October 19, 2017 


Have you RSVP’d for the October 26 Dinner??
It’s not too late!

The Celebration Dinner is this Thursday, October 26 in
Bishop Polk Hall, with a 5:30 pm reception in the circle drive
followed by dinner at 6:30 pm in Bishop Polk Hall.
Please RSVP by noon on MONDAY, October 23 and
please indicate if you need childcare or nursery.
RSVP to Raina O’Neil at roneil@trinitynola.com or call 670-2537.

Christian Formation

Sundays at 9:15 am:  ‘The 12 Steps Are for Everyone’ in the Board Room and 'Faith and Ficton' in the Parish House.

We are blessed to be blessings! Use your God-given gifts by participating in one (or more) of Trinity’s many opportunities to serve God and each other. Pick up a copy of our new “Invitation to Ministry” booklet or download it from our website where it is posted under “Ministries.” Please prayerfully consider how you can contribute of your time and talent. Contact information is provided for each ministry.  Click here to view the booklet.

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPACE by contacting Maria Elliott at the church. 

Trinity’s 20s & 30s - Sunday Supper Club - On Sunday, October 22, you’re invited to gather with other 20s & 30s for dinner out, following worship. After the 6:00 pm Eucharist in Trinity’s chapel, we’ll have dinner together on Magazine Street. RSVP to aeastham@trinitynola.com, or just show up!

Trinity’s 20s & 30s - Habitat Lunch Preparation & Service - Trinity Church is partnering with other faith communities to build a house from scratch in a “blitz build.” On Saturday, October 28 - the 20s/30s group from Trinity, is slotted to help prepare and serve lunch to the Habitat volunteers on site! We’ll meet at Trinity that morning, at 9:00 am, to assemble sandwiches. We’ll then head to the job site for the 11:30 am dedication ceremony and serve lunch at noon. Contact aeastham@trinitynola.com if you’d like to help!

Trinity’s 20s & 30s Cuba Donations Dinner -You’re invited for a special dinner of Cuban cuisine (catered by Cuba Libre) in exchange for donations of goods and financial gifts for our Cuba pilgrims to bring along on their mid-November trip. Please gather on Thursday, November 2 in the Trinity Parish House, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Suggested donations will be published soon. Please RSVP to aeastham@trinitynola.com. Please keep our Cuba pilgrims in your prayers as they travel, November 10-18!

Fr. Richard Rohr Comes to Town!—The 8th Annual Contemplative Workshop, “The Divine Dance with the Trinity” with Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, sponsored by The School for Contemplative Living will take place on Friday, December 1 from 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturday, December 2 from 9:30-11:30 am and 1:00-3:00 pm at McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University. Cost: $100. To register: http://www.thescl.net/.


Children, Youth and Family Ministries 

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

Godly Play, Sundays from 10:15-11:15 am. Classes begin at 10:15 am. Carpool drop off is available in the Trinity Church circle drive between 10:00 am - 10:15 am. All children gather in the school library for check in before being led to class by their Godly Play teachers. Children join their families for communion.

Haunted Corn Maze, Saturday, October 28, 3:30 - 10:00 pm. Road trip! We’re headed to Cajun Country Corn in Pine Grove, LA for a haunted corn maze. Meet at Molly’s House at 3 pm. Drivers Wanted!

No Youth Group Sunday, October 29.

How to find (TRUE) Happiness in High School, Sunday, October 29, 4-6 pm. Rev. Sandy Casey-Martus (Ashley’s mom!) will offer a workshop on the topic of True Happiness: what it is and how to attain it in the midst of the stresses and pressures of high school. Students will leave with tools that will carry them for the rest of their lives. Minimum of 8 students. Please RSVP to abond@trintynola.com.

Grateful Bakers 24-hour Bake-In, November 17-18. For the 3rd year in a row, our youth we will bake bread 640 loaves of bread over the course of 24 hours, which will then be delivered to the elderly and those in need. Service Hours: 24. RSVP required.





Thank you to our guest preacher The Reverend John D. Talbird for a thought-provoking workshop and an inspiring sermon. If you missed his sermon this past Sunday, you can listen by clicking here.

Lay Witness Speakers


Click here to listen to Randy Fellman's message



Mission and Outreach


LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! We are looking for more volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity Unity Build. If you are interested, please contact Avery Strada (Assistant Director of Advancement for NOAHH) at 251-209-0540.

Where: 6500 Dorian Street, New Orleans, LA 70126

When: Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st from 8:00am to 4:00pm (arrive 10-15 minutes early for check-in and waiver signing)

What: Interior floor installation, interior trim work, porch work, and some roofing.

How many: We still need 7 volunteers Friday and 7 volunteers Saturday

-Gloves are provided, but you can bring your own if you’d like. 
-Tools also provided.
-Make sure personal items are labeled.
-Sun screen NOT provided [Some of the work will be outside with very little shade provided on the worksite].

Snacks, water, and lunch provided!


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 https://trinitynola.com/donatenow.  

Trinity Connections

Episcopal School Sunday is Sunday! Come celebrate the special relationship our school and church share, your faith and community at our Annual Episcopal School Sunday on October 22, 2017. This completely free event strengthens the ties between Trinity Church and Trinity School. It features music by our Trinity Episcopal School Honor Bell Choir, Honor Choir, and Guitar Chapel Players as well! Plus our Trinity Episcopal School students and student parishioners participate in the service as greeter, users, readers, acolytes, and presentation of the gifts – all our welcome to serve so please let us know if your child is interested! At the reception immediately following the service, there will be food and fellowship for all, more music and face painting. Come break bread and enjoy the fellowship of your fellow Trinity School and Church friends.  The service begins at 10:30 am, immediately followed by reception. Everyone associated with our school and church and all of their family and friends are invited. You do not need to be a parishioner -all denominations welcome! Any child or parent who would like to volunteer, please contact Carrie Lewis at carrie.lewis@roberthalf.com – there are many ways to get as involved and everyone is welcome.

Trinity Artist Series presents a Ruby & The Rogues and LPO guest Cellist Kent Jensen,with singer/guitarist Ruby Rendrag, cellist Suki Kuehn, and percussionist Michael Ennis this Sunday at 5:00 pm in the church.

Volunteers needed this week to help with a mailing! Contact Raina at roneil@trinitynola.com or call 670-2537 if you’re able to help.

Save the Date: The Reverend Andrew Thayer’s Celebration of New Ministry on Wednesday, November 29, 6:00 pm. Eucharist followed by a reception for the entire family.

The Feast of All Saints, Evensong, Wednesday, November 1, 6 pm with a reception to follow.

Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families. The programs involve a structured model that includes the weekend experience based on the Cursillo format with follow-up visits for one year. The 63rd Kairos weekend at Angola Prison will be held November 9-12. The men’s lay team is seeking assistance through financial contributions, baking cookies for the weekend or joining the 24-hour prayer chain. For additional information, Contact team member John Musser at jmusser@bellsouth.net or 504-289-2589.

Invitation: Threshold Choir and No One Should Die Alone will be the focus of our continuing educational meeting for Eucharistic Visitors on Sunday, November 12 between 12 noon and 2:00 pm. Anyone interested in these topics is welcome to attend. There’ll be time for questions after each presentation. Please let Deacon Alyce know if you’re attending so we can accommodate everyone in our meeting space.

Quiet Day at Advent House - Join us for a Quiet Day on Friday, October 20 at Advent House, 1637 Seventh Street. We will begin with centering prayer at 9:30 and then take time for personal spiritual practices such as journaling, reading, writing, praying. We will end with centering prayer at 2:00 and leave at 2:30. Bring a lunch if desired and any art or sewing project that you would like to work on. There is a small kitchen available and coffee and tea are provided. Feel free to come and go anytime during the hours of 9:30 and 2:30. November 17 s also scheduled as a Quiet Day at Advent House.

Book Drive for CASA Jefferson (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) - Many thanks to all who are donating books for children in the foster care system. The collection boxes will remain in the undercroft and outside Bishop Polk Hall until the end of the month then all books will be delivered to CASA for distribution. Church contact Deacon Alyce at ajefferson@trinitynola.com.

Kairos: Many thanks to all who have and are supporting Kairos on its October 26-29 weekend with prayers, cookies and financial donations.

If you would like to sponsor the snacks for 10:30 am Coffee Hour, please contact Mary Lane Carleton, marylane.carleton@gmail.com to sign up.  No need to be present to sponsor, you can drop off in the kitchen morning of or in the WOTC fridge in the days prior. Grab a friend or your ministry group and consider this easy way to contribute.

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 melliott@trinitynola.com or call the church 522-0276. 

Trinity Church Newsletter October Tidings - Click here 

Sermons can be found on our website by clicking here.


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Create an instant Halloween outfit with fetching purple, orange or black scarf necklaces which magnetically fasten! Check out these and other fun Halloween items in Trinity Treasures which will be 25% off beginning Thursday, October 19. Although we are always open when a volunteer is present, our official school year days and hours are: Sunday: 9-12; Tuesday - Thursday: 10-4.



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