839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

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EASTER LETTER

Sunday, April 21, 2024

The 9 a.m. Sunday Mass is live-streamed below and on

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This week at Holy Trinity: Today, 9 a.m., Fourth Sunday of Easter, coffee hour and soup pick-up follows; 4 p.m., Sunday School and Youth Fellowship, St. Michael's Chapel; Saturday, 9 a.m., Indoor Cleanup; 5:30 p.m., Evening Prayer and Conversation on the Conference Line.

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

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

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Sunday School/Youth Fellowship

Sunday School/Youth Fellowship will meet at 4 p.m. today in St. Michael's Chapel.

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

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Noisy Collection

During Lent, loose change and paper money was collected each Sunday during 9 a.m. Mass.

This outreach offering will be divided between Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey and Episcopal Relief and Development.

The 9 a.m. Sunday Mass

Click here to download the leaflet for this morning's Mass.

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter
The Rev. Canon Martin Gutwein

Holy Trinity Community Yard Sale:

Reserve Your Space

Rent space to sell your used, unwanted items during the Collingswood Townwide Yard Sale.

Our highly visible corner at Haddon & Fern Avenues draws lots of customers!

Saturday, May 4. Event time: 8 a.m to 2 p.m. Set-up time: 7 to 8 a.m. Rain date: Saturday, May 11.

Rental includes: 12-by- 12 ft. outdoor space, 8 ft.-long table, 2 chairs.

Non-refundable rental fee: $20 plus $1.42 online-processing fee.

Registration deadline April 30. Proceeds benefit the church.

Click HERE to book online, or HERE to download and print a registration form for mailing with your $20 fee.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Is Good for the Soul

Look what the soup ladies have made for April! Yes, it's chicken noodle.

The soup will available at coffee hour today.

The soup is $4 a pint and $7 a quart. Payment is by cash, check or Vanco.

Order forms are on our Soup Page.

There is always plenty of soup available in our freezer. Just call the church office for details.

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

Jesus said: "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst." - John 6:35.

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If you wish to make a pledge or one-time donation to Holy Trinity, buy our homemade soup, or support our first-responders program, you can do so on our Vanco site by clicking here.

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Book Donations

Hundreds of books remaining from the Nov. 11 Used Book Sale were donated to BookSmiles. Learn more about the wonderful work of this local nonprofit at BookSmiles.

Lent Madness Ends

Julian of Norwich was the winner of the Golden Halo in this year's "Lent Madness" competition, besting Albert Schweitzer and 30 other saints for the honor.

Souper Bowl Winner

The winner was St. Paul's Church in Camden, which is receiving $200 for its food programs.

The Souper Sunday collection on Feb. 11 was the big winner, and $100 of that was dropped in the pot for "Pitchers and Catchers Report This Week."

Churchyard Cleanup

We would like to thank everyone who basked in the sunshine to help clean up the churchyard on Saturday, March 16, in anticipation of Holy Week.

The Staszewskis organized it, and the parish turned out in force to spruce up our property.

Don't forget, indoor cleanup is April 27 at 9 a.m.

The Good Friday collection benefited the Diocese of Jerusalem.
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Christmas Donations

Three bags of mittens, scarves, hats, and socks were given to the Neighborhood Center and Seeds of Hope in Camden.

Additionally, over $300 in gift cards to local stores were delivered to Collingswood Special Services this year.

Thanks to everyone who made donations to these outreach projects this year.

First Holy Communion

Members of our Sunday School and Youth Fellowship received Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday, Jan. 21.

It was a joyous day despite the cold and snow and a special coffee hour with individual cakes for each followed.

Theresa Chattin, parish verger and Sunday School co-coordinator, led children and parents in a rendition of "Fishers of Men," reflecting the day's Gospel reading."

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 Sue Verzella, Robert Staszewski, Pat Penney, Theresa Chattin, Yvonne Bones, and Megan Woods 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.

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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.

All Masses are live-streamed unless otherwise noted.

Today, 9 a.m., Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Easter; coffee hour to follow; soup-order pickup; 4 p.m., Sunday School and Youth Fellowship, St. Michael's Chapel.

Saturday, 9 a.m., Indoor Cleanup.

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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.

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Boscov's Helping Friends

Our annual Boscov's event Oct. 18 raised $220.

A $5 shopping pass from the department-store chain entitled shoppers to a 25 pct. discount that benefited area nonprofits including Holy Trinity,

Thanks to Charlotte Sink and Karen Sobota for all their efforts, including the day spent at Boscov's to sell passes.

Scout Fundraiser

The Feb. 29 fundraiser spaghetti and meatball supper by Troop 179 netted about $750. The scouts send their thanks.

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.

Holy Trinity Church

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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.

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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.

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

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.