Volume III | Number 3 | January 18, 2019
Trinit- e   Weekly Newsletter

Trinity Church Annual Meeting
This Sunday, January 20th

On Sunday, January 20th (this Sunday) there will be one service at 10:30 AM. Following the service the Church's Annual Meeting will be held in the Parish Hall. Brunch will be provided. The Annual Meeting is the Church's yearly 'business meeting'. Among the items for the meeting, four new Vestry members will be elected. Please plan to attend this important event.

Due to the Annual Meeting, there will be only one worship service this Sunday, at 10:30 AM

Moving-Past-Go - Wednesday Evenings in the Parish Hall
All are welcome to meet in the parish hall after Wednesday evening healing service to be part of a conversation about how we at Trinity Church can more fully live into our calling as Christians by becoming more inviting to our community, more welcoming to those who venture through our doors, and better able to connect newcomers into the life and mission of our parish. A light supper will be provided at 6:15, followed by the workshop session.
The tool we will be using for this conversation with be Mary Foster Parmer’s Invite Welcome Connec t book, and it will be available for purchase in the parish office (and also at online sources). For more information, Contact Ann O’Bryant at the church. Purchase and reading of this book is not required to participate in the series on Wednesday night.
The Moving Past Go! workshop series led by the Trinity Evangelism Committee will be held January 9 th through February 13 th .
Stewpot News!
It was a great year at the Stewpot and we are thankful for the financial and volunteer support of this generous community!

Over 108,000 hot meals were served in 2018. One of our busiest days of the year was Christmas day, when 370 meals were served. Our expenses for the year totaled a little over $106,000.00, which is 100% funded by donations from churches, community groups and individuals. Most of the food served is donated through canned food drives, Hunters for the Hungry meat donations, and excess from restaurants, catering and parties. We receive USDA food from the Mississippi Food Network and purchase large quantities at low prices from MFN.

Due to the generosity of the community we were able to complete several building maintenance projects and purchase new equipment. Cement was donated and the potholes in the parking lot have been filled. A new hot water heater and an industrial size rice cooker were purchased. A large chest freezer was donated. Our air conditioning, vent hood and large cooler all received maintenance and repairs. The largest project this year involved plumbing work to locate, dig up and clean an old grease trap and to clean out the sewer line from the Stewpot bathrooms to the city’s main line. In 2018 we added a church to our Sunday volunteer rotation and added twelve new meal delivery volunteers. 

We are very thankful for God’s blessing and for the faithful support of so many!
Wishing you peace, health and happiness in 2019!

Amanda Jeansonne, Stewpot Director
Empty Bowls - Sunday, Feb. 17 - Tickets On Sale Now!
On Sunday, February 17, 2019, an Empty Bowls event will be held at Natchez Pottery to benefit the Natchez Stewpot. Empty Bowls is an international project that aims to fight hunger community by community. The Natchez Stewpot has been serving meals to the needy of our community for over thirty years, and currently serves over two hundred people a day, every day of the year. 

       Local potters and pottery students have made bowls, “empty bowls,” which will be filled with gumbo and served between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm at Natchez Clay, 101 Clifton Ave Those who purchase a ticket and attend the event will select a handmade bowl and enjoy a simple meal. For those not wanting to stay and eat, take-out containers will be available. The bowl will be yours to keep as a reminder of the empty bowls in our community and the world. 

       Tickets for the event are $25.00 and are for sale at Natchez Coffee Company.  All proceeds go to the Natchez Stewpot to help feed the hungry in our community.     
Have you checked out the Trinity Church website lately?
Registration is now open for the Annual Invite Welcome Connect Summit
Registration is now open for the fourth Invite Welcome Connect Summit, held once again on the beautiful campus of the University of the South  in Sewanee, Tennessee! Join us June 12–14, 2019 as newcomers and seasoned practitioners from around the world come together to work, share ideas, and learn more about this powerful ministry.

In addition to plenary talks and presentations, there will be workshops introducing first-timers to Invite Welcome Connect, and workshops for more experienced practitioners who want to further explore the theological truths and practicalities of each aspect of this ministry: Invite, Welcome, and Connect.
Information on preachers, plenary speakers, workshops, and workshop leaders will be posted in the New Year, but in the meantime registration is now open!
Gospel in Glass Sunday School Class
Sunday, at 8:45 a.m. join us for another installment of the Gospel in Glass Sunday School Class!
Trinity Notecards For Sale
Full-color notecards featuring Trinity Episcopal Church are available for sale in the church office. This ECW project helps promote the church as well as Trinity’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2022. Cards and envelopes come five to a pack @ $10. They make great gifts and are useful for any sort of correspondence. Art work on the cards is by Will Smith Jr. of Natchez and New Orleans.
Monthly Birthday Celebration
Adams County Nursing Home
The monthly birthday celebration will take place Friday, January 25th at 3 p.m. at the Adams County Nursing Home. The celebration only takes about an hour and is an incredibly rewarding experience. If you are unable to donate your time please consider making a monetary donation. Checks can be made out to Trinity Church earmarked for Santas for Seniors and turned into the church office or Melinda Ballard. Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated!
Get the latest version of the mobile app!
Directions on How to Login to the Online Church Directory
Make sure you have the latest version of the mobile app! A new version of the app launched this past summer (July 2018). If you have not reinstalled the app now is the time to get up to date! Simply uninstall your current app on your mobile device and then reinstall the app from the app store.

once the new version is downloaded put in your email and password. If you do not remember your password see the links below for assistance.

Click here if you have an iPhone or here if you have an Android to get instructions on how to log back in or how to reset your password.

if you have any questions or concerns please email them to us at Katie@trinitynatchez.org or Call 601.431.8396
(please leave a voicemail if no answer)

Katie Ernst will continue to provide the weekly and monthly newsletters to the parish. If you have something you want featured in the newsletter or if you have any questions or concerns please email Katie Ernst here.
Bicentennial Sign Up in the Parish Hall!
The Bicentennial Committee wants to invite you to visit the parish hall and check out all of the exciting events and sub committees that are being planned for 2022!

Click here to view all of the exciting bicentennial things happening in our church! For more information contact Carolyn Vance Smith at Carolyn.Smith@colin.edu
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, January 20 - Second Sunday after Epiphany
( Only one service at 10:30 AM )

Eucharistic Ministers:
·    10:30 a.m . - Russell Butts
·    10:30 a.m . - Trippy Shields, Lee Carby
 Intercessor (10:30):  Betty Jo Harris
Usher Captain: T rippy Shields
Greeters:  Trippy Shields, Ann O'Bryant
Oblation Bearers: The Hyde Carby Family
Altar Guild: Ann O'Bryant, Cyndy Stevens
Flower Guild:  Marsha Colson, Stephanie Anderson, Cammie Dale

To find the full Liturgical Schedule for January, please click here .
Sunday, January 20th - The Second Sunday after Epiphany
(click on links below for readings)  

Your prayers are requested for....

Ginny Patterson, Edwin Erinne, Emmalee Cupit, Coral Byrd, Linda Dustin, Kathy Hester, Judy Coker, Linda Lundy, Antonio Cavazos, Dylan Pressgrove, Jennifer Shane, Aurora Shane, Cheryl LeBlanc, Michael Guyer, Ashley Boutwell, Rachel Beland, Allen McCluney, BeBe Jones, Nordy Redhead, Rhonda Chisholm, Thomas Wisner, Vance Custer, Margarita Krause, Kari Tippens, Shea Stillwell, Patsy Armstrong, Butch Brown, Pete Cantu, Corky Vess, Daniel Ball, Maize Smith; Tucker Curry, Harry Phillips and all who serve in our Armed Forces.

Please remember the homebound and those in nursing and assisted living: Mollie Gallagher, Marie Philips, Betty Rogillio, Jean Bond, Mary Ann Jones, Marie Tillery, Burt Matheny, Dixie Miller, Jim Overton, Virginia Siddall, Jeanie Peabody, and Blanca Cartwright.
A Prayer For This Week
O blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you: Look with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy; remove from them the fears that beset them; strengthen them in the work of their recovery; and to those who care for them give patient understanding and persevering love. Amen.
—Prayer 56 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
Trinity Episcopal Church
305 South Commerce St, Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: (601) 445-8432 | Fax: (601) 442-4939
Website:  Trinitynatchez.org