16 January 2022
In This Week's eVoice:

  1. Update on Our COVID Response
  2. Voice Articles Due
  3. Annual Volunteer Monday - January 17th
  4. Office Closed - January 17th
  5. Adult Christian Forum - Save the Date
  6. Expanding Trinity's On-line Presence
  7. Women Together
  8. Trinity Book Group
  9. Invitation from Companions of the Holy Cross
  10. Worship With Us
  11. Calendar
  12. News from EECT
  13. ECCT Bishop Search
  14. eVoice Deadline
  15. QR Codes
Update on Our COVID Response

Dear Trinity Community,

As COVID continues to surge again, I want to give you some updates regarding our plans for worship, inform you of new COVID protocols that we are implementing, and remind you of existing protocols.

At the 21 Dec 21 Vestry meeting the lay leadership and I agreed that it is very important for us to continue to offer in person worship while encouraging everyone to make the decision of whether to worship in person or online based on their individual circumstances. While we will continue with in person worship, we will discontinue Coffee Hour for the time being. In order to make in person worship as safe as possible we are implementing a few new protocols:
  • All Communion Ministers, Acolytes, Vergers, and Intercessory Prayer Team Members are being asked to provide me with proof of 2 shots of COVID Vaccine.
  • At this time, only the Bread will be offered at Communion. We ask that if you would like to receive Communion, please maintain distance as you come forward. Please do not remove your mask to consume the Sacrament until you have returned to your seat.
  • We are asking everyone to wear either a surgical mask or a (K)N95 mask. Cloth masks alone have been shown to be inadequate in preventing the spread of COVID. (If you want to wear a cloth mask feel free to wear it over a surgical or (K)N95 mask.
As a reminder of our current protocols:
  • All persons should wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times when inside public parts of the building. (Staff in their offices may remove their masks as long as they are alone and their door is closed.)
  •  All persons not in the same household/exposure bubble should maintain at least six feet of distance, including at the Communion Rail. 
  • There should be no physical contact between persons not in the same household/exposure bubble. 

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to seek to keep each other safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.

In Peace,
~Rev. D.
Voice Articles Due

Articles for The Voice are due on Friday, January 14th.
Please send them to Voice@trinityhartford.org .
Annual Volunteer Monday
January 17

You’re invited to celebrate this annual Trinity event!
This is your opportunity to get the building ready for 2022!!
There are tasks to be done – all socially distanced. Vinnie will be here to have the doors open at 9:00 am and we will work till noon.
Office Closed

The office will be closed on Monday, January 17th ,
in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

SAVE THE DATE! Adult Forum via Zoom
Sunday, January 23

Confronting Social Injustice as a Christian
Part 2

We had a lively discussion at last Sunday’s forum on Christian Ethics, led by Rev. Dr. Frank Kirkpatrick. Folks shared their ideas about the injustices we see in our society today, and what concerns we have as citizens, and more importantly, as Christian citizens.

On January 23, we will have a discussion, led by Roy McAlpine, to define specifically what societal issues we want to explore in more depth. You don’t have to have attended the forum on January 9 to participate on the 23rd.

In keeping with our current COVID-19 precautions, this forum will take place via Zoom only. It will begin around 11:45, giving those who attend the 10 a.m. service in person adequate time to get home and log on to Zoom.
Expanding Trinity’s On-line Presence
We are pleased to let you know that 2022 finds Trinity building and refining our on-line presence. George Chien, who was integral in establishing our first electronic newsletter, will be leading this new digital effort. We thank George for all of his good work to date and look forward to seeing communication updates on the website and social media.
The E-Voice is not going away! Have something to contribute?
Please send your information to Barbara Roos at office@trinityhartford.org.

Women Together Meets Again,
now via Zoom

Women Together begins a new, 7-week series on the book The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris. All women are welcome to attend. Currently, women from Trinity, St. Monica's, St. John's, and friends attend this weekly discussion and fellowship group. The meetings are now taking place on Tuesdays, from 2:00-3:15 on Zoom. For more information, please contact Cathy Rowe (crowedy@yahoo.com) or Linda MacGougan (macgougans@gmail.com).
Trinity Book Group
14 January 2022
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin is the story of the teenage stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Trinity's book group will discuss this classic novel at its meeting on January 14th, 7:00-9:00 pm. All are welcome to attend! Martha Freimuth will host this meeting at her home, with attendees wearing masks. Please contact her for more information and to let her know if you're planning to attend. (860-647-8990; lems.cove@yahoo.com)
Companions of the Holy Cross

The Companions of the Holy Cross invite you to a virtual information meeting by the Hartford Chapter.
We are a Christ centered group of women who are “called by God to a life of prayer, transformation and reconciliation within ourselves, within our Companionship, within our faith communities and within the whole of creation.”

Join us to learn more about the group, what called us to join, and what being a member has meant to us. For many, this spiritual friendship has been life changing!

We have planned two meeting times:

Saturday, January 15, from 3:30-4:30 or Sunday, January 16th, from 7:00-8:00pm

Contact Kate Smith at Kate48smith@comcast.net for meeting information
Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, January 16: Second Sunday after the Epiphany
8 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church

10 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church and live-streamed via YouTube

Thursday, January 20

Noon Prayer via Zoom

(Thursday noon services will be Eucharist in person on the first Sunday of each month, Noon Prayer on Zoom the remaining Thursdays.)
Weekly Calendar
Sunday, January 16th
8:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.

Monday, January 17th
9:00 A.M.

Tuesday, January 18th
2:00 P.M.
6:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.

Thursday, January 20th
12:00 P.M.

Friday, January 21st
7:00 P.M.

Sunday, January 23rd
8:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.
11:45 A.M.
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)

Martin Luther King Day – Office Closed
Interior Buildings - Volunteer Work Day

Women Together (Zoom)
Choir School Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Vestry Meeting (Zoom)

Noonday Prayer (Zoom)

NA Group Meeting (Huntington Hall)
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
Adult Christian Formation (Zoom)
“Christian Ethical Principles for
Confronting Social Injustice”
Part 2 – Discussion led by Roy McAlpine
News from the Diocese

Click the links below to read up on what's going on in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and in our North Central Region.

Bishop Search & Transition News
Updated information about the search for our next bishop can be found at ctbishopsearch.org.
eVoice Deadline

All announcements should be submitted to Barbara Roos at office@trinityhartford.org by Thursday 9am for publication that week. Announcements that are submitted late will be held until the following week’s edition.
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