839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin, Rector

The Scoop on Soup

Holy Trinity's soupmakers are back at the stove, this time with tomato bisque. Visit the Soup Page for more information. Here is an order form.

A Variety of Gifts

There are many opportunities for service. Check out ways to share your gifts with others. "In the service of the Lord, work not half-heartedly but with conscientiousness and an eager spirit."

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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 Facebook

Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m.: Evening Prayer on Conference Line; Jan. 23, 9:15 a.m., Family Mass for the Third Sunday after Epiphany (in-person and livestreamed here);

Welcome to Virtual Mass at Holy Trinity Church for the Second Sunday after Epiphany. Mass begins after the ringing of the Sanctus Bell.

Today'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

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Christmas 2021

A Message from Father Chattin

Dear Friends,

I love Christmas carols and the sacred music of the season. They always bring me joy and refreshment. They are timeless.

This year a particular phrase jumped out at me. It’s at the end of the first verse of Hark the Herald Angels Sing, where we sing, “Christ is born in Bethlehem.” Not, “WAS born,” but “IS born!” -- present tense.

When we talk about our birthdays, we usually say, “I was born on [date, year]” -- past tense. When we talk about things in the past, we always use the past tense.

So, what could it mean to sing, “Christ IS (not was) born in Bethlehem?” In that phrase we are acknowledging that Jesus continues to be born now, today, through each of us.

The birth event from Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago is ongoing. We become the manger for the world around us as Jesus is born anew, as his light shines through us into the darkness and terrors of this world.

As with Mary, we become the Christ-bearers to our families, friends, and neighbors. Don’t misunderstand, we are not Jesus, but he continues to live through us.

So, this Christmas, enjoy the trees, the presents, the lights, the music, and realize again the true depth of this sacred event as Jesus comes to the world through you and me.

“Christ IS born in Bethlehem!”

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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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End of the Year Appeal

Dear Friends,

Your offerings support the whole work of the church: The Sacraments, live-streaming services, the website, feeding first responders, the food pantry, our presence at Haddon and Fern Avenues, the Labyrinth, and numerous outreach efforts (both locally and beyond).

Please be as generous as you are able. You may mail your contribution to the church (839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108), or you may place it in the offering plate if you attend a service in person.

You may also use this link to our easy to use online giving platform.

Thank you for your response to this annual appeal.

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Here are Christmas messages from the Presiding Bishop, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Bishop Stokes.

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The Latest on Masks

Father Mark talks about the newest information from the diocese on wearing masks.

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If you wish to provide financial assistance to tornado victims through Episcopal Relief & Development, use this link.

Welcome to Virtual Mass

Here is the link for today's leaflet for the Second Sunday after Epiphany. 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 Second Sunday after Epiphany

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin

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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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Perhaps the last verse of O Little Town of Bethlehem says it best:

O, holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray.

Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us this day.

We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell.

O, come to us, abide in us, our Lord Emmanuel.

Theresa and I wish you a most blessed and joyous Merry Christmas.

The Rev. Mark H. Chattin

Week 2, Exodus 5-7: Here is the link to this week's readings in the Oremus Bible; Reflections 5-7; Commentary on Exodus 5-7; and a video discussion of the readings.

The Baptisms of Ella Joy Poklikuha and Amelia Kalani Khan

Events galore during Advent: Above, Joe Sirak, Steve Kreal and Tim Sagges attend the 135th anniversary of Holy Trinity; center, the flag ceremony during the National Hymn on Thanksgiving Sunday; far right, top, carol singing, and bottom, Manger Mania.

Calendar

All Masses are live-streamed unless otherwise noted.

The Good Book Club began on Jan. 6. This Epiphany season, it is the Book of Exodus. Here are the readings for the complete session. Links to the Oremus Bible, discussion of the readings and commentary are available on the Home and Worship pages.

Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Vestry meeting in Parish Hall. Please bring a laptop if you can for a Zoom conference with Bishop Stokes during the meeting.

Jan. 23, 9:15 a.m.: Family Mass (no coffee hour).

Jan. 21: Annual reports from ministries are due in the church office.

Jan. 28, 4 to 5 p.m., Soup pickup at Parish Hall. (Also after the annual meeting June 30.)

Jan. 30: Annual meeting begins with the Rector's Report at the 9:15 a.m. Family Mass; 10:45 a.m. Annual meeting resumes, in person and livestreamed. Refreshments will be available.

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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

2022 calendars are available at the back of the church (free). Take several and share with a friend, neighbor or family member.

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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.

Please pick up your box of 2022 offering envelopes from the back of the church. Should you have any questions, contact the treasurer, Debbie Cruz 609-707-5158.

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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.