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Mission & Outreach nominated the Jericho Partnership in Danbury as recipient of the Trinity Special Easter offering.

The Jericho Partnership embodies the principals of the Good Samaritan. It is a non-profit collaboration of word and deed ministry organizations and congregations serving the at risk in Danbury. It provides tutors for children of all ages, mentors guiding at risk teenagers to a better life, language support, training to be food pantry helpers, health care for the uninsured. Additionally, Jericho Partnership hosts a food pantry for families who can’t afford an adequate supply of food.

Please donate generously to this amazing mission! Make out your checks to Trinity

Church, memo line Jericho Partnership, and place in the Special Easter Collection

envelope. Thank you! Click here to contribute.

Palm Sunday Breakfast


Please join us in the Glover Room after service for Breakfast and Fellowship. Come and enjoy scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and more! 

Proceeds from the breakfast will go to Newtown Ecumenical Workcamp Servants (N.E.W.S.) After their presentation to the congregation in February we were inspired to help their mission. Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family.

Additional donations welcome.

Easter Flower Memorials

Remember a dear one or give thanks for your blessings; envelopes can be found in the church pews. You can also contribute by clicking the links for Easter Flowers and Easter Music. Please email Kim to add names for "In Remembrance Of" or "In Gratitude For".

Lenten Prayer Gatherings

Join us tonight for the final Lenten Prayer Gathering. Centering Prayer will take place in the sanctuary at 6pm. All are welcome!

Last year's Easter Egg Hunt was a smashing success! Please help the Children's Ministry Team to host yet another "egg-citing" event this Easter.  You can help by donating pre-stuffed Easter eggs. Easter eggs of all sizes and colors can be filled with candy, stickers, tattoos, and little trinkets. Donations will be collected in labeled bins outside the sanctuary until Palm Sunday, 3/24. No time to stuff eggs? Bring in plastic eggs, candy, or both, and the Children's Ministry Team will do the rest. The earlier you can bring in your donations the better. Thank you in advance for your support!

Thanks again, Trinity!

Donations for the Little Pantry


PB and J/Ketchup


Toilet paper/Laundry & Dish soap

Dog/cat food

Bath soap/shampoo 

For a complete list, scan the QR code.

As we wait to see which pollinators emerge from the planting we did last September in our parking lot area, you may be thinking about planting your own pollinator-friendly garden. If so, check out the updated "Connecticut Native Perennial, Tree, & Shrub Availability List" compiled by the UConn Extension & Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Wildlife Division. The list does a lot of the leg work for you by cross-referencing each native plant with each participating CT nursery where it's sold.  

What wondrous love is this, O my soul! O my soul! what wondrous love it this, O my soul! What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bare the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul, to bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

We all know and (hopefully) love the hymn “What Wondrous Love is This”, which is also simply called “Wondrous Love”. We sing it at both Christmas and Easter, and its poignant poetry is pretty much appropriate for any time in the church year. The text of this popular and quite singable hymn are usually attributed to an anonymous writer, but the 1848 hymnal The Hesperian Harp attributes the text to a Methodist pastor from Georgia named Alexander Means.

The hymn’s tune, however, holds more intrigue for me. That catchy minor-keyed melody that we love to sing was actually taken from the 1701 English song, “The Ballad of Captain Kidd”, which originally told the story of the exploits of pirate William Kidd. Yes, you read that correctly: One of our favorite hymns of the Lenten season is a pirate song! You can hear it now, can’t you?

The Trinity Choir will present “Wondrous Love” as an anthem this Palm/Passion Sunday, and our own John Sullivan will be, I suppose, our resident pirate singing the haunting solo.

And also not to be missed, during communion our choir soprano section leader, Cristina DiMuro Trinik, will sing, in my opinion, the most beautiful setting of “Agnus Dei” in sacred music repertoire. This setting was written by Georges Bizet, the same composer who wrote the spectacular opera, Carmen! 

There is so much music to come in the next week, and I pray that it will aid in your worship as we traverse the upcoming Holy Week and approach the Resurrection Day.

In faith,


Please consider donating to the Easter Music Fund. Envelopes are in your pew!

Lenten Passport

Our Lenten Passport competition continues! Throughout the season of Lent kids can earn stickers to put in their passports by attending church school, doing labyrinths, bringing in items for Trinity's Little Pantry, learning the Lord's Prayer, and much more. If they get 12 stickers they earn a prize. The church school student with the most stickers wins an extra prize! Ask your child how he/she/they can earn more stickers.

Upcoming Events

*Sunday, March 24, Church breakfast following worship

*Sunday, March 31, Easter Egg Hunt following worship, NO CHURCH SCHOOL

Nursery Coverage for Holy Week

Our nursery caregiver will be with us on Easter Sunday during the worship service. Although the nursery will not be staffed during our other Holy Week services, parents are welcome to use it, if needed, and stay there with their child. Another option is to play with your child in the family corner in the rear of the sanctuary. There will be extra toys and activities in the family corner during this special week. Families are truly welcome at all of our services. Please contact Kim Merrill should additional accommodation be needed.

Sunday 4/7: meet in library

Sunday 5/5: meet in library

Sunday 6/2: meet in library

Sunday 6/9: end of the year celebration- youth participate in service (ushers, acolyte, readers, oblations), photo slide show, honor seniors, cake after the service

Hello, Heads Up! Hartford community! We are excited to announce that this year's camp registration is LIVE! We are looking forward to welcoming campers, staff, and volunteers at our nonprofit overnight community service and leadership camp at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury from June 23- 29, 2024.

What Is Stephen Ministry?

There are many new people who have joined us in community at Trinity Church, Newtown--and we rejoice in their finding a home here—in person or via our streamed services.  And we have decided that this would likely be a good time to offer you some detail and background information about this thing called “Trinity Ministry at Trinity”, as a primer for the new people among us and a refresher for those who’ve been around for a while.

So, what we’ve created is a revised and updated version of common questions and answers,  a link to which can be found here:

“Stephen Ministry:  Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few details of general background and overview:

  • Stephen Ministry at Trinity, Newtown, was created to offer one-on-one care-giving to parishioners, and others in the larger community, who in any kind of need—to support you, to listen to you, to walk with you, and to pray with you. 

  • The name Stephen is originally Greek, and Chapter 6 of Acts of the Apostles tells us that Stephen himself was a Hellenist (a foreign-born Jew who spoke Greek). He lived in Jerusalem and had become a Christian.  In the Book of Acts, as Christianity spread, Stephen was chosen by the Apostles to become a “deacon”—to provide charitable, caring ministry to those in need. Since the time of the Apostles, caring ministry has been considered a hallmark of the Christian faith community. Another Biblical reference says it well:

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

(Galatians 6:2, NRSV)

  • Stephen Ministry began in 1975 when the Rev. Kenneth C. Haugk, Ph.D, a pastor and psychologist, trained nine laypeople in his congregation in St. Louis to be Stephen Ministers. They assisted him in providing distinctively Christian care to members of the congregation and community. These trained caregivers were so enthused about their ministry, they encouraged Dr.Haugk to offer Stephen Ministry training to other congregations. And so, the Ministry has spread from that time forward, literally around the world. 

  • Stephen Ministry became part of parish life here at Trinity in 2009, in the spirit of the Ministry’s mottos:

“Christ Caring For People Through People”

We hope  you’ll take a few minutes to open this  link  and learn more about this special ministry here at Trinity.  And please, should you have any additional questions at any time, reach out to a member of the Trinity Stephen Ministry Team.  We would welcome your inquiry, and we would be glad to have a further personal conversation with you to tell you more about it.

Trinity's Stephen Ministry Team

Stephen Ministry Leaders Team

Cindy Anderau, Ron Dukenski, 

Teddy Jameson, Judy Rowley, Andrea Castner Wyatt

Trinity's Stephen Ministers

Carol Bigman, Joe Bojnowski, Erin Lutz

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Monteverdi Vespers 1610

April 14, 2024 - 3 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, CT


The Connecticut Choral Society is proud to announce a special presentation of “one of

the greatest works of sacred music ever written” – the MONTEVERDI VESPERS 1610

The concert Is on April 14, 2024 at 3 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, CT.

The Connecticut Choral Society will perform together with the internationally acclaimed

ORCHESTRANEXUS, Nexus Choral Artists, and renowned soloists Linda Sweetman-

Waters, organ, and Max Vladimiroff, harpsichord under the direction of Maestro Eric

Dale Knapp.

The MONTEVERDI VESPERS 1610, a masterwork of the early Baroque period, is an

extraordinary and revolutionary setting of the five psalms, hymn, and Magnificat which

make up the Vespers liturgy. It is a grand scale production with multiple choirs, soloists,

harpsichord, organ and orchestra that features majestic choruses, poignant duets, and

virtuosic solos of breathtaking beauty.

The audience can expect a grand scale treat as well. Listeners will be seated in the

center of a performance in the round, surrounded by soloists, orchestra and various

vocal ensembles, as if in a sacred embrace. At times they may hear the call of angels

from high above.

This glorious masterpiece is seldom performed in its entirety due to the scope of the


This Connecticut presentation is a rare opportunity for local audiences to experience a

live performance of the unforgettable masterpiece that has captivated performers and

audiences for over four centuries.

Tickets are $55.00 and are available online or at the door, if not sold out prior to the


For more information and to buy tickets please visit us at ctchoralsociety.com or call


For more information visit us at ctchoralsociety.com or email us.

Chapel on the Green

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. John 13:14-17

Chapel on the Green at Trinity Episcopal Church in New Haven commemorates Maundy Thursday, the day that Jesus washed his disciples' feet, by washing the feet of the most vulnerable - those experiencing homelessness. The event is on Maundy Thursday, March 28th, with an outdoor worship service at 2:00 pm, followed by a foot clinic and health fair with volunteers from Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center from 2:30-4:00 pm. If you would like to be a part of this outreach ministry by volunteering for the foot washing clinic or to find out more information please contact Noelle D'Agostino by email  or by phone 203.581.0497.

Newtown Lions Club Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive

The Second Annual Newtown Lions Club Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive in cooperation with Stop & Shop and the US Army 411th Civil Affairs Battalion will be held on Saturday April 6th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Sandhill Plaza in Newtown . 

The event benefits Faith Food Pantry (Newtown) , Hospitality Hall (Newtown), Daily Bread Food Pantry (Danbury) and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission in Bridgeport.

Just come by Stop & Shop on Saturday April 6th and purchase a pre-packaged bag of food or shop for any number of suggested grocery items and then come Stuff-A-Truck courtesy of the US Army Reserves, Stop & Shop and the Newtown Lions Club.

Christian Yoga

Join Christian Yoga class on alternating Tuesdays at 7 pm for an hour of movement incorporating prayer and scripture. This is a great way to connect to yourself, with others and with God. The next sessions will be held on 4/9 and 4/23. All are welcome!

Free will offering is completely voluntary.

Weekly Happenings

Trinity's nursery is open every Sunday from 9:15 - 11:15, and is professionally staffed by Wee Care Nanny Agency.

Trinity's Grief Support Group runs every first and third Thursday of the month, and is open to all.

Praise and Thanksgiving

For those requesting our prayers

Arlene, Maureen, Janet, Rick, Marie, Jennifer, Joyce, Jacky, Gail, Alveta, Bode, Gracie, Martha, Daniel, Judy, Cheryl, Shirley, Dan, Brian, Barbara, Lucille, JM, Marie, Erin, Jean, Thomas, Matt, Eric, Beth, Megan, Jim, Beatrice

For those celebrating a birthday this week

Richard VanWaalwijk, Mackenzie Hughes

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