Holy Trinity E-Newsletter - Week of November 5th

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church E-Newsletter

For the week of Sunday, November 5th – Saturday, November 11th

“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” - Proverbs 16:24   

Holy Trinity would like to thank Canon Gregory Jacobs from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for leading our Eucharist on November 5th.  Following the service, the Vestry was privileged to meet with Canon Jacobs to discuss Holy Trinity’s next steps in calling our future Rector. We are encouraged by the positive energy and support the Diocese has pledged to our Parish.  Special thanks go out to Guy Vitti and Russ Chapman for agreeing to take on the responsibility of leading our search efforts as we continue to move forward!

Holy Trinity would also like to extend a huge thank you to all parishioners who attended our Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, November 1st.  We hope that you felt the conversation was productive and that Holy Trinity continues to move in a positive direction.  If you have any additional questions, please do feel comfortable approaching one of your vestry members with your question / concern, and remember that Vestry meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30 pm in Behringer Hall.


Save These Dates!

Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 pm

November Vestry Meeting


Sunday, November 12th

Mentoring Moms Orders Due / Gift Card Orders Due


Sunday, November 19th

Commitment Sunday for Pledges


Sunday, December 3rd (service at 9:30 am)

 Advent Breakfast (immediately following church service)


Sunday, December 10th (service at 9:30 am)

 Annual Parish Meeting (immediately following church service)


Thursday, December 14th at 7:30 pm

December Vestry Meeting


Friday & Saturday January 26th & 27th

Diocesan Convention


Saturday, February 10th from 6 pm – 9:30 pm

6th Annual Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction


Ministry at Holy Trinity


Holy Trinity is only as strong as the ministry of its parishioners.  There are SO MANY terrific ways to get involved in all of the wonderful things that we do. If you are not sure where to go or who to ask to learn more, here is a quick glance guide at our ministry leadership at Holy Trinity.  Please note we are in need of a parishioner to take on the role of leading our Hospitality Hour ministry – please see a vestryperson for more information if you are interested!


Lectors                            –        Guy Vitti

Church School                –        Craig Kardell

Greeters / Ushers            –        Vince Raupers

Altar Guild                    –        Kristen Kardell

Music                             –        Doug Jordan

Outreach                        –        Lorraine Montalbano

Social Media                   –        Chris Fitzpatrick

Fundraisers                    –        Sam Braverman

Bell Choir                       –        Jennie Arlin

Acolytes                         -         Allison & Tim Jennings

Hospitality Hour            –        TBD(it could be you!!)

Church / Family Events –        Libby Morley


Gift Cents / Mentoring Moms

The Mentoring Moms Chimney is up!  If you have not yet grabbed one or more gift tags for this tremendous program, please do so on Sunday, November 12th. Gifts are due at the church NO LATER than November 26th, and November 12th is the due date to order gift cards for the program. 

If you have questions, please reach out to Lorraine Montalbano at  lamontalbano@gmail.com.


Once again, Holy Trinity will be offering the Gift Cents/Shopwithscrip program.  The program is simple, you purchase gift cards through Holy Trinity, and Holy Trinity makes a small percentage.  We are offering this program in conjunction with the Mentoring Moms holiday gift collection.  If you have selected or are going to select a tag from the Chimney with a gift card option, you  can purchase the gift card through this program, and a small percentage of your purchase comes back to Holy Trinity.  Orders can be placed during church, online, or via email.  Deadline is Monday, November 13th.  You can e-mail questions or orders to Linda Lagnese at lagnese1525@yahoo.com.


Helping Hand Food Pantry


We are seeking two (2) volunteers to take on the role of board member to the Helping Hand Food Pantry.




Happy birthday to Libby Morley, Erdean Berndt, Suzanne Vitti, Dennis Sheridan, and Tabitha Vitti!

Happy anniversary to John & Brandy Presti!


Do you have an important parish announcement that you would like included in the e-newsletter?  If you, e-mail it to HolyTrinity326@optonline.net with the subject “E-Newsletter” and we will do our best to include it.


Do you have questions about the E-Newsletter?  Reach out to Holy Trinity Communications Director Chris Fitzpatrick at Fitzpatricks1@optimum.net.