24 October 2021
Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

~~Collect for the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
In this Week's eVoice:


  1. Grounds Work Day
  2. Adult Christian Formation
  3. Loaves and Fishes
  4. Giving Tree
  5. Bishop Search
  6. Sanctuary Stitchers
  7. Black Lives Matter Sign
  8. Trinity Book Group
  9. Women Together
  10. Vacation
  11. Giving Statements
  12. Rev D. Contact Info
  13. Email Spam Reminder
  14. Pipe Screams
  15. Trunk or Treat
  16. Compline
  17. Sunday Morning Mask Policy
  18. Worship With Us
  19. Calendar
Grounds Work Day – Saturday, October 23

We are looking for volunteers to help with outside fall clean-up. Join us any time from 9 AM through 12 Noon. Bring your own rakes/garden tools if you have them.

Any questions, please contact Peter Green at pmgreen76@gmail.com.

Adult Christian Formation

Sunday, October 24: EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN CONNECTICUT Convention Report - Delegate Suzanne Blancaflor and Rev. D. will report on what happened at the ECCT Convention held October 22-23. An update on the Bishop Search process may also be available.
Loaves And Fishes Team
Returns to Cooking at Trinity Episcopal Church

The Trinity Loaves and Fishes Team will be providing a cooked meal for Loaves and Fishes Hartford starting in November. Due to Covid restrictions we will be cooking only in November. Serving remains on hold. If you are interest in joining us, please feel free to come to TEC on Tuesday, November 16th at 1:30 pm. We will be cooking "Richards's Chicken and Rice" which is a favorite of those who come to eat at Loaves and Fishes. If you have questions, please call Steve Zhitnik at 860-521-5992.
“How Firm a Foundation

The Upcoming Annual Appeal Will Be Two Appeals In One
 
The material you will receive as part of this year’s stewardship campaign will include a response card with spaces for you to enter two different pledges.
 

  • One space will be for the amount you plan to give in 2022 for the normal support of Trinity Church and its mission in Hartford and the world. This is the equivalent of your normal annual pledge to the church.

  • The other space will be for the amount, if applicable and not already pledged by you, that you would like to pledge in 2022 for The Campaign for Trinity – the three-year capital campaign to repair and update our buildings.
 
This will be the final year of the Campaign for Trinity – although we’re considering providing an opportunity in future years for contributions specifically to building maintenance. Please start now to consider what you could give in the coming year to support both the life of Trinity Church and the home of Trinity Church. Thank you!
Help Organize Trinity's 2021 "Giving Tree"
 
This Advent, we will continue Trinity's tradition of a "Giving Tree" project. A tree will be set up in the Sanctuary, loaded with tags that list special wishes from the students at Trinity Academy, as well as children whose names are given to us by Covenant to Care. Parishioners who wish to participate chose a tag, purchase, wrap and place the gift under the tree - all within a 2-3 week period.
 
This year's details will follow in November, but as you might imagine, this is a team effort! Volunteers are needed for activities such as: coordinating with Trinity Academy and Covenant to Care, creating the lists electronically, making the tags, setting up the tree, being present on Sunday mornings to assist parishioners with the tags, monitoring returning gifts and following up as needed.  
 
If you'd like to be involved in some aspect of this organization, and get to know fellow parishioners in the process, please contact me by October 24.
 
Penny Pearson, convener 
pennypearson at comcast.net, 860-243-0020
Bishop Search & Transition News
 
Updated information about the search for our next bishop can be found at ctbishopsearch.org.
Sanctuary Stitchers Wants You!
 
The “Sanctuary Stitchers”, Trinity's prayer shawl ministry group, is starting up again this fall, and welcomes new members!
 
We meet for prayers, fellowship and knitting, crocheting or other portable crafting. The group creates prayer shawls, lap robes and baby blankets for members of the parish and ministry partners.  
 
If you enjoy creating for the benefit of others, consider joining this informal and welcoming group. Please contact me if you have any questions, or would like to be included in group communications. 
 
Penny Pearson, convener
pennypearson at comcast.net, 860-243-0020
Black Lives Matter Sign

Please note that the ‘Black Lives Matter to God and to Us’ sign has been temporarily removed while we find an alternative sign with the same message that complements the aesthetics of the building and grounds.
Trinity Book Group

The next meeting of Trinity's Book Group will take place in the Trinity Library on Friday, Nov. 5th, 7:00-9:00 pm.

The Group is open to all Trinity folks, whether they attend once or regularly. All are welcome! The book to be discussed is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman which, despite its title, is a comedy. It's available at Amazon and other booksellers, and libraries. Masks will be worn, except when partaking of the refreshments. No need to RSVP. Come and join in the fellowship, the discussion, and the laughter!
Women Together

Women Together has begun a new discussion series on Tuesday, October 19th, with the book In Search of Belief by Joan Chittister. This book delves into the meaning of the Apostles Creed, phrase by phrase; on the 19th, we discussed the Introduction and Chapter 1. WT meets every Tuesday from 2:00-3:15 in the Reception Room of St. John's in West Hartford, and is a gathering of women from St. Monica's, Trinity, St. John's, and friends. All are welcome to attend! For more information, contact Enid Oberholtzer (tomenidjas at aol.com) or Jo-Ann Sadosky (joann.sadosky43 at gmail.com).
Assistant to the Rector on Vacation

Barbara Roos, Assistant to the Rector, will be out on vacation from Monday, October 25 and returning to the office on Thursday, October 28.
She will not be checking email or voice mail. If you have an urgent matter, please contact Rev. D at dlittlepage at Trinityhartford.org or 860-986-3289.
Giving Statements

Giving statements for the period ending September 30, 2021 were mailed on October 21st. Please allow several days for the post office to make deliveries. You can check your balance on the statement.

If you are signed up for Realm, you can view your statement at any time!

If you haven’t received your statement, contact Barbara Roos at office at trinityhartford.org or 860-527-8133 ext. 204.

If you have questions about your statement, contact Fran Times-Mack at ftimesmack at trinityhartford.org or 860-527-8133 ext. 206. Thank you!
Updated Contact Information for Rev. D.

In order to facilitate timely responses to emails, please email Rev. D at rector@trinityhartford.org. Both Barbara and Rev. D will monitor that email in order to support more effective email communication. Anything that is personal, private, or confidential should still be emailed to dlittlepage@trinityhartford.org, which is only monitored by Rev. D.
Email Spam Reminder
 
There have been spam emails purporting to be coming from Barbara Roos.
 
Please remember that no one on the staff will ever email or text you asking you to purchase gift cards, or to urgently email back but not call. If it’s urgent Rev. D will call you and will not request that you not call. An easy way to check the validity of an email is to check the ‘from’ email address. Any email from Trinity staff will end in @trinityhartford.org. Finally, if there is any doubt, DO NOT RESPOND TO THE EMAIL. Instead, call or email the office.
This year, St. John’s is hosting a Trunk or Treat for the neighborhood. If you have never experienced a Trunk or Treat, google it! Trunk or Treats are a safe, fun way for families to celebrate Halloween. We will be advertising the event at neighborhood and partner schools. We hope to have at least 20 cars decorated and ready to hand out treats to ghouls, goblins, ninjas, and butterflies. Trunk or Treat is early enough in the evening to go out trick or treating afterwards, if that is your tradition.

You can participate in several ways:
·        Bring your vehicle and candy/treats/stickers for ~50-100 kids. Decorations are encouraged, and can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like. Please arrive by 3:30 to set up your car.
·        Decorate a table (provided) and bring treats as above. Please arrive by 3:30.
·        Dress up and welcome visitors! We’ll give you treats to hand out. 
·        Donate candy, stickers, or other treats to supplement. Drop them off at church by 10/31, or order and have them delivered to the church care of Margie.
·        Bring your child (and perhaps another family) to trick or treat with us!

Trunk or Treats are geared towards younger children, but all are welcome.

Sunday Morning Mask Policy

Masks at indoor Sunday services are now required for those who are vaccinated and non-vaccinated.
Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, October 24: Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
8 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church

10 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church and live-streamed via YouTube

Thursday, October 28

Noon Prayer via Zoom

This is a Standing Meeting.
The log-in and password will remain the same each week.
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(Thursday noon services will be Eucharist in person on the first Sunday of each month, Noon Prayer on Zoom the remaining Thursdays.)
Weekly Calendar
 
Sunday, October 24th      Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
          8:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
         10:00 A.M.              Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
         11:00 A.M.              Adult Christian Formation Forum –
                                          Report on the ECCT Convention (Church)
 
Tuesday, October 26th   
          2:00 P.M.           Women Together (St. John’s Church)
          6:00 P.M.            Choir School of Hartford (Choir Room)
 
Thursday, October 28th                
          12:00 P.M.             Noonday Prayer (Zoom)
            6:00 P.M.             Choir School of Hartford (Choir Room)
            7:00 P.M.             Adult Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
 
Friday, October 29th     
          6:00 P.M.            PipeScreams (Memorial Garden and Church)
          7:00 P.M.            NA Group Meeting (Huntington Hall)
 
Sunday, October 31st      Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
           8:00 A.M.             Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
         10:00 A.M.             Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
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