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Two Opportunities for Lenten Prayer

Sunday, March 17th @ 11-ish AM

Join in Reflective ‘Stations of the Cross’ Prayer in Sanctuary, led by Rev. Andrea

or …

Share in Meditative Labyrinth Walk in Hall Below Sanctuary, led by Sue Roman

Coffee Hour will be in the Library!! Stay for conversation; or grab a snack and

walk the Stations or the Labyrinth – or both!


Beloved Ones,

We will dedicate and bless Trinity’s new portable Stations of the Cross during our

Worship on Sunday, March 17th. We invite you, after the service, to pray with the

Stations in a guided prayer - or alone in silence.

Also, our cloth Labyrinth will be laid out on the floor in the Hall below the Sanctuary. 

Our Church School students will have an opportunity to experience the Labyrinth during

their class. 

We invite pilgrims of all ages to pray with Stations or Labyrinth after worship! No food or

drink near or on the Labyrinth, please. (Also, no shoes on the Labyrinth!)

Peace, Rev. Andrea

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".

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


Peanut butter


Coffee / tea

Canned tuna / chicken

Canned beans

Pasta and sauce

​Pet food

Laundry detergent

For a complete list, scan the QR code.

Rev. David Artman is a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Members of that denomination are expected to actively work out their theology through personal study and community worship.  If that feels familiar, consider joining Cindy Anderau, Lisa Mages, Tom McMorran, and Pastor Andrea for a March Discussion series on Artman's book Grace Saves All: The Necessity of Christian Universalism.  We will meet in the library on March 3, 10, and 17th from 3:00 to 4:00.  In the introduction to his book, Artman writes, "...most people don't know it's possible to be a Chrisitan and to believe grace is God's way of ultimately saving everyone. They don't know where to find biblical evidence for this understanding of grace. They don't know this way of understanding grace was common in early Christianity. They wrongly assume they can only be Christian if they believe God will not, or might not, save everyone."  Artman's book challenges the idea of any person being abandoned by God.  If you are intrigued by the idea that our God's loving grace will never give up until all are united to God, please join us.  Books are available via Amazon, and you might want to check out some of Artman's podcasts.  As always you are most welcome to join the conversation even if you haven't read the book. Feel free to email Tom McMorran, or let Rev. Andrea know if you are interested.  

This evening is our second and final opportunity for the Lenten Eucharistic and Healing Prayer Service. This service includes meditative music, some Taizé singing, and an atmosphere of quiet reflection. Just one hour in the middle of the week can make such a difference for you!

This Sunday, we are blessed to be presenting the debut of the Lenten song “Adrift: The Ballad of Noah”, which was composed by Trinity’s own Samuel Grummons. It will be sung by members of the choir during communion, and I hope you will take a moment to read its powerful lyrics that will be printed in the bulletin. Sam’s program notes of this song are as follows: “Sometimes in life we wonder if we are God’s mistake. Sometimes we see the aftermath of destruction and devastation, and we wonder why. Sometimes we are called to carry out what seems to be God’s work but it is lonely and empty and we are confused and filled with doubt. Sometimes in the middle of times of desolation, isolation, and uncertainty we simply feel Adrift.” In addition to Sam’s composition, we will also be acknowledging the day of St. Patrick with some of our favorite Irish-tuned hymns. There are many great reasons to show up for church this week.

I pray that your journey has meaningful and continues to be filled with new insights and peace.


Please consider donating to the Eater 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 17, Walking Labyrinth 

*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 Frances Chamberlain 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.

March 16 12:30pm

We have 3 people who have been getting together together once a month to paint together. We find it is a good way to commit to making art - anything goes! We use watercolor, gouache, acrylic - open to any ideas to make art together. For more information, contact Nany Cole.

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

Join the Connecticut Choral Society ORCHESTRANEXUS, and Nexus Choral Artists

with renowned soloists Linda Sweetman-Waters, organ and Max Vladimiroff, harpsichord for a special presentation of the Monteverdi Vespers 1610 under the direction of Maestro Eric Dale Knapp. Come and enjoy this rarely performed gem of the 17th century that forever changed the course of music!

Reserve your seats now as space is limited. Tickets are $55.00 online or at the door if not

sold out prior to the concert.

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.

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

For those celebrating a birthday this week

Teo Ewasko, Joe Newell, Brandon Lutz

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