11 October 2020
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 Nineteenth 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 11: 19th 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

The Rev. Dr. Frank Kirkpatrick Preaching

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 15
Noon Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 12 PM:

George Chien 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
Rev. D Celebrates the first Eucharist at the Altar of Trinity Church since the pandemic began in March. "Social Distance. Real Presence."
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.

Zoom Conversation with Rev. D.
Sunday, 11 October, after the 10 AM Service

Let’s Talk About Spiritual Communion
and In-Person 10 AM Worship

What is Spiritual Communion?

How long will we be doing it?

What’s it going to be like when we go back to in person 10am worship?

Join us after the 10 AM Service this Sunday, October 11th for a conversation with Rev. D. about Spiritual Communion and the shape of our worship life together as we continue to navigate the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Come with your questions and your ideas!

Holy Eucharist Rite II via Zoom.
Sunday, October 4, Trinity Church.

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

A Brief Note From Rev. D.

This past Sunday we transitioned our worship from Morning Prayer to Holy Eucharist with Spiritual Communion. In my excitement to once again pray the prayers of the Liturgy of the Table, I skipped over the introduction to Spiritual Communion that I’d planned in order to give some explanation! In addition to that, we were trying a new camera setup and there were some technical glitches that led to issues with the video not coming through. I can imagine (and I’ve heard from some of you) that it was quite a disorienting experience.

In these times when our lives are filled with so much uncertainty and disorientation, it can be especially disruptive when our worship experiences are also disorienting. I ask for your understanding and patience when I miss the mark and contribute to confusion. As we continue to worship with Spiritual Communion I will ensure that I offer words of introduction.

Additionally, I will be hosting an Adult Forum after the 10 AM service this Sunday in order to offer a more full explanation of Spiritual Communion and to answer questions that you may have. If you cannot make it to the forum, I invite you to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.
An Update from Trinity Academy

On Monday, October 5th, Trinity Academy welcomed 28 of its 40 students back to campus!

It has been a long 6 months since we were able to be together!

12 of our students and their families have decided to continue remote learning for the time being. We were more than happy to extend this option to them.

Due to social distancing guidelines, our classrooms have had to adapt to a lot of changes - but it looks like things are going to work out just fine!

We are also happy to announce that Carole Doar, RN has joined our staff as our in-house school nurse. Her nursing expertise will definitely come in handy this school year! Previously, we only had a Hartford Public School nurse assigned to us one day a week.

The United Way's Campaign season is upon us...
We hope you will consider Trinity Academy in your giving plans!

Since we are a small school, Trinity Academy's United Way number has to be added by each donor in the "Other" section on most employers' United Way pledge cards.
Trinity Academy's United Way Number: DS1111

Any questions? Please contact Trinity's Development office at 860-251-8337 or

Thank you!

Trinity Academy Kids Return to Campus!

From the ECCT: Events Supporting Asylum Seekers

Presiding Bishop’s statement on Administration’s 2021 refugee admission ceiling & EMM Virtual Events

“The Episcopal Church, through the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries, has resettled thousands of refugees every year in partnership with local communities,” said Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry. “We stand ready to welcome and walk in the Way of Love with our newest neighbors. Our faith calls us to offer compassion and care to the most vulnerable among us.” Read more.

Episcopal Migration Ministries to host three virtual events titled "Walking with Asylum Seekers: A Training Series for Congregations."

Learn about the ministry opportunities on Oct. 8 at 4:00 p.m. Register on Zoom.

Then the two Sponsorship conversations are October 20 and 27. Register for those here.


Although we may be tuning in to Sunday services on Zoom or YouTube, or even coming to the 8:00 service at church, it seems that all of us are feeling disconnected from our beloved Trinity Church and from each other.

Great news! The Stewardship committee has cooked up a plan to help each of us feel a little more connected, by reviving our old practice of writing notes to each other as part of this year’s Annual Appeal! Sound crazy? Maybe it is, but we think it will work. Stay tuned!

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.
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.

Weekly Calendar

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
Zoom Conversation with Rev. D. about Spiritual Communion
      following the 10:00 am Service.
Monday, October 12th
        Office and Trinity Academy Closed

Tuesday, October 13th 
      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. Outreach Meeting – via Zoom

Wednesday, October 14th  
     5:00 P.M. Adult Christian Formation – via Zoom
     7:00 P.M. Property Committee – via Zoom

Thursday, October 15th 
      8:15 A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
   12:00 Noon Noonday Prayer – via Zoom
     6:00 P.M. Choir School – Bell Ringing – Nave

Friday, October 16th
      Trinity Academy closed – Professional Development Day
    10:00 A.M. Funeral Service for Al Shuckra – Church & Zoom
      7:00 P.M. Trinity Book Club – via Zoom

Saturday, October 17th

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. Details available next week.

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