2 November 2023

Worship With Us at Trinity Church


Sunday, 5 November

The Feast of All Saints (Observed)

Holy Eucharist Rite II

8:00 AM in the Church

10:00 AM in the Church and

live-streamed via YouTube

Trinity Church YouTube

In This Week's eVoice















Daylight Savings Time Ends - 5 November

Construction on Sigourney Street

Spiritual Value of Photography (Part 2) - 4 November

Considering Our End - 5 November

The Hope of Loving - 5 November

Faith in Action for Ahli Hospital

North Central Region PotLuck - 26 November

Ahavah - The Story of Christmas - 2 and 3 December

Trinity Book Group - 15 December

New Music Season at Trinity - 2023 / 2024

Prayer List Requests

Special Prayer Requests


News from the Diocese - October Newsletters

Daylight Savings Time Ends

on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 A.M.


Please remember to turn

your clocks back one hour.

Sigourney Street Construction

Please be aware that planned Hartford city street construction is now happening on Sigourney Street between Farmington Avenue and Albany Avenue. If you are traveling to the church, please allow extra time to navigate slow lanes and detours. While the majority of the work is taking place Monday through Friday, it has been noted that work is happening on the weekend as well.

Special Weekend of

Adult Forums

The Spiritual Value of Photography, Part 2

Saturday, November 4, 2023


We had such an enthusiastic response to our forum on the Spiritual Value of Photography that we decided to follow it up with a hands-on opportunity. Come and experience what it is like to take pictures as a spiritual practice right in our own Asylum Hill neighborhood. It’s not about being a great photographer; it’s about seeing the world we live in with new eyes. Please plan to join us!

When:           Saturday, November 4, from 10:30 to 2:00

Where:           Meet in the Library, then team up to explore our neighborhood

What:             Notice our surroundings and take a few pictures, then regroup for lunch

Why:              Rev. D will create a slide show from our pictures and after lunch,

we’ll share our thoughts and feelings about our experience.

Details:          Coffee and doughnuts will be available as we gather.

             We’ll make suggestions about what to look for and photograph.

No camera necessary – your cell phone camera will be the perfect tool

Let the church office know if you plan to participate (so we’ll have

enough coffee and doughnuts).

Bring your lunch; we’ll provide beverages.

You are encouraged to wear your Trinity Church T-shirt if you have them.

Considering Our End

Sunday, November 5, 2023 

The last few Sundays of the church year lead us to remember that someday our lives will end. For example, we hear scriptures such as Jesus’ teachings about what heaven will be like and Paul’s words of comfort to those who are grieving. The church’s celebration of All Saints Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have gone before us. It can also be a time for us to think about the practical reality that we will someday face our own end. 


Join us after the 10 o’clock Eucharist on November 5, when we will talk about end of life issues including advance health care directives, estate planning, and talking with our loved ones about our wishes.

Presenters will include our own Suzanne Blancaflor, Lily Miller, and Mark MacGougan.

Parking Note for this concert: Please fill parking lots at St. Joseph's Cathedral; Ahern's Funeral Home and the Salvation Army before you park in Trinity's lot. This will leave spaces to welcome those who are visiting for the first time. Thank you.

Faith in Action for Ahli Hospital


The Outreach Ministries Team met on Wednesday night, October 25th to a full agenda. The money that this team disperses is from our budget, which means it is the way we prayerfully use your pledge dollars. We give to things that we care about.


As the war in Israel and Gaza moves forward, we wanted to continue to support the Ahli Hospital, which we have donated to for years. This hospital is an outreach program of the Diocese of Jerusalem, located in the north in Gaza City. Even though it is a Christian led organization, it helps all who come to its doors. The events there now are frightening and the bombing in the courtyard of this hospital was a horrible event. The doctors there continue to work as best they can, but supplies are running out. Ambulances have no more fuel to run. Director Suhaila Tarasi is in the south hiding, hoping to leave when allowed.*


The Team made the decision to donate $3,000 to AFEDJ (American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem) to continue our financial support. This donation is given to the Bishop and will be used for medical supplies. We await word that supplies can actually enter Gaza. The AFEDJ newsletter tells more about the current situation.


Please continue to pray for the people on both sides of this conflict who are suffering so and that the fighting and bombing can soon stop.


Kate Smith for the Outreach Ministries Team


*See the article from Don Binder regarding Suhaila below.


Don Binder is at St. George's Cathedral, Jerusalem.

October 29 at 2:42 AM · Jerusalem, Israel ·

Suhaila is Safe!

After a cell and internet blackout of 36 hours, I was finally able to reach Suhaila this morning by telephone. (Suhaila Tarazi is the Director of our Ahli Hospital)

She is continuing to shelter with a friend in mid-Gaza, away from the hospital. Since the start of the ground war on Friday night, she has not dared to venture up north again.

Nevertheless, she is in touch with the hospital and reports that brave medical staff at Ahli are continuing to treat patients as best they can, with bombardments still going on dangerously nearby.


Hospital staff leaders Dr. Maher, Samira, and Sahar with her 17-year-old son Fadi are all sheltered but in great distress. Please pray for them and advocate on their behalf!

Save the Dates: December 2 and 3.

Presented by Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet –Dancing to End Hunger

Trinity Book Group


All are invited to participate in Trinity's Book Group, meeting next on Friday, December 15th from 7 - 9 pm. French Braid, by contemporary author Anne Tyler, will be the featured book; it's widely available in libraries and bookstores. ”Full of heartbreak and hilarity, French Braid is classic Anne Tyler: a stirring, uncannily insightful novel of tremendous warmth and humor that illuminates the kindnesses and cruelties of our daily lives.” Amy Arlin will host Book Group at her home in Avon. Please let her know if you plan to attend; she'll send you directions - and make sure to have plenty of refreshments on hand! (aearlin@gmail.com)

Special Music Events at Trinity Episcopal Church

2023 - 2024

Beginning with the return of Pipescreams on Friday, October 27, there are many musical offerings that will take place at Trinity Church over the 2023 - 2024 program year.

From a collaboration with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet in November to an April presentation of birdsong-inspired choral and organ works ushering in Spring, and concerts and choral programs in between, click here to review the complete listing and add the dates to your calendar!

Prayer List
Should you like a name added to the Prayer List, please contact Barbara in the office at office at Trinityhartford.org or 860-527-8133 ext. 204.
Please note that unless the office is otherwise notified, the name will be on the list for 4 weeks and then removed.
Special Prayer Request

A member of our parish, Jacqui Lucier has advanced kidney disease and is in need of a transplant.

As we pray for Jacqui, we also ask that you prayerfully consider being screened as a potential kidney donor. For more information about living organ donation and to sign up to be screened, please visit nkr.org/SBB483. Please encourage your friends and family to consider donor screening.

To hear Jacqui talk about her illness and need for a transplant, watch this clip that has aired on local news.
Weekly Calendar
Find upcoming events HERE .

News from the Diocese

Click the links below to read up on what's going on in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and in our North Central Region.

ECCT Newsletter - October 25, 2023

North Central Region Monthly Missive - November 2023

eVoice Deadline

All announcements should be submitted to Barbara Roos at office@trinityhartford.org by Wednesday 9am for publication that week. Announcements that are submitted late will be held until the following week’s edition.
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