839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net


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This week at Holy Trinity: Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Blessing of the Animals; 2:15 p.m., Porchfest on the Plaza, featuring The Arcadians; 5:30 p.m., Evening Prayer and Conversation on the Conference Line; Sunday, 9 a.m. Mass for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost with the Rev. Canon Martin Gutwein; coffee hour will follow; 4 p.m., Sunday School and Youth Fellowship.

Welcome to the 9 a.m. Family Mass with the Rev. Canon Martin Gutwein.

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Sunday School/Youth Fellowship Program will resume Oct. 1. Sunday School meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. two Sundays monthly in St. Michael's Chapel.

Activities include a children's chapel service, followed by snacks and age-appropriate activities for children and youth from pre-K through high school.

The Sunday 9 a.m. Mass

Here is the service leaflet for today. Just click the "plus" sign to the right of the "Holy Trinity" tab at the top of the page to create a new tab so that you can toggle easily back and forth between the livestream and the leaflet.

Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Canon Martin Gutwein


Donations Welcome

Click on the photo above to make an online donation. You can also pay for soup, special collections and Holy Days using the Vanco site.

It's Tomato Bisque
For September

Our soup crew headed back to the kitchen with the brand-new countertops on Friday, Sept. 22, to prepare September's offering -- the ever-popular tomato bisque.

The soup, at $4 a pint and $7 a quart, already has received reviews of "spectacular," fabulous," and "please sir, I want some more."

Although the deadline for orders has passed, you always can telephone the church office at 856-858-0491 to see if there is any more delicious tomato bisque available.

Payment is by check or Vanco.

Our soup ministry benefits our meals for shut-ins programs.



Book Festival Oct. 7

The Collingswood Book Festival begins at 10 a.m. and we will be there.

We are looking for volunteers to set up at 8 a.m. and clean up at 4 p.m. and anywhere in between.

We also need books. More information from the church office.

Here is a sign-up sheet you can download and email to the church.

'Set A Spell' On Our Porch

Holy Trinity will play host to the Philadelphia band The Arcadians beginning at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 30, as part of our participation in the Collingswood Porchfest 2023.

The Arcadians describe themselves as a "pop-rock band with a little bit of blues and country and a little bit of jazz and disco."

Our restrooms will be available, and we'll have water and light refreshments for sale.

Bring a lawn chair, but if you forget, we'll have folding chairs available.


Our Pet Memorial Garden

The St. Francis Garden was an idea conceived by our late rector, Fr. Mark H. Chattin, after seeing one on a visit to a parish where he had once been the rector.

Several members of the parish, including vestry members Sue Verzella, Theresa Chattin, and Robert Staszewski; former vestry member Pat Penney and former senior warden Yvonne Bones, and Megan Woods, a graphic artist, were involved in the creation of the memorial garden.

For more information, here is a link to the brochure.

Used Cards Wanted

As part of their mission and outreach efforts, Holy Trinity and residents of Premier Cadbury of Cherry Hill are reaching out to the “Upcycling Card Program” at St. John of God Community Services in Westville.

The creative citizens in the Vocational Rehabilitation/Adult Services group at St. John of God will remove the front of each card and create a new greeting card.

Boxes for the cards are on tables near the tower door at Holy Trinity.

Should you have any questions about this effort, call Craig Burgess at 856-667-2003 or see him at coffee hour after Sunday Mass.

Thousands have been collected thus far; Craig has cards for sale during coffee hour after Mass in the Great Hall.


If you are interested in finding out more about The Labyrinth at Trinity Plaza, please click here for a downloadable brochure.

Prayer Chain Returns

The Holy Trinity Prayer Chain, which has been on hiatus for the last few years, is making a comeback.

The role of our Prayer Chain will be to regularly lift people whose health or other life struggles have been brought to our attention in prayer.

The group plans to meet regularly, via telephone conference line, to ensure that lists are kept up-to-date and to share their experiences with prayer.

We all know the profound effect prayer can have on our own lives and on the lives of those for whom we pray.

If you would like to be part of this newly forming at-home ministry, please speak to or email Theresa Chattin at theresa15@aol.com, or call Charlotte Sink in the church office at 856-858-0491.

A Summer Afternoon of Art, Fun and Fellowship at Holy Trinity Church

Folks gather to look for bargains at our yard sale, held on Saturday, Aug. 19, in conjunction with the Collingswood Crafts and Fine Arts Festival.

Craig Burgess sells cards made by the folks at St. John of God. We collect used cards (so far, we've donated thousands), and they are made into new ones for sale.

Our mascot takes his usual place on Haddon Avenue to guide visitors to Holy Trinity.

Church treasurer Deb Cruz and secretary Charlotte Sink await customers; note that coupons for the Boscov Helping Friends fund-raiser that benefits Holy Trinity among others are already being advertised.

Winning entries in the "Draw the Steeple" art contest are on display along the fence. Children up to age 15 could enter. The subject of the art was our recently repaired and repainted steeple.

The Great Hall was filled with bargains on Aug. 19. We made $860 and had lots of fun.

All Masses are live-streamed unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, Sept. 30: 10:30 a.m., Blessing of the Animals.

Saturday, Sept. 30: 2:15 p.m., Porchfest on the Plaza.

Sunday, Oct. 1: 9 a.m., Mass; Sunday School resumes at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Collingswood Book Festival.


Task Force for the Future

May we borrow a few good ideas and a little of your time?

We want to grow our congregation and need your help.

Every member of our Holy Trinity family is invited to join this task force.

Don’t be shy, we need you.

If you’d like to hear more or consider joining the force, you can contact senior warden Ron Woods or chat with him at coffee hour.


Altar Flowers

There are many Sundays available for you to remember your loved ones with flowers.

Contact Charlotte Sink at the church office. The cost is $45.

Online Giving

Please don't forget to keep up with your pledge. Bills still need to be paid. You can give electronically. Use the holiday season to help us meet our financial obligations and help us grow. Click here

Holy Trinity Church


Feeding First Responders

We continue to bring lunch frequently to the police and fire personnel in Collingswood in partnership with the Rotary Club as we have done since the pandemic began in 2020.

Financial donations to offset the costs of this effort are always welcome, whether by mail, in the plate, or through Vanco.

Our Mission

Holy Trinity's mission is to be a welcoming faith community that celebrates God's presence and activity through worship, education, and fellowship, and by seeking and serving Christ in all persons.

Our worship at Holy Trinity centers on weekly celebrations of the presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

These are the central component of our lives in faith.


Church Chat

The Saturday folks (parishioners who normally attend 5:30 Mass) continue to meet at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays on the conference call line for conversation and Evening Prayer.

The number 856-861-3864 – PIN 924 821.

Please join us.

Food Pantry for September

We accept donations for the Collingswood Food Pantry, which is run by and housed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and serves Collingswood and Haddon Township residents.

For September, canned fruit and juices are being requested.


Yard Sale Donations

Yard sale donations are always welcome (no shoes or clothing).

Our yard sales help support the work of Holy Trinity in the community.

Please contact Carol Staszewski for more information at 856-858-5909.

Diocese of New Jersey

Holy Trinity Church is a parish of the Diocese of New Jersey, the second-oldest in the Episcopal Church, founded in 1785.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Sally French, the XIII Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey, was elected in 2023.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is at 801 W. State Street in Trenton.

The Episcopal Church

Holy Trinity and the Diocese of New Jersey are part of the Episcopal Church, founded in 1789, and headquartered in New York. The church has 6,423 parishes in nine provinces in the United States and elsewhere.

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, elected in 2015, is the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the church.

Anglican Communion

The Episcopal Church is one of 165 members of the worldwide Anglican Communion, founded in 1867 in London, England.

The communion has 85 million members within the Church of England and other national and regional churches in full communion.

The Most Rev. Justin Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, is the spiritual head of the Communion, comprising churches founded by the Church of England.