4 October 2020
Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

~~Collect for Eighteenth 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 4: 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist Rite 2 (Spiritual Communion) at Church, 8 AM

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.

Holy Eucharist Rite 2 (Spiritual Communion) Via Zoom, Live at 10 AM

The Rev. D. Littlepage, Rector, Celebrating and Preaching at both services.

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 8
Noon Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 12 PM:

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, September 19th at 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.

Morning Prayer in the Garden.
Sunday, September 27, Trinity Church.

Transition to Eternal Life
With great sorrow Trinity Church announces the death of Al Shuckra, beloved long-time member of Trinity Church, who entered into rest September 28, 2020.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Al’s family and all who knew and loved him. Together with them we mourn his death and give thanks for his life among us.
Service details are still pending and will be announced when completed.
Father of all, we pray to you for Al, and for all those whom
we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let
light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls
of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
                                                               Book of Common Prayer


Kenneth Vreeland, father of parishioner Peter Vreeland, passed away on September 30 after a long battle with COPD and Alzheimer's. No funeral services are planned at this time.

Our prayers and sympathy are with Peter and his family in their time of loss.

Campus Security Update

Shortly after midnight on September 29, several windows on the east side of our education wing were broken, and two security cameras were damaged. The office space on the first floor of our Parish House was also broken into and vandalized. Nothing was stolen, and except for broken windows and door jambs, the damage was able to be repaired through the efforts of our staff and several devoted members of our parish. The police are investigating, and our property insurance adjuster is working with us to finance the necessary repairs.
           Thankfully, none of the incidents of vandalism that have happened over the summer have occurred when our staff or members have been present on campus, and nobody has been injured. But the number of vandalism incidents has increased substantially. As a result, we have decided to increase the presence of security personnel on our campus overnight. Vinnie will continue to provide security for planned events in the building; currently that is restricted to a single Chorister Bell Choir Rehearsal on Thursday evenings.
Please keep our neighbors and our neighborhood in your prayers during this challenging and painful time. And if you need to be on the Trinity campus, please follow our protocols: let the Church Office know when you will be present, sign in when you arrive, wear a face mask, and be mindful of your surroundings when you are on campus.

How Will You Meet Our New Rector?

           The time we’ve been waiting for is finally here – Rev. Dorothella Littlepage will officiate at her first services as Trinity’s 13th Rector on Sunday, September 20. If you come to the 8:00 a.m. service in the Memorial Garden, you’ll have a chance to say a quick “hello” in person – but wearing a mask and staying a safe 6 feet away. She will also officiate on Zoom at 10:00 a.m. 
            There will be two options for you to meet Dee: you may come to the Memorial Garden for small-group meetings at pre-arranged times, or you may participate in a small group meeting on Zoom. In order to arrange these meetings, we need to know how many people prefer meeting Dee in person and how many would like to use the Zoom option.
           Please take a moment to complete a simple form on our website’s Rector Transition page (TrinityHartford.org) letting us know what option you prefer. Click here to go directly to the Page.

Thursday Noon Prayer, 1 October 2020.

Times Past at Trinity Church.

Consider Becoming a
Trinity Academy Student Sponsor!

Trinity Academy’s main mission is to reach children from the Greater Hartford’s lowest income areas and help them achieve lifelong success through education, enrichment, and sense of community.

By sponsoring one of our students, you will be greatly impacting their lives and their future. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach for the stars and embark on horizons they might not have been able to do without your support.
Key Facts about Our Student Sponsorship Program:
·  · An annual contribution of $5,000 covers the sponsorship of one student. Your contribution can be paid in a lump-sum, semi-annually or quarterly. While it costs over $10,500 to educate a student at Trinity Academy each year, we also rely upon other sources of funding such as grants, as well as individual and corporate contributions to cover the difference between the sponsorship cost and the annual cost per student.
·  · There is also no time commitment expected of sponsors—however, our sponsored students would love to hear from you or meet you from time to time, if you wish. You will also receive annual reports of your student’s academic achievements. Each sponsored student sends his/her sponsor notes at various times of the year, such as the holidays. We also hold a few events throughout the year when sponsors can come in and enjoy a special lunch with their sponsored student. Its just a nice way for our students to connect to the people that have positively impacted their lives. Of course, this is all optional - some sponsors wish to remain anonymous.
·  · Sponsors can be individuals, families , social groups, or were ever there is a common interest of providing a positive educational influence on a student’s future!
For more information about Trinity Academy and our Student Sponsorship Program please contact:

Trinity Academy’s Development Office at 860-251-8337 or email us at Development@TrinityDay.org.

Trinity Academy Re-opens this Week!

From the Trinity Academy Website:

We are happy to announce that Trinity Academy will be opening its doors once again! Our students will be able to attend class in person as of Monday, October 5th. Students will be attending school Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be virtual - to allow for the school to be extensively cleaned.

Some students and their families have opted to remain attending school virtually. Once this option has been chosen, changes cannot be made until after January 1st, 2021.

Trinity Academy will be continually assessing the status of our state and local health departments' updates and decisions.  

Church members please be aware that because of Covid-19 related cleaning protocols, the Trinity Academy areas, the Education Wing of the Church, Goodwin Hall and the Kitchen, and Huntington Hall in the lower level are dedicated to school use. If you need access to the Library, Nave, Sacristy, Choir Room or Gallery, please remember to contact the church office to arrange your visit, and to sign-in on arrival and wear your mask while on campus. We love our young TA scholars and rejoice in their return to our building, but in these times of health crisis, we need to respect social distancing.

Assistance Available to Apply for Food Benefits
and Husky Medical Benefits

As more Connecticut businesses close, and without renewed federal pandemic relief from Washington, more and more people are unable to fund their basic living expenses. If because of the pandemic you have lost your job or had your hours cut, or if you are self-employed and your income has significantly decreased, and you are worried about buying food or paying for medical care, please contact Anne Rapkin at a.rapkin@snet.net or 860-521-5992.  Anne, or a member of Trinity’s “public benefits team,” will work with you to:
(1) determine whether you may be eligible for SNAP (government financial assistance to purchase food) or HUSKY (government health insurance providing free medical coverage, including both prescription and over-the-counter drugs), and
(2) complete an online application for SNAP and HUSKY benefits.
Please note: Our conversations with you are COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.

Outreach Team Zoom Meeting

All are invited to the Outreach meeting Tuesday October 13 at 7:00 pm via zoom. If you would like to hear what the Outreach Team at Trinity has been up to, or have an idea or need you want to share with us, please join us. Contact Lily Miller at millbabins@aol.com to get a copy of the agenda and to get on the list for the Zoom link.

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, October 4th   – Eighteenth 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)via Zoom
Monday, October 5th
        8:15 A.M. Trinity Academy in person-learning till 2:40 P.M.
Tuesday, October 6th 
      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
Wednesday, October 7th  
     5:00 P.M. Adult Christian Formation – via Zoom
     7:00 P.M. Regathering Committee – via Zoom
Thursday, October 8th 
      8:15 A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
   12:00 Noon Noonday Prayer – via Zoom
     6:00 P.M. Choir School – Bell Ringing – Memorial Garden
Friday, October 9th
      8:15 A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
Saturday, October 10th 
Sunday, October 11th – Nineteenth 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)via Zoom

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Color co-ordinated Wardens spotted in the wild!