Here is a link to the Centers for Disease Control offering accurate information on the pandemic.
Sunday, Aug. 9: 8:30 a.m., Outdoor Worship; 9:30 a.m. Mass; 11 a.m., Virtual Coffee Hour
Junior warden Jessica Greenfield reads the lessons at the first outdoor worship service at Holy Trinity on July 26.
As part of Holy Trinity's "cautious" reopening plan, there will a simple, brief Eucharist on the Plaza at 8:30 a.m. Sundays, weather permitting, until cold weather arrives.
The 9:30 Mass will be live-streamed as usual.
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 (check under "Coronvirus Alert" on 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.
Well, here we are, 2 1/2 months into shelter-in-place orders, social distancing, and economic shutdown. Our society has become infected with the Coronavirus. The pandemic has changed everything. This infection deals in illness and death.
In the U.S., tens of thousands have died, and well over a million-and-a-half have been sickened. Fear and grief abound. Our society has been here before with past pandemics, and we always emerged from them safer, stronger, and healthier. While businesses have begun to reopen, we are advised to stay the course – to have patience and forbearance.
One way is to trust in our faith in God and to deepen that faith. These hours at home give us moments to read our Bibles and Prayer Book, to tune into the Sunday services, to participate in online Bible study, to join in the virtual coffee hours, to pray Morning and Evening Prayer from the Prayer Book, as well as the other devotions found there. In this way, our souls will be inspired and comforted by the presence of Jesus in our lives. The deathly infection of the Coronavirus will pass, and we will be reunited once again.
We don’t have to just depend on ourselves ... May 31 is Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate God the Holy Spirit. We are surrounded by the Holy Spirit like the air we breathe. It’s always there. What we need is for the Holy Spirit to infect us. This is an infection of love and life that inspires us to go forth into the world as Jesus’ disciples.
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Join us on Sundays @ 11 a.m. after Mass for a weekly "virtual coffee hour" with Father Mark and other parishioners.
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.
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.
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 Right Rev. William H. Stokes, Bishop of New Jersey, delivers his sermon for Pentecost Sunday.
Holy Trinity Church is a parish of the Diocese of New Jersey, the second-oldest in the Episcopal Church.
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 Archbishop of Canterbury, is the spiritual head of the Communion, comprising churches founded by the Church of England.