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Trinity Topics VOLUME XXX | Number 10

October 2014 ...............................................

Staff, Vestry, & Officers Rector | The Reverend Brad Mullis Parish Administrator | Susie Medlin Organist/Choirmaster | Sam Holt Preschool Director | Sherry George Senior Warden | Will Fanjoy Junior Warden | Rob Hites Adult Ed | Clay Crouch Newcomers & Evangelism | Kim Dockery Outreach | Layton Getsinger Finance | Nimocks Haigh Communications | James Hogan Young Adults | Amy Lawton Parish Life | Carol Leach Pastoral Care | Cathy Marshall Youth | Scott Rankin Music & Worship | Anne Rhyne

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Updates

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Youth on the move

Vestry Secretary | Susan Cardwell Treasurer | Jim Lawton Assistant Treasurer | Evie Caldwell ...............................................

Trinity Topics is a monthly publication of Trinity Episcopal Church, Statesville, NC. The views and opinions that appear in this publication are not necessarily those of the church, vestry, diocese, or The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. © 2010 Trinity Episcopal Church.

The one-stop shop for what’s going on this month

Trinity’s young folks have been up to a lot recently.

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How Do We Receive Grace?

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An Irresistible Call to Serve

It’s one thing to receive grace. But what will we do with it?

An interview with Joy Morrison, the new director of Iredell Christian Ministries.

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Scenes from Rally Day 2014

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Presiding Bishop Won’t Seek ReElection

Photos provided by Amanda Caldwell Clendenin and Bill Leach.

Press release details explaining Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s decision to step down from office.

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Outreach Updates

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Vestry and Finance Notes

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Milestones; Service Schedule

Trinity launches its second “Can-Do” canned food drive; other news.

Minutes from last month’s Vestry meeting and a financial update from Nimocks Haigh.

Birthdays, anniversaries, births and deaths; plus, the full listing of all servers for the month

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Updates Workday Successful Despite Weather

1 Blessing of the Animals at 0pm; Youth gathering to follow

9 Gay Tatman performs on flute at Shearer Hall, 7:30pm. Free.

12 Holy Baptism at 10:30am service; Stewardship picnic and EMC kickoff; 07pm, Allison Woods

19 10:30am Rite 13 Ceremony; Vestry meeting

22 Youth “Can Do” Scavenger Hunt

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Work progresses in the Parish Hall as renovations are fully under way.

Back to “Normal” Soon First of all, I want to thank everyone who gave of their time and talents to help make Rally Day and our Bishop’s visit a huge success. Many of you took part in table set-up, decorating, cooking, and clean-up and deserve a heart- felt thank you from me and the rest of the congregation. As we all know, the parish hall is undergoing a much needed renovation, which

should be finished within the next few weeks. At that time, more volunteers will be needed to help reorganize the kitchen and to move everything back into the cabinets. Hopefully, we will have the kitchen back to “normal” by mid November for our Annual Dinner. This event is usually a “pot-luck” and is a great way to get-together before the busy Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons begin!! —Carol Leach

Memorials in memory of Buck Mullis to the Rector’s Discretionary fund were given by: Will & Susan Fanjoy, Mary Bruning, Francie Fanjoy, Layton & Jane Getsinger, Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Speeks, Susie Medlin, and Sonny & Page Rankin.

I just wanted to take a minute to write a big THANK YOU to all of those that showed up to help prune the oaks and other trees. The turnout was awesome. We also began digging the garden for the blueberry garden that we hope to plant this fall. We also discussed plans for hanging the iron cross in the altar guild garden and, although due to the wet weather could not use a tractor, we discussed plans to fix the existing gardens. The weather did not stop a large group from showing up for the work. I think that we can make the garden an example and a showplace for our community. Thanks again to all those who helped. The community garden is something that all of us at Trinity can be proud of. — Dee Ham


The YAC class heads outdoors with Bud Martin and Michelle Mitchell.

Trinity Youth on the Move

From the Senior Warden

The youth have been very busy this month! A lock-in was held on September 13th at the church. Scott Rankin along with Andy and Cindy Booker were the chaperones. We played games and had a late night visit to Waffle House. For our first outside church trip, we attended the Concert on the Green in Davidson on Sept. 21st. 11 of us made the trip and enjoyed a picnic and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. We will have an evening activity on October 0th after the blessing of the animals. The activity will be, changing a tire. Come join Scott Rankin and Andy Booker to learn about basic car care, and changing a tire. Please support the “Can Do” food drive that is set up in the Narthex of the church. We are partnering with the Outreach Committee to beat our total from last year. Shout out to young adults! Our annual babysitting afternoon is scheduled for December 7th from 1-0. A signup sheet will be in the Narthex soon. Classroom time has started and we are blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as the year goes on. —Scott Rankin

What a great Rally Day we had in September! It was wonderful to have the Bishop with us for both Sunday School and our worship service, and it was equally wonderful to have two baptisms and welcome the new confirmands, as well as those that were received and reaffirmed! We were also celebrating the 11nth anniversary of Brad and the Mullis family becoming a part of Trinity Episcopal Church, so it was a very special day in so many ways. As you may have noticed the work on the Parish Hall and Kitchen has started. We are very fortunate to be able to proceed with these projects and thanks to you all who have been so very generous with your giving over these two capital campaigns. By the next Topics letter in early November the construction should be close to completion and the Parish Hall and Kitchen ready to be occupied again. We are blessed to have a very committed and active Outreach Committee and you will be hearing from them soon about this year’s “Can Do” food drive. We want to collect even more pounds of food this year than last, and last year’s was a record donation for Iredell Christian Ministries at that time. I hope you will volunteer your services and be generous with your gifts of food to this effort! —Will Fanjoy

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THE REV. BRAD MULLIS

How Do We Respond to Grace? It’s one thing to receive God’s grace. It’s another to actually do something with that miracle.

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ow do we respond to the grace of God? Each scripture lesson we heard last Sunday asked us to consider that question. The Old Testament lesson continued the story of Moses and his leadership of the Hebrews. God had delivered them from slavery in Egypt, bringing them through the Red Sea on dry land to freedom. The path to freedom had not been easy and was not easy now, but God had been with them. But they had forgotten that. Their response to God’s gracious act was to regret that they had been delivered. They wanted to give the miracle back. They complained that at least in Egypt they had food to eat. Then God gave them manna day by day to feed them. When they complained that they had no water, God commanded Moses to strike a rock at Horeb, and water burst forth. In his beautiful letter to the Philippians, Paul proclaimed that Christ Jesus “emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness,…humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross.” Then

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Paul exhorts us to “work out [our own] salvation with fear and trembling.” Paul seems to say that our response to God’s great gift to us in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ is to receive it through how we live our lives. Doing that may be hard and scary, but in doing so we will experience “God at work in [us].” The gospel story highlights two sons, each of whom is claimed by his father, who are asked by their father to go to work in the vineyard. One says “I will not,” but then goes. The other says, “I

sense that gratitude is what guides us? God’s grace in small ways and in large, ultimate ways, is what we claim. Receiving that grace, submitting to it, holding it with fearful and trembling hearts, is what changes us and sends us into God’s vineyard full of gratitude. As you know, it’s been an emotional few days for me as I work through the death of my father. There are all sorts of feelings and remembrances, and occasional moments of disbelief and shock. I know the process will take time. But what is moving me most deep-

Do we, like those Hebrews in the wilderness, spend our lives focused on what we do not have or on what need we want God to meet? Do we give the miracle back? Or do we live lives of gratitude, experiencing life as gift? go, sir,” but never does. Again, how do we respond to God’s grace? Like these brothers, we are claimed by our heavenly father in baptism. We may live into that gracious act or not. Some of us may claim our baptism, but never live the fruits of it. Some of us may have ignored our baptism for years, but then made the decision to live as baptized people. I hope that question and these examples make some sense. We have all been given much. So how do we respond? Do we, like those Hebrews in the wilderness, spend our lives focused on what we do not have or on what need we want God to meet? Do we give the miracle back? Or do we live lives of gratitude, experiencing life as gift? Would those who know us

ly now as I think and pray is a sense of gratitude for the grace I was given in my parents, and that they were given in their lives and deaths. Mingled with sorrow is the heart knowledge that God has given me more than I could ever have earned. God’s grace has been ever-present in my life and in yours too. How will we respond to God’s grace? The General Thanksgiving (BCP, 101) can guide us well: “that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days.” —The Reverend Brad Mullis

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INTERVIEW

An Irresistible Call to Serve Joy Morrison was just getting used to retirement. Then came a job opening at Iredell Christian Ministries.

Joy Morrison, Director of Iredell Christian Ministries

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ince its opening in 2007, Iredell Christian Ministries has served a vital role in our community. The organization, which acts as a community food pantry, counselling and referral service, and source of financial assistance for our area, serves more than 400 families each month. Joy Morrison, the new director of Iredell Christian Ministries, 4 | Topics October 2014

was a long-time public school teacher and administrator. She served as principal of East Iredell Elementary and two other schools in Davie County before fully retiring from administration in 2013.

You enjoyed a successful career in public education and administration—how did you find yourself

accepting the job as Director of ICM? I began volunteering at ICM shortly after retiring. I volunteered one day per week; more, if they needed me. When the advertisement seeking a new director for ICM ran in the local paper, my husband brought it to my attention. I put it down and didn’t give it much consideration. I loved retirement! This was the first time in over 30 years I had been able to make my own schedule and do nothing if I really wanted to. But, something just kept pulling at my heartstrings. ICM is such an amazing place. I had seen, firsthand, the good that happens here every day. So after much prayer and really struggling with myself and God, I picked up the phone and called one of the ICM Board members. I asked if the job was still open, fully expecting them to tell me that it had been filled. I was told to get my resume and letter in by the following day, as the Board was meeting to discuss potential candidates. I got everything turned in, interviewed with the committee, and…Poof! Here I am. Director. What’s a typical day in your life as director? The majority of my day is spent speaking with clients, getting their stories of crisis, discussing financial needs, and determining if and how we can best assist that family. I interview potential volunteers and determine where their


talents can best be utilized within the organization. Scheduling of volunteers, and monitoring the building and grounds for safety is an important part of my day. Meeting with business owners, members of various churches, and other sources for potential income and volunteers for our organization, compose another part of the day. Attending various committee meetings within the organization and other informational meetings outside of ICM are another responsibility. On occasion, I also have the privilege to speak at various churches, committees, clubs, and organizations about ICM and how we are able to assist families in crisis. Tell us about what ICM’s average client looks like. There is not a stereotypical “average ICM client”. Our clients come from all races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds. The only thing they have in common is unemployment or underemployment. We serve single parent families, who may or may not receive child or spousal support. We serve two parent

27,000 Iredell Christian Ministries typically delivers between 25-27,000 pounds of food—per month—to families with need in our community. That’s up to 162 tons per year., or the equivalent of three adult male sperm whales.

1,752 Trinity collected 1,752 pounds of food in our last Can-Do Food Drive—the largest single food drive by a church in our area

100 Trinity’s next food drive aims to collect 100 percent of our previous, successful drive—and more. See page 10 for details

families. We serve those who live on a fixed income due to age or disability. Many of our clients are employed, but only have part-time employment, as it was all they could find. Our client families live from paycheck to paycheck, allotting their money to cover expenses. Yet, when something unexpected happens, like a car repair, house repair, or medical expense, these families have to choose between putting food on the table, paying rent, and/ or buying needed medications. We can offer food for these families; enough to last 0-1 days. We can also offer very limited financial assistance, in form of a voucher, to pay for rent, utilities, or necessary prescriptions.

What critical needs does ICM have, or what resources are critical to ICM’s success in its mission? Prayer. Donations. Volunteers. ICM needs your prayers each and every day. We serve between 700-400 families per month, who are in crisis mode. Many do not know where their next meal is coming from, how they are trinitysvl.org | 9


going to keep the power on in their home, how they are going to make the rent payment, or where they will find the money for a needed prescription. Please pray for our clients as they face these crisis situations. But, also pray for ICM. Pray for discernment in all we do. Donations of food and money keep ICM in business. We collect and/or purchase up to 14,000 pounds of food monthly, and then distribute that food to families in need of assistance. Monetary donations help us pay our own building expenses, such as utilities, etc., but more importantly are distributed in small amounts to families in crisis. We try to be good stewards of all ICM is given, attempting to make the food and funding stretch as far as possible. Volunteers are the backbone of ICM. We simply could not exist without them. We utilize volunteers as drivers, to pick up food from the food bank in Winston-Salem and local stores who contribute; interviewers, to assess client crisis and need; stockers, to keep our shelves stocked and food rotated for maximum freshness; kitchen work10 | Topics October 2014

ers, to package items for distribution and sort through fresh donations coming into the building; baggers, to bag food items for clients and deliver it to their cars; front desk/ receptionists, to welcome clients and gather needed paperwork; and the list goes on and on. Some of our volunteers come in in a daily basis, some weekly, some monthly, while others come on an “as needed” basis. Can you share a good success story from the time you’ve spent? There are so many good stories. We see God in action every day when we are able to assist families in need. We hug and cry together as we keep families from being evicted, put food on their table, or keep their electricity on for the month. One of the most memorable incidences, occurred one day when some of us had just been talking about the increase in clients needing help and the fact that our food supply was growing shorter, especially the meat supply. I received a phone call from a truck driver who had stopped in Statesville to pick up an order of paint and was on his way to

Marion to deliver an order of cooked hams. When he called Marion to confirm the ham delivery, they stated they no longer wanted the hams because the expiration date, two weeks out, was too close and they did not feel they would be able to sell the hams in that amount of time. The driver called the ham company, who told him to find a food pantry in Statesville that could use the ham. Imagine our excitement upon receiving 1700 pounds of beautiful large cooked hams. We were able to cut them in portions for smaller families, and utilize the whole hams for larger families. We were able to freeze some of the hams for client s to receive during the upcoming holiday season. What a blessing!

Joy Morrison can be reached via email at joym@iredellcm.org. If you’re interested in volunteering or serving at Iredell Christian Ministries, please call 704-924-6700 or visit www.iredellcm.org


Scenes from Rally Day 2014 Holy Baptism and Confirmation, a terrific crowd, good singing, and a great lunch capped off one of Trinity’s most successful Rally Days in recent memory. Photos thanks to Amanda Caldwell Clendenin and Bill Leach.

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PRESS RELEASE

Presiding Bishop Won’t Seek Re-Election

dream begins to take flesh in a more just and peaceful world. Together, we have navigated a season of extraordinary change in recent years. Our Christian values have been challenged and we are becoming clearer and more confident about the faith we share. Today we are far more cognizant of the diversity of this multinational and multicultural Church, and the great blessing of the diverse peoples and cultures we represent. Our life as a Church is enriched by the many gifts God has given us in people and contexts around the world. Together we are striving to live out the Five Marks of Mission, we are exploring new and creative ways of engaging the societies around us with the good news of God in Christ, and we are increasingly willing to spend ourselves and the resources God has given us for the healing of the world. We are more attuned to voices crying in the wilderness, those living at the margins of human communities, and those without a voice, including this fragile earth, our island home. Together,

I do not at present believe I should serve and lead in this ministry for another nine years.

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o all the people of God in The Episcopal Church: It is a great joy and privilege to serve as your Presiding Bishop. I have been blessed to be able to meet and build relationships with people around the globe – in every diocese in this Church, most of the provinces of the Anglican Communion, our full communion partners 12 | Topics October 2014

(ELCA, Moravian Church, Old Catholics of the Union of Utrecht), as well as civic leaders and leaders of other denominations and faith traditions. That relational work is fundamental to the reconciliation we seek in Christ. As bridges are built, more and more people can begin to cross the divides between us, and God’s

we are moving into God’s future with courage, boldness, and the humility of knowing there is always more to learn. For all that hopefilled movement, I give thanks in abundance. I have spent many months in discernment about how I am being called to serve God’s people and God’s creation in this season. I have


resisted the assumption by some that presiding bishops can only be elected to serve one term, knowing the depth of relational work and learning that is involved in this ministry. There is a tradeoff between the learning curve and the ability to lead more effectively as a result of developed relationships both within and beyond this Church. At the same time, I recognize that standing for election as Presiding Bishop carries the implicit expectation that one is ready to serve a full term. I do not at present believe I should serve and lead in this ministry for another nine years. I believe I can best serve this Church by opening the door for other bishops to more freely discern their own vocation to this ministry. I also believe that I can offer this Church stronger and clearer leadership in the coming year as we move toward that election and a whole-hearted engagement with necessary structural reforms. I will continue to engage us in becoming a more fully diverse Church, spreading the gospel among all sorts and conditions of people, and wholeheartedly devoted to God’s vision of a healed and restored Creation. I will continue in discernment about the ministry I may be called to in the coming years, but my present focus is and will remain on being the vigorous and faithful leader I believe I am called to be. God has called us all to be instruments of shalom, and we have miles to go before we live in that world of justice and peace. We are marching upward to Zion, the beautiful city of God. Siyahamba! —The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop, Episcopal Church

Outreach Reminders On September 10th we kicked off the 2010 “Can Do” canned food drive. The Outreach Committee and Trinity Youth Group are teaming together again as sponsors of the drive. The food drive will end on November 2. Once again we intend to team up with the Trinity Youth group, who, by the way, coined the phrase “Can Do.” The team, through your generous contributions, collected 1,712 pounds of canned food and supplies for Iredell Christian Ministries. Which to date stands as the largest single donation to the ministries. We hope to coordinate another scavenger hunt following church in October for the youth group. That particular event netted the largest chunk of the donated food that we received. Please go ahead and start bringing your canned goods with you to church and placing it in the boxes in the narthex. As a reminder the Outreach Committee seeks volunteers and support for its other outreach functions. We continually need volunteers to help with the reading program at East Elementary School. If you can volunteer an hour or two a week in support of this program you will make the difference in a child’s life. In lieu of recycling your aluminum cans at home please bring them to church with you each Sunday. There is a red recycling bin in the breeze way for depositing the cans. The proceeds from the sale of the cans are used for the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. We collected 23 pounds of used beverage Aluminum cans in July making YTD total as of the end of July 2010, 220 Pounds. Program's grand total as of the end of July 2010 is 1912 pounds. The House Calls group remains available to assist elderly or infirmed members of our congregation with emergent issues around the home. Please call Jim Rhyne or Susie in the Church office for help. Also please bring used stamps from your envelops for deposit in the plastic box on the bookcase in the narthex. The proceeds from these stamps are used to purchase Spanish Language Sunday School literature for children in Latin America. —Layton Getsinger

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Operating Fund:

Plate

Pledge

Other

Total

Expense

(Deficit) Surplus

Year to date recap: 2010 August 31 2010 Budget 2013 Actual

9,999 11,227 4,241

111,219 134,312 122,212

1,300 1,000 910

122,914 111,019 131,402

102,074 112,347 113,991

12,400 (924) (14,193)

Month: Actual August 2010

1,222

11,111

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12,033

19,179

(3,102)

323

4,302

0

4,229

17,100

(4,471)

1,014

17,290

171

14,927

14,132

791

Actual August 2013 Budget August 2010

Financial Update Through August we continue to report a healthy financial picture. For the month, both Plate and Pledge collections were ahead of last year and we are on target to meet or exceed our budgeted goals. Plate, Pledge and Other collections total $122,914 through August compared to last years total of $131,402. Expenses year to date total $102,074 which remains below last year’s expense to date of $113,991. The Budget comparison does benefit from the open Education Director position. Factoring that out, the ex-

pense level is being well managed within budget and expectations. The result is that whereas last August we had a deficit (excluding non budgeted items) of $14,193, through August 2010 we are reporting a surplus of $12,400. We continue to be so blessed to have so many join together with their time, talent and resource to carry out the many ministries we are undertaking. Thanks so much to everyone! Above are selected totals from our monthly reports. Excluded are non budgeted items. —Nimocks Haigh

Vestry Overview Members present were Cathy Marshall, James Hogan, Anne Rhyne, Carol Leach, Nimocks Haigh, Clay Crouch, Kim Dockery, Rob Hites, Scott Rankin, Will Fanjoy, Layton Getsinger, Amy Lawton, Brad Mullis; Rector and Susan Cardwell; Clerk. The meeting opened with prayer. There were no email motions since the August meeting. James Hogan made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Scott Rankin seconded the motion, and it passed. The Parish Hall renovation starts Monday, September 11. Junior Warden. Rob Hites reported regarding the tabled discussion on increasing the internet service from last meeting. The research is ongoing, and he has no recommendations at this time.

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Finance. Nimocks Haigh states that the finances are still doing well thus far. Rector’s Report. Father Brad expressed his heartfelt thanks for all who helped with Rally Day. There has been an offer of radio time at an expense of $31-$10 per week. It was discussed about having one service on Christmas Eve and moving the Christmas Pageant to Advent 0. Nothing has been decided. Lessons and Carols will remain on Advent 3. Sunday School and Youth are off to a good start. The youth has a lock in Saturday, September 13. It was well attended. A committee is needed for the Community Garden property development.

Vestry Nominations are needed. Anne Rhyne, Cathy Marshall, Will Fanjoy and Clay Crouch will be rotating off. Upcoming Calendar September 21- Youth to Davidson Concert on the Green September 24- Trinity Artist Series concert with Alan Black and Friends October 1- Children’s Choir sings; Blessing of the Animals, youth meeting to follow, Davis Lectures that night and Monday. October 12- Baptism of Mary Alice Rutter; Stewardship event at Allison’s Wood October 19-Rite 13 Ceremony; Vestry Meeting November 2-All Saints; Trinity Artist Series Concert Approval of the revised Preschool budget was tabled until the October meeting.


Vestry Overview, continued.

The 100 Campaign. James Hogan spoke on documenting and tallying the hours of service. Nimocks Haigh agreed to be the Campaign Co-Chair and Chair next year. Newcomers. Kim Dockery reports that she is still working on small groups. Outreach. Layton Getsinger reports that the House Calls group built a ramp for a parishioner. The Outreach committee will be teaming up with the Youth on the Can Do Drive for Iredell Christian Ministries. Young Adults. Amy Lawton reports that she is working with Fifth Street Ministries to get on their schedule. She is researching the possibility of having a once a month supper for families with young children on Wednesday after Children’s Choir. Junior Warden. Rob Hites is working on forming a committee for the memory Garden. He will bring their recommendations to the Vestry. Senior Warden. Will Fanjoy expressed his thanks to everyone who helped with Rally Day. The meeting closed with prayer. Next meeting is October 19 after the 10:30 service. Topics Articles are due September 27. —Susan Cardwell, secretary

Milestones Birthdays 2 3 0 7 4 9 10 13 10 12 1 14 20

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Ida Gaither Bud Martin Cameron Furr Jane Getsinger Silvea Lawton Maggie Shoobridge Ginger Hester Davis Payne Betty Coltham Kim Dockery Raelynn Clark Harriette Andrews Abigail Efird Allison Beard Harry Efird Kathleen Harknett Josh Hart Clay Crouch Jim Rhyne Trevla Haire Julian Sisk Amanda Lowry Rebecca Lowry

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Hailee Mitchell Andy Booker Ginny Devine Marie Hoff Judy McDowell Thomas Clendenin Anne Rhyne

Rob and Lucy Hites Jeff and Vicki Holland

Births Miriam Jane Harknett was born September 20 to Nick and Katie Harknett. Kerrington, her big sister, is thrilled. Deaths Starret “Buck” Worth Mullis, 91, passed away on September 20. Buck is survived by his son, our Rev. Brad Mullis, and his family.

Service Schedule SUNDAY, 10/5: Lectors: Michael Coltham (4), Leslie Lackey; Chalice Betty Coltham (4), Chris Shoobridge*, Betty Coltham; Greeters: Bill and Inga Balatow; Ushers: Jim Rhyne*, Chuck Dockery, Elliott Harwell, Walter Patterson; Oblation: Joe and Laura Peters; Nursery: Susan Fanjoy, Ellyn Mullis; Acolytes: Sarah Kate Rankin S, Sally Mullis C, Sarah Alexander T, Uriah Lilly T; Assistant: Margaret Johnson SUNDAY, 10/12: Lectors: Cecil Haynes (4), Amy Lawton; Chalice Bill Balatow (4), Anne Rhyne*, Arna Deter; Greeters: Judy McDowell, Michele Mitchell; Ushers: Will Fanjoy*, Amy Brier,

Dee Ham, Kirk Lawton ; Oblation: Scott Rankin & kids; Nursery: Susan Cardwell, Michele Mitchell; Acolytes: Meredith Dockery S, William Hites C, Salem Haire T, Abigail Hart T; Assistant: Katie Payne SUNDAY, 10/19: Lectors: Clay Crouch (4), Ellyn Mullis; Chalice Kaye Taliana (4), Harriette Andrews *, Margaret Johnson; Greeters: Will and Susan Fanjoy; Ushers: Jim Johnston*, Bill Balatow, Bill Leach, Walter Patterson; Oblation: Bob Foster, Sonny Rankin; Nursery: Rowdy Armistead, Margaret Johnson; Acolytes: Sally Mullis S, Quinn Payne C, Carter Payne T, Christian

York T; Assistant: Margaret Johnson SUNDAY, 10/26: Lectors: Roger Davidson (4), Scott Rankin; Chalice Roger Davidson (4), Kim Dockery, Nick Harknett; Greeters: Joe Peters, Linda Thornton; Ushers: Sonny Rankin*, Evie Caldwell, Haydee Patterson, Richard Tatum; Oblation: Evie Caldwell, Diane Kines; Nursery: Arna Deter, Heather Harwell; Acolytes: Tessica Martin S, Cameron Rankin C, Ali Warren T, Ava Harwell T; Assistant: Bill Balatow

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Profile for Trinity Episcopal Church, Statesville NC

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An interview with Joy Morrison of Iredell Christian Ministries, plus highlights from Rally Day 2014, updates from around the parish, and a l...

Topics | October 2014  

An interview with Joy Morrison of Iredell Christian Ministries, plus highlights from Rally Day 2014, updates from around the parish, and a l...