8 November 2020
O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

~~Collect for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, November 8: 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist Rite 2 (Spiritual Communion) at Church, 8 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite 2 (Spiritual Communion) via Zoom, 10 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. 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.

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

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

Password: 780651

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Thursday, November 12
Noon Prayer Via Zoom, Live at 12 PM:

Rev. D. Officiating

This is a Standing Meeting.
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Meeting ID: 597 938 892
Password: 323842
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Sunday Forum – November 8:

“The Abolition of Slavery and the Struggle for Women’s Rights: The Grimke Sisters and the Amistad Incident”—led by the Rev. Dr. Frank Kirkpatrick
The issue of racism and the Church’s response to it is much in our minds today. I will provide a look at how the Church and some individual Christians responded to slavery and the denial of women’s rights in the antebellum period in America. I will discuss the life and thought of two remarkable women (white, Southern, from slave—holding families), Sarah and Angelina Grimke, who were in the forefront of the movement for the abolition of slavery and for the equality of women. In particular we will see how their deeply felt evangelical faith propelled them into an active struggle against male domination and the failure of the churches to address issues of social injustice. We will also look briefly at the Amistad incident in which African captives fought to be freed from captivity, including a brief period in Farmington, and returned to their native Africa.


           When children feel anxious, they instinctively look for a trusted person to stay close to. If a parent isn’t nearby, a sibling or a friend will do. We never seem to grow out of that need. When things are uncertain, we want to cling to kindred souls. And so, throughout the past 8 months of pandemic, racial injustice, social unrest, and political conflict, the Trinity community has gathered as we can, via Zoom or in person, to worship the God we trust and to share ourselves with one another.
           The Stewardship Committee is hoping to strengthen our connection with each other just a little more. The Annual Appeal packets will be mailed in a few weeks. Included in the packet will be a stamped and addressed note card for you to send to a fellow parishioner, just to say hello and remind them why you choose to be part of this community. We will include clear instructions, so don’t worry – it will be a simple way to stay connected.

It's Turkey Time!
Foodshare’s annual Turkey and Thirty campaign kicks off on November 1. We will continue with our annual tradition of providing Thanksgiving meals and raising funds to fight hunger year-round. In an effort to keep everyone safe, this year’s campaign will look a little different. Here are some updates:
·     To preserve our collective safety, we have suspended in-person turkey
    collection drives this year. Instead, Foodshare has purchased some 
    turkeys in advance to meet our clients’ needs.

·     Community members will be able to donate to Foodshare to support
the purchase of a turkey (or more!) for a neighbor in need. Your monetary gift will help Foodshare achieve our goal; to provide thousands of families with the food they need on Thanksgiving and beyond.

·     By sharing this news with your network you can double or triple your impact for this year’s Turkey and Thirty campaign!

The demand for food assistance has increased significantly during the pandemic, so your support now is critical. Foodshare expects that we'll need to distribute more than 20,000 turkeys this year.

Please support our efforts today by donating online at foodshare.org.

A Quick Note About Pastoral Care

If there are pastoral concerns that arise that you would like me to know about, please reach out to me by phone (860-986-3289) or email (dlittlepage at trinityhartford.org). While I have been getting pastoral information passed along to me I invite you to reach out to me directly.

All Saints' Day at Trinity -- 1 November 2020.

Welcome to Trinity’s New Refugee Family!!

Trinity Church has received a request from Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS, “our” refugee agency in New Haven), to actively assist a Congolese refugee family who was settled in Hartford about four years ago by another agency that now is inactive. Anne Rapkin and Drew Smith have met with the family and are eager for the Trinity Community to be an active part of supporting this family.
The family is comprised of three generations. The head of the family is a mother (and grandmother) whose husband died in the Tanzanian refugee camp there they had lived for twenty years after fleeing the Congo; the father died one week before the family came to the United States. In addition to her, there are her six children ranging in age from middle school through adulthood as well as the wife and child of the oldest of her children. The mother and three of the adult members of the family are employed, and another child has begun studies at a community college, intent on becoming a nurse. They are members of the Bahai faith, and are actively supported by the Bahai community based in East Hartford.
The immediate needs of the family include English language instruction, especially for the older adults, medical and dental care for all members of the family, and help for pursuing educational vocational goals, including mentoring. As was the case with our prior refugee families, IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services) will be supporting us. Even as we look for additional partnerships for this new co-sponsorship with IRIS, we have begun to search for and link the family members with appropriate resources.

Are you interested in helping out in some way? Much of what needs to be done does not involve in-person contact, so can be done consistently with Covid 19 safety protocols. 
Please consider participating in a meeting to explore working with this exceptional family. For more information please contact Anne Rapkin, a.rapkin@snet.net or 860-521-5992.

Memorial Gifts to Trinity Church

Altar Flowers are a traditional means of remembering a loved one or celebrating a special anniversary. But there are other ways to make memorials during the covid-19 pandemic.

You may make an equivalent monetary gift to one of Trinity's many outreach ministries in a loved one's name or in honor of a special day. By contacting Barbara at the Church Office you can have your gift noted in the Sunday bulletin.

Also, the Aumbry Candle continues to burn in the Memorial Chape. You may also contact the Church Office about donating a week's light as a memorial.

And flowers are now being placed at the altar Sundays. So let us know if you wish to make any of these memorials.

Small Group Meet and Greet with Rev. D

Thank you all for your patience as Rev. D has been settling into life at Trinity. She is excited for the opportunity to get to know more of you through small group gatherings. Whether or not you filled out the survey, you are invited to sign up for a time to meet in a small group with Rev. D either in person at Trinity (https://calendly.com/revd/inpersongroup) or on Zoom (https://calendly.com/revd/zoomsmallgroup). The times for in person gatherings are all on Saturdays and the times for Zoom gatherings include morning, afternoon, and evening times. If there are no group times available and you would like to meet with her 1-1, you may schedule a time to do so by going to https://calendly.com/revd/individual.

New Address/New Email/New Phone?
Please let the church office know if you have any updated contact information. We want to make sure that all Trinity communication reaches you!! Contact Barbara Roos at office@trinityhartford.org or 860-527-8133 ext 204.

Last Year at Trinity

A/V Guild

Are you interested in Audio/Video production? Are you comfortable hosting zoom meetings? Are you comfortable with email and PowerPoint? Are you willing to learn about any of the above things? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I invite you to become a part of the A/V Guild. For the past several months, Jake Troiano and Casey Rousseau have been serving as our Digital Vergers on Sunday mornings and our tech team behind the scenes. We are very grateful for their service, and they need help to keep it going! As we seek to continue having meaningful online worship with the option of hybrid in person/online worship, we need additional people to be a part of the A/V Guild. We need people who are willing to come in person on Sunday mornings, people who are going to be on zoom on Sunday mornings, and people who are willing to help prepare worship materials during the week. If you are interested or if you have questions please reach out to Rev. D.

Women Together

Would you like an opportunity to meet with other women for reading, reflection and discussion on matters of the Christian faith? If so, please consider attending Women Together, which meets weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:15 pm. Women from St. Monica's, Trinity and St. John's currently participate in WT, and all are welcome! For its next series, beginning November 3rd, the featured book is Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: and Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, available from libraries, Amazon and bookstores. For more information about WT, and to receive a link to the meeting, please contact Enid Oberholtzer (tomenidjas@aol.com ) or Cathy Rowe (crowedy@yahoo.com).

You’re invited….
In response to a conversation with Al Shuckra, last May a small group of Trinity parishioners decided to read and discuss “The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr, meeting by Zoom every Monday evening for an hour, over a number of months. The last chapter we read together the week after Al died.
Our experience was so rich that we’ve decided to continue. Our next book is “The Book of Joy,” the fruit of a weeklong visit between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Would you be interested in reading this book with us and joining our weekly discussions?

We will meet Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm via Zoom beginning again on Monday, November 9.

For more information, contact Drew Smith at ktadsmith@comcast.net or 860-331-9021.

Trinity Church Outreach Meeting – November 10
All are invited to the Outreach meeting Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Come hear about what the Outreach Team at Trinity has been up to! If you 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 the Zoom link.

All Saints' Day at Trinity -- 1 November 2020.

Deadline for the December Voice of Trinity

The deadline for the next issue of The Voice is Friday, November 13, at 5:00 p.m. This issue will cover all events taking place in December and January. Please send all articles to voice@trinityhartford.org. Thanks very much!

Trinity Church Book Group

Trinity's Book Group
Open to all - is now meeting via Zoom! The next meeting, on December 4th at 7:00 pm, will feature the new novel Sea Wife by Trinity parishioner Amity Gaige. This book weaves the story of a family's suspenseful adventure of living at sea with the joys and struggles of marriage and parenthood. It's received glowing reviews and is available through bookstores and Amazon. Folks are welcome to attend Book Group regularly or on a one-time basis.

If you'd like to receive a link to the Zoom meeting on December 4th, please contact Linda MacGougan (macgougans@gmail.com ).

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, November 8th    The 23rd 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

Following the 10:00 am service and a brief virtual coffee hour:
Sunday Forum: The Abolition of Slavery and the Struggle for Women’s Rights: The Grimke Sisters and the Amistad Incident” — led by the Rev. Dr. Frank Kirkpatrick - Zoom
Monday, November 9th
      8:15: A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
Tuesday, November 10th 
      8:15: A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
     5:15 P.M. Bible Study – via Zoom
     6:00 P.M. Choir School Rehearsal - Church
      7:00 P.M. Outreach Meeting – via Zoom
Wednesday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day)
     5:00 P.M. Adult Christian Formation Planning Mtg – Zoom
Thursday, November 12th
     8:15 A.M. Trinity Academy in-person learning
   12:00 Noon Noonday Prayer – via Zoom
     6:00 P.M. Choir School Rehearsal– Church
Friday, November 13th - Office Closed
Saturday, November 14th 
Sunday, November 15th – The 24th Sunday after Pentecost
  8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Rite II (with Spiritual Communion) – Audio Zoom
  10:00 A.M. – Holy Eucharist Rite II (with Spiritual Communion) – Zoom

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