Trinity Episcopal Church
18 Ryers Lane, Matawan, NJ. 732-592-9210
All are welcome!
Trinity Ministries

Our ministries make Trinity Church a warm, welcoming place. They are always looking for new members. Contact the church office if you are interested in serving. It's a great way to make new friends! 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

  

 

  

  

       

 

Acolytes

It takes many hands to make a prayerful and serene service.  Chief among these are our Acolytes, who help with many aspects of the worship service, so seamlessly that you don't even know all the important work they perform.  Think the Acolytes Ministry is only for youth?  We're happy to welcome those of all ages!


Altar Guild

The Altar Guild helps set God's table for the feast.  While more of a 'behind the scenes' group, the members of the Altar Guild make sure there is bread and wine, proper linens, candles, flowers and other important parts of the service ready for when the congregation comes to worship.  Without them, the show would go on, but it would not look as good!


Adult, Children, and Bell Choir

It has often been said that when you sing, you pray twice.  The Trinity Adult and Children's choir not only do that, but also have fun at the same time!  Composed solely of volunteers, the choirmaster believes that 'anyone can sing'.  The adult choir performs once a week and rehearses once a week, taking a break in the summer.  The children's choir performs at occasional services, often joining in concert with the adults.

In addition to the choir that sings, we also have a choir that rings.  Trinity's Bell Choir performs for special services to bring the joy of played music to the congregation.

Can't read music?  No problem!  A musical background is not a prerequisite for any of the choirs.  All we ask is a willingness to sing and have a ball while doing it.


The Book Shelf

If you have read a book or books that inspired you, touched your heart, or was just a great story, share it with us on our new selection "The Book Shelf".   Email the title and author using the link provided.  It will be posted on our website along with a link to a description of the book which you can then pick up at your local library or bookstore.  Then grab your favorite beverage, some Pepperidge Farm Milanos (which go great with anything) and a comfy chair!  

Here are some favorite books suggested by our parishioners.  Links are to Amazon.com, but by all means, enjoy them at your favorite bookseller!

If Oceans Were Ink: An unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran by Carla Power

War of the Whales -- A True Story  by Joshua Horwitz

A Confident Heart by Renee Swope 

Life of the Beloved by Henri J.M. Nouwen
 
Seeds of Hope by Henri J.M. Nouwen
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (non fiction) by Rebecca Skloot

An Invisible Thread  by Laura Schroff

To Heaven and Back by Dr. Mary C. Neal

God Has a Dream by Desmond Tutu

Gifts from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson

Amish Grace by Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt, and David Weaver-Zercher

Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander

Annie Freeman Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish


Choir and Bell Choir

It has often been said that when you sing, you pray twice.  The Trinity Adult and Children's choir not only do that, but also have fun at the same time!  Composed solely of volunteers, the choirmaster believes that 'anyone can sing'.  The adult choir performs once a week and rehearses once a week, taking a break in the summer.  The children's choir performs at occasional services, often joining in concert with the adults.

In addition to the choir that sings, we also have a choir that rings.  Trinity's Bell Choir performs for special services to bring the joy of played music to the congregation.

 

Can't read music?  No problem!  A musical background is not a prerequisite for any of the choirs.  All we ask is a willingness to sing and have a ball while doing it.

 

Coffee Hour

It is often said that our church service is broken down into two parts -- the part in the church and the part in the parish hall.  That 'second half' is made reality by the dedicated work of our Coffee Hour Ministry.  This group of volunteers make coffee, heat water, and bring in pasty items for the congregation to enjoy after the service, while they also enjoy the fellowship of their fellow parishioners.  Like many of our ministries, the volunteers rotate throughout the months, making sure that everyone gets a turn to make so many happy in such a unique way -- with food!


Cooking Ministry

Love to express yourself in the kitchen?  Have we got a ministry for you!  Once a month, the Cooking Ministry gathers together to create mouthwatering creations in the Trinity kitchen.  Each month is a different experience, and the group gets to eat what they cook!  As Jesus asked to gather the remaining food from the Sermon on the Mount, any food this group does not eat goes to help those without enough to eat.  Come for the fellowship, come to learn a few things about cooking, and come for the food!


Counters

The Counters help make sure that the generosity of our congregation gets tallied, deposited and reported.  Meeting after church, this group collects and records the contributions of the day and from the week.  Can't make a commitment to each week?  No problem!  Counters are assigned on a rotating basis.  If you love numbers, this is the ministry for you!


Knitting Ministry

Get your knitting needles and yarn ready!  The Trininty Knitters are always looking for new members!  Don't know how to knit a stitch but would like to learn?  The Trininty Knitters are great teachers!  Come join us between our 8 am and 10 am service for a ministry that combines fellowship, great conversation, and creation of items to help those in need or those who need some extra prayers.  Where else can you learn a new skill, make new friends, create something for someone, and have such fun doing it?


Lay Eucharistic Ministers

From assisting with the service to bearing the chalice to visiting those who cannot make it to Trininty, the Eucharistic Ministers help our rector with serving the spiritual needs of the Trinity family.  While some training is required for each Eucharistic Minister, any member of the congregation is welcome to serve.


Readers

Would you like to help spread the word of God to the congregation?  Our Readers Ministry consists of volunteers who agree to read a passage from the bible to the congregation, sometimes leading them in the Psalm of the day.  We can always use new voices, so please join us in spreading the good news!


Ushers

Walk into our church on a service day, and you will be warmly greeted by one of our voluteers in the Ushers.  They make sure friends new and old feel welcome in Trinity, help collect the offerings, and help people during Communion.  They are truly the front line of the Trininty experience.  Come join those who always have smiling faces and hearty handshakes.


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