Volume II | Number 8 | February 22, 2018
Trinit- e   Weekly Newsletter
During the Season of Lent, there is no dismissal and no Closing Hymns or Organ Voluntaries following service. The congregation, choir, and ministers leave in silence .
Bishop Seage visiting Trinity -
Sunday, February 25th
Bishop Brian Seage will be visiting Trinity Episcopal Church this Sunday, February 25th.

There will only be one service at 10:00 AM.

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
2018 Lenten Soup Supper Series. Wednesday nights February 21- March 28 in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Soup makers are needed!! There are still a few dates open! If you would like to sign up to bring a soup or dessert please contact Katie Ernst via email: katie@trinitynatchez.org or 601.431.8396 or contact the Church Office.
Directory Photos Each Wednesday night during Lent

Katie Ernst will be available following the Wednesday Healing Service and during the Soup/Supper Series to take photos for the online directory. If you are not in the directory and would like to be, or if you are in the directory but need a new photo, see her during this time.

The directory is available at www.trinitynatchez.org under the "Who We Are" tab. The file is password protected with the password 'graceisfree' -- if you have trouble viewing the church directory please call the parish office for assistance.

Please direct any questions or comments to Katie Ernst here
This directory contains the most up to date information about you and your family.
Stations of the Cross
Temporary Stations of the Cross are in the church during Lent.

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

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to pray the Stations of the Cross.

Prayer guides are provided for you in the back of the church .
29th Annual NLCC "Southern Gothic"- February 22-24
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.

The NAMI MS State Office at 800.357.0388 or send an email to 4RiversMsNAMI@gmail.com to RSVP or with any questions.
Going fast! Only 40 packs of notecards left!

Looking for something to give your loved ones 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 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."

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. Click here to sign up!

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 10:00 AM)
Bishop Seage visiting

Sunday, February 25 -  Lent II
Eucharistic Ministers:
  • 10:00 a.m. - Ann O'Bryant
  • 10:00 a.m. - Robin Punches, Doris Ann Benoist
Intercessor: Russell Butts
Usher Captain:  Trippy Shields
Greeters:  Trippy Shields
Oblation, Bearers : Peyton and Melissa Cavin
Altar Guild:  Elizabeth Swalm
Flower Guild:   Amelia Salmon, Katherine Garner
To find the full Liturgical Schedule for February please click here .
Sunday Readings - February 25 , 2017
Lent II
(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, Cynthia McCormick the families, students, and staff of Trinity Episcopal Day School, and our Armed Forces
A Prayer For This Week

Loving God, 
I hear your invitation, "Come back to me" 
and I am filled with such a longing to return to you. 
Show me the way to return. 
Lead me this day in good works I do in your name 
and send your Spirit to guide me and strengthen my faith. 
I ask only to feel your love in my life today.

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