In him you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness,

out of death into life

(Book of Common Prayer, p. 368). 

Welcome to

Trinity Episcopal Church!

Trinity Episcopal Church is an Episcopal parish in Apalachicola, Florida and one of sixty-two congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast.

Charted in 1836, Trinity is Apalachicola's historic "first church." Services have been held here for over 165 years. It is with great joy that we thank God for his blessings and for the beauty of this place.

As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, and both our worship and our mission are in Christ’s name. In Jesus, we find that the nature of God is love, and through baptism, we share in his victory over sin and death. 

The Book of Common Prayer states that the mission of the church is "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ."   BCP Catechism p. 855
This is our mission at Trinity.
We welcome you.

(In photo above)  The Rev. Rick Buchner and daughter, Caroline 

The Rev. Rick Buechner will be our supply priest while Martha is on vacation. He will be celebrant and preacher on July 17th, 24th, and 31st.  Here's a little more about Rick, his ministry, and his family, in his own words (the photo at right is of Rick and daughter Caroline on Academia Bridge in Venice, taken during Holy Week 2016).

I was born in St. Louis and grew up in Savannah, ordained in in January, 1981 and have served in the Diocese of Georgia my entire ministry, including time in St. Simons Island, Savannah, Dublin, and as Rector of All Saints, Thomasville for 24 years, "retiring" in April, 2012.  We live in Thomasville.  Since then I have supplied in a number of congregations, with an extended (33 months) period as Interim Rector of Calvary Church in Americus , Georgia after about a third of the congregation followed the then Rector out of the Episcopal Church.  I have also since 2009 supplied annually at St. George's Anglican Church in Venice Italy, including Christmas and Epiphany 2012-2013, and most recently as as their Interim Chaplain for Lenten and Easter seasons this year.  I will return to Venice for five Sundays in October and November. 

I have been married to Kathy Kaufmann for forty years, and we have three grown children: Will (31) and his wife Katie, and daughter Caroline (29).  Kathy and Will are elementary music teachers in Thomasville, Katie teaches fifth grade there, and Caroline is the Chorus Teacher at Navarre High School, Navarre, Florida. 

We have had a home at Indian Pass since 1998, and Robert and Nina Kaufmann are my brother and sister in laws. 

My hobbies include running errands for Kathy, reading, bicycling, walking my fourteen month old German Shorthair Pointer Greta, and listening to classical music, being a totally unrepentant, completely unvarnished devotee of Wagnerian opera. 

Trinity Episcopal Church

P. O. Box 667

(79 Sixth Street)

Trinity Annex

(76 Fifth Street)

Apalachicola, FL 32329-0667


PHONE:  850-653-9550

Fax:  850-653-4608


Monday -Thursday

8 - Noon, 1 - 3

Friday Closed 

Regular Services
Eastern Standard Time


8:00   am              Holy Eucharist Rite 1
9:00   am              Christian Education
10:20 am              Ministry of Healing and Prelude
10:30 am              Holy Eucharist Rite 2

Following the service please join us for coffee in the parish hall.

11:00 am  Healing Service
4:30  pm  Centering Prayer

 The Rev. Martha C. Harris



Please click the "Agenda" tab for easier viewing.


195 Avenue E


Tuesday - Wednesday 10-4

Saturday 10-3

76 Fifth Street

Monday 10-2

Tuesday - Thursday 10-3

AA - Benedict Hall

7:30 pm

12 noon

6:00 pm (women)
7:30pm (men)

12 noon

5:30 pm

6:00 pm

The Lessons Appointed for 

the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost


Proper 13C / Ordinary 17C / Pentecost+11

July 31, 2017

Fruits of the Spirit

Lectionary Art for the 
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 31, 2016 


Artist:  Hofheinz-Döring, Margret, 1910-1994
Source: Vanderbilt Divinity Library
Scripture:  Luke 12:13-21
Lectionary links:  CProp13
General Subject:  Greed


Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


 Banner photo by Debbie Hooper