2 March 2023

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 5 March
The Second Sunday in Lent

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

In This Week's eVoice
Godly Play Schedule Update - 5 March
Geography & the Bible - Lenten Series, Session 2
Stay Connected
Lenten Art Series
Lenten Project - Capital Community College
Calling All Readers!
Companions of the Holy Cross - Meeting Dates
Trinity Book Group - March Meeting Date
Women Together - New Book Discussion
Prayer List Requests
Special Prayer Requests
News from the Diocese


As of Sunday, March 5 (the first Sunday of March), Godly Play will observe the following schedule:
The 1st and 5th Sundays of the month all children will have the opportunity to attend the entire church service, and participate in the readings.
Our Godly Play class will be in session every 2nd , 3rd , and 4th Sundays.
All children 3yrs of age and up are welcome into our classroom. Our class opens at 9:45 am and we join our parish family about 10:40 am.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Crandall.
Lenten Series
after the 10 AM Service –
Join us for Session 2!
Last week we were given an overview of the lands we hear about in the Bible, and spent quite a bit of time in the desert. We saw pictures of a Bedouin family’s encampment and learned that this is the kind of home that Abraham lived in. This week, we will continue our exploration of the Holy Land as we visit the coast and the Hill Country. Join the Adult Christian Formation Team for our Lenten Series on the Geography of the Bible, led by Drew Smith.
We meet after the 10 o’clock Eucharist and we gather in the Sanctuary because that is the best place to view the 35mm slides. You may bring your coffee into the sanctuary with you.

We hope that seeing the places we read about in the Bible and hearing stories of what they are like today will deepen our connection to the stories that are central to our faith.
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Can’t make it to church in person? You can access the bulletin on-line through a Sunday eVoice.

Please contact Barbara at either office@trinityhartford.org or 860-527-8133 Ext. 204 and she can assist with sign-up!
Ash Wednesday
Lent 1
Lent 2
Lenten Contemplation Through Art

We all appreciate the original art that George Chien brings to both our bulletins and on-line newsletters. George has created a series of 6 Lenten images, that individually and collectively give opportunity to pause, observe and reflect on our Lenten journey. Each week, a new image will join the others on the bulletin board in Goodwin Hall. You might look at this as a visual prayer experience as each work of art is inspired by the Sunday scripture readings.

Take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of art.
Lenten Project - Capital Community College
Churches in the North Central Region of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) are once again invited to assist students of Capitol Community College in Hartford during Lent.
While many students are beneficiaries of SNAP vouchers, the vouchers don’t allow for the purchase of personal hygiene products. The items in greatest need are full size soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and feminine hygiene products. We're invited to collect one personal care item for each week in Lent to benefit these students.There are collection bags in the baptistery for those who wish to bring their items to the church, or items may be delivered directly to Christ Church Cathedral (Weds-Fri April 12-14, 9-12 or Sun April 16, 12-1).Volunteers will deliver the donations from Trinity.
An informational sheet from Cathedral Deacon Bonnie Matthews is available on the bulletin table in Goodwin Hall.

Calling All Readers! 
Might you like to be a Reader at a Trinity worship service?

We'd welcome your participation in the ministry of reading a lesson or the prayers of the people!

To find out more, pick up a bright yellow flyer near either entrance to the sanctuary; or contact Linda MacGougan (macgougans@gmail.com), or Barbara Roos (office@trinityhartford.org).
The Companions of the Holy Cross will have their annual Quiet Morning on Saturday, March 11th, at 10am.
We will gather out in Pomfret at Christ Church where the Rev. Sandra Cosman, a Companion, is rector. There will be several meditations followed by stations to visit, one, a labyrinth.
We will meet on Sunday, March 12th, at 4 pm for an information meeting about Companionship at Kate Smith’s house: 106 Vista Way, Bloomfield, tea and goodies will be provided. This will be a gathering in person, with a separate meeting on-line on a different date if necessary. We want to answer questions, give some info and simply have a time to be together. Let me know if you can make it.
On April 1st we will have a book discussion of The Church Cracked Open by Stephanie Spellars. Stephanie introduced the book at our Companion conference last June. New thoughts and ideas to ponder! This meeting will be hybrid and at Trinity.
Please contact me with questions: kate48smith@comcast.net
Trinity Book Group
The Lincoln Highway, a novel by Amor Towles, is the selection for the March meeting of Trinity's Book Group. The story is set in 1954 and follows the adventures of three 18-year-old guys and a precocious 8-year-old brother, as they set out on a road trip in search of better lives for themselves.

Book Group will meet on Friday, March 10th, 7-9 pm, at the home of Heather Kramer.
All are welcome to attend! Please let Heather know if you'll be there. (heatherjk@gmail.com;908-391-6464)
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 3:15pm in the reception room at St. John’s (679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT).
We are discussing Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg. “Borg addresses the yearnings of those who want a fully contemporary faith that welcomes rather than oppresses our critical intelligence and openness to the best of historical scholarships. He shows how a rigorous examination of historical findings can lead to a new faith in Christ, one that is critical and, at the same time, sustaining.”
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.
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 Request
Please pray for those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
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.

Click here to watch a 5 minute reflection by Bishop Jeff on “Race as a Lens".

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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