Here are some news updates from the Diocese of NJ.

Ministry Institute Events Through February 15

The full Ministry Institute catalogue will be available shortly; please visit www.dioceseofnj.org/mi for events throughFebruary 15th.

Featured Events:

PrayerEnriching Your Prayer Life:

January 17, 2015 9:30 AM – 3 PM

Grace Church, Pemberton

Leader:
Canon Constance L. White,
Co-Director, Ministry Institute, Diocese of New Jersey

A valuable, creative and enriching workshop designed to enhance mindfulness and connection in your prayer life through rituals and practice.  

 

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Are you looking for a way to enrich your prayer life, get closer to God, center yourself any time of the day, or make those quiet moments more meaningful?

Prayer is essential to Christian life and nourishes our spirit. Sustaining a connection with God demands that we attend to this with our body, mind, and soul. However, many of us find it difficult to keep the mind focused for long. We have become so used to receiving messages in rapid-fire succession, then moving to the next message, particularly with television, texting, Facebook, tweeting, the Internet, and other forms of electronic media.

This one-day retreat will provide you a time to connect with your inner self through learning new or reinforcing your prayer rituals. You’ll experience the spiritual power of prayer journaling, daily readings, contemplative prayer, walking the labyrinth, and praying with Anglican prayer beads. In each case, you’ll learn about the ritual and then practice it. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a prayer space in your home, how to use doodling as prayer, and learn about rituals using mandalas, prayer crosses and prayer stones.


Cost 
No cost, lunch provided


Deadline 
By Wednesday, January 14.

Registration 
Register online at http://tinyurl.com/ma7373z or email spaige@dioceseofnj.org

Or fax registration form to 609 394-9546, mail form, or phone Sarah Paige, 609 394-5281 ext 42.


Contact 
Canon Constance White, 609 394-5281, Ext. 37 or

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56th Bishop’s Ball

January 30, 2015

Where:    Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, NJ

Begin:      8:00 PM
End:        12 Midnight

Who:       All Ages

Cost:       $20 per person

Dress:      Semi-Formal (Optional)

All congregations are invited to join us for this traditional diocesan-wide gathering for music, dancing, food, and fellowship.  DJ Mike Bacon will provide our music.
All proceeds from the Ball will benefit Diocesan Summer Choir Camp.

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808 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey – 609.394.5281
RSVP by January 6 at 5 PM!

A YOUNG 

ADULTS EPIPHANY PARTY

January 9, 2015 at Diocesan House
Mix and Mingle with Other Young Episcopalians
and Shake Off the Post-Holiday Blues

Enjoy food, fun, and fellowship with other young Episcopalians ages 18 (high school graduates) through 30. We’d love to see you there!

8 PM – Midnight
Diocesan House, 808 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618

RSVP: dclarke@dioceseofnj.org 

We received this today.

Hello,

My name is Cindy Miska. I work with Kim at Elizabeth Avenue School in Somerset, NJ. I have established a GoFundMe site to raise funds for the family. We are sharing the site information with the school district community as well as family and friends. As of this morning we have raised $550.

The direct link is:  www.gofundme.com/jj4id8.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would please share this information with the church community.

Thank you,
Cindy Miska

As of the time of this posting, they have raised over $700

And remember, if you prefer, monetary and other donations are being accepted by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 90 Leonardine Ave., South River NJ 08882

Checks should be made out to Holy Trinity with the DeSarno Family in the memo.

Needed goods and services will be determined soon.

For more information, contact the church at 732-254-1734 or holytrinitysr@verizon.net.

JohnNegrottoA Memorial Service for The Reverend John J. Negrotto will be held this Saturday, January 3, at 1:00 pm at St. Stephen’s, Waretown.

The Lanoka Harbor Fire Department will provide an Honor Guard, and we anticipate many firefighters, police, EMTs and Coast Guard members to be present in large numbers.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
367 Route 9
Waretown, NJ 08758

Clergy are invited to vest.

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Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant John. Acknowledge we humbly beseech you sheep of your own fold, lamb of your own flock, sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

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

Desarnos_AllThe Holy Trinity family is working hard to help The De Sarno family recover during this extremely difficult time and the catastrophic loss they have experienced.

To that end, there are a number of ways you can help.

1 – On Saturday, Jan. 3, another fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Knights of Columbus Council 20161, 775 Washington Road, in the Parlin section of the borough. “Please stop by and give whatever you can, even if it’s just a dollar, to help this family rebuild their lives,” said Jeff Brophy, a family friend and a leader of the Knights’ Boy Scout Troop 97

2 – On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Texas Roadhouse will donate 20% of each bill to the family.

Click on the flyer below to print it and present the flyer to your server.

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3 – Members of Shelby DeSarno’s Girl Scout troup have created a GoFundMe account to collect donations for the family.  They have already collected in excess of $750.  You can make your contribution ONLINE by clicking this link:  http://www.gofundme.com/jhlhc0

4 – If you can’t attend any of the events and don’t like donating online, monetary and other donations are being accepted by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 90 Leonardine Ave., South River NJ 08882. Checks should be made out to Holy Trinity with the DeSarno Family in the memo. Needed goods and services will be determined soon. For more information, contact the church at 732-254-1734 or holytrinitysr@verizon.net.

Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help!

Desarnos_AllAll are invited to a special service of worship with prayers for healing for the DeSarno family on Tuesday, Dec. 30th, 5:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 90 Leonardine Ave., South River, NJ 08882.

Please hold Paul, Kim, Henry, Arthur, Shelby, and Max in your prayers as they seek to recover from their injuries and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the fire, which destroyed their home in Sayerville early on Monday morning.
Please share this information with members of Holy Trinity and the wider community.

O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
(Book of Common Prayer)

Faithfully, your neighbor in Christ,
The Reverend Gregory Bezilla
Rector elect, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Desarnos_AllDear Parishioners and friends of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River:

Please keep the DeSarno family of Sayreville, NJ., in your prayers—the family home was struck by a fast moving early morning fire today (Monday) resulting in some injuries and severe damage to the house.

The entire family–parents Paul and Kim, and their children, Henry, Arthur and Shelby, have been long time members of our church. Kim’s father, Max Klitzke, also was home at the time.

Kim, of course, is Holy Trinity’s senior warden at this time and Paul has served the church in many job functions over the years.

This comes as shock to all of us–the whole family was at Sunday’s service yesterday.

Again, please keep the entire family in your prayers and may God help them all!!

We’re sending this out to the Trumpet list because Holy Trinity offices are closed today and tomorrow because of electrical work at the church.

Bruce and Helen Richardson
Trumpet Editors

Enriching your Prayer Life:
A Workshop at Grace Church, Pemberton
January 17, 2015 

Leader:
Canon Constance L. White,
Co-Director, Ministry Institute, Diocese of New Jersey

A valuable, creative and enriching workshop designed to enhance mindfulness and connection in your prayer life through rituals and practice.  

 

connie

Are you looking for a way to enrich your prayer life, get closer to God, center yourself any time of the day, or make those quiet moments more meaningful?

Prayer is essential to Christian life and nourishes our spirit. Sustaining a connection with God demands that we attend to this with our body, mind, and soul. However, many of us find it difficult to keep the mind focused for long. We have become so used to receiving messages in rapid-fire succession, then moving to the next message, particularly with television, texting, Facebook, tweeting, the Internet, and other forms of electronic media.

This one-day retreat will provide you a time to connect with your inner self through learning new or reinforcing your prayer rituals. You’ll experience the spiritual power of prayer journaling, daily readings, contemplative prayer, walking the labyrinth, and praying with Anglican prayer beads. In each case, you’ll learn about the ritual and then practice it. In addition, you’ll learn how to create a prayer space in your home, how to use doodling as prayer, and learn about rituals using mandalas, prayer crosses and prayer stones.


Cost 
No cost, lunch provided


Deadline 
By Wednesday, January 14.

Registration 
Register online at http://tinyurl.com/ma7373z or email spaige@dioceseofnj.org

Or fax registration form to 609 394-9546, mail form, or phone Sarah Paige, 609 394-5281 ext 42.


Contact 
Canon Constance White, 609 394-5281, Ext. 37 or