February 22, 2018

Stewardship

If you ordered offering envelopes for 2018, please pick them up in the undercroft. Thanks!

 

 

This Week at Trinity

Unity Build Reunion on February 24 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Gather, Volunteer, Reunite, Build. Everyone is welcome to join us for this volunteer build day. If you would like to build or volunteer with hospitatity, please contact Avery Strada at averys@habitat-nola.org.

Vestry Nominating Committee - 
The Vestry Nominating Committee is looking for future church leaders and we want your input! We would like to encourage you, the members of our congregation, to participate in the process by submitting names for consideration. You may also submit your own name.  It would be helpful to include background information on the nominee, including talents and interests. A vestry term is four years. Candidates must have been a member of the Church for one year in order to stand for election. Vestry members must be communicants in good standing, over the age of 21, and have been confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church by a bishop of the Episcopal Church.  Nominees must also have provided financial support, as confirmed by the Church’s stewardship records, within the six months prior to the annual meeting.  Vestry members are expected to provide leadership to the congregation in support of the mission of the church, including stewardship through annual pledges; to attend all vestry meetings; to participate actively in committee work; and to engage thoughtfully in the direction of Trinity’s business and activities.  Please send nominations (of yourself or others) to Kriste Buck at kbuck@trinitynola.com or call 522-0276.  Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 24, 2018.  Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

Godly Play will be held in the school library throughout Lent. Ashley Bond will lead a community class for all Godly Play children. The story presented is called “Faces of Easter,” which helps children prepare for Easter. Over the next few weeks, children will hear the stories of Christ’s journey toward the cross and resurrection.

 

  

Trinity's missionary in the Philippines, Kellan Lyman has been serving since September 2016 through the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) of the Episcopal Church. Following a call to serve God's people and creation, she volunteers with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines' economic development program. She is coordinating a new sustainable rice farming project which reduces water use and greenhouse gas emission and improves farmers' livelihoods. She is returning at the end of February for a second year to implement a farmer outreach program in Episcopal congregations as a way to fulfill God's call to be good stewards of creation. She will be sharing some pictures and stories from her time as a missionary during coffee hour on Sunday, February 25.

The Trinity Artist Series presents Claude Hitt, vocals/guitar in a program of Blues, Folk and Rock Sunday at 5:00 pm in the church.

Jazz Vespers every Sunday Night during Lent at 8 pm sharp with Accomplished Jazz Artists today Calvin Johnson, New generation sax wiz. The program lasts 30 minutes and features musical selections and scriptural readings.

Four Wednesdays in Lent
6:00 pm Dinner in Bishop Polk Hall,
6:30 pm Program in Church

February 28 Praying with Poetry
Workshop Facilitator: Lisa Holden - Parishioner, Spiritual Director

March 1 Praying the Labyrinth
Workshop Facilitator: Albinas & Manon Prizgintas, Trinity Artist Series

March 14 Centering Prayer
Workshop Facilitators: The Rev. Kit McLean, Associate Rector,
and Ashley Bond, Director of Christian Formation

March 21 What is Prayer?
Workshop Facilitator: The Rev. Andrew Thayer, Rector

Come for all or part of this opportunity to broaden your understanding
of prayer and expand you prayer practices.


Lenten Offering - Join us in the Chapel for Holy Eucharist at 7:30 am Monday - Friday during Lent.

TLF To-Go bags for sale! Start the New Year off helping those in need by purchasing a TLF To-Go bag today. Each bag consists of a bottle of water, vienna sausages, fruit cup, and granola bar, and only cost $2.00 per bag! Bags and donation envelopes may be found in the closet next to the vesting room, across from Moore Library.

Easter Memorial Flowers and Music -If you would like a loved one honored in the Easter bulletin, the last day for listing names will be Monday, March 19.  Please send the names (please print clearly) and your donation to the church office, attention: Kriste Buck and indicate whether it is for flowers or music.  Any money received after March 19 will be welcomed, but we will be unable to list the names in the bulletin. (Please do not mail in church reply envelopes as those are delayed in getting back to us.)

 

 

Trinity Treasures has a special selection of Lenten and Easter books for both children and adults which can be used in conjunction with Trinity’s Lenten programs on prayer. Also, the Easter bunny will be here before we know it on April 1, 2018 - and this is NOT an April Fool’s joke!!! Hours: Sunday: 9-12; Tuesday-Thursday: 10-4.

Mom’s Bible Study. Join us Wednesday mornings from 8:00 - 9:00 am in the Moore Library for connection and conversation. We are currently studying The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman’s Life by Joan Chittister. You can purchase/download the book here: http://amzn.to/2B6NdlY

Please join us for the Trinity Men’s Bible Study on Wednesday mornings. Breakfast begins at 6:45 am in the Trinity Parish House with Bible Study from 7:15 - 8:00 am. The Reverend Andrew Thayer will lead, continuing with the Gospel According to Mark.

 

 

 

 

  

Events and Announcements 
 
Walking the Mourner’s Path is a Christ-centered, grief support program. Eight spiritually directed small group workshops are led by trained facilitators and a member of the clergy. Walking the Mourner’s Path Workshop participants find that while their pain is unique they are not alone on their journey, and it offers tools for moving forward with their life. A group will be forming on Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm February 27 - April 17. For more information, contact Maria Elliott at 670-2535.

Core Godly Play Training March 1-3 at Christ Church Covington. Training is for current and future Godly Play doorkeepers and storytellers, as well as parents, clergy, seminarians, hospital chaplains, and those interested in strengthening their understanding of spirituality. Come learn the processes and theology behind the Godly Play method. Contact Ashley Bond to register.

Confirmation and Faith Exploration. We will offer a 6-week class for anyone interested in confirmation, reaffirming their baptismal vows, being received into the Episcopal Church and those curious about the Episcopal tradition. Classes will take place Sunday mornings beginning March 4, 2018, from 9:15-10:15 am. If you are interested in taking this class, please register at http://bit.ly/2GvLpWC.

Come for a potluck supper at the home of Vicki and Marsden Moran, 4027 Laurel Street, on March 11, at 5:30 pm and then to Jazz Compline with Delfayo Marsalis! A hearty soup will be provided and you are asked to bring a dish to share. Please respond by March 5 to Vicki at 296-6412 or nolavicki@me.com if you’d like to come.

Kairos Outside needs agape! Agape is a way of showing God’s love to women whose lives have been affected by incarceration of family or friends. It will be displayed and/or distributed throughout the 2-1/2 day Christian weekend. Children and youth are invited to draw and color placemats or wall posters. No last names please, though ages may be included. Adults may write encouraging notes and include scripture passages for the women. All agape is due to Deacon Alyce by March 1. Her mailbox is in the copy room with her name on top of her box.

Volunteer Opportunity - Compassion Outreach of America (COA), a local foundation, is seeking tutors for students at Arise Academy in K-8th grade. The program will be focused on the dates of March 6-April 19, to provide additional support to students prior to their taking the state LEAP test. Volunteers are asked to commit to one day per week for this time period. Arise is located at 3819 St. Claude Ave. If you are interested in this project, please contact Justina George at justina@compassionoutreachoa.org or Diane Plauche at dianeplauche@gmail.com. Trinity has partnered with COA on other community projects and we look forward to helping them assure success for our New Orleans students.

Did you hear? Yes, the Trinity Fall Rummage Sale is soon!
Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday. March 2, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday. March 3, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm ($5.00 bag for clothing)
Please bring your merchandise to sell!
Please come and volunteer! Please come and shop!
Thank you! Proceeds help our Women of Trinity Church (WOTC) nonprofit grants. Contact Bruna at 504-606- 3501 or Laura
at 504-289- 8470

The Ulster Project provides teen participants with a host of new opportunities and cultural experiences, all while making friends, having fun, and exploring the city of New Orleans June 29 to July 28/29.  Participants are involved in a Cross-cultural experience with people new to them from within the New Orleans area and from Northern Ireland gain an understanding of different cultures while participating in approximately 50 hours of service.   An informational meeting to be held Sunday, March 4 March at 4.00 pm at The St. Catherine of Siena Melancon Center.  Contact Lisa Cates: 504-234-4925 or lisabcates@att.net with questions.

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