Living faithfully.  Renewing hope.  Sharing God's love.

Now there are a variety of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

The Apostle Paul, 1st letter to the Corinthians (12:4-7)

We invite you to join us in sharing your gifts through a variety of ministries and services for the common good.

Let us talents and tongues employ . . .

  • Worship and Music

    Worship is central to who we are as Lutheran Christians. We worship because the Holy Spirit gathers us, the people of God, around Jesus Christ present in the word of God and the sacraments--baptism and holy communion--so that the Spirit may in turn send us into the world to continue the  mission of God's reign. Worship unites the people of God of one time and place with the people of God in every time and place.

    At holy Trinity, we express our faith and are shaped in worship through music and the visual arts. Worship leaders include readers, communion deacons, greeters, musicians and artists.

  • From the porch . . .

    Our Single Women in Mission (SWIM) group has developed a "From the Porch" ministry which has caught on in our local community as well. Monthly collections are advertised in the local papers and a box for depositing collections is on our porch every day where worshipers and the community make their donations.

    Past collection efforts included school supplies to be distributed through Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, items for soldiers serving abroad, items for seafarers and veterans, and Family Promise of New Jersey.

    From the porch . . . is an opportunity to share with others, to give back, and to pay it forward.

  • Justice and peace makers

    The Justice and Peace Makers Ministry works to build our understanding of the problems that face our neighbors, near and far, and to strengthen our commitment to social justice. 

                                             If one part suffers, every part suffers with it;

                                             if one part is honored, every part rejoices in it.

                                             Paul's first letter to the Corinthians (12:26)

  • Stitch One, Share One

    Stitch One, Share One

    Last Sunday of each month, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM

    Where you are a beginner or advanced, you are invited to join us at our monthly "knit and crochet-ins." Bring something you are working on or want to learn how to do. While we are still very happy to teach and help people with learning to knit and crochet, we have begun two new ministries. A former project provided purple baby hats as part of a prevention program for Shaken Baby Syndrome.  A current project is providing knitted or crocheted breast prostheses for women who have had a mastectomy and cannot afford or cannot wear silicone prostheses. 


    Our WELCA group meets on second Thursday of each month from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    In support of Lutheran World Relief and Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ, the ladies make quilts, layettes, and health kits for those in need. Other projects include making baby quilts for St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, NJ. As part of Samaritan's Purse, 30 shoe boxes were filled with all sorts of goodies for children worldwide. Labels for education are collected to aid an Indian Reservation in the Midwest to help them purchase vans and other items to help their schools.  In addition to their worldwide efforts, many of these women help with preparing dinners for the homeless.

    Never underestimate the power of Lutheran women!