eMessenger  | September 6, 2019
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TRINITY TOR (BALL HIGH) REUNION!
The Trinity TOR table at Ball High's Reunion (clockwise from bottom left) Bill Stein, Claudia Stein, Linda Macdonald, Camille Haglund, Edgar Moore, Gretchen Lindquist, Bob Hern and Eileen Hall.
Pray on it. Pray over it, pray through it. – J. Beck
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING - OFFICER INSTALLATION
Daughters

Officers for The Order of the Daughters of the King were installed this past Sunday. Pictured (left to right), Treasurer Jacque Ellis, Secretary Alison Barker, Vice President Sue Peace and President Sally Byrom.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Calendar
10/6 – 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
10/6 – 9:15 am – Adult Sunday School – Scriptural Foundation of the Messiah – Eaton Hall
10/6 – 10:30 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist, Sanctuary
10/6 – 10:30 am – Brotherhood of St. Andrew Rededication
10/6 – 1:00 pm – EFM Class – Kelso Library
10/6 – 4:00 pm – Brownie Troop Meeting – Eaton Hall (downstairs)
10/6 – 5:00 pm – Blessing of the Animals - Garth
10/6 – 5:30 pm – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
10/6 – 6:00 pm – Youth Group – Youth room across from the office
10/7 – 5:30 pm – Beth Moore Bible Study – Kelso Library
10/8 – 10:00 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist, The Meridian
10/10 – 6:30 pm – Healing Service – Upstairs Eaton Hall
10/10 – 7:00 pm – Mid-week Bible Study – Upstairs Eaton Hall
10/12 – 9:00 am – Confirmation Class – Downstairs Eaton Hall
1013-27 – WORLD PEACE VILLAGE – Upstairs Eaton Hall
10/18 – 6:00 pm – Traces of the Trade, Dinner & Documentary – Eaton Hall
10/20 – 6:30 pm – Newcomers Dinner with the Clergy – 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.”
FALL EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Watch for it! Ahhhhhh……
Fall is predicted to arrive on the Island by Tuesday morning!
OCTOBER 6 – FEAST DAY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI - BLESSING OF THE PETS – 5:00 pm on the Garth.

OCTOBER 12 – 2nd CONFIRMATION CLAS will be held October 12— all day Saturday session.

OCTOBER 13-27 – WORLD PEACE VILLAGE - upstairs Eaton Hall.

OCTOBER 27 - BAPTISMS AND CONFIRMATIONS - 10:30 AM - Bishop Fisher will be here for Baptisms and Confirmations
Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi
Pet Blessing on the Garth
5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6.

Have your children, grandchildren bring their pets both large and small to be blessed. Have a pet that cannot travel? Bring a photo to be blessed.
Donations of food or a check for the Animal Shelter are appreciated.
NEWS IN THE PEWS!
Two of our talented parishioners have been chosen to be the artists for the next Turtles About Town Community Art Project.   Isabella Alvarado will be painting a turtle for Rosenberg Library, sponsored by CASA of Galveston County, and Kathy VanDewalli was chosen to paint the turtle for Rudy and Paco’s Restaurant! Watch for 12 more turtles to be placed around our island benefiting the Turtle Restoration Network of Gulf of Mexico. We are Trinity Proud of you both!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Every Thursday, 6:30-7:00 p.m. in Upstairs Eaton Hall
(elevator available)
A CALL TO PRAYER

“Restore to wholeness whatever is broken in our lives, in our nation and in the world:  Hear us, O Lord of life.”

In this season of pain, violence illness, and brokenness in our lives and in the world, a brief time is being set apart to take action in the form of prayer. 

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.
DURING SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
Trinity is collecting new or gently used backpacks and or blankets for distribution to the homeless during the holiday season. If you can provide either or both of these requested items, please put them in the identified baskets in the Narthex during the next two months.
Thank you for making a difference and being a community angel!
Trinity Episcopal Church and School
Invite you to experience the World Peace Village
Saturday, October 19 from 1:00 to 5:00
Upstairs Eaton Memorial Chapel
2216 Ball Street, Galveston

This museum quality exhibit is an experiential journey into 6 main religious traditions of the world: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American Spirituality. In particular, we learn how each tradition prays for peace and we make a prayer tool from each tradition.
All ages are welcome, there is no charge, and we will end at 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service for World Peace
World Peace Village comes to Trinity Church and School - October 13-27, 2019
CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT!
BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION
Baptism is the once in a lifetime moment in which a Christian is re-born, and adopted into God’s family. He or she professes their faith in Jesus, and if they are still a baby their Godparents make that profession on their behalf. We Baptize people of all ages in water—a small amount or a large amount!

Confirmation is the moment in which somebody who is a young adult (or older adult) joins our Episcopal denomination—after learning about our particular traditions and beliefs. It takes a Bishop to be Confirmed, and this happens at Trinity, Galveston twice a year.
Bishop Jeff Fisher will be here on Sunday, October 27, for Baptism and Confirmation. If you want to take this step, email or call Rev. Susan. We would love to welcome you!! (409)765-6317 susankennard@sbcglobal.net

Confirmation class will be held October 12— all day Saturday session.
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 for 10 weeks in the Fall of 2019 as we study the biblical passages that form this great work of George Frideric Handel. (1685-1759) The passages were compiled by Handel’s contemporary, Charles Jennens.  
   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 FOR FALL
A BOLD FAITH
Day:  Thursdays
Time:      7:00 – 8:00 pm
Place:     Upstairs Eaton Hall (elevator available)

All our welcome. Each week we will focus on a hero or heroine of our faith tradition. Come with your bible, and your imagination.       
  • 10/10 - Luke
  • 10/17 – Mary and Martha
  • 10/24 – Paul
  No homework is required, and our teaching will be loosely based on “Great Characters of the Bible,” by Dr. Alan B. Stringfellow.
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.



YOUTH GROUP MEETING
OCTOBER 6, 2019 6PM
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK
October 6 - Karina Hudson
October 7 - C.J. Poirier
October 9 - Marjorie Frantz
October 9 - Mary Lou Shuffler
October 12 - Calvin Buckley
October 12 - Mary cooper
October 12 - Lisa Fiegel
October 12 - Olivia Selman
Ocotber 12 - Afton Williams

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 .

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Contact the Church Office

Ushers – 4 th 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 September 29, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 22, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 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.
MIKE NEMEC
Mike Nemec is a first-year medical student from Columbia, Missouri, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business finance from Oklahoma State University. He said he chose to attend medical school at UTMB because of its supportive, less pressured atmosphere, and he said he also likes Galveston because of its “Island Vibe,” a more relaxed and small-town feel. “It’s a cool town,” he says, “I enjoy the beach, I fish a little, and I like the local restaurants (especially fresh seafood). I can ride my bike to school and can get just about anywhere in just a few minutes.”
He and his wife, Brenna, moved to the Island over the summer. She is a special education teacher at Morgan Elementary.
While many medical students earn undergraduate degrees in a biological science, he chose business finance because of his interest in business, and because he felt it would be good experience for the future. While not certain what specialty he will pursue as a physician, he likes talking with people and working with his hands, which might lead toward surgery as a career.
He said he has always been interested in medicine and had a good role model in his hometown who inspired him. “I like the human relational aspects of medicine. People put their trust in you, even though you may not know them well.”
Religion is an important part of his life, and he was involved in student ministries at Oklahoma State.
He began participating in Willie T’s at the suggestion of a physical therapy student he knew in college, and he enjoys the study room, the friendships and relationships Willie T’s helps him develop. “It’s the best place in town to study,” he says, “and I like the food!”
He appreciates how Trinity parishioners support him and other Willie T’s students: “That’s what churches should be all about,” he said.
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Fellman Seinsheimer, Vashti Thompson, Pat Fox, Betty Bilheimer, Wayne Pagan, Jim Atchley, Helen Appelberg, Ollive Shepherd and Paul Grizzle.

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
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 by Mary Lou Shuffler to the Glory of God
and in loving memory of her husband THE REVEREND RALPH SHUFFLER

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
October 6, 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  --- Betty Head and Cheryl Tucker

Ushers  --- Claudia Stein and John Speich

9:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School
Handel’s Messiah

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 --- Nancy Polk

Eucharistic Ministers --- Nancy Polk and Jan Grizzle

Pré l ude --- Air for G String, J. S. Bach

Hymns --- 535, 551, 660

First Lesson --- Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

Psalm --- 37:1-10

2nd Lesson --- 1 Timothy 1:1-14

Gospel --- Luke 17:5-10

Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard

Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson

Offertory Anthem --- With Songs of Rejoicing, J. S. Bach
Communion Anthem --- O Thou That Art of Purer Eyes, D. F. Urrows
Postlude --- Trumpet Tune in D, David N. Johnson

Usher Team I
Trish Clason, Team Leader
Camille Haglund, Jon Schultz, John Speich, Tom Wimbrow

Altar Guild
Weekday  --- Trish Clason
Sunday  --- Bill Leopold and Gladys Stansberry
Godly Play
Danielle Alvarado, Linda Alvarado and Kay Perkins

Youth Group
Peyton Heinze, Jennifer Haglund
 
E-Messenger --- 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 Judy Giovannini at   jgiovannini1@comcast.net

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 August 31, 2019


Total Revenue                                                 $448,349
Transfers from Reserves                                 $ 13,558   
Investment Earnings Used in Operations       $ 48,467
Less Total Expenses                                     ($519,702)

Net Total Operating Margin______________( $ 9,329)
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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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