27 April 2023

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 30 April
The Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

GHIAA Day at the Capitol - 3 May
Transitions to Eternal Life
Funeral for Susanne Mantel - 6 May
Godly Play Updates - 7 May
Adult Christian Formation - Save the Date - 7 May
$15,000 Matching Grant Awarded
Call for Annual Reports - 15 May
Cystic Fibrosis Walk - 20 May
Jazz Missa Brevis at Trinity - 28 May
Library Table Repaired
Road Construction - Sigourney Street
“SAHEBA'S SEWING” is open for business!
Prayer List Requests
Special Prayer Requests
News from the Diocese
GHIAA Day at the Capitol - 3 May
On Wednesday May 3rd members of GHIAA Congregations are invited to join together for a day of advocacy around GHIAA’s current issues including Mental Health Access, Equitable Funding for Education, and Financial resources for grass roots organizations that are well positioned to address community gun violence.

The day will begin at 10am with Interfaith prayer in the second floor atrium of the Legislative Office Building. There will then be a Press Conference at 10:45, followed by a brief training on advocacy with lawmakers. From 11:30-12:30 and 1:30-2:45 people are encouraged to meet with their respective legislators to let them know that these important issues matter!

I will be speaking at the press conference and hope to see you there. If you have additional questions please reach out to me at 860-986-3289. -- Rev. D.
Transitions to Eternal Life

Louise Loomis, a member of our parish,
departed from this life on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Funeral details will be announced at a later date.
Susanne Mantel, a member of our parish,
departed from this life on Monday, April 24, 2023.

A funeral for Susanne will be held on Saturday,
May 6 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Church.

We extend sympathy to their families, and pray for the repose of
Louise's and Susanne’s souls, now in the nearer presence of our Lord.

 Father of all, we pray to you for Louise and Susanne,
and for all those whom we love but see no longer.
Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


If you would like to express your condolences to the Loomis family, please contact the office for details.

If you would like to express your condolences to Marc Wiest (Susanne Mantel’s son), please send them to Marc Wiest, care of Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06105.
 On May 7 we will experience the stories of “KNOWING JESUS IN A NEW WAY”.
I wonder if there is anything in this room that you can bring and put beside these pictures to help us tell more about this part of the story?
Only YOU know what you are going to get. YOU are the only one in the world who knows that.
If YOU don’t feel like getting something, YOU are still part of what we make.
The Morality of Taxes:
A Jewish-Christian Social Ethic
The deadline for filing our tax returns for the year 2022 is now behind us. But it is not too early to think about what our Jewish-Christian social ethic has to say about the morality - even the ethical imperative - to put taxation in its proper social context. We will set the stage for a robust discussion of what would be a fair and effective tax system in a social democratic republic such as our nation claims to be.
The Adult Christian Formation team invites you to come to the Library following the 10 AM Eucharist on Sunday, May 7 to explore the issue of taxation with Frank Kirkpatrick.
Get a cup of coffee and a snack and join us!
$15,000 Matching Grant Awarded for Chimney Repairs!
The Parish of Trinity Church has been awarded a 2023 Preservation Connecticut Maintenance and Repair Matching Grant for historic religious properties in the amount of $15,000.00. This was truly a group effort by Rev. D, Heather Kramer, Vinnie Pacileo and Barbara Roos. There are several chimneys that are in desperate need of repair. Work will be ongoing throughout the year.

Thank you to all who helped make this possible!
Call for Annual Reports for
Trinity Church Annual Meeting – June 4, 2023
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Some reports have already been submitted.
Due date for reports to be in the office will be Monday, May 15.
Any questions, please contact Barbara in the office.
Cystic Fibrosis Walk on May 20, 2023  
Hello all! Kate and Drew Smith’s Cystic Fibrosis walk will be held at a new location: the Riverfront Park, Glastonbury, on Saturday, May 20th, 10 am.
Our granddaughter Sarah was born 13 years ago with Cystic Fibrosis and is doing quite well. She has started taking the new drug Trikafta and has grown several inches. She is now taller than her mother!
Team Strolling for Sarah does its annual walk, about 3 miles or one hour, to support the Great Strides program which raises research dollars for this genetic lung and digestion disease. The new drug Trikafta treats some of the causes for her illness and not just the symptoms.
If you cannot walk we hope you will support us at our website or mail us at :
106 Vista Way Bloomfield, CT 06002.
Visit our website : http://bndfr.com/2bsbd for more information. Any questions? My email is: Kate48smith@comcast.net  or call 860-519-1591.
Thanks so much, Kate and Drew Smith
Library Table Repaired
It was a big job, and Peter Green spent many hours restoring a table leg that was completely sheared off. It’s now better than new! Thank you, Peter!
Road Construction
on Sigourney Street

Significant work in the area by the gas company is beginning on Garden St in a few weeks and eventually moving to Sigourney St between Farmington Ave. and Asylum Ave. The projected completion of the project is late December/Early Jan 2024. The work will begin every weekday at 8:30 am and will stop by 3:30 pm.

Please know that it may be difficult to enter through the Sigourney St. entrance. Please plan accordingly and use the Farmington Ave. entrance.
The office will monitor and issue any updates.
“SAHEBA'S SEWING” is open for business!
Trinity's Afghan refugee mom has opened a sewing business from her home, and welcomes new customers. She has a shop in the family home conveniently located off Farmington Avenue, where she sees customers at their convenience. Saheba does alterations and repairs and creates beautiful clothing, both International and Western, for both women and children, as well as fabric items of all sorts, such as tote bags, gardener’s aprons, and covers for musical instruments.
To make an appointment with Saheba, please call 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 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.
120 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06105