18 October 2020
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

~~Collect for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Worship With Us at Trinity Church
All are invited to join our services online while the church buildings are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now holding an 8 AM service of Morning Prayer in person, the Memorial Garden, weather permitting, or in the Nave.
Sunday, October 18: 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist Rite 2 (Spiritual Communion) at Church, 8 AM

The Rev. D. Littlepage, Rector, Preaching and Celebrating

Please RSVP to Barbara in the Church Office by phone or email if you plan to attend in person worship. Please sign-in when you arrive in the Garden or in the Church. No-one will be turned away! But it is helpful to our planning to have an idea how many to expect on a Sunday, and in the event of health problems, it allows for contact tracing.

Episcopal Church in CT Convention Worship Via Zoom, Live at 10 AM

This is a Standing Meeting. The log-in and password are the same every week:
Meeting ID: 810 5750 5696

Password: 780651

Dial in by phone
Meeting ID: 810 5750 5696
Password: 780651
Thursday, October 22
Noon Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 12 PM:

D. Littlepage Officiating

This is a Standing Meeting.
The log-in and password will remain the same each week.
Join Zoom Meeting via computer or tablet
Meeting ID: 597 938 892
Password: 323842
Dial in
929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 597 938 892
Password: 323842
Please RSVP for 8:00 am Service!

A reminder that we have 40 seats for our 8:00 am service.
Please RSVP your attendance for the 8:00 am service either by email to office@trinityhartford.org or call 860-527-8133 ext. 204 no later than Saturday, 3:00 pm.
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 and exit to the Memorial Garden will be through the Sigourney Street garden gate only.

Upon entrance, an Usher will ask you if you have registered for the 8:00 am service.
IMPORTANT: Please sign-in using the book by the garden gate entrance.
Chairs are set up with 6 ft distance between. Please sit in one of the open spaces, keeping 6 feet between you and others not of your household.
Restrooms in the Narthex are available if needed.

If you are not feeling well, running a fever, coughing, etc., you should not attend church until you are well and have completed a 14-day self- quarantine. The same is true for those who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. If you have, you must complete a 14-day self- quarantine before attending church. Those in vulnerable populations should carefully consider whether or not to attend Sunday public worship.

Funeral Services for Al Shuckra
Funeral services for Al Shuckra will be held on Friday October 16th at 10am at Trinity Episcopal Church with internment immediately to follow in the Memorial Garden. The service is open to the public with masks and social distance guidelines in place. In order to assist in planning for welcoming people into the physical space, we ask that you call or email the church office (860-527-8133 ext. 204 and office@trinityhartford.org) to indicate that you will attend in person. The service will also be available on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 854 9174 4192
Passcode: 719439

New Director of Music Ministries -
Michelle Horsley

Welcome to our new Director of Music Ministries, Michelle Horsley! The DOMM Search Committee received many resumes, from across the U.S. and from Europe, but - through the process of interviews and an audition - this candidate from Hartford rose to the top. She is a multi-faceted, multi-talented musician and a deeply thinking person of faith, eager to "foster a spiritually rich environment with the music." She is grounded in traditional church music, and likes to explore music unfamiliar to her, saying, "I love music from everywhere!" Michelle recognizes the opportunities technology gives us and has "jumped on board!" Evidence of that is in her numerous YouTube presentations; a link to them appears in the Oct. 10th email from Trinity.

Trinity was introduced to Michelle last year: the choir sang her composition "Salvation;" also, she was the harpsichordist in the Advent Vespers Service, which included Bach's Cantata 140. We look forward to getting to know Michelle in many more ways in the years ahead

~~LInda MacGougan, for the DoMM Search Committee

We in The Choir School of Hartford are joyfully anticipating the arrival of Ms. Michelle Horsley. Along with her engaging personality, Ms. Horsley is an inspired musician who loves all genres of music, training voices, and helping choirs grow and be strong liturgical leaders. She is an accomplished handbell ringer. In this time of social distancing and choirs wanting to come together and create music, handbell ringing is an exciting vehicle we can enjoy with her. We are blessed!

~~Enid Oberholtzer, for The Choir School of Hartford

I am very excited to have Michelle join the Trinity Community at the end of the month. While her fantastic music skills are part of the excitement, I think that I'm more excited by the passion, care, and intentionality that she brings to her ministry. Throughout her interview, her love for the ways that music can be a vehicle for individual and community transformation were palpable. Additionally, her experience with using technololgy to facilitate participation in music ministries is something that opens possiblilities that I am eager to explore with her. Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to Linda and the entire Director of Music Ministries Search Committee for their hard work in this process.

~~Rev. D.

We are using our Annual Appeal this year to focus on how we can continue to be connected to each other, to our church, and to our faith. Hope can be a little hard to come by these days, what with the state of the world and the feeling that everything we used to count on may not be quite so certain anymore. Weh have really good news to share, though. Despite the global pandemic and our 6-month absence from worship in our beloved building, our ministries to the community and to each other have not diminished even a little. Your gifts to Trinity have enabled our feeding ministries, such as Feeding in the Park and gifts to Loaves and Fishes, our prvision of space for Trinity Academy, the support of our Choir School, our contribution to the education of stadents in Tanzania, and our support for refugees families to name just a few. We also plan to strngthen our connection with one another through the Annual Appeal. Look for more information on how that will happen in our (RE)connect messages in the weeks to come!

Times Past at Trinity Church.

Trinity Church Book Group

Trinity's Book Group will have its first-ever Zoom meeting on Friday, October 16th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, and will feature the novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (This discussion was originally planned for May.) The book has as its historical background Biafra's struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. Its characters come from various places on the social spectrum, from a village manservant to the daughter of wealthy bureaucrats.

All are welcome to come to Book Group, whether as a one-timer or regular attendee.

Send an email to macgougans@gmail.com if you'd like to attend, and you will be sent a link on the morning of October 16.

Grounds Work Day – Saturday, October 24 – 9:00 A.M. – Weather Permitting

Again this year, the Property Team asks for assistance to prepare Trinity’s grounds for winter. The Grounds Work Day planned is on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

The Property Team would appreciate your participation in this major leaf-removal effort. The leaves need to be swept to the curb for the city to pick-up. Bring your work gloves and a rake, if you have one. Questions? Contact Peter Green at 860-236-1457 or pmgreen76@gmail.com

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, October 18th   – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
        8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Rite II (with Spiritual Communion) – Church
      10:00 A.M. – You are invited to join worship at the ECCT convention via Zoom.
Monday, October 19th
      8:15: A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
      5:30 P.M. Task Force for Racial Justice – via Zoom
Tuesday, October 20th 
      8:15: A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
     5:15 P.M. Bible Study – via Zoom
     6:00 P.M. Choir School - via Zoom
     7:00 P.M. Vestry Meeting – via Zoom
Wednesday, October 21st  
Thursday, October 22nd
      8:15 A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
   12:00 Noon Noonday Prayer – via Zoom
     6:00 P.M. Choir School – Bell Ringing – Church
     7:00 P.M. Stewardship Meeting – Via Zoom
Friday, October 23rd
Saturday, October 24th
     9:00 A.M. Outside Grounds Clean-up – Weather permitting
   10:00 A.M. Sanctuary Stitchers – Via Zoom
Sunday, October 25th – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
         8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Rite II (with Spiritual Communion) – Church
  10:00 A.M. – Holy Eucharist Rite II (with Spiritual Communion) - Zoom.

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