Christmas 2016 – Angel Tree
Thank you to all who are participating in our first Angel Tree. Please bring the unwrapped gifts in a labeled bag per child to the Melrose Elementary School office by Tuesday December, 20. The school will take care of distributing the
items to the families.
Many thanks go to you for being an angel for one of the Melrose Elementary School students. Your gifts will bring joy to a child as you share God’s love!
Merry Melrose Merry Melrose festivities included booths in front of the parish hall with small treasures perfect for Christmas giving! Inside the hall, we had our annual Nativity Walk with a wonderful display of Nativity scenes from around the world as well as family treasures which have fascinating stories. Also, there was music, cookies and lemonade for everyone! The Men’s Club had a delicious Low Country Boil following the Merry Melrose Parade.
Scenes from Merry Melrose Parade:
Thanksgiving in the Park – See the article, “A Day for Giving,” in the Friday, November 25th edition of the Gainesville Sun.
Friends from far and wide enjoyed the 9th annual “Thanksgiving in the Park,” hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church. Many hands prepared and served the food as nearly 500 people attended.
Congratulations to our own Linda Wilcox for coordinating another fine event. Quoting the Sun article, “I really feel like this is God’s party,” she said. “This is what Thanksgiving is all about.”
Preparations for Thanksgiving in the Park:
The Annual Trinity Bazaar, November 11-12 Congratulations to the ECW and many others for a successful bazaar. This year’s sale featured hand made items, baked goods, jams and jellies, Christmas gift ideas and vintage furniture and collectibles.
Blessing of the Animals, October 8
Pets (and people) enjoyed the grace of God’s blessings. in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Treats and water were available.
Stewardship Sunday, September 11
A combined service at 10am IN THE CHURCH was followed by a gourmet luncheon prepared by Kelly and Clay. As a stewardship celebration, we looked at our many Blessings through our ongoing ministries at Trinity, with a powerpoint presentation by Clay. Also, many thanks to the youth of Keystone Community Church for serving as our waiters. We were treated royally! 🙂
Good Old Summertime Chicken Dinner & Basket Auction, July 16 Another successful Good Old Summertime Chicken Dinner and Basket Auction. Thank you to all who participated – basket creators, basket winners, organizers, and patrons!
March 27 – Easter Sunday – “Welcome happy morning, age to age shall say!”
March 24 – Maundy Thursday
A symbolic Seder Dinner was celebrated on Maundy Thursday; a representation of the retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.
Several parts of the meal were served, including a hard boiled egg, bitter herbs, salty water and horseradish, roasted lamb, and matzo. Four small glasses of wine were served, symbolizing the four promises of the redemption.
Lenten Soup Suppers
Melrose Senior Center luncheon
February 13 – Valentine’s Gala