What's Happening:

Volunteers are still needed for Christian Formation and nursery time slots. Please see Jacky if you would like to help out

What Would Jesus Brew (WWJB)  will be held on May 23rd,  6 pm at Trinity in the parish hall. Please RSVP.

Bible Study Tuesday Mornings through May 9:30-10:30 led by Robert Davenport

Inquirers' Class: Sunday mornings with Robert Davenport explore What Makes Us Episcoplalians. Bishop Magangani will be here May 21st to recieve all into the faith on behalf of Bishop Hollerith. For more information, please contact the church office.



A Note From Jacky

As we enter Lent, I seem called to reflect back on the past year of Christian Formation and how it has impacted my spirituality. Our kids are a blessing and they continue to inspire and challenge my faith in a positive way. Our weekly Godly play lessons open their eyes to new adventures and unanswered questions, as well as remind me of all of God’s hidden talents and life lessons. Our monthly youth events to new and exciting places like miniature Golf and the VA Aquarium (or bowling this month on 3/18/17) have allowed kids of all ages to get to know each other a little better.

None of this could be possible without saying a few thank yous. I am but one person, however none of this could be possible without all the love and support to others. It is because of the vestry that approval was given to change the rooms around, which allowed for more space for the toddlers to run and play and for our Godly play children to be able to quietly listen and be a part of the story telling. I want to send special thanks to Ellen Tapman and Renee Cone for their weekly volunteering in the nursery to watch over our little ones. Also, a special thanks to Laurine and Joe Dabbs who had taken time to volunteer for our Youth Tween class, which we hope to get resolved and back on track soon. Special thanks to those who have served as doorkeepers for our Godly play room: Julia Loomis, Martha Fortson, Lizzy Davenport, and Andrea Morgan. Thank you to Joe and Joyce Saveika, Ted Rodes, and Dottie Lindley for bailing me out when help was needed at the last minute. Finally, thank you to Adriana Bethel-Hibbler for all her help with decorating and setting up a beautiful Fat Tuesday Pancake supper and our wonderful brotherhood for cooking such a delicious meal that helped raise money for our youth fund.

Truly I am blessed to be in such generous company. Thank you to all for letting me be your guide through Christian formation.

Jacky Rodes

Trinity Episcopal Church
500 Court Street                                                                                   
Portsmouth, VA 23704                                                        
757.393.0431 Office                                                                     
Office Hours:
9 AM. to 4 PM, Monday-Thursday 
9 AM to Noon on Friday