eMessenger  | March 11, 2018
Trinity Episcopal Church - eMessenger
SNAPSHOTS FROM FEB. 28 LENTEN SERVICE AT TRINITY
Speaker: The Rev. Dr. John Yieh
Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Mar.11 - 5:30 p.m. Rt. II Holy Eucharist - Come As You Are - Sanctuary
Mar. 12 - NO Women's Bible Study this week
Mar. 12 - 5:30 p.m. Youth Group Experiential Journey - The Blue Room
Mar.13 - 10:00 a.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist - The Meridian
Mar. 14 - 6:00 p.m. Lenten Service, Dinner, Speaker at Grace Episcopal Church
Mar. 16 - 8:00 p.m. - Recital by Organist Clayton Roberts - Sanctuary
Mar. 17 - St. Patrick's Day
Mar. 21 - 10:00 a.m. Daughters of the King - Kelso Library
Mar. 22 - 4:45 p.m. SafeGuarding God's Children Class - Kelso Library
Calendar
CALENDAR PLANNING

With Eaton Hall out of commission, it is crucial that we know the  dates and time(s)  required for all church groups and activities. We will do our best to schedule accommodations in the Kelso Library. All committee chairs or group leaders, please provide the office with meeting requests just as soon as possible. It is suggested that your plans extend through at least part of 2018.
MISSING SOMETHING?
Our collection of umbrellas is multiplying. Please check the Narthex, vesting rooms, Sacristy and church office to retrieve your lost items. We also have a lovely white lady’s cardigan that was found two weeks ago and is in the church office.
SECURITY NOTE: NO ENTRY TO BALCONY OR BELL TOWER
The church is responsible for all activities within the property.
We request that no one enter the balcony or bell tower or permit children or scouts in these areas. Thank you for your observance of this security request
ORGAN RECITAL - MARCH 16TH
Organist Clayton Roberts will present a recital on Friday March 16 at 8:00 P.M. at Trinity Episcopal Church. He has a Masters in Organ from the University of Houston and is the organist at St. John Vianney Catholic church in Houston where a new Austin Organ has recently been installed. The organ here at Trinity was the inspiration that propelled them to choose Austin to build their new organ.

THE GOOD BOOK CLUB
                      
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Read the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts.
Daily Reading for Lent-Easter 2018

4th Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 11 --- Luke 15:1-10
Monday March 12 --- Luke 15:11-32
Tuesday, March 13 --- Luke 16:1-18
Wednesday, March 14 --- Luke 16:19-31
Thursday, March 15 - Luke 17:1-10
Friday, March 16 --- Luke 17:11-37
Saturday, March 17 --- Luke 18:1-17



Christian Formation/
Adult Sunday School
on the Sundays in Lent
The class will be a facilitated 6-week journey and reflection on
Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John.
9:00-10:15 a.m., Sundays
in the TES Spanish Classroom

GODLY PLAY
Children's Sunday School / Nursery
Bring your children & friends 10:15am
Church starts 10:30am; Parents go and enjoy!
The children will have a lesson, enjoy snacks & crafts, and return to you in the
Service at the Peace!
(Nursery staffed 8:00am - 12 noon)
Can YOU teach or help any Sunday this Fall? 
Email me your availability ~ You will receive more than you give!
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SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN CLASS
Thursday, March 22, 4:45 pm in Kelso Library
Presenter, Danielle Alvarado 

Want to be a part of Trinity’s growing Children’s Ministry? Volunteer in Godly Play, Nursery, Vacation Bible School or any aspect of Trinity School Activities? The Diocese requires all adultsvolunteering or working with children to attend  a Safeguarding class prior to the activity. The certification lasts 5 years, then can be renewed online.
If you plan to take the class, the process must start this week as an online registration must be completed prior to entering the class.   
     Hurry and contact Kelli at kacaosta@tesgalv.org.

THANKS TO VIC MATTHEWS!
Trinity extends special gratitude to Vic Matthews (brother of Dotsy Balentine) for donating   the hot pasta alfredo and garlic bread for our Lenten Dinner last week. It was a treat for all! Be sure to dine at his restaurant, New York Pizzaria,at 1660 FM 646 in League City for a tempting and varied Italian menu!
    Applause for Dotsy, too, for suggesting to ECW this convenient way to feed a crowd. You are so clever!
The ECW team again hosted the remainder of the meal, dessert, set up and clean up. Thank you for the feast and your dedication!
2018 LENTEN SERVICES, LECTURES AND DINNERS
What does it mean to be made in the image of God?
 
March 14
   Grace Episcopal Church, 1115- 36 th Street
  Benedictines, Father Peter Funk and Brother Michael Gallagher
 
March 21 st
  St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, 1410-41 st Street
  Network of Biblical Storytellers (International) member,
  Kathy Culmer
 
Each of our distinguished speakers will share from their own perspective about what it means to be made in God’s image.
 
We begin with worship at 6:00 p.m., followed by a light dinner provided by the hosting congregation, and at approximately 7:15 our speaker begins. We will finish by 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday.
Please come and worship, learn, and welcome our honored guests!
Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday Services
8:00 am  – Rite I Holy Eucharist
   10:30 am – Rite II Holy Eucharist, Live Donkey, music and choir
   5:30 pm  – Rite II Holy Eucharist

 Monday – March 26   
7:00 pm     Holy Eucharist Rite II

Tuesday – March 27    
7:00 pm     Holy Eucharist Rite II

Wednesday – March 28   
7:00 pm     Holy Eucharist Rite II

Maundy Thursday – March 29
6:00 pm – Agape Meal in DOWNSTAIRS EATON HALL
7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Liturgy
(with foot washing) in Sanctuary

Good Friday – March 30
11:00 am – Stations of the Cross outside, involves some walking
12 Noon – Good Friday Liturgy in the sanctuary
6:00 pm   – Stations of the Cross on the cloister (accessible)

Saturday - March 31
6:00 pm – Great Vigil of Easter on the beach
(on 21 st East of Murdoch’s)
Baptism in the Gulf of Mexico
(Anyone is welcome to be Baptized – Please contact the church office 409-765-6317)
Holy Eucharist Rite II – Make S’mores
                         
Easter Sunday – April 1
8:00 am  – Rite I Holy Eucharist
 10:00 am – Easter egg hunt, Children’s Flowering of the Cross
 10:30 am – Holy Eucharist Rite II – Music and choir
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM

MARCH 31 – 6:00 P.M. - EASTER VIGIL BAPTISM
IN THE GULF OF MEXICO ON THE EAST SIDE OF MURDOCH’S
Conducted by The Reverend Susan Kennard &
The Reverend Ed Thompson
Followed by making S’mores on the beach
 
APRIL 8 – 10:30 A.M. - SERVICE IN THE SANCTUARY
Conducted by The Reverend Susan Kennard
                                                
 OR
 
    MAY 27 – 10:30 A.M. SERVICE IN THE SANCTUARY
Conducted by The Rt. Reverend C. Andy Doyle
 
Please contact the church office at 409.765.6317 or
Rev. Susan if you, or any one you know, would like to
receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism on any of the above dates.
No age guidelines for this sacrament. 
Easter Sunday marks our largest church attendance of both adults and children. One reason is our traditional and festive Easter Egg Hunt on the Garth. We are asking that our parishioners please donate some plastic eggs with a little prize, pennies, or wrapped candy inside. Egg donations can be left at the Church office between 10 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, or bring them to church on Sunday! This is such a memorable event, so be sure to bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and of course, your camera. 
EASTER MUSIC DONATIONS

Trinity prides itself on hosting the area’s finest musicians and soloists at Easter time and, as a result, our Easter services are always memorable family events. Donations in honor or memory of loved ones maintain this tradition year after year.

If you would like to make a donation for Easter music, please make your check payable to Trinity Episcopal Church and write “Easter Music” on the memo line so that your contribution will be properly recorded. 

Your contribution and dedications must be received in the Church office by Monday, March 26 , 2018 to be included in the service leaflets. See the insert in Sunday's bulletin to complete your donation.

EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS

Easter lilies and other floral decorations are always an integral part of our beautiful Easter services. Donations in honor or memory of loved ones maintain this tradition year after year.  

If you would like to make a contribution for Easter flowers, please make your check payable to Trinity Episcopal Church and write “Easter Flowers” on the memo line so that your contribution will be properly recorded. 

Your contribution and dedications must be received in the Church office by Monday, March 26, 2018 to be included in the service leaflets. See the insert in Sunday's bulletin to complete your donation.


SAVE THE DATES!
VBS @ TEC June 4-8th 

Monday through Friday,
9:00am-12:00 noon
4 year olds through 5th grade!

Contact Danielle Alvarado for information
YOUNG WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
No meeting on March 12, 2018

Mondays 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 pm. in the Kelso Library

Matthew: A 12-Week Study

By  Drew Hunter , General Editor  J. I. Packer , Series edited by  Dane C. Ortlund Lane T. Dennis

The book of Matthew paints a powerful portrait of Jesus as Israel’s long-awaited Messiah, the one who would bring God’s kingdom to earth and fulfill his promises to his people.
Leading readers through this hope-filled book, this guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion—inviting us to encounter God’s one and only Son: Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
Over the course of 12 weeks, these studies explore books of the Bible and:

  • Ask thoughtful questions to spur discussion
  • Show how each passage unveils the gospel
  • Tie the text in with the whole story of Scripture
  • Illuminate the doctrines taught in each passage
  • Invite you to discover practical implications
  • Help you better understand and apply God’s Word

Part of the  Knowing the Bible  series.

Contact Danielle Alvarado at:  dalvarado@trintygalv.org  to join the group. 
Ironman 70.3 Texas will be in Galveston Thursday April 5, and departing Monday, April 9 th and they are looking for families that can host a professional triathlete. If you or someone you know would like to host an athlete, please contact Mike Alvarado at mike@mikealvarado.com  or 409.996.8614. The athletes are very gracious, appreciative, and house trained. We currently have 5 athletes from various countries including one former summer Olympian looking for a host. We have one parishioner who hosts yearly. Can you help?
CALLING ALL GRADUATES
Traditionally we honor our high school graduates at the 10:30 am service on a Sunday close to the end of the school year. We present them with a monogrammed Leather Book of Common Prayer to start them on their next step in life and to let them know they are in our prayers.
 
If you or someone in your household is a member of Trinity and will be graduating high school or college, please contact the church office to provide the graduate’s full name. We would also like to know about their future plans, ie. what college do they plan to attend, what is their planned major, are they going to a special job, or in the military? 
 
We will also list the names of our Trinity School graduates and where they plan to continue their studies.
 
Please provide the information by the end of April to allow time for monogramming the books and collecting the information for the leaflet.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Mar. 11 - Ansley Pistone
Mar. 13 - Betty Schroeder
Mar. 14 - Robert Hern
Mar. 15 - Isabella Alvarado
Mar. 16 - Sid Farmer, III
Mar. 16 - Robert Pagan
GOSPELS & SERMONS
Missed church on Sunday? Want to listen again to a past Gospel or Sermon?
Now you can! When available, we'll try to post links to Sound Cloud of each week's
Gospel and Sermon. (taped during 10:30 am service each week)

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from March 4, 2018

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from February 25, 2018

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from February 18, 2018

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from February 4, 2018


The Reverend Susan Kennard
Rector - Trinity Episcopal Church
The Reverend Edward Thompson
Associate Rector - Trinity Episcopal Church
The Reverend Douglas Tucker
Assisting Priest - Trinity Episcopal Church
“The Healing Is in the Looking.”

I believe it is here from this pulpit that I have on at least on occasion expressed my disgust of those slithering serpents – how I am petrified at the sight of a snake! So, I am aghast to read this story in Holy Scripture, of Moses and the people of Israel through a desert or wilderness on their way out of Egypt to the Promised Land, when suddenly snakes appear and start to bite them. But that is not the most ghastly part of the story: as the people are bitten and are dying, God tells Moses to hoist a snake, what some now call a caduceus , and they will live once they look up at the snake hoisted on the pole. Wait, what? Look at the very thing that is the cause of my discomfort, illness and death?

In the Gospel reading, Jesus in conversation with Nicodemus references that story as a way to explain God’s love for humankind and the salvation offered through Jesus. Put another way, in the person of Jesus, God became flesh to stand with us in the snaky places, to heal us, to make us alive, and lift us to the heavenly places.
In Christ:
·        The place of fear becomes the place of courage.
·        The place of sin becomes the place of forgiveness.
·        The place of wounding becomes the place of healing.
·        The place of falling down becomes the place of rising up.
·        The place of death becomes the place of life.

The very things that destroy life in the human world are, in God’s world, the instruments of healing and salvation. In God’s world the cure for snakes is a snake, the cure for human life is God’s incarnate life, and the cure for death is, well death.

But first, we must be willing to look into those deep, unpleasant places of our lives. Often, there is where we find Jesus, waiting to heal us, to remake us, to help us live again.

– Father Ed
  WILLIAM TEMPLE CENTER (WILLIE T'S)
An Episcopal Ministry to College and UTMB Students
Larissa Botik, Executive Director
(409) 599.1457 or wtecgalveston@gmail.com   
We welcome dessert donations or if you would like to volunteer, call me at 409.599.1457 or wtecgalveston@gmail.com.

WILLIAM TEMPLE EPISCOPAL CENTER
Still Feeding and Serving 100 Students per Week

Most students are Christians who observe Lent but for others it brings love and liturgy to them. Thus, in Lent we offer a devotional book to students as well as a standing invitation to all services. William Temple “Willie T’s” could use a weekly Sam’s shopper, and a driver on Wednesdays to pick up students and take them back home. Contact Larissa Botik if you can help. 409-599-1457.

Larissa Botik, Executive Director, William Temple Foundation.           
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Weekly news from Trinity Episcopal School

Click Here for the weekly Monday Message from
Mark Ravelli / Head of School.

Click Here for the Week at a Glance Calendar.

Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with church partners after disasters, equipping them to meet needs of those most vulnerable in their communities. Currently, our staff is responding to areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and watching developing tropical storms. Because of our strong diocesan partnerships, Episcopal Relief & Development is ready to assist in the recovery of the impacted areas for as long as necessary. You can help provide critical relief to affected communities by donating to our Hurricane Relief Fund. To donate and read the latest updates, visit   episcopalrelief.org/irma
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Carl Haglund, Sissy Howell and Betty Pulkingham

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Craig Morgan, Stephanie Ramos, Cheryl Kelly-Webster, Peaches Kempner, Peggy McMullen, Helen Appelburg, Chase and Keaton Adams, Vivian and Clark Hall, Genie Tavener Rolfe, Bill Macdonald, Lillian Mayes, Jim Atchley, Mike Ellis, Steve Boling, Kevin Godleski, Jerry Cooper, Mary Cooper, Robert Bauder, Jeffery Horn, JBJ, Guy Griffith, Robert, Hutchins, David Edwards, Elizabeth Stamile, Karen Rudenberg, Belva Funke, Louise Campbell, Betty Schroeder, Leta and Joe Higgins, Will Blackshear, Joe Vance, Dan Vaughn, Frances Townsend, Mindy Bollinger, Margaret Lee,
 Phillip Head, Billy Garrison, Daryl Wilson, Rose Farmer and Kyle Brown   
We are updating our prayer list. Please notify the office if your loved
ones and/or friends have recovered or need to remain on the prayer list.

PRAYERS FOR THOSE IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE
John R. Kelley, Jarrod Johnson, John Wilkinson, Bo Lollar, John Kelso, Jr., David Middleton
and Nick Toombs .
  ALTAR FLOWERS
During Lent there are no Altar Flowers
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

March 11, 2018
LEADERS IN SUNDAY'S LITURGY

8:00 a.m. – Rite I

Lector / Worship Leader --- Susan Duif

Eucharistic Minister --- Susan Duif

Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson

Celebrant --- The Reverend Douglas Tucker

Altar Guild --- Nancy Boling and Bill Kennard

Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich

9:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School
Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

10:15 a.m. – Godly Play

10:30 a.m. – Rite II with Music and Choir

Music Director --- Ronald Wyatt

Current Choir
Isaias Degollado, Gretchen Lindquist,
Gayle Monsour, Edgar Moore, Bill Noble, Joanna Thompson,
Mary Townsend, Cheryl Tucker, Patty Wood

Prelude --- Meditation: Love Unknown --- Francis Jackson

Hymns --- 145, 691, 142

1st Lesson --- Numbers 21:4-9 --- Chris Thomas

Psalm --- 107:1-3, 17-22

2nd Lesson --- Ephesians 2:1-10 --- Nancy Polk

Gospel --- John 3:14-21

Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson

Offertory --- The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee --- Theron Kirk

Celebrant --- The Reverend Douglas Tucker

Deacon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Eucharistic Ministers --- Chuck Dean and Nancy Polk

Communion --- God So Loved the World --- John Stainer

Postlude --- O Lamb of God --- Johann Pachelbel

Usher Team II
Kathy VanDewalli, Team Leader
Keith and Shannon Davis, David Henderson, Bill Leopold,
Paul and Olivia Selman, Mary Lou Shuffler, John VanDewalli

Altar Guild Weekday --- Nancy Boling

Altar Guild Sunday
Jacque Ellis, Bill Kennard, Melanie Noble

Acolytes
All Acolytes are requested to serve.
Christopher Perkins– Sr. Acolyte
Nathan Andrews, Gabbi Beebe, Peyton Botik, Preston Botik,
Jane Charpentier, Camryn Davis, Nathan Fiegel, Kaylee Fortune
Sam Fountain, Tyler Garcia, Heidi Haglund, Hunter Haglund, Peyton Heinze,
Caroline Neblett, Max Patane, Elizabeth Pennington, Spencer Petty, Mary Katherine Piel
Ava Rawlins, Ashley Stanger, Gia Viggiano

Godly Play --- Danielle Alvarado, Linda Alvarado and Kay Perkins

Youth Group --- Larissa Botik, Jennifer Haglund and Peyton Heinze

E-Messenger --- Kathy VanDewalli

Newcomers/Visitors Ministry --- Carolyn Speich

William Temple Ministry --- Larissa Botik
2018 VESTRY
The Reverend Susan Kennard, Dan Freeman, Susan Duif, Ann Anderson, Senior Warden John Speich, Walter Meyer, Jerry Jackson, Carolyn Clyburn, Maurine Nichols, Eileen Hall, Calvin Buckley, Eugenia Campbell and Laura Hughes McDermott.
Galveston, How May We Pray For You?
Galveston’s Episcopal Church Community is sponsoring an online prayer outreach and a series
of in-person gatherings for the sole/soul
purpose of prayer.

E-mail Rev. Susan with prayer requests or
Join us in person on Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
At MOD Coffeehouse Conference Room - 2126 Postoffice Street
Responses will be within 24 hours.
The Episcopal Church Community of Galveston, Texas

Trinity Directory
UPDATES FOR THE PARISH DIRECTORY. 

IF YOU HAVE CONTACT INFORMATION TO UPDATE OR IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY JOINED TRINITY WE WANT TO INCLUDE YOU. PLEASE PICK UP A FORM IN THE NARTHEX, COMPLETE AND DROP IT IN THE DESIGNATED BOX. IF YOU HAVE A PHOTO TO INCLUDE JUST DROP IT BY THE OFFICE OR EMAIL TO INFO@TRINITYGALV.ORG.
PASTORAL CARE
For Pastoral Care please contact
The Rev. Susan Kennard
at 979-248-7849 or
The Rev. Doug Tucker
at 409-539-5079 or
409-370-5010
For pastoral care or emergency,
please contact
The Rev. Susan Kennard
SERVICES AT THE MERIDIAN 

Reverend Susan Kennard conducts a Eucharistic service at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at The Meridian on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Families and friends of residents are welcome to join the group regardless of denomination.
In addition, Rev. Susan has been playing some of the residents' favorite songs on her guitar accompanied by Mr. Wyatt on an electric organ.
PARKING LOT USE

Trinity is privileged to be permitted use of the  fenced parking lot across the street for weekly services and, with approval, for our special events. However, by owner’s terms, cars must leave the lot soon after services, lunches, weddings and funerals or risk being locked in behind the fence. We  certainly encourage use of the parking lot, but caution those planning lunch or other offsite  activities to please park elsewhere after church sponsored events. Thank you for helping us to  be good neighbors with the new owners. 
TREASURER’S REPORT
Year to Date Totals as of Dec. 31, 2017

Total Revenue                          $639,107
Tranfers from Reserves                  $36,249
Investment Earnings Used in Operations   $ 59,103
Less Total Expenses                     ($747,148)
Net Total Revenue(Deficit)               ( $ 12,689)
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