April 18, 2024

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Dear Trinity Episcopal Church,

Celebrating baptisms is one of the great joys of my ministry. But much of my joy does not just come from the service itself, but from the preparation I do with each family. For instance, because of the baptisms we had last Sunday I got to know the Krinock and McConnell families that much better. Both families are faithful, and so grateful for this community that has welcomed them in.

This is a good reminder for all of us at Trinity. We all have to work together to foster that spirit of hospitality and grace, especially as our church continues to grow. This is something we do so well, and I simply want to say, "keep it up!"

Finally, this newsletter has some information about our upcoming Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Peter Kessler. He'll be joining us on Friday, May 3 to talk about Passover. If you are able to, please join us for this time of fellowship and education with him.

With peace,


Welcome new members in Christ!

Baptism snapshots from last Sunday

Annie McConnell

Lily and Lucy Krinock


Sunday, April 21, 2024

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8:00 a.m. Worship Service

10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Online Worship Service

Meetings & Events

Thur., April 18

Men’s Lunch Group

11:30 a.m.

Contact Bob Hern for location

Sat., April 20

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

9:30 a.m.

Kelso Room

Sun., April 21

Choir Rehearsal

9:00 a.m.

Children’s Sunday School

in Children’s Chapel

9:30 a.m.

Adult Sunday School

Upper Eaton Hall

Youth Sunday School (teens)

Episcopal Student Center

Jr. Daughters of the King

Afternoon Tea Party

11:45 a.m.

Upper Eaton Hall

Mon., April 22

Women’s Bible Study

5:30 p.m.

Kelso Room

Tues., April 23

Houston Area Parkinson Society class

5:30 p.m.

Eaton Hall

Trinity Vestry Meeting

5:30 p.m.

Kelso Room

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk

7:30 p.m.

Seawall at 17th Street

Contact Bob Hern for information

Wed., April 24

Evening Prayer

5:30 p.m.

Church Sanctuary

Thur., April 25

Men’s Lunch Group

11:30 a.m.

Contact Bob Hern for location

Fri., April 26

HAPS Lunch & Learn

10:00 a.m.

Lower Eaton Hall

Looking forward

Fri. May 3

TES May Fete

10:00 a.m.


Trinity Church

Lunch & Learn


Rabbi Peter Kessler


Lower Eaton Hall

Sat. May 4

Galveston Community Band Spring Concert

7:00 p.m.

Upper Eaton Hall

Free Admission

Full Calendar of Events

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The Feast of the Ascension Worship Service

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

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

Jena Krinock, our youth minister, will lead youth Sunday School in the Episcopal Student Center (formerly the William Temple Center).


Adult Sunday School

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!

Missed an Adult Sunday School session? Visit www.trinitygalv.org/bible 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 interim organist Steve Roddy with the button below.

Email Steve Roddy

Meal Train for JaLene Thatcher Kambhu

Updated meal request:

Our friend and fellow parishioner, JaLene Kambhu, will soon be 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 Our Neighbors in Need

Diapers and Wipes Needed!

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

This month there continues to be an urgent need for diapers (youth and adult) and wipes.

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

Read more and volunteer

Jr. Daughters of the King Tea Party - This Sunday!

Sunday, April 21st

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Upper Eaton Hall

Suggested entry donation:

$5 per person / $20 per family

Contest for best Fascinator, Hat or Top Hat; delicious tea time fare, and a chance to wear your Sunday best attire!

All donations collected from this event will be used to fund service projects of the Trinity Ben E. Chapter of the Jr. Daughters of the King

Reserve your spot today!

Parkinson's Lunch and Learn

Friday, April 26th

10:00 a.m.

Eaton Hall


Join local medical and allied health experts as they present on topics relevant to Parkinson's disease, followed by a lunch. Topics will cover the importance of social support, exercise recommendations, medical management, body balance and fall prevention, and more!

Additional Lunch & Learn date:

May 24th

Register for Free!

First Friday Lunch & Learn - May 3rd

Friday, May 3 2024


Eaton Hall


Join us for Trinity's May 3rd Lunch & Learn event! A simple lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m. in lower Eaton Hall, followed by a presentation from a variety of local leaders. Our hope is that these Lunch & Learn events will be an opportunity for fellowship and education for our parishioners.

For Friday, May 3rd, we are pleased to welcome Rabbi Peter Kessler from Congregation B'nai Israel. Rabbi Kessler will speak to us about the Passover holiday.

Please join us!

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.

We'll focus on our Vacation Bible School theme each Sunday, and we'll have lunch for our whole parish. Then, we'll split up and have programs for children, youth, and adults. Whether you can attend every session or just one of them, you will get something out of it!

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

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 April, especially Mike Ellis, Valeria Martin, Andrew Kelso, Sam Moore, Maria McNurlen, Scott Barnett Hughes, Evadney Hudson, Heidi Haglund, Philip Thomas, Catherine Thomas, Bobby Mascorro, George Parsons, Taylor Williams, Maria Heller, Katharine Galindo, Cathryn Pucciarello, Karen Rush, Carl Schutz, Lyda Slayton, Sarah Piel, Hunter Shelton, Susan Horton, Ed Muncey, Lib McBride, Stuart Petty, Scott Galindo, Jonathan Zendeh Del, Kathleen Galbraith, Susan Polk, Richard Lee, Tom Clark, Keith Davis, Caroline Scruggs, Gina Thomas, Walker Mascorro, Sal Patane and Jo Ann Ware.

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

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

Director of Youth Ministries - Jena Krinock

Head of Trinity Episcopal School – Mark Fallo

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