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DON'T FORGET TO FALL BACK!
SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR BEFORE YOU GO TO BED SATURDAY NIGHT!
CONFIRMATIONS AND BAPTISMS BY BISHOP JEFF FISHER
SUNDAY OCT. 27TH
CLICK HERE FOR MORE BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION SNAPSHOTS!

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
11/3 – 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
11/3 – 10:30 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist, Sanctuary – Trinity Episcopal School Sunday
11/3 – Noon – TES book Fair – Eaton Hall (downstairs)
Book Fair continues all week
11/3– 1:00 pm – EFM Class – Kelso Library
11/3 – 4:00 pm – Brownie Troop Meeting – Eaton Hall (downstairs)
11/3 – 5:30 pm – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
11/4 – 5:30 pm – Beth Moore Women's Bible Study - Upstairs Eaton Hall
11/6 – 10:00 am – DOK Meeting/Lunch - Upstairs Eaton Hall
11/7 – 6:30 pm – Healing Service – Upstairs Eaton Hall
11/7 – 7:00 pm – Mid-Week Bible Study - Upstairs 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.”
When shopping each week, please pick up a few  individually wrapped:
Tuna and crackers, chicken salad and crackers, peanut butter crackers,
Individual fruit cups, cereals, food bars, fruit juice, cookies, or pop top/
zip closure packets of food. Items can be left in the food collection baskets behind the last row of pews. Thank you for being an angel!






EYC YOUTH GROUP 4-6 PM SUNDAY, NOV. 3 IN THE YOUTH ROOM - BROWNIE MIX MAKING PROJECT AND LESSON

Many thanks to everyone who donated blankets and backpacks for St. Vincent’s House.
 “The warmth” from Trinity will be felt by those in need.
SAVE THE DATES!
TES FALL BOOK SALE IN EATON HALL
Sunday, Nov. 3 – Thursday Noon, Nov. 8
ADOPT-AN-ANGEL
ON SUNDAY IN EATON HALL

Please stop by Eaton Hall and select an angel or two from the Angel Tree beginning this Sunday 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 is again participating in the “Channel 13-Share Your Holidays Food Drive .” Brown paper bags are located in the Narthex with an attached list of suggested items. Please pick up a couple on your way out. The filled bags can be left behind the last pew or brought to the office during the month of November. Hunger has no season and this is a worthy outlet for our own blessings. Groceries are to be distributed to Galveston County.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO A
Follow-up Conversation on Traces of the Trade
6:00 p.m. - November 15
Grace Episcopal Church – 1115 36th Street
Dinner Provided – Not necessary to have seen the first portion of the movie to participate.
GALVESTON MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION

Community Service of Gratitude
4-5 p.m. – November 17
Sponsored by the
Galveston Ministerial Association
at
Trinity Episcopal Church


Clergy representing faith congregations throughout Galveston will briefly
 offer prayers and readings they use to express gratitude.

Light refreshments, provided by Congregation B’Nai Israel and Trinity,
will be served at a reception to follow the service.

Please bring your donations of non-perishable groceries to this service, the church behind the back pews or the office by NOVEMBER 17  to be delivered to the Share Your Holidays food drive at Ball High School.

Brown paper bags for this project are located in the Narthex with an attached list of suggested items. Please pick up a couple on your way out today.

Hunger has no season and this is a worthy outlet for our own blessings. 

TURKEYS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

NOVEMBER 17 is the deadline to make a donation to help provide a Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds across the Island that are in need of assistance. If you can help purchase Thanksgiving turkeys, please make a check to Trinity Episcopal Church and write “Thanksgiving Turkeys” on
the memo line. Thank you for helping to make a difference

TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT……
VESTRY AND DIOCESAN COUNCIL DELEGATES NOMINATIONS
The Nominating Committee of our vestry has begun meeting to put together a slate of candidates for vestry and diocesan council delegates/alternates. Please consider whether you are called to serve in one of these roles. Or perhaps you would like to suggest a fellow parishioner who would be great! Vestry terms are three years and new members will be elected at the Annual Parish meeting in January. The vestry meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for about 1 ½ hours.
If you desire to nominate someone, please send their information to Senior Warden, John Speich at speich@sbcglobal.net . Also feel free to talk to John Speich, Ann Anderson, Walter Meyer, Maurine Nichols whose terms expire at the end of the year– or any vestry member.
 The 2020 Diocesan Council is scheduled for Feb. 7-8, at The Waco Convention Center.
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.
“Restore to wholeness whatever is broken in our lives, in our nation and in the world: Hear us, O Lord of life.”


A litany of healing (adapted from “Benedictine Daily Prayer,) Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN)

Father, through your goodness we abound in life; yet death comes to all.
Keeping this before our eyes, we bring these prayers to you and say “Lord have mercy.”

  • For all who risk death by witnessing to Christ may the Gospel be their unfailing guide and goal.
  • For those whose martyrdom is the slow death of loneliness and despair; may your spirit
stir in their hearts, and set them free.
  • For all deadened by inordinate desires to possess, enslave and consume; may your spirit
stir in their hearts, and set them free.
  • For those perishing for want of proper food, shelter, or dignity; may their cries for help be quickly answered.
  • For ourselves; may we follow Christ in drawing good from evil, life from death.
  • For all who have died; may they live now in the kingdom of your glory. Amen

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

FALL 2019 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 AM IN EATON HALL

The Scriptural Foundation of The Messiah
 Join us as we study the biblical passages that form this great work of George Frideric Handel. (1685-1759). The passages were compiled by Each week we will study the background and context of the scripture, and watch that portion of The Messiah as it was performed and recorded by Collegium 1704 (Conductor Vaclav Lucs) in Prague in 2011.  

On Thursday, December 12, we will ride into Houston together for a live performance of Handel's Messiah at 8:00 p.m. at the Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church!
MID-WEEK ADULT BIBLE STUDY
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
November 3 – Madeleine Patillo
November 6 – Anita Hudson
November 7 – Buddy Fredrickson
November 8 – Angela Clark
November 8 – Sam fountain
November 8 – Spencer Petty
November 9 – Kevin Brooks
November 9 – Maurine Nichols

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

TRINITY HISTORY
      The approach of the Civil War and the scarcity of funds for the operation of the parish led the vestry to take stringent action in the matter of renting the pews. At the March 18, 1861, meeting a set of resolutions were unanimously passed:
    The present pew holders who have heretofore promptly paid rent shall have the privilege of keeping the same; those unpaid rents are declared vacant.
     The price of the pews shall remain the same, except where two or more persons desire the same pew when it shall then be rented to the highest bidder. This rule shall not apply to the privileged class of Pew holders.
      Rents shall be paid 1/4 in advance and three quarterly notes. No pew shall be rented for a shorter period than twelve months.
     The vestry decided “that all arrearages for present may be paid in the new issue of Confederate notes. And “in no case shall a renting party be entitled to the cushion when the owner may not consent thereto.”
     The subject of pew renting was to vex the vestry and the congregation for another sixty additional years. -
                                Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, W. M. Morgan
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 October 6, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 29, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 22, 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.
3 Week Series at Willie T's

Do you know what your love language is? Come and find out! Beginning November 6th immediately following the Wednesday dinner, we will lead a 3 week series on love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, and gift giving. Hope to see you there!
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Fellman Seinsheimer, Vashti Thompson,
Betty Bilheimer, Ollive Shepherd, and Paul Grizzle

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Fred Schlemmer, Samitha Hess, Sally West, Elke Pennington, 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
and in memory of all God’s Saints

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
November 3, 2019
LEADERS IN SUNDAY LITURGY
8:00 a.m. – Rite I
 
Lector --- Rowan Dougherty
 
Worship Leader --- Susan Duif
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Susan Duif
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
Altar Guild --- Susan Duif and Jeannie Campbell
 
Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich
 
9:30 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 – Choir Rehearsals at 6:30 pm on Thursdays
Roy Flores, Gretchen Lindquist,
Gayle Monsour, Edgar Moore, Bill Noble,
Mary Townsend, Cheryl Tucker, Patty Wood
 
Lector --- Jo Ann Ware
 
Worship Leader --- Alison Barker
 
Eucharistic Ministers --- Alison Barker and Jan Grizzle
 
Pré l ude --- Meditation on “Jesus, mein Zuversicht,” Leo Sowerby
 

Hymns --- 287, 625, 286
 
First Lesson --- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
 
Psalm --- 149
 
2nd Lesson --- Ephesians 1:11-23
 
Gospel --- Luke 6:20-31
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
Offertory Anthem --- Who Are These Like Stars Appearing, D. Herman
 
Communion Anthem --- Nunc dimittis, Allan Bullard
 
Postlude --- Emperor’s Fanfare, Antonio Soler
 
Usher Team I
Trish Clason, Team Leader
Camille Haglund, Genie McDonald, Dixie Posert,
Ed Muncey, Jon Schultz, John Speich and Tom Wimbrow
 
Altar Guild
Weekday --- Margie Frantz and Cheryl Tucker
Sunday --- Bill Leopold and Gladys Stansberry
 
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
IF YOU HAVE CONTACT INFORMATION TO UPDATE OR IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY JOINED TRINITY WE WANT TO INCLUDE YOU. PLEASE PICK UP A FORM IN THE NARTHEX, COMPLETE AND DROP IT IN THE DESIGNATED BOX. IF YOU HAVE A PHOTO TO INCLUDE JUST DROP IT BY THE OFFICE OR EMAIL TO INFO@TRINITYGALV.ORG.

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 September 31, 2019


Total Revenue                                                 $494,028
Transfers from Reserves                                 $ 32,558 
Investment Earnings Used in Operations       $ 57,800
Less Total Expenses                                     ($589,702)

Net Total Operating Margin______________( $ 5,316)
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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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