5 April 2024

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Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 7 April

The Second 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

Trinity Church YouTube

In This Week's eVoice














* Trinity's Sunday Guest Presider / Preacher

The Rev. Zebulun Treloar

Trinity Book Group - 5 April

2024 Spring Gathering & Training - Begins 8 April

Women Together - 9 April

Alice Turcotte Memorial Service - 13 April

*Adult Christian Formation Forum - 14 April

What's different about Episcopalians? - ACF - 21 April

Birdsong Concert - 21 April

Save the Date - 5 May

Prayer List Requests

Special Prayer Requests


News from the Diocese

*During this time at Trinity we will be blessed to welcome visiting priests as presiders and preachers for our 8:00 am and 10 am services. In order for you to get to know a bit about them before they arrive on Sunday, please take the time to read their biographies.

Please Welcome the Rev. Zebulun Treloar


Trinity is delighted to welcome The Reverend Zebulun (Zeb) Treloar as Sunday’s presider and preacher. Zeb will be with us on the first Sunday of each month through June. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Iowa in 2019, becoming the first openly transgender priest ordained in the Diocese. He has served children, youth, college students, and elders in ministry roles in both Iowa and Kentucky. His wife, Jamie, began her transition in 2022, and they chose to move to a state with legal protections for transgender people as waves of anti-transgender legislation have been introduced and passed in state houses across the nation. They arrived in Connecticut in September 2023, moving into an apartment in Manchester. Zeb is enjoying supply work and is an associate of St. Peter's Church, South Windsor. He will begin a Master of Social Work program at Springfield College in the fall.  

Trinity's Book Group will meet on Friday, April 5th, 7:00-9:00 pm, to discuss Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt. It's an exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus. This book is available in libraries and bookstores. All are welcome to attend, for one meeting or many. Linda and Mark MacGougan will host this meeting at their home; please let them know if you plan to attend (macgougans@gmail.com; 860-878-0334)

Spring Training & Gathering 2024

This year we’re reflecting on Ephesians 4: 11-13 and how we can build up the body of Christ in ECCT through sharing, supporting, and learning from each other.

This year we are offering 20 online courses from April 8-April 18. 

Review the courses and register here!

In-person gathering will be on April 20, 8AM-3:30PM at Lincoln Middle School, Meriden. There is a $20 admission fee to help the cost of food and is non-refundable. Space is limited so be sure to register soon. Registration closes April 14.

Women Together: a group that gathers weekly to explore our Christian faith and practice through book discussion, prayer and fellowship. We meet on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 pm in the reception room at St. John’s (679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT).


We are discussing Waiting for Our Souls to Catch Up by Sister Carol Perry. "Bring your highlighter and your sense of wonder to a comfortable chair and marvel at what you didn't know about Biblical history. Waiting for Our Souls to Catch Up is a must read for all those seeking a spiritual peace in a high-tech world. But most of all bring your appreciation of Sister Carol Perry's scholarly brilliance in refining prayer, faith, and grace. I love this book. I will always have two, my annotated one and another one to give away." - Rolland G. Smith.


The books we choose are usually available at libraries, amazon.com and other booksellers. WT has been attended by women from St. John’s, Trinity, St. James and St. Monica’s. Please contact Linda MacGougan macgougans@gmail.com or Cathy Rowe crowedy@yahoo.com if you would like additional information.

Seabury Memorial Service for Alice Turcotte

April 13


A memorial service will be held for Alice Turcotte on Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel at Seabury Retirement Community, 200 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield.  


Alice passed away in December 2023. She was a former and faithful member who served the Church and was a choir member, a member of the Pastoral Care and Outreach ministries, and of Trinity's former drama group.


All are welcome to attend.



APRIL 14,2024 after the 10:00 AM Service

Conversation about BIRDSONG


Come join Trinity's Music Director, Michelle Horsley, in a conversation about birdsong! This talk on Sunday, April 14th after the 10:00 am service is in anticipation of our large-scale Birdsong event on Sunday evening, April 21st, which is a one-of-a-kind musical homage to birds, including recordings of various species paired with human-composed repertoire for choir and organ.


Birdsong is humbly offered in recognition of Earth Day - lovingly conceived by Trinity’s music director who is also a lifelong birder and funded partially by the Jolidon Fund at the Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. At this pre-concert Adult Forum conversation about Birdsong, Michelle will discuss some of the ways composers have been inspired by birdsong over nearly 1000 years of choral/organ music and how they have even translated birdcalls to musical notation.


We will chat about the particular musical qualities of various bird species and examine fascinating ways that our avian companions develop melodies. This conversation will also include a biblical component, with a short overview of the significance of various bird species referenced in the Bible. 

Adult Christian Formation

Sunday, April 21, 2024

What’s Different about Episcopalians?

Whether you are a “cradle Episcopalian” or were raised in a different denomination, you may not be entirely sure how to answer that question.


  • What makes Trinity Church different from other Christian denomination parishes?
  • What does it mean to be “Episcopalian?”

While these questions may not keep you awake at night, they take on particular importance as we enter a time of transition in our leadership. Calling our next priest-in-charge will not involve posting a “help wanted” ad on job posting services.

On Sunday, April 21, after the 10 o’clock service, Trinity Church member Donald Romanik will answer some of these questions. In his capacity as president of the Episcopal Church Foundation, Donald has met with Episcopalians all over the country, has learned of the many ways Episcopalians practice and express their faith, and has influenced the current and future picture of the Episcopal Church, USA.

Please plan to join us for a lively discussion on what it means to be Episcopalians.


A message from Immanuel Congregational Church –

A GHIAA Partner


To celebrate Immanuel Congregational Church’s 200th Anniversary this year, we have invited renowned civil rights leader, Bishop William Barber II, to speak on Sunday, May 5th at 3pm. Bishop Barber is a preacher, social activist, author and sought-after public speaker who became nationally known for his leadership with the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina. He has recently begun a new phase of his work as the founding director of the Center for Public Theology & Public Policy at Yale Divinity School.


The event is free and open to all. We hope that our GHIAA partners will join us on May 5th for an afternoon of “Challenge and Hope”!

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 the links below to read up on what's going on in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and in our North Central Region.


ECCT Newsletter - March 27, 2024

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.
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