839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin, Rector

OUR COMMUNITY

He will not forget your work and the love you have shown

Father Mark discusses the latest diocesan recommendation on wearing masks.

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Parishioners bring lunch to first responders.

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Vestry Meeting

The Vestry will not meet in August for the summer break.

IHOC

Holy Trinity supports the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council, which works to address the needs of the homeless men in Camden County.

IHOC aims not just to temporarily alleviate the suffering of the homeless, but rather to change their lives and get them off the streets for good.

Read the latest newsletter here.

Seafarers Need Our Help

The Seamen's Church Institute in Philadelphia continues to reach out to seafarers, using safe-distancing practices.

During the pandemic, many of these men are working beyond the expiration of their contracts with no idea when they will get home. We assembled ditty bags of toiletries for the seafarers during October, for distribution during Christmas, but our help is needed throughout the year.

If you would like to donate funds to support the Institute's outreach, you can do so here.

The mission of the Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey is to proactively serve without prejudice the human needs of seafarers and the maritime community of the Delaware River. Ninety percent of the goods and produce we enjoy come into our area on cargo ships. We reach out to their crews at 30 terminals on both sides of the river, serving seafarers of all faiths and nationalities.

Pandemic Protocol

For the fully vaccinated: Masks are recommended but not required inside and outside, social distancing is not necessary but is a good idea because of the delta variant.

The lectern side of the church is open seating. Sit where you like and with whom you like.

It is OK to sing masked and to use the prayer books and hymnals in the pew racks.

For children, youths and the unvaccinated: Masks need to be worn inside and social distancing observed.

The pulpit side of the church is for restricted seating for family units and others who observe social distancing.

For all: It’s always OK to wear a mask anywhere and stay distanced as you are comfortable.

If you don’t feel well, stay home and watch the service on-line.

As of yet there is no change on how we receive communion or the distanced exchange of the Peace.

Collingswood
Food Pantry

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

We’ll place the collection bin outside during our 8:30 a.m. outdoor Eucharist.

Please contact the church office to arrange a time to drop off your contributions if you’re not able to do so on Sunday mornings.

Check the pantry's Facebook page for updates.

We are accepting pasta and sauce in July, but any donations are welcome.

Despite the pandemic, Urban Promise continues to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. Please continue to support its work.

Reaching Out

The parish has delivered lunch to the Collingswood Fire Department and Police Departments several times during the pandemic.

The Rotary Club has been participating in this effort with us.

Volunteers help deliver the meals.

We welcome contributions to offset the cost.

Please send donations marked “Feeding First Responders.”

Thanks to all who have contributed.

Compassion

Give gifts that make an impact on children in poverty. For example, a $100 gift of goats means a family can have milk, which they can both consume and sell to earn money for other necessities.