We Need Your Help, Yes..You!

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Fill the Backpack Volunteer Sign-up for Essex Elementary School Kids

There are 33 kids at Essex Elementary School that do not get three meals a day on the weekends. 

The CT Food Bank was sending them home with food on the weekend but that program has recently ended. Trinity Lutheran Church was contacted and asked to see if we would take over and pack bags with food weekly so these kids won’t go hungry.

Trinity is answering the call.

Please consider signing up to be in rotation to fill backpacks with food. If your whole team is present, it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. We’d like to get 10 teams of 5 people/families into regular rotation, filling backpacks after church on Sundays. This would mean you only need to help once every ten weeks. If you miss a week, there would be plenty of people on your team to cover you.
Location of supplies and packing material: First Congregational Church, Essex (6 Methodist Hill)
Times Slots Available For Packing: Dependent on your team. The backpack room is available beginning at 10am at First Congregational (They need it at 9am). Which means your team can go down after Bible Study or Sunday School at 10am or go down after 10am church. Church is located 1.6 miles from Trinity.

Sign up to be on a team (HERE) or in the church lobby on Sunday morning.

Fall Benevolence Project: Winter Clothing Collection - Essex Elementary School has asked us to begin collecting hats, mittens, and scarves for children in need. Many times, children do not have the proper clothing for cold weather. Please help us to fill the basket for our neighborhood children in need. Collection in lobby.

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An Event NOT to be missed!

Wienies roasted over an open fire

The traditional "Donning" of the Wieniemeister!!!!!  Bring you, your friends, your Halloween costume!

22 TUES. OCT 7:00 pm

Church Council

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Leadership Team Meeting (open meeting)

20 SUN. OCT 9:00am

Living Nativity Planning Meeting


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15-17 FRI. - SUN. NOV.

Women's Retreat

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It's hard to believe Christmas is 4 months away, but we are already planning for our next BIG community gathering. This year on Saturday, Dec. 14th, Trinity is doing a LIVE nativity. We'll be telling the story of Christmas, outside with a real barn, real animals, real actors, and real Christmas carolers! 

We'll need your help as this is a big project and will take many hands to make it happen: set design, animal wranglers, costumes, actors, cookie makers, singers, and so much more.

Watch this space for more information to come. This will be a great way to bring the message of the Savior's birth to the entire community. We can do this!


Saturday, December 14th


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Begin's 9:30pm Friday
Limited spots still available. Cost $210-$220 (partial scholarships available). Let Pastor Brett know if you are interested! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203.560.0012


Meet 5 mins early before any worship service in the robing room (next to the bathroom off the Sanctuary) to practice praying with Pastor. Pray aloud or be simply be there for prayer.

In need of prayer?

Send a prayer request to the prayer chain by emailing Sheri Dieso:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To get a prayer added or updated in the bulletin, email Barb Westwater:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
E-mail announcements to Pastor Brett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesdays to have them published in the e-news and bulletin.


Adult Bible Study will not meet this Sunday, October 20th


The next Trinity Book Discussion will be held on Friday, November 1st, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Robin and Warren Kleeman, 79 Witch Hazel Drive, Deep River.  We will be discussing "The Attributes of God, Volume 1:  A Journey into the Father's Heart" by A.W. Tozer.  This book examines in depth ten attributes of God in an effort to understand what God is like.  All are invited to the book discussion, even if you haven't read the book.  There are always drinks and nibbles, as well as great discussion and camaraderie.


Please let Robin or Warren Kleeman or Diane or Mike Macris know if you plan to attend (even if you are a regular attendee) so that we will have some idea of how many will be there.


The next book we expect to read is "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens.



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Introducing Electronic Giving for Trinity, using
"ELCA Giving Tool" App

  • Search and download the ELCA Giving Tool app from your mobile device or click HERE to sign up from your computer. 
  • Register your debit or credit card and give electronically to your congregation.
  • Give one time gifts or set up automatic giving.
  • The ideal giving platform for people (like me, your pastor) who are constantly forgetting to bring their checkbooks, or forget to keep up with pledging when I'm not in church on Sunday.
  • "Set it and forget it" and never get behind on your giving again!
  • For more info, contact the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.