Grim Anniversary
From a statement last week by Bishops United Against Gun Violence observing the 22nd anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado: "...today, as the students who survived that horrific day at Columbine turn 40 and the babies who were born that year graduate from college, our country’s gun problem is worse than it has been in several decades. Since Columbine, more than 248,000 American students have experienced the trauma of gun violence at school. Instead of enacting common sense gun reform, we have raised a generation of children accustomed to active shooter drills." More...
Sunday Service
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Morning Prayer at 9:30 AM
We'll be back in the church this Sunday with a morning prayer service led by minister of music Peter Van Siclen. Steve Horst will preach. Organist Ernie Adams will be on hand to play hymns. The service will be simulcast on Facebook. There will be no coffee hour.

Sunday Bulletin

Note: There will be a meeting following the service to discuss where to position the stage that Ekklesia has graciously purchased for us to use and to share with the wider community on the lawn this summer.
Minister of Music
Peter Van Siclen
Sunday School
This Sunday we will be gathering in person at 9:00 AM before the service. We'll meet in the Sunday school classroom (community room).
Upcoming Services in May
Sun May 2 -- Morning Prayer indoors at 9:30 AM led by Peter Van Siclen with Steve Horst preaching and Ernie Adams on organ.

Sun May 9 -- Eucharist with praise band indoors at 9:30 AM, the Rev. Mary preaching.

Sat May 15 -- Funeral service for Jeremy Adams.

Sun May 16 -- Eucharist with jazz indoors at 9:30 AM, Eric Rennie preaching.
Sat May 22 -- Funeral service for Lois Dragone.

Sun May 23 -- Pentecost on the lawn at 9:30 AM! Eucharist with praise band with guests from Trinity Portland; our sexton James Thomas will preach.

Sun May 30 -- Fifth Sunday Across ECCT on ECCT's Facebook and YouTube channels at 10:00 AM

Note: All services at Holy Trinity will be simulcast on Facebook.
Choir Tonight at 7:00 PM via Zoom
Join us for a choir reunion/information session! This will both be a chance for former choir members to catch up and reconnect, as well as a chance for those interested in singing to meet other singers. We will sing some songs, discuss ways we can make music during covid restrictions, as well as make plans for when we are able to sing in church again. Please join us at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 29 on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 861 7240 7731
Passcode: 274153

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Musical Interlude
The Rev. Mary's son, Sam Jenkins, sings "Tantum ergo" by César Franck in Northwestern University's Alice Millar Chapel, with organ accompaniment by Dr. Stephen Alltop.
News Briefs
Ekklesia Ballet Spring Performances

Ekklesia Ballet will hold its first live, in-person performance of the season! Ekklesia presents "Body and Land" and other contemporary works in its season repertory performance on Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Performances will be held at the beautiful outdoor theater at the Incarnation Center, 253 Bushy Hill Rd, Deep River, CT 06417. A second set of performances will occur on June 5, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM at Holy Trinity. You can order tickets here. Phone: (860) 985-2085.

SJCG Group to Meet May 1

The SJCB Group will next meet via Zoom on Saturday, May 1, at 10:00 AM. Anyone interested in Holy Trinity's role in social justice and civic engagement is encouraged to join us! Current and future ministries include:
  •   Little lending library
  •   COVID vaccination assistance
  •   Clothing drives
  •   Showers for the homeless
  •   What ever else we find is a need!  

Meeting ID: 861 3151 0332
Passcode: 597905
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Diocesan News Briefs
'An Embodied Spring'
Women's Retreat

Welcome to a joyful sister weekend filled with nourishment and rest for your “COVID-tired” body, mind and spirit at Camp Washington, May 21-23. Three inspiring sessions, five beautiful, nutrient rich meals with vegetarian options, including Sunday brunch. All rooms are single with shared baths, following state COVID safety guidelines. Learn more and register online.
Safe Church Training
Spring 2021

All ECCT Safe Church Training (SCT) includes an online course, followed by a 3-hour live session on Zoom. This training is grounded in our call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and respect the dignity of every human being. View dates and register online.
  • Mary Barnett 4/28
  • Christopher Lord 5/2
  • Ash Pierce 5/3
The Rev. Mary Barnett:

Valerie Hall (Parish Administrator):

Steve Horst (Warden):

Andy Milliken (Warden):
Note: The Rev. Mary wants to hear from you! Please reach out to Mary at 203-915-0561 at any time with your concerns, or if you just need a listening ear.
Online Giving to Holy Trinity
Now you can contribute online to Holy Trinity through Tithe.ly, a safe and secure giving platform that allows you to donate once or on a recurring basis! Click on the link below to give through the church website. You can donate funds using a credit card or your bank account. For your pledge or other recurring gift, you can donate weekly, monthly, or semi-monthly, specifying a day of the week or date(s) during the month. You can also designate a onetime gift to specific church activities and organizations.
Episcopal Church Meme
Ed. note: How many Episcopalians does it take to change a light bulb? Ten -- one to change the light bulb and nine to mix the martinis.