The Rev. Peter E. Bushnell, Rector


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December 5 – 6, 2015

Saturday, December 5
9 AM-1 PM, Quiet Day(see below)
5 PM Contemporary Service
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell

Sunday, December 6
8 &10 AM Holy Eucharist Rite 2
Celebrant and Preacher: Fr. Peter Bushnell
Baptism of Emilea Scofield at 10 AM service

December 6, Cycle of Prayer:

Monday, December 7
6:30 PM, WeCare Committee meeting
7 PM, Worship Committee

Tuesday, December 8
7 PM, Vestry meeting

Wednesday, December 9
7 PM, Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, December 12
10 AM, Prayer Shawl ministry
Hall occupied: 10 am-1 pm, 2-5 pm
5 PM, Contemporary service
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell

Sunday, December 13
8 and 10 AM Service
BISHOP IAN DOUGLAS VISIT TO HOLY TRINITY
Celebrant and Preacher: Fr. Peter Bushnell
Dcn. Peter Vaughn
Hall occupied 2 pm-6:30 pm

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Awaken me!

Wendy Lyons will be leading another ‘Quiet Morning’ on Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 9am to 1pm, focusing on the Advent theme, ‘Keep awake,’and using Joyce Rupp’s prayer-poem, Awaken Me, as a resource. The poem begins, “Come meet me, Lord, in the garden of my life.” Advent is the “Keep Awake” season, but how do we shake off the inertia that lulls us back to sleep? What is the state of the ‘gardens of our lives’? What needs to be awakened in us so we can meet the Lord who longs to meet us? What will arouse us to reach out to Emmanuel and discover God WITH us?
Why not pause to reflect on such questions, in the midst of holiday planning, shopping and decorating, and enter into a different kind of Christmas preparation, a time of silence and prayer? Bring a journal if you wish. You are welcome to walk a labyrinth as you meditate. As always, refreshments are available throughout the program.

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Listening for God’s Voice;

(Once a month Bible study)
The Autobiography of Ebenezer Scrooge

(Misers in the Bible and a certain miser from jolly old England!)

**You are invited to bring your favorite Christmas ornament, along with the story as to why it’s your favorite ornament, to share with the group if you so choose.

Monday, December 14, 2015
from 6pm to 8pm.

Potluck Supper in Locke Hall starts promptly at 6:00pm.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Prior Bible experience is not necessary.
For more details, please contact Peter Jacobson

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BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE,

Friday, December 18 at 7 pm

Are you looking forward to Christmas this year?
Do you know anyone who is avoiding the festivities, or unsuccessfully trying to ‘put on a happy face’? Could that be you? Our Blue Christmas’ service, offers an atmosphere of quiet acceptance, and a message of hope – that the Christ Child came to touch our darkness with light. There will be appropriate music, scripture and prayer, and an opportunity to receive laying
on of hands for healing.
Please come, and invite others.
Light refreshments will be served after
the service.
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Church Decorating Social

Come one come all to the Greening (decorating) of the Church! Following the 10:00 service on December 20th , we will “Haul out the Holly, Poinsettias, and the Creche”, to make our church the most beautiful ever for Christmas Eve and the Christmas season.
Adults and supervised children of all ages are welcome to join in the festivities, with the Holy Trinity Altar Guild leading the way.
To add to the fun, everyone is invited to wear their very best “Ugly Sweater (or Sweatshirt) for the occasion. We encourage you not to go out and buy a sweater – just dress up one you already have with stickers, yarn, felt or jewelry, and donate the money you might have spent to the Enfield Food Shelf or the Suffield Emergency Aid Association.
When the decorating is well underway, there will be delectable pies served and prizes awarded for the best ugly sweaters!

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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

Ed Goetz, Ken Gilbert, Rebecca, John Gell, Bill Carlander, Judy Brewster, Sally Cooley, Bill Christensen, Ashley Watson,Anita and Joseph Seminara, William Cummings, Ann Cummings, Richard and Eleanor Chamberlain, Brian and family, Bill Cartier, Bishop Arthur Walmsley, Lou Ann Adams, Dena Carat, Emma Bennis, Hillary Dee, Alex Costanzo, Michelle Grady, Richard Morby, Bill Grenada, Alan Gellert, Joan Perrone, Jan Schutter, Vinnie Metta, Dreux Cook, Charlie Duren, Mel Kleckner, Paige Caruso, Jeanne Smith, Carol Haesaert, Anna Benjamin, Chris Jenkins, Maggie O’Neil, Sue Hunt, Sandra Mandia, Marie Colton, Greg Gaudet.

Supportive Prayer List

Mabel and Ralph Carrozzo, Tyler, Bob Luipold, Nori Bliss, Bette Drake, Beverly Christensen, Wallace Bennett, Wade Wilby, Sharon Berkley, Shirley Amell, Susan Hayden. Jackie Ouellette, Tammy Gaudet, Dorothy Pearse, Gay Veit. Shanon Crabtree, Mary and Dick Kaupin.

Honoring Prayer List

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

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This is your opportunity to share in the beauty of the
Christmas services by providing poinsettias for
our sanctuary.
Your plant may be designated in thanksgiving for or in
memory of loved ones.
If you would like to order a plant or make a donation,
please make a check payable to:

Holy Trinity Church.

Please check any of the following which apply:
___I will take plants home after the holidays
___I will not take plants
___I will be happy to deliver to a shut-in

Cost of plant is $ 6.00.

Number of plants________ Amount enclosed $_______

In Memory of_________________________________________________________

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In Thanksgiving for_________________________________________________________

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My name____________________________________________________

Phone______________________________________________________

Please drop this form and a check in the plate or the
church office by December 13, 2015.
Call the Parish Office with any questions. 860-749-2722

Don’t forget!
The Church will be Hanging the Greens on Sunday December 20th after the 10 AM service. Come and join in the festivities and get in the spirit of Christmas.

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