Volume II | Number 16 | April 19, 2018
Trinit- e   Weekly Newsletter
Service of Celebration for Trinity School
Saturday, April 28th at 3 p.m.
On Saturday, April 28th, Bishop Brian Seage will visit Trinity for a Service celebrating the life and ministry of Trinity Episcopal School. The service will begin at 3 p.m. at Trinity Church . All students, families, staff, alumni and the public are invited to attend this special service in celebration of the life and ministry of Trinity Episcopal School. W e hope that you are able to attend this service. A reception will follow.
Toiletries Drive for Natchez Adams County Nursing Home
Donations are due by Wednesday, April 25th
This drive is to collect toiletries for the Natchez Adams County Nursing Home. Below you can find a list of items that you can donate. You can drop off your donated items at the church office. Every fourth month there will be a different drive to benefit the Adams County Nursing Home. Help Support this outreach ministry by purchasing an extra body wash, toothpaste, or other item listed below.  
Please drop off your donations on or before Wednesday, April 25th

·       Scented liquid body wash
·       Body sprays (NO AEROSOL CANS!!)
·       Combs and brushes
·       Deodorants (men and women)
·       Small zippered bags (Cosmetic bags)
·       Alcohol-FREE mouthwash
·       Dental Floss
·       Toothpaste
·       toothbrushes

Melinda Ballard and the Santa’s For Seniors would also like to give a warm thank you to the Trinity Episcopal School Key Club. Trinity’s Key Club helped put on the monthly birthday celebration at the Adams County Nursing Home last month and are planning to continue this ministry through April. If you see them, encourage these young Key Club members to continue to give back to our community and let them know how proud we are of them! 
Grace MacNeil Lecture of the Natchez Historical Society Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m.
The annual Grace MacNeil Lecture of the Natchez Historical Society (NHS) will be presented on the evening of April 24 in the Trinity Church Parish Hall (305 S. Commerce St.). A social gathering will be held and refreshments served at 6:30pm followed by the lecture and program at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. 

 Judy Wiggins, a well- known historical reenactor, will portray two American First Ladies: Varina Howell Davis and Mary Todd Lincoln. When asked to outline her presentation, she wrote: “Tragedies and travails of the Civil War were conditions that both shared, but only one survived the ordeal. The wives of the presidents of the United States and the Confederacy led parallel lives in many respects. With the advent of the war, the old adage that a woman’s name should appear in the newspaper only three times: her birth, marriage, and death was gone and both women were the fodder for malicious press coverage, jealousy and deceit. Both had admirable qualities: strength, loyalty to their husbands and their husbands’ cause, and commitment to preserving their husbands’ legacies. Varina Howell Davis and Mary Todd Lincoln lived lives full of the joys and sorrows that only a president’s wife can understand.”

Don’t miss this capstone event of the NHS program year that complements our mission: to preserve, enhance and strengthen the historical legacy of Natchez and Adams County. Please mark your calendars for the next NHS historical program on September 25, 2018. Help us expand our NHS membership base by bringing a friend, a colleague and/or a family member to our next meeting.  
For more info call Marsha Colson at 601-807-5007.
Spring Community Clean Up 2018
Saturday, April 21 - 8 am to 12 pm
Natchez-Adams County Spring Community Cleanup 2018. Earth Day, Saturday, April 21st from 8am-12pm. The cleanup kickoff will be at 8am at Memorial Park, 610 Main Street.

The City will provide gloves, bags, water and routes to the cleanup volunteers on the day of the clean up. Local area students needing community service hours will be eligible to earn hours for participating in this event.

Water will be initially distributed at Memorial Park, but stations will be available around town Food will be served at Memorial Park at 12pm during the conclusion of the event, thanking all of our volunteers!

Prizes and rewards will be in the form of coupons and cash rewards to local retailers and restaurants. There will be a city-wide "Scavenger hunt" and prizes will be hidden among large quantities of trash, rewarding those who clean up lots of litter!

Public Works is available from April 7 th until April 21 st to collect bulk items and “white goods” such as large household appliances, couches, mattresses, landscaping debris, etc. NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

Contact: Riccardo Giani , City Planner
Sign Up to Support The Natchez Stewpot
Please support the Natchez Stewpot by signing up for the Natchez Market Rewards program:

Its easy! once you have registered all you have to do it enter your phone number at check out to start earning points!

The Instant Church Directory App Update
The iOS and Android App that includes Groups and Birthdays has been released! Members should see the update in the App Store or their devices will automatically update if that feature is turned on within the next 7 days.

As a reminder, this did require us to log all members out when they update their app.

You can log back in using your email address and the password you created. The most common complaint we had from members for the Android App update was that they did not remember their password.

Click here if you have an iPhone or here if you have an Android to get instructions on how to log back in or how to reset your password.
To purchase tickets online visit trinitynatchez.org/claws-for-a-cause.

Ticket Prices:
Lobster $45,
BBQ Chicken $20
Hamburger Plate $10
Kids Ticket $10
Claws for a Cause! May 20, 2018
Dear Trinity Church members,

Sarah Lindsey Laukhuff, Claws for a Cause co-chair, and I are excited about our 4 th Claws for a Cause that is quickly approaching on Pentecost Sunday, May 20 th . We will be blocking off South Commerce for the afternoon and evening of Sunday, May 20 to enjoy delicious lobster, great barbecue chicken, hamburgers, games for the kids and live music featuring The Pine Belt Pickers from Hattiesburg. We’ll be flying the lobster in from Maine and cooking them from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.
All proceeds will be evenly split between two ministries: Natchez Stewpot and The Damascus Endowment. Natchez Stewpot serves hundreds of meals each day to those in need in our community, and The Damascus Endowment provides scholarships for special needs individuals to attend Camp Bratton-Green. Our diocesan camp has touched the lives of many special needs campers with two, week-long sessions each summer and has also provided opportunities for generations of counselors to learn servant ministry.
Ticket packets will be available and distributed at the church on Sunday, April 15 but you can also encourage friends and family to purchase tickets by calling 601-445-8432 or, after April 15, at www.trinitynatchez.org/claws-for-a-cause
We need your help in pulling off this great event! Please sign up for a work shift with Lee Carby (601) 334-6224; Sarah Lindsey Laukhuff (601) 818-4862; or Betty Jo Harris (318-336-3323). 
Thank you, and we look forward to working with everyone!!
Lee Carby
Claws for a Cause Chair 2018
Happening This Week at Trinity
If you have something for the Church Calendar, please let the church office know    here    
Serving This Week at Trinity

Sunday, April 22th - Easter 4

Eucharistic Mi nisters:
·    8:00 a.m . - Bruce Scarborough
·    10:30 a.m . - Russell Butts
·    8:00 a.m . - Ed Bond
·    10:30 a.m . - Hyde and Lee Carby
Intercessor (10:30): Br. Vincent
Usher Captain: Trippy Shields
Greeters:  Trippy Shields, Ann O'Bryant
Oblation Bearers:  Marion and Carolyn Smith
Altar Guild: Elizabeth Swalm
Flower Guild: Stella Carby

To find the full Liturgical Schedule for April, please click here .
Sunday Readings - April 22th
(click on links below for readings)

Your prayers are requested for....

 Spencer Allen, Dylan Pressgrove, Ginny Patterson, Edwin Erinne,
John and Mimi Bornman, Charles Johnson, Emmalee Cupit, Coral Byrd, Linda Dustin, Kathy Hester, George and Pat Dickens, Richard Parker, Judy Coker, Ellen Sessions,
Mary Scott, Megan Mascagni, Laura Williams, Linda Lundy, Barham Moss,
Katharine Garner, Josh Byrd, Pearl Kumi, Rigby Robinson, Brandon Larrson,
Antonio Cavazos, Jennifer Shane, Corky and Charlie Vess, Aurora Shane, Virginia Salmon, Regina Charboneau, Jim Overton, Virginia Siddall, Jeanie Peabody, Wathen Dogget, Rena Jean Schmieg, Charlotte Mueller, Gene Francis, Cynthia McCormick, Cheryl LeBlanc, Michael Guyer, Grace Steiner, Gene Laird, Blanca Cartwright, Wayne Bryant, Hailey Claxton, Bobbye Draine, Ashley Boutwell.
Please remember the home-bound and those in nursing and assisted living: Molly Gallagher, Marie Philips, Betty Rogillio, Jean Bond, Jane Stewart, Mary Ann Jones, Marie Tillery, Burt Matheny, Dixie Miller, Jane Plummer
T he families, students, and staff of Trinity Episcopal Day School, and our Armed Forces
A Prayer For This Week

We thank you
that Easter is not about a people,
but all people,
that your love and your Salvation
are for all who confess with voices, hearts and lives
that the tomb is empty
because Jesus is risen,
that we might know forgiveness,
that lives might be reborn
and your name glorified 
now and for eternity. 

Trinity Episcopal Church
305 South Commerce St, Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: (601) 445-8432
Fax: (601) 442-4939
Website:  Trinitynatchez.org