eMessenger  | September 8, 2019
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THIS SUNDAY!
RALLY DAY AND MINISTRY FAIR
    September 8 – After 10:30 am Service
In Eaton Hall

 BBQ sandwiches (grilled by Joey Bishop),
Chips and the Snow Cone truck provided
Following the church service
BOYS AND GIRLS
8 years old and up: Come on Down!

Acolyte Master Mark Kelso and Rev. Susan
will be training new acolytes
and
doing a refresher for "old" acolytes on
Sunday, September 15
In the Church
following the 10:30 service.

Lunch will be provided in Eaton Hall, and we will talk about everything, walk through the different jobs, and begin to form teams.

See you on the 15th!!

FALL EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Watch for additional details in coming weeks!

SEPTEMBER 8 – 9:30 AM – ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL IN EATON HALL. – THE SCRIPTUAL FOUNDATION OF THE MESSIAH

SEPTEMBER 8 – 10:30 AM - RALLY DAY AND MINISTRY FAIR –
BBQ sandwiches provided in Eaton Hall following the service. Committee and Outreach Projects sign up.

SEPTEMBER 9 – 5:30 - 7:00 PM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Beth Moore video series on Daniel. Contact Danielle Alvarado at dalvarado@trinitygalv.org to sign up.

SEPTEMBER 20 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES – HAPPY HOUR AND MIXER – Galveston Island Brewery, 8423 Stewart Road. Contact: Jennifer Kelso at 409.795.8446 or jmkelso@swbell.net

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2 – Fall Pilgrimage to New Orleans . Visits to the Whitney Plantation and the National world War II Museum.

OCTOBER 27 - BAPTISMS AND CONFIRMATIONS - 10:30 AM - Bishop Fisher will be here for Baptisms and Confirmations
Upcoming Calendar Events
Choir Practice 6:30 pm Thursdays and/or 9:00 am Sundays
Calendar
9/08 – 8:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
9/08 – 9:15 am – Adult Sunday School – Scriptural Foundation of the Messiah – Eaton Hall
9/08 – 10:30 am – Rt. II Holy Eucharist, Sanctuary
9/08 – 5:30 pm – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – Sanctuary
9/09 – 5:30 pm – Beth Moore Bible Study – Kelso Library
9/08 – 10:00 am – Rt. I Holy Eucharist – the Meridian
9/12 – 1:00 pm – ECW Board Meeting – Kelso Library
9/12 – 6:30 pm – Healing Service – Upstairs Eaton Hall

Coffee and refreshments now available in downstairs Eaton Hall following morning services!
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!
ANNOUNCING TRINITY’S FALL PILGRIMAGE
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 2, 2019
THE WHITNEY PLANTATION
OUTSIDE OF NEW ORLEANS
AND
THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM

Both qualify as Pilgrimage Sites: places of holiness to which we travel.
Pilgrims are seeking many things--peace, power, knowledge,
and a connection to the ones who have gone before us.

We will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. on September 30 and depart
For NOLA in a 12-passengr van. (Driver: Rev. Susan!!)

A block of rooms are reserved for 2 nights
at the Marriott Renaissance Arts Warehouse District Hotel.
We will spend one entire day at the WW2 Museum,
and the following morning at
The Whitney Museum dedicated to the experience of slaves.
Parishioners are asked to pay for lodging and meals—
Trinity will cover the van and tickets into both sites.
Interested? Questions? Call the church 409.765.6317
or email Rev. Susan Kennard at susankennard@sbcglobal.net .
YOUNG ADULTS AND FAMILIES
YOU ARE INVITED TO A
HAPPY HOUR AND MIXER

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
5:00 – 7:00 PM
AT THE GALVESTON ISLAND BREWERY
8423 STEWART ROAD
      The restaurant has food, non-alcoholic root beer and a playground available.
FOR DETAILS CONTACT :
     Jennifer Kelso @ 409.795.8446 or jmkelso@swbell.net
WE HAVE A CONTINUED PLEA FROM ST. VINCENT’S HOUSE FOR SNACK PACK ITEMS FOR THEIR FOOD PANTRY.
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!

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 classes will be held October 5 and 12—2 all day Saturday sessions. You only come to one session, or you can do half one week and half the next.
Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:15 am in Eaton Hall
BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY!
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
Beginning:  Thursday, September 12
Time:           7:00 – 8:00 pm
Place:           Upstairs Eaton Hall (elevator available)

All our welcome as we explore the examples of our ancestors in the Faith who were particularly bold—and lived in particularly challenging times!

Noah and his sons, Moses, Esther, Jeremiah, St. Luke, Mary and Martha, and St. Paul will have a word for us about being bold in our time!
 
 No homework 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!
Start: Monday, Sept 9
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.

Our first EYC meeting will be a
BAR -B-Q KICK OFF
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
12:00 – 1:30 IN
DOWNSTAIRS EATON HALL
All of Trinity’s youth, 6th grade through high school, are invited to attend and bring a friend(s). Meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd Sunday unless notice is given.


Topics:Points to be earned and applied to next summer’s mission trip,
also Y.E.S & Happening at Camp Allen.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK

September 8 - Carol Lee
September 10 - Susan Edmonson-Hesley
September 11 - John Bannon, Jr.
September 11 - Jackson Blancken
September 12 - Sue Peace
September 13 - Adrian Hudson
September 14 - Carla Swanson


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 1, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from August 25, 2019

Click Here for Gospel and Sermon from August 11, 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.
JASMINE JAMES
Jasmine James is in her first year in UTMB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Though she is from Houston and loves the Bayou City, she appreciates the opportunity to go to school in the more relaxed atmosphere on Galveston Island, and she also was attracted to UTMB by the Nursing School’s 98% passing rate in board exams. Her favorite parts of school involve the clinical work, shadowing experienced nurses and older students and spending time with patients. She said she loves the new Jennie Sealy hospital and its staff.
Jasmine wants to specialize in care for children at least at the start of her career, perhaps work a few years and then return to study for a master’s degree. While her definite career plans are up in the air, she is attracted to the idea of working for a non-profit organization and possibly participating in international mission work. The most important lesson she is learning, she says, is how God works through people to accomplish good things. “By praying for people,” she said, “you can do a lot to help people who are the most vulnerable.”
In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys playing piano and watching Houston sports. She said she is grateful to the parishioners at Trinity Church for helping students through Willie T’s. “I’ve never seen a church do this much for students,” she said.

The Blackwell Osler Student Society recently hosted their new MS1 members at a Welcome Dinner at the home of Dr. Michael Malloy.


YOU MAKE US PROUD, MIKE!!!
PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR
John and Joal Donovan, Vashti Thompson, Pat Fox,
Betty Bilheimer, Wayne Pagan, Jim Atchley, and Helen Appelberg,

OUR ONGOING PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR
Sally West, Mandy Nathan, Doug Wilson, Fred Schlemmer, Mike Ellis, Elke Pennington, Stacy Haynes, Roger Lindsey, Sarah Thompson, Margaret Lee, Jack Erdmann, Kathleen Collins, Leo Mack, Joe and Leta Higgins, Robert and Edward Lefeber, Ruben Rincon, Rodney Winzel, Ellen Parkey, Sissy Howell, Brad Thomas, Betty Schroeder, Peggy McMullen, 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, and Jimmy Yeatman.   
    
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 Genie McDonald
to the Glory of God and in loving memory of her family.

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
September 8, 2019
LEADERS IN SUNDAY LITURGY
8:00 a.m. – Rite I
 
Lector --- Susan Duif
 
Worship Leader --- Susan Duif
 
Eucharistic Minister --- Susan Duif
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
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 - New Study beginning this Sunday!
The Scriptural Foundation of The 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 --- Chris Thomas
 
Worship Leader --- Catherine Polk
 
Eucharistic Ministers --- Elaine Culver ad Catherine Polk
 
Pré l ude --- Prière, Joseph Jongen
 

Hymns --- 594, 576, 675
 
First Lesson --- Deuteronomy 30:15-20
 
Psalm --- 1
 
2nd Lesson --- Philemon 1-20
 
Gospel --- Luke 14:25-33
 
Sermon --- The Reverend Susan Kennard
 
Celebrant --- The Reverend Edward Thompson
 
Offertory Anthem --- Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, Henry Purcell
 
Postlude --- Choral, Joseph Jongen
 
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 --- Jessica Amadour and Nancy Boling
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 --- 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 July 31, 2019


Total Revenue                                                 $403,849
Transfers from Reserves                                 $   0      
Investment Earnings Used in Operations       $ 39,133
Less Total Expenses                                     ($453,439)

Net Total Operating Margin______________( $ 10,457)
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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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