Welcome to our Guests!
We are so delighted that you are here visiting with us today. There are no strangers here, only friends we have not met yet! We will have refreshments after the service; please join us, we would love to have the opportunity to get to know you better. Please fill out one of our visitor cards available in the pew rack and give it to an usher, or place it in the offering plate. If you have not been here before, ask for a tour! We also have informational brochures in the narthex about our historic church.!
The flowers on the altar today are dedicated to the Glory of God.
YOUTH ADVENT FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST Dec 9th
Join us in the Parish Hall Sunday, Dec 9 for a fund raiser breakfast with our youth who have decided to sponsor a family by buying a WATER BUFFALO!! In poor communities a water buffalo from Heifer International can provide a wide range of income opportunities and can lead a hungry family out of poverty with a chance for a hopeful future; generating funds to be used for medicine, clothing, school, and home improvements.
Journeying The Way of Love
Please join Mother Suzanne in the library at 11:00 AM to study the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. This book provides a pattern for understanding how we can live in the Way of Love as individuals, as families and as friends, as well as a community and out in the world. The materials can be downloaded at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/journeying-way-love
Adult Book Study: Inwardly Digest
Have you wondered if there was some kind of guide to living a deeper, richer spiritual life that seamlessly incorporated scripture alongside the wisdom of the church? There is: The Book of Common Praye4r. The book study taking place during the Sunday School hour at 0930 is Derek Olsen’s, “Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life:. Join us as we learn to use the BCP as a map to a deeper relationship with God. For more information, please contact Marion Keator, who is leading the study.
ADVENT CALENDAR POSTERS
Advent Calendar wall posters from Forward Movement are available in the narthex and office. Post yours in a central location and share the reading with your family, and color the day’s square. There are little contemplations, meditations, and ideas for an active Advent that will start on December 2nd and progress through Christmas Day..
LESSONS and CAROLS FLYERS and POSTERS
Our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Tues, December 11th at 6: P.M. with a reception to follow. We have regular size flyers and large posters available for you to display and share in your workplace, school, or business. Check in the narthex or come by the office to get your flyers and posters. invite a friend or neighbor!!
CASA Adopt An Angel Tree for Advent
Keep an eye out. The tree for the CASA kids will be up in the narthex by the first Sunday in Advent–we have 41 children to adopt: our deadline for gifts will be December 17th. If you can, consider adopting more than one child this year!
CENLA Food Bank Backpack Program Drive During Advent
We will be partnering with our Preschool to participate in a food drive for the CENLA Food Bank that benefits latchkey kids in our area who may not have food on the weekends when they are not in school. These children are given a backpack of easily prepared foods that is refilled every week. We need quick items, single serve items, snacks, juice boxes, soups, and canned foods with pull tops. These items can be placed in our donation box in the narthex..
BLUE CHRISTMASSERVICE AND SOUP SUPPER–Dec 21st, 6:00PM.
On the first day of winter, join us for a comtemplative service followed by a soup supper. The traditional Blue Christmas acknowledges aspects of the holiday season that may be difficult for those who are alone, who have experienced loss, or who may be dealing with depression or life changes. It is an ecumenical service, open to all. We welcome people to invite and bring others who might benefit with them. bring a soup or bread to share and enjoy the fellowship.
ECW Fundraising Items
Don’t forget that ECE has a items for sale in the Parish Hall after services, and there are mugs for sale to benefit the kitchen renovation. Congregants are encouraged to give recipes to Soni Sers or Kari Stokes for collection into a cookbook that will be sold later this year. Please participate and help With needed improvements to our space.
Poinsettias for Christmas
The Altar Guild has ordered poinsettias as the traditional decorations for the church over the Christmas weekend. Sheets for dedicating a poinsettia are in the narthex. Please return them with your payment in the offering plate or the office by December 16th for inclusion in the Christmas bulletins.
BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR CAROL BRUNSGAARD, DECEMBER 23rd
Please join Carol and her family in the Parish Hall on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:00 A.M. for a celebration of her 90th BIRTHDAY!! Contact Kathy Carter for more information.
RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM MEETING, December 9th
Donna McDonald and Gene Ross are planning a strategy meeting on December 9th for those participating in the 2019 Relay for Life event. The meeting will be held after the 1030 service that Sunday. Contact Donna or Gene for more information.
Official Bishop Visitation, Feb 17, 2019.
Mark you calendars for Bishop Jake’s Visitation with us on Sunday, Feb 17, 2019. Those interested in Baptism or Confirmation need to contact Mother Suzanne for preparation.
Soaps With A Mission
Marion Keator has brought a collection of handmade soaps that are in the office for sale to benefit missions. Please come by and look (and smell) and BUY. They are $5/bar and proceeds go to the artisans in the Dominican Republic. Each soap has the name of the maker on it.
- Youth Fundraiser Breakfast–Dec 9, 9:30 AM
- Relay For Life Team Meeting–Dec 9
- Lessons and Carols–Dec 11, 6:00 PM
- Poinsettias Signups– Dec 16
- Adopt a Angel Gift Drop Off– Dec17
- Blue Christmas/Soup Supper– Dec 21, 6:00PM
- Holy Eucharist with Lessons and Carols– Dec 23, 10:30 AM
- Carol Brunsgaard Birthday Party–Dec 23, 11:30 AM
- Family Christmas Service–Dec 24, 4:00 PM
- Candlelight Christmas Service–Dec 24, 9:00 PM
- New Year’s Eve Brunch–Dec 30, 11:30 AM
- Bishop Official Visit—Feb 17, 2019
NSU Food Bank
As part of our outreach into the community Trinity will be supporting the NSU Food Bank. There is a collection box in the narthex for donations of non-perishable food items that can be kept at room temperature, such as beans, boxed meals, canned fruits, meats and vegetables; cereal, crackers, powdered milk, jelly, microwave meals, pasta and pasta sauce, powdered eggs, rice and soups. The group is also collecting deodorant, disposable razors, facial tissue, feminine products, soaps, shampoo, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, gently used shirts and used plastic shopping bags. Also tax deductible donations can be made out to NSU Foundation, with “Food Pantry” in the subject line. If you have any questions, contact Joe Sers at 357-1052.
Cane River Food Pantry
The local food bank is requesting cornbread mixes for the approaching holidays to put in the donation boxes. If you would like to donate to the CRFP or volunteer your time, please contact Cindy Allen, our liaison, for more information. Boxes are usually put together the first week of the month. You can bring mixes to the office or narthex.
Make a Difference in the Lives of People around the World
For the past number of years, Trinity Parish has presented and supported a Mission Gift Fair which sold gifts, food, clothing and other articles provided by Fair Trade Organizations. These agencies work in dozens of countries to develop safe working conditions and pay fair wages to the artisans and farmers who produce the items, providing them an opportunity for sustainable work and a way to safely lift themselves and their families out of poverty. The participants are truly taught “how to fish, not just given a fish”. The money that was made from the sales at our fairs was given back to the organizations so that they could continue their programs. Even though we are not having a Mission Gift Fair this year, we urge you to continue to support this Parish Outreach project by shopping on the internet sites of the following: