Trinity Church, founded in 1841 and still making history.
Photo by Linda Macdonald
Girl scouts 2020
GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES
TODAY - $5 per box

Girl Scout Troop 26045 will be selling boxes of cookies after the 10:30 am service today. The troop is close to their long-term goal of an educational trip to London this summer, visiting the Girl Scout Headquarters. They will help Trinity’s Daisy Troop with their cookie sales on Sunday, 2/16. The troop leaders are Amy Neblett and Nikki Patillo.
TODAY IS BOY SCOUT SUNDAY AT TRINITY
Boy Scout Sunday is part of a national observance recognizing the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. Join us in thanksgiving prayers for Scouts and their role in shaping the futures of young people in our congregation and throughout the world.
Calendar
Upcoming Calendar Events
Thursdays – 6:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal
2/09 – 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
2/09 – 9:30 am – Adult Formation – Stump the Clergy! – Eaton Hall
2/09 – After the 10:30 Service – Girl Scout Cookie Sale
2/09 – 1:00 pm – EFM Class – TBA
2/09 5:30 pm – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
2/09 – 7:00 pm – Movie Night: Dietrich Bonhoeffer-Come Before Winter – Eaton Hall
2/11 – 10:00 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – The Meridian
2/15 – 9:30 am – The Brotherhood of St. Andrew – Kelso Library

Coffee and refreshments now available in downstairs Eaton Hall following Sunday 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.”
A TIME TO MOURN

As our community has lost so many dear members, I invite you to join in a circle on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. to simply remember them.
We will speak their names, and share the ways we miss them,
and thank God for them.

Feel free to bring a picture, or not. Bring a box of Kleenex, or not. Bring a prayer Book, or not. All are welcome. Come up the elevator to the second floor of Eaton Hall, where there is a time set apart to mourn.

Questions? Email or call Rev. Susan at the church: (409)765-6318 or susankennard@sbcglobal.net

Sunday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m.
We welcome Bishop Doyle to Trinity
for Baptism and Confirmation.

Baptism is the entry into Christ’s body throughout the world, and is open to all ages—infant through very old! Speak with Rev. Susan or Rev. Edward if you are interested.
Confirmation is how a Baptized person becomes an official adult Episcopalian, and is open to middle schoolers and above. If you want to join us, or just desire to learn more about our denomination or our parish church, here is the opportunity:
Discovery Series in One Day: Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 to 3:30 (Lunch and child-care provided.)
Discovery Series in Two Parts: Sunday, March 8 from 12:00 to 3:30, and Sunday, March 15 from 12:00 to 3:30. (Lunch and child-care provided.)
We will learn about the Bible, about the history of the entire Christian community, and about our history as a denomination. Bring all your questions and all your curiosity!

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. 
    NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
  12-Weeks Starting Monday, March 2
     5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Kelso Library
Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:15 am in Eaton Hall
JOIN US FOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM IN EATON HALL
ADULT FORMATION - FEBRUARY 2020

February’s four Sunday mornings will be devoted to discussing/answering questions on “Everything you ever wanted to know about The Episcopal Church.” Please encourage friends and parishioners to send in advance questions/topics they’d like to talk about – anything on liturgy, worship, mannerisms, theology, ethics, etc.



SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Movie Night at Trinity Church

We will view this documentary about Dittrich Bonhoeffer, and share our thoughts and responses. 
*CAMP ALLEN – ABUNDANT LIVING CONFERENCE*
March 2-4 – EXPLORE AGING AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Nature walks, canoeing singing, art and more.
Register: www.campallen.org or 866-334-2247
Early Bird Rates until February 3 ($20 off)
 Register: Trinity Church for a seat on the van 409-765-6317
Questions: Joal Donovan 409-795-0974
 A new commandment I give to you,
that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. - John 13:34
 
Early Happy Valentine’s Day to our Parish!

HOST AN IRONMAN ATHLETE
The IRONMAN 70.3 Texas , at Moody Gardens, is in need of hosts for some professional triathletes competing in the event. Race day is SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020. The athletes typically arrive the Thursday before the event and leave either Sunday, the day of the event, or Monday, the day after the event. Most have transportation. They typically need a clean, safe room and a place to make meals. In the past they have been very gracious. If you have a room or an apartment/house they can use for those dates, please send Danielle or Mike Alvarado a message at mike@alvarado. These young pros chasing their dreams would appreciate it! Thanks. (So far 4 on the waiting list) 




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.

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
2/09 – Bruce Ware

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!
DO YOU HAVE A ROOM TO SHARE?
A congregant at another local church needs a place to stay, possibly through May, before and after a surgical procedure coming up soon. She hopes to find a safe room with a bed, small desk, small closet and access to bathroom and kitchen. Based on information at hand, she can pay rent, is otherwise self-sufficient, and probably will not need post-surgery medical assistance. If you have room or if you know someone who has space for a roommate, please contact Father Ed.
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 January 19, 2020

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from January 12, 2020

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from January 5, 2020

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
  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.
ALI UHLE
Ali Uhle is a first-year student in the UTMB Physical Therapy Doctoral program from Tomball who was inspired to enter the profession by a physical therapist who helped her recover from a high school soccer injury.
“My therapist understood my fears about getting back into sports, and helped me recover quickly,” she said. “I have always been involved in sports, and the experience with my own injury made me want to practice physical therapy from an athlete’s perspective. Athletes don’t want to quit, they want to keep going, push through the pain.”
After one too many soccer injuries, she said, her parents urged her to take up a less dangerous sport. So, naturally, she took up pole vaulting! Ali earned a track scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin (her personal best in the pole vault was 13 feet, 9.75 inches – high enough to leap over a one-story house).
Along the way to earning a bachelor of science degree in exercise science, Ali volunteered at Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin and discovered the joy of helping children. “They touched my heart, and now I know I want to work with children.” She worked at a special needs clinic in Austin and was inspired to aim toward a career helping special needs children.
She said she fell in love with UTMB at first site, when she came for an application interview. “They made me feel so welcome, so at home in a small community. I cried on the way home with my mother, worried I wouldn’t get accepted. I was overjoyed the day my acceptance letter arrived.”
She joined Willie T’s through that first interview, too. “They told me about how there are so many people at Willie T’s who help take care of us. They are the nicest, sweetest people, and the free meals on Wednesdays are great. I don’t know any school that has anything like Willie T’s.”
Ali’s hobbies no longer include pole vaulting, but she still loves outdoor sports – volleyball, softball, flag football, for example. She also enjoys less strenuous activities like playing the harp and watching Galveston’s sunrises and sunsets.
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Don Carlson, Kyle Boling, Bill Smith, Stephen Snowden, Betty Bilheimer,
Fellman Seinsheimer, Wayne Pagan, Elke Pennington.


OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Samitha Edwards, Sally West, Stacy Haynes, Roger Lindsey, Margaret Lee,
Leo Mack, Leta Higgins, Robert Lefeber, Ruben Rincon, Ellen Parkey, Sissy Howell,
Brad Thomas, Betty Schroeder, Peggy McMullen, Mary Cooper, David Edwards,
Karen Rudenberg, Belva Funke, 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
and in loving memory of DR. AND MRS. FRED J. WOLMA, III
THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
FEBRUARY 9, 2020

LEADERS IN SUNDAY LITURGY

8:00 a.m. – Rite I

Lector – Rowan Dougherty

Worship Leader – Rowan Dougherty

Eucharistic Minister – Rowan Dougherty

Sermon The Reverend Edward Thompson

Celebrant The Reverend Susan Kennard

Altar Guild Wally Wood and Rowan Dougherty

Ushers Claudia Stein and John Speich

9:15 a.m.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:15 a.m. – Godly Play

10:30 a.m. Rt. II with Holy Eucharist

Organist/Choirmaster
Ron Wyatt

Current Choir
Roy Flores, Karen Lehr, Gretchen Lindquist,
Gayle Monsour, Edgar Moore, Bill Noble,
Mary Townsend, Cheryl Tucker, Patty Wood
Lector
Joal Donovan

Worship Leader
John Speich

Eucharistic Minister
Stacy Putman

Prélude
Suite du Prèmier Ton,
Grand Plein Jeu, Duo, Trio,
L-.N. Clérambault

Hymns
540, 488, 419

First Lesson
Isaiah 58:1-9a, [9b-12]

Psalm
112:1-9a [10]

2nd Lesson
1 Corinthians 2:1-12, [13-16]

Gospel
Matthew 5:13-20

Sermon
The Reverend Edward Thompson


Celebrant
The Reverend Susan Kennard


Offertory Anthem
The Lord Is My Light,
Robert Wetzler

Communion Anthem
God Be in My Head,
Michael Sitton
Postlude
Suite du Prè Ton,
L.-N. Clérambault

Usher Team II
Kathy VanDewalli, Head Usher
Keith and Shannon Davis, Bill Leopold, Olivia and Paul Selman,
Mary Lou Shuffler and John VanDewalli


Altar Guild
Weekday – Trish Clason
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/Website
Kathy VanDewalli and Pat Welsh
 
William Temple Ministry
Larissa Botik

2020 VESTRY
(Left to right) Eugenia Campbell, Rowan Dougherty, Tom Wimbrow, Laura Hughes, Mike Malloy, Robert Kraut, Senior Warden Susan Duif, The Reverend Susan Kennard, John VanDewalli, Mary Lou Shuffler and Dotsy Balentine. Not pictured Calvin Buckley and Eileen Hall.
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

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 November 30, 2019


Total Revenue                                                 $588,234
Transfers from Reserves                                 $ 45,058 
Investment Earnings Used in Operations       $ 76,467
Less Total Expenses                                     (717,597)

Net Total Operating Margin______________( $ 8,198)
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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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