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 by Rick and Carolyn Harrington, to the Glory of God and in honor of their 40th Anniversary and Renewal of their Wedding Vows.
“Welcome to the Bible” Book Study
In the church we are seeking to know and be known by the God of the Bible. Please join us for the next several weeks during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 AM as we break open the scriptures with a book study entitled “Welcome to the Bible”. We hope this introduction to the Bible will be an invitation to a life-long habit of reading the scriptures.
Rick and Carolyn invite everyone to join them after the 1030 service in the Parish Hall for cake and punch.
Cursillo 152, October 19-21
Cursillo 152 will be Oct 19-21 at Camp Hardtner. The Cursillo weekend is an opportunity to meet clergy and laity seeking to strengthen our faith. It provides an environment to experience the reality of the gift of God’s love through shared prayer, individual meditation, worship, study, fellowship, laughter, tears, and unconditional love. For more information, see David Zolzer or Mother Suzanne.
Schedule Changes for August
Wednesday evening services are going on hiatus until September. Please note this in your calendars. Family Eucharist and Potluck will also start back in the Fall on the last Wednesday of each month.
School Supply Drive for CASA
It’s getting to be that time of year again! We need to start thinking about school supplies for the CASA children we sponsor every Fall. The CASA kids are a big part of our community outreach at Trinity. Please be observant as stores will be putting out school supplies sonn. The church will use outreach funds to purchase the clear backpacks that schools require for the 28 CASA children we aare helping this year, and 3we send along donated supplies to go in each pack. We can always use the standard items such as spiral notebooks, ring binders, pens, pencils, washable markers, crayons, colored pencils, school glue, glue sticks, safety scissors, rulers, etc. There are four Preschoolers that could use kinder mats. If you decide to do this, please mark your donation “School Supplies”. For more information, contact Mother Suzanne or Caroline. Our deadline for receiving supplies is Aug 15.
School Supply and Fund drive for Trinity Preschool
We would like to ask for financial donations for the preschool, so we can supplement the fund the teachers use through the year for classroom supplies they buy in bulk. You can make checks directly to Trinity Episcopal Preschool. The preschool is also specifically requesting card stock and baby wipes.
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.
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.
- Harrington Reception–July 29
- Cursillo—Oct 19-21
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: