eMessenger  | October 8, 2017
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Episcopal Prayer of Comfort
Surround those who have been shaken by tragedy
With a sense of your present love,
And hold them in faith.
Though they are lost in grief, may they find you
And be comforted. Lord, hear our prayer.
Snapshots from Trinity School Sunday
Snapshots from the Blessing of the Pets
Upcoming Calendar Events
The choir will be out on vacation beginning July 16 through mid-August
Oct. 8 - Noon - 3:30 p.m. Confirmation Class - (part 2) Kelso Library
Oct. 8 - 5:30 p.m. Rt. II Holy Eucharist - Come As You Are - Sanctuary
Oct. 9 - 5:30 p.m. Young Women's Beth Moore Bible Study - Kelso Library
Oct. 11 - 7:00 p.m. - Adult Bible Study: The Path - Chapel on the Cloister
Oct. 20 - 7:00 p.m. October Supper Club at Giovannini's Home
Oct. 22 - 10:30 a.m. Service Baptisms and Confirmation, Bishop Fisher visitation
Oct. 29 - 6:30 p.m. - Newcomer's and Visitors Dinner with the Clergy - Kelso Library

SAVE THE DATES:
Nov. 11 - 10 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. St. George's Festival of Hope - Texas City

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.
You are invited to our October
SPOOKTACULAR
TRINITY SUPPER CLUB
7:00 pm, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
(3rd Friday this month)
 
Thrills and chills await you
at the Giovannini’s Haunted House,
 
Please bring your favorite main dish, appetizer,
Salad, side dish or dessert to share.
 
BYOB: Bring your favorite spirits or sodas.
Water and ghoul-ade provided.
Costumes welcome - but are optional!

RSVP to Judy at 409.741.2399 or jgiovannini1@comcast.net
to coordinate dishes and to get the address.

SAVE THE DATE!

NEWCOMERS AND VISITORS DINNER WITH THE CLERGY

Sunday, October 29 at 6:30 pm
in the Kelso Library.  
TURKEYS FOR ST. VINCENT'S HOUSE
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY

Last year St. Vincent’s  House provided well over 500 Thanksgiving meals in our community. This year on November 18, they plan to deliver prepared meals to over 450 people at Holland House, Gulf Breeze, Ada House and the Oaks Housing Development. For many years Trinity has generously supported this mission with the purchase of Thanksgiving turkeys. If you would like to participate in this outreach project, please make a check to Trinity Episcopal Church and write “Turkeys for St. Vincent’s” on the memo line.   The deadline for contributions is October 25 .  Thank you for sharing your blessings
 
During the week of November 13, St. Vincent’s House will provide Thanksgiving food boxes to fifty families in need. The food boxes will consist of canned goods, stuffing mix, cake mix and a frozen turkey.

If you can help with assembling the boxes of food at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10 and/or Saturday, November 11, please contact Sally Byrom (512.426.0652) or Gloria Schlemmer 409.740.8942.


Come see all these glorious prayer books and experience their power !

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. in Kelso Library

THE POWER AND THE GLORY OF THE EPISCOPAL BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER


Join us for a time of learning and conversation about our Prayer Book, and our unique traditions of worship. Why do we do the things we do?  Where did these holy habits come from?
Do you remember your Baptism? The first time you received Communion?
The first Episcopal funeral that you attended? 
The Rev. Susan Kennard - M. Div., Virginia Theological Seminary
Elaine Culver - M. Div., Perkins Theological Seminary
The Rev. Helen Appelberg - M. Div. Episcopal Theological Seminary of
The Southwest - D. Min., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Oct. 8 - Susan presents Marriage
Oct. 15 - Helen presents Burial Office
Oct. 22 - No class, Bishop Fisher visits
Oct. 29 - Susan presentsHoly Eucharist

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
10:30 A.M. SERVICE
BISHOP JEFF FISHER
WILL BE AT TRINITY
TO ADMINISTER THE SACRAMENTS
OF
CONFIRMATION and BAPTISM
Candidates who would like to be Confirmed on October 22nd Must be in the 6 th grade through Adult

Confirmation Classes may be taken in two briefer time periods with attendance required on both dates
    
Sunday, October 8 – Noon to 3:30 pm (Part 2) in the Kelso Library
Please contact the church office (409.765.6317)
to register for Confirmation Class(s)
  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.
   ADULT EDUCATION
9:30 A.M. SUNDAYS IN THE KELSO LIBRARY
Help yourself to doughnuts and coffee and pull up a chair.

* FALL ADULT BIBLE STUDY *
THE PATH: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
THROUGH 10/26 -- WEDNESDAY EVENINGS -7:00-8:00 PM
IN THE CHAPEL ON THE CLOISTER

“The Path” is a fabulous curriculum designed for adults who want to learn more and who are thirsty to drink in the whole breadth and depth of the biblical narrative. All materials will be provided, and the idea is that each participant completes about a one hour reading assignment out of the scripture during the course of the week. Then, in our hour together, we talk about the passage, where it fits into the whole biblical narrative, and where it speaks to us today. This is mostly discussion, not lecture. Editor Melody Schobe, a graduate of the Virginia Theological Seminary, has woven together texts in such a way as to make the path clear, and accessible, and rich. (Read more about it on the Forward Day by Day website.)

CHILD CARE AVAILABLE. 
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. 
SAVE THE DATE!

HOPE FESTIVAL – ST. GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Saturday, November 11, 2017- Veterans Day
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
510-13 Avenue N & 6 th  Street, Texas City
 
Family Fun with Kid Friendly
Food Trucks – Pony and Train Rides
Petting Zoo – Face Painting
Silent Auction – Baked Goods
Ham and Chili
Vendor Markets: Indoor Holiday Shopping
Outdoors- Hope, Healing and Resources for Harvey Survivors
Proceeds support St. George’s Ministries and Outreach of Hope

For more information visit www.stgeorgestc.org

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Oct. 9 - Margie Frantz
Oct. 9 - Mary Lou Shuffler
Oct. 11 - Erica Hinojosa
Oct. 12 - Calvin buckley
Oct. 12 - Lisa Fiegel
Oct. 12 - Olivia Selman
Oct. 12 - Afton Williams

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 October 1, 2017 (Rev. Kennard)

Click Here for Gospel (Rev. Kennard) and Sermon (Rev. Thompson)
from September 24, 2017

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 17, 2017 (Rev. Tucker)

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 10, 2017 (Rev. Kennard)

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. Special thanks this week to Bob Hern, Eileen Hall and Carol Malloy for leading evening prayer each Wednesday at 5:30 pm.

– Larissa Botik, Director of the William Temple Center.

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TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL – WEEK AT A GLANCE

Sunday, October 8
  • Music Event Offer: The Galveston Symphony (GSO) is offering free student tickets to Trinity Episcopal School for the performances. Each student can invite up to 2 adults to accompany them. All families who are interested should send an email to Alice O'Quinn (aliceoquinn@gmail.com) to reserve tickets. The next symphony is Sunday at 4:00PM, at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street. Tickets will be available for pick up one hour before curtain (3:00) in Edna's Room. -Laura Hyatt, Music Director
 
Monday, October 9
  • No School (observance of Columbus Day)

Tuesday, October 10
  • Chapel, 8:15AM (Logo Uniform)
  • Volleyball Match at AWAY @ Family christian, 4:00PM

Wednesday, October 11
  •  Soccer Match at HOME v. Chinquapin, 4:30PM at Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex
 
Thursday, October 12
  • Chapel, 8:15AM (Spirit Dress Day)
  • Spirit Day: On Thursday, October 12, students are permitted to dress in “Spirit” dress. Students may wear TES spirit shirts with jeans or khaki bottoms. Students electing not to wear spirit gear should be in the usual school uniform. This is not a “free” dress. Please follow the rules so that we can continue this tradition. –Amy Gaido, Asst. Head of School 
  • Spring Event Planning Meeting, 8:30AM or 12PM in Kelso Library. We are calling for volunteers. We’re celebrating 65 years! The TES spring fundraising event is scheduled for April 2018 and we need your help to organize and plan an event worthy of this milestone. If you are unable to attend either meeting but would like to help, email me at twalker@tesgalv.org. Thank you in advance for helping make this a spectacular event!
  • Pep Rally at 2PM with a Student v. Faculty Volleyball Game following at 2:15PM in the MAC.
 
Friday, October 13
Luau Dress Day : Students may wear luau themed attire. Footwear as usual, socks and tennis shoes. Students not in luau themed attire should wear usual uniform dress.
  • 7th grade goes kayaking with Artist Boat, 9AM-2PM
  • TES Family Night 5:00-6:00PM. Please make plans to come get a glimpse of what your child does at TES and build community with us.
  • PTO Back-To-School Luau will follow at 6:00-7:30PM on the playground
  PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Mary Margaret Dean, Pat Williams, Jim and Brenda Atchley, Sissy Howell, Mike Ellis, Elaine Rogers, Victor Eseo, Elisabeth Hernandez, and Brenda Ryan

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Peggy McMullen, Steve Boling, Bill Macdonald, 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 and Daryl Wilson
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 memory of the victims of the Nevada shootings.
THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
October 8, 2017
LEADERS IN SUNDAY'S LITURGY

8:00 a.m. – Rite I

Lector --- Susan Duif

Worship Leader --- Susan Duif

Eucharistic Minister ---  Bill Kennard

Acolyte --- Kyle Knight

Sermon --- Mrs. Elaine Culver

Celebrant --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Deacon ---  The Reverend Edward Thompson

Altar Guild --- Susan Duif and Emily Erdmann

Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich

9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
The Power and Glory of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
Kelso Library

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 --- Maurice durufle

Hymns --- 495, 483, 552

1st Lesson --- Isaiah 5:1-7 --- Chris Thomas

Psalm --- 80:7-14

2nd Lesson --- Philippians 3:4b-14 --- John Giovannini

Gospel --- Matthew 21:33-46

Sermon --- Mrs. Elaine Culver
M. Div., Perkins Theological Seminary

Offertory --- Sing We Praise ---Norman Warren

Celebrant --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Deacon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson

Eucharistic Ministers --- Mike and Carol Malloy

Communion --- The Holy Vine --- Dom Andrew Moore

Postlude --- Finale Jublante --- Healey Willan

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

Altar Guild Weekday --- Carol Malloy and Margie Frantz

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
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 August 31, 2017

Total Revenue                          $379,964
Tranfers from Reserves                  $ 0
Investment Earnings Used in Operations   $ 56,703
Less Total Expenses                     ($442,121)
Net Total Revenue(Deficit)                $ 5,454
ATTENDANCE

Oct. 1 - 348
Sept. 24 - 215
Sept. 17 - 177
Sept. 10 - 220
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