3 October 2021
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

~~Collect for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
In this Week's eVoice:

  1. Installation Service
  2. Trinity Church Tour
  3. Bishop Search and Transition
  4. Hartford Mural Tour
  5. Church by the Pond
  6. Black Lives Matter Sign
  7. Email Scam Reminder
  8. Updated Contact Information, Rev. D.
  9. Grounds Work Day
  10. Adult Christian Formation
  11. Pipescreams
  12. Trinity Book Group
  13. Sunday Morning Mask Policy
  14. Worship with Us
  15. Weekly Calendar
  16. News From the Diocese
Please remember to RSVP by either visiting www.tinyurl.com/trinityrector
or call the office at 860-527-8133 ext. 204 and leave a message with Barbara Roos.
Trinity Church Tour
 
What’s the oldest building on the Trinity Church campus? Where are the Trinity Academy classrooms? Why is there a picture of a station wagon on a stained glass window? You can learn the answer to these and many other questions by taking the Trinity Church Tour. This tour will be offered after the 10 am service on the first Sunday of most months, starting this Sunday, Oct. 3.
 
The tour route includes the Parish House, the Library, the Education Wing, the Choir Room, the Sacristy, the Choir Loft and the Tower Room. The narration covers the history of the buildings, interesting details about them, renovations that have been made to them, and how the different spaces are used today.
 
There’s no need to sign up ahead of time. The meeting point will be explained during the announcement time.
Bishop Search & Transition News
 
Updated information about the search for our next bishop can be found at ctbishopsearch.org.
 
The Bishop Transition Committee has launched an online survey. It is open to all, including those who have already participated in a Listening Session.
 
The survey can be accessed by going to the Bishop Transition website, clicking participate, and selecting online survey here.
Please Join the Trinity Community for Racial Justice Hartford Mural Tour - October 10 

On Sunday October 10 after the 10:00 service, we will have a “traveling” family forum visiting a selection of Hartford murals that celebrate the themes of racial justice as well as the contributions of BIPOC artists and citizens. We are inspired by an article in the Courant titled, Hartford, a City of Murals, but will focus on new murals since its publication as well.
 
We will gather in Goodwin Hall right after the conclusion of the service and provide guided directions, encouraging car pooling within Covid safety guidelines. Join us as we reflect together on selected works, ending with lunch at Parkville Market for all who care to join us.
 
The tour will last approximately one hour, and the rain date is October 17. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Rowe or Heather Kramer.
Participate on Saturday, October 16 –
Church by the Pond/Feeding in the Park
 
Many of you are familiar with Trinity's decade long commitment to the Church by the Pond/Feeding in the Park ministry, coordinated by Christ Church Cathedral. Thanks to the generosity of many area faith communities, a worship service followed by distribution of lunches and personal care items is held every Saturday in Bushnell Park at 2PM.
 
Our next opportunity to serve in this ministry is Saturday, October 16. 
- We'll meet in the Trinity kitchen at 12:30 to prepare bag lunches, entering though the outside door to the kitchen.  
- At 1:45 we'll bring those lunches to Bushnell Park, where we'll participate in the worship service by the pond, led by Rev. D.
- We'll distribute our lunches and personal care items following the service, and finish around 3:00.
 
All parishioners and families are welcome, for as much of this time as you have available. Volunteers will observe the mask and social distancing protocols in place for in-person worship. 
 
Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you are planning to participate, so that we can coordinate social distancing.
 
Penny Pearson, convener
pennypearson at comcast.net, 860-243-0020 
Trinity Church, Sunday, 26 September 2021
Black Lives Matter Sign

Please note that the ‘Black Lives Matter to God and to Us’ sign has been temporarily removed while we find an alternative sign with the same message that complements the aesthetics of the building and grounds.
Email Spam Reminder
 
There have been spam emails purporting to be coming from Barbara Roos.
 
Please remember that no one on the staff will ever email or text you asking you to purchase gift cards, or to urgently email back but not call. If it’s urgent Rev. D will call you and will not request that you not call. An easy way to check the validity of an email is to check the ‘from’ email address. Any email from Trinity staff will end in @trinity.org. Finally, if there is any doubt, DO NOT RESPOND TO THE EMAIL. Instead, call or email the office.
Updated Contact Information for Rev. D.
In order to facilitate timely responses to emails, please email Rev. D at rector@trinityhartford.org. Both Barbara and Rev. D will monitor that email in order to support more effective email communication. Anything that is personal, private, or confidential should still be emailed to dlittlepage@trinityhartford.org, which is only monitored by Rev. D.
Grounds Work Day – Saturday, October 23
Please mark your calendar and save the date for Saturday, October 23. We are looking for volunteers to help with outside fall clean-up. Bring your own rakes/garden tools if you have them.
Any questions, please contact Peter Green at pmgreen76@gmail.com.
Save the Date --
Adult Christian Formation

Sunday, October 24: EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN CONNECTICUT Convention Report - Delegate Suzanne Blancaflor and Rev. D. will report on what happened at the ECCT Convention held October 22-23. An update on the Bishop Search process may also be available.
Trinity Book Group

The next meeting of Trinity's Book Group will take place in the
Trinity Library on Friday, Nov. 5th, 7:00-9:00 pm.

The Group is open to all Trinity folks, whether they attend once or regularly. All are welcome! The book to be discussed is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman which, despite its title, is a comedy. It's available at Amazon and other booksellers, and libraries. Masks will be worn, except when partaking of the refreshments. No need to RSVP. Come and join in the fellowship, the discussion, and the laughter!
Sunday Morning Mask Policy

Masks at indoor Sunday services are now required for those who are vaccinated and non-vaccinated.
Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, October 3: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Memorial Garden

10 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church and live-streamed via YouTube

Thursday, October 7

Noon Eucharist in the Church

(Thursday noon services will be Eucharist in person on the first Sunday of each month, Noon Prayer on Zoom the remaining Thursdays.)
Weekly Calendar
 
Sunday, October 3rd        Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
        10:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
11:00 Tour of the Church
 
Tuesday, October 5th   
 
Thursday, October 7th              
Friday, October 8th   
Sunday, October 10th     Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
       10:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
       11:00 A.M.               Trinity Community for Racial Justice Hartford Mural Tour
 
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 George at chienga@sbcglobal.net by Thursday 9am for publication that week. Announcements that are submitted late will be held until the following week’s edition.
120 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06105
860.527.8133