May 9, 2024

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A Closer Look

You are invited to take a closer look at our aging building and some of its most pressing concerns after both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services this Sunday.

Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Upper Eaton Hall

The Vestry and Building Committee will also host a Town Hall Meeting to talk about our plans for beautifying and updating our beloved church. We have some very exciting news to share, and we hope you join us to celebrate some important milestones!

Snapshots from Last Week at Trinity

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Peter Kessler, learning about Passover and the Seder meal.

The Galveston Community Band treated a packed house to a stellar evening of music!

The Monday night Women's Bible Study held their final meeting of the semester - a social night at Salsas!


Sunday, May 12, 2024

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8:00 a.m. Worship Service

10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Online Worship Service

Meetings & Events

Thur., May 9

Men’s Lunch Group

11:30 a.m.

Contact Bob Hern for location

Feast of the Ascension

6:00 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Church

1115 - 36th Street

Fri., May 10

Jr. Daughters of the King

3:00 p.m.

Eaton Hall

Sun., May 12

Mother's Day

Choir Rehearsal

9:00 a.m.

Children’s Sunday School

in Children’s Chapel

9:30 a.m.

Adult Sunday School

Upper Eaton Hall

Last Adult Sunday School session until the fall.

Youth Sunday School (teens)

Episcopal Student Center

A Closer Look

following each service

Church Sanctuary

Tues., May 14

Houston Area Parkinson Society class

5:30 p.m.

Eaton Hall

Wed., May 15

Evening Prayer

5:30 p.m.

Church Sanctuary

Looking forward

Sun., May 19


Wed., May 22

TES 8th Grade Graduation

6:00 p.m.

Church Sanctuary

Full Calendar of Events

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The Feast of the Ascension Worship Service

Today - Thursday, May 9th 6:00 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Church

1115 36th Street - Galveston

Thursday, May 9, is the Feast of the Ascension, the day on which we remember and celebrate that our Lord Jesus has ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God Almighty. Ascension Day is always forty days after Easter (thus always a Thursday) and is one of the seven principal feast days of the Church. As we have done with other holy day services, we will worship with the people of Grace Episcopal Church and Saint Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church. This year, Grace Episcopal will host the worship service, it will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday School for all ages

Trinity hosts Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Children's Sunday School - Spring session ends May 19th

The children's Sunday School program, Weaving God's Promises, is a curriculum that introduces children to the grand narrative of the Bible.

Children's Sunday School takes places in the Children's Chapel, located off the cloister.

Children's Chapel, which takes place during the 10:30 a.m. service, continues every Sunday.


Youth Sunday School - Spring session ends May 19th

Youth Sunday School takes place in the Episcopal Student Center located on the Cloister. (formerly the William Temple Center).


Adult Sunday School - Spring session ends this Sunday, May 12th

Adult Sunday School takes place in upstairs Eaton Hall. The elevator is available each Sunday for access to the Sunday School space.

Spring Topic: "The Bible: Alpha to Omega."

During Adult Sunday School, Jimmy will offer an introduction and teaching on every single book of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Whether you come for one session or all of them, you are sure to learn something!

May 12th is the last Adult Sunday School session until the fall. Please join us on May 19th for the Town Hall meeting at 9:30 a.m., to hear the exciting plans for beautifying and updating our beloved church.

Missed an Adult Sunday School session? Visit to hear past lessons.

Join the Choir!

The Trinity Church choir invites you to join! Rehearsals are held on Sundays at 9:00 am. Help us make a joyful noise to the Lord! For more information, email us with the button below.

Tell me more about the Choir

Helping Our Neighbors in Need

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Diapers and Wipes Needed!

There continues to be an urgent need for diapers (youth and adult) and wipes.

St. Vincent's House Food Pantry delivers groceries and household staples to over 100 home-bound families without fail each and every week.

Read more with button below to see how you can help!

New Way to Donate!

For our online shoppers - use St. Vincent's House Amazon Wish List and send items directly to St. Vincent's House! (Scroll to bottom of wish list for diapers and wipes selections.)

Meal Train for JaLene Thatcher Kambhu

Updated meal request:

Our friend and fellow parishioner, JaLene Kambhu, is home recovering from surgery, and could use our help with meals. Please follow link on button below and sign-up to provide JaLene and her family meals during her recovery.

JaLene Kambhu Meal Train Sign-Up

Helping More Neighbors in Need

Visit our Website

Ronald McDonald House of Galveston

Monthly Wish List:

  • Gently Used Luggage & Duffle Bags
  • Ranch Salad Dressing
  • Individual Snacks-cookies, juice boxes
  • Zip-Lock Bags
  • Clorox-Clean-Up
  • Disposable Coffee Cups
  • Trash Bags (10 gallon)
  • Baby Monitor Set (2)
  • Copy Paper
  • Scotch Tape

You can drop items off curbside, or use their Amazon wish list to

have things shipped directly to the House. Please call ahead if dropping off items ~ 409-762-8770 ext. 280. Curbside Delivery Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm

Save the dates - Summer VBS!

Trinity VBS 2024

Sundays - June 23 & 30, July 7 & 14

11:45 a.m.

Eaton Hall

Free events

Save the dates for this summer's parish-wide Sunday VBS celebrations.

The theme for this year's Vacation Bible School is "Christmas Unwrapped!" When Christmas comes around, we are all so busy with parties, shopping, and family, that we can miss the good news of great joy. This summer during VBS, there will be opportunities for our entire parish to grow together and learn about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and what that means for our daily lives.

Held on four consecutive Sundays in June and July for the whole family, attend one or all of the sessions. VBS will begin in children's chapel during the 10:30 service, followed by lunch in Eaton Hall for everyone attending immediately following the service. The second half will include a bible study and exploration of our favorite Christmas carols for the adults and then music, crafts, games and more for the kids! VBS will end at 1:15 each Sunday.

VBS is free and open to everyone.

At least one adult per family must attend and participate in VBS. (No drop offs.) 

VBS Sign Up

Please use VBS Sign-up to signal your intent to attend. This will help us prepare for appropriate supplies for VBS.

Save the Date! This Summer!

Screening of the film

The Philadelphia 11

Wednesday, June 12

6:00 p.m.

St. Thomas the Apostle

Episcopal Church - Nassau Bay

July 29, 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Episcopal church, an ordination that many of us have come to take for granted, but that was extremely controversial within and the without the church. This moving documentary tells the story of the first 11 women ordinands, their consideration by the larger church and within their home dioceses, their legacy, their love of God and the sacraments, and offers and inspiring celebration of perseverance, discernment, and equality. Bring a friend to this open event and expect nibbles, beverages, and a lovely panel discussion by some of the Philadelphia 11 after the film. 

More Information

Parish Prayer List

Lauren Gamble and Kelley Delessandri, the Grimes family, MaElena Schmitt, the family of Autumn Faucheux, Kane Caros, Sissy Howell, Carol Lee, JaLene Kambhu, Tonya Betts, Caroline Botik, Jim Elskes, Josh Dale, Jim Atchley, Kirk Ford, Mary Bratton, Elke Pennington, Vashti Thompson, Mary Lou Shuffler, and Roger Lindsey.

Those in active military service, especially John Parker Unbehagen, Theo Unbehagen, John Kelso, Jr., and David Middleton.

Those celebrating birthdays in May, especially Matt Hawkes, Jon Schultz, Leta Higgins, Jerry Jackson, Mandy Kueht, Lauren Balentine, Levi Thompson, Austin Steil, Kay Rekoff, Karl Anderson, Rhoda Spuhler, Anne Charpentier, Joli Williams, Cindy Fountain-Guelfi, Teresa Reeves, Kathy VanDewalli, Eileen Hall, Maggie Kelso, Charlie Lasell, Candace Fulton, Eve Monteith, Georgeann Strong, Jay Balentine, Madison Kueht, Brian Malechuk, William McQuitty and Victoria Petty.

Each month we will refresh the Parish Prayer list. If you have any prayer requests or would like someone added back on the prayer list, please use button below.

prayer request

The mission of Trinity Episcopal School is to nurture and educate children in a God-centered environment, filling hearts and minds with a passion for learning, a strong moral foundation, a commitment to social responsibility, and respect for all people.

Trinity Episcopal School Website

Upcoming Events

Green and Gold Games

Friday, May 10 - 10 a.m. on TES Campus

PreK4 Graduation

Wed., May 22 - 9 a.m. Upper Eaton Hall

Honors Day

Wed., May 22 - 10:30 Church Sanctuary

8th Grade Graduation

Wed., May 22 - 6 p.m. Church Sanctuary


2024 Vestry (top row, left to right): Bart Adriance (Senior Warden), Laura Hughes (Junior Warden), Maggie Kelso (Clerk), Bill Ansell, Susan Edmonson, Chris Hofstad, (bottom row, left to right) Linda Macdonald, Jeanna Mascorro, Walter Meyer, Theron Pfeifer, Georgeann Strong and Rick Swanson.


Rector – The Rev. Jimmy Abbott

Director of Music – Steve Roddy

Parish Administrator – Kathy VanDewalli

Director of Finance – Camille Haglund

Director of Hospitality Ministries - Katharine Galindo

Director of Children's Ministries &

Episcopal Student Center Manager - Sara Thrash

Head of Trinity Episcopal School – Mark Fallo

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