TheTrumpetFellow Holy Trinity Members:

We told you early in the month that we were intentionally delaying the November Trumpet until we could name our new rector. The attached Trumpet brings you the good news!!

Please read it carefully, because this month’s issue is also filled with some interesting items about Calico Cat Nursery School, the church’s “Faith Commitment” drive and the installation of a new crew of Acolytes.

We’re planning to have a December issue of the Trumpet early next month, and we want to fill it with Christmas ‘goings on’ at the church.

Also note that the Trumpet has a new email address: Trumpeteditor@verizon.net. The Comcast address is not longer in use so remove it from your address book.

Bruce and Helen Richardson
Trumpet Editors

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRUMPET

Father Gregory Bezilla has accepted the call to become the next Rector of Holy Trinity South River!

His official start date is January 1st, 2015 however, since Father John will be leaving us effective November 30th, Father Greg will be with us as the Supply priest for the month of December.

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For the past 10 years, Father Bezilla has been the Chaplain at the Canterbury House, on the Rutger’s University campus, where he faced many unique challenges being a spiritual leader to an active and youthful congregation.

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Father Greg recently posted on his Facebook Page that he is excited to be joining us here at Holy Trinity.

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A little bit about Father Greg, in his own words …

“I didn’t grow up in a church. Faith came to me later in life – in grad school – and transformed my life. I’ve been a student at the Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, and Emory University. I grew up in a university town and still live there.

I’m married to Jacqueline Lapsley, a seminary professor, and we have two children. I enjoy cooking for friends and families, watching movies (classics, indie and art house are my favorites), listening to music (my tastes range from Wagner to Johnny Cash), sitting with a book in a coffee shop, and walking my dog.”

Please join us in welcoming Father Greg to Holy Trinity for this new and exciting time in our history!

Episcopal Young Adults in the Garden State:  An Honest Round-Table Conversation with Bishop Stokes

November 19, 7 PM
808 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08610

Dinner will be provided. All interested young adults are welcome–please bring your friends!

We invite young adults ages 18-30 (high school graduates and above) to join us for dinner and a spirited conversation about young adult ministry in the Diocese of New Jersey. Bishop Stokes and diocesan staff are particularly interested in your visions, dreams, questions, concerns and plans for your continued spirtual health, development, and fellowship within The Episcopal Church and the Diocese.

RSVP by Monday, November 17 to dclarke@dioceseofnj.org. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Fellow Holy Trinity Parishoners:

Attached are the November-December ministry schedules and the November church calendar. We normally would attach the schedule to the November issue of the Trumpet, but that won’t be published until we are able to announce the name of our new rector.

Extra copies of both schedules will be available on the table at the rear of the church.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour after 2 a.m. this coming Sunday when Daylight Savings Time ends, otherwise you’ll be a hour early for either the 8 a.m. or 10 10 a.m.service.

Also, please don’t forget that the Men of Holy Trinity will be hosting it’s election day roast beef dinner on Tuesday (Nov. 4) startring at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $14 for adults and $8.00 for children.

And, if you have articles for the November Trumpet, please forward them to this address or to TrumpetEditor@verizon.net.

Bruce and Helen Richardson

Trumpet Editors

 

The Governor will be making remarks with homeowners in South River this Wednesday, October 29th on the property of 6 Lee Street in South River to mark the 2 year anniversary of SuperStorm Sandy.

This event will begin at 5pm and end roughly around 5:45pm. Lee Street will be shutdown, so we recommend arriving early to find parking in surrounding areas.

Help spread the word and invite any residents and partnering agencies you feel would be interested in attending.

Please call Samantha Steinberg, Office of the Governor, at 609-433-2259 if you should have any questions, or as always, you can also call us here at 732-390-7074.

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