11 July 2021
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

~~Collect for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, July 11: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist in the Memorial Garden, 8 AM
with Communion in one kind (bread only)

Rev. D. Presiding and Preaching

Holy Eucharist at 10 AM in the Church and via YouTube
with Communion in one kind (bread only)

Rev. D. Presiding and Preaching

Thursday, July 15

Noon Prayer on Zoom

D. Littlepage Officiating

This is a Standing Meeting.
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(Thursday noon services will be Eucharist in person on the first Sunday of each month, Noon Prayer on Zoom the remaining Thursdays.)

Change in Sunday Morning Mask Policy
Beginning on Sunday, July 11th masks will be optional for those who are fully vaccinated.
While we do want to strongly encourage each other to get vaccinated, please do not assume that someone over 12 who is wearing a mask is unvaccinated and then approach them about vaccination. Additionally, in order to create an environment where people can connect within their comfort zone of risk, we are asking everyone to wear a red, yellow, or green dot on their nametag to indicate your comfort with people being closer than 6ft to you.
A red dot or no dot indicates that you would like for people to maintain at least 6ft of distance regardless of whether or not they are wearing a mask.
A yellow dot indicates that you are comfortable with someone who is wearing a mask being within 6ft of you but would like for someone who is unmasked to maintain distance.
A green dot indicates that you are comfortable with someone being within 6ft of you whether or not they are wearing a mask.

Please be patient with one another as we seek to create a space that is welcoming for people who have made various decisions regarding their comfort with risk, and please remember that someone’s desire for physical distance does not indicate a desire to be relationally distant!
P.S. At this time we are still asking everyone who visits the Church Office to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Connect via Realm!

Looking For Your Invitation to Realm?

The office has heard indirectly that parishioners have not received an email entitled “Trinity Episcopal Church: Join our Online Community” (the from email address should be from notifications at onrealmmail dot org) It went out on Monday, June 28 and contains instructions on how to register for Realm.
Here are a couple of steps to take:
1)   If you haven’t received an email, please check your junk mail.
2)   If you still don’t find it, please reach out to Barbara or Rev. D to ensure that your correct email address is in the system.
We know that some parishioners have received their emails and are beginning to set up Realm accounts.

Study on Religious Experiences, LGBTQ+ identity, allyship, activism, and health
Thomas Killian, Emma Fredrick, and Kimery Levering, are Assistant Professors of Psychology at Marist College. They wish to recruit participants for a research study on religious experiences, LGBTQ+ identity, allyship, activism, and health. 
They are looking for people who currently practice or have previously practiced a religion AND identify as LGBTQ+ or as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. They define LGBTQ+ ally as any person (including those who are members of the LGBTQ+ community) who actively supports or advocates for those who are LGBTQ+. The study is completely online and anonymous and should take 20-30 minutes to complete. You will be asked to respond to a number of questions related to current and previous religious beliefs and experiences, allyship and activism, identity, and mental and physical health. 
If you wish to participate please copy and paste this link into your browser: https://maristcommarts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dgjc2747vFtc4R.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thomas Killian, PhD (thomas.killian@marist.edu), Emma Fredrick (emma.fredrick@marist.edu), or Kimery Levering (kimery.levering@marist.edu). Please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions or concerns. 

An invitation from the
Trinity Community for Racial Justice

Please join members of the Trinity Community for Racial Justice as we celebrate the return of one of Hartford’s best cultural institutions, the Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series in Bushnell Park.
We will gather informally in the park in front of the band stand for the performance on Monday July 19 beginning at 6 pm, weather permitting. Look for Heather and Jim Kramer just to the right of the center (facing) of the Bandstand, not too close but close enough to watch all the musicians in action. This location is just a few feet from the beautiful Corning fountain and there are plenty of street and lot parking spaces within a short walk. Bring your families and friends, chairs and/or blankets, as we share the wonderful jazz musical diversity of the series, our parish community as well as the people of Hartford. The festival is family friendly and free of charge.
The 19th’s performance features two female musicians and their bands - opening act at 6 pm is the Taylor McCoy Quartet with headliner Michelle Thurman and her quartet beginning at 7:30.
The series runs from July 12 to August 16, we hope to make the event a regular gathering for our Trinity Community. Please refer to their website for more details about the series:

If you have any questions, please email Heather Kramer -- heatherjk1989 at gmail.com
Worship Ministries. Volunteers Needed!

As we move forward and gather for future services, please keep in mind all the Worship Ministries that help to create such wonderful services here at Trinity Church.

We are looking for volunteers for our Altar Guild, Usher and Flower Ministries. No previous experience is needed. If you would like more information, please contact Barbara Roos in the office and she will connect you with the ministry leader.

Annual Backpack Ministry!
Trinity's participation in Covenant to Care’s annual back-to-school backpack program for Hartford children needing school supplies is beginning! You can fill a backpack with new school supplies for elementary children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2.
Here are the details:
Backpacks which will fit younger children should be 11-14 inches in height, with gender neutral designs please.
The following list contains suggested items for the backpack. Please do not feel that you must purchase every item:

  • Crayons
  • washable markers 
  • pencils 
  • small pencil sharpener
  • eraser
  • glue stick
  • zipper bag for pencils etc.
  • 12" ruler
  • composition or wide ruled notebook
  • small pack of construction paper
Sheets with the printed list will be available for you to pick up in the church. If you find that the cost of filling a backpack is too high, consider teaming up with another Trinity member to share the cost.
Please return the filled backpack with the list attached, indicating which items are included, to the Baptistery on Sunday mornings, or to the office (M-Th; 9 am to 3 pm) by August 8th . The backpacks will be blessed that day and given to the representative from Covenant to Care who will be worshiping with us that Sunday.
Trinity has generously supported the Adopt-A-Social-Worker program of Covenant to Care over many years, and hopefully many of us can again! Feel free to contact me with any questions, and thank you!
Penny Pearson, 860-243-0020, pennypearson at comcast.net.

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.

Trinity Book Group

For its next gathering, which will be in September, Trinity's Book Group has chosen The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren. In concise, highly readable chapters, the author takes us through the science behind the key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles—that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming and the actions that we all can take to fight back. All are welcome to attend this meeting, which will be September 24th, 7 pm, which is expected to be in-person! Location TBA.

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Weekly Calendar
Sunday, July 11th          Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
        8:00 A.M.              Holy Eucharist Rite II (Memorial Garden)
      10:00 A.M.              Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
Wednesday, July 14th
        5:00 P.M.             Capital Campaign Steering Committee (Zoom)
        7:00 P.M.             Property Team Meeting (Zoom)
Thursday, July 15th         
      12:00 P.M.                Noonday Prayer Service (Zoom)
Friday, July 16th
       7:00 P.M.              N/A Group Meeting (Huntington Hall)
Sunday, July 18th            Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
         8:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Memorial Garden)
       10:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)

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