Volume II | Number 51 & 52 | December 20 - January 3, 2019
Trinit- e   Weekly Newsletter
Christmas Edition
Covering the last two weeks of 2018
The Parish Office will be closed December 25, 26, 27, 31, & Jan. 1st
On December 23rd join us for the Greening of the Church directly after the 10:30 a.m. service.

* The Gospel in Glass Sunday school class will meet at 8:45 am. starting January 6,2019.*
Greening of the Church - Sunday, Dec 23rd
After the 10:30 a.m. Service

In this season of preparation, please add to your calendars the Greening of the Church. There is a brief window between Advent 4 and Christmas to adorn our worship space to greet the Christmas season. We will do that all together on Sunday, 12/23, immediately after the 10:30 worship service.

We encourage all who worship that morning to stay and help place poinsettias, fill the windows with evergreens, and hang garlands and wreaths. This is a great opportunity for others to experience the joy of transforming the nave to welcome Christ, and visitors, and one another for the services of the Christmas season. So, wear your working shoes to church, encourage your pew-neighbors to pitch in, and decorate the church together!
Gospel in Glass Sunday School Class
As we move from Advent into Christmas, the “Telling the Gospel in Glass” class that meets at 8:30 am on Sundays in the church nave will transition from a study of the birth narratives of Jesus to looking at his teachings as an adult – starting with two windows that illuminate our personal relationship with Jesus.
On Sunday, December 23 rd, we will discuss the J. & R. Lamb window: “Come Unto Me All Ye Who are Heavy Laden.”

On Sunday, December 30 th, we will explore the beautiful and peaceful “Good Shepherd” window.
There will be a revised Sunday schedule starting January 6th!
Vesty Elections - Nominations are due by December 25, 2018
On the 20 th of January, Trinity Church will hold its Annual Meeting. On the agenda of the Annual meeting will be the election of four members to serve on the Vestry. The process for electing new vestry members is as follows:
Nominees must be Episcopalians in good standing. 
“Good standing” equates to:
  • Confirmed Member of the Episcopal Church and a Member of Trinity Church
  • regular attendance at services and church events
  • being officially pledged to the church (for the year 2019) and will continue pledging
  • the ability to attend most Vestry meetings (usually held once per month)
  • being involved (or will become involved) in service and ministry at Trinity Church
  • being “visible” in the life of the parish
Nominators should first check with potential nominees to ascertain their willingness to stand for Vestry election. Nominees are responsible for ensuring that they meet the above criteria.
Nominations may be made by completing a paper form that can be obtained in the Church Office, or you can print out a nomination form here .
Nominations are due by December 25 th (Christmas Day) to Fr. Ken.
Santas for Seniors
The 2018 Santas for Seniors gift exchange will be at the Adams County Nursing home Friday, December 21st at 2PM

You do not have to be a Santa to attend the party!

A few years ago, several men gathered on Thursdays in the Parish Hall for fellowship and reflection over a hardy breakfast. Preparing the breakfast was a shared responsibility (as well as kitchen clean-up). There is some talk in reviving this tradition but we need to know if there is an interest.\ If interested or need details, contact Mike Gemmell at mkgemmell@bellsouth.net or call 601.445.5473; 601.807.2527.
Monthly Birthday Celebration
Adams County Nursing Home
The monthly birthday celebration will take place Friday, December 28th at 3 p.m. at the Adams County Nursing Home. The celebration only takes about an hour and is an incredibly rewarding experience. If you are unable to donate your time please consider making a monetary donation. Checks can be made out to Trinity Church earmarked for Santas for Seniors and turned into the church office or Melinda Ballard. Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated!
Get the latest version of the mobile app!
Directions on How to Login to the Online Church Directory
Make sure you have the latest version of the mobile app! A new version of the app launched this past summer (July 2018). If you have not reinstalled the app now is the time to get up to date! Simply uninstall your current app on your mobile device and then reinstall the app from the app store.

once the new version is downloaded put in your email and password. If you do not remember your password see the links below for assistance.

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.

if you have any questions or concerns please email them to us at Katie@trinitynatchez.org or Call 601.431.8396
(please leave a voicemail if no answer)
Bicentennial Sign Up in the Parish Hall!
The Bicentennial Committee wants to invite you to visit the parish hall and check out all of the exciting events and sub committees that are being planned for 2022!

Click here to view all of the exciting bicentennial things happening in our church! For more information contact Carolyn Vance Smith at Carolyn.Smith@colin.edu
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, December 23 - Advent IV
( Service at 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM )

Eucharistic Ministers:
 ·    7:30 a.m  - Bruce Scarborough
·    10:30 a.m . - Ann O'Bryant
·    7:30 a.m . - Ed Bond
·    10:30 a.m . - Marc Taylor, Donna Harrison
 Intercessor (10:30):  Stella Carby
Usher Captain: Russell Butts
Greeters:  Russell and Stephanie Butts
Oblation Bearers:  Will and Jeanette Warren
Altar Guild: Elizabeth Swalm
Flower Guild:  Meg Hazlip, Emily Fox

Monday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
( Service at 6:00 PM )

Eucharistic Ministers: Adam Gwin
·    6:00 p.m . - Paul Sullivan, Lee Carby
Intercessor (10:30):  Betty Jo Harris
Ushers: Trippy Shields, Woody Allen, Philip Carby
Oblation Bearers:  Sonny and Carolyn Gwin
Thurifer: Ann O'Bryant

Tuesday, December 25 -Christmas Day
(Service at 10:00 AM)

There will not be a Wednesday night Healing Service on Dec. 26th

Sunday, December 30 - Christmas 1
( Service at 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM )

Eucharistic Ministers:
 ·    7:30 a.m  - Bruce Scarborough
·    10:30 a.m . - Kathleen Bond
·    7:30 a.m . - Tim Morrison
·    10:30 a.m . - Mike Gimmell, Carolyn Smith
Intercessor (10:30):  Ed Bond
Usher Captain: Marion Smith
Greeters:  Marion and Carolyn Smith
Oblation Bearers:  Mike and Elaine Gemmell
Altar Guild: Ann O'Bryant, Diana Nutter
Flower Guild:  Stella Carby, Kathleen Bond

To find the full Liturgical Schedule for December, please click here .
Sunday, December 23 - Advent IV
(click on links below for readings)  

Tuesday, December 25 -Christmas Day
(click on links below for readings)  

Sunday, December 30 - Christmas 1
(click on links below for readings)  

Your prayers are requested for....

Ginny Patterson, Edwin Erinne, Emmalee Cupit, Coral Byrd, Linda Dustin, Kathy Hester, Judy Coker, Linda Lundy, Antonio Cavazos, Jennifer Shane, Aurora Shane, Cheryl LeBlanc, Michael Guyer, Ashley Boutwell, Rachel Beland, Allen McCluney, Bebe Jones, Nordy Redhead, Rhonda Chisolm, Thomas Wisner, Vance Custer, Brian Mulhearn, Margarita Krause, Dylan Pressgrove, Shea Stillwell, Patsy Armstrong, Butch Brown, Pete Cantu, Kari Tippens, Corky Vess, Daniel Ball, Maize Smith Tucker Curry, Harry Philips and our Armed Forces.  

Please remember the home bound and those in nursing and assisted living :  Mollie Gallagher, Marie Philips, Betty Rogillio, Jean Bond, Jane Stewart, Mary Ann Jones, Marie Tillery, Burt Matheny, Dixie Miller, Jim Overton, Virginia Siddall, Jeanie Peabody, Blanca Cartwright.
A Prayer For This Week
Advent Prayers: Week 4, Love

Dear Jesus, may the light of your love always shine in our hearts. As Christmas draws closer, we marvel at your great love for us. Let your love transform every aspect of our lives and touch everyone we encounter. Our hearts are open to you, Jesus. Amen.

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