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Good and gracious God, you invite us to recognize and reverence your divine image and likeness in our neighbor. Enable us to see the reality of racism and free us to challenge and uproot it from our society, our world and ourselves. This we pray. Amen.


-- From the Sisters of Mercy

 November 30, 2014, First Sunday of Advent
(Click above for readings. See Track 1)

8:00 am    Eucharist with hymns in the church

10:00 am  Eucharist with choir and hymns in the church

Childcare is provided at this service.


Marie Alford-Harkey, M.Div., preaching


No Godly Play, Sunday School, or Sunday Symposium this Sunday.



A service of Holy Eucharist will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 27 at 10 a.m. Plan to come to Trinity on Thanksgiving morning and join with others from our faith community in following the charge of George Washington to honor the day "by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God." (Stay tuned to the homepage at for weather related announcements about this service. 


On November 30, our Giving Tree will be up, filled with tags listing the holiday gift wishes of Hartford area children, through Covenant to Care.  To fulfill a wish, select a tag by December 7 and fill out your information, keeping half of the tag. Then purchase the requested gift, wrap it and attach your half of the tag, and return it by December 14 to be blessed in our 10 am service.

After both services on December 7, members of the Outreach Team will be in Goodwin Hall to accept donations of items to be distributed as part of our Feeding in the Park ministry on December 20 and on our scheduled dates into 2015: 

- tubes of hand cream (no bottles please)
- deodorant
- new socks
- new T-shirts
- small-sized toiletries of all varieties (such as you get in hotels).


We will once again accept donations of gently-used warm clothing and shoes to give to Christ Church Cathedral to distribute as part of their Church Street Eats ministry.


And you are also invited to purchase our green Trinity bags for $5 each, for us to load with gifts, lunches and toiletries to give away to the homeless and those in need. See more about Trinity's Advent Season of Giving here

These are groups of 7-8 people who will meet once a month in homes for the simple purpose of getting to know our fellow Trinity worshippers better. Meetings will begin in mid-January and continue until all who wish to host a gathering have had that opportunity, most likely finishing in the spring. 


Groups will be formed with the goal of 1) including a cross section of the parish - singles and couples, long-time members and newcomers, etc., and 2) keeping geography in mind.  Sign up by filling out the sheet that's available at the table in Goodwin Hall. If you have any questions, talk to the folks there. Hope you can join us!



Pianist Lark Popov and baritone Will Clark will return to Trinity Church to offer a performance of music for piano on Saturday, November 29, at 7 pm in the church. There is no set admission charge for this event; a free will offering is requested. 

How do we see the face of the infant Jesus? Artists through the centuries have painted and sculpted the face of the Christ Child in thousands of ways. Many of us invite the Holy Family into our homes each Christmas season in the form of a treasured cr�che scene, depicting what the manger at Bethlehem might have looked like. 

We invite you to share a Nativity sets for display in the window ledges of the church during Advent and on through January 4, the Second Sunday after Christmas. If you are interested in sharing your cr�che with the rest of the Trinity community, email Bert Landman or call him at (860) 527-8133, Ext. 205. We need to know who contributed each cr�che and any information you have about the artist or medium.

This Sunday - sign up for the Christmas Pageant in Goodwin Hall. See Lynda Curtis for more information.  


If you haven't yet turned in your pledge card, please do so soon!pledge cards (with envelopes) and pledge packets are available on the two communication tables


Church offices and buildings will be closed Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Day, and Friday, November 28, with the exception of the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist on Thanksgiving Day and 12-step meetings. 

Several different Advent devotional resources are available here on Trinity's website. As we enter this season of anticipation, they may prove useful for your observance of the season. 


Father Don is on medical leave beginning October 1 so that he can fully recover from his illness. While he is gone, Fr. Ben Brockman will be serving at Trinity. Please read the letters from Fr. Brockman and Fr. Don found here on Trinity's website.

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