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 Tony & Kathleen Smith to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for their Wedding Anniversary.
“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.
The Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, May 28th and will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th.
Bike & Build Breakfast June 1st
We are once again hosting the youth who are riding cross-country to raise funds for the Bike & Build charity. This will be Friday June 1st. If you can help with set-up on Thursday evening or with the breakfast Friday morning, please contact Cliff Conine for more info: email@example.com
Parish Hall and Educational Building Renovations
Painting will be starting in the lower classrooms, bathrooms, and parish hall soon, as well as renovations to the parish hall kitchen. Please take this into consideration for activities on campus. Please contact the office for any non-scheduled events.
Family Day in City Park— June 9th
We will have a table at Family Day, Saturday June 9th, in City Park on Amulet. Contact Kari Stokes for more information. We would like to have a presence there in order to invite people to join us the following day as we have our service and meal in the park. The Holy Eucharist on Sunday June 10th will be around 10:00 in order to give us time for setup and to eat afterward in our allotted time period. .
Intersessions Team and Summer Study
We are switching back to the long form Prayers of the People now that Lent is over and therefore will be speaking names aloud again. If anyone would like to participate in developing prayers to be said, please contact Caroline in the office. We would like to create a team for this ministry. If there is interest, we can start a study of Ormonde Plater’s book, “Intercession” (we were using the O Plater cycle of prayers for quite a while until he passed away) which would be during the Sunday School hour during the summer.
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.
- Family Eucharist/Potluck– May 30th at 5:00 PM
- Bike and Build breakfast–June 1.
- Family Day in the Park– June 9
- Picnic in the Park–June 10th at City Park
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: