Our Mission & Ministries

Our Mission

To celebrate God through worship, study, and fellowship and to reach out to our church family, to the members of our community, and to a world in need of God’s love.

Our Vision

Building on our history and Episcopal traditions, Trinity continues to be called to participate as fully as possible in God’s mission.

Trinity Episcopal Church has a 155-year history in the community. Our beautiful building is not only a home for our ministry, but also an important historic place. Trinity seeks to revive its history of community leadership while growing in spiritual connection and numbers.

It is important to maintain the core components that represent who we are as a parish, while also embracing change. Our vision calls us to:

  • Provide a vibrant spiritual home that inspires, befriends and nurtures our members
  • Help new families looking for a spiritual home find their place in our community
  • Nurture, develop and strengthen children as good Christians and develop meaningful programs that integrate them into parish life
  • Strengthen pastoral care
  • Increase our focus on outreach and turn ideas into actions

 Ministry/Parish Life

Trinity sponsors, hosts, and encourages a wide variety of activities. The goal is to include all members in some way. Numerous events, activities, classes and groups appeal to a broad spectrum of our church members.

Worship Services

  • Sundays
    • 10:30 a.m. Rite II. Holy Eucharist with Sermon

Ministries of Trinity

Fellowship

  • Coffee hour before Sunday services
  • Men’s Prayer Breakfasts
  • Episcopal Church Women
  • Small group Bible and inspirational book studies
  • Congregational Potlucks, Receptions, and Shared Meals

Outreach

  • Supports CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates — a group of volunteers who advocate for the abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.
  • Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Natchitoches.
  • Supports Hope 4 Paws, a local animal rescue organization, and other local animal shelters.
  • Supports Cane River Food Pantry, NSULA Food Pantry, CENLA Food Bank, and other food and staple drives for natural disasters and tragedies.
  • Provides a meeting space for Alcoholics Anonymous and other non-profit organizations.
  • Sponsors a Red Mass bi-annually in rotation with the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, seeking guidance for all those who work for justice, including judges, attorneys, first responders, and government officials.
  • Supports community funded Needy, Helpless & Homeless Fund
  • Supports Presbyterian weekly free lunch mission
  • Provides scholarships for choir members and hosts recitals
  • Hosts Lessons and Carols: An annual Christmas event highlighted by special readings and music.

Prayer

  • Daughters of the King, Maria de Peyster Chapter: International women’s order committed to prayer, Bible study and outreach. Share a weekly email of the intercessions.
  • Anglican Rosary — Small group of individuals who meet weekly to pray the Anglican Rosary in the nave and read the weekly intercessions and other prayer requests together.

Worship

  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers: Chalice bearer at the altar. Takes and serves communion to church members unable to attend services.
  • Lectors: Read Old Testament and New Testament readings during worship service
  • Intercessors: Read the Prayers of the People. Participate in email loop with DOK.
  • Acolytes: Assists clergy at the altar (2nd – 12th grade)
  • Ushers: Greet worshipers
  • Altar Guild: Prepares altar and sanctuary for worship services
  • Group Leaders & Christian Formation Leaders: Facilitate small group learning for children and adults

Music

  • Children’s Choir — Performs special music throughout the year.
  • Adult Choir — Sings at the 10:30 service and other special events such as Lessons and Carols. Has weekly Choir Practice at 9:30 am in the choir room of the Administration Office.

Children and Youth Ministries

  • Christian Formation for Children — 10:30 a.m. Sunday, September to May
  • Youth Group – Provides opportunities for youth fellowship through a variety of youth events
  • Preschool – A full day program serving 3 and 4 year old students
  • Children’s Choir – Provides music for special occasions
  • Canterbury — provides programs for students who attend the Louisiana School for Math Science and the Arts as well as Northwestern State University.