839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin, Rector

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. 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 on Sunday, May 29. Communion and collection are unaffected. The Peace will be exchanged from a distance.

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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.

Sunday Mass is at 9:15 a.m. and via Facebook Live below and also on

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This week at Holy Trinity: Saturday, May Fair; 5:30 p.m. Mass in the church; Sunday, 9:15 a.m.: Family Mass with outdoor refreshments.

Welcome to Virtual Mass at Holy Trinity Church for Rogation Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

This Sunday's Mass will be available for viewing until next Sunday, simply by clicking the start button. Past Masses live-streamed since the start of the pandemic on March 15, 2020, appear below today's Mass. 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

For the first time since Easter Sunday 2019, children search for hidden eggs in the churchyard.

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He Is Alive and Among Us

Dear Friends,

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.

Happy Easter

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin

Rector

Rain and wind didn't deter these hardy souls from the May 7 Labyrinth Walk.

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Instruction will begin soon for those wishing to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, as well as for children 5 years and older who want to receive communion. Contact Fr. Chattin at 856-858-0491 or holytrinity1@verizon.net. The Bishop's visit is June 5.

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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.

Welcome to Virtual Mass

Here is the link for the leaflet for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin

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Bishop Stokes discusses the advantages of affiliation at a "Town Hall" on May 4.

Affiliation Agreement Affirmed

A memorandum of understanding establishing the framework of the affiliation of Holy Trinity Church and St. Bartholomew's Church in Cherry Hill was unanimously affirmed at a dinner-meeting of more than 40 Holy Trinity parishioners on May 4.

The Rt. Rev. William H. "Chip" Stokes presided at a Town Hall-style meeting during which he explained that the arrangement would create a clergy team, led by Father Chattin as priest-in-charge of the two churches, but that both churches would remain independent entities.

He emphasized that the memorandum was a framework that would change as circumstances changed, and would 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."

"We would not be doing this if either Holy Trinity or St. Bartholomew were on life support," he said. "They are vital and viable churches in their own right."

St. Bart's congregation also has affirmed the memorandum, and the steering committee will be meeting presently to work out the details of the affiliation.

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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.

Calendar

All Masses are live-streamed unless otherwise noted.

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

Saturday, all day: Collingswood May Fair

Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass in the church

June 4, 4 p.m.: Afternoon Tea to Mark the 96th Birthday and the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

June 5, 9:15 a.m.: Mass for the Feast of Pentecost with Bishop Stokes -- Confirmation of Andrew Woolford.

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The Good Book Club

The Lenten portion of the Good Book Club, which focused on the last half of the Book of Exodus, ended April 4.

The Good Book Club will be back during Epiphany 2023, and this year's Epiphany readings, videos and commentary will remain on the Worship Page until then.

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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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Online Giving

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

Holy Trinity Church

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The Presiding Bishop's Easter Message

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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.

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Episcopal Community Services Sunday was May 1. Click here for the latest newsletter. 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.