer beads, brief history of prayer beads in different religions and branches of Christianity, as well as discussion of how to use them in the way that suits you best. Drew has even taught this class to a Methodist church in the Czech Republic. $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.

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 .
Liturgical Assistants
8:00 am Service

PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. Canon Connor Gwin
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Jim Manchester, Grace Rice
LECTOR : Susan Read
USHER: Eric Laser
GREETERS : Ruth Ward

10:00 am Service

PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. Canon Connor Gwin
ALTAR CHAIR : Karen Tate
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER: Frank Babcock, Joe Fiechtl, Tom Howell
CRUCIFER: Cullen Wallace
LECTOR: Tom Fechtel
PRAYERS: Diane Fechtel
USHERS: Carie Buckley, Rick Chittum, Nick MacNeil, Hunter Moss
GREETER:  Ken Monroe
ORGANIST: Louise Temple-Rosebrook
GUEST MUSICIANS: Lois & Clyde Hunter

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