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This week at Holy Trinity: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.: Evening Prayer and Conversation on the Conference Line; Sunday: Third Sunday after Pentecost, 9 a.m. (note new time): Family Mass and outdoor refreshments.
Easter at its core is a personal experience of the heart rather than the head. On that first Easter morning, Mary Magdalene and the other women had a personal experience of the risen Jesus in the garden.
A little later the disciples gathered in the Upper Room had the same experience. Still later the disciple Thomas, who missed Jesus’ first appearance, was with the others when the risen Jesus came into their midst. Thomas then exclaimed the great confession of faith, “my Lord and my God.”
The personal experience of the risen Jesus continued as he joined two of his followers on the road to Emmaus. They didn’t recognize him at first as they talked about the recent events in Jerusalem. They didn’t recognize him at first as they talked about recent events in Jerusalem.
It was when they sat down for dinner and Jesus broke the bread that they recognized the risen Jesus.
Still later the risen Jesus came to his followers on the beach and cooked them breakfast. These and other personal experiences changed their lives and gave them the inspiration to go forth with the good news.
After two years of uncertainty and feelings of isolation and disconnect, Holy Trinity Church is fully open again. In recent days, the pandemic restrictions have been eased. See the latest guidelines from the Diocese of New Jersey here.
Face masks are now optional. The passing of the alms basin, the exchange of the Peace, and regular communion at the altar rail have returned, except for intinction. The livestreaming of services through the website will continue.
I invite you to the personal experience of the risen Jesus this Easter. He is alive and present among us. Let our hearts and souls be filled this year with the light, the love, and the mercy of Jesus risen from the dead. Come, celebrate Easter with music and prayer, in joy and celebration, in companionship with each other and our Savior Jesus Christ.
Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia.
The Rev. Mark H. ChattinRector
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.
Here is the link for the leaflet for the Third 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.
The signing of the agreement followed, in less than a month, a Town-Hall-style meeting at Holy Trinity led by the Rt. Rev. William H. "Chip" Stokes, and a similar meeting at St. Bart's.
As of July 1, Father Chattin will be priest-in-charge of St. Bart's while remaining rector of Holy Trinity. Both churches will remain independent entities.
The memorandum is a framework that will change as circumstances change, and will allow the churches to join forces in mission and outreach to the wider community with financial resources increased by sharing of clergy, "since the two greatest expenses of a church are clergy salaries and buildings," the bishop said at the May 4 meeting.The agreement was signed by Holy Trinity senior warden Yvonne Bones and St. Bart's senior warden David Spaeth.
The document was drawn up a steering committee comprising members of both churches.
If you are interested in finding out more about The Labyrinth at Trinity Plaza, please click here for a downloadable brochure.
Sunday, July 10: Family Mass begins at 9 a.m.
Thursday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.:Vestry meeting at rectory in Cherry Hill.
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.
As part of its mission and outreach efforts, Holy Trinity will be reaching out to the “Upcycling Card Program” at St. John of 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.
A box is on the table at the rear of the church for your cards. 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.
Please don't forget to keep up with your pledge. Bills still need to be paid. You can give electronically. Click here
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.
The number 856-861-3864 – PIN 924 821.
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.
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.
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.
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.