The Rev. Peter E. Bushnell, Rector

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September 9 – 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9
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 with Holy Eucharist

Sunday, September 10
8 am and 10 am Services, Holy Eucharist
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell

Monday, September 11
7 pm, Worship Committee
7 pm, Facilities Committee

Wednesday, September 13
7 pm, Choir rehearsal

Thursday, September 14
6:30 pm, Potluck and Video series “Wrestling with Angels’. See below.

Saturday, September 16
8:30 am-2 pm, Vestry Day at Church
10 am, Writers’ Group
5 pm Contemporary Service
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell

Sunday, September 17
8 am and 10 am services, Rite 2
Holy Eucharist
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell
Start of Sunday School

Responding to Hurricane Harvey

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

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”./p>

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.



“The Healing Power of Love”

Come to a contemplative Service of
Prayer and Healing

Sunday, September 24, 6:30 pm<

Come with your joys, your sorrows, your longings.

Come to receive prayers for healing –
for yourself or for someone you love.

For more information, speak to
Fr. Peter, Peter Jacobson, or Wendy Lyons


A Letter to ECCT from the Bishops
September 6,

What does
it mean to be a dreamer?

Being a dreamer
can call up images of freedom and peace. We can easily link the
image to childhood, young children looking out classroom windows
wistfully dreaming about summer as they face challenges of a new
academic year, new friends, and more homework than the year

Or we can link
the image to the passionate words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
on the Washington Mall. “I have a dream” – words forever linked
to the dream of racial justice and a vision that all children
would find welcome and equality in this country. This work of
racial justice we need to address continually, as recent events
in Charlottesville, Virginia and other locations throughout this
country have tragically and painfully reminded us

Today many of us
link the image of the word “dreamer” to those young women and
men who were welcomed into this country under DACA (Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals) beginning in 2012. Through
General Convention resolutions, The Episcopal Church has
expressed support for DREAMers and DACA. (Link here and here.)
As a church that seeks to be welcoming and inclusive, we open
our hearts as well as our doors to offer hospitality to these
young people seeking education, a new life, and peace. Over
800,000 young people have been welcomed into this country
through DACA and over 10,000 of the DREAMers live in
Connecticut. Fleeing persecution and insurmountable challenges
they arrived in this country as children and this is the only
home they have ever known. As your bishops we have been blessed
to walk with some of the DREAMers in Connecticut and we can
share with you that our hearts have been transformed by their
stories and their hopes.

As Christians,
Holy Scripture and Jesus call us to welcome the stranger,
opening our hearts in love. Our Episcopal Church leaders,
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of
Deputies Gay Jennings, have written in their September 5
statement: “we call on our nation to live up to its highest
ideals and most deeply held values, and we call on Congress to
take action to protect these young people and to formulate a
comprehensive immigration policy that is moral and consistent
and that allows immigrants who want to contribute to this
country the chance to do so while keeping our borders secure
from those whose business is in drugs, human trafficking or
here to full statement in English and Spanish.) 

We are committed
to supporting the DREAMers and walking with them to find
opportunities for education and new life in this their home.

We urge you to
reach out to our elected officials in Washington to share with
them your thoughts and your hopes regarding DACA, encouraging
them to work together so that these young people in our nation
can achieve the dream of a pathway to citizenship. We also
celebrate and support the good and hard work of Integrated
Refugee and Immigrant Service – IRIS (
as it faithfully serves immigrants and refugees in Connecticut.
We are blessed to stand in partnership with this passionate and
professional organization.

We commend the
future of DREAMers to your prayer and action.


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


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

Sue Hunt, Jeff Mangene, Todd Jenkins, Bernadette and Jack Lynch, 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, Janet Gawle, Andrew Kearney,  Scott Ouellette, Jean Pike, Sally Ann Cooley, Lisa Herrick, Stacy Dolan,  Maureen Longo, Joslyn Morby,  Michael Boucher,  Brenda Roy, Sean Wilby,  Joan Botellio, Bill Carlander, Ashley Watson, Lou Ann Adams, Jeanne Smith,  Maggie O’Neil.

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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