Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church 
16 August 2020
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

~~Collect for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

All are invited to join our services online while the church buildings are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are now holding an 8 AM service of Morning Prayer in the Memorial Garden, weather permitting.

Sunday, August 16:  11th Sunday after Pentecost

Morning Prayer in the Memorial Garden, 8 AM 
Martha Freimuth, Officiating and Preaching

Morning Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 10 AM:
Dr. Walton Brown Foster, Officiating and Preaching 

This is a Standing Meeting. The log-in and password are the same every week.
Join Zoom Meeting via computer/tablet
Meeting ID: 810 5750 5696

Password: 780651

Dial in by phone
Meeting ID: 810 5750 5696
Password: 780651
Thursday, August 20
Noon Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 12 PM:  
Anne Rapkin, Officiating 
This is a Standing Meeting.  
The log-in and password will remain the same through September 10.
Join Zoom Meeting via computer or tablet 
Meeting ID: 597 938 892
Password: 323842
Dial in
929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 597 938 892
Password: 323842

Please Be Mindful
In this time of pandemic, with reduced foot and auto traffic in the Asylum Hill area, there has been an increase in the incidence of vandalism. We have experienced vandalism on our campus, and have learned that other area churches have also had damage done to their buildings and grounds. The police are as present in the neighborhood as they are able. If you need to be on the Trinity campus, it is important that you follow our protocols: let the Church Office know when you will be present, sign the log book when you enter the building (there's one at each entrance) and be mindful during your time on campus.

Sunday, 13 August 2020.

8 AM Morning Prayer in the Garden or the Nave
Beginning next Sunday, the 23rd of August, Morning Prayer will be said at 8 AM every Sunday, regardless of weather.  As long as the weather remains fair, the service will be held in the Garden, but in the event of rain, and as the year turns, we will meet in the Nave.  Social distancing protocols will apply in either space.  There will continue to be no choral or hymn singing.  Masks must be worn everywhere on our campus and in our buildings.

The 10 AM Morning Prayer service will continue online for the foreseeable future. 

Trinity Academy Needs

            Last year at this time, we were busy collecting back-to-school supplies for Trinity Academy. A lot has changed in the past few months, so we won't collect backpacks and school supplies as we did last year.
            But it is almost fall, and Trinity Academy will begin the school year remotely on August 31, and return to in-person classes on October 5. You can help Trinity Academy students continue their phenomenal growth and learning in this difficult time. Here are some of the ways you can help:
  • School supplies are still needed, even though we can't put them in brand new backpacks. If you'd like to help with school supplies, you can send a check to Trinity Academy, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford, 06105 and put "School Supplies" in the memo line. Or, go onto the Trinity Academy website - - and click on the Donate button.
  • About 40% of Trinity Academy students live in families that experience food insecurity. You can send a check to Trinity Academy, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford, 06105 and put "Food Security" in the memo line. The Academy's administration will purchase grocery store gift cards and get them to the families who need them.
Thank you for your generosity!

Vacations in August!
Barbara Roos, our Assistant to the Rector, will be away Sunday, August 16 and returning Monday, August 24, bringing her younger daughter to college. She will not have access to email/internet.
Martha Freimuth, one of our Wardens, will be away Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21.
Casey Rousseau will be away Sunday, August 24 through Sunday, August 30.
Should you need something immediately regarding the physical campus, please contact Vinnie Pacileo at 860-212-5856. For everything else please contact Tom Oberholtzer, Warden, at 860-918-3662.

eVoice Schedule Changes
Beginning next week, the eVoice will be published on Thursday afternoons rather than Friday.  If you have items to be included in the eVoice, please submit them to before the end of the day on Tuesday for the coming Thursday.

Assistance Available to Apply for Food Benefits and Husky Medical Benefits

With no end in sight for extending the supplemental federal unemployment benefit, more and more people are in need of assistance to buy food or pay their health insurance premiums.  If you would like to have assistance filing an application for food benefits or Husky, please contact Anne Rapkin at or 860-521-5992.   PLEASE NOTE:  Your conversation with me and all information related to your application will remain COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.
You and I will be on the telephone together as I complete your on-line application form.  If the benefits agency requests a phone interview, I can be present on speaker phone to help you answer the interviewer's questions.  
--Anne Rapkin 

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, August 16th - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
         8:00 A.M. Morning Prayer - Memorial Garden
       10:00 A.M. Morning Prayer- via Zoom
Monday, August 17th
         5:30 P.M. DOMM Search Committee - via Zoom
Tuesday, August 18th
     9:00 A.M. Memorial Garden open till 11:00 am
     5:15 P.M. Bible Study - via Zoom
Wednesday, August 19th    
Thursday, August 20th
     9:00 A.M. Memorial Garden open till 11:00 am
   12:00 Noon Noonday Prayer - via Zoom
Friday, August 21st    
Saturday, August 22nd
Sunday, August 23rd - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
         8:00 A.M. Morning Prayer - Memorial Garden
Choir School Parents Meeting in Garden
                             After 8:00 A.M. service
       10:00 A.M. - Morning Prayer via Zoom
Memorial Garden.

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Phone: 860.527.8133
Fax: 860.527.2863
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