August 17, 2017 

Christian Formation

Sundays at 9:15 am:  ‘The 12 Steps Are for Everyone’ in the Board Room.

Faith and Fiction class resumes on Sunday, September 10 - Please join us on Sundays at 9:15 am in the Parish House where we read short works of fiction and discuss them from a faith perspective. We will begin the semester with several stories by writers with a Louisiana connection. If you would like more information about this class or would like to be on the email list, please contact Merry Toups at

Out and About 

  • NCIS set tour is back! We will go on Friday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. to visit the NCIS set and have lunch. Please reserve your spot with Maria Elliott or 504-670-2535. Carpools will leave Trinity at 10:30 and we will have lunch after the tour.

  • On September 10, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra presents “A Night in Kansas City” at  the Trinity Artist Series. The highly entertaining and blues-filled show will celebrate the great music of such profound jazz musicians as Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Benny Carter & Big Joe Turner. After the concert we will enjoy a potluck meal in the parish house, with a newly renovated kitchen!  Bring a salad or dessert to share and let us know you are coming so we can prepare! 

  • Come Out and About to Ocean Springs, MS to visit the Walter Anderson Museum! We will have a guided tour of the museum and enjoy lunch in Ocean Springs. Cost of the museum is $7. Carpools will leave Trinity on Friday, September 15 at 8:30 am. Please reserve a spot and let me know if you are able to drive. Contact Maria Elliott at or 670-2535.

The Eucharist and You! We celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday and several times during the week. But amid the prayers, hymns, and readings, have you ever paused to reflect on the shape of the service? You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn about the structure, symbolism and spirituality of the Eucharist with The Rev’d Dr Maggi Dawn, Dean of Marquand Chapel and Associate Professor of Theology and Literature at Yale Divinity School. She will teach on Saturday, September 23 beginning at 9 am and concluding with a Eucharist at 12 noon and preach at all three services on Sunday, September 24. 

Walking the Mourner’s Path is a Christ-centered, non-denominational grief support program. We believe grieving is not lack of faith but a natural part of living. A new group will meet beginning on Tuesday, October 17, 4:30-6:30 pm. Contact Maria Elliott at for more information.





Children and Youth Ministries 

For information pertaining to all children and youth programs, please contact Ashley Bond at or 670-2519.

This Week in Youth & Acolyte Ministries
Sign Up to Summer Acolyte! Because of everyone’s crazy summer schedules, please sign up to serve at least 2 Sundays this summer.

NEW! Acolyte Training and Captain Meeting Sunday, September 10 at 12:15 pm in the sanctuary: All acolytes, captains and all others (4th grade and up) interested in joining the Acolyte Ministry are encouraged to attend this meeting. Rev. Thayer will lead this meeting and provide guidance to us as we prepare for another wonderful year of acolyte ministry.

NEEDED: TECH-SAVVY TEENS and YOUNG ADULTS. We are developing a new inter-generational ministry concept called “Cyber Seniors.” The idea is to engage youth mentors in bridging the technology gap by empowering older adults to use technology to expand their social and physical worlds. Please email if your young person is interested.

This Week in Children’s and Family Ministry 
It’s time to register for another year of Godly Play! Classes begin on Sunday, August 27 at 10:15 am. Meet in the school library. Register here: To learn more about Sunday mornings for Trinity Church children visit

Carpool Dads. Are you a dad looking to get involved without really “getting involved?” Then sign up to be a Carpool Dad! Kids need to see dads active in church and this is a great way to get to know other families. It’s super easy, too: help Trinity Church children get out of their cars in the circle drive from 10:00 - 10:15 am and walk them to the school library for check-in. Sign up here:



The word “Give” appears 921 times in the bible - almost as many times as “Faith,” “Hope” and “Love” combined. Giving can be an expression of your faith in God, your hope for the future, and your love for others. Consider expressing your faith, hope and love with a gift to Trinity Church in your Will. For information on making a charitable bequest, please contact Raina O’Neil at or click here.


Mission and Outreach

School Supply Drive - As the new school year begins we are collecting school supplies or money for school supplies and school uniforms. The supply list for a typical fourth grader costs about $85. Specific items needed are pencils, loose leaf lined paper, and backpacks. Checks can be made to Trinity Church with “school supplies” in the memo or you may drop purchased items off in the undercroft of the church.

Trinity Loaves and Fishes (TL&F)
is hosting a summer art raffle for a second painting Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter by local artist Gustavo Trujillo who made this artwork for the TL&F ministry. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each with a total of 100 to be sold and can be purchased in Bishop Polk Hall after the 10:30 service or from Monique Hoffmeister – or Ben Nobles – The picture will be on display in the church undercroft. Your support helps TL&F  feed those who are most vulnerable. 

Habitat Build Trinity will be taking part in a Habitat Build in October with several other faith communities. Our financial part is $10,000. Make your check out to Trinity Church and place in the offering plate or mail to Trinity Church (please note in memo section for Habitat Build). If you would like more information, contact Scott Webster at 418-1613, Bill Wright at or Chris Martin at

Please mark your calendars for the Trinity Loaves and Fishes Cabaret and Silent Auction! Anais St. John will be our star! Thank you to our sponsors – Coughlin-Saunders Foundation and Williams Architects and our auction donors Mignon at the Rink, Judy's at the Rink, the Garden District Book Store, the Hemline of Mobile, Chef Nora Wenzel, the Trinity Rummage Committee and Trinity Treasures. For more information, please contact Laura Williams at 289-8470 or

Loaves and Fishes Africa - Elizabeth Awuor is one of the many faces Loaves and Fishes Africa. A mother and widow with four children, Elizabeth is infected with the AIDS virus. With Trinity's help,  LF Africa has given her some food and a water filter that will help her children stay healthy as she works to survive.  Your gift of only $20 can provide a filter for another desperate family.  To donate  





Trinity Connections

Trinity Artist Series presents Sanford Hinderlie, pianist and Loyola University’s Professor of Popular & Commercial Music this Sunday at 5:00 pm in the church.

Are you expecting a child, longing to conceive, or hoping to adopt a little one? We would love to hold you in our prayers - either publicly or privately as you wish. Contact Maria Elliott

The Trinity Fall Rummage Sale is Coming – October 5 thru October 7. This year on Saturday you can buy a black bag for $5.00 and fill it with clothes! For more information on the rummage sale or to volunteer, contact Bruna Mora at or Laura Williams at 289-8470.

Please remember to let your church 
know if you or someone you love is in need of prayer, pastoral support, or a visit to someone who is ill.
 We are the church together and we need your help in identifying needs in our congregation. Contact Maria Elliott at or call the church 522-0276. 

Trinity Church Newsletter August Tidings - Click here 

Sermons can be found on our website by clicking here.

Eucharistic Visitors bring communion to anyone in our church family who cannot be with us at services due to illness or infirmity. To arrange a visit for yourself or a loved one, contact Deacon Alyce at

Helping Hands is a ministry of the Women of Trinity Church that offers meals for parishioners who are in need of short term assistance due to illness or injury. If you would be willing to take a meal to someone when the need arises, please contact Pam Cooper

Court Appointed Special Advocates for children: Six parishioners have been sworn in as Advocates! You might want to join CASA and advocate for the best interests of children in the foster system too. Contact Deacon Alyce at

Women’s prison ministry offers an entertainment with a purpose evening for seniors: Volunteers are needed one Thursday evening a month to help lead this group. Movies are shown which spark discussions on Christian themes and living. A Dept. of Corrections training is required on Saturday, October 21. Both take place in the Baton Rouge area with carpool possibilities. Contact Deacon Alyce at 


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For the young woman, and women who are young at heart, brand new tassel earrings in vivid colors and two styles! Come take a look! Please remember that Trinity Treasures profits are returned to church ministries and community projects through WOTC grants. Summer hours: Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am-12 noon.



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