January 17, 2019





This Week at Trinity

A special meeting of the members (congregation) of Trinity has been called for Sunday, January 20, 2019 immediately following the 10:30 am worship service in the Church. Purpose: To vote on changes to the Articles of Incorporation (charter) as follows: (1) for the charter to meet the requirements set forth in current Louisiana Nonprofit Corporation Law; (2) to adhere to the Canons of the National Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Louisiana; and (3) to change our selection process for new Vestry members. Click here for more information and links.

Thank you to our pledging members for your support! As of January 15, we have received 452 pledges. If you have not yet sent in your pledge, please pledge online at https://www.trinitynola.com/trinitypledge or place your pledge card in the offering plate. Thank you!

Please note: year-end statements of giving will be mailed by the end of January.

The Trinity Artist Series presents Classical Soul Exchange, with Damien Gibson, clarinet/violin, Deontria Gibson, vocals, Kerry Lewis, Sr., bass, Kayla Lewis, violin/vocals, Kerry Lewis, Jr., bass, Dr. Patrick Widhalm, piano, Kyle Lewis, cello. An eclectic musical group of family and friends paying homage to classical music as well as a little soul R&B. Sunday at 5:00 pm in the church.

Trinity Church Office will be closed on Monday, January 21.

CASA Jefferson:
There are 30 children waiting for a Court Appointed Special Advocate to make a difference in their life. A training session begins on January 21. Call Margaret Ether at 504-533-8757.

Listen, Learn and Dine at Café ReconcileTuesday, January 22, 5 to 8 pm at Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. As part of strategic planning for both Trinity Episcopal Church and Trinity’s Loaves and Fishes Ministry, we invite you to join us as we hear from experts and program directors about the state of food insecurity in New Orleans, the root causes, and the successes, challenges, and dreams of those who are running programs that address feeding, employment, and economic development for our cities’ underserved. We will use what we learn to develop a path forward for Trinity’s Loaves and Fishes and Outreach ministries. Please join us! RSVP to kbreckinridge@trinitynola.com.

An invitation to all women to join together for a Pot Luck Dinner on January 22 at 6:00 pm in the Parish House. Entrees and drinks will be provided. Please bring food to share—Last name A-L either an appetizer or side, M-Z either salad or dessert for 10 people. Bring a friend and join us! RSVP to Tina Grant tgrant@trinitynola.com

The response from Trinity members to the ask for hard boiled eggs for our Loaves and Fishes deliveries has been phenomenal. Thank you for providing this very important source of protein to those living on the streets and to children in after school care. The nutrition component is essential and so is the statement of our church's concern and care for those in need. This outreach ministry embodies all that Jesus teaches. Please continue to support it by bringing your hard boiled eggs to church, marked with the date- and if you can add them- our people also love oranges!



Trinity Treasures - New Orleanians are going crazy over our Saints!! Add to the Who Dat spirit with some newly designed, popping Saints hand towels. Great hostess gift or to use at your own Saints’ party. Trinity Treasures hours: Sun., 9-12, Tues. - Thur., 10-4, or whenever Tina Grant is at the Trinity Reception desk.

The Vestry Nominating Committee is looking for future church leaders and we want your input. We invite the members of our congregation to participate in the process by submitting names for consideration. It would be helpful to include background information on the nominee, including talents and interests. A Vestry term is four years and begins on June 1. Candidates must have been a member of the church for one year, be over age 21, and have been confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church by a bishop of the church. Nominees must also have provided financial support, as confirmed by the Church’s stewardship records, within the six months preceding the Annual Meeting to be held in the Spring. Nominating Committee members include Elaine Haney (Chair), Chris Martin, Marguerite Redwine, Alex Breckinridge, Laura Claverie, King Logan, and Karen Flournoy. Please send nominations to elaineshaney@aol.com. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 1, 2019. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

For pastoral care emergencies after hours or on holidays you may dial the church number 504-522-0276 and press #. You will be transferred directly to the clergy on call at that time.



Events and Announcements   
  • June 29 - July 6 High School Mission Trip to Marvell, Arkansas for current 8th-11th graders. 15 spots available for youth and chaperones. This is a combined trip with Christ Church Covington. Cost is $525 per student with scholarships available. Email jwigginnettles@trinitynola.com. Information meeting 6:00 pm Wednesday January 30 at the Molly’s House youth building.

  • Confirmation Information Session Sunday January 27 in Bishop Polk Hall at 9:15 am. Confirmation meeting dates will be Sundays at 9:15 am in BPH: March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7, attending and serving during Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter, April 28, and May 5. Confirmation is Mother’s Day May 12 at the 10:30 am service.

  • Centering Prayer Opportunity--We will gather every Sunday EXCEPT the First Sunday of the month in the school library at 9:30 am, and we will conclude by 10:00 am. All are invited. Come once or come often.

  • Hospital Eucharist: Would you like to join our team of Eucharistic Visitors going into one of three local hospitals bringing communion to Episcopal patients on Sundays? You will need a diocesan license, participate in the hospital’s orientation and have medical clearance. A Visitor is needed at Ochsner on the 2nd Sunday of the month and at EJ on the 4th Sunday. To start your process, please contact Deacon Alyce at ajefferson@trinitynola.com.

  • Walking the Mourner's Path is a Christ-centered, non-denominational grief support program. Trinity will offer the eight-week workshop Tuesdays at 4:30 beginning on March 12. For information contact melliott@trinitynola.com or call 504-570-2535.

  • Save the Date: Bowling with the Bishop February 1. This is a diocesan wide event that is great to bring friends along!

  • Choral Evensong for Candlemas. “A light to lighten the gentiles and the glory of thy people, Israel.” So declares the elderly Simeon when Mary presents him with the Christ child in the temple, an event celebrated every February 2 as the Feast of the Presentation. This feast day became known as “Candlemas” because of the tradition of lighting candles throughout the church to symbolize Christ’s light in the darkness. Trinity will celebrate this traditional ending of the Christmas season with a festive Choral Evensong and lighting of candles on Saturday, February 2 at 4pm. The Trinity Choir, directed by Dr. Paul Weber, will be joined by guest organist from Christ Church Cathedral, Jarrett Follette.

  • Next Acolyte Training date is February 10. Meet upstairs in the sanctuary at 9:15 am. Email Carrie Lewis at carrie.lewis@roberthalf.com to sign up to acolyte. Are you at least 9 years old? You’re ready!

  • Godly Play Training (2/15-2/17 in Fairhope) for anyone interested in learning about childhood spirituality and develop the ability to use the Godly Play method and understand its principles. To register, email Ashley Bond.
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