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Newcomer Gathering Sunday, June 2nd @ 10:45 AM Trinity Church Library

An Invitation for all Newcomers and Visitors at Trinity Church …

New friends - we value the gift of your presence among us, and we would like to get to know you a bit.

Please stay after worship on Sunday, June 2nd for conversation and treats. Come to the Library, meet with Rev. Andrea and other newcomers, and learn more about the Trinity parish family. How is God’s Spirit inviting you at this time?

Bring your questions about Trinity Church and your hopes for what spiritual community can mean in 2024.

RSVP or questions to admin@trinitynewtownct.org or Rev. Andrea at awyatt@trinitynewtownct.org.

Impersonation Emails

Friends and Members of Trinity Church, please be aware that churches are often targeted for “phishing” scams. Someone creates a false email address and pretends to be a member of the clergy or staff. This criminal will then ask for financial help, or for gift cards, or for personal information. If you look carefully, you will always see that the email address is not the correct one used by our clergy or staff.

Please know that staff of Trinity Church would never ask you to purchase gift cards, or ask you for money. Staff members would never ask you to keep a transaction secret. We must learn to be alert to communications that seems ‘fishy’ … because they are! It is always a good idea to verify with the church office if you have any questions. You can also contact your own service provider and report these fraudulent emails as “phishing.”

Invitation to Confirmation in the Episcopal Church

Dear Beloved of Trinity Church,

Is God calling you deeper into your Christian faith? Is the Spirit nudging you to explore the possibility of Confirmation - or Reception - into the Episcopal Church?

We have just learned that Bishop Laura Ahrens will visit Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown on Sunday, September 15th for our 9:30 AM service. Our Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Bishop Ahrens has a long history with Trinity Church. It will be delightful to welcome her again!

Also … we will have Confirmations when she visits on September 15th.

We invite teens (14+) and adults to commit to and prepare for Confirmation by our Bishop.

Our spiritual journeys are unique and are often full of surprising turns. So, depending on your church background, there are three ways to make a formal affiliation with the Episcopal Church: Confirmation, Reception or Re-Affirmation of Faith. (We have many parishioners who come to us from the Catholic Church, and they are ‘received’ into the Episcopal Church.)

Baptism is not just for babies! If you have not yet been Baptized - this, too, is a joy open to people of all ages. Baptism and Confirmation can happen in the same service.

As the Book of Common Prayer says: “In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop.”

Being ready comes at different times – and in widely varying ways - for each of us. Please reply to Rev. Andrea if you would like learn more about Confirmation. We invite you

to a process of inquiry and discernment. God is searching for you.

Once we gather names, we will announce a schedule of conversations and gatherings as we prepare for this joyous day.

Eastertide Blessings,

Rev. Andrea

World Labyrinth Day

Saturday, May 4, marks the 15th annual World Labyrinth Day, a time when thousands of people globally will “Walk as One at 1” for peace. In other words, people are invited to walk a labyrinth at 1:00 PM in their local time zone. The idea behind this international observance is to create a rolling wave of unified healing energy around the world.  We are fortunate to have an outdoor labyrinth at Trinity. All are invited to meet at the labyrinth at 1:00 PM on May 4 to be part of this global wave. Tell your friends! 

The Little Pantry is in desperate need of:

Peanut Butter and Condiments

Canned Fruit

Boxed Meals

Canned Soups

Pasta / Tomato Sauce


We do NOT need canned vegetables at this time!

Our friends at Newtown Congregational Church invite us to their next "Thoughtful Film" on Friday, May 3. Kiss the Ground presents a new way to farm plants and animals to provide a better-tasting, healthy product while significantly reducing airborne carbon. Regenerative Agriculture had its start decades ago, but the film suggests its moment has more than arrived. And at the end, you'll have a list of actions you can take to push this concept along and make a difference at home and beyond. This film is great for kids and adults. 

Optional light supper is at 6 pm, film at 6:30, and discussion until 9 pm. Sandwiches available on pre-order for $6.50 through Thursday, May 2 (pay at event). Participants may also bring their suppers or arrive by 6:30 to join the viewing and discussion. Reservations are very helpful and necessary if you want a sandwich. Click HERE to sign up or call Katherine Simpson at 734-645-6909.

Mighty God and gentle lamb, Lord of all creation, how we long to know you, how we strive to serve you. Help us now to love you even more. Give us humble hearts to praise you and listening ears to hear your voice, willing hands to serve you, thankful spirits to rejoice. Lord of all, we adore you, and we bring this prayer before you: Create in us humble hearts.

This is a passage from the choral anthem that the Trinity Choir will sing this Sunday. The song is titled “A Prayer for Humility”, and it very much sums up not just our mission in the ministry of music here, but all of our ministries at Trinity. As we look for ways in which to serve God by serving others, we must keep our hearts and ears open, we must remain willing to serve, and we must stay humble. I see these humble servants’ hearts in the members of Trinity who serve in various capacities with different talents, and I see how our musicians also serve with such willingness to give their time and talents each week. It’s what makes Trinity so special and so beautiful. 

On June 2nd, we will acknowledge our Music Ministry with a special tribute to all who have contributed their talents this past program year. There will be lots of music, a guest appearance by Eric Knapp on the organ, and a moment to recognize the tireless efforts of our dedicated Trinity musicians. 

June 9th will see our Church School kiddos singing a special song during worship. Smiles abound when the little ones raise their sweet voices in song, so you won’t want to miss it! Parents, make sure your kids are attending Church School in the coming weeks as we learn a song for that joyful Sunday.

May 12th is next week, and the Women and Children’s Choir will make its debut! If you didn’t get a chance to join us for our first rehearsal last Sunday, there’s still time! Join us this Sunday in the sanctuary after the service for a short rehearsal of the very easy song we’re going to present together. Women and children of all ages and singing skills are welcome! 

Make a joyful noise!


Our rotation learning about the Old Testament story of Jonah and the Big Fish continues this Sunday. Also, the students have nearly earned their second attendance prize: an ice cream party! We will enjoy make-your-own ice cream sundaes and games on June 2nd during church school to celebrate. Your kids have been anticipating this and won't want to miss it!

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, 6/2, Ice Cream Party

Sunday, 6/9, Children's Sunday, LAST DAY OF CHURCH SCHOOL

Sunday 5/19: meet in library (This is a change - originally scheduled on 5/5)

Sunday 6/2: Sandwich making in kitchen, and Chapel on the Green

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

Calling all college graduates class of 2024: please send us your school and degree info along with a picture (if you wish) and any post- college plans if known. we will share in e-news in May. Please submit to church office or Julie (jmcgdunn@charter.net) by May 6.

May Concert

Our Choir Soprano Section Leader and Soloist Cristina Trnik is presenting a recital here of her vocal students. All are welcome. Always a fun time!"

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 5/14 and 5/28. 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

Maureen, Janet, Rick, Marie, Jennifer, Joyce, Jacky, Gail, Alveta, Bode, Gracie, Martha, Daniel, Shirley, Dan, Barbara, Lucille, Caroline, Beth, Megan, Eric

For those celebrating a birthday this week

Juliet Seymour, Dennis DeLoughy, Sue Roman, Sally DeLoughy

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