10 May 2024

Worship With Us at Trinity Church

Sunday, 12 May

The Seventh 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













Save the Date: One Service - 9:00 am

on Sunday, May 19th

Trinity's Sunday Guest Presider / Preacher

The Rev. Yejide Peters Pietersen

An Update from the Property Team

Farewell to Michelle Horsley - 12 May

Education for Ministry Open House -13 May

Cystic Fibrosis Walk - 18 May

Misa Criolla - 18/19 May

Trinity Book Club - 31 May

Prayer List Requests

Special Prayer Requests


News from the Diocese


One Service ~ 9:00 a.m. ~ Sunday, May 19th

Meeting with Rev. Tim Hodapp, Canon for Congregations & Transitions

The start of any parish transition is a Clergy Compensation Capacity Analysis which is completed by the Episcopal Church of Connecticut (ECCT) staff of the Canon for Mission Finance and Operations. Trinity’s financial information has been requested and submitted. Rev. Tim Hodapp will meet with us on Sunday, May 19th after a 9:00 a.m. service to share feedback from the review. We will have ONE SERVICE on Sunday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m.

During this time at Trinity we will be blessed to welcome visiting priests as presiders and preachers for our 8:00 am and 10:00 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 this 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.

Update from the Property Team

A grounds workday was held last Saturday morning and a faithful group of volunteers participated in the clean up of various parts of Trinity's grounds. Thank you to the following people who helped: Althea Francis, Janet Wilkinson, Kate Steven, Karin Peterson, Neill Derick, Marc Weist and Peter Green. The group worked on the parking areas and the Close, which now look so much better!

Farewell to Michelle Horsley


Please make sure you stop by at Coffee Hour on Sunday May 12th to say farewell to Michelle Horsley, who is leaving Trinity after four years as Music Director of Trinity Episcopal Church. Michelle is joining the staff of the St. James's Episcopal Church in West Hartford. Thank you, Michele, for all of your efforts!

Education for Ministry Open House

Monday May 13, 6:30pm at St. James’s


Education for Ministry is a challenging and rewarding program of study and reflection for lay people in a small group setting (6 to 12 people). The EfM program covers scripture, church history, theology, ethics and inter-faith encounters. An Open House on Monday evening May 12 at 6:30 in the St. James’s Parish Room will serve as an introduction to the program with current group members and samples of the course materials and discussion. 


Contact Ron Ward, EfM mentor at 860 463 8057 or rtwtmr@comcast.net


See the short video about EfM at St. James’s  https://stjameswh.org/discipleship/education/efm

Cystic Fibrosis Walk on May 18, 2024

Hello all! Kate and Drew Smith’s Cystic Fibrosis walk will again be held at Riverfront Park, Glastonbury, on Saturday, May 18th, 10 am.


Our granddaughter Sarah was born 14 years ago with Cystic Fibrosis and is doing quite well now. She has started taking the new drug Trikafta, has grown several inches and 2024 has a purple streak in her hair!


Team Strolling for Sarah does its annual walk, about 3 miles or one hour, to support the Great Strides program which raises research dollars for this genetic lung and digestion disease. The new drug Trikafta treats some of the causes for her illness and not just the symptoms.


If you cannot walk we hope you will support us at our website http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/Kate-Smith

or mail us at1898: 106 Vista Way Bloomfield, CT 06002.   


Visit our website: http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/Kate-Smith

for more information. Any questions? My email is: Kate48smith@comcast.net or call



Thanks so much, Kate and Drew Smith

Trinity Book Club

Trinity's Book Group will gather on Friday, May 31st to discuss Up Home: One Girl's Journey by Ruth J. Simmons. "Simmons’s evocative account of her remarkable trajectory from Jim Crow Texas, where she was the youngest of twelve children in a sharecropping family, to the presidencies of Smith College and Brown University shines with tenderness and dignity.” All are welcome to attend! The meeting will be hosted by Martha Freimuth at her home; please let her know if you plan to attend. (lems.cove@yahoo.com; 860-605-0703) It promises to be an evening of sparkling conversation and delectable treats!

Prayer List


Should you like a name added to the Prayer List, please contact 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
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News from the Diocese

Click the link below to read up on what's going on in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.


ECCT Newsletter - May 8, 2024

eVoice Deadline

All announcements should be submitted to the office 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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