July 4, 2024

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Dear Trinity Episcopal Church,


On this Fourth of July, please join me in offering this prayer for our country from the Book of Common Prayer


Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes

brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




The church office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th; and open from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday, July 5th.

VBS Gives Back to our Community!

Our VBS kids assembled 18 kits for newborn babies at the first VBS Sunday session. Kits were delivered to St. Vincent's House for distribution. Eighteen families will be ready to welcome a newborn child.


Sunday, July 7, 2024

Download the worship bulletin on your phone or tablet and save paper!

8:00 a.m. Worship Service

10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Online Worship Service

Meetings & Events

Thur., July 4th

Independence Day

Church offices closed

Friday, July 5

Church office open from 10am – Noon for holiday.

Sun., July 7

Choir Rehearsal

9:00 a.m.

Sunday School for all ages will resume in August.

Trinity's VBS

Parish-wide VBS-

Session Three

10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Includes lunch - Eaton Hall

Mon.-Fri., July 8-26

TES Summer Camp Session Two

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal School

Mon., July 8

Building Committee

5:30 p.m.

Kelso Room

Tues., July 9

HAPS Class

5:30 p.m.

Eaton Hall

Wed., July 10

Evening Prayer

5:30 p.m.

Church Sanctuary

Thur., July 11

Men's Lunch Group

11:30 a.m.

Sonny's Restaurant

19th Street


HAPS Class

(now on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 8th)

5:30 p.m.

Eaton Hall

Full Calendar of Events

For your reference:

Hurricane Preparedness Information/Links

2024 Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Guide
City of Galveston Office of Emergency Management

Trinity Episcopal Church Office Summer Schedule

During June and July, the church office will only be open for walk-in visits and calls from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Staff will continue to monitor and respond to voice messages and reply to email messages.

The church office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th; and open from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday, July 5th.

NEW! Junior Usher Program

Jr. Usher Registration

Junior Usher Program


Eaton Hall

A new Junior Usher Team is being announced Sunday, June 7, at Trinity Church. The Team, comprised of youths from grade 5 through high school, will serve in a hospitality ministry greeting and assisting worshipers during Sunday and Special Services. Members will minister side by side with Adult Ushers to create a welcoming atmosphere. The Purpose of Junior Ushers is to offer young Christians the opportunity to grow in their faith and confidently to be inspired to serve others.

Angela Clark, who is a Trinity Usher and an assistant in the Children's Chapel and Godly Play, has been selected as Adult Team Leader. Angela will be talking about this exciting new program at the 10:30 Service announcements on Sunday, July 7. In addition she will be at the church both before and after this Service distributing information and signing up children who are interested.

Read more

Trinity VBS - Open to everyone!

VBS Sign Up

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

Trinity VBS 2024

Sundays - July 7 & 14

11:45 a.m.*

Eaton Hall

*Children will begin VBS during the 10:30 a.m. Children's Chapel service.

VBS is free and open to everyone.

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

Trinity YouTube Channel

Subscribe to the Trinity YouTube channel to watch all our Sunday services.

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Sunday School for all ages will resume in August

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

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

July "Buck Moon" Full Moon Labyrinth Walk

Friday, July 21st

9:00 p.m. - Beach at 17th and Seawall

Join us on the beach at 17th street for the Buck Moon labyrinth walk on the July 21st. We'll be drawing a labyrinth on the sand starting around 8:45 p.m.  And, save the date for the next full moon labyrinth on August 19th.

For more information contact Bob Hern at 409-354-1004

or email bobswhere@spcglobal.net

Ladies, you're invited!

2024 Women's Mini-Retreat

Saturday, August 24th

9:00 a.m.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Friendswood, TX

A mini-retreat for all women of the Episcopal Church, the theme of this retreat is "Telling Our Stories," and will feature storyteller Kathy Culmer.

Registration required by August 17th - use button below for registration form.

Register for Mini-Retreat

The Silk Purse - Grace Episcopal Church

Volunteer and Donate at The Silk Purse

1124 - 37th Street, Galveston

Hours: Tuesday & Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Silk Purse at Grace Episcopal Church needs your help!

The Silk Purse is now accepting gently pre-owned clothing, (all sizes), toys and home goods to re-sell to our neighbors in need.

Long a Galveston landmark for smart shoppers, this boutique-style emporium is recognized far and wide for its high quality, gently used merchandise that includes small furnishings, household and kitchen equipment, linens, sporting goods, toys, collectibles, books, costumes, decorative items, and clothing for men, women and children of all sizes, from newborn to extra-large. 

Donations can be dropped off at The Silk Purse on Tuesdays or Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Silk Purse

Helping Our Neighbors in Need

Visit our Website

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.)

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

Parish Prayer List

The family of Trish Clason, Jacque Ellis, Mark Kelso, Meredith Ippolito, Julie Dobbs, JaLene Kambhu, Tonya Betts, Caroline Botik, Jim Elskes, Kirk Ford, Josh Dale, Jim Atchley, 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 July, especially John Speich, Libbie Lee Ansell, William Creel, Margaret Dannenmaier, Gretchen Lindquist – Moore, Ann Titus, Nancy Peterson, Francie Dahlberg, Regina Bishop, Joy Unbehagen, James Elskes, Ann Anderson, Davis McDermott, Mary Townsend, Kati Barkmann, Camille Haglund, Lee Jaworski, Larissa Botik, Daniel Galindo, Mark Galindo, Bill Stein, Juliet McKee, “Birdie” Neblett, Julie Mascorro, Paul Selman, Jim Atchley, Joan McLeod, Dulce Heller, Elizabeth Pennington, Lena Blancken, Nancy Boling, Susan Lindsey, Stacy Putman, John Williams, Marissa Barnett, Raymond Codrington, Richard Peoples, Margaret Whittaker, Bella Walser, Mark Blancken, and Jeff Pennington.

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


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

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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