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at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Collingswood, New Jersey


HOLY WEEK

EASTER AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

  • PALM SUNDAY - APRIL 9
    • 9:30 a.m. - LITURGY AND PROCESSION
    • Everyone is invited to gather on the plaza for the Liturgy of the Palms and grand procession (parade) into the church.
    • Gospel Reading
    • The Passion of Jesus Christ according to St. Matthew. This lengthy reading will be dramatically read in parts. Please sign up to take part in the gospel reading. Available parts include: Peter, Pilate, Centurion, etc. They are all short.
    • The Palm Liturgy
    • will also be celebrated on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

  • MAUNDY THURSDAY - APRIL 13
    • 7:30 P.M. - CHORAL MASS OF THE LAST SUPPER
    • A commemoration of the events in the upper room.

    • Foot-Washing
    • after the example of Christ is included in this Liturgy. To participate, please sign the sheet at the back of the Church.

    • All Night Vigil Watch
    • Jesus said, "Could you not watch with me even one hour?" The altar of repose will be set aside in the Chapel for devotions and meditation until the Good Friday Liturgy. All hours through the night must be covered. Please sign up at the back of the Church.

  • GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 14
    • 12 Noon - SOLEMN LITURGY OF THE CROSS
    • with the Mass of Pre-Sanctified.

  • EASTER EVE - SATURDAY, APRIL 15
    • 8:00 P.M. - THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER
    • This Liturgy is one of the earliest rites of the Christian Church and celebrates the Passover of our Lord from death to life. The Vigil ends Lent and ushers in Easter. The service includes the Lighting of the Paschal Candle and procession with incense, Old Testament readings, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and the First Mass of Easter. The service begins in darkness and ends in joyous light and celebration. Bring small bells to ring.

  • EASTER DAY - SUNDAY, APRIL 16
    • 9:30 A.M. - FESTIVAL MASS OF THE RESURRECTION
    • with music and incense Easter will be celebrated with great festivity and joy. This is the Queen of Feasts for we are heirs of the resurrection life. Please share this celebration with your whole family, your friends and neighbors. Invite someone you know to attend Easter services with you!

      The annual children's Easter Egg hunt will follow this service.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
  • WEEKLY SERVICE SCHEDULE
  • Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
    Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Family Mass (Rite II - Rite I during Advent and Lent) and Children's Chapel
    Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Christian Education Classes
    Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

  • WELCOME SPECIAL GUEST NEXT SUNDAY

  • The Rev. Canon Rob Droste, Canon for Congregational Development and Mission, will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service and lead a discussion during coffee hour. Plan to attend and welcome Canon Droste.

  • LEARNING IN LENT

  • This year, we will join with four neighboring Episcopal churches for a weekly Lenten program - "Speaking Our Faith". Sessions will be held on Wednesdays at noon and in the evening - please join us for soup, worship, and a special program!

    The Wednesday schedule will be
    Daytime Option
    12 Noon Noonday Prayer and Soup Lunch
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Program
    Evening Session
    6:30 p.m. Soup Supper
    7:00 p.m. Worship
    7:30 p.m. Program

    Dates and locations will be
    Date Location Worship and Program
    March 8 Grace Church, Haddonfield Eucharist Rite I
    Session 1 - Why is it so hard to talk about faith?
    March 15 St. John's, Maple Shade Evening Prayer - Rite II
    Session 2 - How do you know what you know?
    March 22 St. Bartholomew's, Cherry Hill Stations of the Cross
    Session 3 - Who is the God that you know?
    March 29 Holy Trinity, Collingswood Eucharist Rite II
    Session 4 - Faith in action
    April 5 Grace Church, Merchantville Evening Prayer - Rite I
    Session 5 - This I believe

  • CHILDREN'S COMMUNION CLASS

  • for youngsters ages 5 and older who want to receive Holy Communion is forming. If you have a child or grandchild interested in this class please contact Father Chattin at once.

  • COME MAKE PALM CROSSES

  • Please join us! The Altar Guild will be meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday April 8 to make palm crosses for Palm Sunday, and you are invited to join in making them for our communicants. Just bring a pair of scissors and look for us upstairs in the meeting room. The work will take about one hour. We hope you can join us.

  • RED EASTER EGGS FOR ALL

  • An Easter tradition is to give each person a red-dyed Easter egg on Easter Sunday. The egg is a symbol of the Resurrection, dyed red for the blood of Christ shed for the salvation of the world. Needed are about 12 dozen eggs. If you are willing to bring a dozen or two hard boiled red eggs, please sign the sheet at the back of the Church. Eggs may be brought to church on Holy Saturday morning.

  • LENTEN YOGA

    Meeting Christ in Flowing Prayer: Lenten Yoga with Michelle Carlino, BA, ERYT500
  • Saturday, April 1, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cost $15. Lent is a season to draw close to God, His passion, and His love for us. In this class, we will use the sacred practice of yoga to experience the presence of God within Us. Scripture, music, breathwork and deep relaxation will be woven through this session as we unite our hearts with Jesus in this reflective season.

    Offered by Lourdes Health System - register at 1-888-LOURDES.

  • LENT MADNESS

  • The annual Saintly Smackdown begins March 2 as two saints face off against each other every day in Lent. (Think March Madness.) Lent Madness booklets are now available for $1.00. Play online each day of Lent at www.lentmadness.org - you'll learn a lot and have fun at the same time!

  • PLEASE SIGN UP FOR COFFEE HOUR

  • Sign up sheet is located at the back of the church. Supplies are provided for you, and all you need to do is set things up and clean up afterwards. We all enjoy Coffee Hour - please take a turn to make it happen!

  • FOOD PANTRY DONATION OF THE MONTH

  • For the month of March we ask for donations of laundry detergent for the Collingswood Food Pantry. Please leave your donations in the tower and we will deliver them.

    (If you bought donations for earlier months, but forgot to bring them in, we'll deliver those too!)

  • HOLY TRINITY IS ON FACEBOOK
  • Please visit our page and "like" us! While you're there, check out the archive photos that Scott Anderson has uploaded and let us know if you can identify them! And for lots of photos and reminders of older events, take a look at our Facebook group, too.