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ADOPT-AN-ANGEL ON SUNDAY IN EATON HALL
NEW FAMILIES ADDED!

Please stop by Eaton Hall and select an angel or two from the Angel Tree and sign the register for the selected child. All Angels will not be on the tree at one time but will be added as the names are provided. We hope to give each child a toy and clothing item for Christmas. Gift cards may also be purchased.
All gifts should be wrapped with the angel tags securely attached and returned to the church office by Sunday, December 11.
If you are unable to shop, but would like to participate, please write a check to Trinity Church with “Adopt-A-Family” on the memo line and the committee will purchase and wrap gifts or purchase gift cards for you. Thank you for being an angel.
Trinity Church, founded in 1841 and still making history.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Calendar
12/01 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
12/01 – 9:30 am – Adult Sunday School Making Advent Wreaths – Eaton Hall
12/01 – 10:30 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
12/01 – 1:00 pm – EFM Class – Kelso Library
12/01 5:30 pm – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
12/02 – 5:30 pm – Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study – Kelso Library
11/04 – 5:30 pm – Education Committee – Kelso Library
12/07 7:30 pm – Pipe Organ Extravaganza and reception
12/08 – 4:00 pm – Advent Pilgrimage -Starts at 1st Lutheran
12/09 – 5:30 pm – St. Nicholas Ornament Making & Dinner – Eaton Hall
12/10 – 10:00 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist Service- The Meridian
12/11 – 10:00 am – Daughters of the King Christmas Party – Eaton Hall
12/12 – 4:00 pm – Performance of the Messiah - Houston
12/13 – 7:00 pm – Supper Club Christmas Dinner – Eaton Hall

Coffee and refreshments now available in downstairs Eaton Hall following morning services!

INTERCESSORY PRAYER STATION
“If you desire intercessory prayer following Sunday Communion, you will find the prayer team by the healing station in the back of the church.”

PLEASE SEE SUNDAY'S BULLETIN FOR CHRISTMAS AND MUSIC REQUEST FORMS
THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF

 JOHN STOCKWELL SAMUELS, III

WILL BE HELD AT
10:00 AM. ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7,
IN EATON HALL (UPSTAIRS)

THE REVEREND SUSAN KENNARD, OFFICIATING
GODLY PLAY STUDENTS FROM LAST SUNDAY

5:30 PM CHRISTMAS EVE
FAMILY SERVICE
CHILDREN’S LIVE NATIVITY
On Christmas Eve our children are invited to participate in a live Nativity scene on the Garth. At 4:30 pm children need to meet in the chapel on the cloister where costumes will be provided to slip over their clothes. All children will be given a star to bring to the nativity scene during the service.
 
If your children, grandchildren, godchildren or friends would
Like participate in the memorable event, please contact
Danielle Alvarado at dalvardo@trinitygalv.org.  
EYC IS SELLING BROWNIE MIX THIS WEEK
BUY EARLY FOR GIFT GIVING!


EYC will sell Brownie Mix at the church at ArtWalk on Saturday, Nov. 30th. There will be a packaging choice:
Choose from the mix in A Mason Jar
Or
Wrapped in a terry cloth kitchen towel.


OH WHAT FUN!

ALL ARE INVITED TO OUR
TRINITY CHRISTMAS SUPPER CLUB
December 13, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Downstairs Eaton Hall

Please RSVP to Judy Giovannini
Jgiovannini1@comcast.net or 409.741.2399


Hosted by
Judy and John Giovannini and John and Carolyn Speich
1 MORE TABLE DECORATOR IS NEEDED

ALL ARE WELCOME!
Every Thursday, 6:30-7:00 p.m. in Upstairs Eaton Hall
(elevator available)
NO SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING

You are invited to come for yourself as well as bring the names of others
for whom you want prayer and for the incidents and events in our world
for which you are concerned.
Through your holy spirit, burning as a flame, gentle as a dove,
May we who receive these gifts live lives of justice, love and prayer,
In union with your whole church we worship you, O God,
In songs of everlasting praise. – New Zealand Prayer Book


The Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday
9:30 – 11:00 am in Eaton Hall (downstairs)
A ministry "for the spread of Christ's Kingdom among men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican Communion". Members follow a rule of prayer, study and service and strive to model responsible evangelistic behavior. First founded in 1883 by a small group of young Episcopalians at a downtown Chicago church, there are currently 25 chapters in the Diocese of Texas. Trinity’s Chapter meets on the 1 st and 2nd Saturdays at 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Eaton Hall (downstairs). Contact John Speich at johnspeich@gmail.com for information or to join this group. 
CAMP ALLEN PRESENTS
CHRIST IN THE CAROLS ADVENT RETREAT
December 6-8, 2019

This retreat provides a meaningful time of encouragement, reflection, and prayer during Advent. Participants will take a closer look at some of the best-loved carols and how they point us to the Gospel. Participants will also find opportunities to enjoy Camp Allen activities, wreath-making, and a special Christmas sing-along.

SPEAKERS

Christin D. Lazlo , an internationally syndicated radio host, popular speaker and author of more than 80 books, Bible Studies and devotionals.

Andrew Lazlo, an expert on the life and work of C. S. Lewis and speaks nationally and internationally on Lewis related topics. He currently attends Virginia Theological Seminary, where he is preparing for full-time ordained ministry.


           To register visit Campallen.org or call 936.825.7175

Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:15 am in Eaton Hall
JOIN US FOR DECEMBER 2019 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM IN EATON HALL
DECEMBER 1
Making Advent Wreaths

DECEMBER 8
Advent and Christmas Traditions

DECEMBER 15
Packing Boxes for Seafarers

DECEMBER 22
Piano and Favorite Carols
A CHRISTMAS TRADITION

YOU ARE INVITED
TO ATTEND A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE MESSIAH
 AT CHRIST EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
8300 Katy Freeway, Houston
At 8:00 pm, December 12
Meet in front of Trinity at 4:00 pm and we will have a light dinner prior to the performance. No charge for tickets.


Trinity will provide a 12-passenger bus to transport all parishioners who wish to attend this performance. Should additional transportation be needed a van is available.

The CEPC choir and orchestra along with special guest soloists will once again delight you with this special masterwork.

This year’s performances will again be highlighted by our 17th century Flemish harpsichord. This instrument is an authentic Flemish style single manual instrument after Ruckers as designed by Marc Ducornet with all parts and materials from Atelier Marc Ducornet in Paris, custom built by Gerald Self.

This has become a Christmas tradition for many of you, and hopefully, many more in the future. “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty, God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince Of Peace” ( Isaiah 9:6 ).
29th ANNUAL ADVENT PILGRIMAGE
4:00 p.m. - December 8, 2019
Mary and Joseph walked from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born in a manger.

This year, as it did for Joseph and Mary, let Advent begin with a pilgrimage.
At its inception, the Galveston Advent Pilgrimage was led by a large tin star made in Mexico that contained a lighted candle. A community procession followed from church to church in the downtown area. That star belonged to The Reverend John Donovan, then Rector of Trinity, and now Rector Emeritus. The star that now leads us is a replica of the original but still leads the pilgrimage and is still owned by Trinity.
Bring your friends & neighbors to join this journey towards Christmas
While the pilgrimage is walked among 5 historic churches, people of all faiths (and any who may be searching for a faith or have none) are invited to participate. A Christmas reading, a prayer and 2 hymns will be sung at each church. At the conclusion, a reception will be hosted by the Catholic Church at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 1912 Winnie. A van, provided by Moody Methodist Church, will be available for those unable to walk the pilgrimage. The procession begins at:
1)       First Lutheran Church – 25 th and Winnie
2)       First Baptist Church – 23 rd and Sealy
3)       Trinity Episcopal Church – 22 nd and Winnie
4)       1 st Presbyterian Church – 19 th and Church
5)       St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral – 21 st and Church
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME
ORNAMENT AND ST. NICHOLAS PARTY
Co-hosted by
Trinity Church and TES PTO


MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
5:30-7:00 PM
EATON HALL (downstairs)
Make Christmas ornaments with friends and family
Meet St. Nicholas
Chick-Fil-A Dinner Provided
For questions of information contact
    LynseyGinsberg@hotmail.com or dalvarado@trinitygalv.org
MID-WEEK ADULT BIBLE STUDY
NOW STUDYING - ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

Day:  Thursdays
Time:      7:00 – 8:00 pm
Place:     Upstairs Eaton Hall (elevator available)
Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
It’s time for TEC Women’s Bible Study!
Day: Mondays
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 .
Godly Play Logo
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.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK
December 1 - Peter Moore
December 2 - Alice Sweeney Herd
December 2 - Matthew Hughes
December 4 - Tracy McCarley
December 4 - Catherine Polk
December 6 - Vicki Lewis
December 6 - Lydia McKeithan
December 6 - Nicole Patillo
December 7 - Tim Toombs
December 7 - Kate Zendeh Del

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 .

WILLIE T’S IS IN NEED
OF A WEDNESDAY GROCERY SHOPPER. 
Please Contact 409.765.6317 if you can help!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Contact the Church Office

Ushers – 4th Sunday of the month.
Altar Guild – One weekday or one Sunday service a month
Salvation Army- 2 Cooks and a Shopper -1 Thurs. per month
St. Vincent’s House – Wed., 11 am-1 pm, Supervise showers/laundry

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 November 24, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from November 17, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from November 10, 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.
ERIN ROSE

Erin Rose of San Antonio, is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in biology. She is now a third-year student in the UTMB Physical Therapy Doctoral program.
She was influenced in her choice of a physical therapy career when her late father was diagnosed with cancer. She said she was impressed by how his therapists had the skills to help.
“I like the way we can have personal connections with patients, celebrate small victories along the way and spend time with them. I like to see God come out in each patient, as brothers and sisters in Christ. My goal is to be a healer, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to help God with my hands and skills.
She is a big fan of UTMB and Galveston.
“The UTMB professors are amazing,” she said. “They are open, friendly and helpful, and I love the Galveston atmosphere, especially the sunsets. I’m so thankful to Trinity and the community. I don’t know if I could survive without this Island family. Galveston is the place I was meant to be.”
Erin played soccer at Texas Lutheran, and today enjoys outdoor intramural sports, running on the beach and walking her dog on the Seawall.
For the future, she is leaning toward beginning her career as a traveling physical therapist, visiting different areas of the United States, exploring the world in which we live and learning how different states and therapists work.
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
John Donovan, Paul Grizzle, John Williams, Fellman Seinsheimer, Vashti Thompson, Betty Bilheimer, Elke Pennington, Ollive Shepherd, Vinton Hudson, and Theodore Collins.

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Jack Erdmann, Fred Schlemmer, Samitha Hess, Sally West, Stacy Haynes, Roger Lindsey, Margaret Lee, Leo Mack, Joe and Leta Higgins, Robert and Donald Lefeber, Ruben Rincon, Rodney Winzel, Ellen Parkey, Sissy Howell, Brad Thomas, Betty Schroeder, Peggy McMullen, Mary Cooper, David Edwards, Karen Rudenberg, Belva Funke, Louise Campbell, Frances Townsend, Mindy Bollinger, Phillip Head, Billy Garrison, and Kyle Brown.
    
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 to the Glory of God
by Vicki and Stretch Lewis in loving memory of
AUDREY AND STEPHEN LEWIS

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 1, 2019
LEADERS IN SUNDAY LITURGY

8:00 a.m. – Rite I

Lector ---  Claudia Stein

Worship Leader  --- Claudia Stein

Eucharistic Minister  --- Nita Caskey

Sermon ---  The Reverend Susan Kennard

Celebrant  --- The Reverend Edward Thompson

Altar Guild  --- Nancy Boling and Bill Kennard

Ushers  --- Claudia Stein and John Speich

9:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday School in Eaton Hall
Making Advent Wreaths
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 --- Chris Thomas

Worship Leader --- Mike Malloy

Eucharistic Minister --- John Speich

Pré l ude --- Sleepers Wake! A Voice Astounds Us, J. S. Bach

Hymns --- 57, 56, 59

First Lesson --- Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm --- 122

2nd Lesson --- Romans 13:11-14

Gospel --- Matthew 24:36-44

Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson

Offertory Anthem --- Come, Jesus, Holy Son of God, G. F. Handel

Communion Anthem --- Lift Up Your Head, Ye Mighty Gates, R. Shephard

Postlude --- Sleepers, Wake! A Voice Astounds Us, J. G. Walther

Usher Team I --- Trish Clason, Team Leader
Camille Haglund, Eugenia McDonald, Dixie Posert,
Ed Muncey, Jon Schultz, John Speich and Tom Wimbrow

Altar Guild
Weekday  --- Margie Frantz and Cheryl Tucker
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 / Website --- Kathy VanDewalli
 
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 church office if interested

Newcomers – Carolyn Speich at cspeichrn@aol.com

Young Professionals Group – Contact Jen Kelso at jmkelso@swbell.net
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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 October 31, 2019


Total Revenue                                                 $535,619
Transfers from Reserves                                 $ 45,058 
Investment Earnings Used in Operations       $ 67,133
Less Total Expenses                                     ($654,952)

Net Total Operating Margin______________( $ 7,142)
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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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