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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.

Help Ring Trinity's Bell

In the Gospel of Mark (4:21), Jesus says, "Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand?" In Matthew (5:14-16), Jesus puts it this way, "No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they ... may give glory to your Father in heaven." I bet Jesus would have said the same about church bells: "No church installs a bell in its tower only to leave it unrung. Church bells are meant to be rung!"

Please join me (Lisa Mages) in serving as bell ringer before the 9:30 service. Ideally, we'd have enough people interested that we could add bell ringing to the sign-up rota of service leader roles. It's not difficult to pull the bell rope, but you do have to be able to navigate two steps in order to enter the organ loft where the rope is located. Let me or Rev. Andrea know if you're interested.

Invitation to Confirmation in the Episcopal Church

Bishop Laura Ahrens will visit Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown on Sunday, September 15th for our 9:30 AM service, and we will have confirmations. We are still accepting registrations for this glorious event.

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.

Please join us in exploring the Book of Genesis with the aid of Marilynne Robinson's new book, Reading Genesis. You may be familiar with Robinson's works of fiction such as Housekeeping and the Gilead quartet. In this work of nonfiction, Robinson considers the profound meanings and promise of God's enduring covenant with humanity as they are presented in Genesis. We'll gather in the Johnson library after the 9:30 service on June 9 and 16, and July 7 and 14. On June 9, we'll cover Chapters 1-10 of Genesis, which correspond to pages 1-66 of Robinson's book. But you don't have to read all this in order to attend. (The material is familiar, after all!) Please let Lisa Mages know if you are interested in participating.

Thank you to the church school activity this Sunday–the kids learned about keeping the pantry stocked and what people are taking most often.

We will have some landscaping coming to brighten up the area and try to avoid mud puddles around the doors to the pantry.

And The Little Pantry is serving its purpose! Our inventory is down on everything. Please donate as you are able. All donations can be left on the bench outside the sanctuary. We also have a Vanco link if you prefer. Thank you everyone for all your generosity!

On June 2, the Youth of Trinity along with Mission and Outreach will travel to New Haven to Chapel on the green to hand out meals. 

After our service on 6/1, we will make sandwiches in the kitchen at Trinity, pack up cold meal bags and go to New Haven. The event includes an outdoor service with music and communion and handing out food bags.

We meet at 12:30 to carpool to the event

For more information, talk to Julie Dunn or Martha Dayton.

Please join us in this rewarding fellowship, either by making sandwiches or joining us in New Haven at:

Trinity on the Green, 230 Temple Street , New Haven, CT.

The Creation Care Team calls your attention to a presentation on "Humans and the Night Sky: Our Lost Heritage," on Tuesday, June 4, from 7:00-8:15 PM. Light pollution has robbed us from experiencing the night sky. Join "Lights Out! Connecticut" in exploring the human connection to the cosmos focusing on mythologies and human health and well-being. Register for the Zoom program at https://bit.ly/4bJ5Yha 

This Sunday is Music Ministry Appreciation Day! What does this even mean? It’s a moment to show our love and appreciation for the numerous people at Trinity who have given their talents for the glory of God to aid in worship. This includes the choir, the kids who sing in Church School, anyone who has played an instrument, and our professional section leaders and organists. It also includes our tech guild who faithfully support our audio needs. 

The music this Sunday will focus on a theme of glorifying God through music and singing, and we will have some special music throughout the service. And if that wasn’t fabulous enough, there’s cake after church! 

This Thursday is our final choir rehearsal of the season and what promises to be a lively party after we practice our remaining choral anthems. If you’ve been involved in the choir in any capacity this year, please join us in celebrating a great year! Rehearsal is at 7pm, and the party will probably kick off by 7:20. Bring something to share!

The Church School kiddos have been learning their song for June 9th, and they are, as always, exuberant and absolutely adorable. If your child was not there last Sunday, please have them come to Church School this week so they don’t miss out on being a part of the song presentation on the 9th. And spoiler alert: the congregation will have an opportunity to sing WITH them, so be there!

With gratitude for all who have shared musical talents and those who have supported our music ministry at Trinity,


This Sunday kids will enjoy making their own ice cream sundaes and playing games! Kids will meet in the Glover Community Room for this special celebration. Come and enjoy time with your church school friends before the summer break!

Be sure to join us next Sunday, 6/9, as we celebrate the children and youth of Trinity! There will be a special musical performance, a tribute to our graduating seniors, and a slideshow featuring fun memories from the 2023-2024 school year. Families are asked to attend worship together. There will be extra activities on the cart in the family corner and the nursery will be open.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, 6/2, Ice Cream Party (Glover Community Room)

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

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

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 session will be held on June 11. After June 11, we will take a summer hiatus. 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

Becca Filiato, Robert Ryder, Joe Bojnowski, Peggy Jepsen, Ann Sandercox, Rick Cornell, Lisa Mages, Julia Olmstead, Ashley Erickson, Chris Gibson, Floyd Higgins, Molly-Anne Newell, Tristan Filiato


For those celebrating an anniversary this week: 

Marie & Leon Karvelis, Prudence & Brian Cooney

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