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.

First Tuesday

GAME NIGHT!  Plan to attend the next First Tuesday Event on February 5th for GAME NIGHT! A light dinner will be served starting at 5:30 pm followed by games.  Plan to bring your favorite board game to share with your church friends and family.  See you there!  Please contact the church office if you have any questions.  office.holytrinityct@gmail.com

Praise Band Concert

Holy Trinity’s praise band performed at their 2nd Annual Joyful Noise Christmas Concert at the church on December 22.  The event was well attended.  The highlight was “Jesus is Born”, composed by band member Ty Warren.  Beautiful!pb christmas concert

Praise Band Christmas Concert

Come and join our Praise Band for a special holiday concert on Saturday, December 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the season with a performance of traditional carols & modern Christmas songs. Concert is FREE and all are welcome. Donations gladly accepted.

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St. Nicholas Day

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Every month, on the First Tuesday, Holy Trinity members gather for fellowship and fun.  For the First Tuesday of December, we celebrated St. Nicholas Day.  Members gathered to eat dinner together at 5:30.  Then, while we watched a short video on St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, St. Nicholas filled the children’s shoes left by the fireplace with goodies! Finally, we decorated cookies (baked by one of our youth) and will be bringing them to our Shut-In members.