839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin, Rector

Advent/Christmas 2021

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.

It's REAL, Not Virtual

Each year, on the first weekend after the First Sunday in Advent, Holy Trinity invites the public to come to the Parish Hall to enjoy our extensive display of mangers.

This year is no exception, even though last year, the pandemic made it one, and we were virtual.

These Nativity scenes are on loan from the families of Holy Trinity and the National Christmas Center of Paradise, Pa. They have been collected from all over the world and represent international, regional, and local culture.

The mangers will be available for viewing on Dec. 10, 11, and 12. Please join us.

This is Father Mark's sermon for the Midnight Mass of the Nativity, given during the height of the pandemic on Dec. 24, 2020. Please join us in person and online for a host of Advent and Christmastide events this year. We will continue to observe all the pandemic protocols, even as more people are vaccinated.

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Tree Lighting

On Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., the Creche will be blessed, the tree lit and favorite Christmas carols sung. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. The Collingswood High School Madrigal Choir will join us.

A Visit from St. Nicholas

Sunday, Dec. 6 is the Feast of St. Nicholas, and we are hoping to have a visit from the bishop of Myra sometime during the season of Advent.

Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick and the suffering.

He dedicated his life to serving God and became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, especially children.

Rob Radtke, president and CEO of Episcopal Relief & Development, preaches about St. Nicholas and his example of how to live a life of compassion and service just as Jesus commands us in Matthew 25, to feed the hungry, care for the sick and welcome the stranger.

Scarves, Hats and Gloves

There's a "Mitten Basket" at the back of the church during the first two weeks of Advent.

Please decorate it with gloves, scarves, hats, and the like.

On the Angel Tree there, $25 gift cards are needed for the High School Special Services Department.

These gift cards may be purchased at outlets such as Walmart, Target, Old Navy, and Shop Rite.

All gifts are needed by Dec. 12.