30 May 2021
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

~~Collect for Trinity Sunday

Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, May 30: Trinity Sunday

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 by YouTube

Rev. D. Presiding and Preaching

Holy Eucharist at 10 AM Livestreamed on YouTube followed by Greeting Time and brief Coffee Hour

As the Postlude ends, all are invited to log onto zoom for a time of large group greeting followed by a short small group coffee hour, or for Adult Christian Formation when scheduled.

For Coffee Hour and Adult Forum click here.

Parking lot drive-through Communion distribution (bread only) from the elements consecrated at the 10am service. 11:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday, June 3

Noon Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 12 PM:

Jon Widing Officiating

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Kodály's Missa Brevis: A Moment of Remembrance
The music you will hear during Sunday’s 10:00 am service, Zoltán Kodály's masterwork for organ and choir - the Missa Brevis - is the result of a collaboration between the churches of Trinity Episcopal, Emanuel Lutheran, and St. John's Episcopal. Pieces from this recording will be aired during Sunday morning worship, and the whole piece will then become available as a separate YouTube video.

Originally written in 1942 as a strictly organ work, Kodály (1882-1967) reworked it into a choral mass in 1945 while sheltering in the basement of the Budapest Opera House, during the height of the Allied bombing. The work was premiered in the cloakroom of the opera house, as it was one of the only rooms still standing during the bombings. The premiere was performed by members of the skeletal opera company, for each other, as gunfire continued raging outside.

As we move past this COVID-19 era, and look to our first in-person worship on June 6, we have decided to create a musical offering to recognize the global scale of loss during the pandemic. The circumstances of the Kodály Missa Brevis speak to triumph and hope in the midst of strife and devastating isolation. We are lifting this up in response, as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

~Michelle Horsley
A Message from Rev. D
More Info on Regathering and Annual Meeting on June 6th
In order to continue to seek the health of all in our community, masks are required to be worn and we will maintain social distance with no physical contact with someone not in your household. There may be some in our community who have been vaccinated and are okay with hugs, but there are others who, vaccinated or not, are not comfortable with hugs. In order to create an atmosphere of welcome regardless of vaccination status and/or comfort with hugs, I am asking everyone to do their part in maintaining social distance when we gather.
8:00 AM Service
·           When the weather allows for the 8:00 am service to be outside, people will be allowed to remove their masks while they are at their seat.
10:00 AM Service
·        Masks are required to be worn by the congregation. A limited supply of masks will be available for those who do not have one.
·        Entrance to the church will be through the Sigourney Street main door only.
·        Exit from the church will be through the doors in the South Narthex leading out to the Close.
·        Restrooms in the Narthex are available if needed.
·        Single use Bulletins will be provided. Please take your bulletin home with you.
·        Offering plates will be at the Sigourney Street entrance, and on a pedestal when you exit through the South Narthex into the Close; plates will not be passed.

A Death in the Parish
JoEllen Jansing departed from this life on May 21, 2021. She was a member of Trinity since 1994.

We extend sympathy to Nancy Crandall (JoEllen's sister) and the Jansing family and pray for the repose of JoEllen’s soul, now in the nearer presence of our Lord.

Together with them we mourn her death and give thanks for her life among us.
Father of all, we pray to you for JoEllen, and for all those whom
we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let
light perpetual shine upon them. May her soul and the souls
of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

~Book of Common Prayer

Our Outreach Team will not be meeting until June, so I decided I needed to let you know that I received an email from John Lent, Executive Director of The American Friends Of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Below is part of the email that John sent.
Ahli Hospital always needs our help, but now more than ever. Can you help beyond what the church will send? Please think about this today and act. Please contact me if you need more information.
Hoping you all are safe and well.
Kate Smith, Missioner for AFEDJ and the Outreach Team

Dear Friends,
The disaster happening in Palestine and Israel is heartbreaking and tragic. Violence between Jews and Arabs is spreading throughout the region and rockets and bombs have hit hundreds of targets in Gaza and southern Israel. Israeli troops are shelling Gaza from the ground near the border and the threat of a ground war is very real this morning. Please pray for the people of Israel and Palestine.
Ahli Hospital and its courageous leader need your help. They desperately need financial support to keep operating during this crisis. Please give all that you can. Please give now. Give online | American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (afedj.org)
Every dollar you give goes directly to Ahli Hospital. We get the funds there immediately. The gift you make today will buy supplies and medicines and support the brave nurses, doctors and staff at Ahli tomorrow. Please give generously. Please let the people of Gaza know they are not forgotten.
Faithfully, John Lent

Mark Your Calendar:
Trinity Church Annual Meeting – June 6

Annual Reports will be available starting Sunday, May 30 electronically,
or you may pick up a hard-copy by making an appointment with the office.

End-of-Year Choir School Concert

Sunday, May 30th at 2:00 PM
Parking Lot of Emanuel Lutheran Church
311 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT

Free parking available in the state lot at the southwest corner of Capital Ave and Oak St.

If able, please bring your own chair/blanket.
In case of rain, the concert will be held inside Emmanuel Lutheran, with masks required and socially distanced.
Join us as we celebrate the end of a most unusual 2020-2021 Choir School season! This outdoor event will be a presentation of some of the pieces we’ve learned during our online and in-person rehearsals. Some chairs will be provided, but attendees are kindly asked to bring their own chairs/blankets, if able, and to observe the socially-distant markers on the ground. Masks are required. There is no cost for admission and no reservation is required.
Holiday Weekend

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Rector on Vacation

Rev. D will be taking some well-deserved time off the week of May 30 and will return for our in-person services on June 6.
Should you need pastoral care, please call the office (860-527-8133 ext 204) and speak with Barbara Roos who can connect you with a priest.

Trinity Book Group

Trinity's Book Group was ready for an uplifting story, so its next selection is The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. “It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West.”
All are welcome to join this Zoom meeting, slated for Friday, June 18th, at 7:00 pm. To receive a Zoom link, please contact Linda MacGougan. (macgougans@gmail.com)

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.

Pentecost at Trinity Church.

Heads Up! Hartford 2021 Summer Camp!
Heads Up Hartford has announced that it will hold a hybrid version of camp this year from June 21-27.
Campers are welcome to participate in both in-person and virtual programming, or select only virtual programs to attend.
Camper registration information can be found here on the HUH website: https://headsuphartford.org/camp-info#aee1861e-9373-4299-8103-cce7189d3cf8. The deadline to register is June 1st.
HUH is a faith-based camp uniting urban and suburban youth to improve our communities and develop as leaders. Youth who have completed 8th-12th grade are eligible to attend. Trinity's young people have participated in HUH for many years and found it to be worthwhile and fun! For more information, contact Linda MacGougan (macgougans@gmail.com; 860-561-1588), Trinity's liaison with HUH.

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Weekly Calendar

Sunday, May 30th          Trinity Sunday
        8:00 A.M.              Holy Eucharist Rite II (Memorial Garden)
      10:00 A.M.              Holy Eucharist Rite II (YouTube)
      11:30–12:30 P.M.    Distribution of Communion (Farmington Ave. Parking Lot)
       2:00 P.M.             Choir School Concert (Emmanuel Lutheran Church)
Monday, May 31st        Memorial Day – Office Closed
Tuesday, June 1st           
      2:00 P.M.              Women Together (Trinity, St. Monica’s, St. John’s) (Zoom)
      5:15 P.M.               Bible Study (Zoom)
Thursday, June 3rd        
        12:00 P.M.              Noonday Prayer Service (Zoom)
Saturday, June 5th
        10:00 A.M.           Sanctuary Stitchers (Zoom)
Sunday, June 6th             Second Sunday after Pentecost
         8:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Memorial Garden)
       10:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
       11:00 A.M.               Annual Meeting (Church)

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