Our Service this Sunday, April 24th
Greetings! This Sunday, Sr. Warden Karanne Farling will lead our Sunday service of Antecommunion and Leslie Dehey will deliver the homily. Our reader will be Diane Terry; Elaine Howland will serve as usher and Jonathan Eno will operate the camera. Francesco Blackmore and the Trinity Choir will lead us in song. Phyllis Lowell and Ann Bierut have served all through April for Altar Guild; we thank them and the entire Altar Guild team for their labors this busy month. The Sanctuary looks beautiful!
We hope you can be with us in person, but if not, please plan to join us from home at 9:00 a.m. using the YouTube link below. Again, we are grateful to everyone who is lending their support to our weekly worship services.
Livestream YouTube Link
Order of Worship
Masks and social distancing during our services are now optional. The front right section of the nave is reserved for anyone who wants to wear a mask and maintain social distance. The remainder of the nave is available to everyone, including persons who wish to wear a mask, but are not concerned about social distancing during the service.
We are resuming the practice of having an usher pass the plate at the Offering, rather than leaving the plate at the back of the Sanctuary.
• Senior Warden Karanne Farling is doing her best to find supply clergy; however, there is a critical shortage of available priests. Our goal is to try to have a priest twice a month, but that may not be possible. She is doing all she can and asks for our patience.
• Our beloved pipe organ will undergo a thorough cleaning and repair in late June. During this period, we will be able to worship in our sanctuary but with piano only.
• Christine Greene shared a preview of our new website, which will become our primary tool in the search for a new Priest-in-Charge.
• Discussion was held regarding updating how we livestream our worship services. A new method is being investigated.
• The Vestry talked about new fundraising ideas. A decision was made to not hold Quality Street indoors this year, due to the current uncertainty surrounding COVID. Other ideas were discussed. Parish input and suggestions are welcomed!
Local Road Race to Affect Traffic Next Sunday
Expect Possible Traffic Delays NEXT SUNDAY
The Burlington to Collinsville Classic 10K run will take place on Sunday, May 1st and 800 participants are expected. The race starts at Lake Garda Elementary School in Burlington, takes runners on the River Trail along the Farmington River, and finishes on the trail in downtown Collinsville. The start time is 8:30 AM.
Race planners advise us to expect road delays leading up to and during the event, and ask everyone to please plan accordingly. Monce Road, Burlington Road and River Road will be temporarily closed as runners pass and will reopen immediately afterward, between 8:15 and 9:00 a.m. See the traffic alert and course map linked below if you travel to Trinity from points south or west (Burlington, Unionville).
How To Help Ukrainian Families
Your support is still needed! To help ease the devastating human struggle taking place in Ukraine, numerous organizations continue to collect donations. A list of BBB-approved charities is here. You may donate directly to the Episcopal Ukraine Crisis Response Fund here. We have placed forms on the table just outside the Sanctuary if you prefer to mail a check.
We are grateful to the Rev. Rowena Kemp for continuing to provide pastoral coverage for Trinity church members in serious situations involving hospitalization or death. If you are in need of such pastoral care, please call Rev. Kemp at (203) 209-4178.
News from Our Community
This week we pray for:
• Lorraine, Seve, Jackie, Joe
Happy Birthday this week to:
Grace Gorman – April 21
Jack Noyes – April 23
Matthew White, Madelynne Leach – April 25 Emma MacLaren – April 27
CT Vaccine Portal
CDC Guidelines for the Fully Vaccinated