11 April 2024

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 14 April

The Third Sunday of Easter

8:00 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church

10:00 AM

Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church

and live-streamed via YouTube

Trinity Church YouTube

In This Week's eVoice
















Trinity's Sunday Guest Presider / Preacher

The Rev. Yejide Peters Pietersen


2024 Spring Gathering & Training - Begins 8 April

Alice Turcotte Memorial Service - 13 April

Farewell to Barbara Roos - 14 April

Adult Christian Formation Forum - 14 April

Vestry Meeting - 16 April

Church by the Pond - 20 April

What's different about Episcopalians? - ACF - 21 April

Birdsong Concert - 21 April

Save the Date - 5 May

Prayer List Requests

Special Prayer Requests


News from the Diocese

During this time at Trinity we will be blessed to welcome visiting priests as presiders and preachers for our 8:00 am and 10 am services. In order for you to get to know a bit about them before they arrive on Sunday, please take the time to read their biographies.

Please Welcome the Rev. Yejide Peters Pietersen


Trinity is delighted to welcome The Rev. Yejide Peters Pietersen as Sunday’s presider and preacher. The Rev. Yejide Peters Pietersen joined the staff at Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal seminary at Yale, as its Associate Dean and Director for Formation in July 2021. A graduate of The University of Michigan (B.A.) and Yale University (M.Div.), before the recent appointment, the Rev. Peters Pietersen served as vicar of St. Chad’s with St. Mary’s and St. Alkmund’s in Shrewsbury, England. Her experience also includes nine years as rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor, NY, associate rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, VA, and board leadership in organizations such as Forward Movement and Rural Migrant Ministries.



Trinity Church notes with sorrow the recent death

of Dr. Harriett S. Littlepage, mother of The Rev. Canon D Littlepage. The prayers and sympathy of the congregation are extended to D and Kristen in their time of mourning and to all Dr. Littlepage’s family and friends.


Father of all, we pray to you for Harriett

and for all those whom we love but see no longer.

Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them.

May her soul and the souls of all the departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Notes of condolence may be sent to: The Rev. Canon D Littlepage

                                                                The Episcopal Church of Connecticut

                                                                290 Pratt Street

                                                                Meriden, CT 06450

Spring Training & Gathering 2024

This year we’re reflecting on Ephesians 4: 11-13 and how we can build up the body of Christ in ECCT through sharing, supporting, and learning from each other.

This year we are offering 20 online courses from April 8-April 18. 

Review the courses and register here!

In-person gathering will be on April 20, 8AM-3:30PM at Lincoln Middle School, Meriden. There is a $20 admission fee to help the cost of food and is non-refundable. Space is limited so be sure to register soon. Registration closes April 14.

Seabury Memorial Service for Alice Turcotte

April 13


A memorial service will be held for Alice Turcotte on Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel at Seabury Retirement Community, 200 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield.  


Alice passed away in December 2023. She was a former and faithful member who served the Church and was a choir member, a member of the Pastoral Care and Outreach ministries, and of Trinity's former drama group.


All are welcome to attend.

Farewell to Barbara Roos


Please make sure you stop by at Coffee Hour on Sunday, April 14th after the 10:00 am service to say farewell to Barbara Roos, who is leaving Trinity after six years as both Assistant to the Rector and Capital Campaign Manager. Barbara is joining the staff of the Episcopal Church of CT as the Administrator to the Canon to the Ordinary.

Thank you, Barbara, for all of your efforts!



APRIL 14,2024 after the 10:00 AM Service

Conversation about BIRDSONG


Come join Trinity's Music Director, Michelle Horsley, in a conversation about birdsong! This talk on Sunday, April 14th after the 10:00 am service is in anticipation of our large-scale Birdsong event on Sunday evening, April 21st, which is a one-of-a-kind musical homage to birds, including recordings of various species paired with human-composed repertoire for choir and organ.


Birdsong is humbly offered in recognition of Earth Day - lovingly conceived by Trinity’s music director who is also a lifelong birder and funded partially by the Jolidon Fund at the Greater Hartford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. At this pre-concert Adult Forum conversation about Birdsong, Michelle will discuss some of the ways composers have been inspired by birdsong over nearly 1000 years of choral/organ music and how they have even translated birdcalls to musical notation.


We will chat about the particular musical qualities of various bird species and examine fascinating ways that our avian companions develop melodies. This conversation will also include a biblical component, with a short overview of the significance of various bird species referenced in the Bible. 

Vestry Meeting

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 PM

on Zoom


Vestry meetings are open to any member of the parish. Members of the parish are especially invited to bring concerns and feedback to the Vestry during the “Feedback from Congregation” section of the meeting which begins at about 7:20/7:30. (The first 15-20 minutes of the meeting are a time of reflection and connection).


Members who choose to do so are welcome to come only to the beginning of the meeting to share concerns or are welcome to stay for the entire meeting. Please note that if there are conversations that are confidential in nature, visitors to the meeting will be asked to excuse themselves for that portion and then will be invited back in. If you are interested in attending, please email wardens @ trinityhartford.org for the Zoom link. 

Church by the Pond - April 20


Trinity's next opportunity to participate in this ministry led by Christ Church Cathedral is Saturday, April 20.

- We'll meet in the Trinity kitchen at 12:30 to prepare bag lunches, entering through the outside door to the kitchen.

- At 1:45 we'll bring those lunches and new socks to Bushnell Park, where we'll participate in the worship service by the pond.

- We'll distribute our lunches and socks following the service, and finish around 3:00.


All parishioners and families are welcome! Please contact me if you have any questions, or to let me know that you are planning to participate.


Penny Pearson, convener: pennypearson@comcast.net, 860-243-0020

Adult Christian Formation

Sunday, April 21, 2024

What’s Different about Episcopalians?

Whether you are a “cradle Episcopalian” or were raised in a different denomination, you may not be entirely sure how to answer that question.


  • What makes Trinity Church different from other Christian denomination parishes?
  • What does it mean to be “Episcopalian?”

While these questions may not keep you awake at night, they take on particular importance as we enter a time of transition in our leadership. Calling our next priest-in-charge will not involve posting a “help wanted” ad on job posting services.

On Sunday, April 21, after the 10 o’clock service, Trinity Church member Donald Romanik will answer some of these questions. In his capacity as president of the Episcopal Church Foundation, Donald has met with Episcopalians all over the country, has learned of the many ways Episcopalians practice and express their faith, and has influenced the current and future picture of the Episcopal Church, USA.

Please plan to join us for a lively discussion on what it means to be Episcopalians.


A message from Immanuel Congregational Church –

A GHIAA Partner


To celebrate Immanuel Congregational Church’s 200th Anniversary this year, we have invited renowned civil rights leader, Bishop William Barber II, to speak on Sunday, May 5th at 3pm. Bishop Barber is a preacher, social activist, author and sought-after public speaker who became nationally known for his leadership with the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina. He has recently begun a new phase of his work as the founding director of the Center for Public Theology & Public Policy at Yale Divinity School.


The event is free and open to all. We hope that our GHIAA partners will join us on May 5th for an afternoon of “Challenge and Hope”!

Prayer List
Should you like a name added to the Prayer List, please contact Barbara in the office at office at Trinityhartford.org or 860-527-8133 ext. 204.
Please note that unless the office is otherwise notified, the name will be on the list for 4 weeks and then removed.
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.
Weekly Calendar
Find upcoming events HERE .

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.

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


ECCT Newsletter - April 10, 2024

eVoice Deadline

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