23 May 2021
O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

~~Collect for the Day of Pentecost

Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, May 23: The Day of Pentecost

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

Rev. D. Presiding
George Chien Preaching

Holy Eucharist at 10 AM by YouTube

Rev. D. Presiding
George Chien Preaching

Holy Eucharist at 10 AM Livestreamed on YouTube followed by Greeting Time, a brief Coffee Hour, and Adult Christian 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, or for Adult Christian Formation when scheduled.

For Coffee Hour and Adult Forum click here.

Parking lot drive-through Communion distribution (bread only) from the elements consecrated at the 10am service. 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Thursday, May 27

Noon Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 12 PM:

Anne Rapkin Officiating

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Adult Christian Formation After the10:00 A.M. Service on Sunday.

College Forum

Join us as we hear from our college-age parisioners who have been on quite a journey this year.

A Message from Rev. D.

See you in person on June 6th!

More Info on Regathering and Annual Meeting on June 6th
In my excitement to share that we will be regathering on June 6th I left out some important details! First of all, we will continue to stream the service live to YouTube and upload an electronic copy of the bulletin to the website. We want to make sure that folks who are not yet comfortable with in person worship and folks who can’t come in person are still able to be a part of our worshiping community. Additionally, members who cannot be present in person on June 6th will be able to participate in the Annual Meeting via zoom.
In order to continue to seek the health of all in our community, masks are required to be worn and we will maintain social distance with no physical contact with someone not in your household. There may be some in our community who have been vaccinated and are okay with hugs, but there are others who, vaccinated or not, are not comfortable with hugs. In order to create an atmosphere of welcome regardless of vaccination status and/or comfort with hugs, I am asking everyone to do their part in maintaining social distance when we gather. Additionally, given the 2 out of 3 rule, beginning this Sunday when the weather allows for the 8am service to be outside, people will be allowed to remove their masks once they are in their seat. (The two out of three rule, depicted in the graphic below, says that activity with those outside of your household should have 2 of the 3 measures of health protection (mask, distance, outdoors) in place.

Our Outreach Team will not be meeting until June, so I decided I needed to let you know that I received an email from John Lent, Executive Director of The American Friends Of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Below is part of the email that John sent.
Ahli Hospital always needs our help, but now more than ever. Can you help beyond what the church will send? Please think about this today and act. Please contact me if you need more information.
Hoping you all are safe and well.
Kate Smith, Missioner for AFEDJ and the Outreach Team

Dear Friends,
The disaster happening in Palestine and Israel is heartbreaking and tragic. Violence between Jews and Arabs is spreading throughout the region and rockets and bombs have hit hundreds of targets in Gaza and southern Israel. Israeli troops are shelling Gaza from the ground near the border and the threat of a ground war is very real this morning. Please pray for the people of Israel and Palestine.
Ahli Hospital and its courageous leader need your help. They desperately need financial support to keep operating during this crisis. Please give all that you can. Please give now. Give online | American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (afedj.org)
Every dollar you give goes directly to Ahli Hospital. We get the funds there immediately. The gift you make today will buy supplies and medicines and support the brave nurses, doctors and staff at Ahli tomorrow. Please give generously. Please let the people of Gaza know they are not forgotten.
Faithfully, John Lent

Mark Your Calendar:
Trinity Church Annual Meeting – June 6

Annual Reports will be available starting Sunday, May 30 electronically,
or you may pick up a hard-copy by making an appointment with the office.

Kodály's Missa Brevis: A Moment of Remembrance

The churches of Trinity Episcopal, Emanuel Lutheran, and St. John's Episcopal are joining forces to perform Zoltán Kodály's masterwork for organ and choir, the Missa Brevis. Originally written in 1942 as a strictly organ work, Kodály (1882-1967) reworked it into a choral mass in 1945 while sheltering in the basement of the Budapest Opera House, during the height of the Allied bombing. The work was premiered in the cloakroom of the opera house, as it was one of the only rooms still standing during the bombings. The premiere was performed by members of the skeletal opera company, for each other, as gunfire continued raging outside.
Our collaborative production of this will include graduating choristers of the Choir School, section leaders, and hired vocal professionals, recorded by an audio engineer. The mass will be filmed in the sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Church, with 20 musicians masked and distanced. The resulting concert video will be premiered during the last weekend of May, on a soon-to-be-determined date. All three music directors (Michelle Horsley, Scott Lamlein, and Jonathan Reuning-Scherer) will take turns conducting and playing. This concert is partially sponsored by the Jolidon Fund of the Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. 
As we hopefully move past this COVID-19 era, we have decided to create a musical offering to recognize the global scale of loss during the pandemic and we have chosen this work as we believe in what it represents. The circumstances of the Kodály Missa Brevis speak to triumph and hope in the midst of strife and devastating isolation. We are lifting this up in response, as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
Zoltán Kodály

End-of-Year Choir School Concert
Sunday, May 30th at 2PM

Parking Lot of Emanuel Lutheran Church 
311 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT

Free parking available in the state lot at the southwest corner of Capital Ave and Oak St.

If able, please bring your own chair/blanket

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Emanual Lutheran Church, masked and socially distanced.

Join us as we celebrate the end of a most unusual 2020-2021 Choir School season! This outdoor event will be a presentation of some of the pieces we’ve learned during our online and in-person rehearsals. Works will include favorites from our Anglican repertoire, as well as selections from Caribbean, South African, Spiritual, American Folk, and modern choral traditions. Guest singers from the Emanuel Lutheran Church community will join us on a couple songs and our graduating choristers will also be formally recognized. Some chairs will be provided, but attendees are kindly asked to bring their own chairs/blankets, if able, and to observe the socially-distant markers on the ground. Masks are required. Parking is available for free at a lot on the southwest corner of Capitol Ave and Oak St, one block away from the performance location. There is no cost for admission and no reservation is required. Join us to celebrate these wonderful choristers!
Trinity Book Group

Trinity's Book Group was ready for an uplifting story, so its next selection is The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. “It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West.”
All are welcome to join this Zoom meeting, slated for Friday, June 18th, at 7:00 pm. To receive a Zoom link, please contact Linda MacGougan. (macgougans@gmail.com)

A/V Guild

After taking a step back from recruitment to continue to refine the system, we are once again seeking volunteers to be a part of the A/V Guild. Don’t worry about your level of technical skill. If you can press a button on a remote control, then there’s a place for you on the team. If you would like more information, would like to volunteer, or would like to come watch the a/v guild at work on a Sunday to get a sense of what they do, please be in touch with Jake Troiano or Casey Rosseau.

Please email office@trinityhartford.org or call 860-527-8133 ext. 204 and Barbara Roos will provide contact information for Casey and Jake.

Easter Seven at Trinity Church.

Heads Up! Hartford 2021 Summer Camp!
Heads Up Hartford has announced that it will hold a hybrid version of camp this year from June 21-27.
Campers are welcome to participate in both in-person and virtual programming, or select only virtual programs to attend.
Camper registration information can be found here on the HUH website: https://headsuphartford.org/camp-info#aee1861e-9373-4299-8103-cce7189d3cf8. The deadline to register is June 1st.
HUH is a faith-based camp uniting urban and suburban youth to improve our communities and develop as leaders. Youth who have completed 8th-12th grade are eligible to attend. Trinity's young people have participated in HUH for many years and found it to be worthwhile and fun! For more information, contact Linda MacGougan (macgougans@gmail.com; 860-561-1588), Trinity's liaison with HUH.

News from the Diocese

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Weekly Calendar

Sunday, May 23rd          Day of Pentecost
        8:00 A.M.              Holy Eucharist Rite II (Memorial Garden)
      10:00 A.M.              Holy Eucharist Rite II (YouTube)
      11:00 A.M.              Adult Christian Formation – College Panel (Zoom)
      12:30–1:30 P.M.      Distribution of Communion (Farmington Ave. Parking Lot)

Tuesday, May 25th          
      2:00 P.M.              Women Together (Trinity, St. Monica’s, St. John’s) (Zoom)
      5:15 P.M.               Bible Study (Zoom)
      6:00 P.M.               Choir School Rehearsal (Church)
Thursday, May 27th       
        12:00 P.M.              Noonday Prayer Service (Zoom)
          6:00 P.M.              Choir School Rehearsal (Church)
Sunday, May 30th           Trinity Sunday
         8:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Memorial Garden)
       10:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (YouTube)
       11:30–12:30 P.M.     Distribution of Communion (Farmington Ave. Parking Lot)

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