The Rev. Peter E. Bushnell, Rector


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September 16 – 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16
8:30 am-2:00 pm, Vestry Day
10 am, Writers’ Group
5 pm, Contemporary Service with Holy Eucharist

Sunday, September 17
8 am and 10 am Services, Holy Eucharist
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell
9:45,Registration, Start of Sunday School

Monday, September 18
6 pm, Bible Study and potluck

Wednesday, September 20
7 pm, Choir rehearsal

Saturday, September 23
10 am-12, Drive in Prayer
5 pm Contemporary Service
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell

Sunday, September 24
8 am and 10 am services, Rite 2
Holy Eucharist
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell
6:30 pm, Healing Service

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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.
860-749-2722

holy.trinity1@sbcglobal.net

Registration, and the
first day of classes is on
Sunday, September 17, 2017
See you there!

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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.

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Drive-In Prayer

Saturday
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.

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“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

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A Letter to ECCT from the Bishops
September 6,
2017

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 before.

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 terror.”


https://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/presiding-bishop-president-house-deputies-daca-we-stand-dreamers-and-will-do-all
(Link
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 (http://www.irisct.org) 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.

Faithfully,

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

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Responding to Hurricane Harvey

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


https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/video/presiding-bishops-message-hurricane-harvey

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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

Peggy Kelly, Thomas Regan, Terry Miles, Vivian Tessier, 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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