Trinity Church, founded in 1841 and still making history.
EPISCOPALIAN FACTS:
WE THREE KINGS

The best known Epiphany hymn “We Three Kings” was written in 1857 by The Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr., while teaching music at the New York Episcopal Seminary. It was extremely uncommon that he wrote both music and lyrics and it was the first carol originating in the United States to receive widespread popularity. Originally titled “Three Kings of Orient,” it was sung for a Christmas pageant at the Seminary and with friends and family in dramatization of Matthew Chapter 2 to surprise the children. Due to its popularity the carol was published in 1862 in his book Carols, Hymns and Songs . In 1916, the carol was printed in the Episcopal Hymnal, in a separate section for Christmas songs. (currently page 128)
  
John Hopkins, Jr., the son of the long time Episcopal Bishop of Vermont, was likely a deacon at the seminary where he was the school’s first music instructor, when he composed the carol and was a priest in 1872. He became rector of Trinity Church in Plattsburg, New York and later served as rector of Christ Church, Williamsport, Pa.

A revered preacher, he delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Ulysses S. Grant in 1885. He died in Hudson, NY, on August 14, 1891.

Let Rev. Susan tell you the meaning of the kings and their gifts.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Calendar
1/12 – 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
1/12 – 9:30 am – Adult Sunday School - Eaton Hall, Discussion on the movie "The Shack"
1/12 – 10:30 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
1/12 – 1:00 pm – EFM Class - Kelso Library
1/12 5:30 pm – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
1/14 10:00 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – The Meridian
1/18 – 9:30 am – Brotherhood of St. Andrew – Kelso Library
1/26 – 9:15 am – ANNUAL PARRISH MEETING

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.”
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Our Annual Parish meeting
will be held in Eaton Hall between services at
9:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 26.
Voting will be conducted for New Vestry members and Council.

BAPTISM
We will have a Baptism at the 10:30 am service on January 26.
 Anyone wishing to be Baptized at this time, please contact the church office.

LOST AND FOUND

The Henderson’s picked up somebody’s Versace prescription glasses by mistake at the showing of THE SHACK in Eaton Hall last Sunday evening.
Check with the office if you are missing them.

We also are getting quite a collection of umbrellas in the Narthex and Eaton Hall. Please check to see if they belong to you!
YEAR END FINANCIAL REQUESTS

The Finance Office is closing the books for 2019 and needs your help so that a report can be finalized for the Annual Meeting. Please contact Camille if you need to check your pledge balance. If you have signed a pledge for 2020 we thank you. We are counting on everyone 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 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM IN EATON HALL
ADULT FORMATION - JANUARY 2020

Jan 12, and Jan. 19
We will explore the 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.


PARISH MEETING ON JANUARY 26TH

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. 
THIS WEEK
The Parable of the Good Shepherd
Bring your kids age 4 through 5th grade this Sunday at 10:15am
to Children’s Sunday School
Godly Play! 
They will enjoy the Lesson,
snack & craft
Teachers ~ Danielle & Vicki
Godly Play Logo
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.
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.
CAMP ALLEN EPISCOPAL YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Talk to your EYC Leaders About
JANUARY 24-26
The HAPPENING Experience #166 – 9th-12th Grade:  
The YES Experience #132 – 6th – 8th Grade
$75 includes meals and lodging
You sign up and we will drive you there.
Parents will pick up their children at Camp Allen so they can
experience the closing ceremony on Sunday morning.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK
January 14 - Claudia Stein
January 14 - Vashti Thompson
January 14 - Makenzie Walser
January 15 - Bart Adriance
January 16 - Albert Shannon
January 17 - Taylor O'Donnell

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.
IYLA BAGHERI

Iyla Bagheri is a second-year medical student at UTMB who was born and raised in San Antonio.
She said she chose UTMB through a partnership between UTMB and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she earned her bachelor of science degree in biology.
“I knew I wanted to come to Galveston from the first time I visited the campus,” she said. “It’s a close-knit community with a supportive, welcoming, and uplifting atmosphere. It was my first choice, and has been everything I thought it would be.”
She was inspired to pursue a healthcare career by a dentist in San Antonio who was an example of the impact a healthcare professional can have on patients. She enrolled in a healthcare careers curriculum in her high school, which gave her exposure to local hospitals and the opportunities to help patients.
She likes the investigative aspects of her medical training. “We learn the facts about science, then apply them to real-life cases. I’m learning not just from books and lectures,” she said, “but also through direct contact with patients whose treatments are related to what we are studying.”
Iyla is not yet certain what specialty she will pursue. She said she is leaning toward surgery, but is keeping an open mind to all of the possibilities. She may decide to practice in South Texas where the need for physicians is great, but said she also loves her hometown of San Antonio and may consider a career there.
She loves playing piano, both classical and pop, and she was a competitive tennis player in high school. Iyla speaks four languages – English, Spanish, French and Farsi (her parents emigrated to the United States from Tehran before she was born).
Iyla discovered Willie T’s at a UTMB orientation program, where she saw how welcoming everyone was. “They are warm, welcoming, sweet and kind. It doesn’t matter what you’re studying or what your religion preferences are, they just want to make you feel at home. It’s part of my routine now, fun to see everyone, to hang out. And the food is delicious!”
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Joe Higgins, Fred Schlemmer, Wayne Pagan, Kay Rekoff,
Fellman Seinsheimer, Vashti Thompson, and Elke Pennington.

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Samitha Edwards, Sally West, Stacy Haynes, Roger Lindsey, Margaret Lee, Leo Mack, 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
and in memory of Clif Stevens
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
JANUARY 12, 2020

LEADERS IN SUNDAY LITURGY

8:00 a.m. – Rite I
 
Lector --- Susan Duif
 
Worship Leader --- Susan Duif
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Bill Kennard
 
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.
Discussion on Portions of the Movie
The Shack
 
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 --- Jon Speich
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Jan Grizzle
 
Pré l ude --- Little Partita on “Salzburg,” James Woodman
 
Hymns --- 135, 121, 124
 
First Lesson --- Isaiah 42:1-9
 
Psalm --- 29
 
2nd Lesson --- Acts 10:34-43
 
Gospel --- Matthew 3:13-17
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Offertory Anthem --- Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, R. Shephard


Communion Anthem --- Arise, Shine, For Your Light Is Come, Robert J. Powell
 
Postlude --- How Brightly Shines the Morning Star, A. Armsdorph
 
Usher Team II
Kathy VanDewalli, Team Leader
Keith and Shannon Davis, Bill Leopold, Olivia and Paul Selman,
Mary Lou Shuffler and John VanDewalli
 
Altar Guild
Weekday --- Nancy Boling and Jessica Amador
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
 
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 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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