4 April 2021
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

~~Collect for Good Friday

Maundy Thursday - April 1st, 7:00 pm, livestreamed
This service will feature a trio of Choir School officers singing Ubi Caritas by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, a collaborative bell choir offering of Lord Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word, as well as all the choristers singing an arrangement of What Wondrous Love is This. The congregation is invited to join in singing When Jesus Left His Father's Throne, Let Us Break Bread Together, and Go to Dark Gethsemane. This service ends with the stripping of the altar, accompanied by the mystique of Olivier Messiaen's music. Cantors: Sophie Reilly and Julieta Jimenez-Bido.
Good Friday - April 2nd, 7:00 pm, livestreamed
The choristers and adult choir members will present When Jesus Wept by William Billings. Adult choir members, joined by the community, will also sing the hauntingly beautiful spiritual, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? Also featuring organ selections by Johannes Brahms and Emma Lou Diemer.
Easter Vigil - April 3rd, 7:30 pm, livestreamed
This service will begin outside, by fire light, as per ancient Christian tradition, and then continue livestreamed from the sanctuary. Each lesson will be followed by a musical response as the story of salvation is told.   Featuring organ music by Simon Preston, Charles Tournemire, and Domenico Zipoli, and a special composition by Michelle Horsley, with lyrics by Mark MacGougan.    Cantors: Margaret Rousseau and Jane Mogor
Easter Sunday - April 4th

8:00 am, in the Memorial Garden
HE Rite II with communion in one kind (bread only)
10:00am, livestreamed
The joyous celebration of Easter will include special music by the Choir School of Hartford, joined by guests, singing Rosephanye Powell's Non Nobis Domine. With traditional hymns and triumphant organ music, we invite you to join us online for this most special service.  Featuring two professional guest singers, Benjamin Rauch and Sarah Callinan, performing works by Antonio Vivaldi, G.F. Handel, and Vincent Persichetti. This service will also feature a communal video recitation of The Lord's Prayer and ends with the famous organ toccata from Widor's fifth symphony.

11:30am – 12:30pm
Parking lot drive-through Communion distribution (bread only) from the elements consecrated at the 10am service.

Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, April 4: Easter Sunday

Holy Eucharist in the Memorial Garden, 8 AM
with Communion in one kind (bread only)

Rev. D. Officiating and Preaching

Holy Eucharist at 10 AM by YouTube

Rev. D. Presiding and Preaching

Holy Eucharist at 10 AM Livestreamed on YouTube followed by Greeting Time, Coffee Hour, and Adult Forum on Zoom

As the Postlude ends, all are invited to log onto zoom for a time of large group greeting followed by a short small group coffee hour and Adult Forum.

Parking lot drive-through Communion distribution (bread only) from the elements consecrated at the 10am service. 11:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday, April 8

Noon Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 12 PM:

Jon Widing Officiating

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In Memorium

The Aumbry Candle is lit during the week of March 28th to the glory of God and in loving memory of Steve Smith, by his wife, Martha Freimuth.
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Piano! Tenor saxophone! Violin! Bass clarinet! Singing! We are grateful for your musical leadership this week, Mogor choristers. Krista, Austin, Jane, and Olivia, served as our Palm Sunday cantors.

Black Lives Matter to God and to Us
If you’ve driven down Sigourney St. by the Church this week you may have noticed a new addition to the close: a 4x6 sign that reads “Black Lives Matter to God and to Us” While there may be disagreement about various political strategies that have been lumped under the umbrella of the Black Lives Matter movement, our sign is not about endorsing any particular political strategy or tactic. Instead, the sign is an outward and visible symbol of the commitment that we have made at Trinity Church to continue to do the work of dismantling white supremacy, racism, and anti-Black violence in ourselves and in our neighborhood. Putting up the sign is one way of embodying our commitment. What other ways might we continue to live into the commitments of our Baptism to “see and serve Christ in all person, loving our neighbor as ourselves” and to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every being?

Black Lives Matter to God. Black Lives Matter to Us.

May God who has given us the will to persevere on this journey give us the grace and power to live like it!

COVID Vaccine Scheduling Assistance
If you or a loved one are having difficulty with trying to schedule a COVID vaccine, please contact the Rev. D. Littlepage at
Dlittlepage at Trinityhartford.org or on her cell: 860-986-3289. She will get you in touch with someone who can help.

Christ Church Cathedral Drive to
Support the Capital Community College Panty.

In-person drop offs at the dates/times listed will be in the alley between the Cathedral and the Parish House. Volunteers will be available to receive products as a drive through, with no contact.
If you would like to participate but cannot in-person, online purchases of hygiene products may be sent to:
Christ Church Cathedral
(Attn: Deacon Bonnie Matthews)
45 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Adult Christian Formation: Sunday, April 11
Join Rev. D for a very relevant conversation:

“Living Easter in the Midst of a Pandemic”

As we celebrate the second Easter season with the Covid-19 pandemic impacting almost every aspect of our lives, how do we live into the joy, hope, and new life of the season? You are invited to join in a time of reflection around “Living Easter in the midst of a pandemic” led by Rev. D. after the 10am service on April 11th

The discussion will take place over Zoom after the April 11th 10:00 am YouTube service.

Women Together
Women Together will start a new series on April 6th, discussing “Parting Words: A Farewell Discourse” by Barbara C. Harris, a collection of eight of her sermons. The Rt. Rev. Harris was the first woman consecrated a bishop in the Anglican Communion, and she was known for her electrifying preaching and for her civil rights work.
Currently, women from Trinity, St. John's, and St. Monica's participate in WT, and we meet weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:15 pm. Newcomers are always welcome to join in!

The book is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
For more information about WT, and to receive a link to the meeting, please contact Heather Kramer (heatherjk1989@gmail.com) or Enid Oberholtzer (tomenidjas@aol.com).

Memorial Garden Committee Seeking Volunteers
With the blessing of the Vestry, Erica Weinstock has agreed to chair the newly forming Memorial Garden Committee to shepherd the care and maintenance of the Memorial Garden and the Sigourney Street gardens adjacent to the main entrance to the Nave.

Erica is looking forward to working in the garden with all who would like to participate in a new season of working outside together. If are interested you can’t make it on Tuesday, please drop Erica a note with your thoughts; suggestions for alternate meeting times that might be more convenient; and if you know of anyone interested in joining the team. Erica can be reached at ericajw@mac.com .

Palm Sunday 2021.

Life in the Spirit Book Group Resumes April 5th

You’re invited
In response to a conversation with Al Shuckra last May, a small group of Trinity parishioners decided to read and discuss “The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr, meeting by Zoom every Monday evening for an hour, over a number of months. The last chapter we read together the week after Al died.
Our experience was so rich that we’ve decided to continue. We have just finished our third book, “Beginning to Pray” by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom.
We’d like to invite you to join us in reading and discussing our next book, “Listening to the Heartbeat of God : A Celtic Spirituality” by the Rev. Dr. J. Philip Newell. “Listening for the Heartbeat of God presents a spirituality for today, modeled on the vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality through the centuries. Here is an emphasis on the essential goodness of creation and of humanity made in the image of God. This book traces the lines of Celtic spirituality from the British church in the fourth century through to the twentieth century, in the founder of the Iona Community, George Macleod.”
We meet Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm via Zoom, beginning again with our new book on Monday, April 5, 2021.
For more information, contact Drew Smith at ktadsmith@comcast.net or 860-331-9021.

Companions of the Holy Cross Open Meeting: 

19 April 10:00-12:00
The Companions of the Holy Cross invite the women of the parish to a book discussion of "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi.   We will discuss this best selling book in hopes of understanding this controversial topic better.

Please contact Kate Smith at Kate48smith@comcast.net for details.

Trinity Book Group: May 7

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy is the featured work for the next meeting of Trinity's Book Group, on May 7th. The novel, set in modern day India, is described as “equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama”, and “explores how the small things affect people's behavior and their lives”. It won the Booker Prize in 1997. Book Group welcomes all comers - whether for one meeting or on a regular basis. The meeting on Friday, May 7th, 7 - 8 pm, will be via Zoom. Please contact Linda MacGougan at macgougans@gmail.com to receive a link.

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Weekly Calendar

Sunday, April 4th             Easter Sunday
        8:00 A.M.    Easter Day Service (Memorial Garden)
      10:00 A.M.    Easter Day Service (YouTube)
      11:30 – 12:30 Distribution of Communion (Farmington Ave. Parking Lot)
Monday, April 5th          
      5:30 P.M.     Committee for Racial Justice (Zoom)
      7:30 P.M.     Life in the Spirit Book Club (Zoom)
Tuesday, April 6th          
      5:15 P.M.     Bible Study (Zoom)
Thursday, April 8th
       12:00 P.M.    Noonday Prayer Service (Zoom)
          6:00 P.M.   Choir School Rehearsal (Church)
Saturday, April 10th
       10:00 A.M.   Sanctuary Stitchers (Zoom)
Sunday, April 11th           Second Sunday of Easter
         8:00 A.M.     Eucharist Service (Memorial Garden)
       10:00 A.M.     Eucharist Service (YouTube)
      11:00 A.M.      Adult Christian Formation:
                               Living Easter in the Midst of a Pandemic, Rev D (Zoom)
      12:30 – 1:30   Distribution of Communion (Farmington Ave. Parking Lot)

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