eMessenger  | April 14, 2019
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Trinity Episcopal Church
Holy Week and Easter Schedule

     
Palm Sunday - April 14
 8:00 a.m. - Rt. I Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. - Rt. II Holy Eucharist
 5:30 p.m. - Rt. II Holy Eucharist

Holy Week
Wednesday – April 17
 Trinity Lenten Service/Dinner
22nd and Winnie
6:00 p.m. - Rt. II Holy Eucharist
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
The Rev. Judith McDaniels
              
Maundy Thursday – April 18
 7:00 p.m. - Liturgy, Washing of Feet
        and Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday – April 19
11:00 a.m. - Stations of the Cross (outside)
12:00 Noon - Good Friday Liturgy
  6:00 p.m. - Stations of the Cross (Cloister)

Saturday Easter Vigil Baptism – April 20
   5:30 p.m. - Baptism in the Gulf on
  21 st & Seawall-east side of Murdoch’s

Easter Sunday - April 21
           8:00 a.m. - Rt. I Holy Eucharist
  9:45 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt on the Garth*
followed by Children’s Flowering
of the Cross in the Church
10:30 a.m. - Rt. II Holy Eucharist with
Special Music
5:30 p.m. - Rt. II Holy Eucharist

  * Please bring a basket or bag for each child
 in the egg hunt and a few flowers from your
 garden for them to put on the cross. 
Sunday child care from 8:00 a.m. - Noon

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD EGGS!
Easter Sunday marks our largest church attendance of both adults and children. One reason is our traditional and festive Easter Egg Hunt on the Garth. To continue this tradition we are asking our parishioners to please donate some plastic eggs with a little prize, pennies or wrapped candy inside (preferably non-melting)
Egg donations can be left at the church office during the week or bring them to church on Sunday. Thanks for helping out!

ST. VINCENT’S HOUSE HAS CONTACTED TRINITY WITH AN URGENT REQUEST
FOR SNACK PACKS.
Please pick up a few individually packaged Tuna with Crackers, Chicken Salad with Crackers, Peanut Butter Crackers, Vienna Sausage, breakfast bars, or any pop top meals, individual cereal boxes, cookies, etc. 

SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Re-dedication of Eaton Hall
Lots of details to follow, but mostly: be there or be square!
The entire community is invited to this celebration, picnic dinner, and re-opening of our beautifully restored space.

Calendar



Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
4/14 – 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
4/14 – 10:30 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist, Sanctuary
4/14 – 5:30 pm – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
LAST DAY FOR EASTER FLOWER AND MUSIC DEDICATIONS
4/15 – 5 :30 pm – Women's Bible Study Kelso Library
4/15 – 6:00 pm – EYC - Last Supper in Eaton Hall
4/17 – 10:00 am – Daughters of the King - Eaton Hall
4/17 – 6:00 pm – Lenten Dinner & Speaker Eaton Hall
4/18 – 7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Liturgy and Foot Washing – Sanctuary
4/19 – 11:00 am – Stations of the Cross (outside)
4/19 – Noon – Good Friday Liturgy – Sanctuary
4/19 – 6:00 pm – Stations of the Cross – Cloister
4/20 – Noon – Memorial Service for Christa Sykes – Eaton Hall (upstairs)
4/20 – 6:00 pm – Baptism in the Gulf – 21st and Seawall on the sand
5/05 – 5:00 pm – Rededication of Eaton Hall

Coffee and refreshments now available in downstairs Eaton Hall
following morning services!
Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:15 am in Eaton Hall
NO ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK
LUKE: KNOWING THE BIBLE SERIES
Monday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm
in Kelso Library
Childcare available, if needed


This is a book-driven, bible study, homework class (No video) The  book may be purchased for $8.99 on Amazon or with your commitment by January 14, the church will order the books together. Please contact Danielle Alvarado at dalvarado@trinitygalv.org if you can join us or have questions. Bring a friend and a snack to share. (See the pictures on this week’s E-messenger including socks with Rev. Susan on them!)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
TRINITY WILL HOST THE LAST
LENTEN SERVICE, DINNER AND PROGRAM

6:00 PM – SERVICE IN THE SANCTUARY
6:30 PM – MEXICAN DINNER EATON HALL
SERVED BY THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW 

SPEAKER: The Reverend Judith McDaniel
Retired Professor of Homiletics,
Virginia Theological Seminary
        
MENU: CATERED FAJITAS DINNER
We ask the congregation to please provide desserts.
We will serve approximately 60 people.

WE INVITE OUR CONGREGATION TO ATTEND
AND SUPPORT THIS SPECIAL EVENT



BAPTISM IN THE
GULF OF MEXICO
Saturday, April 20

Meet on the beach (sand) at 21 st Street
On the east side of Murdoch’s
5:30 pm for those to be Baptized
6:00 pm for others
    
If you or someone special you know would like to receive the sacrament of Baptism in the Gulf, please notify the church office, asap to complete the paper work for Baptismal Certificates.

The entire congregation and their friends are invited to experience the Liturgy of Holy Saturday and receive Communion.

Following the service, the Boy Scouts will provide a fire for making S’mores and watching the sunset over the water.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL YOUTH
LEADERS
Peyton Heinze
Reverend Susan Kennard (after November)
Fr. Ed Thompson
   
REMINDER:   Any parents anticipating volunteering or chaperoning this group for any activity must take the SafeGuarding God’s Children course BEFORE the event.
Watch for dates of classes throughout the year.
An Evening in Tuscany
Mission Trip Gala 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Eaton Hall
Dinner, Wine, Auction and Entertainment
Dinner Tickets $30 or $50 for Two
Benefit for the E.Y.C. Mission Trip to Hurricane, West Virginia

GODLY PLAY
Time: 10:15 a.m., Godly Play Room next to Nursery

Our nursery is staffed EVERY Sunday from 8 am - noon
for newborns through age 3.
Children, ages 4 through 5th grade, are invited to attend Godly Play Sunday School in the chapel on the cloister and will be returned to their parents in the Church at the Peace .
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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

April 14 - Maria Heller
April 14 - Garrett McLeod
April 16 - Karen Rush
April 17 - Kodiak Cox
April 18 - Bill Macdonald
April 19 - Thomas Shelton
April 20 - Susette Mahaffey
April 20 - Ed Muncey

God gave us music that we might pray without words .
                          
We invite you to join the Trinity choir with rehearsals on Thursday evenings, at 6:30 p.m., in the Choir Room.
Please contact Mr. Ron Wyatt for information at 409.765.6317 ext. 212 or email rwyatt@trintygalv.org .



SECURITY MEASURES
By directive of the Vestry, the entrance doors on Ball Street (office entrance) will be locked at all times. Please ring the doorbell on the right of the door for entry
Sunday entry will only be through the Cloister door.


Trinity traditionally honors its graduating seniors at the end of the academic year. If your senior is graduating from high school and plans to attend college or a technical program we would love to hear their plans for the future.

We would also like to acknowledge all our grads from college, medical school, or vocational programs. So, please let us hear from you by the end of April.
GOSPELS & SERMONS
Missed church on Sunday? Want to listen again to a past Gospel or Sermon?
Now you can! When available, we'll try to post links to Sound Cloud of each week's
Gospel and Sermon.

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from April l7, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from March 24, 2019 10:30 a.m. (Bishop Duncan)

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from March 24, 2019 8:00 a.m.

Can't make the Sunday morning celebration?
We have a 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist every Sunday!
The Reverend Susan Kennard
Rector - Trinity Episcopal Church
The Reverend Edward Thompson
Associate Rector - Trinity Episcopal Church
The Reverend Douglas Tucker
Assisting Priest - Trinity Episcopal Church
Palm Sunday - Only a Donkey
The donkey awakened, his mind still savoring the afterglow of the most exciting day of his life. Never before had he felt such a rush of pleasure and pride.

He walked into town and found a group of people by the well. “I’ll show myself to them,” he thought.

But they didn’t notice him. They went on drawing their water and paid him no mind.

“Throw your garments down,” he said crossly. “Don’t you know who I am?” They just looked at him in amazement. Someone slapped him across the tail and ordered him to move.

“Miserable heathens!” he muttered to himself. “I’ll just go to the market where the good people are. They will remember me.”

But the same thing happened. No one paid any attention to the donkey as he strutted down the main street in front of the market place.

“The palm branches! Where are the palm branches!” he shouted. “Yesterday, you threw palm branches!”

Hurt and confused, the donkey returned home to his mother. “Foolish child,” she said gently. “Don’t you realize that without Him, you are just an ordinary donkey?”

Just like the donkey who carried Jesus in Jerusalem, we are most fulfilled when we are in the service of Jesus Christ. Without him, all our best efforts are like “filthy rags” ( Isaiah 64:6 ) and amount to nothing. When we lift up Christ, however, we are no longer ordinary people, but key players in God’s plan to redeem the word. - anonymous

  WILLIAM TEMPLE CENTER (WILLIE T'S)
An Episcopal Ministry to College and UTMB Students
Larissa Botik, Executive Director
(409) 599.1457 or wtecgalveston@gmail.com   
We welcome dessert donations or if you would like to volunteer, call me at 409.599.1457 or wtecgalveston@gmail.com.

WILLIAM TEMPLE EPISCOPAL CENTER
Still Feeding and Serving UTMB Students Every Week    


WEDNESDAYS AT WILLIE T’S
The William Temple Foundation serving UTMB and college students on the Cloister at Trinity - Contact Larissa Botik at wtecgalveston@gmail.com
    5-6 pm - Wednesdays - Sanctuary Open for Prayer - Sanctuary
    5:30-6 pm - Wednesdays - Evening Prayer at the Altar - Sanctuary
    6 pm - Wednesdays - Free homemade, hot dinner for students - Eaton Hall
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News from Trinity Episcopal School

Week at a glance Click Here

Monday Message (from 04/08/19) Click Here


PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Chase Adams, Camille Haglund , Bill Macdonald, Elke Pennington, Sarah Thompson, Klade Brownell, Doug Wilson, Mike Ellis, Roger Lindsey and Tyler O

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Margaret Lee, Jack Erdmann, Ben Johnson, Fred Schlemmer, Kathleen Collins, Leo Mack, Joe and Leta Higgins, Robert Lefeber, Ruben Rincon, Frank Fotorny, Rodney Winzel, Leslie Sandiser, Ellen Parkey, Lisa Schweitzer, Cynthia Vought, Sissy Howell, Brad Thomas, Betty Schroeder, Peggy McMullen, Keaton Adams, Genie Tavener Rolfe, Kevin Godleski, Mary Cooper, Guy Griffith, Robert Hutchins, David Edwards, Karen Rudenberg, Belva Funke, Louise Campbell, Frances Townsend, Mindy Bollinger, Phillip Head, Billy Garrison, Daryl Wilson,  Kyle Brown. Jimmy Yeatman, Bunny Zapalac
and Ross Grief.            


We are updating our prayer list. Please notify the office if your loved
ones and/or friends have recovered or need to remain on the prayer list.

PRAYERS FOR THOSE IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE
John R. Kelley, Jarrod Johnson, John Wilkinson, Bo Lollar, John Kelso, Jr., David Middleton and Nick Toombs .
  ALTAR FLOWERS
Flowers are not placed on the altar during Lent.
Please save flower requests for Easter Sunday.

PALM SUNDAY
April 14, 2019
LEADERS IN SUNDAY'S LITURGY
 
8:00 a.m. – Rite I
 
Lector --- Claudia Stein
 
Worship Leader --- Claudia Stein
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Claudia Stein
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
Altar Guild --- Nancy Boling and Bill Kennard
 
Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich
 
9:15 a.m. – NO ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK
 
10:15 a.m. – Godly Play
 
10:30 a.m. Rt. II with Holy Eucharist
 
Organist --- Ron Wyatt
 
Current Choir
Natalie Cardona, Roy Flores, Gretchen Lindquist,
Gayle Monsour, Edgar Moore, Bill Noble,
Mary Townsend, Cheryl Tucker, Patty Wood
 
Lector --- Jo Ann Ware
 
Worship Leader --- John Speich
 
Eucharistic Ministers --- John Speich and Nancy Polk
 
Prélude --- Dominica in Palmis, John Langlais
 
Hymns --- 154, 170, 168
 
1st Lesson --- Isaiah 50:4-9a
 
Psalm --- 31:9-16
 
2nd Lesson --- Philippians 2:5-11
 
Gospel --- Luke 23:1-49
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
Offertory Anthem --- Do We Behold Him, G. P. Palestrina
 
Communion Anthem --- In Paradisium (from Requiem), Gabriel Faure
Natalie Cordona, soprano
 
Postlude --- All Glory, Laud and Honor, Max Reger
 
Usher Team II
Kathy VanDewalli, Team Leader
Shannon and Keith Davis, Bill Leopold, Mary Lou Shuffler,
Paul and Olivia Selman, John VanDewalli
 
Altar Guild
Weekday --- Nancy Boling and Jessica Amadour
Sunday --- Ed Muncey, Jeannie Poirier and Mary Lou Shuffler
 
Godly Play
Danielle Alvarado, Linda Alvarado and Kay Perkins
 
Youth Group --- Peyton Heinze, Jennifer Haglund
 
E-Messenger --- Kathy VanDewalli
 
Newcomers/Visitors Ministry --- Carolyn Speich
 
William Temple Ministry --- Larissa Botik
SERVICE AND OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

These small groups meet regularly, and welcome new members:

Young family group: Jennifer Kelso jmkelso@swbell.net

Choir: Ron Wyatt rwyatt@trinitygalv.org

Youth Group: Danielle Alvarado dalvarado@trinitygalv.org

Daughters of the King: Kathleen Galbraith kggalbraith@gmail.com

Brotherhood of St. Andrew: John Speich speich@sbcglobal.net

Women's bible study : Danielle Alvarado dalvarado@trinitygalv.org

LGBTQ social group: Calvin Bu ckley CEB1905@icould.com

Midweek bible study open to all: Rev. Susan Kennard and Rev. Edward Thompson susankennard@sbcglobal.net , associate@trinitygalv.org

Volunteer support for William Temple Center: Larissa Botik botikandcompany@gmail.com

Salvation Army volunteer teams : Eileen Hall ewhgaltx@sbcglobal.net
2019 VESTRY
(Back Row) The Reverend Susan Kennard,Calvin Buckley, Eugenia Campbell, Walter Meyer, Eileen Hall, Dotsy Balentine, Senior Warden John Speich, and Mary Lou Shuffler. (Front row) Rowan Dougherty, Maurine Nichols, Laura Hughes and John VanDewalli. (Not pictured) Ann Anderson.
IF YOU HAVE CONTACT INFORMATION TO UPDATE OR IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY JOINED TRINITY WE WANT TO INCLUDE YOU. PLEASE PICK UP A FORM IN THE NARTHEX, COMPLETE AND DROP IT IN THE DESIGNATED BOX. IF YOU HAVE A PHOTO TO INCLUDE JUST DROP IT BY THE OFFICE OR EMAIL TO INFO@TRINITYGALV.ORG.

PASTORAL CARE
For Pastoral Care please contact

The Rev. Ed Thompson
504.320.4857 
PARKING LOT USE

Trinity is privileged to be permitted use of the  fenced parking lot across the street for weekly services and, with approval, for our special events. However, by owner’s terms, cars must leave the lot soon after services, lunches, weddings and funerals or risk being locked in behind the fence. We  certainly encourage use of the parking lot, but caution those planning lunch or other offsite  activities to please park elsewhere after church sponsored events. Thank you for helping us to  be good neighbors with the new owners. 
TREASURER’S REPORT
Year to Date Totals as of Feb. 28, 2019


Total Revenue                                                 $149,103
Transfers from Reserves                                 $   0      
Investment Earnings Used in Operations       $ 600
Less Total Expenses                                     ($129,693)

Net Total Operating Margin $ 20,010
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SERVICES AT THE MERIDIAN 

The clergy of Trinity Episcopal Church, along with organist Ron Wyatt, conduct a Eucharistic service at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at The Meridian on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Families and friends of residents are welcome to join the group regardless of denomination.
Trinity Episcopal Church | (409) 765-6317 | info@trintygalv.org | www.trinitygalv.org
Photo by Bill Schafer