Volume II | Number 12 | March 22, 2018
Trinit- e   Weekly Newsletter
During the Season of Lent, there is no dismissal and no Closing Hymns or Organ Voluntaries following service. The congregation, choir, and ministers leave in silence .
Schedule of services for Holy Week 2018
Childcare will be provided for the 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service and the noon Good Friday service.
Easter Vigil Service
at Christ Church, Church Hill on Saturday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt at 9 :30 a.m. April 1st
There will be a children's Easter Egg Hunt on April 1st at 9:30 a.m. in the lot next door to the recotry across front Trinity Church.

If you would like to donate candy or plastic eggs drop them by the church office before Friday, March 30th.
Flowering of the Cross
Parishioners and children are invited to bring flowers and greenery from their own gardens to fill the the cross with fragrant new life. We will flower the cross in the Callon Memorial Garden between the church and Kuehnle Hall at 9:00 a.m. The flowered cross will then be taken to the Alar before the 10:30 a.m. service.
Stations of the Cross
11:00 a.m. on Good Friday, March 30, 2018
All are welcome to come pray the stations of the Cross
Service for the Closing of Trinity School
April 28th at 2 p.m.
Bishop Brian Seage will be visiting Natchez on April 28th to hold a service for the closing of Trinity Episcopal Day School. The service is at 2 p.m. at Trinity School, 1 Mallan G Morgan Dr, Natchez, Ms. Please, save the date and make plans to attend this service to show support for the family, students, and staff of Trinity during this difficult time.
2018 Lenten Soup Supper Series.

Wednesday nights February 21- March 28 in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church at 6:00 p.m.
Childcare provided on Wednesday evenings through Holy Week and during the 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service and at noon on Good Friday.
Get your note cards soon!

Looking for something to give your loved ones for confirmation, baptism, and later on this spring, graduation? What about gifts for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, and other special days? All that shopping takes time and energy. The solution is at Trinity Episcopal Church, thanks to the Episcopal Churchwomen. Also, you can say goodbye to flipping through expensive, mass-produced cards in hopes of finding the right one to send thanks, birthday greetings, congratulations, or condolences or to say "Happy Easter" or "I'm thinking of you." That problem, too, has also been solved by Trinity's ECW.

Packs of beautiful notecards featuring a design of Trinity Church are for sale in the Trinity Church office . The original pen-and-ink/watercolor design that inspired the notecards is framed and hanging in the Parish Hall of Trinity Church. It is by award-winning artist Will Smith Jr. of New Orleans and Natchez, who grew up attending and loving Trinity Church.

Notecards with matching envelopes are available in packs of five for $10.

Proceeds from the note card sales benefit outreach programs of Trinity's Episcopal Churchwomen and help celebrate Trinity Church's 200th anniversary, 1822-2022. "We are delighted to offer these special notecards," said Phebe Winters, co-chairman with Cyndy Stevens of Trinity's ECW. "They are not only lovely but practical, and the money the sales generate will be put to good use helping people in our community."
Christ Church, Church Hill
Eucharist Service on Second Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Reminder that on the second Sunday of each month, unless otherwise notified, there will be a service at 3:00 p.m. with Father Ken officiating.
All are welcome to attend this service. Christ Church is now officially our partner in Mission!
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, March 25th - Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
(One Service Only at 10:30 a.m.)

Eucharistic Ministers:
  • 10:30 a.m. - Ann O'Bryant
  • 10:30 a.m. - Philip Carby, Donna Lindley
Passion Gospel Narrator: Dianne Bunch
Passion Gospel Readers: Philip Carby, Donna Lindley, Wayne Bryant, Father Ken
Intercessor: Woody Allen
Usher Captain:  Marc Taylor
Greeters:  Marc Taylor, Anne MacNeil
Oblation, Bearers: Pap and Edna Ferguson
Altar Guild:  Elizabeth Swalm
Flower Guild: Edna Ferguson, Carolyn Gwin

Liturgical Schedule during Holy Week:

Thursday, March 29th - Maundy Thursday - 7:00 p.m.

Lectors : Robin Punches, Doris Ann Benoist
Eucharistic Minister: Russell Butts
Intercessor : Philip Carby
Usher Captain : Trippy Shields
Oblationers : Marion and Carolyn Smith
Thurifer: Ann O'Bryant

Friday, March 30th- Good Friday - 12:00 noon

Lectors: Philip Carby, Ann MacNeil
Eucharistic Minister : Adam Gwin
Usher Captain: Trippy Shields
Cross bearer for Veneration: Trippy Shields

Saturday, March 31st- The Great Vigil of Easter - 7:30 p.m.

Lectors: Trippy Shields, Marc Taylor, Donna Lindley
Eucharistic Minister: Adam Gwin
Intercessor: Donna Harrison
Usher Captain: Woody Allen
Oblationers : Phil and Donna Lindley
Thurifer : Ann O'Bryant

Sunday, April 1st- Easter Sunday - 10:30 a.m.
(only one service)

Lectors: Ben Hillyer, Ethel Banta
Eucharistic Minister : Bruce Scarborough
Intercessor: Stella Carby
Usher Captain: Philip Carby
Oblationers: the Lewis Family

To find the full Liturgical Schedule for March, please click here .
Sunday Readings - March 25, 2017
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
(click on links below for readings)

The Liturgy of the Palms

The Liturgy of the Word

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 Vess, Aurora Shane, Virginia Salmon,
Regina Charboneau, Jim Overton, Virginia Siddall, Jeanie Peabody, Rena Jean Schmieg, Charlotte Murrell, Gene Francis, Cynthia McCormick,
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

Merciful Father,
I know that the tiny sacrifices I make this Lent 
can never serve as a real penance in my life. 
But help me to make my whole life 
one of following your Son. 
I am filled with your love. 
Let your love shine out from within me 
and guide my life in this sacred journey 
toward the Easter joy you offer me

We invite you to share in the 2018 Lenten email series from Episcopal Relief & Development. Each day during Lent you will receive a daily reflection, co-authored by a group of faith leaders from across the church. During this season of reflection on our Christian faith, their writings will enhance your spiritual journey as they both inspire and challenge you. Each daily meditation is presented in both English and Spanish. Click here to sign up!
Trinity Episcopal Church
305 South Commerce St, Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: (601) 445-8432
Fax: (601) 442-4939
Website:  Trinitynatchez.org