Apalachicola, Florida.......................................................February 7, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Holy Eucharist from the 1928 Prayer Book

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary as a Diocese this year,
the month of February has been designated to celebrate our history. With that in mind, Bishop Kendrick has permitted all congregations
to celebrate the Holy Eucharist from the 1928 Prayer Book.

We will be doing just that, this Sunday.
The bulletin will be printed up so that the whole service
is contained within it; however, if you have an old ‘28 prayer book that gives you comfort, please bring it so that you may
renew and remember our tradition.

Eric +
Readings for February 9, 2020 , the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Readings for February 16,2020 , the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Rector’s Ramblings –
or thoughts that just flew into my head

1) Thinking of the antibiotic I am on and its effects on my diverticulitis, I am reminded of the Beatles’ song, “Getting Better” :

“I've got to admit it's getting better (Better)
I have to admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better since”… Augmentin.

Of course you know I am having a bowel resection on February 13 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The physicians say I’ll be there five to seven days, while the insurance company says three. I am certain that my recovery will determine my discharge date. Following discharge it will take two to four weeks to recover. In that time we will begin Lent and my Lenten dreams have all gone up in smoke; however, Martha+ has agreed to do a few services, as have some of our visiting clergy, so you will be in very good hands.

As an extrovert, I love to be around people; yet, when I am in pain or unwell, I wish to be left alone; therefore, one emissary, Patti McCartney, will check on me from time to time until I am ready to receive visitors. As the doctor told me, “At your age, you will need lots of help.” At your age!!!!!

During my recovery at home my sister Sheila and Mercedes Escorcia will be my health care aides. You will see two women coming in and out of the Rectory. My daughter may even come down. Finally, Mercedes tells me she has received training and worked as a healthcare provider for the “elderly ” while living in Spain. She thought that was funny.

When surgery is completed I am sure I will have a contact at the church to forward the information to the congregation and the Bishop. It is my hope to be back in action long before the four weeks are up, but I will place that decision in God’s hands.

2) On another subject Martha+’s EFM class will be offering Morning Prayer at times throughout Lent and I ask you to stay tuned and read about it in the Bay View .

3) By the time you receive this, your Rector and delegates will be attending our Diocesan Convention in Mobile.

4) We are still discerning whom to call to be our next Senior Warden . Please pray that someone feels called to fill this position. The only canonical job required of the Senior Warden is to notify the Bishop when the church is without a priest.

5) This may be the most important of these notes; I’m finally beginning to feel more at home here and I thank you for the time, advice, and love you have given me . I hope you can see how I am growing to love you as well.

6) Everyone is invited to join Monday School wherein we all read a book and discuss its impact on our lives. Recently we’ve been viewing podcasts to determine our next author. It meets Monday mornings at the Rectory from 10:30 until sometime around noon.

7) I am pleased to see that the ROMEO club has reclaimed its members and is meeting on Wednesdays at Ralph & Susie Wagoner’s home. This group started as we visited Dewitt Galloway in his home on a weekly basis. Despite his death, or because of his legacy, the “Really Old Men Eating Out” are once again enjoying fellowship.
8) Finally I ask two things; prayers for me, and that you attend one of the Ash Wednesday services on February 26 so that you may begin to keep a Holy Lent.

The Collect for the First Sunday after Ash Wednesday:

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

In Memoriam...Annie
Shrove Tuesday - It's Pancake Time at Trinity
For over 70 years, the members of Trinity have hosted a community Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. This year, our event is Tuesday February 25, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. As you know, Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday, is a day marked with feasting and fun before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the penitent season of Lent. 
Lee Bettis & Carrie Kienzle (above) , flipping and mixing pancakes during last year's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.
Members of Trinity, friends, neighbors, winter visitors, and local officials from the Apalachicola Bay area come to enjoy the meal and fellowship as a gesture of support, generosity, and friendship.

We hope you will attend the supper and invite family, friends, and neighbors to come with you. Some people find this is a good way to reach out to our community by purchasing the tickets, only $7 each, and then giving them away. Others choose to sell their tickets. Many out of town friends of Trinity show support by sending a donation.          

By now, you should have received five tickets and a self-addressed envelope for your response. If you choose to not purchase or sell the tickets, please return them to the church as soon as possible. If you need additional tickets they are available at the church office and they can be purchased at the door on the night of the supper.

Sign-up sheets (for food items & time slots for staffing) are in Benedict Hall. Please lend a hand.

Thank you in advance for your support! Hope to see all of you there!
-- Bella Rudo
Welcome Back to your Winter Home!

Last Sunday, Trinity welcomed four winter regulars back to our community
for a couple of months. Hello and hugs to The Rev. Liz & The Rev. Ralph Groskoph of Hancock NY (left) and The Rev. Don & Helene West of Ashland, WI.
EfM to lead Morning Prayer during Lent
"Participation in the Daily Office is at the heart
of Anglican spirituality.
It is the proper form of daily public worship in the church." ( www.episcopalchurch.org )

The 2019-2020 EfM cohort invites you to experience the peaceful recitation of Morning Prayer during the upcoming season of Lent. Beginning March 2, we will lead the prayer service on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 8 am. The service generally takes 20 minutes to complete and includes prayers, psalms, and readings from Holy Scripture.

We hope you will join us in this Lenten observation of prayer as we work to deepen our faith, develop spiritual discipline, and inform our understanding of Christian maturity, the theme of this year's EfM program.

For more information about EfM, contact
Martha Harris at 850-653-5856 or Carol Wood at 850-866-9850.
Questions about Morning Prayer service may be directed to
Janice Olson,  janiceolson756@gmail.com  or 860-985-1883
2019 Tax Statements Now Available

Individual statements of contributions to Trinity for tax year 2019 have been prepared and are now available on the back table in the church. Beginning Monday February 10, they will be located in the Church Office. If you do not see yours, please contact Lee Bettis.
Family Fun
Bonnie Stewart (right) , enjoyed
a visit in Atlanta recently with
her son, Jason (center) , granddaughter, Ella & grandson, Luke (left) .

The grandkids are champion climbers!
ON THE MEND: Our friend, HD Cannington , is recovering from a serious bout with the flu, complicated by a blood infection. Cheryl reports that earlier this week he left Athens (GA) Regional Hospital to go "home" to M organ Medical Center  in Madison for four weeks of IV antibiotics and rehab. "We appreciate the prayers and love of our friends and family so very much", she said.

You can send cards and notes to his home address: 549 Sycamore Street, Madison GA 30650
PLEASE NOTE: Trinity's Church office will be closed on Monday, February 17, in Observation of President's Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, February 18 at 8 am.
Aleksandra Kasman

Sunday, February 9 at 4 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church

Presented by
The Ilse Newell Fund
Music of Medtner,
Franck, Rachmaninoff
Music by composers Medtner, Franck, and Rachmaninoff will be performed by Aleksander "Sasha" Kasman, who was born into a musical family from Moscow. She made her piano debut performance at the age of 13.

She holds an M.M. degree from Juilliard School of Music, was recently named the 2019/2020 Young Artist in Residence of NPR’s Performance Today, and has performed across the U.S., Italy, Russia, Ukraine, France, and Japan.

A reception will be held at Trinity’s Benedict Hall following the concert.
February 16
Acolyte:  Debbie Flowers
Lectors:  Lectors: R. Wagoner & C. Clark
Prayers: Susan Galloway
Greeters: Ralph & Susie Wagoner
Chalice:  K. Hadaway & P. Marler
Healing: Kristin Anderson
Flowers: Martha Harris
Altar Guild:  A. Dolan & C. Springer
Hospitality:  Tour of Homes

February 23
Acolyte: Bill & Fisher Van Der Tulip
Lectors: B. Stewart & S. Galloway
Prayers: Kristin Anderson
Greeters: Charlie & Brenda Galloway
Chalice: B. Jones & P. McCartney
Healing: Kristin Anderson
Flowers: Evie Bettis
Altar Guild:  A. Dolan & C. Springer 
Hospitality: Tour of Homes
Sunday Services are 8 am & 10:30 am, 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