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"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings
have trouble remembering how to fly."
IMMEDIATE NEED!
Our Thursday Salvation Army Cook Team meets at 3:15 pm to prepare and serve meals and are finished by 5:30 pm. We have an immediate need for a grocery shopper and 2 cooks. If you can help one Thursday a month , please contact Eileen Hall at 744-2583.
WE HAVE A CONTINUED PLEA FROM ST. VINCENT’S HOUSE FOR SNACK PACK ITEMS FOR THEIR FOOD PANTRY.
When shopping each week, please pick up a few individually wrapped:
Tuna and crackers, chicken salad and crackers, peanut butter crackers,
Individual fruit cups, cereals, food bars, fruit juice, cookies, or pop top/
zip closure packets of food. Items can be left in the food collection baskets behind the last row of pews. Thank you for being an angel!

Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Calendar
8/11 – 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
8/11 – 9:15 am – Adult Sunday School – Eaton Hall
8/11 – 10:30 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist, Sanctuary
8/11 – 5:30 pm – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
813 – 10:00 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – The Meridian
8/15 – 5:30 pm – Education Committee – Kelso Library
8/18 – 10:30 am – Blessing of the Backpacks & Coins for Libera
8/18 – 6:30 pm – Newcomer's dinner with Clergy – Eaton Hall

Coffee and refreshments now available in downstairs Eaton Hall following morning services!
FALL EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Watch for additional details in coming weeks!
AUGUST 18 – 10:30 AM. - BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS . All students, pre-school thru Medical/Graduate school and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed for the coming academic year.

AUGUST 18 – 10:30 AM – COIN DONATION COLLECTION FOR STUDENT DESKS IN LIBERIA . Bring all the loose change from around your house and cars to be collected by the Sunday School children to purchase school desks for Liberia.

SEPTEMBER 8 – 9:30 AM – ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IN EATON HALL. – THE SCRIPTUAL FOUNDATION OF THE MESSIAH (see description following Adult Forum below)

SEPTEMBER 8 – 10:30 AM - RALLY DAY AND MINISTRY FAIR –
BBQ sandwiches provided in Eaton Hall following the service. Committee and Outreach Projects sign up.

SEPTEMBER 9 – 5:30 - 7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Beth Moore video series on Daniel. Contact Danielle Alvarado at dalvarado@trinitygalv.org to sign up.

SEPTEMBER 20 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES – HAPPY HOUR AND MIXER – Galveston Island Brewery, 8423 Stewart Road. Contact: Jennifer Kelso at 409.795.8446 or jmkelso@swbell.net
Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:15 am in Eaton Hall

READ 2 CORINTHIANS 10-11   FOR THIS SUNDAY’S CLASS
Acts of the Apostles
“You are my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria,
 and the ends of the earth.”
We will spend the weeks of summer marching through the churches
in those geographic areas.
SAVE THE DATES!
FALL 2019 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 7th 9:30 AM IN EATON HALL

The Scriptural Foundation of The Messiah
  Join us for 10 weeks in the Fall of 2019 as we study the biblical passages that form this great work of George Frideric Handel. (1685-1759) The passages were compiled by Handel’s contemporary, Charles Jennens.  
   Each week we will study the background and context of the scripture, and watch that portion of The Messiah as it was performed and recorded by Collegium 1704 (Conductor Vaclav Lucs) in Prague in 2011.
On Thursday, December 12, we will ride into Houston together for a live performance of Handel's Messiah at 8:00 p.m. at the Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church!
Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
It’s time for TEC Women’s Bible Study!
Start: Monday, Sept 9
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Kelso Library
Childcare: Provided, let me know so I can set up
Snacks: Bring to share if you can
What to bring: Purchase the study guide, and bring a Bible, or grab one off the shelf!
Commitment: 12 week video led Bible Study. Some homework included. “Do what blesses you, not what burdens you.” Beth Moore
RSVP: Respond with questions, or if you are interested. Invite friends!
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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TRINITY EPISCOPAL YOUTH
LEADERS
Peyton Heinze
Reverend Susan Kennard
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.


August 13 - Olive Shepherd
August 14 - Alison Barker
August 15 - Francie Howell
August 16 - Connor McDermott
August 16 - Ann Moody
August 17 - Frances Buergler
August 17 - Kathryn Fairchild
RALLY DAY, or what we’re beginning to call MINISTRY FAIR this year is Sunday, September 8. Last year – the organization, the set-up, etc. was so well done that we’d like to do it again. We will, of course, welcome other ideas or suggestions; after all, we do not believe in “This is how we’ve always done it.” And, “variety is the spice of life.” This year we will have a Ministry Brochure to hand out to passers-by and inquirers in addition to your own creation. The brochure has a descriptive paragraph on nearly every ministry, including contact info, within our parish.

So, please start putting together your displays again, and feel free to share your questions or concerns.

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.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
  St. Vincent’s House is now providing access to showers and laundry
on their premises for the homeless.
Can you volunteer with this outreach project any Wednesday
from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.?
Contact the church office for details at 409.765.6317
SERVICE OF HEALING PROPOSAL

The clergy have been discussing and praying what it would be and look like to add a Service of Healing as another worship opportunity in our congregation.
Here are some scenarios based on our experience; please share your experiences or suggest your preference by emailing, calling or texting us (Susan and Edward) or Trish in the parish office at 409.765.6317 or info@trinitygalv.org.
1.       During Sunday worship those desiring prayer for healing may peel off to perhaps the sacristy where one of the priests or an experienced lay leader will pray with and anoint each person;
2.       Wednesday/Friday noon or Thursday evening – a full service of Healing (anointing of the sick) with or without Eucharist.
3.       As to the venue, please know that Eaton Memorial Chapel (upstairs) with the beautiful Good Shepherd window is an option. It is accessible.

We look forward to hearing from you.
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 July 28, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from July 21, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from July 7, 2019

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
The Reverend
David Dearman
Assisting Priest
Trinity Episcopal Church

  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

If you would like to be a part of this great ministry we are always looking for friends to be on our substitute cook team list. For more details please contact: Larissa Botik 409-599-1457.
HOUSING NEED
One of Willie T’s physical therapy doctoral students is looking for temporary housing in the Pearland area while he completes a 10-week internship at a skilled nursing facility. Contact Larissa Botik at 409-599-1457 if you have or know someone with a spare bedroom or apartment.
NEW FEATURE!
Each week we will share the story of a student served by our work at Willie T's!
CHRISTINA HAYNES
Christina Haynes is entering her second year in UTMB’s physical therapy doctoral program. Proud to be born and raised in Victoria, Texas, she earned her bachelor’s degree at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and chose UTMB because its PT program is highly ranked, and because she was inspired by the city’s fine physicians, many of whom are UTMB alumni.
She believes PT gives people their lives back, allowing them do what they want to do. A physical therapist helps grandparents recover to be with their families. Faith had a role in choosing her career path: She believes God created our bodies to be able to heal ourselves, but patients need to know the tools to get better. A physical therapist must be compassionate but firm – there can be pain and stress in the exercises and stretching I guide them through, but I know I can help them if they’ll work with me.
She believes in what Jesus said: “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.”
“Serving neighbors is serving Jesus,” she said. “We’re all one big community and I want to do my part. It’s my way of serving the Christian community.”

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News from Trinity Episcopal School

Blessing of the Backpacks - Sunday, August 18th

School starts - August 21st


PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
  Jon Schultz, Betty Bilheimer, Sally West, Wayne Pagan, Jim Atchley and Mandy Nathan

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Doug Wilson, Fred Schlemmer, Mike Ellis, Elke Pennington, Stacy Haynes, Chase Adams, Roger Lindsey, Sarah Thompson, Margaret Lee, Jack Erdmann,  Kathleen Collins, Leo Mack, Joe and Leta Higgins, Robert and Edward Lefeber, Ruben Rincon, Rodney Winzel, Ellen Parkey, Sissy Howell, Brad Thomas, Betty Schroeder, Peggy McMullen, 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.              
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 Kayle McKnutley.
ALTAR FLOWERS
The flowers on the altar today are given by the Selman Family
to the Glory of God and in loving memory of
ERNESTINE WISRODT BLYTHE,  MARY L. EDWARDS AND VERA M. BLYTHE .

NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
August 11, 2019
LEADERS IN SUNDAY LITURGY
8:00 a.m. – Rite I
 
Lector --- Bob Hern
 
Worship Leader --- Bob Hern
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Bill Kennard
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Douglas Tucker
 
Altar Guild --- Susan Duif and Wally Wood
 
Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich
 
9:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School
Assignment: Read 2 Corinthians 10-11
 
10:15 a.m. – Godly Play
 
10:30 a.m. Rt. II with Holy Eucharist
 
Organist/Choirmaster
Ron Wyatt
 
Current Choir
Roy Flores, Gretchen Lindquist,
Gayle Monsour, Edgar Moore, Bill Noble,
Mary Townsend, Cheryl Tucker, Patty Wood
 
Lector --- Alison Barker
 
Worship Leader --- Catherine Polk
 
Eucharistic Ministers --- Alison Barker and Catherine Polk
 
Prélude --- Communion, César Franck
 

Hymns --- 401, 312, 637
 
First Lesson --- Genesis 15:1-6
 
Psalm --- 33:12-22
 
2nd Lesson --- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
 
Gospel --- Luke 12:32-40
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Douglas Tucker
 
Offertory Organ Solo --- We All Believe in One God, J. S. Bach
 
Postlude --- Fanfare, Arthur Wells
 
Usher Team II
Kathy VanDewalli, Team Leader
Keith and Shannon Davis, Paul and Olivia Selman,
Bill Leopold, Mary Lou Shuffler and John VanDewalli
Altar Guild
Weekday --- Margie Frantz
Sunday --- Jacque Ellis, Bill Kennard and Melanie Noble
 
Godly Play
Danielle Alvarado, Linda Alvarado and Kay Perkins
 
Youth Group
Peyton Heinze, Jennifer Haglund
 
E-Messenger --- Kathy Van Dewalli
 
Newcomers/Visitors Ministry --- Carolyn Speich
 
William Temple Ministry --- Larissa Botik
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.
SERVICE AND OUTREACH COMMITTEES

Acolytes – Open to youth ages nine through high school. Training sessions are available by contacting Mark Kelso at kelso5027@gmail.com .

Altar Guild – Open to men and women who are scheduled in rotating teams (weekdays or Sundays) to refill candles, torches, and prepare the altar for services, funerals and weddings. Contact Susan Duif at suduif@sbcglobal.net.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew – A newly formed men’s ministry that supports the clergy and mentors boys in the Episcopal Communion, in the community. Recently held a smoked-meat event. Usually meets on the 1 st and 3 rd Saturday of the month. Contact John Speich at johnspeich@gmail.com .

Daughters of the King – Open to the women of the church, it implements vows to work, pray and give. They maintain a prayer list of parishioners who are sick or in need of prayer. They make prayer blankets and Chemo Kits and deliver Sunday altar flowers to the sick and homebound. Meetings are held on the 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays of the month. Contact Sally Byrom at sally.byrom@gmail.com

Women’s Bible Study – Meets Monday evenings during the school year. Contact Danielle Alvarado dalvarado@trinitygalv.org .

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

Godly Play Sunday School , Vacation Bible School, Christmas Pageant for Children - dalvarado@trinitygalv.org

Choir - Contact Ron Wyatt at rwyatt@trinitygalv.org

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) – Contact Gloria Schlemmer at barleyfcs@sbcglobal.net.

Cooking Teams for Salvation Army - Contact Eileen Hall at ewhgaltx@sbcglobal.net

Cooking Teams for William Temple Students – Contact Larissa Botik at wtecgalveston@gmail.com

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

Ushers and Greeter Teams – Linda Macdonald at linlorm@aol.com

Outreach Group – Contact Calvin Buckley at ceb1905@icoud.com

LGBTQ Social Events - Contact Calvin Buckley ceb1905@icoud.com

Lay Liturgical Readers – Contact Bob Hern at bobhern@sbcglobal.net

Bus trips to events – Suggestions: info@trintygalv.org

Supper Club - monthly dinners in parishioners’ home s, Contact Judy Giovannini at   jgiovannini1@comcast.net

Newcomers – Carolyn Speich at cspeichrn@aol.com

Young Professionals Group – Contact Jen Kelso at jmkelso@swbell.net
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 June 30, 2019


Total Revenue                                                 $387,109
Transfers from Reserves                                 $   0      
Investment Earnings Used in Operations       $ 29,800
Less Total Expenses                                     ($380,566)

Net Total Operating Margin______________ $ 36,343
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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.
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