eMessenger  | May 13, 2018
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Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Calendar
5/13 - 5:30 pm - Rite II Holy Eucharist - Come As You Are - Sanctuary
5/14 - 5:30 pm - Women’s Bible Study - Kelso Library
5/15 - 5:30 pm - Finance Committee - Kelso Library
5/16 - 10:00 am - Daughter's of the King - Kelso Library
5/19 - 9:00 am - Confirmation Class - Eaton Hall
5/19 - 7:00 pm - Young Professionals & Families Bowling - meet at Church (bowling at Texas City AMF lanes)
5/20 - 11:45 am - Parish Fair - Eaton Hall
5/27 - 10:30 am - Baptism and Confirmation in the Sanctuary by Bishop C. Andy Doyle
5/27 - 4:00 pm - Wedding of Bart Adriance and Deborah Kollar - Sanctuary

Coffee and refreshments now available in downstairs Eaton Hall following morning services!
GENERAL CONVENTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The Diocese of Texas needs to fill 600 additional shifts at the Episcopal Church’s General Convention, July 5-13 in Austin. Please sign up directly at http://bit.ly/GenConReg2018 or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/general.convention.2018.volunteers. Come and help show the rest of the Church our Texas hospitality. You can sign up for one or more shifts – whatever most fits your schedule. 
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
May 14 - Grant Buergler
May 16 - Karl Anderson
May 16 - Edward Patterson
May 16 - Chase Adams
May 17 - Carol Malloy
May 18 - Anne Charpentier

SAM FOUNTAIN, YOUNG ENTREPENEUR:   It’s all about Location, Location !

On May 5, Trinity’s young entrepreneur, Sam Fountain and Kaylie Owens teamed up for Lemonade Day and staked out a prime spot at the cruise ship terminal #2, even providing curbside delivery. The business partners earned $440. Sam put half his earnings in savings and half went to the Galveston Island Humane Society. Great job! Trinity is proud of you!    


Congratulations to the Newest Inductees Into the National Junior Honor Society at TES.


Top Row
*Maddy Pattillo (8th)
Kari Nance (7th)
Nicolo Garofalo (7th)
Asia Suayan (7th)
 
2nd Row
*Vashed Thompson (8th)
Anna Xia Lyons (7th)
Emily Cook (7th)
Hailey Wisner (7th)
 
Bottom row
Austin Gabriel (7th)
*Bella Alvarado (7th)
Anna Shepherd (8th)

*Members of Trinity Church



THE GOOD BOOK CLUB
                      
Join Episcopalians around the world
on a great journey.

Read the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts.
Daily Reading

Sunday, May 13 --- Acts 21:27- 22:20
Monday, May 14 --- Acts 22:30-23:11
Tuesday, May 15 --- Acts 23:12-35
Wednesday, May 16 --- Acts 24:1-27
Thursday, May 17 --- Acts 25:1-22
Friday, May 18 --- Acts 25:23-26:32
Saturday, May 19 --- Acts 27:13-28:44

9:00 am - 10:15 am in Eaton Hall (downstairs)
Presentation on Liberia
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL - MAY 13TH

Adult Sunday School next Sunday (May 13) will feature a presentation by Father Ed Thompson on the Thompsons’ native LIBERIA, with highlights on their recent trip there for the burial of Father Ed’s mother. The presentation will be on the history and culture of the country, including Liberia’s unique connection to the United States. All are welcome. Sunday School starts at 9:30am
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!
Godly Play Logo

THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES GROUP
IS GOING BOWLING SATURDAY, MAY 19
JOIN US!
Meet in front of the church at 7:00 pm and caravan to
AMF STAR LANES (2304 Palmer Hwy., Texas City.
Contact Jen Kelso for information or questions
409.795.8446 or jmkelso@swbell.net
Save the Date!
FEAST DAY OF PENTECOST – MAY 20
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH MINISTRY FAIR

Come join us--walk through the beautiful downstairs Eaton Hall and   learn about all of the various ministries and programs of our fabulous congregation. You might have a calling to serve that you don’t even know about or understand! You may be seeking fellowship, or friendship or an opportunity to volunteer. Come and find out!

WHERE:    Downstairs Eaton Hall
WHEN:     After the 8:00 am service - donuts & coffee
After the 10:30 am service - progressive lunch
After the 5:30 pm service - wine & cheese
WHO:    Everybody
WHAT ELSE:    Supervised playground activities, face painting, snow cone truck, and sidewalk chalk. Be there or be square!


THE BISHOP IS COMING ON 
MAY 27 TO ADMINISTER
BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION

Bishop Andy Doyle will be at Trinity on Sunday, May 27 at the 10:30 a.m. service to administer the sacraments of Confirmation and Baptism.

CONFIRMATION (Middle School – Adult)
We will be offering Confirmation preparation at two different
times for anyone interested in making this journey with us:
 
9-3:30  Saturday, May 12 (lunch and child care provided)
9-3:30  Saturday, May 19 (lunch and child care provided)

Or you can do the morning of one and the afternoon of another.

If these times don’t work out, let me know and we can look at alternatives. We will be learning about the Bible, about the long and interesting history of the Christian faith, and about our particular denomination, the Episcopal Church. What makes us different? What do we believe? Come with an inquiring mind and spirit, come with your questions, join us for the adventure.

BAPTISM
Anyone of any age who has not been baptized or has a child that you would like to have baptized, please register with the church office and complete the application form as soon as possible.

Any questions or to sign up contact Rev. Susan Kennard at 409.765.6317 or susankennard@sbcglobal.net or Rev. Ed Thompson at associate @trinitygalv.org


 Please contact the church office at 409.765.6317 or info@trinitygalv.org to register and to complete the required paper work as soon as possible.
2018 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 4-8, 2018 | 9am – Noon in Eaton Hall
Ages 4 years through 5 th grade | $10 per child
Registration forms are in the Narthex and Church office
                                                                    
A-RRRR YOU READY TO HELP VBS?
THE VBS SUPPLY LIST IS POSTED IN EATON HALL WITH NEW ITEMS EACH WEEK
  Please stop by and select a few fish that have small items listed that are needed for Bible School. Monetary donations accepted.
           
Small fish and animals that will fit in the small water bottles
    8 – Cases of small water bottles  
   4 – Bags of brown or white rice  
   3 – Blue Mio drink mix
   6 – Blue plastic table clothes (one person need not provide all)
   3 – Bags of colorful shells that will fit in small water bottles
   2 – Spray cans of brown, and 2 spray cans of gray paint
   1 – Medium size inflatable kids swimming pool
   8 – approximately 4” sponges

       
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 Adults and Junior Leaders entering 6 th grade through high school


VBS is looking for volunteers!
Please contact Danielle at dalvarado@trinitygalv.org
if you can help!
YOUNG WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

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. 
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)
Editors Note: We've had a glitch in sermon recordings - but should be back on track soon!

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from April 15, 2018

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from Easter, April 1, 2018

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from Good Friday

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from March 29, 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
  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 UTMB Students Every Week    
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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
Trinity is happy to announce the formation of a
LGBTQ Social Group
for all who are interested (especially Episcopalians.)
For further details please contact:
 Calvin Buckley at 713.624.0453 or ceb1905@sbcgobal.net  or
Rev. Susan Kennard at 409.765.6317, susankennard@sbcglobal.net

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH (AND OTHERS)
LGBTQ SOCIAL GROUP MISSION STATEMENT
 
It is our mission to provide an inclusive environment for Galveston’s Episcopalian LGBTQ Community (and others; their spouses, friends, those of other denominations and all LGBTQ individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression) to gather for fellowship in a social environment that fosters the opportunity to meet new people, offer support and network as well as participate in cultural events of interest to all who choose to come.
We will be meeting in the homes of those who choose to join the fellowship.
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Bill Macdonald, Ellen Parkey, Frank Fotony, Martha Cuenod, Carl Haglund, Sissy Howell, Mike Ellis, Gary Herd, George Jones and Leslie Saunders

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Sissy Howell, Stephanie Ramos, Cheryl Kelly-Webster, Peaches Kempner, Peggy McMullen, Chase and Keaton Adams, Genie Tavener Rolfe, Lillian Mayes, Jim Atchley, 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
The Altar Flowers today are given to the Glory of God
and in tribute to all mothers, especially
The Reverend Susan Kennard and Sarah Kennard Wright,
and in loving memory of
Joyce Johnson and Ruth Kennard,
Ernestine W. Blythe, Vera M. Blythe, Emily G. Wisrodt,
Mary L. Edwards and Ruby V. Selman
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
May 13, 2018
LEADERS IN SUNDAY'S LITURGY

8:00 a.m. – Rite I

Lector --- Claudia Stein

Worship Leader --- Claudia Stein

Eucharistic Minister --- Bill Kennard

Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson

Altar Guild --- Nancy Boling and Bill Kennard

Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich

9:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School - Eaton Hall Downstairs
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IN EATON HALL
Reverend Thompson will speak on his recent trip to Liberia

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 --- Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise --- David Briggs

Hymns --- 215, 483, 494

1st Lesson ---Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 --- Jo Ann Ware

2nd Lesson --- 1 John 5:9-13 --- Elaine Culver

Gospel --- John 15:9-17

Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Offertory --- Christ the Lord is King --- Raymond Weidner

Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson

Eucharistic Ministers --- Alison Barker and John Speich

Communion --- O Lord Most High --- Percy Buck

Postlude --- Today God's Son Triumphs --- J.S. Bach

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

Altar Guild Weekday --- Nancy Boling

Altar Guild Sunday
Jacque Ellis, Bill Kennard and 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.
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 Mar. 31, 2018

Total Revenue                          $220,597
Tranfers from Reserves                  $0
Investment Earnings Used in Operations   $ 1,800
Less Total Expenses                     ($196,676)
Net Total Revenue(Deficit)             $ 25,721
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ATTENDANCE

May 6 - 185
April 29 - 177
April 22 - 188
April 15 - 150
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