Apalachicola, Florida...............................................................June 28, 2019

We bid farewell last Sunday to The Rev. Donna J. Gerold who served
us with love and care as our Interim Priest, and we will welcome
The Rev. Eric Zile as our new Priest on Sunday, August 4.
Until then, we are grateful to have these former Trinity Priests
who will lead us in Sunday Worship.

June 30 -- Glen Totman
July 7 -- Martha Harris
July 14 -- Martha Harris
July 21 -- David Luckett
July 28 -- Martha Harris
Readings for Sunday, June 30, 2019 , the third Sunday after Pentecost
Readings For Sunday, July 7, 2019 , the the fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Thank You, Donna For Your Love & Service
During her farewell service, The Rev. Donna J. Gerold, offered this prayer for Trinity, as we continue our transition into a new era
of shared worship and community service:

Prayer for the Church

"Lord God you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot
see the ending, by paths yet untrodden through perils unknown.
Give us faith to go out with the good courage, not knowing where we go,
but only that your hand is leading us and your love is supporting us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen"
Trinity parishioners packed Benedict Hall to say thanks and farewell to Donna last Sunday with a bountiful Coffee Hour featuring savory and sweet bites, and, of course, dozens of deviled eggs.
Gary Ulrich, our Senior Warden, spoke on behalf of the congregation, thanking Donna for her year of service as Trinity's Interim Priest. She is headed to Hattiesburg MS where she will serve as an Interim at that city's Trinity Episcopal Church.

Musicians and Choir members, Brooks Jones & Randy Mims performed a trio of farewell songs, customizing lyrics about Donna's time at Trinity to familiar tunes. Click on the image (left) to enjoy one of these delightful songs.

Coffee Hour Takes a Vacation

Trinity's Coffee Hour is legendary. People throughout the community speak of the great cooks of Trinity. But, everyone and everything needs a vacation. And Trinity's Coffee Hour is taking a break from its notorious and delicious food spread for the month of July.

There will still be coffee (and tea) and fellowship in Benedict Hall following the 10:30 am worship service. And if you'd like, you are welcome to bring a plate of cookies or some other finger snacks. Just nothing that involves plates and forks, OK?

On Sunday, August 4, we will return to our regular Coffee Hour as we welcome our new Priest, The Rev. Eric Zile with an abundant table of Trinity's finest culinary creations.

-- Carole Brazsky, ECW President
Please Note:

  • Trinity's Church office will be closed Thursday, July 4 & Friday, July 5 in observation of the 4th of July. We will reopen on Monday, July 8 at 8 am.

Summer Graduations & Vacations
CT and Myra Ponder with their granddaughter Amanda Marchant Manning (above) at her graduation from Washington High School in Washington, North Carolina, June 15. Amanda will be attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, starting in August.


Ralph & Susie Wagoner enjoying photo shenanigans in Sacramento with grandchildren Ryan (9) & Charlotte (7) Wagoner.
With the memories of Hurricane Michael still fresh in our minds, and with reminders of the devastation still all around us, it is time to face the 2019 storm season. The timing, path, and intensity of tropical storms or hurricanes are unpredictable, but our level of preparedness is a bit more under our own control.

➢ First, make sure you have signed up for local alerts:

• To access Alert Franklin, go to www.franklinemergencymanagement.com and click on the Alert Franklin icon.

• Also, be sure to download the EverBridge App on your smart phone. 

• In addition, you can text the word "FRANKLINFL" to 888777 to anonymously sign up for emergency notifications.

➢ Stay informed about tropical storm systems on local TV & radio stations, the Weather Channel, and on the National Hurricane Center website:  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/  

➢ Make an emergency plan for your family – consider mobility, medical, and dietary needs, along with how to communicate with friends/family in other locations, pets, evacuation options, securing your property. There is a lot to think about, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Department of Homeland Security has checklists and tips at https://www.ready.gov

➢ Last October, as Michael escalated quickly, many of us made a hasty evacuation. If you don’t already have one, get a re-entry tag from Franklin County Emergency Management. All you need to do is complete the short application form & provide one form of residency verification. Here’s how to do it: https://www.franklinemergencymanagement.com/services/re-entry-tags/
June 30                                                                         July 7
Acolyte: Cindy Clark                                                   Acolyte: Cathy Buell
Lectors: N. Totman & C. Springer                               Lectors: K. Anderson & R. Edwards
Prayers: Ralph Wagoner                                               Prayers: CT Ponder
Greeters:                                                                        Greeters: T. Edwards & R. Wagoner
Chalice: P. McCartney & S. Wagoner                          Chalice: G. Austin & S. Wagoner
Healing: Kristin Anderson                                            Healing: Kristin Anderson
Flowers: Wesley Chesnut                                             Flowers: Aglaia Dolan
Altar Guild: J. Harris & N. Totman                              Altar Guild: S. Wagoner & A. Dolan
Hospitality: Tour of Homes                                         Hospitality: Vestry
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