4 May 2023

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 7 May
The Fifth Sunday of Easter

8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church

10:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church
and live-streamed via YouTube

In This Week's eVoice

GHIAA from the Statehouse - 3 May
Transitions to Eternal Life
Funeral for Susanne Mantel - 6 May
Funeral for Louise Loomis - 3 June
Godly Play Updates - 7 May
Adult Christian Formation - 7 May
Growing Hope-Forging Peace: 12 & 13 May
Call for Annual Reports - 15 May
Foodshare Walk Against Hunger - 20 May
Cystic Fibrosis Walk - 20 May
Adult Christian Formation - 21 May
Jazz Missa Brevis at Trinity - 28 May
Calling all 2023 HS and College Grads
Trinity Book Group
Prayer List Requests
Special Prayer Requests
News from the Diocese
GHIAA Press Conference

Heather Kramer; The Rev. D. Littlepage; The Rev. Ranjit Mathews, ECCT Canon for Mission Advocacy; and Kate Smith.

GHIAA Day at the Capitol

On Wednesday, May 3rd Heather, Kate, and Rev. D. gathered with lay people and clergy from other Faith Communities that are members of the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA).

The day started with a press conference at which several State Representatives and Senators expressed their appreciation for the work that GHIAA has done and continues to do as well as expressed their commitment to getting items on GHIAA’s legislative priority across the finish line in this last month of the Legislative Session. Later in the press conference, Rev. D along with three other GHIAA clergy leaders shared more about the legislative priorities and why they matter. Those priorities include a moral state budget: HB 5003: An Act Concerning Education Funding in Connecticut , HB 6664: An Act Concerning Managing Waste and Creating a Waste Authority , HB 6633 An Act Concerning a Needs Assessment and Fair Share Plan for Municipalities to Increase Affordable Housing, HB6616: An Act Concerning Expansion of HUSKY Health Benefits to Those Ineligible Due to Immigration Status , and Funding for Gun Violence Prevention . If you click on each link above, you will find an advocacy guide with a summary of the issue and talking points for reaching out to your legislators. (If you don’t know who your legislators are, you can find them here . We strongly urge you to reach out to your legislator and express how important these pieces of legislation are for the wellbeing of our Communities!

Read the Hartford Courant’s coverage of the press conference here.

If you have any questions about the issues, Rev. D. and Heather are happy to reach out to other GHIAA leaders to get you the information that you need.
Transitions to Eternal Life

Louise Loomis, a member of our parish,
departed from this life on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

A funeral for Lou will be held on Saturday,
June 3 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Church.
Susanne Mantel, a member of our parish,
departed from this life on Monday, April 24, 2023.

A funeral for Susanne will be held on Saturday,
May 6 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Church.

We extend sympathy to their families, and pray for the repose of
Louise's and Susanne’s souls, now in the nearer presence of our Lord.

 Father of all, we pray to you for Louise and Susanne,
and for all those whom we love but see no longer.
Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
If you would like to express your condolences to the Loomis family, please contact the office for details.

If you would like to express your condolences to Marc Wiest (Susanne Mantel’s son), please send them to Marc Wiest, care of Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06105.
 On May 7 we will experience the stories of “KNOWING JESUS IN A NEW WAY”.
I wonder if there is anything in this room that you can bring and put beside these pictures to help us tell more about this part of the story?
Only YOU know what you are going to get. YOU are the only one in the world who knows that.
If YOU don’t feel like getting something, YOU are still part of what we make.
 Sunday, May 7, 2023
The Morality of Taxes:
A Jewish-Christian Social Ethic
The deadline for filing our tax returns for the year 2022 is now behind us. But it is not too early to think about what our Jewish-Christian social ethic has to say about the morality - even the ethical imperative - to put taxation in its proper social context. We will set the stage for a robust discussion of what would be a fair and effective tax system in a social democratic republic such as our nation claims to be.
The Adult Christian Formation team invites you to come to the Library following the 10 AM Eucharist on Sunday, May 7 to explore the issue of taxation with Frank Kirkpatrick.
Get a cup of coffee and a snack and join us!
Camp Washington, Lakeside, CT
·    May 12-13, 6PM - 2 PM: Youth Overnight
·    May 13, 10AM - 2 PM: Open to All
This is a free event. Registration information here.
Call for Annual Reports for
Trinity Church Annual Meeting – June 4, 2023
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Some reports have already been submitted.
Due date for reports to be in the office will be Monday, May 15.
Any questions, please contact Barbara in the office.
Join Connecticut Foodshare's Walk Against Hunger!

Register now for the 2023 Connecticut Foodshare Walk Against Hunger. The Walk will take place on Saturday, May 20th at Dunkin' Park — home of the Hartford Yard Goats!
The Walk is a fun-filled event with live entertainment and giveaways, hosted by local media personalities Renee DiNino and Scot Haney. Join us as we continue to bring awareness to the issue of food insecurity in Connecticut. The Walk not only benefits the work of Connecticut Foodshare, it also benefits our amazing partner programs throughout the state. These partners help us serve the estimated 1 in 10 residents and 1 in 8 children who struggle with hunger. 
Register as individual, join a team or create your own! It’s easy! Your fundraising efforts will help Connecticut Foodshare as we work towards our vision of a thriving community, free of hunger! You may register on our website - https://ctfoodshare.org
Saturday, May 20, 2023           
Starts at: 8:00 AM EST
Ends at: 12:00 PM EST
Dunkin' Park
1214 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 USA
Connecticut Foodshare
Cystic Fibrosis Walk on May 20, 2023  
Hello all! Kate and Drew Smith’s Cystic Fibrosis walk will be held at a new location: the Riverfront Park, Glastonbury, on Saturday, May 20th, 10 am.
Our granddaughter Sarah was born 13 years ago with Cystic Fibrosis and is doing quite well. She has started taking the new drug Trikafta and has grown several inches. She is now taller than her mother!
Team Strolling for Sarah does its annual walk, about 3 miles or one hour, to support the Great Strides program which raises research dollars for this genetic lung and digestion disease. The new drug Trikafta treats some of the causes for her illness and not just the symptoms.
If you cannot walk we hope you will support us at our website or mail us at :
106 Vista Way Bloomfield, CT 06002.
Visit our website : http://bndfr.com/2bsbd for more information. Any questions? My email is: Kate48smith@comcast.net  or call 860-519-1591.
Thanks so much, Kate and Drew Smith
This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home:
Social Justice And The Environment
Adult Christian Formation
Save the Date: May 21, 2023
Challenging and sometimes disastrous weather events all across the country have been dominating the news. Many people think that these events are at least partly the result of global warming. To make matters worse, the people most seriously affected by damage to our environment are those who live in the poorest communities, where residents have the fewest resources to mitigate the effects. Locally, some Hartford residents have suffered flooded basements several times in the past year, while the closed trash recycling plant in the South End is now sitting on land that is dangerously polluted and therefore unable to be used.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and hopeless about our environmental troubles.
On May 21, we will welcome Letitia Colon de Mejias, an expert on the environment, and on environmental justice. She is the founder and president of Green Eco Warriors, a program of youth education on environmental conservation. She is also the CEO of Energy Efficiencies Solutions, and serves on both local and national task forces on environmental concerns. Letitia Colon de Mejias is a powerful speaker, and she comes with information on the scope of the problems we face and, more importantly, ideas about how we can address the issues.
Please plan to join us in the Library on May 21 following the 10 a.m. Eucharist.
Graduating High School, College, Grad School in 2023?
If you or a loved one is graduating high school, college or graduate school in either May or June, please contact the office by June 1, so you can be recognized on Youth Sunday, June 11, 2023! Provide your full name, the name of your school and the degree you will be receiving.
Needed For The Dadwall Family

Trinity's refugee resettlement team is looking for the following used but serviceable items for the Dadwall family:
  • life jackets for Mohammad, Amjad, and Zoya (ages 5, 4, and 18 mo.)
  • a full-length mirror for Saheba's sewing business
  • a television. It needn't be one of those monster-sized ones. We'd like him and Saheba to watch the nightly news to help them improve their spoken English skills and vocabulary.
If you have any of these items to donate, please contact Drew Smith at ktadsmith@comcast.net or 860-519-1591. Thank you very much for whatever you can contribute.
Anne Rapkin,
for the Refugee Resettlement Team
Trinity Book Group

Trinity's book group closes out the program year on Friday, June 9th, with a discussion of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. All are welcome to attend and enjoy refreshments and conversation about this classic, imaginative novel. Jack and Penny Pearson will host the meeting, which goes from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. (pennypearson@comcast.net)
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.

Click here to watch a 5 minute reflection by Bishop Jeff on “Race as a Lens".

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.
120 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06105