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2016 Annual Report

Submitted by Jan Atkins

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Altar Guild Mission Statement:

“To render, with dedication and loving attention to detail, all Holy Housework
Needed for liturgy and worship at Trinity Episcopal Church with an intention
Of creating a sacred environment of Trust, Peace, Hope, Charity and Love,
All for the Greater Glory of God.”

The Altar Guild at Trinity Episcopal Church
functions at the prerogative to the Priest. 

Thanks be to all of you who carry out this most essential ministry.

Each week our Altar is tended to by your Altar Guild.  Weekly funds for flowers and the sanctuary light are given by parish members in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, someone or some special occasion in their lives.  If you would like to contribute or join us in this mission, you will find envelopes and signup sheets on the tower in the Narthex.  Simply fill in the date you would like to denote, place your funds in the envelope provided and drop it in the offering plate or return it to the church office.  These donations are how the Altar Guild is funded.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.

We move quickly through the seasons and altar guild members are kept busy with an ever-changing schedule.  The Altar Guild doesn’t just work on Sundays.  You will find us here during the week if there are special services or needs, a team arrives on Saturday morning to prepare for Sunday services and on Sunday we work throughout the morning to make sure all is set for our two services.  You have a wonderful dedicated group of women on your Altar Guild.  Be sure to thank them!

This year we added the Jammin’ for Jesus service to our schedule.  Special thanks go to Dawn Lowell and Phyllis Lowell for covering those Saturday services when a scheduled member was unable to attend the service, and to Linda+ who always helped when we needed extra coverage.
Thanks once again to Mike Wallace for our Christmas greens.  A snowy Saturday morning kept many from attending our annual wreath making, but with few hands much was accomplished and we were able to have wreaths made in time for the greening of the church. Thanks to Sharon Corthouts for the beautiful floral arrangements at Christmas and to Linda Burgess and her team for the Thanksgiving Harvest and Easter Garden.  Long term members and their knowledge are much appreciated on this Guild.  There is always something new for us to learn.

We are always looking for new members to join the Altar Guild.  If you are interested in joining us, please let me know.  More hands are always needed and we would be happy to have you share with us the joy of preparing the Altar for worship.

And to all parish members, thank you for your continued support and encouragement.  Thank you to Mary Jones for keeping me on track with reports, announcements and early access to bulletins and to Linda+ for her love, support, encouragement and for continuing to make us all welcome at the Lord’s Table.

Respectfully submitted,

Jan Atkins, Altar Guild Directress



Phyllis Lowell, Joan Hayes, Ann Bierut, Ann McAdoo, Karanne Farling, Linda Burgess, Deb Asaro, Dawn Lowell, Emily Henne, Carlene Rhea, Marianne Amo, Bette Holmes, Sharon Corthouts

Special Flowers – Carolyn Jones


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