Announcements

The Season of Lent


Ash Wednesday Services (February 22) - Ash Wednesday is the first of the forty days of Lent, with the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, imposed with the sign of the cross and the words, "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return" (BCP, p. 265). Please join us for Ash Wednesday at 7:30am in the chapel, 12:00pm in the chapel, or 6:00pm in Bishop Polk Hall.

Ash Wednesday Simple Supper (February 22) - Following the 6:00pm service, all are invited to stay for a simple supper of soup and bread.

Listening through Lent (begins February 26) - Lent is a time to listen--to God, self, others, community, and the world. Join us for a 5-week lenten journey where we will learn, practice, discuss, and apply active and holy listening in our daily lives. Sundays at 9:15am beginning February 26. Email Ashley Bond at for more info and register at https://bit.ly/listeningthroughlent.

Rest & Recharge High School Retreat (March 3-5) for grades 9th-12th graders will be March 3-5 at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger, LA. Teens will explore different kinds of rest–spiritual, creative, and emotional. This event is hosted by the Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee (DYLC). Contact Ashley Bond at  or register at bit.ly/restandrechargeretreat.

Faces of Easter Lenten Journey for 5th graders (begins March 5) - Using the Godly Play Faces of Easter story as our guide, 5th graders will gather five Sundays in Lent to create an object box that will, in the end, tell the story of their lives. Because we value the circle of children so much and want to help them build relationships with their church peers as they prepare to enter the world of youth ministry, a commitment to bring your child to all classes is super important. Ashley Bond will lead the class. Please register your child today by contacting . Classes are 10:30am in the School Library: March 5, 12, 19, 26,  and April 2.

Special Evening Listening Session (March 9) - The community is invited to practice Holy listening as Trinity will facilitate both a panel discussion and listening circles on Thursday, March 9 at 5:30pm in Bishop Polk Hall. This panel will include  stories about the common impact of crime in our community, especially around the juvenile justice system. The Restorative justice Committee is sponsoring this night of listening to better impact our efforts on being a part of solutions in our community. Contact with questions or to RSVP.

Lent Home Eucharist (March 1 and March 15) - On two Wednesdays in the season of Lent, Trinity will offer an in-home Eucharist hosted by Trinity parishioners. It is a wonderful opportunity to gather and worship with a small group of church family - a chance to connect with familiar faces and meet someone new. Attendees are asked to bring an hors d'oeuvres to share. Host locations to be announced. Questions? Contact The Reverend John Pitzer at .

  • Evening Agenda:
  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm,  Gathering with your Trinity family
  • 6:30pm - 7:00pm,  Eucharist
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm,  Sharing a meal of heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Making a Palm Cross (April 2) - After each Palm Sunday service, all ages are welcome to learn how to turn their palm into a cross. After the 8:00am and 10:30am services, gather in the school courtyard off of Bishop Polk Hall (weather permitting), or after the 6:00pm service, gather in the Moore Library.

Worship and Music


Confirmation and Reception 2023 - All youth (10th grade and up) and adults curious about being confirmed in or received by the Episcopal Church, please contact Ashley Bond at .

YogaMass (February 4) - Our theme this month is "Opening the Heart to Divine Light". We gather at 10:30am in Bishop Polk Hall for yoga, breath work, meditation, and Eucharist. Stay for a cup of coffee and a snack at our Namaste Cafe. Please register

Evening Prayer for Healing (February 14) - We pray together for healing from violence in our city, depletion from stress, care for our creation, exhaustion from economic uncertainty, hunger in any form, and the healing of our bodies and souls. Praying and singing together in community is a way of expanding our intentions and desires for wholeness with God's help. Your voice is an important one! Please join us at 6:00pm in the Chapel on the second Tuesday of the month. Questions? Contact Maria Elliott at .

Adult Formation


Dream Workshop - Our Dreams are considered sacred and can help fill in the gaps of self-knowledge to bring healing and wholeness.  Sister Mary Ann Culotta will offer a dream workshop beginning on Tuesdays at 2:45, February 7- April 4 (excluding Mardi Gras). If you'd like to have more information, please contact Sister Mary Ann at or Maria Elliott at .

Daily Meditations emails are offered each morning on Monday-Saturday so that you can begin your day with a reminder that you are Christ's Beloved! These meditations are written by clergy and parishioners using a bit of scripture from the Daily Office as a starting point, a brief reflection accompanied by art/music.  If you wish to subscribe or if you'd like to try writing occasionally, please contact Maria Elliott at  .

Bible Studies and Small Groups - If you are interested in being a part of a bible study or small group, please email Ashley Bond at . A minimum of 8 committed participants is necessary to launch a new group.

Confirmation and Reception 2023 - Adults curious about being confirmed in or received by the Episcopal Church, please contact Ashley Bond at  .

Sundays

12 Steps Are for Everyone meets 9:15am - 10:15am in the Church Board Room and on Zoom. All are welcome to come and learn more about the 12 steps. No prior knowledge necessary! For more information contact Karen Taylor at or (203) 526-3590.

Faith and Fiction Class meets at 9:00am in the classroom just off the Trinity School Library. This room allows us to have a large screen so that members may join us via zoom or in person. Our talented group of facilitators chooses mostly secular short stories to discuss from a Christian perspective. We look for glimmers of the divine, illustrations of God’s grace, and insights about how to live our lives in accord with the teachings of Jesus. New members and "drop-ins" are always welcome. Please contact Merry Toups at   for more information and to get on our weekly email list.

Weekdays

The Men's Prayer Breakfast (Wednesdays). This group gathers for a home-cooked breakfast and Bible study with the rector, The Reverend Andrew R. Thayer, from 6:30am - 8:00am on Wednesdays.

Wednesday Morning Moms Group - If you would like to meet some amazing women who want to grow spiritually, please come! We meet in the Parish House after morning carpools and usually get started around 8:15am. All are welcome. Contact Ashley Bond at .

Called to Serve


Rummage Drop-Off Days and Hours: Wednesdays, 7:30am - 10:30am, and Fridays, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Call (504) 670-2526 for assistance, and deliver items to back loading dock on Josephine Street.

Altar Guild and Acolyte Teams - Rev. Annie & Verger Mary Sutton are gathering names of people looking to become active in serving in these liturgical ministries.

  • Altar Guild: For services in the Chapel (8:00am Sunday, 7:30am Tuesday), and in Bishop Polk Hall (10:30am and 6:00pm on Sundays). Volunteers will be trained to set up (vest) the altar, take down (divest) the altar, and care for the very special pieces used on the altar. Volunteers will serve on a monthly basis.

  • Acolytes: For services in Bishop Polk Hall (10:30am and 6:00pm on Sundays). Youth from grades 4th- 12th will carry the cross and torches, light and extinguish candles, lead the procession, and have small duties within the service.

    Lots of encouragement and warm welcome will be given for all our new or new again volunteers! We will offer a training soon, so there is time to practice before the Advent/ Christmas season begins! Please email Rev. Annie Jung or Verger Mary Sutton at to learn more.

Trinity Treasures volunteers are needed to staff the shop and the front desk on Fridays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm and Sundays from 8:45am to 12:30pm. Please contact Tina Grant at for more details.

Trinity Restorative Justice Committee - Inspired by Christ, the Trinity Restorative Justice Committee was formed to support Trinity's mission to "do justice" with a focus on the needs of at-risk youth and young adults in the city of New Orleans, supporting them and their families to avoid entry or re-entry into the Louisiana criminal legal system. To learn more about related volunteer opportunities visit www.trinitynola.com/restorative-justice/ or contact Rev. Carol Spencer at .

Children, Youth and Families


Confirmation 2023 - Youth curious about being confirmed, received, or baptized in the Episcopal Church, please contact Ashley Bond at  .

Guild of the Christ Child (GOTCC). Is your family growing? Please let us know! If you are expecting, adopting, fostering, and anything in between, please email Maria Elliott at   so that we can pray for you and your family. Upon the arrival of a new family member, our Guild of the Christ Child ministry team delivers a basket of love to your front porch. 

Nursery Care - Trinity’s nursery is available from 8:30am - 12:00pm for children age 3 and under, including infants. At this time the nursery remains located in the original nursery location in the church undercroft. Email with questions.

The Pray Ground (during the 10:30am service) is a designated area where children can experience worship while being physically comfortable. Spirit bags, books, and Godly Play materials are available to help children stay engaged. Parents are encouraged to sit close to the Pray Ground.

Godly Play (Sundays at 10:30am Worship) invites children ages PK3-5th grade to enter into a deeper and more playful relationship with God. Based on the Montessori method, Godly Play uses storytelling, creativity, and wonder to help children better understand themselves, their faith, and God. The children meet in the School Library and are led to their respective classrooms at 10:25am. Godly Play starts at 10:30am. Afterward, children are led back to worship to join their families for communion. Contact Ashley Bond at for more information.

Giving at Trinity 

2023 Boxed Sets of Offering Envelopes are available for pickup, located on a table in the hallway between the Chapel and the BPH Foyer. Please contact Raina at 504-670-2537 with any questions or if you'd like to request a box.  Thanks!

Stewardship Update (as of January 12, 2023) We are at 78% of our $1.6 million budgetary goal. Thank you to all who have made their pledge for 2023, and if you haven't done so yet, you still can!  Pledge online at https://trinitynola.com/pledge-form/ (scan the QR code), or grab a pledge card in the Chapel or BPH. Thank you!

There are many ways to give for Trinity Church!

'Together We Build' Capital Campaign - Trinity is proud to present the culmination of the Church and School’s strategic planning efforts with a joint $13 million Capital Campaign, Trinity 2024: Together We Build. The Campaign goal and projects have been designed to create a more functional and attractive campus for Trinity that will ultimately build a more vital community for the future. For more information, please visit the Campaign website at www.Trinity2024.org or scan the QR code.

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