Welcome to our Guests!

We are so delighted that you are here visiting with us this morning. please join us after the service for a cup of coffee in the parish hall.  We would love to have the opportunity to get to know you better!

2018 Floral Dedication Calendar

The new Altar Guild Floral Dedications Calendar is posted in the narthex and ready for you to put your names in.  The weeks are marked out for Lent and Advent.  It is possible to share a week’s dedication.  please remember to let Caroline know what your dedication should read for the bulletin.

Altar Flowers

The flowers on the altar are given to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for our many blessings at Trinity as we start our new year together as a church family.

FUNdraiser Carnival Season Painting Event.

Catherine Bijolle will be in the Parish Hall on Saturday, February 11th to lead a FUNdraising painting event for Trinity!  The subject painting is a great Mardi Gras alligator–this is going to be a blast.  Plan to come, bring your friends.  No previous art skills or experience needed.  All supplies provided by donation.  Fee for the class is $35 and pall proceeds go to support Trinity.  We will be having more of these FUNdraising events in the coming months, so plan to come and have fun crafting something you can hang on your wall or gift to someone that also gives back to our church.

Church Vision Meeting- 

We will be meeting on March 7th at 6:00 PM, to continue our vision journey for Trinity.

Lenten Study Sunday Morning.

Beginning Sunday, February 18th at 9:30AM, we will begin a study of six Spiritual Practices for Everyday Christians, including prayer, study, service, giving, building community, and sharing the good news.  Please join us each week as we gather together in fellowship to explore these practices alongside with practical tips for implementing them in your daily life.

Pancakes for Dinner on Shrove Tuesday, February 13th.

Come spend Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) evening with us as we celebrate a traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake meal at 6:00 PM.  Historically, at the cusp of Lent, people would try to use up all their eggs, butter, and meat and have a big spread for “fat” Tuesday, to prepare for the 40 days to come.  Cliff and the guys are going to set us up with breakfast for dinner.  Let the good times roll!



.Episcopalians around the world will read the Gospel according to Luke during Lent and the Book of Acts during Eastertide in 2018.  Forward Movement invites you to join this adventure.  Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11th, and read a section of Luke’s Gospel every day through the season of Lent.  The entire season of season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts.  This study makes it simple to employ in your own home, as well, should you choose to share this with your family and friends.  Please check with Caroline to receive the materials and outline of the study.  Materials can be emailed as PDFs or provided as printed copies.

Ash Wednesday Service & Ashes to Go.

We will again partner with First Presbyterian to provide Ashes to Go on Second Street the morning of February 14th from 9:00 AM to Noon for foot and car traffic.  In addition we will have Holy Eucharist in celebration of Ash Wednesday at 6:00 PM.

Vestry Minutes Posting

We will begin posting the minutes of the Vestry meetings on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall and Administrative Office starting with this month’s meeting on Jan 17th.  They will be posted monthly thereafter for members to read.  As always, any member of the church is welcome to attend meetings of the Vestry, and bring items to the agenda.  Contact Mother Suzanne for more information.  The vestry minutes from Jan 25, 2017 thru November 15, 2017 are currently available in the Parish hall and Admin Office.

Church Directory Information

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far by updating their info in the directory and anniversary/birthday lists.  Those lists will be in the narthex on Jan 14th and Jan 21st for further updates–Please check the lists and make any needed changes to your information.  If you do not have a photo, Caroline will be glad to take one!  We plan to print copies of our updated directory, with photos, to hand out at the annual meeting.

Upcoming Events
  • Evening Prayer–Feb 7 at 5:15 PM.
  • FUNdraising Carnival Season Painting Event–Feb 10 at 11:00 AM
  • Morning Prayer– Feb 11 at 8:30 AM
  • Holy Eucharist with Rev Liz Ratcliff–Feb 11 at 10:30 AM.
  • Pancakes for Dinner–Feb 13 at 6:00 PM
  • Ashes to Go–Feb 14 at 9:00 AM to Noon
  • Holy Eucharist for Ash Wednesday–Feb 14 at 6:00 PM
  • Bishop Visitation.  Single Service.  Feb 18 at 10:30 AM. Reception to follow.
  • Family Eucharist Service and Potluck–Feb 28 at 5:30 PM
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: