5 January 2023

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 8 January
The First Sunday after the Epiphany:
The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord

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

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Parish Conversation about Church Finances -
8 January
Godly Play Class - 8 January
De-Greening the Church - 7 January
Trinity Book Club Meeting - 6 January
Spiritual Sing - 15 January
Women Together - 10 January
The Voice Article Deadline - 13 January
Camp Washington Early Bird Registration Info
Special Prayer Request
Calendar
Parish Conversation about Church Finances

The Vestry is requesting everyone attend a meeting after the 10am service on January 8th in order to hear information about the challenges facing the Parish in the formation of a 2023 budget, and to join in a conversation about strengthening the financial health of the Parish.
Our next Godly Play class will be 8 January
when we will be working with our lesson on baptism as we remember the Baptism of Our Lord in the river Jordan.
De-Greening Trinity Church,
7 January 2023, 10 AM

And now for the transition from the twelve days of Christmas to the season after Epiphany at Trinity Church!
 
On Saturday, January 7, 10 AM through Noon, we will change banners, pack and put away wreaths and garlands, store manger scenes and clear away Christmas trees and poinsettias.

Any and all helpers are welcome! There is work for every age and level of ability. Please join us and help "DeGreen" the church for the New Year.
Trinity Book Club Meeting
 
Godric, a tale of historical fiction based on the life of Godric of Finchale, a twelfth-century English holy man, is Trinity Book Group's selection for January. It's written by Frederick Buechner (who died earlier this year) - a theologian, ordained Presbyterian minister, and acclaimed writer. Book Group will meet on Friday, January 6th, 7:00-9:00 pm at the home of Mark and Linda MacGougan. Please let them know if you plan to attend so there will be plenty of goodies. All are welcome to attend, whether for one meeting of Book Group, or regularly. (macgougans@gmail.com; 860-561-1588)
Women Together...a group that gathers weekly to explore our Christian faith and practice through book discussion, prayer and fellowship. We will resume meetings on Tuesday January 10, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:15pm in the reception room at St. John’s (679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT).

We will begin reading Ladder to the Light, An Indigenous Elders Meditations on Hope and Courage by Steven Charleston ©2021. Steven Charleston is a Choctaw elder and Episcopal priest who offers words of hard-won hope, rooted in daily conversations with the Spirit and steeped in Indigenous wisdom. Native America knows something about cultivating resilience and resisting darkness. For all who yearn for hope, Ladder to the Light is a book of comfort, truth, and challenge in a time of anguish and fear.

For this meeting we will read The Introduction, The Vision of the Kiva and Chapter 1, The Rung of Faith pages 1-37. Don’t worry if you haven’t received your book yet, just read what you can.

The books we choose are usually available at amazon.com and other booksellers. WT has been attended by women from St. John’s, Trinity, St. James and St. Monica’s. Please contact Linda MacGougan or Cathy Rowe if you would like additional information.
The Voice of Trinity Church
Submission Deadline:
Friday, 13 January
 
The next issue of The Voice will cover events taking place in February and March. Materials for this issue should be sent to voice@trinityhartford.org no later than Friday, January 13. When submitting an article, please be sure to include a brief statement of the topic in the subject line. Thanks.
For more information go to campwashington.org.
Early Bird Special Registration offer until January 31, 2023.
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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