10 October 2021
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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

  1. Mural Tour
  2. Church by the Pond
  3. Office closed on Monday, October 11
  4.  Grounds Work Day
  5. ACF
  6. Giving Tree
  7. Bishop Search
  8. Sanctuary Stitchers
  9. Trinity Book Group
  10.  Rev D. Contact Info
  11.  Email Spam Reminder
  12. Love Hartford Week
  13. Sunday Morning Mask Policy
  14. Worship With Us
  15. Calendar
Rev D. (The Rev. Dorothella Littlpage) and Bishop Laura (The Rt. Rev. Laura Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan) at the Installation of Rev. D. as Trinity's 13th Rector. Saturday, 2 October 2021.
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 
Celebration of a New Ministry, Installation of Rev. D. as Trinity's 13th Rector
Office Closed Monday, October 11
Please note that the church office will be closed on Monday, October 11 in observance of Indigenous People’s Day.
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.
Help Organize Trinity's 2021 "Giving Tree"
 
This Advent, we will continue Trinity's tradition of a "Giving Tree" project. A tree will be set up in the Sanctuary, loaded with tags that list special wishes from the students at Trinity Academy, as well as children whose names are given to us by Covenant to Care. Parishioners who wish to participate chose a tag, purchase, wrap and place the gift under the tree - all within a 2-3 week period.
 
This year's details will follow in November, but as you might imagine, this is a team effort! Volunteers are needed for activities such as: coordinating with Trinity Academy and Covenant to Care, creating the lists electronically, making the tags, setting up the tree, being present on Sunday mornings to assist parishioners with the tags, monitoring returning gifts and following up as needed.  
 
If you'd like to be involved in some aspect of this organization, and get to know fellow parishioners in the process, please contact me by October 24.
 
Penny Pearson, convener 
pennypearson at comcast.net, 860-243-0020
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.
Sanctuary Stitchers Wants You!
 
The “Sanctuary Stitchers”, Trinity's prayer shawl ministry group, is starting up again this fall, and welcomes new members!
 
We meet for prayers, fellowship and knitting, crocheting or other portable crafting. The group creates prayer shawls, lap robes and baby blankets for members of the parish and ministry partners.  
 
If you enjoy creating for the benefit of others, consider joining this informal and welcoming group. Please contact me if you have any questions, or would like to be included in group communications. 
 
Penny Pearson, convener
pennypearson at comcast.net, 860-243-0020
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.
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!
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.
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 trinityhartford.org. Finally, if there is any doubt, DO NOT RESPOND TO THE EMAIL. Instead, call or email the office.
To see and interact with the webpage above, go here.

In order to sign up for a specific project, you must first register and create an account with United Way. Go to https://volunteer.unitedwayinc.org/user/register/ and sign up, and then find the event on the calendar.
 
Not able to register online? Hartford 311 can help! Call us at (860) 757-9311
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 10: Twentieth 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 14

Noon Prayer via Zoom

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(Thursday noon services will be Eucharist in person on the first Sunday of each month, Noon Prayer on Zoom the remaining Thursdays.)
Setting the Stage for an Installation. 2 October 2021.
Weekly Calendar
 
Sunday, October 10th      Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
          8:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Memorial Garden)
        10:00 A.M.               Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
        11:15 A.M.               Mural Tour (assemble at TEC corner of Farmington and
                                                               Sigourney and be prepared to turn left.)
Monday, October 11th       Indigenous People’s Day – Office Closed
 
Tuesday, October 12th   
          2:00 P.M.            Women Together (St. John’s Church)
          6:00 P.M.            Choir School of Hartford (Choir Room)
 
Wednesday, October 13th
           7:00 P.M.           Property Team Meeting (Zoom)
Thursday, October 14th              
          12:00 P.M.             Noonday Prayer (Zoom)
            6:00 P.M.             Choir School of Hartford (Choir Room)
            7:00 P.M.             Adult Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Friday, October 15th   
          7:00 P.M.            NA Group Meeting (Huntington Hall)
Saturday, October 16th
          2:00 P.M.            Church by the Pond (Bushnell Park)
Sunday, October 17th     Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
           8:00 A.M.             Holy Eucharist Rite II (Memorial Garden)
         10:00 A.M.             Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
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