Dear Trinity Episcopal Church,
 
This past week our family took a vacation to Austin. We reconnected with some old college friends, showed our daughter the church where we married (All Saints', Austin), and had some relaxing time around the hotel pool. I hope that you, too, have been able to slow down at some point this summer.
 
But, in many ways, this felt like the deep breath before the plunge because this fall is going to be busy! Trinity is celebrating our Welcome Back Weekend in just a few weeks, school is about to start, and we have some new programs planned for the fall. This is going to be an exciting program year with lots of opportunities for growth, worship, and fellowship.
 
With peace,
Jimmy
Welcome Back Weekend
Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21

We are hosting fellowship gatherings across Galveston that weekend. We encourage you to sign up for the gathering that is physically closest to you so that you can get to know your Trinity neighbors better.
Sunday, August 7, 2022
9th Sunday After Pentecost
Acolyte Training & Scheduling
Sunday, August 14 - 11:30 a.m.
We are having a training session for all children and youth who are serving as acolytes or who want to learn more. Please contact Catie Totty to learn more and to get ready to serve as an acolyte!
Altar Flower Donations
Please consider remembering, honoring or celebrating a special person or occasion by donating the altar flowers on a meaningful Sunday. The altar flower arrangements currently cost $150 each week but donations of any size are accepted. You can make a gift for altar flowers online or by using one of the envelopes in the Narthex.

New Sunday School Schedule
Starting Sunday, August 21

At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, Trinity will have Sunday School for children and adults. That way, all people in our congregation can grow in their faith every week.
The new children's Sunday School program, Godly Play, is a Montessori based curriculum that invites our children to explore the Holy Scriptures and the Christian faith.
Children's Chapel, which takes place during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, will continue.
Adult Sunday School for Fall 2022 will focus on Christian faith expressed through art.
Keynote Speaker
Trinity is proud to have Donald Romanik kick off our Adult Sunday School series for the fall on August 21. Donald serves as the President of the Episcopal Church Foundation, an independent, lay-led and inclusive organization that helps build, vitalize and transform Episcopal faith communities focusing on formation, finance and resources. His experience across the Episcopal Church will help us consider our own faith and stewardship. 
Join Jimmy for a brief video bible study. This series of bible studies reviews the scripture lessons for Sunday so that you are ready for worship.
Volunteer and Donate at The Silk Purse
1124 37th Street Open Tuesday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p..m.
The Silk Purse at Grace Episcopal Church needs your help!
Now accepting gently pre-owned clothing (all sizes), toys and home goods to resell to our neighbors in need.
Want to help organize and operate the store?
Learn how you can volunteer!
Volunteer Opportunities
at St. Vincent's House
St. Vincent's House is a ministry of the Episcopal Church that seeks to serve the most vulnerable people in Galveston. Check out all their volunteer opportunities!
Summer Family Movie Nights at Trinity
Our final summer family movie night will take place August 19th at 7:00 p.m. in Upper Eaton Hall. We will be watching Disney's
"A Wrinkle in Time."
Hotdogs, assorted chips, popcorn, water, tea, and lemonade will be available! Bring your own soft drinks if desired. There will be chairs set up, but feel free to bring a blanket or bean bag chair for the kids! (Pajamas are ok too!)
15th Annual Galveston Women’s Conference
Friday, September 16, 2022 – Moody Gardens Convention Center
Join our office staff in attending the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Women’s Conference.
Let’s sit together! If you are interested in attending with office staff, please connect with Kathy VanDewalli
For tickets/more information visit:
Youth Group Activity - Youth Painting Competition
Saturday, September 9, 2022 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Save the date for a fun Youth Group activity! A youth painting competition will take place at Nolan's Downtown Food Park, 2424 Postoffice Street in Galveston. Our youth group will gather and participate for an evening of fun! More details to come.
Parish Prayer List
John Thatcher, Elke Pennington, Leah Malloy, Jim Earthman, Mary Lou Shuffler, Peggy McMullen, Robert Schulz, Stella Spence, Lyndi and Brian Tuschl, Sally Galbraith, Wayne Pagan, Brad Thomas and the Thomas family, Roger Lindsey, Bobby Grand, and Rob Pettapiece.

Those in active military service, especially John Kelso, Jr., and David Middleton.

Those celebrating birthdays this week, especially Margaret Kelso, Shanna Pennington, Ron Wyatt, Maggie Abbott, Joseph Bishop, Brantley Russell, Erin Hughes, Karen Lehr and Ollive Shepherd.

Please contact the church office to add someone to the prayer list.
Save the Dates! 2022 - 2023 School Year Begins!
Monday, August 15 - 6:00-7:00 p.m. Parent Orientation
Tuesday, August 16 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beginning School Meet & Greet
Wednesday, August 17 - 8:00 a.m. - First Day of School!
2022 Vestry
Mike Malloy (Senior Warden) – Tom Wimbrow (Junior Warden) Tammie Taylor (Clerk), Bart Adriance, Bill Ansell, Sally Byrom, Susan Duif, Laura Hughes, Jerry Jackson, Bill Leopold, Linda Macdonald, and Theron Pfeifer.
Church Staff
Rector The Rev. Jimmy Abbott
Director of Music – Ronald Wyatt
Parish Administrator – Kathy VanDewalli
Director of Finance – Camille Haglund
 Director of Christian Education for Children &
Lay Ministry Coordinator Catie Totty
Interim Head of Trinity Episcopal School Marie Kidd
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