E-mail to: trinityepiscopal@suddenlinkmail.com
Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith
You are welcome here
WEEKLY PROGRAM

Sundays 10:00 am Holy Eucharist

12 Step Programs noon - 1:00 pm Mon. through Thursdays


MONTHLY PROGRAM

Bishop's Committee meeting     2ndTuesday 5:30 pm

ECW First Wednesday of the month 5:30 pm

Daughters of the King 3rd Sun. before church 9:15 am
Welcome to Trinity Episcopal Church

Who are we?
Trinity Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, was founded in 1907.  It is a part of the Diocese of Texas, an autonomous region of the Episcopal Church of the USA; which itself is a member of the worldwide Anglican community.  As such it can trace its origin right back to the days of the Apostles.

Our Mission Statement -
"To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our works, prayers, and gifts"  This is in response to Our Lord's great Commission: "Therefore go and make desciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you"

We are are a small church, average Sunday attendance is about 35, and we feel more like a family than a congregation.  Our unofficial life vision is that beautiful welcome: Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith - You are welcome here.

Grace and peace be with you, the Rev. Rob Godwin

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What is the church for?

God created the universe which includes our solar system and earth. God created men and women on earth and gave them certain rules. They broke those rule and the penalty was death - not instantaneous, but at the end of a certain period, variable for each person. And God expelled mankind from paradise and made them live on the real world with all the horrors that go along with it. Warfare; disease; earthquakes; tsunamis; crooks, robbers, and murderers etc. But God mourned for the sad state of mankind out of his presence and so tried to get them, again and again to repent but they did not listen. Eventually he sent his one and only Son to show them the way and to pay the penalty of their sins, for he had already established the law that said "The penalty of sin is death". So now he has established a new rule for all mankind and new laws to live by.

The new rule says, that although the wages of sin is death, the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  And the two new laws are: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself

And although we live in this same broken and corrupt world; we know that soon we will be restored to paradise to love and live with God - the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
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