Apalachicola, Florida

February 3, 2023

Readings for February 5, 2023, the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Readings for February 12, 2023, the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany


Tour of Homes Holds Leader Kick-Off

Trinity’s 29th Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour occurs May 6. In preparation for the event, Tour of Homes held a kickoff meeting for leaders in Benedict Hall on January 13. Are you interested in being a part of this outreach ministry? Volunteers are needed to help in the next few months, as well as on tour day. Read about how you can assist the committees and chairs in upcoming issues of the Bay View

Tour of Homes 2023 Leadership (left to right):

Karen Brown - Vestry Liaison, Toni McIntosh - Treasurer, Kathy Rushmore - Auction, Sabrina Fornes - Chair, Tara Carter - Co-Chair, Kay Carson - Advertising & Website, Joy Tracy - Evensong Service, Jo Branch - Tickets, Kerry Petty - Hospitality, Rennie Edwards - Pillar Program, and Karen Kessel - Greeters. Not pictured: Ginger Lawson - Auction, Carrie Kienzle - Homes & Gardens, Mandi Singer - Photography, and Chris Presnell & Donna Knutson - Set-up/Grounds.                        

Pancake Supper Tickets Now Available

Trinity's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper returns this year, on Tuesday, February 21, 5 - 6:30 pm, in Benedict Hall. If you didn't pick up your tickets on Sunday, you can get them next Sunday or at the church office Monday-Thursday mornings.

A community event for over 70 years, the Pancake Supper offers fun and feasting before the penitent season of Lent. Tickets are $8.00; you can purchase them to share with friends, family, and neighbors. Additional tickets are available at the church office and can be purchased at the door.

You can also participate by joining the kitchen crew or by donating pancake mix, butter, and syrup. Look for sign-up sheets after church in Benedict Hall.

Two Trinity Volunteers Urgently Needed for Backpack Buddies of Franklin County!

Our first packing day is Tuesday, February 14.

Anyone can do this.


Please help, if you can!

Your Outreach Committee is working closely with Nastasha Creamer, director of Backpack Buddies of Franklin County, to recruit at least two volunteers to help pack weekend food for 263 children, most of whom receive free lunch at school every day. If you can help with this task, which takes about an hour weekly at Franklin County School in the early afternoon, please contact Natasha Creamer at (850) 670-2832.  

St. George Island United Methodist Church is on board too. If you want to know more, you can talk to Martha Harris or Penny Marler who packed food along with Natasha this week. 

Our New Rector Search Committee has completed the

Trinity Parish Profile and it is posted on our website for

potential candidates and other interested individuals.

You can read it here.

Help Big Bend Hospice With Supplements

Trinity Outreach is continuing its tradition of partnering with Big Bend Hospice to provide nutritional supplements for terminally ill patients in Franklin County. We need your help. 

Please bring Ensure, Boost, or Glucerna in any flavor to our red donation wagon in the narthex on Sundays or the church office porch on weekdays (through February 26). 


Conscious Contact Offers Workshops


Saturday, February 11

10 am – 3 pm

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect time for a day focused on Anahata, the heart chakra. The heart is the center of our capacity for self-love, compassion, and metta; love for others. During this workshop we will gently move in ways that support opening this treasure trove. Our time together will include guided meditation, Yin Yoga; a soothing and restorative practice done on the floor with the support of pillows, bolsters, and blankets; breathing techniques to calm and center. Our day will end with The Sacred Sounds of Donia.  Through guidance and sounds she will take us on a journey to the heart center, unfurling the bud of the blossom that lives within you. The only requirement is that you can easily move to and from the floor. 


Workshop is offered by Janice Olson, Founder, Conscious Contact LLC and Donia Smith, Owner, Bodysoundspirit, LMT and Reiki Master.


Thursday, February 16

10 am – 3 pm

This Day of Reflection is designed to prepare our hearts and minds for the season of Lent. Our retreat will offer you time to tend to your spiritual life with practices of quiet centering prayer, meditation, journaling, and simple crafting. This retreat will be a safe and sacred space for sharing our hopes, fears, doubts, and longings as we move toward through the desert in preparation for the glory of Easter.  

Workshop is offered by Janice Olson, Founder, Conscious Contact LLC

Workshops will be held in Benedict Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church

Cost:  $50 – Bring your own lunch        $60 – Heart-healthy lunch included

Class size limited to 12

Presented by Conscious Contact

To register, email janiceolson756@gmail.com

Created from a desire to share her experience, strength and hope with women who seek a deeper connection to themselves and the Divine, Conscious Contact is Janice’s calling and her ministry.  She is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor, Certified Zentangle Instructor (CZT), artist, crafter, gardener, and full-time spiritual seeker.  Scheduled to graduate from Metagem Institute in February as a certified Spiritual Director, Janice spends summers at her home in Wethersfield, CT and winters in Apalachicola, FL with her husband, Pete.  


February 5, 2023

Celebrant - The Rev. Martha Harris

Greeters - Tom Edwards, Ralph Wagoner

Lectors - Penny Marler, March Ard

Prayers of the People - Tom Edwards

Acolyte - Brooks Jones

Lay Eucharistic Minister - Patti McCartney

Altar Guild - Jane Harris

Flower Guild - Aglaia Dolan

February 12, 2023

Celebrant - The Rev. Martha Harris

Greeters - Chris Presnell, Mandi Singer

Lectors - Karen Brown, Brooks Jones

Prayers of the People - Susan Galloway

Acolyte - Rick Watson

Lay Eucharistic Minister - Candace Springer

Altar Guild - Jane Harris

Flower Guild - Joy Tracy, Dee Crusoe


Your Bay View: Trinity's bi-weekly e-newsletter, the Bay View, reaches members and friends every other Friday, sharing news and inspiration for and about our parish. Please send information and announcements, as well as photographs, to info@trinityapalachicola.org or call the church office at 850-653-9550. The deadline for submission is noon on Wednesday of each publication week. (The next deadline is February 15, 2023)

-- Kay Carson, Editor

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