The Rev. Peter E. Bushnell, Rector

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September 2 – 3, 2017

Saturday, September 2
5 pm, Contemporary Service
Evening Prayer

Sunday, September 3
8 am and 10 am Services,
Morning Prayer

Monday: September 4
Labor Day, Office closed

Wednesday September 6
7 pm, Choir rehearsals begin

Friday, September 8
Admin out of office

Saturday September 9
10 am, Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Saturday,  September 9th in the
Johnson Room from 10 am until noon.  Please join us to create the prayer
shawls that have come to mean so much to the members of our Holy Trinity
family and friends.  All are welcome!

5 pm Contemporary Service
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell

Sunday, September 10
8 am and 10 am services, Rite 2
Holy Eucharist
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell


Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Dear fellow Episcopalians in Connecticut:
Right now our sisters and brothers in
Christ in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas are working faithfully
to address the flooding crisis caused by Hurricane Harvey in
Houston and in surrounding communities, even into the
neighboring state.

We have been in contact with the Bishops of Texas and have
assured them of our prayers The Rt. Rev. C. Andy Doyle, Bishop
Diocesan of Texas, is very appreciative of our expression of
concern and prayers. He has asked us to spread the word that
anyone wishing to donate to assist with relief efforts should
contribute through Episcopal Relief and Development, linked
here. Bishop Laura and I have directed that $2500 be sent to
them from the ECCT Emergency Reserve Fund. We both have given
personally, as well. We urge all parishes and individuals in the
Episcopal Church in Connecticut to give generously.

Please do keep the people of Houston and the Episcopal Church in
Texas in your thoughts and prayers as they respond to yet
another unprecedented storm in our world.


The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop

The link below is the Presiding Bishop’s message on Hurricane Harvey


Message from Mike Corey,
ECCT Disaster Response Ministry Network


Currently most of the Texas Gulf coast is
in the response phase to Hurricane Harvey. In the coming days
parts of the coast will move in to the recovery phase of the
disaster, while new areas, particularly in Louisiana, ramp up
response efforts. There is no doubt that Harvey’s impact will be
felt for months and years to come.

When disasters such as Hurricane Harvey
strike we all want to help in some way. All too often the desire
to help becomes a secondary disaster – items get donated that
are not needed, volunteers arrive that are unattached to an
organization, or organizations that no one has ever heard of
start asking for contributions. The best thing you can do is to
help in a smart way, here’s how:

  • Help financially – you can make a
    donation through Episcopal Relief and Development. To learn
    more about the power of a financial donation visit National
    VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and check
    out the Donate Responsibly Campaign.
  • Do not self deploy – if you would like
    to volunteer to do relief work in Texas or Louisiana do so
    through one of the disaster response organizations, such as
    Episcopal Relief and Development. You may contact me at
    , to learn more about volunteer
  • Avoid scams – unfortunately disasters
    often bring out those who will take advantage of the
    suffering of others. If an individual or organization asks
    for a contribution check them out. Feel free to contact Mike
    Corey if you have any concerns or questions.
  • Donation of Items – it is best to make
    a financial contribution to the relief effort, as that can
    be used for a wide variety of needs. Only donate items that
    are specifically requested by a relief organization.
  • Pray – Please continue to hold up in
    your prayers the disaster survivors, those lost, those
    responding, and the families near and far waiting to hear
    from their loved ones.

— Mike Corey is co-convener, with the Rev.
Molly James, of ECCT’s Disaster Response Ministry Network. He is
also Episcopal Relief & Development’s designated Diocesan
Disaster Coordinator for Connecticut. He works professionally as
a disaster preparedness manager for American Radio Relay League
and is president of CT VOAD (Connecticut Voluntary Organizations
Active in Disaster).


Dinner and a Movie

Join us for the group Dinner and a Movie, as we continue the
series “Wrestling with Angels”, on September 14th at 6:30 for a potluck
supper and video at 7:00 pm. The subject of the video and discussion is
“Forgiveness – How to get on with the rest of My Life”.

Everyone is welcome, including Alpha graduates, so please come
promptly at 6:30, bring a food item to share at the potluck, and join us
for a time of good food and great discussion.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Bushnell at


Kids’ Care Sunday School

You and your kids are cordially invited

to join in all that

   happens each week at

Kids’ Care Sunday School

Holy Trinity Church.


Registration, and the

first day of classes is on

Sunday, September 17, 2017

See you there!


Listening for God’s Voice;

(Once a month Bible study)

The Day the Earth Stood Still

“Klaatu barada nikto”

You are invited to join us for a

potluck supper and a discussion of

Joshua 10

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

from 6pm to 8pm.

Potluck Supper in Locke Hall starts promptly at 6:00pm.

Presentation and discussion will start at 6:45pm.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Prior Bible experience is not necessary.

For more details, please contact Peter Jacobson.


Drive-In Prayer

September 23, 2017
From 10am to 12pm

Where? : Holy Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.

What? : An opportunity for HT folks to reach out to our neighbors
who drive by our church. Those seeking prayer will drive in and be
prayed for by our Healing & Prayer Teams.

Why? : “To Get God’s Word Out to His People.”

If you would like to participate,

please see Father Peter or Peter Jacobson.


Prayer Lists

Please pray for those on our Healing, Supportive and Honoring Prayer list

The healing list is for a period of two months, supportive for 6 months and the honoring is indefinite. If your person is in need of continued prayer, they will be moved to the supportive (six months) or the honoring (indefinite) Contact the parish office for more info.

Healing Prayer List

Maria Renna, Steve Pelletier, Ashley, Beth Grimaldi, Ann and Bill Cummings, Jason Phillips, Jerry and Irene Campbell, Judy, Dave Cimino, Idys Lynch, Len, Matt Sweeney, Deborah Soricelli, Eve, Louis Wheat, Andrew Turner, Debbie Murray, Grady Family, Baby David, Janet Gawle, Andrew Kearney, Maya and Christopher Maggiore, Scott Ouellette, Jean Pike, Sally Ann Cooley, Lisa Herrick, Stacy Dolan, Donna, Stacy, Maureen Longo, Joslyn Morby, Peter and Shirley O’Keefe, Michael Boucher,  Brenda Roy, Sean Wilby, MJ Dawson, Joan Botellio, Bill Carlander, Ashley Watson, Lou Ann Adams, Jeanne Smith,  Maggie O’Neil, Sue Hunt.

Supportive Prayer List

Mabel and Ralph Carrozzo, Diane Gowdy, Bill Killeen,  Brendan and Lyndsay Twitchel, Morgan Wilby, Tyler, Bob Luipold, Bette Drake, Beverly Christensen, Wade Wilby, Shirley Amell, Susan Hayden. Jackie Ouellette, Dorothy Pearse,  Gay Veit, Shanon Crabtree, Mary and Dick Kaupin.

Honoring Prayer List

Hartland Gifford, Wanda Sanger, Ann Duren, Bob Parks, Robert Aaron, Charles, Scott Owen, Eileen Biklen, Georgette Schober, Beverly Nuccio, Betty Broderick,  Paul Sarges Jr., Ronda Potter, Steven Portuese, Susie Nelson, Anna Gilbert, Helen Larson, Margaret Bennett.

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