The Easter season is a special time for the children of Trinity with services and activities designed with them in mind. The GOOD FRIDAY Children's Service will take place on March 25, 2016 at 10:00 am. Parent/Guardian(s) journey with their child(ren) on a hands-on, multi-sensory Passion Walk re-enacting the events of Holy Week and ending with a "Whisper of Easter." The service is best suited for children in kindergarten through about 5th grade.
For EASTER SUNDAY, March 27, 2016, there will be two services of Festival Holy Eucharist proclaiming in word and joyful music the truth that Jesus Christ is Risen. Alleluia! We give thanks to God that through our baptism we too are raised to new life in Christ Jesus:
· 8:45 a.m. with Children’s Liturgy and Nursery (w/o incense)
· 11:15 a.m. No Children’s Liturgy or Nursery (w/ incense)
· Musical Prelude with Brass beginning at 8:15 & 10:55 a.m.
· No Church School on Easter but it resumes on April 3 at 9:00am
Children are invited to join the procession to the altar to announce the first Alleluias of Easter. No Church School or adult education class will be offered this morning. There will be a special Easter Children’s Liturgy and Nursery care at the 8:45 a.m. service only. Be sure to check out the “tomb” on Easter morning to see the flowers and butterflies made by the children.
During Lent, all ages of Church School always do an outreach project to raise money to support people from/in another part of the world. This Lent we’ll be raising money for IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) IRISCT which helps refugees here in Connecticut. Lent Giving Activity Calendars were sent home along with a Kindness Kan for each child. More are available on the CFO handout shelf. Everyone may participate in this kindness initiative to fulfill our obligation as Christians to “Love one another” as we support our neighbors who are coming to this state/country for refuge and peace. It’s a great way to add to your family’s Lent experience. We reuse the cans each year, so please bring it back after Easter!
Trinity's families recently enjoyed an Intergenerational Formation, "Lent in a Bag to Go," facilitated by Sue Hendrickson Vogelman and Sophfronia Scott. A bag was given out to each household" and after a brief teaching on Lent, families and individuals went to the 7 centers to Think, Learn, and Take items home to help them lead a Holy Lent. To see the table center cards, go to this Google Doc link.