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ADVENT WALK
QUEEN VICTORIA'S VISIT
ST. NICHOLAS AND ORNAMENT PARTY
SUPPER CLUB TABLE DESIGNS
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
12/15 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
12/15 – 9:30 am – Adult Sunday School Outreach Christmas Project – Eaton Hall
12/15 – 10:30 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
12/15 – 1:00 pm – EFM Class – Kelso Library
12/15 5:30 pm – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
12/16 – 5:30 pm – Women's Bible Study - Kelso Library
12/17 – 5:30 pm – Finance Committee – Kelso Library

CHRISTMAS SERVICE SCHEDULE
12/24 – 5:00 pm – Children's Live Nativity
12/24 – 5:30 pm – Family Service, Rt. II Holy Eucharist
12/24 – 9:00 pm – Christmas Music
12/24 – 9:30 pm – Christmas Music, Choir, Rt. II Holy Eucharist

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

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.  
YEAR END CLOSING
 
 IRS rules require us to receive all year-end contributions in the church office or be postmarked by December 31, 2019.  If you would like to know the balance on your 2019 pledge, please contact Camille Haglund (Finance Director) at 409.765.6317 finance@trintygalv.org

 Please make sure your name is included as the donor on all checks that you are having sent directly from your investment or retirement account or have them send a note with the check? You can also notify Camille that a check is being sent so that she knows to look for its arrival. Final 2019 year-end contribution statements for tax purposes will be mailed around the middle of January 2020.

 If you have not signed a pledge card for 2020, please do so or email Camille at ( finance@trinitygalv.org ) and let her know what you intend to give in 2020. For accounting and budgeting purposes we need to have an idea of what we actually have to pay our church expenses. We are counting on each of you to help us sustain Trinity church, its staff and the teaching of Christ.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
Every Thursday, 6:30-7:00 p.m. in Upstairs Eaton Hall
(elevator available)

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. 
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 15
Packing Boxes for Seafarers

DECEMBER 22
Piano and Favorite Carols
ADULT FORMATION - JANUARY 2020

During three Sunday mornings (January 5, 12, and 19) our regular adult Sunday school time will be a discussion of the Holy Trinity. We will explore Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as we have known them AND as they are portrayed in The Shack. Each Sunday morning, a brief clip from the film will help launch our conversation, especially for visitors or those who couldn’t come to see the movie on the 5 th .
Many people have experienced profound healing in the experience of this amazing and very unusual story of death, resurrection, and God.
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 17 - Sally Byrom
December 18 - Cynthia Earthman
December 20 - Robert Hesley
December 21 - Nancy Hughes
December 22 - John Solari, III
December 23 - Bruce Culver
December 24 - Chase Redden
December 25 - Pat Welsh
December 27 - David Hughes

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 December 8, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from December 1, 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.
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.”

PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Kay Rekoff, Keith Mahaffey, Fellman Seinsheimer,
Vashti Thompson, Elke Pennington and Ollive Shepherd

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Fred Schlemmer, Samitha Edwards, Sally West, Elke Pennington, Stacy Haynes, Roger Lindsey, Margaret Lee, Leo Mack, Joe and Leta Higgins, Robert and Donald Lefeber, Ruben Rincon, 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
in loving memory of
DR. AND MRS.   FRED J. WOLMA AND FRED J. WOLMA, III;
In Celebration of the Wedding Anniversary of
LYDIA and E. DAN McKEITHAN;
and in celebration of the birthday of SALLY BYROM.
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 15, 2019
LEADERS IN SUNDAY LITURGY

8:00 a.m. – Rite I

Lector ---  Bob Hern
 
Worship Leader --- Bob Hern
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Bob Hern
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Altar Guild --- Susan Duif and Jeannie Campbell
 
Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich
 
9:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday School in Eaton Hall
Packing gift boxes for St. Vincent’s House
 
10:15 a.m. – Godly Play
 
10:30 a.m. Rt. II with Holy Eucharist
 
Organist/Choirmaster
Mr. Stephen Roddy,
 
Current Choir
Roy Flores, Gretchen Lindquist,
Gayle Monsour, Edgar Moore, Bill Noble,
Mary Townsend, Cheryl Tucker, Patty Wood
 
Lector --- John Giovannini
 
Worship Leader --- John Giovannini
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Mike Malloy
 
Pré l ude --- Of Thy Father’s Love Begotten, Gilbert Martin
 
Hymns --- 72, 56, 66
 
First Lesson --- Isaiah 35:1-10
 
Psalm --- 146:4-9
 
2nd Lesson --- James 5:7-10
 
Gospel --- Matthew 11:2-11
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Offertory Anthem --- Stir Up Thy Power, O Lord, James Biery


Communion Anthem --- Come Thy Redeemer of the Earth, R. Shephard
 
Postlude --- Wake, Awake for Night is Flying, David Cherwien
 
Usher Team III --- Teresa Reeves, Team Leader
Alison Barker, Jim and Sally Byrom, Bill Kennard,
Rick Swanson and C. J. Poirier
 
Altar Guild
Weekday --- Margie Frantz and Cheryl Tucker
Sunday --- Stacie and Hugh Putman, Brenda Atchley and Joy Incaprera
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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Photo by Bill Schafer