Volume II | Number 7 | February 15, 2018
Trinit-   e   Weekly Newsletter
One Service on Sunday, February 18th at 10:30 AM
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
During the Season of Lent, there are no Closing Hymns or Organ Voluntaries following. There is no dismissal during Lent, the congregation, choir, and ministers leave in silence .
2018 Lenten Soup Supper Series. Wednesday nights February 21- March 28 in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Soup makers are still needed!! If you would like to sign up to bring a soup or dessert for any of the 6 dates please contact Katie Ernst via email: katie@trinitynatchez.org or 601.431.8396 or contact the Church Office.
Stations of the Cross
Temporary stations of the cross will be placed in the church during Lent.

The church is open Monday-Thursday 9:30-3:30 and Friday 9:30- noon.

Everyone is welcome to come pray the Stations of the Cross. Prayer guides are provided for you in the back of the church.
29th Annual NLCC "Southern Gothic"
The 29 th Annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration will be February 22-24. The theme this year is Southern Gothic. The majority of events will take place at the Natchez Convention Center and are free of charge.

Events begin on Thursday, evening at 6 p.m. with the films, Local Landscapes by Mike Chapman and, Reconciliation in Mississippi by David Ridgen. Friday speakers include Matthew Guinn; Dr. Jay Watson; Richard Grant; Victor Bouveron & Ray Cashman; William Dunlap and Dr. Kathleen Wickham. Saturday speakers include Stanley Nelson, Robert Rosenthal, and Hank Klibanoff; Dr. Martha Ward; Dr. Karen Cox; and Dr. Darden North.

The conference does offer three ticked events. Glenfield Plantation Ghost Tour is scheduled for Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. with tickets $25. A Saturday Luncheon at the Dunleith Plantation Main House is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. with tickets for $30. To conclude the conference events, a Benefit Cocktail Reception will be held at the Elms on Saturday evening at 5:30 P.M. with tickets for $60. To reserve your tickets contact the NLCC Office at 601.446.1208
NAMI Lunch and Learn
4 Rivers NAMI MS Affiliate (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is hosting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, February 27 at the Natchez Convention Center (upstairs in the St. Francisville Room) from 11:45 - 1:15. We cordially invite you to attend. It is an opportunity to hear Sheriff Patten, Chancery Clerk Brandi Lewis, and members of our Southwest Mississippi Affiliate talk about mental illness and build relationships and support in Adams County. 
There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.

Call Emily Fox at 662.801.8700, The NAMI MS State Office at 800.357.0388 or send an email to 4RiversMsNAMI@gmail.com to RSVP or with any questions.
Bishop Seage visiting Trinity -
Sunday, February 25th
Bishop Brian Seage will be visiting Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 25th. There will only be one service at 10 AM on this day.

Bishop Seage will baptize, confirm, and receive new members at this service. There will be a reception directly after the service in the Parish Hall.

Bishop Seage will also vist Christ Church, Church Hill for service at 3:00 PM

Looking for something to give your loved ones at Valentine's Day and for confirmation, baptism, and later on this spring, 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 Kuehnle 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."

We invite you to share in the 2018 Lenten email series from Episcopal Relief & Development. Each day during Lent you will receive a daily reflection, co-authored by a group of faith leaders from across the church. During this season of reflection on our Christian faith, their writings will enhance your spiritual journey as they both inspire and challenge you. Each daily meditation is presented in both English and Spanish.

Trinity Episcopal Church now has an online directory!
Your member information is safe and secure. Instant Church Directory uses secure servers and will never share your information.

You can access the Online directory through Trinity’s website under the “Who We Are”  tab (you may be prompted to put in a password—if so the password is “   graceisfree ”) You can also download the “Instant Church Directory” app from the app store or market place for your pad or phone.

Please go to https://www.instantchurchdirectory.com/ to login to the church directory. You will be asked to put in your e-mail address and a password of your choice. Make sure you have access to the e-mail address you provide!

Once you log in to the directory find your name and make sure the information is correct. Please, electronically submit photos for the directory to Katie Ernst via email  katie@trinitynatchez.org ; include your name and other family members that appear in the photo. If you do not have a way to provide a your photo electronically you can drop off a photo to the church office to be uploaded to the directory.

Once photos are approved, they will appear next to your name in the online directory.

Direct any questions or concerns to Katie Ernst 601.445.8432 or 601.431.8396. 
This directory contains the most up to date information about you and your family.
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
(Only one Service at 10:30 AM)

Sunday, February 18 -  Lent I
Eucharistic Ministers:
  • 10:30 a.m. - Hyde Carby
  • 10:30 a.m. - Marion and Carolyn Smith
Intercessor: Stella Carby
Usher Captain:  Gerry Winters
Greeters:  Gerry and Phebe Winters
Altar Guild:  Ann O'Bryant and Cyndy Stevens
Flower Guild:   Carla Johnson, Kathleen Bond
To find the full Liturgical Schedule for February please click here .
Sunday Readings - February 18 , 2017
Lent I
(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, Tony Cavazos, Jennifer Shane, Corky Vess, Aurora Shane, Virginia Salmon, Regina Charboneau, Jim Overton, Virginia Siddall, Jeanie Peabody, Rena Jean Schmieg, Charles Moroney, Charlotte Murrell, Gene Francis, the families, students, and staff of Trinity Episcopal Day School, and our Armed Forces
A Prayer For This Week


Teach me a new freedom.
Freedom to reject comparison
And to embrace uniqueness.
Freedom to cut ties with greed
And feast on love.

Freedom to abstain from over indulgence
And feast on self-control.
Freedom to leave behind selfish thoughts
And to focus on the needs of others.
Freedom to fend off insecurity
And to embrace grace.

Lord, at this time of Lent,
Thank you for the freedom you bring.

Trinity Episcopal Church
305 South Commerce St.
Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: (601) 445-8432
Fax: (601) 442-4939
Website:  Trinitynatchez.org