Volume II | Number 50 | December 13, 2018
Trinit- e   Weekly Newsletter
Evening prayer will be provided on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday's of the Advent Season at 5:30 pm in the choir stalls. Starting on the 3rd and concluding on the 21st of December. Sponsored by the Evangelism Committee.

Advent Lessons and Carols - Sunday, Dec. 16th at 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias to Decorate the Church
Poinsettia forms are due by NOON on Wednesday, Dec. 19th. Forms can be picked from the Parish Office or in the printed December 2018 Trinity Triune Tribune. Poinsettias are $25 per memorial or thanksgiving. Merry Christmas!
Greening of the Church - Sunday, Dec. 23
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!
ECW Doll House Raffle!
Winner will be drawn this Sunday!
Tickets are on sale now!

$5.00 per raffle ticket - get your tickets today!
The winner will be drawn on Sunday, December 16th at the 10:30 a.m. service
You do no have to be present to win

Tickets can be purchased directly from an ECW member or from the church office!
Check out our Facebook Page to share this with your friends and family!
Gospel in Glass Sunday School Class
Sunday, at 8:30 a.m. join us for another installment of the Gospel in Glass Sunday School Class!
Stewpot Christmas Wish List:
Stewpot Christmas Wish List:

  • Dawn dish washing liquid
  • Bleach
  • Pine cleaner
  • 55 gallon Heavy duty trash bags

Large containers of
  • Kitchen bouquet
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Black pepper
  • Toni's Creole Seasoning

Desserts for Christmas dinner can be dropped off any Monday-Saturday from 7:30am to 2:00pm. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 298, Natchez, MS 39121

Save the date for Empty Bowls:  February 17, 2019  Tickets are available for $25 at Natchez Coffee on Franklin Street. This is a great Christmas gift for the person on your list who has everything! One size fits all!

Thank you for supporting the Stewpot
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.
Trinity Notecards For Sale
Full-color notecards featuring Trinity Episcopal Church are available for sale in the church office. This ECW project helps promote the church as well as Trinity’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2022. Cards and envelopes come five to a pack @ $10. They make great gifts and are useful for any sort of correspondence. Art work on the cards is by Will Smith Jr. of Natchez and New Orleans.

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
Deadline to submit Memorial Poinsettias is on Wednesday, December 19th by noon.
Santa's for Seniors still need about 29 volunteer Santas- Sign up today!
If you have something for the Church Calendar, please let the church office know    here    
Serving This Week at Trinity

Sunday, December 16 - Advent III
( Service at 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM )

Eucharistic Ministers:
 ·    7:30 a.m  - Ann O'Bryant
·    10:30 a.m . - Russell Butts
·    7:30 a.m . - Grace Steiner
·    10:30 a.m . - Woody Allen, Dianne Bunch
 Intercessor (10:30):  Br. Vincent
Usher Captain: Gerry Winters
Greeters:  Gerry and Phebe Winters
Oblation Bearers:  Robin and Stephanie Punches
Altar Guild: Ann O'Bryant, Cyndy Stevens
Flower Guild:  Amelia Salmon, Katharine Garner

Lessons and Carols: 5:30 p.m.

To find the full Liturgical Schedule for December, please click here .
Sunday, December 13 - Advent III
(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, 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 3, Joy

Jesus, help us focus on you during this busy season. May we stay aware of the joy you bring into our lives. We want to find you in the everyday moments and come with hearts of gratitude to your manger on Christmas. Amen.
Trinity Episcopal Church
305 South Commerce St, Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: (601) 445-8432 | Fax: (601) 442-4939
Website:  Trinitynatchez.org