18 May 2023

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 21 May
The Seventh 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
Foodshare Walk Against Hunger - 20 May
Cystic Fibrosis Walk - 20 May
Adult Christian Formation - 21 May
Godly Play Update - 21 May
Jazz Missa Brevis at Trinity - 28 May
Feast of Pentecost - One Service at 10:00 AM - 28 May
Trinity Church Annual Meeting - 4 June
Transition to Eternal Life
Calling all 2023 HS and College Grads
Realm Contact Updates
Daughters of the King Quiet Day - 3 June
Dadwall Family Needs
Trinity Book Group
Prayer List Requests
Special Prayer Requests
News from the Diocese
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
Sunday - 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.
This Sunday, 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 following the 10 a.m. Eucharist.
Godly Play Announcement
Godly Play classes are ending Sunday, May 21 for the 2022 – 2023 program year.
A huge thank you to Nancy Crandall and her assistants for their faithfulness in providing this program to the youth of Trinity.
On Sunday, May 21, Trinity's choirs will be singing the Jazz Missa Brevis at
Emanuel Lutheran Church and will be back on Sunday, May 28 to sing the Missa Brevis at Trinity.
Sunday, May 28, 2023 – One Service only at 10:00 AM
Come hear the Jazz Missa Brevis
Sunday, June 4, 2023 – One Service only at 10:00 AM
Trinity Church Annual Meeting after the service
Annual Meeting June 4
The Annual Meeting of the Parish of Trinity Church will take place on Trinity Sunday, June 4, both in-person AND via Zoom, right after that day’s 10:00 a.m. worship service (the only service on the 4th). The business to be transacted at this year’s meeting will include the election of Vestry officers, at-large Vestry members, a delegate and an alternate delegate to Convention, and the 2023-2024 Nominating Committee. Members in good standing 16 years of age or older may vote. 
Come in person, attend via Zoom – but do plan to be at our 2023 annual meeting, one way or the other!
Transition to Eternal Life
Hellen Strassner, a former member of our parish, departed from this life on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
We extend sympathy to the Strassner family and pray for the repose of Hellen's soul, now in the nearer presence of our Lord.
A memorial service for Hellen will be held at Trinity at a future time to be determined.
Interment will follow in the church's Memorial Garden.

Father of all, we pray to you for Hellen, and for all those whom
we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let
light perpetual shine upon them. May her soul and the souls
of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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.
Have You Updated Your Information on Realm?

Rev. D and Kristen have recently bought a house in West Hartford and they took a few minutes to update their contact information in the Church’s Realm Database. Even if you haven’t moved and your phone number hasn’t changed for thirty years, please take a moment to ensure that the Church has your correct information by filling out the database update form. The yellow sheets are for adult information and the green sheets are for information about dependent children and are found at either entrance to the church. If you are new to Trinity and would like to be added to the Database, please also fill out a form. Even if you do not wish to sign up to use Realm, please fill out the form and opt-in to be included in the directory. Printed directories are no longer available and so Realm is the best way to be able to stay in touch with each other! Forms can be returned to a box labeled “Return Realm Forms” found on the nametag table in Goodwin Hall.
Daughters of the King Quiet Day

The Daughters of the King are hosting their annual Quiet Day
on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The theme of the event is "Come to the Table".  Please join us for a spirit-filled day of worship, prayer, reflections and Holy Eucharist. 
All Quiet Day activities will take place in-person at St. Monica’s Church.
Registration will be $15.00/person. Hot beverages and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Nora Brown at 860-836-2730 or
Jennie Dixon at 860-655-8429.
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.

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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