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.
EASTER LILY DEDICATIONS
There are forms in the narthex for Easter Lily dedications; the lilies will be placed in the church for Holy Week and the dedications will be in the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday bulletins. Please have the dedications in by March 15th. Thank you!
Relay For Life Event April 27th
Our church has so many survivors to celebrate. We also have so many persons to remember that fought this awful disease. Lets make the Relay for Life event and the annual ACS Gala an annual tribute to these loved ones. TEC has a team in the April 27th Relay for Life event. Interested persons can sign up at Relayforlife.org or contact Donna McDonald, email@example.com, 318-332-8037. She needs names and contact info for all TEC cancer survivors, so we can recognize them at the event. They will also receive a free meal sponsored by International Paper, and a survivor T-shirt. Donna is on the local American Cancer Society committee. Our annual Gala will be Sept. 15th, at Melrose Plantation. More info will be forthcoming.
If you are not getting “Alive”, the newsletter of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, please let Caroline know and can forward your information to Holly Davis at the Diocesan office to put your name on the mailing list (please include your email also). The publication comes out about four times a year with a special edition for Convention: there is no charge for the ne3wsletter.
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.
READ THE BIBLE WITH US DURING LENT/EASTER 2018.
.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.
EASTER BASKET TIME!
It’s that time of year again, when we are gathering goodies for the CASA kids to make them baskets for Easter. We need wrapped candy, small toys, and other appropriate basket items. Please drop your donations off by MARCH 18th. That is when we will gather after the 1030 service in the Parish Hall to assemble at least 30 baskets for the children. They love this annual gift from us it’s a joy to participate in this outreach project.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Everybody knows that Eater falls on April 1st this year; but we’re not foolin’, we want to have an Egg Hunt for the kiddos. We’d like donations of candy and small items that will fit inside plastic eggs for the Egg Hunt, or pre-filled eggs. Please drop your items by the office or leave them in the narthex by Palm Sunday. Again Thank you for your support.
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.
- Easter Egg Hunt—After the 10:30 service.
- Relay for Life–April 27th
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: