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: The Comcast address is not longer in use so remove it from your address book.

Bruce and Helen Richardson
Trumpet Editors


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.


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.


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



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 We look forward to seeing you!