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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 10:30 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.

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.

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 10:30 service on June 9, 16, and 23, and July 7. 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 

“God the Holy Trinity, make you strong in faith and love, defend you on every side, and guide you in truth and peace. And the blessing of God almighty, the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.”

The lyrics above are from the anthem “God, the Holy Trinity” that the choir will be singing for the offertory on Sunday, and its words are a simple blessing that acknowledges the omnipotent presence of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit in our hearts daily. This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, and there will surely be plenty of musical references to the Trinity (which I hope you will sing with gusto!). For me, Trinity Sunday is the culmination of our journey through Advent, Lent, Easter and Pentecost as we next settle into “ordinary” or “proper” time. It’s not exactly a “last hurrah”, but it is a wonderful time to celebrate the beauty and holiness of the perfect Three-In-One. There are so many great hymns about the Trinity, that it is sometimes difficult to choose! 

This Sunday, the Church School kids will begin practicing a special song for June 9th’s worship service. Make sure your kids are in Church School for the next couple of weeks so they don’t miss out on the fun!

See you on Sunday!


Free Concert @ Trinity on June 2nd!

Please join us on June 2 at 5:00pm for a free concert by the Danbury Music Centre Community Band entitled “Saluting Remarkable People and History Making Events”. The concert will explore themes including the U.S. Air Force, Ken Burns, the recent solar eclipse, NASA Astronauts and the music of the great American Cartoon. There will also be music by Dave Brubeck and Charles Ives. Trinity’s own Tristan Filiato will be playing percussion for the concert. Come and enjoy an afternoon of delightful music in our beautiful sanctuary. For more information contact: Laura Flachbart with the Danbury Music Centre at lauraflachbart@gmail.com.

Let's have some fun this Sunday! Come ready to play games inspired by the various Bible stories we learned about this year.

**Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the Children's Ministry Program this year! If you were not in worship this past Sunday please be on the lookout for a pink envelope in your mailbox this week. We are truly grateful for your unwavering support of Trinity's families!

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, 5/26, Bible Story Games

Sunday, 6/2, Ice Cream Party

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

On Saturday, May 25th at 12:30 pm is the next meeting of the Paint with us Group. Consider joining us - even if you bring a different type of creative project. We just chat and enjoy talking about our work and what we are doing. At the end, we have a show and tell of what we all worked on. Snacks provided. Meet in the Glover room.

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 5/28 and 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

Veronica Hempstead

For those celebrating an anniversary this week

Jonathan & Rosemary Gallant, Rick & Paget Haylon, Forry & Kathy Weatherby,

Gordon & Julie Dunn, Floyd & Ena Higgins, Richard & Donna VanWallwijk

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