1 February 2024

Worship With Us at Trinity Church


Sunday, 4 February

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:00 AM in the Church

and on

Trinity Church YouTube

(There is no 8:00 AM Service)

In This Week's eVoice

















A Farewell to Rev. D Littlepage - 4 February

Change to Service Schedules

Run for Refugees - 11 February

Women Together - 13 February

Ash Wednesday Services - 14 February

Lenten Series - 18 February

Trinity Book Group - February Pick

Year End Statements

Ahli Arab Hospital Perseveres In Gaza - January 2024

Trinity Academy Update

Casserole Ministry

Saheba's Dressmaking

Prayer List Requests

Special Prayer Requests


News from the Diocese - January Newsletter

Sunday, 4 February - 10:00 am Service

A Farewell to Rev. D Littlepage

Join Us in Honoring a Legacy of Faith and Leadership


As we prepare to bid a fond farewell to Rev. D Littlepage, the heart and soul of Trinity Church Hartford, we reflect on the profound impact of their exceptional leadership and unwavering spiritual guidance. Rev. D’s uplifting sermons and steadfast faith have been a beacon of inspiration, guiding us through moments of joy and challenges alike.


In celebration of this remarkable journey, we invite you to join us in expressing our deepest gratitude. Let’s come together to acknowledge the gifts of service, acts of love, and sacramental presence that Rev. D has graciously shared with Trinity Church. Your contribution to Equality CT in their honor will not only be a testament to the profound impact of their ministry but also a meaningful way to support causes close to their heart.


You can make a difference by going to www.trinityhartford.org/equalityct or mail a check to S.E.E.’s office:

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs

23564 Calabasas Road, Suite 201

Calabasas, CA 91302


Thank you for being a part of this special tribute. Let’s celebrate Rev. D and the transformative journey we’ve shared.

We look forward to seeing you at the February 4th 10:00 AM service and farewell coffee hour!


With gratitude,

The Vestry of Trinity Church Hartford

Changes to Service Schedules


The noon Eucharist will be suspended until further notice.



Until further notice there will be only one service on Sundays, and that is at 10:00 AM.


If you have any questions, please contact either Leslyn Clark or Jacqui Lucier at

wardens @ Trinityhartford.org.

Run for Refugees - Sunday

February 11, 2024


On Sunday, February 11, The Run for Refugees will take place in New Haven. Kate Smith will participate in person and Drew will do his 5K in our neighborhood (Virtual.) It is a Sunday morning! This event is the major fundraiser for IRIS (Integrated Refugee Immigration Services) that helped train and work with the volunteers that settled “our” Syrian and 2 Afghan families. We are also honoring Chris George, the Director, who is retiring. You can support Kate and Drew’s efforts by going to their webpage: https://give.classy.org/KateSmith .

If you’d like to participate, let me know at kate48smith @ comcast.net . It’s a great day with lots of food prepared by settled refugees.

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


On Tuesday February 13, 2024 we will begin discussing Seeds by Thomas Merton, 2002 Release Date. “Thomas Merton is often considered the most prominent Christian contemplative of the twentieth century, but he was also a political activist, social visionary, and literary figure whose writings combine the candor of Thoreau and the moral vision of Gandhi. Here is a remarkably accessible introduction to his work- a collection of a short, vivid excerpts arranged in four parts so as to parallel the journey of a seeking soul in the modern world.” 


We will start by reading the Introduction and Part 1. Don’t worry if you haven’t received your book yet, just come and enjoy the conversation.

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.

12 Noon – Rite II with Imposition of Ashes

7:00 PM – Rite II with Choir, Imposition of Ashes

The Life of Christ in Trinity’s Stained Glass Windows

February 18 – March 16, 2024


It is simply human to stop noticing what surrounds us all the time, no matter how beautiful and meaningful our environment happens to be. At Trinity Church we have been blessed with beautiful stained glass windows which surround our worship space. The windows depict the life of Jesus, beginning with the Annunciation in the first window on the south side of the nave, continuing through his youth, his ministry, a parable or two, the passion story, and concluding with the Resurrection and Ascension. 


The windows contain details that many of us may have missed, since we usually pass the windows on our way to someplace else. We have the opportunity during the season of Lent this year to join Rev. George Chien (UMC, MCC) in studying the windows more closely, learning about the images that have been so familiar for so long. We will gather in the sanctuary at 11:30 on the Sundays of Lent beginning on Sunday, February 18, and George will share his insights about the artistry in the windows as well as the biblical and spiritual context of the images. Please plan to join us for this chance to enrich your Lenten practice. 

Trinity Church Book Group - February Pick

Trinity's Book Group's current selection is the nonfiction book What is Life? by Paul Nurse, "the Nobel prize-winning scientist's elegant explanation of the fundamental ideas in biology and their uses today." Anne Rapkin and Steve Zhitnik will host the meeting at their home on March 1st, 7:00-9:00 pm. All are welcome to attend! Please let Anne or Steve know if you're coming. (anne.rapkin @ gmail.com; s.zhitnik @ snet.net) The meeting begins with refreshments and then launches into lively discussions.

Year End Statements

Year-end statements were mailed the end of last week. If you do not receive a statement by Friday, February 2, please contact Barbara in the office at office @ trinityhartford.org or 860-527-8133 ext. 204.


Ahli Arab Hospital Perseveres In Gaza


Despite extraordinary setbacks and extreme circumstances, Ahli Hospital and its resilient, heroic staff remain a beacon of hope in war-torn Gaza. Please take a moment to read the January 2024 newsletter found at www.Trinityhartford.org/ahliarabhospital

Thank you. Kate Smith

 Trinity Academy Update


Beginning in the 2004-2005 school year, Trinity Academy will be located at Immanuel Congregational Church on Farmington Ave. We are thrilled that they will remain in Asylum Hill and wish them all the best.

Casserole Ministry

If you are in a situation where it is difficult to make meals--whether because you or a loved one is hospitalized or ill, or a death or birth in the family, or for any other reason--please remember Trinity Church's Casserole Ministry. The Ministry can provide prepared meals during your time of need, and also do food shopping or pharmacy runs if those would help.


If you would like help from the Casserole Ministry, please do not hesitate to let the office know or to directly contact Anne Rapkin at 860-521-5992 or anne.rapkin @ gmail.com.

Saheba's Dressmaking


The adult woman in one of the refugee families resettled by Trinity's Refugee Resettlement Committee is an experienced and accomplished seamstress and dressmaker. She is open for business at her home in West Hartford, off of Farmington Avenue. Saheba Dadwall not only does all types of garment repairs and alterations, but she can create from scratch that dress or other clothing you'd like, and also creates and repairs other fabric items such as curtains, tote bags, and decorative pillows. Saheba has done repairs and complex alterations for some Trinity members, and they can vouch for her superior work and rapid completion of jobs.


If you would like to make an appointment with Saheba, please contact Anne Rapkin, 860-521-5992 or anne.rapkin @ gmail.com.

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

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 - January 24, 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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