eMessenger  | March 10, 2019
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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Remember to set your clocks Forward one hour this Sunday!
Snapshots from this week at Trinity!
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER IN EATON HALL
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
ASHES TO GO - 21ST & SEAWALL BOULVEARD
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
TRINITY SUPPER CLUB - HOME OF WALTER & OLIVIA MEYER
Friday, March 8, 2019
Calendar



Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
3/10 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
3/10 – 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
3/10 – 9:30 am – New Sunday School Series - Eaton Hall
3/03 – 5:30 pm – Rt. II Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
3/10 – Noon – 3:30 pm – 2nd Confirmation Class, lunch provided – Eaton Hall
3 /11 – 5 :30 pm – Women's Bible Study = Kelso Library
3/13 – 6:00 pm – Lenten Program at St. Augustine's of Hippo - 1410 41st St.
3/10 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm – All Day Confirmation Class, lunch provided – Eaton Hall
3/24 - 10:30 am - Baptism and Confirmation with Bishop Duncan
5/05 – 5:00 pm – Rededication of Eaton Hall

Coffee and refreshments now available in downstairs Eaton Hall
following morning services!
Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:15 am in Eaton Hall
NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL TOPIC - MARCH 10 - APRIL 7
GOSPEL PASSAGES IN LENT

                March 10    Luke 4:1-13         Confronting the Temptations
               March 17    Luke 13:31-35           The Power of Gentleness
               March 24    Luke 13:1-9               Called to Repentance
               March 31    Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32  Amazing Grace
               April 7        John 12:1-8                 The Fragrance of Generosity
 
Consider making this study a part of your Lenten discipline…I know we will grow in some new way as we live into these passages.
LUKE: KNOWING THE BIBLE SERIES
Monday evenings beginning at 5:30 p
in Kelso Library
Childcare available, if needed


This is a book-driven, bible study, homework class (No video) The  book may be purchased for $8.99 on Amazon or with your commitment by January 14, the church will order the books together. Please contact Danielle Alvarado at dalvarado@trinitygalv.org if you can join us or have questions. Bring a friend and a snack to share. (See the pictures on this week’s E-messenger including socks with Rev. Susan on them!)
2019 Wednesday Nights in Lent
Worship, Dinner and Speakers
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Eaton Hall
The Baptized Life: A Lenten Journey  
           
Join us for worship, dinner, and a variety of gifted speakers.
Each presenter will open our eyes to the Life of the Baptized
in new and different ways!
All are welcome, and child care is provided.

March 13 - St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, 1410 41 st St.
The Rev. Dr. John G. Lewis,
Lecturer in New Testament, Seminary of the Southwest.
March 20 - Grace Episcopal Church, 1115 36 th Street
Mary MacGregor, Consultant,
Retired Canon for Evangelism for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
March 27 - Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball    
The Rev. Travis Smith,
Rector of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Angleton.
April 3 - St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, 1401-41 st St.
The Rev. Blake Rider,
Transition Officer, Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
April 10 - Grace Episcopal Church, 1115 36 th St.
Lisa Barrera-Odom,
Executive Director of St. Vincent’s House.
April 17 - Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball
The Rev. Dr. Judith McDaniel,
Retired Professor of Homiletics,
Virginia Theological Seminary
WHY DO WE GIVE UP THINGS FOR LENT?

Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or volunteering and giving of themselves for others. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan.

Early Christians observed "a season of penitence and fasting" in preparation for the Paschal feast, or Pascha (BCP, pp. 264-265). The season now known as Lent (from an Old English word meaning "spring," the time of lengthening days) has a long history. Originally, in places where Pascha was celebrated on a Sunday, the Paschal feast followed a fast of up to two days. In the third century this fast was lengthened to six days. Eventually this fast became attached to, or overlapped, another fast of forty days, in imitation of Christ's fasting in the wilderness. The forty-day fast was especially important for converts to the faith who were preparing for baptism, and for those guilty of notorious sins who were being restored to the Christian assembly.

In the western church the forty days of Lent extend from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, omitting Sundays. The last three days of Lent are the sacred Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Many Christian churches remove flowers from their altars, while crucifixes and other elaborate religious symbols are often veiled in violet fabrics in solemn observance of Lent.

Today Lent has reacquired its significance as the final preparation of adult candidates for baptism. Joining with them, all Christians are invited "to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word" (BCP, p. 265)

SOME THINGS TO “GIVE UP” FOR LENT

1.     Doubting Yourself
2.     Negative Thinking
3.     Fear of Failure
4.     Destructive Relationships
5.     Gossiping
6.     Criticizing Yourself and Others
7.     Anger
8.     Comfort Eating
9.     Laziness
10.    Negative Self-Talk
11.    Procrastination
12.    Fear of Success
13.    Anything Excessive
14.    People Pleasing
15.    Putting others needs before your own
16.    Bitterness
17.    Conceit
18.    Estrangement
19.    Guilt
20.    Hatred
21.    Insincerity
22.    Jealousy
23.    No eating after dinner
24.    Don’t eat out for 40 days
25.    Facebook and other social media

SOME THINGS TO “TAKE UP” FOR LENT
1.        Happiness
2.        Joy
3.        Humility
4.        Hope
5.        Grace
6.        Love
7.        Honesty
8.        Trust
9.        Collect 40 items from home to donate to a shelter
10.       Say 3 nice things daily to your spouse and kids
Daughters

AN INVITATION TO THE
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
“QUIET DAY”
Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:00 am - Noon  


An opportunity to explore silent awareness, to gain insight and to pray for spiritual growth will be guided by Rev. Susan Kennard at the beginning of each hour. There will be offerings of literature, meditative activities and a Labyrinth experience. We invite you to take a break from all the noise; instead enjoy the silence.
       At 9am, 10am, 11am and Noon: Gather in the Sanctuary

Following each 5-10 minute guidance by Rev. Susan Kennard,
please feel free to explore our offerings: 
 
Literature Table:  In the sanctuary, close to the pulpit, select any literature and find a comfortable place to read.  

Meditative/Activity Table: In the Children’s Chapel Room, enjoy any or all meditative activities provided.

Labyrinth : Upstairs in Eaton Hall (elevator available), walk the labyrinth and travel with God’s grace.

   Questions: Contact Kathleen Galbraith at kggalbraith@gmail.com

Confirmation and Baptism
March 24, 2019 10:30 a.m.

We welcome Bishop Phillip Duncan to Trinity on March 24 at the 10:30 service, for Confirmation and Baptism. This is an opportunity to welcome new members to our congregation and to our denomination.

If you are interested in being Baptized (at any age), or know a child who would like to be Baptized let us know. If you desire to be Confirmed, join our congregation as an adult—middle school or older, contact the church office.Questions? susankennard@sbcglobal.net , or associate@trinitygalv.org , or (409)765-6317
     
        Here is the Confirmation instruction schedule - Lunch provided 
       3/16 - 9 am -Noon - 9am-3:30 pm (2 parts in one day.)
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Re-dedication of Eaton Hall
Lots of details to follow, but mostly:
 be there or be square!
TRINITY EPISCOPAL YOUTH
LEADERS
Peyton Heinze
Reverend Susan Kennard (after November)
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.
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, May 10, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner and Auction in Eaton Hall
Benefit for the E.Y.C. Mission Trip
to Hurricane, West Virginia
Look for a Hurricane of Information in the weeks to come.
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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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

March 10 - Emily Erdmann
March 10 - Cheryl tucker
March 11 - Ansley Pistone
March 13 - Betty Schroeder
March 14 - Robert Hern
March 15 - Isabella Alvarado
March 16 - Sid Farmer III
March 16 - Robert Pagan

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.


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 February 24, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from February 17, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from February 10, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from February 3, 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
Thoughts on the Lenten Season
Lent is known to be the oldest ritual in the Christian Church. It came into existence as early as 130 AD. The observation of Lent began as a season of penance, driven by the example set by our Lord Jesus Christ during his 40 days of fasting in the desert where he overcame the temptation from Satan. It soon became a period of instruction for new believers. Until 600 A.D., Lent commenced on a Sunday but in AD 600 Pope Gregory the Great (c.540-604) moved it to a Wednesday, now called Ash Wednesday, to secure the exact number of 40 days in Lent—not counting Sundays, which were feast days. Gregory, who is regarded as the father of the medieval papacy, is also credited with the ceremony that gives the day its name.
As Christians came to the church for forgiveness, Gregory marked their foreheads with ashes reminding them of the biblical symbol of repentance (sackcloth and ashes) and mortality: “You are dust, and to dust you will return” (Gen 3:19). *
Tradition asks us to give up something for Lent. It is a time of self-denial. We are expected to deny something that we like.
Over the centuries there has been some opposition to observing Lent as a ritual, starting as early as 16 th century, when the Anabaptists opposed observing it and many other rituals and festivals. The Anabaptists associated all rituals with Roman Catholicism which they regarded as the “anti-Christ.” To date some amount of opposition still persists.
Like all Christian holy days and holidays, the purpose of Lent has changed over the years, but its purpose has always been the same: self-examination and penitence, demonstrated by self-denial, in preparation for Easter. Lent is about submitting to God’s will — all of it — and following God’s direction wherever it is headed even when you can see a cross at the end of the path.
This Sunday’s reading from Deuteronomy (26:1-11) shows what Moses asked the people to do before they marched off to the promised land. They were to REMEMBER where they came from, who and what they were before now, and how to treat foreigners who lived among them.
You might say that Lent is our period of preparation before we march into a metaphorical “promised land” of the Resurrection at Easter. The curse of being blessed with bounty is that you can easily become more focused on the blessings and too easily forget the One who imparted the blessings.
When the one forgotten is God, the words of the Lord at the end of Moses’s ministry ring with warning: don’t forget who brought you to this point . So, Moses reminded them of his and their personal history: “My ancestor was a wandering Aramean….” (Deuteronomy 26:5)
We need to examine ourselves and be able to acknowledge our need of God’s grace if we will come close to “the keeping of a Holy Lent.”
*E.A. Livingstone (ed), Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3 rd ed.

  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
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News from Trinity Episcopal School

Week at a glance Click Here

Monday Message (from 3/4/19) Click Here


TRINITY SCHOOL WILL SPONSOR A
“CAMPUS WORK DAY” ON SATURDAY, MARCH 23
FOR SCHOOL PARENTS AND OUR PARISHIONERS WHO WISH TO
VOLUNTEER TO DO MINOR PAINTING, REPAIRS,  
AND YARDWORK ON OUR PROPERTIES.
WATCH FOR DETAILS TO COME!
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Carol Malloy , Linda Fredrickson, Elke Pennington, Margaret Lee , Sarah Thompson, Klade Brownell, Doug Wilson, Bill Macdonald, Mike Ellis, Roger Lindsey and Kim Lance.

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
    Jack Erdmann, Ben Johnson, Fred Schlemmer, Kathleen Collins, Leo Mack, Joe and Leta Higgins, Robert Lefeber, Ruben Rincon, Frank Fotorny, Rodney Winzel, Leslie Sandiser, Ellen Parkey, Lisa Schweitzer, Cynthia Vought, Sissy Howell, Brad Thomas, Betty Schroeder, Peggy McMullen, Chase and Keaton Adams, Genie Tavener Rolfe, 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 and 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 Nick Toombs .
  ALTAR FLOWERS
Flowers will not be placed on the altar during Lent.
Please save flower requests for Easter Sunday.
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
March 10, 2019
LEADERS IN SUNDAY'S LITURGY
 
8:00 a.m. – Rite I
 
Lector --- Bob Hern
 
Worship Leader --- Bob Hern
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Bob Hern
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Douglas Tucker
 
Altar Guild --- Betty Head and Cheryl Tucker
 
Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich
 
9:15 a.m
New Adult Sunday School Series:
Gospel Passages in Lent
 
10:15 a.m. – Godly Play
 
10:30 a.m. – Rite II with Music and Choir
 
Organist --- Ron Wyatt
 
Current Choir
Natalie Cardona, Roy Flores, Gretchen Lindquist,
Gayle Monsour, Edgar Moore, Bill Noble,
Mary Townsend, Cheryl Tucker, Patty Wood
 
Lector --- Chris Thomas
 
Worship Leader --- John Speich
 
Eucharistic Ministers --- Catherine Polk and John Speich
 
Pré l ude --- O Man, Bewail Thy Grievous Fall, J. S. Bach
 
The Great Litany
 
Hymns --- 529, 150
 
1st Lesson --- Deuteronomy 26:1-11
 
Psalm --- 91:1-2, 9-16
 
2nd Lesson --- Romans 10:8b-13
 
Gospel --- Luke 4:1-13
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Douglas Tucker
 
Offertory Anthem --- How Lovely Are the Messengers, Felix Mendelssohn
 
Communion Anthem --- Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus, Paul Manz
 
Postlude --- O Man, Bewail Thy Grievous Fall, Johan Pachelbel
 
Usher Team II
Kathy VanDewalli, Team Leader
Keith and Shannon Davis, Bill Leopold, Paul and Olivia 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, Larissa Botik, Jennifer Haglund
 
E-Messenger --- Kathy VanDewalli
 
Newcomers/Visitors Ministry --- Carolyn Speich
 
William Temple Ministry --- Larissa Botik
SERVICE AND OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

These small groups meet regularly, and welcome new members:

Young family group: Jennifer Kelso jmkelso@swbell.net

Choir: Ron Wyatt rwyatt@trinitygalv.org

Youth Group: Danielle Alvarado dalvarado@trinitygalv.org

Daughters of the King: Kathleen Galbraith kggalbraith@gmail.com

Brotherhood of St. Andrew: John Speich speich@sbcglobal.net

Women's bible study : Danielle Alvarado dalvarado@trinitygalv.org

LGBTQ social group: Calvin Bu ckley CEB1905@icould.com

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

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

Salvation Army volunteer teams : Eileen Hall ewhgaltx@sbcglobal.net
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.
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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 Jan. 31, 2019


Total Revenue                                                 $121,880
Transfers from Reserves                                 $   0      
Investment Earnings Used in Operations       $ 0
Less Total Expenses                                     ($62,186)

Net Total Operating Margin $ 59,694
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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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