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Welcoming Baby Nico
by Peter Johnston on January 7th, 2023
Greetings all, and a very happy Epiphany! Carla and I praise God and are very glad to present our son Nicodemus Watts Johnston (photo below). Baby Nico was born on 1/4/23, at 6lb 8oz, and 18.5 in. Mama and baby are home and doing well.Alongside this announcement, I wanted to share my work plans for the coming weeks. Tomorrow we will still have our Potluck Brunch and Annual Meeting, and I will give...  Read More
Our Transition to 10AM
by Amy Jeffrey on December 29th, 2022
A very merry 5th day of Christmas to you, saints of Trinity! It’s been a wonderful month, with a rich and meaningful celebration of both Advent and Christmas. Alongside our Sunday services, we’ve had joyful gatherings to make Advent wreaths and Christmas ornaments, to green the church, a St Nick Christmas Party, our annual Children’s Pageant, and of course Lessons and Carols and High Communion wit...  Read More
10AM, Greening, ARDF
by Peter Johnston on December 3rd, 2022
Greetings, saints of Trinity –Please remember that we are meeting again for a combined service at 10AM this Sunday. Immediately following the service, we will do our annual Greening of the Church, and conclude the morning with lunch (provided). Join us for this joyous morning!I also want to share with you a brief report from the week: this Thursday I went to Charleston, South Carolina for a Disast...  Read More
Service @ 10AM (& Advent Wreaths)
by Peter Johnston on November 26th, 2022
Greetings, saints of Trinity – Two quick items today. First, please note that we are meeting for one combined service at 10AM tomorrow (and through the whole of Advent and Christmas). What time? 10AM!Second, after the service, we will be making Advent Wreaths in the Family Center. Teri Cober is leading us in this project, and she has written an article on the topic for Anglican Compass. So read Te...  Read More
Web and App Giving
by Amy Jeffrey on November 18th, 2022
Greetings, saints of Trinity – In the midst of our First Fruits pledge campaign, and as we consider our financial support of Trinity, I wanted to send a quick note about giving on our new Trinity App & Website.As you know, during our Sunday service we hold an offertory, and many of our folks put cash or checks in the plate. But over the last few years, and increasingly since the pandemic, many hav...  Read More
The Membership Class
by Amy Jeffrey on November 11th, 2022
Grace and peace to you today, saints of Trinity! This Saturday from 9AM to 2PM we will be offering our first Trinity Membership Class. Pleasejoin us, even if you haven’t had a chance to sign-up. You may be asking: What is membership atTrinity? Why should I consider membership? What will we do in the membership class? In thisRector’s Report I will briefly answer these questions.What is membership a...  Read More
Synod 2022
by Peter Johnston on November 5th, 2022
Greetings, saints of Trinity! I write to you from The Woodlands, just north of Houston, at the conclusion of the Annual Synod of our Diocese. I’m about to get on the road back to Lafayette, so I will keep this short, but I did think it would be important to share with you some of what we have experienced here.My first Synod was in 2016, shortly after I had left the Episcopal Church, and shortly be...  Read More
A Mighty Fortress
by Peter Johnston on October 28th, 2022
Greetings, saints of Trinity!This Sunday we begin the final season of the church year, running from Halloween to Advent, which is variously called the Kingdom Season, the Thanksgiving Season, or the All Saints season. The name Halloween comes from All Hallow’s Eve, or the night before All Saints Day. This day, October 31, is not only the beginning of the celebration of All Saints, but also Reforma...  Read More
An Introduction to Liturgical Mission
by Amy Jeffrey on October 21st, 2022
Greetings, saints of Trinity!We are very excited for Theology on the Bayou tomorrow morning, with guest speaker Winfield Bevins.  Coffee’s on @ 9AM and Morning Prayer begins @ 9:30AM. By way of introduction to the event, I thought I would share a brief outline of Winfield’s new book, Liturgical Mission (copies are available at the church, and Winfield will be happy to sign them). Liturgical Missio...  Read More
Download the new Trinity App!
by Amy Jeffrey on October 14th, 2022
Grace and peace to you today, saints of Trinity! I am excited to share that Trinity now has a mobile app. Available in the Apple and Google appstores, just search for “Trinity Lafayette” and you will be able to download it for free. Thepurpose of the app is to support your discipleship by making Trinity resources available to youthrough the week. The app has three tabs: Watch, Read, and Events.On ...  Read More
A Visit From Bishop Clark
by Peter Johnston on October 6th, 2022
Greetings, saints of Trinity - This weekend we welcome Bishop Clark, who will join us for a blessing of the playground at 9:30AM and one combined service at 10AM.  It’s sure to be an especially joyful Sunday.  But you may be wondering, why do we have a Bishop, and what does he do?The word Bishop translates the Greek word episkopos, often translated “overseer” in Paul’s pastoral letters (see 1 Timo...  Read More
How We Welcome Children
by Peter Johnston on October 1st, 2022
Grace and peace to you, saints of Trinity!The Lord has recently blessed our congregation with a host of children; we have grown from around 10 to more than 30 over the past two years. We express thanks to God in this, believing with the Bible that “children are a gift from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). And so I thought it would be helpful to share a bit on how we welcome and serve children at Trinity.F...  Read More