13 March 2022
In This Week's eVoice
Current COVID Protocols - 10 March
Confirmation - 12 March
Adult Christian Formation - 13 March
Daylight Savings Time - Spring Forward
Special Prayer Request
Lenten Lay Preaching Renewal
Adult Christian Formation Forums - March
Prayers for Ukraine
Wednesdays in Lent
The Voice Article Deadline - 11 March
Lenten Quiet Day - 12 March
Loaves And Fishes Cooking Resumes - 15 March
Lenten Giving Opportunity - Personal Care Products
Trinity Book Group
Women Together
Worship with Us
News from ECCT
ECCT Bishop Search
eVoice Deadline
QR Codes
Update on Current COVID Protocols
10 March
  • Masks are now optional for Church services with the strong recommendation for people to continue to wear masks based on preference, informed by personal level of risk and if they are unvaccinated. 
  • If you are visiting the Education Wing Monday through Friday during Trinity Academy school hours, we ask that you wear a mask. Trinity Academy will continue universal masking until the end of the school year in June.
  • We will continue to wear masks in the office in all common areas, and those who have private offices may request visitors to wear masks. Please be respectful of staff wishes.
As a reminder, there are various levels of comfort in our community with masking, handshakes, and hugging, so please be respectful of others whose decisions differ from your own.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and flexibility. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Rev. D. or a member of the Vestry.
Confirmation - Saturday, 12 March

We are delighted to share that Olivia Mogor, Kenny Okeke, ChiChi Onoh,
Peter Rice, and Celine Stephens will be confirmed by The Right Reverend Laura Ahrens on Saturday, 12 March at 10:00 am at St. Luke’s.
Due to COVID restrictions and the small sanctuary, only confirmands and designated family members can attend in person.
The service will be streamed live on YouTube and can be found here
We will acknowledge and celebrate the confirmands during the 10:00 am service on Sunday, 13 March.
Adult Christian Formation Forum
March 13
Antidote to Obsessing: What our faith tells us.

How does our faith help us deal with our worries in times of unrest? On March 13, Susan Post will share her experience of coming to grips with feelings of powerlessness, and lead us in a discussion of how our faith can inform our response to our troubled world.

Susan encourages all parishioners, whether or not they plan to attend the forum, to read the article on which the content of the forum will be based. 

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Spring Ahead!

Daylight savings time 2022 begins on Sunday, March 13.  Time to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night before going to bed.
Special Prayer Request

A member of our parish, Jacqui Lucier has advanced kidney disease and is in need of a transplant.

As we pray for Jacqui, we also ask that you prayerfully consider being screened as a potential kidney donor. For more information about living organ donation and to sign up to be screened, please visit nkr.org/SBB483. Please encourage your friends and family to consider donor screening.

To hear Jacqui talk about her illness and need for a transplant, watch this clip that has aired on local news.

Lenten Lay Preaching Renewal
Trinity has a tradition of being blessed by a variety of voices from the pulpit. We are excited that several lay members of the congregation have offered themselves to share their theological reflections by preaching on Sunday mornings. To celebrate this gift and as a renewal of the tradition of a broader range of preaching voices, we will have a series of lay preachers during Lent, Holy Week, and the beginning of Easter, and they will continue to regularly be a part of the preaching rotation.
3 Lent (20 March)
4 Lent (27 March)
Good Friday (15 April)
2 Easter (24 April)

Ash De Las Casas
Timothy I. Watt
Anne Rapkin
Kate Byroade

Save the Dates: Upcoming March Sunday Forums
March 20: Having Honest Conversations
Our parish survey indicated that we are interested in exploring how our faith should inform our response to the many social injustices present in our society. In order to have meaningful conversations on potentially controversial topics, we need to be able to be open, honest, and vulnerable with each other. Rev. D. and Roy McAlpine will help us explore the topic of how we can be “real” with each other.
March 27: Boys and Girls Club Programs
Karen Connal, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Boys and Girls Clubs (and formerly Head of School of Trinity Academy) will describe the work of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford. This organization has had close ties to Trinity Church in the past, and they are currently preparing for several exciting summer programs for Hartford youth. 

Prayers for Ukraine

We pray for the people of Ukraine.
As we pray, you are strongly encouraged to support efforts to assist Ukrainian refugees by donating to the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) or another reputable agency on the ground.
Wednesdays in Lent
During the season of Lent, you are invited to join us on Wednesday nights beginning on March 9 at 7:00 pm on zoom as we study Howard Thurman’s landmark work, Jesus and the Disinherited.

The central question that Thurman wrestles with is, “What does the religion of Jesus offer to those with their backs against the wall?” While this book was published in 1949, Thurman’s thoughts remain relevant today as we continue to seek to faithfully follow Jesus and share his Good News in a world that desperately needs it.

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The Voice of Trinity Church
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 11

The next issue of The Voice will cover events in Holy Week (April 10 - April 17) and events in April and May. Materials for this issue should be sent to voice@trinityhartford.org no later than Friday, March 11. When submitting an article, please be sure to include a brief statement of the topic in the subject line. Thanks.
Lenten Quiet Day                                March 12
Sponsored by Companions of the Holy Cross
The Companions of the Holy Cross invite you to a virtual Quiet day on Saturday, March 12, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be an introduction (Centering Prayer), two separate meditations, plenty of quiet time on one’s own and a final gathering at which one can share. Finding a quiet place at home is a challenge, but you can also munch when you want to munch.
Our leader will be the Rev. Betsy Fisher of the Diocese of Western MA.
If you’d like to attend, please email Kate Smith at kate48smith@comcast.net
Loaves And Fishes Cooking Resumes
15 March 2022
We invite all interested Parish members to join us on Tuesday, March 15, at 1:30 pm in the Trinity kitchen to prepare our signature hot meal for Loaves and Fishes. The food is delivered for distribution on the following day (March 16). We are also happy to report that Loaves and Fishes hopes to resume indoor dining beginning in May 2022. If you have questions, please contact Steve Zhitnik (860-521-5992).
Lenten Giving Opportunity
To Benefit College Students
Christ Church Cathedral invites members of the Parishes of the North Central Region of the Diocese to collect weekly one personal care hygiene item for each week of Lent (March 6-April 17) to benefit the Capital Community College (CCC) Food Pantry.

While many college students are beneficiaries of SNAP Vouchers (formerly called Food Stamps), the vouchers do not allow for the purchase of personal care hygiene products.
The Director of the CCC Food Pantry has identified the following as the most needed products:
Soap; Conditioner; Shampoo; Feminine care items; Deodorant
Members of Trinity may participate in three ways:
  • At Trinity: place your purchased items in the large basket in the Baptistery; 
  • Online: purchase items and have them sent to:
Christ Church Cathedral
(Attn: Deacon Bonnie Matthews)
45 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103 
  • At the Cathedral: purchased items may be delivered in-person to the Cathedral
Wednesday 4/20 to Friday 4/22, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Sunday 4/24 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Items collected at Trinity will be transported to the Cathedral by Faith in Action/Outreach volunteers.
For more information, you may contact Cathedral Deacon Bonnie Matthews at bmatthews228@comcast.net, or Trinity parishioner Penny Pearson at pennypearson@comcast.net

Thank you!
Trinity Book Group

All are invited to attend the meeting of Trinity's Book Group on Friday, April 22nd, 7:00-9:00 pm, to discuss Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard. The author is a top forest ecologist who writes about trees and their connections to each other and to other living things in the forest. The book is a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery. The meeting, which begins with refreshments, will take place at the home of Mark and Linda MacGougan. For more information, or to let them know you're planning to attend, contact them at macgougans@gmail.com.
Women Together

Women Together is currently discussing The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. The series continues through March. Women Together meets weekly on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:15 in the Reception Room at St. John's in West Hartford, with all attendees wearing masks. Women from Trinity, St. John's, St. Monica's, and friends participate, and newcomers are always welcome! 

For more information, please contact Cathy Rowe (crowedy@yahoo.com)
or Linda MacGougan (macgougans@gmail.com).
Worship With Us at Trinity Church
Sunday, 13 March
The Second Sunday in Lent

8 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church

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

Thursday, 17 March

Noonday Prayer via Zoom

(Thursday noon services: Eucharist in-person on the first Thursday of each month, Noon Prayer on Zoom the remaining Thursdays.)
Weekly Calendar
Sunday, March 13th
8:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.
11:30 A.M.

Tuesday, March 15th
1:30 P.M.
2:00 P.M.
6:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.

Wednesday, March 16th
7:00 P.M.

Thursday, March 17th
12:00 P.M.
6:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.

Friday, March 18th
7:00 P.M.

Sunday, March 20th
8:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.
11:30 A.M.
The Second Sunday in Lent
Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
Adult Christian Formation (Zoom)

Loaves and Fishes (Small Kitchen)
Women Together (St. John's)
Choir School Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Vestry Meeting (Zoom)

Lenten Series (Zoom)

Noonday Prayer (Zoom)
Choir School Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

NA Group Meeting (Huntington Hall)

The Third Sunday in Lent
Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
Holy Eucharist Rite II (Church)
Adult Christian Formation (Zoom)
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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