What to Expect Sunday
Worship is an essential part of what we do and the primary work of the Church. It is also one of our core values. More information can be found below.
There are two opportunities for Sunday worship at Holy Trinity.
8:00 AM - a spoken (no music) service of Holy Eucharist (Rite I) in the Church.
10:00 AM - Choral Holy Eucharist (Rite II), with organ and choir, in the Church.
All worship services include Holy Communion, readings from the Bible, a sermon, and prayers. Our services come from The Book of Common Prayer (1979 edition). We use Rite I in our 8:00 AM service; Rite I uses traditional language and is the classic Anglican order for Holy Communion. At our 10:00 AM services, we typically use Rite II, a modern language service. During certain seasons of the church year, we use Rite I at both 8:00 and 10:0 AM services.
From September to May, we also invite you to come at 9:00 AM for Sunday School. We have something for all ages.
Sunday School takes a break during the summer months.
We are located at the corner of N. Monroe Avenue and N. Poplar Avenue. Our address is 11 N. Monroe Ave. Parking is available in our small lot, as well as on the side streets around the church. The entrance to the church is located through the parking lot, as well as on N. Poplar. Handicap accessibility is only available at the N. Poplar entrance.
Our ushers and greeters, are happy to help you find your way around. Please let us know if we can help you find anything.
What to Wear
Attire at our services is varied. Some people are more formal--you will see some in ties and suits. Other people dress more casually. Come as you are.
What to Expect in Our Worship
When you arrive at the church, an usher will greet you and provide a service bulletin. You may choose a seat wherever you like. In the Episcopal Church, our liturgy is found in The Book of Common Prayer (BCP), which dates back to the 16th Century (and before!), though we use a contemporary version. The BCP is the red book in the pew rack. You can follow along in the BCP; some of the congregational responses are also printed in the bulletin. For the 10:00 AM service, you may need a hymnal, the blue, hardback book in the pew rack, and the "Folk Music Hymnal," the soft-back, blue songbook in the pew rack. Hymn numbers are listed on the hymn boards on the wall and in the bulletin. Hymn numbers that begin with an "S" are service music, found in the beginning of the hymnal.
We have Communion at (almost) every service. We know Communion can be anxiety provoking for people who are new to church. Follow this link to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about what we think about Holy Communion and how we take it.
Jesus welcomed children, and so do we! Parents are welcome to bring their children into services with them. We occasionally offer nursery for heavily attended services. Finally, all our staff and volunteers who work with children are certified by the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey's in their Respecting the Dignity of Every Person Program.