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"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 ctucker59@gmail.com or ca ll 540.230.0787.

The Virginia Haiti Collaborative is grateful to 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.

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.

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 gingerwarrick0@gmail.com or ctucker59@gmail.com .  

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!

Service Flower Deliveries : Each week the flowers from the Sunday services are kindly delivered by our ushers to those who are elderly, homebound, in poor health, or who just need a little “pick me up.” If you know of someone who lives in Staunton and would benefit from receiving our beautiful flowers, please contact Deidre Jones at the Church Office at 886-9132 or communications@trinitystaunton.org .
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Happening TODAY
 
October is Stewardship Month! During this month we are all encouraged to reflect on God’s gifts to us, and how we exercise good stewardship of all our blessings. If you did not receive a pledge packet and you would like to have one, please let the office know at 886-9132 or communications@trinitystaunton.org . Please don’t forget to fill out the Time & Talent form that is included in your packet. If you need one for other members of your family, email Laurie in the office at admin1746@trinitystaunton.org .

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 TODAY the last Sunday of the month .

Happening this week
 
Praying at the Windows: Monday, Oct. 30, 1:30 to 3:00pm Anne Grizzle will offer guidance and quiet time for praying at the beautiful Trinity Windows. Come see how God will meet us in some listening time this All Saints week.

Pastoral Care Available: Today 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 annefgrizzle@gmail.com .

Chronic Pain/Illness Support Group: Meets Thursday, November 2 nd 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 formation@trinitystaunton.org or 255-3152. 

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, Felix Mendelssohn and 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.

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!

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Upcoming Guest Priest Schedule
November 5: The Rev. Roger Bowen
November 12: The Rev. John Lane
November 19 : The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow
Thanksgiving Day: The Rev. Ed Covert
November 26: The Rev. Tom Crittenden

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. 
Liturgical Assistants
7:45 am Service
PRESIDER: The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris
PREACHER: The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris
ALTAR CHAIR : Emily Cochran
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS : Katie Cathey, Sally Mueller
LECTOR: Bill Tate
USHER: Sue Armstrong
GREETER: Ruth Ward

8:45 am Service
PRESIDER: The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris
PREACHER: The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris
8:45 ALTAR CHAIR : Lolo Kable
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: James Cramer, Judith Owens
LECTOR: Will Smoot
PRAYERS: Caroline Sheridan
USHER: Julian Hickman, Sara Hollberg
GREETERS: Sara & Mark Hollberg
MUSICIANS: Steve Carpenter, Glendon Gill, Cindy Hickman, Oakley Pearson, and Bill Wellington

11:00 am Service
PRESIDER: The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris
PREACHER: The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris
ALTAR CHAIR : Emily Cochran
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joe Fiechtl, Lundy Pentz, NEED SUB Please use the online volunteer system to accept this position
CRUCIFER: Nathan Boody
CHOIR CROSS: Melina Fiechtl
TORCH BEARERS: Ben Cason, Janie Malone
LECTOR: Judy Mosedale
PRAYERS: Ellen Pentz
USHERS: Nan Gregory, Lilchy Huffman, Jamie Simmons NEED SUB Please use the online volunteer system to accept this position
GREETER: Joan Wray
ORGANIST & CHOIRMASTER: Virginia Bolena
ASSISTANT ORGANIST: Louise Temple-Rosebrook
GUEST CONDUCTOR: Dr. James Litton
GUEST CHORISTERS: Stuart Hall School Choirs, R. E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Youth Choir
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