eMessenger  | September 30, 2018
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Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you listen to God.
Our pets are a blessing to us….please join us in blessing them.

  OPEN TO PEOPLE AND PETS OF ALL FAITHS
THIS SUNDAY – OCTOBER 7th AT 4:30 PM ON THE GARTH
In observance of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi
Bring your pet (or its photo or stuffed animal)
For a Blessing of the Animals, Pet Parade, Prizes and Certificates
All pets must be on a leash or in a cage.

Donations of pet food or a pet toy for the animal shelter are being accepted. Donations toward the animal neutering/spaying program will also be accepted
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THIS SUNDAY (Oct. 7) IS TRINITY SUNDAY

The Trinity Episcopal School Choir will sing, students will be acolytes, read the lessons and usher. We are proud that they will have a role in this day.

Wear green in celebration!

Please Join Us for  
  Trinity Episcopal School Sunday        
This Sunday, October 7th - Service begins at 10:30am
Cupcake Reception to follow in Eaton Hall

TES students will greet, usher, read, sing, and present the homily.

Trinity Episcopal Church is a welcoming community sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, learning, & service.
The School is an important Mission of Trinity Episcopal Church. 
Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Calendar
10/7 - 8:00 a.m. - Rite I Holy Eucharist - Sanctuary
10/7 - 9:30 a.m. - Adult Forum - Eaton Hall
10/7 - 10:30 a.m. - Trinity Sunday, TES Choir, Readers and Ushers
10/7 - 4:30 p.m. - Blessing of the Pets, Honoring St. Francis of Assisi - Garth
10/7 - 5:30 p.m. - Rite II Holy Eucharist - Come As You Are - Sanctuary
10/7 - 6:00 p.m. - Youth Meeting - Youth Room across from Church Office
10/8 - COLUMBUS DAY (observed) - Church Office and School Closed
10/9 - 10:00 a.m. - Rite II Holy Eucharist - The Meridian
10/13 - 4:00 p.m. - Galveston Historical Foundation - Sally Wallace Awards - Eaton Hall
10/21-25 - Trinity Episcopal School Annual Book Fair - Eaton Hall (downstairs)


SAVE THE DATES:
OCTOBER 13 - Sally Wallace (GHF) Awards - Eaton Hall
OCTOBER 28 - Newcomer's Dinner - Eaton Hall
NOVEMBER 10 - St. Vincent's House benefit - Honoring The Rev. John and Joal Donovan - Eaton Hall

Coffee and refreshments now available in downstairs Eaton Hall following morning services!
Our Rector, The Reverend Susan Kennard is on sabbatical leave until November. In her absence, please contact our Associate Rector, The Reverend Edward Thompson for pastoral care at 504.320.4857.

REMINDER...
THIS SUNDAY (Oct. 7) IS FOOD SUNDAY!
Please bring non-perishable items for St. Vincent's House

•  Meat products in a zip bag or pop-top cans of:
•  Vienna sausage, potted meat, tuna or chicken 
• Tuna or chicken salad with crackers      
• Packets of cookies • Food bars
• Peanut butter or cheese filled crackers   
• Packaged meals • Pop Tarts
• Individual fruit and pudding cups   
• Small individual sweetened cereal            
• Individual packs of cookies, raisins or hard candy





Look who tapped on the office door today! Walking on Cloud 9 and eager to take flight to Greece!

SHARE YOUR HOLIDAYS FOOD DRIVE
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 brought to the office during the month of October. Hunger never has a season and this is a worthy outlet for our own blessings.
OUR ADULTS ARE INVITED TO TRINITY'S OCTOBER SUPPER CLUB!
7:00 p.m. - Friday October 12
Graciously Hosted by Larry and Marcela Dickerson
Please bring a dish for all to share
     Appetizers, Salad, Main Dish, Side dishes
or Dessert, BYOB
RSVP to Judy Giovannini at
   409-741-2399 or jgiovannini1@comcast.net
TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT……
VESTRY AND DIOCESAN COUNCIL DELEGATES NOMINATIONS

The Nominating Committee of our vestry will begin meeting later this fall to put together slates 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 Dan Freeman, Jerry Jackson, Carolyn Clyburn and Susan Duif – or any vestry member.

This year a new Bishop Suffragan for the West Region (Austin area) will be elected at Council and there will be a Bishop Candidate Walk-About at Camp Allen on January 5.
The 2019 Diocesan Council is scheduled for Feb. 21-23 at The Woodlands


SECURITY MEASURES
Effective immediately, 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.


NEWCOMER'S DINNER
October 28 - Eaton Hall

We invite you to Dinner with the Clergy at 6 pm on Sunday, October 28 in downstairs Eaton Hall . For more visitor information and dinner details, please contact Carolyn at inv ite.welcome.connect@trinitygalv.org or 713.320.8612.


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 .

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

October 7 – Paul Grizzle
October 7 – Patty Gray
October 7 – Charles Poirier
October 9 – Marjorie Frantz
October 9 – Mary Lou Shuffler
October 12 – Calvin Buckley
October 12 – Lisa Fiegel
October 12 – Olivia Selman
October 12 – Afton Williams
9:30-10:15 a.m. in Eaton Hall (downstairs)
Pease join us each week as we continue our discussion
of Collects of the Church Year.
Collect for 20 th Pentecost, Proper 22
Almighty and Everlasting God, you are more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire and deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
The Armor of God

A 7-week video driven Bible Study and group   discussion, by Priscilla Shirer will be our next class.
On Mondays
   • 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Kelso Library
   • Child Care available, if needed (let us know)
   • Bring a snack to share.
To assure we order enough study books, please email Daniel at   dalvarado@trinitygalv.org that you plan to join us.
GODLY PLAY
Time: 10:15 a.m.,
Godly Play Room next to Nursery
This Week’s Godly Play Story is
The Holy Trinity

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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YOUTH GROUP MEETING THIS SUNDAY AT 6 P.M.
IN THE YOUTH ROOM ACROSS FROM THE OFFICE .
Don’t forget to bring $20 for Fall Pizza Fund, and feel free to bring a dessert to share. If you can come early, HELP IS NEEDED setting up for Blessing of the Pets and filling in Certificates for them. Please come to the Garth around 4:15 pm. Treats provided for you!

Y.E.S. -YOUTH ENCOUNTER SPIRIT, 6th-8th GRADERS
NOVEMBER 16-18 AT CAMP ALLEN, NAVASOTA, TEXAS

Youth of the Diocese focus on “who Christ is.” The aim is for those who attend to discover new things about themselves, their relationships, God, and the church. Music and games are a very important part of the weekend. Registration deadline is November 5. Register online at Episcopal Diocese of Texas YES. $65 includes meals and lodging.

HAPPENINGS #161
NOVEMBER 16-28, 2018 AT CAMPSITE #3
CAMP ALLEN IN NAVASOTA, TEXAS
Who May Attend?
Any student in 9th - 12th grade (as of November) may attend Happenings. Adults who are involved in youth ministry are also encouraged to attend.
 
The Happening Movement is a powerful instrument of renewal in the Church. Its purpose is to concentrate closely on the person and teachings of Jesus. Our faith is seriously examined in a relaxed, fun, informal and loving atmosphere. It is an experience that gives attendees the desire to understand and serve God through the Church.                       
 
Registration Deadline for Happenings #161 is NOVEMBER 5.
Register online at Episcopal Diocese of Texas Happenings.
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!
SALLY B. WALLACE AWARDS
OCTOBER 13, 4-6:PM. IN EATON HALL
 
Trinity will be hosting this year’s SALLY B. WALLACE AWARDS with a reception in Eaton Hall. Eaton Hall has been nominated for an award and this is an opportunity to show it to the public. There is no charge for the event, but guests must register on the Galveston Historical Foundation website to reserve a ticket. http://www.galvestonhistory.org/ . This annual awards ceremony is named after the late Sally B. Wallace who was a driving force behind Galveston’s preservation movement. Sally and her family were long-time members of Trinity Church.
CAUTION!
The steps and floors in Eaton have been refinished and are beautiful. However, they are extremely slick. Holding on to the railing is absolutely necessary. So is the upstairs floor.

NEEDED:
Our architect Graham Luhn wants to know if anyone just happens to have some 3’ or 4’ wide oriental carpet that would cover the length of the stairs and the landing?
   
HALLOWEEN TOUR:
FROM GRAVEYARD TO THE VINEYARD

through the Episcopal Cemetery (4001 Ave. K) and
The Carr Mansion (1103-33 rd Street)
Wednesday, October 31, 6-9 pm

Take a stroll through our historic Episcopal Cemetery, then meet for wine and snacks afterward at the 1866 Carr Mansion to discuss all we’ve seen. Kathleen Maca, author of Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries , will regale the group with tales of some of those who rest in the cemetery complex including heroes to villans, notorious to noteworthy, stunning artwork, Civil War history, surprising trivia, a murderer buried with her victims, feuding family members, a Mardi Gras murder and one resident ghost! Each adult will receive 2 tickets which may be exchanged for glasses of wine when meeting at the Carr Mansion following the tour. There will quite possibly be more talk of Island ghosts over wine.
Guests should be able to walk comfortably for an hour long tour and be aware of uneven sidewalks. No video or radio recordings allowed.


    Guide is Kathleen Maca,
author of Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries
Tickets must be purchased prior to the event at

SAVE THE DATE
Saturday November 10, 2018

Chapters of Change
benefitting St. Vincent's House

This event will honor Trinity's own The Rev. John and Joal Donovan!

Tickets begin at $100.
Contact Bonnie Farmer at   
blfarmer3@gmail.com for tickets
and information
   
BISHOP HECTOR MONTEROSSA
WILL BE AT TRINITY TO ADMINISTER THE SACRAMENTS OF BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATON
AT THE 10:30 AM SERVICE ON NOVEMBER 11

BAPTISM : We invite anyone of any age who has not been Baptized or has a child that you would like to have Baptized, to please register with the church office and complete the application form.
  
CONFIRMATION:  Candidates for Confirmation must be in 6 th grade through Adult. Confirmation classes will be offered on two different dates to be posted soon.
 
If you would you like to receive either or both sacraments please contact the church office (409.765.6317) as soon as possible.

TURKEYS FOR ST. VINCENT'S HOUSE
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY
Last year St. Vincent’s House provided well over 500 Thanksgiving meals in our community. This year they plan to deliver prepared meals to over 450 people at Holland House, Gulf Breeze, Ada House and the Oaks Housing Development. For many years Trinity has generously supported this mission with the purchase of Thanksgiving turkeys. If you would like to participate in this outreach project, please make a check to Trinity Episcopal Church and write “Turkeys for St. Vincent’s” on the memo line.   The deadline for contributions is Nov. 11.  Thank you for sharing your blessings
 
During the week of November 13, St. Vincent’s House will provide Thanksgiving food boxes to fifty families in need. The food boxes will consist of canned goods, stuffing mix, cake mix and a frozen turkey. We will be asking for helping hands with this project. Stay tuned for date and time. Sally Byrom will be chairing this project.
Trinity is happy to announce the formation of a
LGBTQ Social Group
for all who are interested (especially Episcopalians.)
For further details please contact:
 Calvin Buckley at 713.624.0453 or ceb1905@sbcgobal.net  or
Rev. Susan Kennard at 409.765.6317, susankennard@sbcglobal.net

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH (AND OTHERS)
LGBTQ SOCIAL GROUP MISSION STATEMENT
 
It is our mission to provide an inclusive environment for Galveston’s Episcopalian LGBTQ Community (and others; their spouses, friends, those of other denominations and all LGBTQ individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression) to gather for fellowship in a social environment that fosters the opportunity to meet new people, offer support and network as well as participate in cultural events of interest to all who choose to come.
We will be meeting in the homes of those who choose to join the fellowship.
Can't make the Sunday morning celebration?
We have a 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist every Sunday!
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. (taped during 10:30 am service each week)

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 16, 2018

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 9, 2018

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from September 2, 2018

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
WANTED : Someone to assemble our new life size, skeleton. It has all bones and muscles marked. We hope this helps our students study!
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News from Trinity Episcopal School

Week at a glance Click Here

Monday Message (from 9/24/18) Click Here


THIS SUNDAY IS TRINITY SCHOOL SUNDAY!

TRINITY SALUTES WINNERS OF TES HONORS THIS WEEK

Alpha Omega Society ( Students attending TES from Kindergarden to 8 th Grade) Bella Alvarado, Amber Claunch, Emily Cook, Katie Collins, Austin Gabriel, Nicolo Garofalo, Shaifer Goalen, Sasha Jaworski, Jacob LaForte, Anna Lyons and Asia Suayan.

National Junior Honor Society Officers : Austin Gabriel, President,
Kari Nance, VP. Anna Lyons, Treasurer, Bella Alvarado, Treasurer.
Emily Cook, Parliamentarian.

Student Council: Sasha Jaworski, Pres., Molly Lyons, VP, Amber Claunch, Secretary, Ariel Golan, Treasurer, Shaifer Goalen, Social Chairman, Student Activities Chair, Ella Sullivan.
8 th Grade Representative - Kari Nance and Haylie Wisner
7 th Grade Representative - Charli Dean and Chloe Jolin
6 th Grade Representative - Moya Hudson and Charlie Vasut
 If God answers your prayers, He is increasing your faith;
 If He delays; He is increasing your patience.
 If He doesn’t answer, He has something better for you.
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
Stephen Boling, Judy Giovannini, Fred Schlemmer, Bill Macdonald, Butch Kelso, Ruben Rincon, Robert LeFeber, Kathleen Collins and Leo Mack .


OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Mike Ellis, Frank Fotony, Rodney Winzel, Leslie Sandiser, Lisa Schweitzer, Ellen Parkey, Cynthia Vought, Sissy Howell, Brad Thomas, Betty Schroeder, Cheryl Kelly, Peggy McMullen, Chase and Keaton Adams, Genie Tavener Rolfe, Lillian Mayes, Kevin Godleski, Jerry Cooper, Mary Cooper, Guy Griffith, Robert Hutchins, David Edwards, Elizabeth Stamile, Karen Rudenberg, Belva Funke, Louise Campbell, Will Blackshear, Frances Townsend, Mindy Bollinger, Margaret Lee, Phillip Head, Billy Garrison, Daryl Wilson, Rose Farmer, Kyle Brown. Ross Grief, Leta and Joe Higgins, Jimmy Yeatman, Howard Hoover and Bunnie 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
The Altar Flowers today are given to the Glory of God
and in Honor of our TRINITY SCHOOL STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND PARENTS
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
October 7, 2018
LEADERS IN SUNDAY'S LITURGY
 
8:00 a.m. – Rite I
 
Lector --- Susan Duif
 
Worship Leader --- Susan Duif
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Susan Duif
 
Sermon --- The Reverend David Dearman
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Altar Guild --- Nancy Boling and Bill Kennard
 
Ushers --- Claudia Stein and John Speich
 
9:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School - Eaton Hall Downstairs
We will continue our study of the Collects of the Church Year
 
10:15 a.m. – Godly Play
 
10:30 a.m. – Rite II with Music and Choir
 
Organist --- Ron Wyatt
 
Current Choir
Natalie Cardona, Isaias Degollado, Gretchen Lindquist,
Gayle Monsour, Edgar Moore, Bill Noble, Joanna Thompson,
Mary Townsend, Cheryl Tucker, Patty Wood
 
Prelude --- Adagio, Allegro in A, G. F. Handel
 
Hymns --- 376, 529, 559
 
1st Lesson --- Genesis 2:18-24,
Nicolo Garofalo, TES 8th Grader
 
All the Earth Sing Forth (Psalm 150)
Sung by Trinity School Church Choir,
Laura Hyatt, Director
 
2nd Lesson --- Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12,
Kari Nance, TES 8th Grader
 
Gospel --- Mark 10:2-16
 
Homily --- Sasha Jaworski, TES 8th Grader
 
Offertory Anthem --- Christ is Our Cornerstone, Noel Rawsthorne
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Eucharistic Ministers --- Mike Malloy and Nancy Polk
 
Communion Anthem --- Tantum Ergo (sung in Latin)
Michael Sitton
 
Postlude – Trumpet March in C, J. S. Bach
 
Usher Team I
Trish Clason, Team Leader
Camille Haglund, Genie McDonald, Dixie Posert,
Ed Muncey, John Schultz, John Speich and Tom Wimbrow
 
Altar Guild
Weekday --- Jessica Amadour and Nancy Boling
Sunday --- Bill Leopold and Gladys Stansberry
 
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
2018 VESTRY
The Reverend Susan Kennard, Dan Freeman, Susan Duif, Ann Anderson, Senior Warden John Speich, Walter Meyer, Jerry Jackson, Carolyn Clyburn, Maurine Nichols, Eileen Hall, Calvin Buckley, Eugenia Campbell and Laura Hughes McDermott.
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 July 31, 2018

Total Revenue                          $423,397
Tranfers from Reserves                  $0
Investment Earnings Used in Operations   $ 38,868
Less Total Expenses                     ($438,098)
Net Total Revenue(Deficit)             $ 24,167
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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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