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.!
No altar flowers during Lent.
Schedule Changes for April
On Easter Sunday, April 21st and the Second Sunday of Easter, April 28th, there will be a single service at 10:30 AM. On April 28th, Deacon Lois Mayberry will be assisting Mother Suzanne.
Good Friday Offering
As you may know, every year the Episcopal Church dedicates the Good Friday Offering of all participating churches to the needs of the Church in the Holy Land. You may donate to the Good Friday Offering that day, or you may dedicate an offering toward it by marking a check in he memo field with “Good Friday Offering”
TIME FOR JOY
TIME FOR JOY has been an annual event each April for a weekend of fellowship and love – a time to relax in a loving environment for diocesan ladies. Contact Kari Stokes if you are interested in attending this women’s retreat at Camp Hardtner.
SECOND ANNUAL WAY OF THE CROSS–MT. OLIVET APRIL 19 AT NOON
All are welcome to participate in the second annual Way of the Cross walk through the historic Mt Olivet Cemetery in Pineville to be held on GOOD FRIDAY, April 19, at Noon.
CURSILLO HOMECOMING MAY 3-4 AT CAMP HARDTNER.
Have you thought you might love to go back to Cursillo? Love spending time at Camp Hardtner? Would love to hear some music from your Cursillo? Reminisce about Cursillos gone by? May 3-4 at Camp Hardtner. Contact David Zolzer for more information. moved to a Spring date from the usual Fall date. The convention will at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria.
Contact Info: Email, Directory, Church Membership
Are you getting our emails? We send out an email with information about upcoming activities, services, and schedule changes. If you have not been seeing them, check your SPAM folder. Emails will listed as coming from Administrative Office email: email@example.com. so you can put us on your “safe” list. You should know by know the Diocese is only sending email updates and has ceased the production of the ALIVE magazine, ao no longer get paper updates. Our church directory needs updating. If you have had a change of address, phone number, or email address or if your birthdays or wedding anniversaries are not listed or are incorrect, please email the office with updates. If you have been attending services and you are interested in joining our community, please contact Mother Suzanne. We will be glad to help you obtain a letter of transfer if you need one, or to be confirmed in the church.
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.
- Stations of the Cross–April 14, 6:00 PM
- Healing Service– April 17, 6:00 PM
- Maundy Thursday–April 18, 6:00 PM
- Prayer Vigil– April 18, 7:00 PM to April 19, 7:00 AM
- Way of the Cross Walk at Mt Olivet (Alexandria)–April 19, Noon
- Good Friday– April 19, 6:00 PM
- Easter Vigil–April 20, 6:00 PM
- Easter Sunday– April 21, 10:30 AM
- Egg Hunt–April 21, After Holy Eucharist
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: