News and Notes; Thursday, May 6th

Today and the Rest of this Week


‘The Liturgical Year through Stained Glass’ is an instructional video created by Trinity’s Confirmation class and using Trinity’s stained-glass windows to illustrate the liturgical seasons: watch it here.


Read Fr Andy’s sermon from this past Sunday, click here.


Lilianna Ilich was baptized this past Sunday… in case you missed the service, you can watch it here


Add and update your prayer requests to the online intercessory prayer list here.  The list is prayed twice a day at Morning and Evening Prayer.


Morning Prayer is offered from Monday to Friday at 8:30 AM online.


Evening Prayer is offered from Monday to Friday at 5 PM online.


Mystagogia Adult Education classes delving into the mysteries of the Eucharist continue tonight, May 6 from 7 PM to 8 PM online.  Review the last class on Trinity’s Website, click here.


Compline is offered every Thursday night at 8 PM online.


The Parish Office is physically closed but Marion Nechuta does come in on Thursday afternoons, 2:30 - 5 PM.  Contact her via parish email or her personal cell (908-451-4498).


The Food Collection for St. Joseph’s Social Service continues, please drop off items to Marion Nechuta’s home (310 W. Clay Ave., Roselle Park) by tomorrow, May 7th.  Click here for more details



Sign up for the in-person 8 AM Rite I Holy Eucharist this Sunday, May 9: Click here.  Please note that the form has been updated so that only one person from each household needs to complete it.


Access the Liturgy Bulletins for the 8 AM Eucharist and the 10 AM Service of the Word with Spiritual Communion this Sunday on our website; 


Sunday School will be in a Zoom breakout room this Sunday, May 9.  In celebration of Mother’s Day the lesson will be about well-known mothers in the Bible.


Please mail Pledges to 205 North Avenue East, Cranford, NJ 07016.  To adjust your pledge, please call Sarah Gregory (908-347-6498).  Thank you for your support!


Next Week and Beyond


Trinity Women’s Group meets on Monday, May 10 from 7 PM to 8 PM online.


Trinity’s Handbell Choir and Virtual Choir rehearse on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the church and at 8 PM online. 


Women’s Bible Study is every Thursday at 10 AM online.


Sandwich Sunday is on May 16 this month, sign up here to provide necessary items and contact Marion (908-451-4498 ) if you would like to assist with making the sandwiches on Saturday, May 15.


Contribute to St. John’s Pantry, click here to view the suggested list of items.  Please deliver to 310 West Clay Avenue, Roselle Park by the Saturday before Sandwich Sunday (Saturday, May 15).


Calling all graduates to register for this year’s Baccalaureate celebration on Sunday, May 23 at 3 PM with Bishop Stokes, featuring the presentation of scholarships, a virtual parade of graduates, and more!


The Banns of Marriage are published between Patti Fernicola and Jennifer Czylek.  You are required to give your consent to their marriage, if you cannot, you are to speak now or else forever hereafter hold your peace.  The wedding date is Saturday, May 29.


The Cranford Clergy Council Scholarship may be applied for via this link.  The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, June 1.


Assistance with clothing and footwear for families in need will be offered by Calvary Tabernacle on Saturday, June 5.  Click here for more information.


Cranford’s Equity and Inclusivity Initiative invites young adults (ages 14 to 20) to discuss issues of race and ethnicity.  Click here for more information and to register.


Save the Date of an outdoor in-person Eucharist on Sunday, June 6 at 10 AM.  There will be a fellowship hour after the service with an ice cream truck and other snacks.  We will also bid farewell to Joe and Julia Bardzilowski at this service.


Confirmation Class vs Sunday School Game Night on Sunday, June 13 from 5 PM till 6:30 PM under the TEDS tents. 

Spiritual Reflection: Where to from here?

The total number of current COVID-19 cases in Union County are in decline and nearly 50% of residents have received their first shot of the vaccine.  Although our risk index is still categorized as ‘high’ there is certainly evidence to suggest that things are improving.  However, as recent events in India highlight all too painfully, proceeding with caution is the order of the day.  Therefore the Diocese of NJ remains committed to very strict protocols for in-person worship, and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future. 


Nevertheless if the infection rate continues to decline we will need to make decisions, in the coming months, about how we return to in-person worship.  Trinity’s Vestry and staff members will be meeting on Saturday, May 15 to begin planning how we return to in-person worship, and what technological learnings we want to retain or jettison as we explore a vision for a post-pandemic Trinity.  I will be presenting some theological and liturgical guidelines at that meeting to guide our discussion, but I would also like to ‘take the temperature’ of the parish before heading into that meeting.  Therefore I have created a very short survey so that your voice can be taken into account as we do our planning.


The survey is only 4 questions long and should only take you a couple of minutes.  Please would you complete the survey by next Thursday, May 13, which happens to be Ascension Day.  Here is the link to the survey: 

The Rev. Andrew David Kruger, Rector of the Parish

Trinity Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey

Personal Cell:  (609) 933-5227 – Email:

Pastor’s Sabbath:  Father Andy takes his Sabbath on Mondays


Parish Contact Information

205 North Avenue, East, Cranford NJ 07016 – Phone:  908–276–4047 –

Connecting to Zoom

Trinity Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 595 488 3214 — Password: 1872

Trinity Zoom phone number: 929-205-6099


Trinity is part of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion - an apostolic church, continuing in the teachings and fellowship of the Apostles. We are united and inspired by faith in Jesus Christ, and are joined in the community of over 70 million Anglicans and Episcopalians throughout the world.  We are also part of the Union County Episcopal Alliance.


GPS:  ​119 Forest Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

Corner of North and Forest Avenues

Mailing address:

205 North Avenue East

Cranford, NJ  07016



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