16 March 2023

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 19 March
The Fourth Sunday in Lent

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
Geography & the Bible - Lenten Series, Session 4
What's Happening in Godly Play Class?
Vestry Meeting - 21 March
Save the Date - Choral Evensong - 26 March
Easter Flower / Music Memorials - Due 3 April
Episcopal Churchwomen Annual Meeting - 4 May
Lenten Art Series
Lenten Project - Capital Community College
Companions of the Holy Cross - Meeting Dates
Prayer List Requests
Special Prayer Requests
News from the Diocese
Lenten Series
after the 10 AM Service –
Join us for Session 4!

As Lent progresses we hear stories in which Jesus speaks openly and clearly about who he is, angering the religious authorities and leading inexorably to the events of Holy Week. This Sunday our Lenten Series on the Geography of the Bible takes us to Jerusalem, where all the pain and drama of Holy Week took place. Using photographs, maps, and conversation, Drew Smith will share his experience of being in the very place where the Passion Story took place. 

Please join us in the Sanctuary after the 10 o’clock Eucharist!

What’s happening in our Godly Play class??

On March 12 we heard the first four lessons on The Faces of Easter
           1. Jesus’ Birth And Growth
           2. Jesus is Lost And Found
           3. Jesus’ Baptism And Blessing By God
           4. Jesus’ Desert And Discovery Experience
On March 19 we will continue with the last three lessons on The Faces of Easter
           5. Jesus as Healer and Parable-Maker
           6. Jesus Offers the Bread and Wine
           7. The One Who Was Easter And Still Is
On March 26 
           We will experience one of our new lessons on People of Color Who Inspire:
Additional Stories from the Communion of Saints
           The Story of Harriet Tubman
Vestry Meeting
The Vestry will meet on Tuesday, March 21st at 7 pm online only (Meeting ID: 857 1776 4576
Passcode: 847853).
Vestry meetings are open to any member of the parish. Members of the parish are especially invited to bring concerns and feedback to the Vestry during the “Feedback from Congregation” section of the meeting which begins at about 7:20/7:30. (The first 15-20 minutes of the meeting are a time of reflection and connection).
Members who choose to do so are welcome to come only to the beginning of the meeting to share concerns or are welcome to stay for the entire meeting. Please note that if there are conversations that are confidential in nature, visitors to the meeting will be asked to excuse themselves for that portion and then will be invited back in.
Save the Date!
The Choir School of Hartford
will be joining four other treble choirs
to sing at Trinity College Chapel.
Details below.

If you would like to contribute to the flowers and music for the 2023 Easter services in memory of, or in honor of, a friend or family member, or in celebration of a special event, please complete the form found here and submit to the office no later than Monday, April 3.

Forms will also be available in the church.   
Episcopal Churchwomen in Connecticut –
Invitation to 4 May Annual Meeting
The Episcopal Church Women will hold their 142nd Annual Meeting, Program and Luncheon on Thursday, May 4, 2023. The guest speaker is Chris George, Exe. Director of IRIS. If you are interested in more information, please contact Rev. D. or Barbara in the office.
Ash Wednesday
Lent 1
Lent 2
Lenten Contemplation Through Art

We all appreciate the original art that George Chien brings to both our bulletins and on-line newsletters. George has created a series of 6 Lenten images, that individually and collectively give opportunity to pause, observe and reflect on our Lenten journey. Each week, a new image will join the others on the bulletin board in Goodwin Hall. You might look at this as a visual prayer experience as each work of art is inspired by the Sunday scripture readings.

Take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of art.
Lenten Project - Capital Community College
Churches in the North Central Region of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) are once again invited to assist students of Capitol Community College in Hartford during Lent.
While many students are beneficiaries of SNAP vouchers, the vouchers don’t allow for the purchase of personal hygiene products. The items in greatest need are full size soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and feminine hygiene products. We're invited to collect one personal care item for each week in Lent to benefit these students. There are collection bags in the baptistery for those who wish to bring their items to the church, or items may be delivered directly to Christ Church Cathedral (Weds-Fri April 12-14, 9-12 or Sun April 16, 12-1).Volunteers will deliver the donations from Trinity.

Collected items will be blessed during the Maundy Thursday service.
An informational sheet from Cathedral Deacon Bonnie Matthews
is available on the bulletin table in Goodwin Hall.
The Companions of the Holy Cross

On April 1st we will have a book discussion of The Church Cracked Open by Stephanie Spellars. Stephanie introduced the book at our Companion conference last June. New thoughts and ideas to ponder! This meeting will be hybrid and at Trinity.
Please contact me with questions: kate48smith@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
Please pray for those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
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.
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