All are warmly invited to meet on Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m., beginning March 31. The evenings begin with a fellowship meal and then move into small group discussions. The Easter edition of Becoming the Story We Tell includes a new set of reflection questions keyed to the upcoming Sunday Resurrection Gospel. These discussions are appropriate for youth and older children.




Holy Trinity is trying something new – a Good Friday of Compassion.

As Jesus is the compassion of God, so we seek to come close to Jesus through our compassion for our neighbors.

On March 25, at Noon, the Good Friday of Compassion begins with a simple rite of communion from the reserved Sacrament and a commissioning for service to the community. Holy Trinity invites you to participate in a number of activities appropriate for people of all ages:

  • Making Easter cards for distribution to the older adults residing in older adult housing facilities in South River (there are two buildings and 160 units) – a great opportunity for children and people of all ages. Materials and supervision will be provided at church.
  • Distributing door hanger invitations to Easter Day to 100 homes in the neighborhood – young adults will take the lead.
  • Eucharistic visits and compassionate phone calls to people in homes and hospitals
  • Prayers and blessings at Calico Threads Thrift Store, 54 Ferry Street, at 4 p.m.

The Day of Compassion ends at 6 p.m. with the rite for Good Friday from the Book of Common Prayer, which includes the Passion Gospel, solemn collects, veneration of the cross, and sacred music by the choir.

Please contact the Rector for more information:

All are invited to participate in Holy Week 2016 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church:

March 20: Palm Sunday: One grand service at 10 a.m. Palm Procession from the Parish Hall to the Church for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist and dramatized reading of the Passion Gospel with the youth of the Parish. (There will be no 8 a.m. service on this day.)

March 23: Wednesday in Holy Week: 7 p.m. Ecumenical Service of Tenebrae in the Taizé Tradition, with ministers and choristers of Holy Trinity, at the First Reformed Church of South River, 40 Thomas St. Sponsored by the South River Council of Congregations.

March 24: Maundy Thursday Morning Prayer: 11:00 a.m. in the chapel.

March 24: Lenten Fish Fry: 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Men of Holy Trinity host a fellowship meal to strengthen us for the Three Days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter (which begins with the Great Vigil on Saturday — see below). Purchase tickets in advance.

March 24: Maundy Thursday: 7:00 p.m. The Lord’s Supper, with foot washing, sacred music, and the stripping and washing of the altar.

The Watch over the reserved Sacrament begins at the end of worship and continues until 12 p.m. on Good Friday. Sign up sheet for the Watch in the back of the church.

March 25: Good Friday: 9 a.m. Morning Prayer at the Altar of repose. (The church will be open for prayer, beginning at 8 a.m.)

March 25: Good Friday: 12 p.m. Communion from the reserved Sacrament and commissioning for Good Friday of compassionate community service. This is an especially family-friendly service.

12-6 p.m. Day of Compassionate Service to the community. Click here for the details.

March 25: Good Friday: 6:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, with Passion Gospel, veneration of the Cross, and sacred music.

March 26: The Great Vigil of Easter: 8 p.m. The first proclamation of the Resurrection Gospel, renewal of Baptismal Vows, and candlelight celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Incense will be used in this service.

March 27: Easter Sunday: 10 a.m. Festive celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with the flowering of the cross and Easter anthem by the children’s choir. Easter egg hunt after worship. (There will be no 8 a.m. service on this day.)