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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Sept. 25: Blessing of Pets

Bring your pets and join us for a careful and socially distanced St. Francis Day Blessing of Animals at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. This year’s event will carefully adhere to all outdoor safety protocols. The blessing of pets will be held on the plaza if the weather permits, and in the parish hall if it doesn’t. All pets are welcome for the service and blessing. 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. The Feast of St. Francis is a time for us to ask for God’s blessing on the pets that so enrich our lives. It’s a great and easy event to share. Why not invite friends?

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Vestry Meeting

The Vestry will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

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.

Book Fair Is Saturday, Oct. 2

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Collingswood Book Festival makes its return and Holy Trinity will be there. Our used book and baked goods sale will be held on the plaza beginning at 10 a.m. Set-up help, clean-up help and help during the day are needed! Donations of baked good for sale are also needed.

Please call or email the church to indicate when you are available to help. You may also contact Patti Anderson if you need more information.

Used books in good condition may still be donated for the sale. You may drop them off at the church anytime before the sale. Please make sure to mark the boxes/ bags “Book Sale.”

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Are you interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church? Do you have children interested in receiving First Communion? Special classes for adults, teens, and children will form soon. Please let Fr. Chattin or Theresa Chattin know of your interest in any of these classed, which will be both in person and on Zoom.

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 canned fruits and juices in September, 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. Christmas will be here before you know it. Please give generously.