Apalachicola, Florida
May 13, 2022
Please Keep Eric in your Prayers

Dear fellow parishioners,

I am sure by now that most of you have read Eric’s letter and know that he has applied to the Church Pension Fund for short-term, followed by long-term, disability. The seriousness of his medical issues requires that he reside where adequate care is available. Although the end of his tenure here has come suddenly, I know that we all realize that this is in Eric’s best interest and, ultimately, in Trinity’s best interest as well. In the coming days, we will have a gathering in Benedict Hall so that we can offer Eric our goodbyes and well-wishes. Stay tuned!
The next several months will certainly present challenges for Trinity. I am grateful to have a strong, engaged vestry to help guide us through the transition. In my years at Trinity, I have never known this congregation to falter in the face of adversity. With faith and determination- and God’s guiding hand- we will once again weather the storm.
Your thoughts, prayers, comments and suggestions are always welcome. Do not hesitate to contact me or other vestry members with your concerns.
Meanwhile, please keep Eric in your prayers as he moves toward healing.
-- Blessings, Rennie Edwards, Sr. Warden
This Sunday, May 15, there will be one service at 10:30 am. The Rev. John Coleman of Dothan, AL
will lead us in worship.
Readings for May 15, 2022, the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Readings for May 22, 2022, the Sixth Sunday of Easter
Home & Garden Tour, Silent Auction Returned in Grand Style on Saturday
As a former Kindergarten teacher who still thinks as a five-year-old, here are two ABC acronyms that describe this past Saturday: Auction, Beautiful homes and gardens, Community Garden; and, All Bases Covered!

Sabrina and I give our heartfelt gratitude to the homeowners, the many volunteers seen and unseen, the county and city support, and most especially God, for a very successful 2022 Historic Apalachicola Tour of Homes and Gardens.
-- Karen Kessel
Though the number of people who perused all the great items in our tents was less than in 2019, we feel we had a very successful Auction. Purchases, from $9 to $900, made their way to our checkout lines. Many people took time to stop chat - to tell us how great the houses were this year, and what a great selection we had to offer under our auction tents. Some left with one small thing; others left with their arms loaded.

The fact that every item in Auction tents was available as “Take Away” made everything move smoother than ever before. Our volunteers took everything in stride and got the job done. Faye Brooks took care of the Buy It Now tent, calling it “my own little store”, and had steady traffic all day long. 

Someone had donated a Pilates machine that took three men to carry out to the tents. When it did not sell and we were facing the possibility of carrying it to the 2nd floor of Benedict Hall, a light bulb went off. We called the Franklin County Sheriff's Department and offered them the machine. Within 15 minutes officers had arrived, and it was on its way to the Deputies' workout room. Oh, and remember the Eastlake chairs & mirror featured in the last Bay View? They caught the eye of Carolyn Placeway who purchased, then donated, them to Trinity. 
-- Ginger Lawson

PHOTOS: William Sanders Maddox House; Aglaia & Betty at the auction; Gloria, Chris, Kristi & Jo at ticket will call; Auction Committee - Ginger, Kathy, Carol, Gay, Betty, Marlene, Joy & Rennie.
Charles T. Ponder
July 23, 1940 - April 22, 2022

CT Ponder died peacefully on April 22 in Tallahassee. A memorial service
in celebration of his life will be held on Saurday, June 25, 2022 at 10 am
at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola.

Join Trinity's Lay Ministry as a Lector
or Prayers of the People Reader

Anyone desiring to become a new Lector and/or Prayers of the People reader, should contact Candace Springer (clspringer@fairpoint.netby May 20. Questions concerning this ministry can be directed to Candace at 850-653-8072. 

If you are already serving as a lector and/or Prayers of the People reader, you will be included on the forthcoming July-December 2022 schedule. The schedule will be emailed to you in mid-June.

This is an important ministry of the church and we are grateful to those who so graciously give of their time to contribute in this way. 

Want to Welcome Sunday Worshippers? Be an Usher!

We are staffing back up with ushers for the 10:30 am Sunday service. Positions are available for the second Sunday of each month, as well as the occasional fifth Sunday, plus substitutes. If interested, please contact Ralph Wagoner at (605) 366-8294 or email at wagoner@augie.edu
Ron Harris Hospitalized in Tallahassee

Ron Harris experienced a stroke last weekend and is presently recuperating at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (room 4417). Jane reports that he is doing well and will be transferred to a rehab facility when he is discharged from the hospital. Ron and Jane appreciate your prayers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A fraudulent email address for Eric is making
its way across the internet. If you receive a message from: ericztrinityapalachicola@gmail.com, please do not respond to it!
These homes & buildings have a lot to tell us.
Enjoy this self-guided tour through May 21.
May 15, 2022

Lectors - Kristin Anderson, Randy Mims
Prayers of the People - Dee Crusoe
Acolyte - Rick Watson
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Gloria Austin
Altar Guild - Susie Wagoner
Flower Guild - Joy Tracy, Dee Crusoe
May 22, 2022

Lectors - Susan Galloway, Candace Springer
Prayers of the People - Patti McCartney
Acolyte - Steve Watson
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Patti McCartney
Altar Guild - Susie Wagoner
Flower Guild - Martha Harris
Worship Services at 8 & 10:30 am Sunday, Eastern time

Church address: 79 6th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Office address: 76 5th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Mailing address: PO Box 667, Apalachicola, Florida 32329

Phone number: (850) 653-9550