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May 31: 9:30 a.m., The Feast of Pentecost; 11:15 a.m., Good Book Club, Noonday Prayers
“Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.”
Please join us as we celebrate the joyous festival of the Holy Spirit. Red is the color of the day, so wear something red, even at home.
The Holy Spirit has been described as wind or air, so have some fun and inflate the red balloon that came from the church office this week.
The link to the service is on the Worship Page. If you know people without computers who would like to listen in, call 856-861-3864, PIN 924821.
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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The Good Book Club is under way and will continue through Pentecost Sunday with the reading of the Gospel of Matthew.
We’ll continue our discussions Sunday, May 31 at 11:15 a.m., with this reflection.
You may join the group either by phone using our conference line (856-861-3864 – PIN 924 821), or by Zoom.
If you would like to join using Zoom, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can add you to the invitation.
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 here from the Episcopal Church.
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.
On Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m,, the diocese is having a Virtual Baccalaureate Celebration especially for graduating seniors.
Those graduating from middle school, high school, college, and graduate school and their families are invited to participate in this historic Baccalaureate Celebration. Holy Trinity families already have been notified.
For more information, email email@example.com. There will be a link on our website next 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.