WELCOME BACK!

Sunday, September 8th we return to Holy Trinity with our new schedule of one service at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School Registration.

Sunday, September 15th  Youth Sunday with the Praise Band
9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Sunday, September 22nd
9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & First Day of Sunday School

Sunday, September 29th
9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Sunday School followed by a Good Bye brunch for
Rev. Dana Campbell

 

Summer Schedule Continues

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Our Summer Schedule continues:

August 25th
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity in the Chapel
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist at Trinity Church, 345 Main St., Portland

September 1st
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity in the Chapel
10:00 a.m. “Mass on the Grass” with our Praise Band at Trinity Church, Portland

September 8th our regular schedule resumes at Holy Trinity at 9:30 am. with one service, followed by Sunday School Registration and Adult Bible Study in the Chapel.

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

 

 

Sundays, August 4th – September 1st

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity in the Chapel
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist at Trinity Portland, 345 Main St.

9/1/19 “Mass on the Grass” with our Praise Band.

Rev. Dana will be away on vacation for the month of August.
There will be no Midweek Eucharist in August.

Our regular schedule resumes on September 8th at Holy Trinity at 9:30 am.

 

Annual Parish Picnic

Sunday, June 9th is the Annual Parish Picnic at Smith Park.  The regular 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at Holy Trinity, with the 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist held at Smith Park on Country Club Road, followed by the Parish Picnic.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, drinks and paper goods will be provided.  Please bring a dish to share for 8-10 people.  Bring your own chair if you would like, and any games you may want to play.  See you at the picnic!

Worship at Smith Park

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Annual Shut-in Service

Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers performing at Annual Shut in Service

Every year in May for many years the Church of the Holy Trinity in Middletown, CT has held an Annual Shut-In Service for the homebound and those in convalescent homes. Please save the date for this year’s service, which will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Church of the Holy Trinity, 381 Main St., Middletown. This special event includes Holy Communion, prayers, special music and a wonderful luncheon followed by strawberry shortcake! As we have had in the past, the Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club will perform special music.

If you have a loved one who would enjoy coming to this service, please consider bringing
them. We do provide transportation from a few area convalescent homes, and would love to see more individuals attend as well. Everyone always has a wonderful time, and it is a nice outing for those who are homebound. All are welcome!

If you would like to participate, please call Valerie at 860-347-2591 or email office.holytrinityct@gmail.com.

Lots of help is needed that day such as preparing the food, greeting guests, serving the food, and cleaning up afterwards. If you can help please contact Sharon Sheedy at 860-346-7937.

First Tuesday

Please join us on Tuesday, May 7th for our First Tuesday gathering with supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by a movie.  Everyone is welcome!
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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

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Palm Sunday, April 14th

  8:00 am Holy Eucharist and dramatic Gospel reading.
10:15 am Palm Procession
     beginning on Main St. (or beginning in the Chapel if there is inclement weather) with
     Holy Eucharist and dramatic Gospel Reading.

Maundy Thursday – 6 pm at Trinity Portland. Maundy Thursday in the context of
    a Seder meal; includes Eucharist, foot washing, and stripping of the altar.  There is a
    sign up sheet at the back of the church. Please sign up for supper and/or if you are
    willing to read.

Good Friday –  
  Noon service in the Sanctuary
  4:00 pm Good Friday Ecumenical Procession

Holy Saturday
  6:30 pm Easter Vigil beginning on the patio, going to the Chapel,  ending in the
     Sanctuary.

Easter Day
  8:00 am Holy Eucharist with Choir and Hallelujah Chorus
10:15 am Festival Eucharist with brass, bells, choir, Praise Band and Hallelujah Chorus

This isn’t your regular First Tuesday….this is to be a Grand Celebration!

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The day before the beginning of Lent is known as Shrove or “Fat” Tuesday.  Join us on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 p.m. for a Jambalaya Sharing Supper, followed by a Talent Show.  We ask everyone who is able, to please bring YOUR OWN version of Jambalaya to share.  (There are so many recipes on the internet, it will be fun to try them all!)  Drinks and King Cake will be provided.

After dinner we will have a talent show.  Bring a song to sing, poem to read, instrument to play, joke to tell, a dance routine, or any other talent you are willing to share!

 

Day of Racial Healing, Justice and Reconciliation

Sunday, February 10th, ONE SERVICE ONLY at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Forum in the Chapel. Childcare will be provided during the Adult Forum. Last year, the Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut approved a resolution setting aside the second Sunday in February (Feb. 10 this year) as a Day of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation, “during which parishes are asked to begin a conversation about the sin of racism in our lives and in the world by hosting a forum on racial healing, justice, and reconciliation.” In response to the resolution, we’ll watch a brief video of Dr. Catherine Meeks, the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta, Georgia and author of Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. This is a recording of her presentation to the Joint Session of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies that occurred on at the 2018 General Convention in Austin, Texas. This will be followed by a discussion of the same questions last year’s Convention deputies used to reflect on what Jesus is calling us toward personally, and how our churches and institutions might respond to this call collectively. Please join us for this important discussion.