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839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net

The Affiliated Parishes of Holy Trinity, Collingswood & St. Bartholomew, Cherry Hill

Soup, Soup and More Soup

Holy Trinity's volunteer soupmakers are back at the stove, and this time made tomato bisque for September. Visit the Soup Page for ordering and payment information. More new varieties will be available this fall. The soup program benefits Holy Trinity's meal program for shut-ins.

Masks Recommended

Owing to the increase in Camden County Covid rates, masks are strongly recommended in church Sunday, Oct. 2. Communion and collection are unaffected. The Peace may not be exchanged in person owing to the new variant.

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Giving

If you would like to donate to Holy Trinity Church using our easy-to-use, online donation option, please click on the word "Giving" above. Thank you for your generosity. You can still mail donations to the church office or drop them in the collection plate on Sundays.

Sunday Mass is at 9:00 a.m. and via Facebook Live below and also on

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This week at Holy Trinity: Saturday, 10 a.m., Used Book Sale in the Plaza; 5:30 p.m., Evening Prayer, conversation (Prayer chain on the third Saturday of the month); Sunday, 9 a.m., Family Mass with the Rev. Canon Martin Gutwein; refreshments to follow; 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist II with Fr. Gutwein at St. Bartholomew's Church. Coffee hour to follow in the narthex: .

We have had continuing issues with Facebook Live, so today's Mass is not available, here or on our Facebook page. We are researching changes in how we livestream. Masses streamed since the start of the pandemic on March 15, 2020, remain available.

Permission to stream the music in this service has been obtained by Holy Trinity Church from One License, License #732497-A.
Copyright Information for Service Music:
S120 Text: © The Church Pension Fund S130 Adaption: © G.I.A. Publications Setting from Deutsche Messe, Franz Peter Schubert, arr. Richard Proulx S164 Adaption: © G.I.A. Publications Setting from Deutsche Messe, Franz Peter Schubert, arr. Richard Proulx

Andrew Woolford, who was confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, with Bishop William H. Stokes and Father Chattin.

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A New Day at Holy Trinity

This was Father Chattin's final letter to the congregation.

Dear Friends,

It’s a new day at Holy Trinity Church. Our affiliation with St. Bartholomew’s Church in Cherry Hill began July 1. Over the coming months, we will begin to live into this new relationship as we discern how God is leading our congregations.

The biggest immediate change is on July 3, the time of our weekly Sunday Eucharist at Holy Trinity moved to 9 a.m. (St. Bart’s service time is now 10:30 a.m.). What isn’t changing is that I will remain rector of Holy Trinity, although with a reduced presence. Clergy costs will be divided between the two churches. Over time, we will develop a clergy team for the affiliation. Do know that this is in no way a merger as each of the churches will remain independent.

This affiliation is an experiment as we respond to societal change and post-COVID pandemic conditions. Much is yet to be developed, but this new arrangement offers us the opportunity for expanded ministry, education, and fellowship as both congregations work together.

Also, we can consider the affiliation as one church with two worship sites. If for some reason you are unable to attend a service at one church, you would have the option of attending the other at an alternate time.

As we live into this new way of being the Church, may we be generous in spirit and good humor. As with any experiment, there will be mistakes and failures along the way. But there will also be tremendous opportunity for activities, deepening faith, and a closer walk with Christ.

I ask your prayers for our congregations and for me. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or needs (609) 941-5152.

With Faith, Hope, and Joy,

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin

Rector

Father Chattin is flanked by senior wardens Yvonne Bones of Holy Trinity and David Spaeth of St. Bartholomew's at the signing of the memorandum of understanding, which established affiliation, on May 31 at the rectory. He approached his new role with his characteristic vigor.

At Fr. Mark's funeral Sept. 10, Theresa Chattin reads his last letter to the parishes. Bishop Stokes reflects on Fr. Mark's life of service.

If you wish to find out more about church expenses and operations, please visit our Financials page. Click on the above photo to donate online.

This Sunday's 9 a.m. Mass

Here is the link for the leaflet for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. 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 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Fr. Martin Gutwein

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Used Book Sale Saturday

As part of the Collingswood Book Festival this Saturday, Holy Trinity will be selling used books beginning at 10 a.m.

Set-up help is needed starting at 8 a.m. Please call or email the church when you are available to help.

Used books in good condition can be donated for the sale. Drop them off any time before Saturday.

As a father and grandfather many times over, Father Mark was a natural with babies at baptism.

This was one of Father Chattin's restrained costumes for Hallowe'en Sunday, which ran from giant spiders and clown costumes to 2020's now-famous "sitting in pajamas at the altar rail, reading the Sunday paper" (below).

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To provide humanitarian aid to those fleeing the violence in Ukraine, Episcopal Relief & Development will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance during and after the crisis. Click on the blue-tinted link to donate in a secure manner. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a contribution to Episcopal Relief in Father Mark's memory.

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If you are interested in finding out more about The Labyrinth at Trinity Plaza, which was a project initiated by Father Mark, please click here for a downloadable brochure.

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Blessing of the Animals Oct. 8

Bring your pets and join us for our annual St. Francis Blessing of Animals at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8.

This year’s event will also include the dedication of our new pet memorial garden.

The blessing of pets will be held on the plaza if the weather permits, and in the parish hall if it doesn’t.

Children are also invited to bring any cherished stuffed animals that might be in need of a blessing.

Refreshments and "treats” for everyone will be served after the service, and an offering will be taken to benefit local animal shelters.

It’s a great and easy event to share. Why not invite a friend?

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Boscov's Friends Helping Friends Day Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. benefits nonprofits. Discount shopping passes for 25 percent off cost only $5.

The donation goes directly to the selling organization.

Discount shopping passes are for sale Sunday mornings. You can also reserve a pass by calling the church office. These passes can be used at all local Boscov’s stores.

This fundraiser benefits both Holy Trinity and your pocketbook.

What's Going On in the Affiliated Parishes

Calendar

All Masses are live-streamed unless otherwise noted.

Items in blue are links to more information about the Calendar entry.

Today: Progressive Lunch Committee, 6 p.m., St. Bartholomew's.

Saturday, Oct. 1: Used Book Sale begins at 10 a.m. (set-up help needed at 8 a.m.) Holy Trinity's part of the Collingswood Book Festival.

Sunday, Oct. 2: Family Mass begins at 9 a.m. Fr. Martin Gutwein will officiate, and also will celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II at St. Bartholomew's at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8: St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals, 10:30 a.m., including the dedication of the Holy Trinity Pet Garden.

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Boscov's Day Fundraiser. Sale of coupons that offer a 20 percent savings that day are available from Charlotte Sink for $5.

Saturday, Oct. 22: Affiliated Churches Progressive Luncheon. Begins at St. Bartholomew's at Noon; continues at Holy Trinity at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 23: Sunday School resumes at 4 p.m.

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Used Cards Wanted

As part of their mission and outreach efforts, Holy Trinity and St. Bartholomew, as well as 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 vestry will be collecting greeting cards. 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. More than 2,400 have been collected thus far and have been delivered to the folks at St. John of God.

Boxes for the cards are on tables near the tower door at Holy Trinity and in the narthex at St. Bart's for your cards. Holy Trinity mission and outreach committee member Craig Burgess will forward your cards to Kelly Stout, chair of the card program.

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

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Online Giving

Please don't forget to keep up with your pledge. Bills still need to be paid. You can give electronically. Click here

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Progressive Lunch

The Progressive Lunch Planning Committee met Aug. 14.

A progressive lunch, which will begin at one church and end at the other (that will be decided later) will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.

We are working out details, including menus and transportation.

Anyone who would like to help plan for this first event in the life of our affiliated parishes is welcome to join our group.

The next meeting is scheduled for today at 6 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's.

Joint Stewardship

The affiliated parishes' Stewardship Committee has met and is planning fall activities.

Volunteers are always needed for this important effort to keep both churches in operation.

Contact the church offices for details.

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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.

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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.

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.

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 lists are kept up to date and to share their experiences.  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, speak to or email Theresa Chattin at theresa15@aol.com, or call Charlotte in the church office at 856-858-0491.

Episcopal Community Services Sunday was May 1. Click here for the latest flyer. And here is a link to the ECS website.

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There is soup for sale this month and it's will be tomato bisque. Please go to the Soup Page for ordering information. Those who placed orders can pick it up after Mass today.

Sept. Food Pantry

It's fruit and fruit juices this month. Leave your donations in the designated place in the tower.

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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 Right Reverend William H. (Chip) Stokes, the 12th bishop of the diocese, will be retiring next year. The process for selecting a new bishop is underway.

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.