Dear Parish Family,

This week the Vestry is meeting to decide and issue a CALL to the new Rector.

Please join the ranks of us that are offering “PLANCHA” (pronounced planka, from Cursillo) (saturation prayer) all week long, and until the “ink dries”.

Please note our ASA (average Sunday attendance) is around 85.
We have 106 Households and 247 members on our Parish List!

Here is a reprint of the cover page of THE TRUMPET, last November:

“With our congregation deep in the midst of Transition, I would call each household and person who considers themselves members of Holy Trinity, South River to an increase in Sunday Service attendance and participation.  I believe that we need now to increase the average Sunday attendance to 150 or better!!! And I am asking everyone to take this call to action seriously.  It is time to stand up and be counted where I believe it counts the most.”

Please make every effort to come and pray and worship and rejoice with us as often as you are able, as Holy Trinity Church, South River, goes through its “RITE OF PASSAGE”.

Looking forward to seeing you while my time lasts.

P.S. IN ORDER TO COMMUNICATE AND SHARE MORE  FULLY THE LIFE OF THIS PARISH, PLEASE SEND US YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS SO THAT WE CAN AVOID THE COST AND TIME OF SNAIL MAIL; REPLY TO THE ADDRESS ABOVE.  THANK YOU.

BE WELL, BE SAFE, BE FILLED WITH GOD’S GRACE!

Father John+

The Rev. John J. Negrotto, M.Div., Oblate CSJB

If you want to have a say in the direction the Episcopal Church will go into the future, you should attend this “Church Wide” meeting event.

The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church has its “Churchwide Meeting” tonight, October 2nd.

Here is the schedule from their website: All times are Eastern Standard Time

7:30 pm The Very Rev. Craig Loya — Welcome & Prayer7:40 pm The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry — Biblical Perspective on TREC’s Work

7:50 pm Bp. Curry & The Rev Jennifer Adams — Question, Answers and Comments

8:05 pm The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile — Historical / Theological Perspective

8:15 pm Dwight & Ms. Margaret Shannon — Question, Answers and Comments

8:30 pm Ms. Katy George — Organizational Development Perspective

8:40 pm Katy & Mr. Dennis Sullivan — Question, Answers and Comments

8:55 pm The Rev. Miguelina Howell — Perspective from our Current Structures

9:05 pm *** Short Break***

9:10 pm The Rev. Kevin Nichols, Moderator: Question, Answers and Comment

The Rev. Jennifer Adams

Canon Judith Conley

The Rev Leng Lim

Mr. Thomas Little

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile

9:50 pm Ms. Sarah Miller — Closing Comments and Prayer
Webcast locations:

http://www.reimaginetec.org

http://www.nationalcathedral.org

http://www.episcopalchurch.org

http://www.generalconvention.org
Webcast question and comments will be taken by: email at reimaginetec@gmail.org, Twitter at #reimaginetec

Live Audience questions and comments will be taken by live microphones as well as by 3 by 5 cards provided.

 

If you’d like to get involved, check out the meeting tonight!

TheTrumpetThe attached PDF file contains this month’s Trumpet. We hope you like it because it contains a lot of up-to-date information about goings on at Holy Trinity.

I’d like to point out the Senior Warden’s column that has some fresh info on the search for our new rector and the item from Calico Cat is about a good jump in enrollment for the fall. There is also a fundraiser planned for September 11 at Noodles & Company.

The September/October schedule of ministry assignments for the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services is nearly complete and we hope to get it out in the next day or two. This Sunday’s schedule for the 10 a.m. service was contained in the last one produced before the summer even though it was labeled as a 9a.m. start. The 8 o’clockers are a pretty self sufficient group and will fill in where needed this coming Sunday even though there wasn’t a printed schedule for that service.

Bruce and Helen Richardson
Trumpet Editors

Click to download –> September Trumpet

Dear Parish Family,

It is with sadness that we announce that Gordon Aubrecht entered eternal life last Wednesday, August 27.

A viewing will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick from 4 – 6 PM. The funeral will be held Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 12 Noon at Parker at Stonegate, 443 River Road, Highland Park

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008. For information, directions or to send condolences to family, visit www.rezemfh.com

May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Please remember that beginning September 7th, we are back to services at 8:00 and 10:00 on Sundays!

The EYC will be hosting a delicious pancake breakfast after the 10 a.m. service so make sure you plan on being there.

We hope you enjoy your holiday weekend and have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

See you in Church!

noodles and companyHelp Support Our Church!

When you visit the East Brunswick Noodles & Company on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 between 5pm and 9pm, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of South River!

The address is 638, Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 – (732) 390-0367

So come out, bring your family and friends, eat up and help support Holy Trinity!

Click here to download the flyer –> Holy Trinity Noodles Fundraiser Flyer