18 Ryers Lane, Matawan, NJ 07747
Welcome to Trinity Church in Matawan, NJ

The Rev. Maria B. Sanzo - Rector

Sunday Service Schedule
8 AM -- Holy Eucharist (Said)
10 AM -- Holy Eucharist (Sung)



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We hope you’ll join us in church on Sunday. Holy Communion is open to all who wish to receive -- all are welcome at Christ’s feast. Join us for light refreshments and conversation after the service. For more information, click here for our Visitor's Guide 


Our prayers go out to the people of Paris in this time of loss.  May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. May the families of the the victims find the arms of God wrapped around them.  And may we know that this is not God's love at work, but the actions of those who do not know God at all.

Que Dieu benisse le peuple de Paris.


Dear People of the Diocese of New Jersey,
     I join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry who has invited all Episcopalians and people of faith and good will to pray for those who have died in Paris, those who were injured, families of those who were killed or wounded and those who are helping in anyway. He has also invited us to pray for the whole human family.  We must pray for the people of France, and of Paris, in particular, who have endured, yet again, a terrorist blow. The despicable and criminal attacks in Paris remind us that the world in which we live is not the world God longs for. A letter written by the Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris has been widely shared through social media and may be found below. It offers us a thoughtful reflection from someone in the midst of the situation to how we all might best respond. I invite you to read it and to continue to pray for peace.
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known, but the strength of love:  So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be glory, now and forever. 

Faithfully Yours in Christ,

The Right Reverend William H. Stokes, D.D.
Bishop of New Jersey 

 So many friends and colleagues have written in the last 18 hours expressing support, promising their prayers, and asking what they could do.  I cannot tell you how incredibly important this has been to all of us at the American Cathedral.  It is a very fearful time, and we are still bewildered and unsure.  Knowing we have prayers coming from around the world,  that we have a cloud of witnesses, and that we are so inextricably connected in the Body of Christ makes all the difference.
What can you do?  First of all, I ask your prayers:
*    for the victims, those who died and those wounded
*    for their families
*    for all those who have helped and are helping
*    for all who protect us
*    for the city of Paris, and especially our Cathedral community
*    for all those whose anger, fear and hatred lead them to commit such acts
*    for hope, for light in the darkness, and for peace
Secondly, I urge you to give some serious thought to next steps.  Your expressions of support are strong and genuine - but where do they go?  We have all held each other up before - after the Charlie Hebdo shootings, for instance, and after 9/11 - and shared a strong sense of unity.  I'm not sure where I am going with this; I only mean that our prayers must lead us to action.  Here in France I suspect there will be very, very strong anti-Muslim sentiment, and one thing we must do is stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters, and foster conversation and understanding.  I think we also need to work harder to care for the flood of refugees fleeing terror in their own countries - work for immediate care and for political solutions.  You will need to find your own mission in the US, but I know that it must involve continued dedication and commitment to making justice and making peace, and being a light in the darkness.
Thank you again, my brothers and sisters.
Lucinda Laird
Dean, The American Cathedral in Paris


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Cookies!  Yes, it's that time of year again!  Trinity's Annual Cookie Walk will take place on Saturday, December 5 from 9 am to 2 pm.  Please help us out by doing the following:
  Sign up for what kind of cookies you will be baking.  We'd like 10 dozen cookies from as many people as possible.
  Take some cookie walk flyers and distribute them to friends and neighbors, as well as to stores you frequent.  We want to make sure everyone visits us!  You can download a copy here.
  Attend the cookie walk!  Even though you baked, there's still many more cookies to try!

We'll also have some gently conditioned treasures in our White Elephant sale and some great vendors setting up to sell their creations.  See everyone on the 5th!

Wreaths!  Trinity's famous great looking, great smelling, and incredibly long last wreaths are back on sale! There is a sign up sheet in the Narthax for these fantastic wreaths and you can download a flyer here to let others in on the purchase.  Please sign up as soon as you can as the wreaths have to be purchased and our elves need time to decorate them for the holidays.

The Trinity Choir invites you to a special 10 am service on December 20th to hear a beautiful blend of our 10 am service and songs of Advent.  Please make sure you attend this service to remember the joy of the season.

Macaroni Mondays - Replacing our Meatloaf Mondays is Macaroni Mondays.  Call the office to find out how you can help out St. Mark's in Keansburg in their ministry of feeding the hungry.

Heard about Holy Ham Wednesdays?  Trinity has volunteered to spend an additional day per month assist St. Mark's in Keansburg, NJ.  Contact the office for the schedule.  Can't make a Wednesday?  We'll need donated canned hams to donate to St. Mark's.

Christian Formation on the Go -- Want to be deeper in your Christian Formation, but can't find time?  We're coming to you!  Click on the V Formation link in our menu bar for the first three virtual courses in our V Formation series. 

The Schedule for All Those Who Serve is now on the Trinity Ministries page.

Materials for Lay Readers are now available on the Trinity Ministries page.


Michael Gow, Warden
Rosemary Atterbury, Warden
Ellen Pedersen, Parish Administrator


Trinity Episcopal Church, 18 Ryers Lane, Matawan, NJ 07747 / 732-591-9210