Ministries

Music
The Trinity Choir sings each Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service as well as on Holy Days and other special services. The music sung by the choir is drawn from a wide variety of sources and includes representations of all the major periods of music history.
Director of Music / Ron Wyatt / 409-765-6317 ext. 212

Visitors and Newcomers
Mission: To reach, welcome, and involve newcomers in our life as a community of faith.
Newcomer Ministry Chair / Caroline Speich / 713-320-8612

Christian Formation Council
Mission: To guide and support lifelong Christian educational opportunities and spiritual growth for the entire Trinity Community. The council works with the clergy in overseeing the children’s Godly Play, Confirmation Classes, Youth Ministry, Adult Sunday School Classes, and occasional lectures and other Christian formation programs.
Chair: TBA

Liturgy Advisory Council
Mission: To assist the clergy in enhancing the quality of participation in worship, which is the corporate meeting in God’s presence. This includes the sacraments, praising God, prayer, preaching, music, and thanksgiving. The council provides coordination of the Acolytes, Lay Liturgical Ministers, Ushers, Altar Guild, Vergers, Choirs and Clergy with all services.

Mission Advisory Council
Mission: To identify the areas of need in the community, and to work toward serving those needs through our Christian faith. Projects include: Food Pantry, AIDS Coalition Lunches, Salvation Army suppers, Seafarers Gift Boxes, Thanksgiving Baskets, and Adopt-a-Family.
Liaison / Susan Duif / 409-974-0260

Outreach Ministry
As disciples of Jesus, the purpose of the Outreach Ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church is to provide a taste of hope to everyone in Galveston County and beyond. As a team of caring facilitators, it is our goal to respond to the different needs of many. In our organizational practices and community service, we hope to incorporate Christian principles and are committed to a wide range of charitable, human service and community service activities. As Stewards of Jesus, the MINISTRY is dedicated to provide gifts of time, talent and financial resources.
Rev. Susan Kennard 409-765-6317 / Rev. Ed. Thompson 409-765-6317 / Calvin Buckley 713-624-0453

Pastoral Care Council
Mission: To assist the clergy in identifying and addressing the pastoral needs of the congregation so that those in need are nurtured and equipped for growth and participation within our church community. Projects include visiting, calling, sending cards, and taking Holy Communion to the ill and infirm.

Community Life Council
Mission: To promote fellowship among all members of the parish family. Projects: coordination for Supper Clubs, Foyers Groups, Sunday Breakfasts and other fellowship gatherings.

Acolytes
A responsible group of youth who give of their time adding to the beauty of the liturgy. They light the candles and carry the crosses, torches, and banners in processions. They also serve the clergy at the Altar. Training sessions are held periodically.
Coordinator: Mark Kelso

Altar Flowers
Donations for weekly Altar Flowers may be given in honor of or in memory of an individual or an event.
Susan Duif / 409-974-0260

Altar Guild
This is a group of men and women who prepare the Altars of the Chapel and Church. There are 3 teams for the Sunday 8:00 a.m. service, 3 teams for the Sunday 10:30 a.m. service, and 3 teams for Weekday services. Every service held at Trinity has at least two Altar Guild members in attendance. There are also Altar Guild members who assist at weddings and funerals and arrange for floral offerings.
Chair / Susan Duif / 409-974-0260

Communications Committee
Communication avenues include the weekly eMessenger, quarterly Parish Messenger and the website for Trinity Episcopal Church.
Kathy VanDewalli 409-739-1903 vandewalli@thegrand.com  / Rev. Ed. Thompson 409-765-6317 associate@trinitygalv.org

Daughters Of The King
This is a laywomen’s order of the Anglican Communion founded to implement confirmation vows “to work, pray, and give for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom.” Each member pledges herself to a Rule of Life: daily prayer service and evangelism. Study meetings are held twice a month.
Chair / Jacque Ellis / 409-765-9728

Episcopal Church Women
All women members of Trinity Episcopal Church are members. The are affiliated with the ECW of Texas as well as the National Council. Their mission is to enrich the life of the Church by providing hospitality and avenues of spiritual growth. Note Cards, Cookbook, receptions, workshops, luncheons and lectures are their focus. The Martha Group is under the ECW and helps with funerals, memorial services, and ordinations.
Chair / Gloria Schlemmer / 409-392-0322

Kitchen Committee
Provides food for receptions and various occasions.
Contact / The Parish Office / 409-765-6317

Lay Liturgical Ministers
These men and women provide leadership for various aspects of our corporate worship. Lectors, licensed by the Rector, usually sit in the congregation and rise to read the lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures. They also assist with scripture readings at Morning and Evening Prayer. Worship Leaders, licensed by the Bishop, read lessons and lead the Psalm, Creed, and Prayers of the People during worship. They lead Morning and Evening Prayer. Eucharistic Ministers, licensed by the Bishop, administer the chalice at services of Holy Communion. Eucharistic Visitors, also licensed by the Bishop, are sent out at the end of our services to take the Holy Communion to the ill and infirm.
Chair / Carol Malloy / 409-765-8371

Martha Group
This group provides receptions for funerals and other occasions. They provide meals and other support to Trinity families in need. This group provides a lunch at the AIDS coalition periodically throughout the year.

Office Angels
These wonderful parishioners help in the church office answering the phone and performing various secretarial and computer duties. Either half day or whole day shifts are greatly appreciated.
Archangel / Trish Clason / 409-765-6317

Ushers
Men and women provide a ministry of hospitality by extending the welcome of the congregation, providing information, seating assistance, collection and delivery of offerings for Sunday services. They also serve at funerals and special services.
Coordinator / Linda Macdonald / 409-739-2989

Vergers
These men and women assist the clergy and others who provide leadership for the worship services and marshal the processions.
Rector’s Verger / Paul Grizzle / 409-765-5615

Wedding Coordinator
Shanna Pennington / 409-256-4804

Trinity Episcopal LGBTQ Social Group
Mission: To provide an inclusive environment for Galveston’s Episcopalian LGBTQ Community (and others; their spouses, friends, those of other denominations and all LGBTQ individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression) to gather for fellowship in a social environment that fosters the opportunity to meet new people, offer support and network as well as participate in cultural events of interest to all who choose to come.
Calvin Buckley 713-624-0453

William Temple Foundation
Larissa W. Botik, Executive Director, William Temple Foundation / 409-599-1457 / wtecgalveston@gmail.com