Volume II | Number 14 | April 5, 2018
Trinit- e   Weekly Newsletter
Christ is risen,

Happy Easter from the Staff and Vestry of Trinity Church
Stewpot Volunteers!
We will be meeting in the kitchen at Trinity Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the 7th , to chop, boil, sauté, and mix.

Then on Sunday morning, the 8th, at the Stewpot. We need can openers by 9:00 or so, and we'll start plating up at 10:15. Please let Ann O'Bryant or Trippy Shields know if you'll be helping. Thanks!
Save the Date!
Service of Celebration for Trinity School
April 28th at 3 p.m.
On Saturday, April 28th, Bishop Brian Seage will visit Trinity for a Service celebrating the life and ministry of Trinity Episcopal School. The service will begin at 3 p.m. at Trinity Church . A reception will follow. All are invited. W e hope that you are able to attend this service to show support for the family, students, and staff of Trinity School.
Christ Church, Church Hill
Eucharist Service this Sunday

A reminder that there will be a Holy Eucharist service at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Church, this Sunday (8th), with Fr. Ken officiating. All are welcome to attend this service.

Christ Church is our partner in Mission!
Claws for a Cause! May 20, 2018 | Tickets on sale April 15
Dear Trinity Church members,

Sarah Lindsey Laukhuff, Claws for a Cause co-chair, and I are excited about our 4 th Claws for a Cause that is quickly approaching on Pentecost Sunday, May 20 th . We will be blocking off South Commerce for the afternoon and evening of Sunday, May 20 to enjoy delicious lobster, great barbecue chicken, hamburgers, games for the kids and live music featuring The Pine Belt Pickers from Hattiesburg. We’ll be flying the lobster in from Maine and cooking them from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.
All proceeds will be evenly split between two ministries: Natchez Stewpot and The Damascus Endowment. Natchez Stewpot serves hundreds of meals each day to those in need in our community, and The Damascus Endowment provides scholarships for special needs individuals to attend Camp Bratton-Green. Our diocesan camp has touched the lives of many special needs campers with two, week-long sessions each summer and has also provided opportunities for generations of counselors to learn servant ministry.
Ticket packets will be available and distributed at the church on Sunday, April 15 but you can also encourage friends and family to purchase tickets by calling 601-445-8432 or, after April 15, at www.trinitynatchez.org/claws-for-a-cause
We need your help in pulling off this great event! Please sign up for a work shift with Lee Carby (601) 334-6224; Sarah Lindsey Laukhuff (601) 818-4862; or Betty Jo Harris (318-336-3323). 
Thank you, and we look forward to working with everyone!!
Lee Carby
Claws for a Cause Chair 2018
Episcopal Churchwomen | Road Scholar Luncheons
If you are a woman who attends Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchez or Christ Episcopal Church in Church Hill, you're automatically a member of the Trinity Churchwomen. “And if you are a member of the Trinity’s ECW, you are needed, whatever your interests and talents,” said Phebe Winters, co-chairman with Cyndy Stevens of Trinity’s ECW. "We welcome everyone to help with our projects," Winters said. “Attendance at monthly ECW meetings is not required of ECW members. We meet for a devotional, fellowship and fun.” Among the ECW projects are fundraising activities to raise money for Habit for Humanity, The Natchez Stewpot, Pleasant Acre Day School, Children at Risk in Mississippi and Global Scholarship and more.

One major, longstanding fund-raiser is taking place again this spring. The ECW is hosting four luncheons for groups of Road Scholars visiting Natchez. Road Scholars, Inc., a leading international educational travel organization headquartered in Boston, has had a Natchez affiliation since 1990. That year, Carolyn Vance Smith invited Trinity’s ECW to serve freshly prepared luncheons to the Scholars as a way for the ECW to raise money to help others. “We’ve been serving these luncheons ever since,” Winters said. “We have given away thousands of dollars as part of our mission work.” The Natchez program is called “Signature City Natchez: Jewel of History and Culture on the Mississippi.”

While at Trinity Church, Road Scholars not only enjoy a delicious ECW luncheon but also a tour of the church and an organ concert by Brother Vincent Ignatius. In all, about 200 Road Scholars visit Trinity Church each year. In 2018, groups will visit Trinity Church in March, April, May, September, October, and December. “We need help not only for the Road Scholar luncheons but also for other ECW projects,” Winters said.

For information about ECW programs and projects or for information on how to volunteer to help, Winters can be reached at  gyro102@yahoo.com . Stevens can be reached at cyndy.ntz@gmail.com .
Get your note cards today!

Looking for something to give your loved ones for graduation? What about gifts for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, and other special days? All that shopping takes time and energy. The solution is at Trinity Episcopal Church, thanks to the Episcopal Churchwomen. Also, you can say goodbye to flipping through expensive, mass-produced cards in hopes of finding the right one to send thanks, birthday greetings, congratulations, or condolences or to say "Happy Easter" or "I'm thinking of you." That problem, too, has also been solved by Trinity's ECW.

Packs of beautiful notecards featuring a design of Trinity Church are for sale in the Trinity Church office . The original pen-and-ink/watercolor design that inspired the notecards is framed and hanging in the Parish Hall of Trinity Church. It is by award-winning artist Will Smith Jr. of New Orleans and Natchez, who grew up attending and loving Trinity Church.

Notecards with matching envelopes are available in packs of five for $10.

Proceeds from the note card sales benefit outreach programs of Trinity's Episcopal Churchwomen and help celebrate Trinity Church's 200th anniversary, 1822-2022. "We are delighted to offer these special notecards," said Phebe Winters, co-chairman with Cyndy Stevens of Trinity's ECW. "They are not only lovely but practical, and the money the sales generate will be put to good use helping people in our community."
A Few Ministries of Trinity Episcopal Church:

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) — Meet on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Contact Phebe Winters or Cyndy Stevens
Daughters of the King (DOK)—Meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m., contact Teresa Noland

Monthly Birthday Celebrations at ACNH— Each moth Melinda Ballard organizes a birthday celebration for those at the Adams County Nursing Home. If you would like to find out how to volunteer or what party supplies you can donate contact Melinda Ballard.

Parish Life Committee—The Parish Life Committee oversees many events year round including receptions, luncheons and parties, Contact Stephanie Butts.

Evangelism Committee—Spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or witness. Contact Kathleen Bond

Claws for a Cause - Claws for a Cause outreach fundraiser is a large scale annual event at Trinity that completely benefits charity. On the day of the event we block off South Commerce Street and enjoy live music, delicious food (lobster, BBQ, or burgers), kids activities and more! All proceeds will be evenly split between two designated ministries each year. 2018 proceeds are going to The Stewpot and The Damascus Endowment. contact Lee Carby or Sarah Lindsey Laukhuff

For more information on these committees or to see what other ministries there are at Trinity Episcopal Church please visit our website at www.trinitynatchez.org
Happening This Week at Trinity
If you have something for the Church Calendar, please let the church office know    here    
Serving This Week at Trinity

Sunday, April 8th - Easter 2

Eucharistic Mi nisters:
·    8:00 a.m . - Bruce Scarborough
·    10:30 a.m . - Adam Gwin
·    8:00 a.m . - Tim Morrison
·    10:30 a.m . - Marion and Carolyn Smith
Intercessor (10:30): Russell Butts
Usher Captain: Phil Lindley
Greeters:  Phil and Donna Lindley
Oblation Bearers:  Sonny and Carolyn Gwin
Altar Guild: Tim Morrison
Flower Guild:  Amelia Salmon, Katherine Garner

To find the full Liturgical Schedule for April, please click here .
Sunday Readings - April 8th
(click on links below for readings)

Your prayers are requested for....

 Spencer Allen, Dylan Pressgrove, Ginny Patterson, Edwin Erinne,
John and Mimi Bornman, Charles Johnson, Emmalee Cupit, Coral Byrd, Linda Dustin, Kathy Hester, George and Pat Dickens, Richard Parker, Judy Coker, Ellen Sessions,
Mary Scott, Megan Mascagni, Laura Williams, Linda Lundy, Barham Moss,
Katharine Garner, Josh Byrd, Pearl Kumi, Rigby Robinson, Brandon Larrson,
Antonio Cavazos, Jennifer Shane, Corky Vess, Aurora Shane, Virginia Salmon,
Regina Charboneau, Jim Overton, Virginia Siddall, Jeanie Peabody, Rena Jean Schmieg, Charlotte Murrell, Gene Francis, Cynthia McCormick, Cheryl LeBlanc, Michael Guyer, Grace Stiener, Gene Laird, Blanca Cartwright
Please remember the home-bound and those in nursing and assisted living: Molly Gallagher, Marie Philips, Betty Rogillio, Jean Bond, Jane Stewart, Mary Ann Jones, Marie Tillery, Burt Matheny, Dixie Miller, Jane Plummer
T he families, students, and staff of Trinity Episcopal Day School, and our Armed Forces
A Prayer For This Week
Hear us Risen Lord,
Our resurrection and our life.

O Lord,
our hearts overflow with sounds of exultation and victory.
We will say it again and again, “Jesus has triumphed! Jesus is exalted!”
This is your doing, O God who is our strength and salvation, yours alone,
And it is marvelous in our eyes.
Behold, you have made your people to dwell in unity,
And have given us the blessing, life forevermore.
On this day, you have acted;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Trinity Episcopal Church
305 South Commerce St, Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: (601) 445-8432
Fax: (601) 442-4939
Website:  Trinitynatchez.org