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Bring your Photos or Images for All Saints Day

This coming Sunday, November 5th, we will celebrate All Saints Sunday. We want to remember our own saints: those who taught us courage and honesty, how to love and do justice, walk humbly with God. Good and faithful folk who, in their own way, built the Kingdom of God on earth our own Saints in your lives that are no longer with us.


We are asking everyone to physically share their photos or images of family, friends, or Saints so they can celebrate the day with us. When you bring your images, you can share them with Marcia or Patrick DeBrock so they can be set up prior to service.

'Going Deeper into Partnership' - Celebration Sunday & Breakfast

Thank you, beloved of Trinity Church, for your generous support of our ministries! 

We will celebrate our 2024 Stewardship Campaign on Sunday, November 12th. We have a delightful surprise for you in worship, and we will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism with one of our new families.

Our Vestry, Ministry Leaders and Staff appreciate all of you who have made a financial commitment to support Trinity Episcopal Church. Your generosity is truly inspiring. 

Trinity offers such a wonderful place to worship. Through your giving, we provide an exceptional level of outreach inside and outside our doors. 

If you have not yet made a pledge to Trinity, we encourage you to do so - either online or through physical forms available at the church. It is important that the Finance Commission and Vestry have a clear understanding of expected financial support as we look to finalize our budget by December.

After the service, please join us downstairs for a special Celebration Breakfast. We plan to change up the menu to Celebrate the Stewardship commitment of all. 

As always, anyone who wants to help with breakfast or just come down for coffee or fellowship, just reach out to Patrick, Marica, or Jean-Maurice. All are welcome in this ministry - no matter your kitchen skills!

Thank You 

Patrick DeBrock

Kids of all ages are invited to decorate a bag and return it with food to stock our new Little Pantry.

Join us after service on November 12 during Breakfast Sunday in help decorate MORE bags for The Little Pantry at Trinity. When you return the bags with donations, leave them on the benches outside the sanctuary. If you want to keep your bag for next time, leave the donations in the shelf marked DONATIONS in the room at lower level and bring your bag home!  

Love Never Ends and Neither Does Laundry

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” - Ephesians 4:11-12

This is the Sunday when we honor and sing about the “saints”, whether Biblical saints or those saints in our own lives who have gone on (or may still be here). We will sing the traditional hymns, the choir will sing the hauntingly beautiful anthem “The Glorious Spirits Shine” with text by Isaac Watts, and we will have a time of remembrance. There is a wide range of qualifying people included in the All Saints category, and we will celebrate and remember them together. But Paul brings us an interesting perspective as he writes in his letter that God chose some to be pastors and teachers of the gospel to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. I read this to mean that you are the saints Paul is speaking of, and you are being equipped to bring God’s light to all around you. This leads me to think about our closing hymn for this Sunday:

“They lived not only in ages past; there are hundreds of thousands still; the world is bright with the joyous saints who love to Jesus’ will. You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea, in church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea; for the saints of God are just folk like me, and I mean to be one too.”

As we sing our final hymn together on Sunday, remember that you are being equipped as one of God’s saints!

See you on Sunday,


This Sunday in church school we start our rotation learning about the story of Noah's Ark. Kids will enjoy workshops in cooking, video, and digital media, ending on Sunday, 11/19. Also, parents are encouraged to register their children for this year's Christmas Pageant. The pageant will be performed on Sunday, 12/17, during the worship service. We hope this will make it accessible to as many participants as possible.  All ages are welcome to participate. Look for a reminder in your mailbox!

Good times were had last week in church school and at our pumpkin painting and carving event. Thanks to all who embraced the mess and fun of it!

Upcoming events in November and December:

*Sunday, November 5, Christmas Pageant sign ups start AND Daylight Savings Time ends

*Sunday, November 12, Paint shopping bags for Trinity's Little Pantry AND Church Breakfast

*Sunday, November 26, Advent Devotional for families becomes available

*Sunday, December 3, Christmas Pageant Practice (all participants)

*Sunday, December 10, Advent Merriment at coffee hour -- All ages event

*Sunday, December 17,  Christmas Pageant performance AND Church Breakfast

Sunday 11/12 youth meeting after church in library

Sunday 12/10 Youth meeting after church in library

Christian Yoga

Join Christian Yoga class on alternating Tuesdays at 7 pm for an hour of movement incorporating prayer and scripture. This is a great way to connect to yourself, with others and with God. Dates for the rest of the year are 11/7, 11/21 and 12/12. All are welcome! Free will offering is completely voluntary.

Connecticut Choral Society Concert - November 10th

Join the Connecticut Choral Society and Trinity Episcopal Church for The Breath of Life—part of the Connecticut Choral Society’s 2023/2024 Concert Season. The Breath of Life features Dan Forrest’s celebration of joy and life woven with the pain of loss. The concert will also feature Forrest’s Light Beyond the Shadow and Always Something Sings, Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, and Two Songs by American composer Amy Beach. Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, concert will feature soprano, Francesca Federico, soprano, Michael Ferri, violin, Mirian Liske-Doorandish, cello, Max Vladimiroff, piano, and renowned organist and pianist, Linda Sweetman-Waters. The Connecticut Choral Society will also be joined by ORCHESTRANEXUS and the Nexus Choral Artists. The Breath of Life will be performed here on Friday, November 10th at 7:30 pm. Two matinees are also scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at 3:00 pm at North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North, Woodbury, or Sunday, November 12th at 3:00 pm at Valley Presbyterian Church, 21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield. General Admission is $25 and tickets may be purchased online or at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information visit: www.ctchoralsociety.com and LIKE/FOLLOW the Connecticut Choral Society on FacebookInstagram @connecticutchoralsociety. 

A message from the CCS Board:

I am Valerie Becker, a new Board member of the Connecticut Choral Society looking to organize

a team of 6 ushers for our upcoming concert at Trinity.

We are looking to recruit volunteer ushers from the congregation at Trinity Episcopal for our concert there on November 10th. 

It is a delightful opportunity to welcome audience members with a smile, help them find

a seat, hand out programs or sell tickets.

Ushers should dress in concert black, if possible, arrive a bit early to help set up and stay 15

minutes past concert start to seat late-comers.

All ushers will receive a free ticket, an official name tag and a huge measure of gratitude!

Please let Kim know if you are interested in being a part of this event!

Kind regards, 

Valerie Becker 

CCS Board Member

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Weekly Happenings

Trinity's nursery is open every Sunday from 9:15 - 11:15, and is professionally staffed by Wee Care Nanny Agency.

Trinity's Grief Support Group runs every first and third Thursday of the month, and is open to all.

Praise and Thanksgiving

For those requesting our prayers

Arlene, Maureen, Janet, Rick, Marie, Jennifer, Joyce, Jacky, Gail, Alveta, Bode, Gracie, Martha, Daniel, Elaine, Beverly, Linda, Judy, Cheryl, Leon, Shirley, Dan, Brian, Hilda, Jim, Bea, Roger, Brian, Anna, Patty, Kathy, Viola, Donald

For those celebrating a birthday this week

Alex Gibson, Jack Wojtowicz, Nicole Jodan, William Shier,

Peter Anderau, Alveta Decker, Alex Hansen, Glenda Strother

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