Welcome to Trinity! Consider this website an introduction to who we are, what we believe and ways to connect with our parish family. As you read through its pages, you'll find material about prayer, worship, fellowship and service, all of which are meant to help you explore developing a deeper spiritual life. We are a community of believers and seekers that works hard at being especially sensitive to the newcomer as well as caring for one another. If something here catches your eye, we hope you will take the next step and contact or visit us.
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Bring your family! Bring your friends! Bring your appetite! Join us on our last day before the start of Lent to feast on pancakes, sausage and cake! We will gather together in the parish hall (gym) on Tuesday, March 4th from 6-8 PM and enjoy a wonderful evening together with our parish family! Everyone is welcome! A free will offering will be taken. We can also use help with cooking, set up and clean up. To let us know you want to help, please contact us in the church office or at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Ashes on the Go: If you cannot attend the Ash Wednesday worship at either time, you can come to the nave from 7-9 AM on Wednesday, March 5th. to receive Ashes.
12:05 PM: Holy Eucharist (said) with the Imposition of Ashes.
6:30 PM: Holy Eucharist with Music and the Imposition of Ashes
Could there be more mismatched roommates?! Felix is as morose and finicky as Oscar is cheerful and easygoing. These endearing characters and the hilarious script make Neil Simon's The Odd Couple a winner! Join us for our annual fundraiser to benefit our anti-hunger program. This year's play will be on Friday, March 7 at the Spring Lake Theater. The evening begins with a delicious Desset & Coffee Reception at 7 PM. The play begins at 8 PM. Tickets are $28 and thanks to the generosity of The Spring Lake Theater, the entire ticket price is donated to our anti-hunger program! You may purchase tickets by calling Jill in the church office at 732-775-5084.
Fr. David is currently leading a study of the New Testament, "The New Testament for Dummies," each Sunday morning at 9AM in the Blue Room (conference room in the office suite). This Sunday, March 9, will be the last meeting of the study, and focus on the Book of Revelation. Bring your curiosity, your questions, and your misgivings-all are welcome. Bring something for note taking. We will have Bibles and Scripture portions and handouts each week.
Fr. David will be in the chapel to receive confessions (The Sacrament of Reconciliation) each Wednesday during Lent 7:30-8:30 AM and 5:00-6:00 PM, beginning, Wednesday, March 12th.(On Ash Wednesday, Fr. David will receive confessions only at 5 PM because of Ashes on the Go in the morning.) Feel free to make an appointment or just come. If you come and find Fr. David in the chapel with someone, please wait in the nave until he is available.
Deacon Gail and Fr. David will be leading Stations of the Cross each Wednesday night during Lent at 6pm before the 6:30pm Eucharist. Walking the Stations of the Cross can be a contemplative and meditative way of journeying with our Lord through this season of Lent.
Please join us for our annual Lenten Study program here at Trinity. This year's four-week program is as follows:
Sunday, March 9th. (with lunch!) - 11:15 AM.
Introduction to Lent and the Lenten study. Led by the clergy of Trinity.
Saturday, March 15th (with soup and salad meal!) - 6 PM.
Practical Spirituality: Living our Spirituality in the Everyday. Led by The Rev. Katherine Cunningham. Ends with the observation of Compline (Night Prayer).
Saturday, March 22nd (with soup and salad meal!) - 6 PM.
Deepening Spirituality: Spiritual practices that deepen our relationship with God. Led by the Rev. David Perkins. Ends with the observation of Compline (Night Prayer).
Sunday, April 6th (with lunch!) - 11:15 AM.
Lent in retrospect and prospect: Lent, Holy Week, and Easter-exploring together how they relate. We will explore together how our Lenten observance can continue to impact our spiritual life. Led by the clergy of Trinity
Hey Trinity youth in grades 4 - 12, don't forget to join us for our monthly Movie Night! Come be with your friends and enjoy popcorn, pizza, games & a movie! We also need adult volunteers to help with the fun! Please sign up in the narthex (church entrance) or email Kris at email@example.com if you can help!!
You are invited The Wednesday Night Bible Study is beginning a new activity on January 16th which will run weekly for 6-8 weeks. We will be searching the Sunday scriptures using the African Bible Study Method which provides for contemplation and participation! We hope many newcomers will join us any Wednesday for this fresh interactive Bible Study. We meet at 7pm right after mass. Any questions please call Joanie McCoy at 732-780-3111.
As we move through this Christmas season we are reminded daily of the blessings we each receive as members of the Trinity family. We share in the benefits of God's Good Works practiced through our missions and ministries; the year long stewardship of our time, talents and treasure. Our official pledge campaign is wrapping up and establishing the 2014 budget is nearly complete. Have you made your financial commitment to Trinity for 2014? If not please consider doing so this month by submitting a commitment card or completing the online pledge information. You are Trinity! Our success is directly tied to each of us as parishioners/owners/stakeholders returning to God the gifts we receive. Thank you for your continuous support of Trinity. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
In 2013, Trinity became a designated Jubilee Ministry Center in the Episcopal Church. Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to the Episcopal Church, designated by diocesan bishops and affirmed by Executive Council, whose mission work affects the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues. We applied for a Program Impact grant soon after our designation and we were just notified that we received it! There were 114 applicants and only 10 programs were chosen. The grant is for $1,500 and will go to support our Chorister Program. Thanks to Kris Koller for writing that grant and to our Music Director Diane Caruso, for her amazing work with our choristers.
Fr. David will lead a study of the New Testament, "The New Testament for Dummies," beginning Sunday, January 26th at 9AM in the Blue Room (conference room in the office suite). The study will continue for seven weeks. Bring your curiosity, your questions, and your misgivings - all are welcome. Bring something for note taking. We will have Bibles and Scripture portions and handouts each week.
Trinity Church is excited to finally welcome marriage equality to New Jersey! Whether you're already part of a civil union simply looking to execute a marriage license, or a couple looking to celebrate your marriage sacramentally for the first time, Trinity is happy to meet you where you are and accommodate as small or as large a ceremony as you wish. As always, those looking to be married at Trinity should be either members or actively seeking membership, and pre-marital counseling will be required for new marriages. If you would like to read more about the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey's support of marriage equality in our state, the Diocese has published a press release here. Our parish family is grateful and blessed to be part of your journey together!
If you would like to learn about and take part in the many great programs and ministries we have to offer, good news - Trinity's brand new volunteer survey is online! Click right here, tell us about yourself and your interests (it's quick!), and we'll be in touch when we find something just right for you! Paper surveys are available after all Masses - we'll even give you candy for your checkmarks!
Do you like to cook? Would you be willing to put a portion aside and deliver it to one of our Trinity folks who is recently home from the hospital, or to a grieving family experiencing the recent loss of a loved one? If so, we would love to have you join us. There will be sign-up sheets, in the back of the church. You may also sign-up through email, by contacting Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 732-616-2625. Thanks for lending a helping hand!
We have many wonderful ways for you to help out both here at Trinity and in the wider community. Please contact Kris Koller in the church office or at email@example.com to learn how you can become more involved!
Our own Chorister Program has been offering free piano lessons with your support for the last four years. We are expanding this year to add guitar, drum and other instrumental lessons for our Choristers, which further adds to their musical education and contributes to our mission of transforming the lives of at-risk youth in Asbury Park through music. Our problem? We are looking for instruments for them to practice on! Do you have an old guitar that you aren't using anymore that you would be willing to donate? An old school flute or violin? Drums? Please let our Music Director Diane know if you have any source for donated instruments as we get started on a new and exciting phase! If you can't donate an instrument, please consider a donation to the scholarship fund so that we can continue to offer these lessons!
Remember that warm welcome you received when you first came to Trinity Church? Now is your chance to spread that welcome to others! We need people to act as greeters at all 3 of our weekend services. You can choose which service and how often you you are scheduled. You will greet newcomers, current members, friends and visitors alike and provide name tags to those who wish to wear them. All you need to do is show up a bit earlier for services and bring a friendly smile! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kris Koller in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-775-5084. this is a wonderful way to get to know people and participate in the life of the church!
A Trinity volunteer driver can help! To arrange for a ride or for more details, please email us at email@example.com or phone us at 732-682-9169. We will respond to your message as soon as possible. Thank you to Jim Kelly and all of our wonderful drivers for making this possible!
It can't get any easier to donate to our chorister's piano scholarship fund than through these two websites: 1. GoodSearch.com - We are a registered charity: Trinity Choristers Piano Scholarship Fund. You can use their search engine, GoodSearch, their shop, GoodShop.com, or their restaurant program, GoodDining.com, and we get a percentage each time you use them! There are no additional fees to use any of these programs. 2. Igive.com - another donation website, where any online shopping you do (you register, choose us, and then go through their site first to the shopping site you want) means the participating merchant gives us a percentage. Donate to our piano scholarship fund by doing what you usually do: search, eat and shop! It's that easy! We've already earned enough to cover 3 1/2 lessons for a piano student - will you help us get more? Look us up on GoodSearch.com and Igive.com!
Our youth group meets the first Sunday of each month. If you have questions or would like to join in the fun, please call youth group leader Erica Loren at 732-757-1880 or Matt Oliver at 908-745-8093.
If you would like to give the altar candles or flowers used during the weekend Masses in thanksgiving or in memory of a loved one, please contact the church office. It's a wonderful way to celebrate a special event or person in your life! Donation is $50 for flowers and $10 for candles.
The success of our Last Resort Food Pantry depends on your support! Click here to find out what is needed.
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