16 November 2023

Worship With Us at Trinity Church


Sunday, 19 November

The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist Rite II

8:00 AM in the Church

10:00 AM in the Church and

live-streamed via YouTube

Trinity Church YouTube

In This Week's eVoice















Adult Forum - 19 November

Trinity's Giving Tree - 19 November

Trans Day of Remembrance - 20 November

North Central Region PotLuck - 26 November

Women Together - 28 November

NC and NE Region Convocation - 2 December

O Antiphons - 3 December

Trinity Book Group - 15 December

Episcopal Car Shields

New Music Season at Trinity - 2023 / 2024

Prayer List Requests

Special Prayer Requests


News from the Diocese - November Newsletters

Adult Forum

A Conversation About Worship

Sunday, November 19, 2023


What lifts your spirit to God during our worship? What brings your spirit crashing back down to earth? These things are different for each of us, and may also change for us depending on what’s going on in our lives.


Updated service language, occasional applause from the congregation, a wider range of musical styles, equipment for broadcasting services online – do these or other changes add or detract from your experience of worship at Trinity Church?


The purpose of the meeting is not for us to debate about what is correct or incorrect for worship. The purpose is to share our own experience of what lifts us up so that we can understand each other better and enrich our worship together.


Please plan to join us following 10 o’clock worship on November 19.

Trinity's 2023 "Giving Tree"

Arrives 11/19!


This Advent, we are continuing Trinity's tradition of a "Giving Tree" - a tree set up in the Sanctuary, loaded with tags that list wishes from students at Trinity Academy and children from the Adopt-A-Social Worker program of Covenant to Care. 


Our tree will be up on Sunday, 11/19, with tags for each of the children. Parishioners who wish to participate may chose a tag on this or a subsequent Sunday, purchase the item and place the gift under the tree by Sunday 12/10. We are committed to these children, and it is important that gifts be returned by this date so that they may be distributed. 


With only 3 weeks to shop for and return the gifts, our elves will by busy! Please mark your calendars and plan to join in this festive event.


Questions? Please contact Penny Pearson. 




Monday - NOVEMBER 20, 2023 AT 7:00 PM


Join us either on Zoom or in person as we gather as a community once again for this annual event to remember and honor the trans/nonbinary lives lost to anti-transgender violence and suicide -- in memoriam, solidarity, and support. This year, it is more important than ever, given the times we are in. Fellowship to follow.


Note: For those who plan to join us in person, please plan to come early as seating is limited. Masks optional.


What is the Transgender Day of Remembrance?

Read about it here: https://glaad.org/tdor-memoriam/


Where is MCC Hartford? Directions and more, here: https://www.mcchartford.com/

Women Together: a group that gathers weekly to explore our Christian faith and practice through book discussion, prayer and fellowship. We meet on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 pm in the reception room at St. John’s (679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT).


On Tuesday November 28, 2023, we will begin discussing Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh. “Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplative traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. In lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. “On the altar in my hermitage,” he says, “are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors.”“


We will start by reading the Forward, Introduction and Parts 1-3 (through page 33). Don’t worry if you haven’t received your book yet, just read what you can and join us for discussion.


The books we choose are usually available at libraries, 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.

Jesus says: “love one another”


In our call to love and serve all people, please come and join your NC & NE Region Leadership Teams

as we come together to talk about church in the 21st century. Our conversations will be guided by the following four themes:

1. from leaders to left out - seasons of involvement

2. formation - all ages in all places

3. the care and feeding of our clergy

4. where can I find what I need on our ECCT website


In addition, we will also have time for worship and conversation with Bishops Jeff and Laura!


Please register and join us! Registration and more information can be found here.

O Antiphons

This reflective Advent program of choral and organ works is modeled after a tradition that dates back to the 6th century in Italy. The seven “O Antiphons” are represented most commonly in each of the verses of O Come, O Come Emmanuel. This service is similar to a Lessons & Carols program, with musical responses to scripture passages as we approach the Christmas season.

Trinity Book Group


All are invited to participate in Trinity's Book Group, meeting next on Friday, December 15th from 7 - 9 pm. French Braid, by contemporary author Anne Tyler, will be the featured book; it's widely available in libraries and bookstores. ”Full of heartbreak and hilarity, French Braid is classic Anne Tyler: a stirring, uncannily insightful novel of tremendous warmth and humor that illuminates the kindnesses and cruelties of our daily lives.” Amy Arlin will host Book Group at her home in Avon. Please let her know if you plan to attend; she'll send you directions - and make sure to have plenty of refreshments on hand! (aearlin@gmail.com)

Episcopal Car Shields


Proclaim your affiliation with the Episcopal Church! Car decals are available in Goodwin Hall in a basket.

We ask that you take only one for each car.

Special Music Events at Trinity Episcopal Church

2023 - 2024

Beginning with the return of Pipescreams on Friday, October 27, there are many musical offerings that will take place at Trinity Church over the 2023 - 2024 program year.

From a collaboration with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet in November to an April presentation of birdsong-inspired choral and organ works ushering in Spring, and concerts and choral programs in between, click here to review the complete listing and add the dates to your calendar!

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 Requests

Please pray for Jennifer Stephens, who is Trinity's Hospitality Coordinator,

as she recovers from knee surgery.


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.

ECCT Newsletter - November 8, 2023

North Central Region Monthly Missive - November 2023

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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