839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin, Rector

The Rev. Colleen Spaeth, Deacon

The Affiliated Parishes of Holy Trinity, Collingswood & St. Bartholomew, Cherry Hill

Soup, Soup and More Soup

Holy Trinity's volunteer soupmakers are back at the stove, and this time made cheese tortellini for April. Visit the Soup Page for ordering and payment information. There is some left in the freezer. New varieties will be available in the fall. The soup program benefits Holy Trinity's meal program for shut-ins.

Masks Recommended

Owing to the increase in Camden County Covid rates, masks are strongly recommended in church Sunday, Aug. 14. Communion and collection are unaffected. The Peace may not be exchanged in person owing to the new variant.

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Giving

If you would like to donate to Holy Trinity Church using our easy-to-use, online donation option, please click on the word "Giving" above. Thank you for your generosity. You can still mail donations to the church office or drop them in the collection plate on Sundays.

Sunday Mass is at 9:00 a.m. and via Facebook Live below and also on

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This week at Holy Trinity: Saturday, 5:30 a.m.: Evening Prayer and Conversation on the Conference Line; Sunday: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9 a.m. (note new time): Family Mass and outdoor refreshments, weather permitting; 10:30 a.m.: Holy Eucharist at St. Bartholomew's, 1989 Rt. 70 East, Cherry Hill, coffee hour in the narthex; 6 p.m. Progressive Dinner Committee dinner/meeting, Holy Trinity Parish Hall.

Welcome to the Mass for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Past Masses live-streamed since the start of the pandemic on March 15, 2020, remain available. Follow along today's Mass by clicking the service leaflet link at the right, or you can use your own prayer book and hymnal if you prefer to do so.

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

Andrew Woolford, who was confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, with Bishop Stokes and Father Chattin

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A New Day at Holy Trinity

Dear Friends,

It’s a new day at Holy Trinity Church. Our affiliation with St. Bartholomew’s Church in Cherry Hill began July 1. Over the coming months, we will begin to live into this new relationship as we discern how God is leading our congregations.

The biggest immediate change is on July 3, the time of our weekly Sunday Eucharist at Holy Trinity moved to 9 a.m. (St. Bart’s service time is now 10:30 a.m.). What isn’t changing is that I will remain rector of Holy Trinity, although with a reduced presence. Clergy costs will be divided between the two churches. Over time, we will develop a clergy team for the affiliation. Do know that this is in no way a merger as each of the churches will remain independent.

This affiliation is an experiment as we respond to societal change and post-COVID pandemic conditions. Much is yet to be developed, but this new arrangement offers us the opportunity for expanded ministry, education, and fellowship as both congregations work together.

Also, we can consider the affiliation as one church with two worship sites. If for some reason you are unable to attend a service at one church, you would have the option of attending the other at an alternate time.

As we live into this new way of being the Church, may we be generous in spirit and good humor. As with any experiment, there will be mistakes and failures along the way. But there will also be tremendous opportunity for activities, deepening faith, and a closer walk with Christ.

I ask your prayers for our congregations and for me. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or needs (609) 941-5152.

With Faith, Hope, and Joy,

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin

Rector

Father Chattin is flanked by Yvonne Bones and David Spaeth at the signing of the memorandum of understanding, which established affiliation, on May 31 at the rectory.

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To provide humanitarian aid to those fleeing the violence in Ukraine, Episcopal Relief & Development will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance during and after the crisis. Click on the blue-tinted link to donate in a secure manner.

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Choir Appreciation Sunday was June 26. We thank Diane Rugala, Lillian Ward, Paul and Sharon Wolfgang and Deb Cruz, and organist/choir director Cindy Chattin, for their fine work during the year. They return Sept. 18.

Food Pantry Donations

Pasta and sauce are on the Food Pantry's donation menu for July and August. Please leave them in the tower.

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

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Welcome to Virtual Mass

Here is the link for the leaflet for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Click the "plus" sign to the right of the "Holy Trinity" tab at the top of the page to create a new tab so that you can toggle easily back and forth between the livestream and the leaflet.

Sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Despite the unrelenting heat, the butterfly garden, planted a year ago by a member of Liberti Church, is thriving and attracting.

Queen Elizabeth II visited Holy Trinity for a garden party marking her 96th birthday and 70th year on the throne. About 40 people, some wearing hats often seen adorning royal family members, attended the June 4 afternoon event.

A May Fair To Remember

It was the first Collingswood May Fair since 2019, and the streets surrounding Holy Trinity Church were filled with happy and hungry people. Our yard sale, piloted by Carol Staszewski, was packed from the 9 a.m. start with bargains galore. Our traditional strawberries and ice cream and much-appreciated ice cold water were huge attractions.

Remember, on Aug. 20, we will have another yard sale during the Crafts and Fine Arts Festival. We are seeking your donations of gently used household items, jewelry, handbags, knitted/crocheted creations, seasonal decorations, books, puzzles, and games. (Used clothing and shoes will not be sold.) Please label your donations "Yard Sale" and bring them to the church by Aug 12. Questions? Carol at 856-858-5909.

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Rain and wind didn't deter these hardy souls from the May 7 Labyrinth Walk. Holy Trinity's event was observed throughout the world that day.

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If you wish to find out more about church expenses and operations, please visit our Financials page. Click on the above photo to donate online.

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"Rejoice now, heavenly hosts and choirs of angels ..." At the Great Vigil of Easter, Sue Verzella, a member of the choir, chants the Exulset, the Praeconium Paschale (Easter Proclamation), before the Paschal Candle, as Father Mark assists with light.
The choir, led by Cindy Chattin at the piano, sings the offertory, "My Redeemer Lives."
The congregation and choir fill the aisles during The Peace.

Holy Trinity/St. Bartholomew Digital Bulletin Board

Calendar

All Masses are live-streamed unless otherwise noted.

Items in blue are links to more information about the Calendar entry.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Family Mass begins at 9 a.m. Fr. Chattin will officiate, and also will celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II at St. Bartholomew's at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Progressive Dinner Committee meeting, 6 p.m., parish hall. There will be dinner. We'll need plenty of volunteers to do this.

Monday, Aug. 15: Stewardship Committee meeting at St. Bartholomew's at 7:30 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged.

Saturday, Aug. 20, all day: Crafts and Fine Arts Festival. There will be a yard sale at Holy Trinity, donations and help are welcome by contacting Carol at 856-858-5909. The Memorial Day weekend yard sale raised $750 for the church.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Family Mass begins at 9 a.m. Fr. Marty Gutwein will officiate, and also will celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II at St. Bartholomew's at 10:30 a.m.

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Used Cards Wanted

As part of their mission and outreach efforts, Holy Trinity and St. Bartholomew, as well as 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 vestry will be collecting greeting cards. 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. More than 1,000 have been collected thus far.

Boxes for the cards are on tables near the tower door at Holy Trinity and in the narthex at St. Bart's for your cards. Holy Trinity mission and outreach committee member Craig Burgess will forward your cards to Kelly Stout, chair of the card program.

Should you have any questions about this effort, call Craig at 856-667-2003 or see him at coffee hour after Sunday Mass.

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Online Giving

Please don't forget to keep up with your pledge. Bills still need to be paid. You can give electronically. Click here

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Progressive Dinner

The Progressive Dinner Planning Committee will meets Sunday at 6 p.m. for supper in the Holy Trinity Parish Hall.

Anyone who would like to help plan for this first event in the life of our affiliated parishes is invited to attend.

Joint Stewardship

We will have an initial meeting of the affiliated parishes' Stewardship Committee Monday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Cherry Hill.

Please attend if you would like to help plan for our stewardship activities this fall.

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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.

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.

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 lists are kept up to date and to share their experiences.  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, speak to or email Theresa Chattin at theresa15@aol.com, or call Charlotte in the church office at 856-858-0491.

Episcopal Community Services Sunday was May 1. Click here for the latest flyer. And here is a link to the ECS website.

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Holy Trinity Church's annual meeting for 2021 was held on Feb. 6, 2022, online and in-person. Please go to the Financials Page to view that meeting.

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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 Right Reverend William H. (Chip) Stokes is the 12th bishop of the diocese. Elected on May 4, 2013, he was consecrated Nov. 2, 2013.

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.