Volume III | Number 10 | March 8, 2019
Trinit- e   Weekly Newsletter
Friday, March 8th
A Good and Holy Lent
A Good and Holy Lent booklet can be found on the literature table in front of the Parish Office. It contains a schedule of Lenten Offerings, a reading list and online prayers. Stop by and get your copy today. You may also view the booklet online here.
Stations of the Cross on
Monday Evenings
Trinity will offer weekly Stations of the Cross on Monday evenings at 6 pm, from March 11 - April 8th. Stations of the Cross will also be offered on Good Friday, April 19th at 11 AM.
Lenten Soup Supper Series 2019
The 2019 Lenten Soup Supper Series is entitles Return from Exile: Overcoming Loss, Failure & Personal Set Backs .


Exile is a place where you are cut off from your sense of place, your sense of belonging. It is a place where you lack all that you need. It is a time of isolation and suffering. We often associate the concept of exile with a number of events in the Bible, but we all experience exile in some form throughout our lives. God speaks to us through these events and, more importantly, helps us to return from ‘exile’ through the process of spiritual recovery.

The series will begin on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:15 PM. There will be four sessions, including a light soup supper. The series dates are March 13th, March 20th, March 27th, and April 10th. We invite you to join us. Bring a friend!
Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Church Hill
Holy Eucharist will be held this Sunday, March 10th at 3 PM at Christ Church, Church Hill. The Church's Annual Meeting will also be held this Sunday immediately following the service. All are invited and welcome to attend.
Invite. Welcome. Connect.
Greetings! The Trinity Evangelism Committee has concluded its 7-week Moving Past Go! workshop series to introduce the Invite Welcome Connect newcomer ministry to the parish. Three new committees have been formed to oversee the implementation of the exciting new ideas generated through the process: Invite (chaired by John Ball), Welcome (chaired by Lisa Allain), and Connect (chaired by Cathy Dale).

Please keep this important endeavor in your prayers and - if you have not done so - please take this short ministry quiz here   to see where you may be called to serve, then reach out to that committee to learn more about their plans, click here to see the committee members. Much more information can be found at www.invitewelcomeconnect.com
The workbook we used can be found at the website, or it is also attached here .

The next Evangelism Committee meeting will be held in the parish hall at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 3 rd . We will talk more about our committees and the assessment of current conditions. Everyone is welcome.

Kathleen Bond, Evangelism Committee Chair
Trinity Church offers a huge thank you to Kathleen Bond. Kathleen recently completed an 11 session series on the Church’s stained glass, called the Gospel in Glass. Many enjoyed the series. Having so much information on our beautiful windows, and thoughtful reflections on the stories they tell, is a wonderful contribution to the richness of our Church. Thank you, Kathleen!

Congratulations are in order to Adam Gwin, Trinity parishioner, who was recently elected to the Diocesan Standing Committee at Diocesan Council. The Standing Committee serves as the Bishop’s Council of Advice, and, under certain circumstances, becomes the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese. Other areas of responsibility include: Candidacy to Holy Orders, efforts to sell or encumber real estate, and election of bishops in this and other dioceses. Congratulations, Adam!

Congratulations are in order to Les Hegwood, who will soon be ordained a Transitional Deacon for the Diocese of Mississippi as part of the process of being ordained priest in the Church. Most will remember that Trinity Church sponsored Les into seminary and that Les previously served as Head of School at Trinity Episcopal School. He and his family lived in Thomas Hall when they resided in Natchez, prior to seminary, and were active participants at Trinity. Les has recently been assigned to Calvary Episcopal Church, Cleveland, MS (in the Delta). Congratulations Les!
Enneagram Retreat at the Gray Center - April 5-7, 2019
A letter form Ellen Gabardi:

I would like to invite you to consider gathering with  The Institute for Conscious Being  for an Enneagram retreat at the Gray Center in Canton April 5-7, 2019. I am presently engaged in their two-year training, and I have found their approach to be immensely complementary to the approach of  Life in the Trinity Ministry  with which many of you are familiar.  

As many of you have experienced firsthand in your own lives, the wisdom of the Enneagram creates space and grace by cultivating understanding and compassion for ourselves and for others. The teachings of  The Institute for Conscious Being  promote wholeness through spiritual consciousness and transformation. I hope you'll consider gathering with Dr. Howell and the faculty in April. 

To register click here (click on Gray Center Programs, then on 2019 Programs).  
For an even easier way to register click here to be taken to the form.  
Click here to view the flyer for the Enneagram Retreat

Ellen Gabardi
Daughters of the King Prayer Box
We invite you to utilize this prayer box knowing your request is privately received and prayed for in Christ's name. Also, as a reminder, you can call Ann O'Bryant in the Church Office in times of illness for support or be placed on the posted prayer list.

The Daughters of the King meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4 PM in the Parish Hall of Trinity Church. For more information contact Teresa Noland.
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.
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.

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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)
Save the Dates!
Bishop Seage Visiting on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019!

The Bishop will Confirm and Receive candidates
and Fr. Ken will formally be installed as Rector
Claws for a Cause
Sunday, May 19, 2019!

V olunteers are needed!
Please consider signing
up to be a part of this awesome event!
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, March 10th - Lent I
( service at 8:00 am and 10:30 am )

Eucharistic Ministers:
·    8:00 a.m . - Bruce Scarborough
·    10:30 a.m . - Kathleen Bond
·    8:00 a.m . - Tim Morrison
·    10:30 a.m . - Paul Sullivan, Melissa Cavin
 Intercessor (10:30):  Russell Butts
Usher Captain: Trippy Shields
Oblation Bearers: Mike and Elaine Gemmell
Greeters:  Trippy Shields, Bennie Boone
Altar Guild: Cathy Dale, Tim Morrison
Flower Guild: Amelia Salmon, Katherine Garner
To find the full Liturgical Schedule for March, please click here .
This Sunday's Readings

Sunday, March 10th - Lent I
(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, Allen McCulneyl,BeBe Jones, Rhonda Chisholm, Thomas Wisner, Vance Custer, Margarita Krause, Kari Tippens, Patsy Armstrong, Pete Cantu, Corky Vess, Daniel Ball,, Alan Wolf, Brian Mulhearn; 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, and Jeanie Peabody,
A Prayer For This Week
Loving God, 
Sometimes my heart 
turns in every direction 
except towards you. 
Please help me 
to turn my heart toward you, 
to gaze upon you in trust 
and to seek your kingdom with all of my heart. 
Soften my hardened heart 
so that I might love others 
as a way to glorify and worship you. 
Grant me this with the
ever-present guidance of your spirit.
2019 Trinity Church Vestry
Hyde Carby - Senior Warden
Russell Butts - Junior Warden
Lisa Allain - Secretary
Trinity Episcopal Church
305 South Commerce St, Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: (601) 445-8432 | Fax: (601) 442-4939
Website:  Trinitynatchez.org