Here is a link to the Centers for Disease Control, which offers information on the pandemic.
Sunday, Oct. 25: 8:30 a.m. service outdoors; 9:30 a.m. Mass; 11 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour.
Here is the link to the service leaflet for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost.
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"My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen."
Sunday, Oct. 18, marked the start of that period of our church year in which we have the opportunity to demonstrate the many ways we can be grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God.
Here is a sermon for Stewardship Sunday by the Rt. Rev. William H. Stokes, Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey.
As part of Holy Trinity's "cautious" reopening plan, there is a simple and brief Eucharist on the Plaza at 8:30 a.m. Sundays, weather permitting, until Nov. 1, when it will be held at 12:30 p.m.
The 9:30 Mass is live-streamed on Facebook and the website, and that will continue even after indoor services resume Nov. 1.
1. All participants must wear masks.
2. Six-foot social distancing must be observed at all times. Persons living the same household may sit together.
3. No touching of any kind (including handshaking or hugging at the Peace) is allowed.
4. Hand-sanitizing stations should be used frequently, especially before receiving Communion.
5. Communion will in one kind - the Bread, the Body of Christ, and will be placed on hands, not in the mouth.
6. Gathering in groups before or after the service, either on the Plaza or in the parking lot, is not allowed.
7. No refreshments may be served.
8. Attendance will be taken to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary.
9. If it looks like bad weather, the service will be canceled (see the red banner near the top of this page for notification).
Bring Prayer Books (there will be service booklets); your own lawn chairs (not required but would help limit surfaces handled by set-up team); hats or umbrellas for shade; sunscreen.
Indoor worship will resume on All Saints/All Souls Sunday (Nov. 1), adhering to the diocesan-approved guidelines.
These are scary times. It doesn't seem to be what area of life, there is a lot of shouting going on, whether it is in politics or community relations, locally, nationally or internationally. People are scared and angry, and I don't know about you, but I have just about had enough.
I'm looking for a voice of reason, of love and care, truth and health. Of course, we already have that voice -- it is Jesus, the very Word of God, and it is through Him that we can bring a little light to our world.
So, I was struck by this daily devotional by Episcopal priest David Baumann, published in The Living Church on Sept. 27, 2020. I hope it speaks to you as well.
In the peace of God,
Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
With the tongue, we praise our Lord and Father, and with it, we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
The All Saints/All Souls Day 9:30 Mass will be indoors.
Attendance will be limited to 45. The church is marked for social distancing. Masks are required except for communion, and there will be no congregational singing.
The Mass will still be live-streamed on Facebook Live and on the website, and the conference call (856-861-3864 PIN 924821) will remain open.
The outdoor service will continue but at 12:30 p.m.
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Our weekly "virtual coffee hour" with Father Mark and other parishioners starts at 11 a.m. Sundays.
You may join the group by phone using our conference line (856-861-3864 – PIN 924 821).
Check out what resources are available online to help us on our journey during the pandemic.
A new series on the Way of Love is available herefrom the Episcopal Church.
The Diocese of New Jersey has rescheduled its annual convention, postponed from March 7, to Nov. 14, 2020. The convention will be online.
More information is available from the convention page on the diocesan website.
The convention will be livestreamed on the Holy Trinity website.
Did you know where the first Holy Trinity was located?
That answer is on our new History Page, researched and written by parishioner and vestry member Craig Burgess.
If you can't wait for an answer, here it is: The location is right next door to the present firehouse on Collings Avenue.
If you have loved ones you wish to have remembered on All Saints Day on Nov. 1, please download this form and mail or email it to the church office as soon as possible for inclusion in the service leaflet.
Deadline for receipt at the church office is Oct. 27.
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.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, "Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness," on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor.
The live-streamed service will be available by clicking on the photo of the cathedral at the top of the home page.
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.