Announcements

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.!

Altar Flowers

The flowers on the altar today are dedicated to the Glory of God.

Journeying The Way of Love

Please join Mother Suzanne in the library at 11:00 AM to study the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke.  This book provides a pattern for understanding how we can live in the Way of Love as individuals, as families and as friends, as well as a community and out in the world.  The materials can be downloaded at  https://www.episcopalchurch.org/journeying-way-love

Confirmation Classes

If you are interested in Confirmation or if you would like to deepen your understanding of what it means to be an Episcopalian, classes are on Sunday at 9:30 AM.  The text is “Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices” and is available in the office. Contact Mother Suzanne for more information on the class and the book.

 ECW Meeting

There will be an ECW meeting on Jan 20, after coffee hour.  Sandwiches will be served.  Ladies, please make plans to attend.

Trinity Annual Meeting and Potluck

Prepare for our Annual Meeting on Jan 27.  We will have a single service at 10:30 followed by a potluck lunch in the parish hall that will begin our meeting.  Bring your favorite dish to share and listen as we hear repostrs on our progress from 2018 and make plans for 2019 with the selection of new Vestry and Convention delegates.  If you are interested in attending convention in March or serving on the Vestry, please let Mother Suzanne know!.  Our current nominees for Vestry are Marion Keator, Bradley Kohls, and Donna McDonald.

40th Annual Convention of the EWLA Diocese

The Annual convention is being 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:  office@trinityparish.info. 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.

Official Bishop Visitation, Feb 17, 2019.

Mark you calendars for Bishop Jake’s Visitation with us on Sunday, Feb 17, 2019.  Those interested in Baptism or Confirmation need to contact Mother Suzanne for preparation.

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.

Upcoming Events
  • ECW Meeting–Jan 20 1130AM
  • Annual Meeting–Jan 27, 1130AM
  • Bishop Official Visit—Feb 17, 2019
  • Convention–March 9, Alexandria
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:

  • http://www.serrv.org/
  • http://wwww.tenthousandvillages.com/
  • www.threadsofhopetextiles.org
  • http://thistlefarms.org/