eMessenger  | November 12, 2017
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TONIGHT - 7:30 pm!
7:30 pm - Performance by the Houston Children’s Chorus
Directed by Stephen Roddy
8:00 pm - Pipe Organ Extravaganza and Carol Singing

$10.00 per ticket
Tickets are available at the door
Thee Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice or 765-1894
or online by clicking HERE

Due to ongoing construction in Eaton Hall, we are unable to host our traditional reception following the Pipe Organ Extravaganza; however, bags of shortbread and ginger bread cookies will be distributed as the audience exits the church. Please see the enclosed sign-up form to help with this baking, packaging and distribution for this special event.
Food Collection for St. Vincent's
THIS SUNDAY - FOOD SUNDAY
 
PLEASE DONATE POP TOP CANS OF VIENNA SAUSAGE, INDIVIDUAL PACKS OF CHICKEN/TUNA IN ZIP TOP POUCHES, PEANUT BUTTER CRACKERS, CEREAL, FRUIT CUPS AND COOKIES

IN CONJUNCTION WITH GALVESTON’S WEEKEND
OF DICKENS ON THE STRAND
Queen Victoria has requested to worship at Trinity’s 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, December 3 . Her Highness will be in full royal attire to continue her appearance at Dickens on the Strand. So breakout the crown jewels and Victorian costumes and join us for this third royal appearance. Be ready for photographs! Following the service, the Queen will pose with parishioners and/or children wishing to have a photograph with the Royals. They will make great Christmas cards. God, Save The Queen! Yes, Ron will play it.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Dec. 3 - 5:30 p.m. Rt. II Holy Eucharist - Come As You Are - Sanctuary
Dec. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Young Women's Beth Moore Bible Study - Kelso Library
Dec. 6 - 10:00 a.m. Daughters of the King Meeting - Kelso Library
Dec. 7 - 5:30 p.m. - Feast of St. Nicholas/Ornament making - TES Lunchroom
Dec. 8 - 7:00 p.m. - December Supper Club - The Meridian Community Center
Dec. 10 - 4:00 p.m. - Advent Pilgrimage starting at First Lutheran Church
Dec. 17 - After 10:30 a.m. service - Assemble Boxes for Seafarers - 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 January 2018.
December Supper Club
All our Adults are invited
Friday, December 8, 2017
7:00 pm – The Meridian Community Room
Please bring a main dish,
appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert to share.
BYOB

Call Judy Giovannini for further details,
RSVP and coordinate dishes. 409-744-2399


ALL ARE INVITED
(Friends and family, too)

TO CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF
 ST. NICHOLAS
Hosted by Trinity Church
and the TES PTO

Thursday, December 7, 5:30 p.m.
In the TES Lunchroom

Chick-fil-A Dinner Wraps and Nuggets Provided
Please bring a dessert to share, if you can.
Come make ornaments and decorate cookies and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.
ADVENT PILGRIMAGE

Plan now to join our annual Advent Pilgrimage to Galveston’s Historic Downtown Churches (A van will be available for those in need of assistance between churches)
4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 10, beginning at

     1) First Lutheran Church - 25 th and Winnie
     2)  First Presbyterian Church - 19 th and Church
     3)  St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral Basilica - 21 st and Church
      4)  First Baptist Church - 23 rd and Sealy
      5)  Trinity Episcopal Church - 22 nd and Winnie

Bring your friends and family to follow the Advent cross, to hear an
Advent reading and sing two carols before walking together to the next church.

At the conclusion of the pilgrimage, all participants are invited to a fellowship reception hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church in the Moody Activity Center.  
Christmas
THE MEANING OF ADVENT

Advent comes from the Latin word “adventus” which means “coming” or “arrival” and begins four Sundays before Christmas. It is a season of spiritual preparation and penance in anticipation of Christ’s final return.

The liturgical color during this period is purple. The Advent wreath with four candles is a popular symbol of the season; three purple or blue and one pink which is lit on the 3 rd Sunday to remind people to rejoice in the Lord. As a whole, the candles represent the coming of the light of Christ into the world. 

CHILDREN’S LIVE NATIVITY – CHRISTMAS EVE
4:30 pm - All children wanting to participate, be at the Chapel
                 where costumes will be provided/slipped on over clothes.
5:00 pm - Nativity Scene with Characters and Animals on the Garth
5:30 pm - Family Service, children will be seated in the back of the
                church and process in costume from the back of the church
              to the altar during the Gospel.
All children, including visitors, whether in the Live Nativity or not, will be given a star to bring to the altar during one of the hymns.

We need 6 Youth (6 th grade and up) to volunteer to read the Liturgy for Christmas Eve. Contact Danielle Alvarado if you would like to participate in any part of this event. Nursery Provided 4:30-7:00 pm.
ADOPT-AN-ANGEL
IN THE NARTHEX THIS SUNDAY

ONE ANGEL AND ONE GIFT CARD REMAIN FOR ADOPTION

All gifts should be wrapped and angel tags securely attached and returned to the church office or by Sunday, December 10.

If you are unable to shop, but would like to participate, please write a check to Trinity Church with “Adopt-A-Family” on the memo line and the ECW will purchase and wrap gifts or purchase gift cards for you. Thank you for being an angel in Trinity’s outreach program for the community.
YOUTH GROUP PROJECT
BROWNIE INGREDIENTS IN A MASON JAR

Our Youth Group is selling their “heavenly brownies” for holiday gift giving. Pick up some extra jars for your friends and neighbors, hairdresser, mail man, baby sitter, car pool moms and a few for those unexpected guests. Each jar is $10.00 and is a fund raiser for the Youth Group’s summer Missionpalooza trip.

IT'S ALL ABOUT FAMILY!
David and Rebecca Hughes with granddaughters Sasha Jaworski and Cresson Wilson
visiting from England.
   ADULT EDUCATION
9:30 A.M. SUNDAYS IN THE FIRST TES CLASSROMM PAST KELSO LIBRARY
Help yourself to doughnuts and coffee and pull up a chair.
Nov. 26 - Advent:   BECOMING BELOVED COMMUNITY -
Presenter Father Ed Thompson
“Becoming Beloved Community represents not so much a set of programs as a journey, a set of interrelated commitments around which Episcopalians may organize our many efforts to respond to racial injustice and grow a community of reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers.” This is difficult work. But we can do it. It’s about listening and sharing. It is about God. Please join us to begin this vital conversation. Hard copies of a summary will be available in the narthex and the parish office. You may access resources at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/resources-racial-reconcilation-and-justice.
ASSOCIATE’S CORNER: ADVENT CONSPIRACY

Somehow we believe that marketing and spending is the best way to express love. This combined with our mindset of “more must be better” is consuming pastors and congregations alike. Somehow this has become everyone’s Christmas routine. Every year Advent ends with a sinking feeling that once again, we have missed the point.

Three pastors from Portland, Houston and St Louis decided to try something different. They called it the Advent Conspiracy, and came up with four tenets --Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All-- to guide themselves and their congregations through the preparation to reclaim the story of Christmas. The tenets are called the four pillars.

So you are invited to dive into the four:

WORSHIP FULLY - Because Christmas begins and ends with JESUS

SPEND LESS – Feel less stress and free resources for things that matter to Jesus.

GIVE MORE – Give relationally to offer one another presence, rather than merely presents.

LOVE ALL – Love the forgotten, the poor, the marginalized, and the sick in the way Jesus asked us to. - www.adventconspiracy.org.  In addition to giving locally, Episcopal Relief and Development www.er-d.org has ways to give internationally.

Marana-tha! Come, Lord Jesus!              

– Father E
RE-INTRODUCING THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
AND YOUNG FAMILIES GROUP - YOU ARE INVITED!

5:30 - 8:30 PM, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
HOSTED BY MARK AND JEN KELSO,
4805 WOODROW
SMOKED RIBS, CHICKEN, BRISKET AND
NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PROVIDED
PLEASE BRING A SIDE DISH TO SHARE, AND BYOB.

We categorize Young Professionals and Families, as those who have started a career, but retirement is still very far in the future. If you are interested in making friends with individuals and families that share some of the same Christian values, please join us. We’d love to get to know you. We realize that families can look different these days but you are included if you are a single parent, raising a grandchild or family friend and would like to meet people with children of the same age.

Children are welcome, even encouraged to attend, and there
will be a Christmas Cookie decorating station.


Contact/RSVP Jen Kelso at 409.795.8446, jmkelso@swbell.net or Shannon Pfeifer at 210.288.1615 shanpfeifer@gmail.com.
OUTREACH ASSEMBLY FOR SEAFARERS
AND ST. VINCENT’S HOUSE
December 17 – Kelso Library


Please remain after the 10:30 am service on December 17 to assemble the gift boxes that will go to Seafarers and snack packs that will go to St. Vincent’s House in anticipation of the holidays.
ALL SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED
We will have a light lunch or snacks for the assemblers. 
Eileen Hall is in charge of this outreach project and will have all the items ready for assembly.

Daughters
BANDANA CHEMO KITS
Daughters of the King New Project
In addition to the fleece prayer blankets made on the second Wednesday of each month, the Daughters of the King have initiated a new project for patients undergoing cancer chemo treatment.
The Daughters will collect the following products and deliver them to cancer patients wrapped in a bandana which can then be used as a head cover for those who have lost their hair from treatment. They are requesting donations of:
Colgate Wisp Max Fresh Toothbrush: to combat Chemo taste - $3
Breath Mints: Tic Tac, Altoid Peppermints, Lemon drops (small bag)
Hand Sanitizer: GermX , 98 cents (most important)
Gas Card: $10-$20 for trips to the hospital/doctor visits
Lip Balm:  Carmex, 98 cents - $1.00 size
Hand Lotion: Small size.  Bandanas: Walmart - 99 cents
Monetary donations to purchase these items or providing the items themselves are appreciated. Items can be left at the church office. 
If you can donate or would like to help with assembly, please contact Kathleen Galbraith, President, at kggalbraith@gmail.com . or 713.594.0543. If you have family or a friend that would like to receive a bandana kit please notify Kathleen or the office.
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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YOUNG WOMENS’ BIBLE STUDY
A 10-SESSION STUDY BY BETH MOORE

Beginning at 5:30 pm Monday evenings in the Kelso Library
Sign-up Contact: Danielle Alvarado at dalvarado@trinitygalv.org

The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s overloaded and stressed woman.

Esther, while a queen, lived as an outsider in a hostile environment. Women will learn strong lessons of faith, providence, and hope to equip them to live courageously “for such a time as this.”

Childcare Available. 
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Dec. 3 - Keith Mahaffey
Dec. 4 - Tracy McCarley
Dec. 4 - Catherine Polk
Dec. 6 - Vicki Lewis
Dec. 7 - Hank Foon
Dec. 7 - Tim Toombs
Dec. 7 - Katherine Zendeh-Del
Dec. 8 - Collyn Davis
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
FROM THE PULPIT
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 8am service each week)

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from November 26, 2017
(Gospel - Rev. Kennard & Sermon - Rev. Thompson)

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from November 19, 2017
(Gospel & Sermon - Rev. Kennard)

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from November 12, 2017
(Gospel - Rev. Kennard & Sermon - Rev. Tucker)

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from November 5, 2017
(Gospel & Sermon - Rev. Thompson)

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 MINISTRY
The William Temple Center ministers to UTMB students providing nearly 100 free meals on Wednesday nights, a place to study, and a house of worship. Stop by at 6 pm and prepare to be amazed! The sanctuary opens at 5:00 pm for anyone in need of a quiet moment with God.

– Larissa Botik, Director of the William Temple Center.

Willie T’s would like to introduce and welcome Ja-Lene Thatcher Khambu to the volunteer cooking team on Wed. nights. She moved to Galveston in May and is an Episcopalian from Calvary in Richmond.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

Dear Families and Friends of Trinity,

I hope you all had time to unwind and enjoy your family and close friends over the Thanksgiving break. In relaxing with my family and friends last week, I was able to share with my lovely wife Lori that our dogs (Toby, Smush-E-Face, and Wasabi) are such an integral part of our family and our psyche.

Our faithful pets remind us of what is important in life and how we must treat ourselves and each other during the busy upcoming holiday season. Here are just a few things that I have learned from my dogs: 

·  When loved ones come home, always make sure to greet them.
·  Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure joy.
·  Take naps.
·  Stretch before rising.
·  Run and play daily.
·  Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
·  Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
·  On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
·  When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
·  Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
·  Be loyal.
·  When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
·  Enjoy every moment of everyday.

As the holiday season is upon us, pay attention to the holiday memories that you are creating for your children. Are they memories of stress and craziness or ones that exemplify the season of love, hope and giving?  Take 5 to 10 minutes out of each day for yourself - either in the morning, or sometime during the day - that you can break away and have time to think and reflect. Finally, and probably most importantly, remember that the most memorable thing about the holiday is your "PRESENCE," not the "PRESENTS."

CHRISTmas : Jesus is the reason for the season! 
With warm regards,
 
Mark Ravelli / Head of School

TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL – WEEK AT A GLANCE

 
Reminder-Safeguarding: If you have pre-registered to take this certification course, the session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 5:30PM in the MAC. If you have any questions, email Kelli Acosta at kacosta@tesgalv.org .
 
Monday, December 4
 
Tuesday, December 5
  • Chapel, 8:15AM (Logo Uniform)
  • Basketball Game – HOME v. Arcadia (Girls), 4:00PM
  • Basketball Game – HOME v. Arcadia (BGold), 5:00PM
  • TES Choir @ Meridian Retirement Home, 6:30PM
 
Wednesday, December 6
  • K-5th to Opera House
  • Safeguarding Class, 5:30PM, MAC
 
Thursday, December 7
  • Chapel, 8:15AM (Dress Uniform)
  • Ornament & St. Nicholas Party, 5:30-7:00PM, Lunchroom
  • Basketball Game – HOME v. Family Christian (Girls), 4:00PM
  • Basketball Game – HOME v. Family Christian (BGOLD), 5:00PM
 
Friday, December 8
 
Important Tidbits:
Music Event Offer : The Galveston Symphony (GSO) is offering free tickets to TES students for their upcoming concert, Sunday, December 3, 4:00PM Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street. Each student can invite up to 2 adults to accompany them. Families who are interested should send an email to Alice O'Quinn ( aliceoquinn@gmail.com ) to reserve tickets. The next symphony is today at 4:00PM, the. Tickets will be available for pick up one hour before curtain (3:00) in Edna's Room. -–Laura Hyatt, Music
 
       Middle School : TMS Semester Exams are scheduled for Dec. 15, 18, and 19.  Review packets will be distributed the week of Dec.4.  Exam schedules will be in Friday Folders on Dec. 8.
 
TES Christmas Programs : Beginning School Musicale will be held in Trinity Church at 9:00AM, December 20. Lessons and Carols : Our traditional holiday service will also be held on Wednesday, December 20 at 10:30AM in the Trinity Church, classroom dismissal immediately following. There will be no Extended Day or Stay & Play . Dress : Reminder, dress uniform is to be worn. Late Arrivals : The program will begin promptly at 10:30AM. Parents arriving after that time should be seated quickly keeping the back of the church clear for the featured 1 st Grade. There will be no flash photography during Lessons and Carols, but flash photography is welcomed at the dress rehearsal on Tuesday beginning at 8:45 AM.
 
PJ Day : Friday, December 15 will be our annual “pajama” day for PK2-5 th Grade. Students who chose to wear pajamas should still wear socks with tennis shoes. Also students electing not to wear pajamas should be in their school uniform.
 
Holiday Community Service Project : This Christmas season, TES is partnering with Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Vincent’s House to adopt families in need. Each LS homeroom and MS Advisory group has received an angel. We are grateful that we have the opportunity to spread Christmas joy to our less fortunate neighbors. Thank you. –MS Student Council

  PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Mary Lou Shuffler, Bill Macdonald, Tommy Clark, Michelle Funston, Mary Margaret Dean, Lillian Mayes, Brenda Ryan and Kyle Brown

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Ann Miller, Jim Atchley, Mike Ellis, Sissy Howell, Victor Eseo, Peggy McMullen, Steve Boling, Stephanie Aleman, Linda Delaney, Kevin Godleski, Eleanor Otis, Jerry Cooper, Robert Bauder, Jeffery Horn, Eugenia Campbell, Sissy Howell, J.B.J., Guy Griffith, Jim Atchley, Robert Hutchins, Sarah Leonard, David Edwards, Elizabeth Stamile, Karen Rudenberg, Louise Campbell, Betty Schroeder, Mary Cooper, Leta and Joe Higgins, Belva Funke, Brad Thomas, Jack Erdmann, Kevin Coffman, Ellen Parkey, Keith Slayton, Mike Wisner, Will Blackshear, Richard Wagstaff, Joe Vance, Peggy McMullen, Dan Vaughn, Frances Townsend, Mindy Bollinger, Margaret Lee, Phillip Head, Billy Garrison, Daryl Wilson and Rose Farmer.
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 by David and Rebecca Hughes to the glory of God and in honor of their grandchildren Cresson and Rhodes Wilson and in celebration of
Ron Wyatt and the Pipe Organ Extravaganza.
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 3, 2017
LEADERS IN SUNDAY'S LITURGY

8:00 a.m. – Rite I

Lector / Worship Leader --- Susan Duif

Eucharistic Minister --- Susan Duif

Sermon --- The Reverend Douglas Tucker

Celebrant --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Altar Guild --- Betty Head and Cheryl Tucker

Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich

9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
Becoming Beloved Community - Father Ed Thompson, Presenter

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 --- Sleepers Wake! A Voice Astounds Us --- J.S. Bach

Hymns --- 57, 56, 73

1st Lesson --- Isaiah 64:1-9 --- Christopher Perkins

Psalm --- 80:1-7

2nd Lesson --- 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 --- Alison Barker

Gospel --- Mark 13:24-37

Sermon --- The Reverend Douglas Tucker

Offertory --- Awake Up, My Glory! --- Michael Wise

Celebrant --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Eucharistic Ministers --- Mike Malloy and Alison Barker

Communion --- To Thee, O Lord, Have I Lifted Up My Soul --- G. Near

Postlude --- Sleepers Wake! A Voice Astounds Us --- J.G. Walther

Usher Team I
Trish Clason, Team Leader
Camille Haglund, Eugenia McDonald, Ed Muncey, Dixie Posert, Jon Schultz,
John Speich and Tom Wimbrow

Altar Guild Weekday --- Trish Clason

Altar Guild Sunday
Gladys Stansberry, Bill Leopold

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
Walker Janek, Sasha Jaworski, Will McQuitty, 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 Shanna Pennington, Megan Pennington

E-Messenger --- Kathy VanDewalli

Newcomers/Visitors Ministry --- Carolyn Speich

William Temple Ministry --- Larissa Botik
2017 VESTRY
Pictured from left to right: Dan Freeman, The Reverend Susan Kennard, Susan Duif, Ann Anderson, Senior Warden Nancy Polk, Jim Byrom, Junior Warden Robert Ebert, John Speich, Walter Meyer and John Ferguson. Not in group photo: Jerry Jackson, Carolyn Clyburn and Maurine Nichols.

Vestry members not available for group photo (from left to right): Carolyn Clyburn, Jerry Jackson and Maurine Nichols.
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
WE ARE PLANNING TO UPDATE 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 3rd 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 Sept. 30, 2017

Total Revenue                          $444,790
Tranfers from Reserves                  $ 0
Investment Earnings Used in Operations   $ 57,303
Less Total Expenses                     ($516,897)
Net Total Revenue(Deficit)               ( $ 14,805)
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