Apalachicola, Florida
May 27, 2022
Meeting the Challenges
of Transition Together
If the weather over the last few days is any indication, then summer is upon us! Unfortunately, the heat and humidity may well be the only normal part of our summer at Trinity.
 
As we move into this period of transition, it will be necessary to make some adjustments in how and when we gather and worship. There is no doubt that you will all meet these challenges with an abundance of faith, good will and, hopefully, a healthy sense of humor!

Readings for May 29, 2022, the Seventh Sunday of Easter
Readings for June 5, 2022, the Day of Pentecost
AROUND THE CHURCH
Let’s Celebrate the Ministry of Father Eric Zile
On Sunday, June 12, following the 10:30 am church service, we will join together in Benedict Hall to express our appreciation for Eric’s ministry at Trinity and for his important ministry in the larger Apalachicola community. This gathering will also provide Eric an opportunity to say a few informal words to our congregation. 

Coffee hours after church at Trinity are well known for delicious and creative goodies. Watch for an email requesting food offerings and help setting up. Let’s say thank you and good-bye on this occasion with good food, lighthearted toasts, cheers, and reflections of good memories.

Traditionally, we honor our departing priests with a monetary gift. 
To contribute, send your checks, made out to Trinity with the
notation “Eric”, by June 6.
Young Musicians Bring Joyous Tunes to Trinity
Elena & Kai Rodriguez were featured performers at Trinity prior to last Sunday's church service. Elena, 13, studies piano and Kai, 9, studies violin with our own Martha Watson. We were happy to welcome them, along with their parents, Anna Maria Cannatella and Erin Rodriguez of Apalachicola.
New Procedure for Maintenance Requests
Thanks for your patience as I settle into being Trinity's Junior Warden. Now that Jean Bush is our new office administrator, she and I have developed a process for maintenance requests. 

You can email Jean at info@trinityapalachicola.org or call the church office and leave a message at 850.653.9550. She will acknowledge your message and keep a running tally of requests; we will prioritize them weekly.

The first item on the list is replacing burned out light bulbs and the HVAC filters. It's a challenge to maintain an historic property, and doubly so without a priest. All of us will take on more responsibility in this interim as we search for a new rector. 

If you see something that needs attention and you can take care of it, by all means, do it and let us know. If you want to take on a project, such as maintenance of the columbarium garden, please let me know. 

-- Rick Watson, Jr. Warden
A Family Tradition
Comes Full Circle

When Susan Farmer was invited by Patti McCartney to serve as an acolyte at Trinity last month, it marked the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Susan knew her father had  served in that role as a young man, but, women and girls were not allowed to be acolytes when Susan was that same age. Fortunately, times changed and her daughter has served as an acolyte. Now, it is Susan’s turn.

Born in 1928, Gordon Church was first recruited to the choir of an Episcopal Church in MIssouri by a friend whose own father was a priest. While Gordon's father was an organist for several churches in Kansas City, Gordon had not attended an Episcopal Church before he began to sing there. At that church, he received a cross engraved with his initials – GC – and dated 1948, when he would have been 20 years old.

Although her father died at age 56, the cross remained in Susan’s family. She believes her father might have received it as a confirmation gift, or when he served as an acolyte. Susan, who finds comfort in the Episcopal rituals, is pleased to serve as a Trinity acolyte…and to wear her father’s elegant cross.
2022 Trinity Outreach Award Goes to
Four Students in Honor of C.T. Ponder
The 2022 Trinity Outreach Award for promising Franklin County High School Seniors bound for college or vocational programs was established by the church’s Outreach Committee. The award is a new laptop computer, appropriate to the recipient’s educational interests and career goals. 
 
This year the award was presented in honor of C.T. Ponder who died just last month on April 22. C.T. was born and raised in Apalachicola and lived and worked here until 2019. He graduated from Chapman High School, attended Chipola Junior College and later, graduated from Florida State University. He was an English teacher, coach and administrator in Franklin County and served for eight years as County School Superintendent. He was a lifelong member and lay leader of Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola.

The Trinity Outreach Award this year went to four students: 
Annie Smith, Darius Johnson, Alondra Jimenez and Sage Brannan.
Rick Watson turned 75 recently, and Martha threw a celebration party where Trinity and community friends heped him celebrate.
Camden Miles Merrill happily celebrated his nine-month birthday at last Sunday's service, with grand-parents Jon & Michelle Brubacher.
OUR GREATER COMMUNITY
Big Bend Hospice Needs Your Help

Big Bend Hospice periodically gathers donations of nutritional supplements, such as Boost, Ensure, and Glucerna. These products are vital to to Hospice clients. Trinity members have previously generously donated these items, and it is time to do so again. The Trinity donation wagon will be in the narthex and on the porch of the rectory during the month of June. Just drop your purchases off at your convenience.
The Apalachicola Margaret Key Library offers activities for all ages.
LAY MINISTRY SCHEDULE
May 29, 2022

Lectors - David McLain, Candace Springer
Prayers of the People - Kristin Anderson
Acolyte - Kirk Hadaway
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Kirk Hadaway
Altar Guild - Susie Wagoner
Flower Guild - Joy Tracy, Dee Crusoe
June 5, 2022

Lectors - Brooks Jones, Candace Springer
Prayers of the People - Susan Galloway
Acolyte - Brooks Jones
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Brooks Jones
Altar Guild - Susan Galloway
Flower Guild - Aglaia Dolan
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