Trinity Church Welcomes All through its "Big Red Doors" with Tibetan prayer flags flying in the wind. It would be hard to find a more diverse group of believers, used-to-be believers, and sort-of believers. Many of us were born into other religions and denominations, and have found ourselves to be part of the inclusiveness of God's love.
The word "Lent" originally meant "Springtime." Because the church season always fell at that time of year, the name came to apply to it as well. Even after the word "Lent" was no longer used for spring, it was still used by the church to describe the season before Easter.
The early church celebrated Lent only for a few days before Easter. Over the centuries, the length of the season grew until it was several weeks long. In the seventh century, the church set the period of Lent at forty days (excluding Sundays) in order to remind people of the duration of Jesus' temptation in the wilderness. Sunday is always a celebration of Jesus' victory over sin and death. Even during Lent, Sunday is "a little Easter."
is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther . Good deeds are performed at this time. It a feast about liberation.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west. Spring begins with the vernal equinox on March 20 at 12:57 P.M. EDT.
The Feast of the Annunciation marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The date is close to the vernal equinox, as Christmas is to the winter solstice.
In 1968 King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee
The story is told only in the Gospel of John (John 11:1-46). The miracle of the raising of Lazarus, is the climax of John's "signs". It explains the crowds seeking Jesus on Palm Sunday, and leads directly to the decision of Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin to plan to kill Jesus. Theologians Moloney and Harrington view the raising of Lazarus as a "pivotal miracle" which starts the chain of events that leads to the Crucifixion of Jesus. They consider it as a "resurrection that will lead to death", in that the raising of Lazarus will lead to the death of Jesus, the Son of God, in Jerusalem which will reveal the Glory of God. Lent ends and the Season of Passiontide begins.
** This prayer is offer for Victims of Violence throughout of the world. Victims of verbal, physical, emotional, of hunger and thirst,economic abuse,warfare, terrorist action, the death penalty, suicide, shootings, and other guise of violence. May their souls rest in peace and their families experience the Comfort of God. The Church bells will toll on Wednesdays @ 6:10pm.
10:00am - Holy Eucharist
Pennies for Pups
Your loose change especially pennies are appreciated to help fund training for a puppy to be trained in assisting the visually impaired. We are still collecting tabs from cans/soft drinks, used stamps and pennies to help with Pennies for Pups (scholarships to help with the training of Seeing Eye Dogs)
Light a Candle
Visit our Lady’s Chapel light a candle/ say a prayer for those in need of healing. An Icon of Lady of health is present.
Stay tune for news or speak to Fr. Smith. Give us a 6x6 in square of your favorite wrapping paper or paper from a gift.
Donations of food for those who are hungry or pet food for those who incomes are limited. Bring a can or bag of(rice) or box of cereal. Something that is nutritious to be part of our offering for the next eight weeks.
See info near information table.
Used Printer Cartridges
Give us your used printer ink cartridges.
Help Animal Shelters
Bring in used towels and sheets to help local animal shelter.
Beginning of Daylight Savings Time
Lent 2- Gun Violence Sabbath - Places of worship across the nation are joining the Washington National Cathedral and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of 50 national denominations and faith-based organizations, to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, can work together to help reduce gun violence.
Lent 4 - Mothering Sunday - Healing Eucharist
Cliffside Park Library
Opera Go Lightly will be here on Sunday, February 23 at 2:30 pm to perform Musical Magic: Songs and Scenes from the Silver Screen! Six performers with a narrator and a piano accompanist will be here to entertain guests of all ages.
Join us for our Sunday Concert Series: A presentation of Celtic music on banjo and washboard! Be delighted by the music of Cracked Walnuts on Sunday, March 9th at 2 pm. Fun for all ages!
Let’s Party—March is National Nutrition Month! J.A.M! with the Viibe on Monday, March 10th at 6:45 pm. The owner of Cliffside Park’s Viibe Dance School, Lori Michaels, is celebrating 25 years of her organization REACH OUT INC.. This event is one of many the Viibe/REACH OUT INC. will be doing in the area during its anniversary year. Families will be entertained and asked to get up and move to the groove together … get fit, bond and build self esteem! Visit the library's website to register online for this program.
On Tuesday, March 11th at 7 pm, Kimberly Scanlon, M.A., CCC-SLP will present Parenting in the 21st Century: A lecture on promoting your child’s speech and language development. Parents are encouraged to come hear Kimberly's expertise on this subject. Visit the library's website to register online for this program.
Ever Taste a Rainbow? Join the Bergen County Health Department at our regular story time on Tuesday, March 11th at 10:30 am (ideal for children ages 2-5 years old.) Come to this special interactive story time to learn about and taste fresh fruits and veggies in all the colors of the rainbow!
We will be hosting a Home Beer Brewing Lecture for adults on Tuesday, March 18th at 7 pm! Get in on the craft/local beer trend by learning how to brew beer at home. Award winning home brewer David Woods will bring ingredients needed to show you how to get started and talk you through a brew session.
Tuesday, March 25th at 7 pm Do you love cookbooks? Do you love cooking at home and want to “dish” about your dishes? Or, do you want to learn how to be a better home chef? Then our new Cookbook Book Club is calling your name. The club will be a hybrid of book discussion, hands-on demo and overall cooking Q&A. Chef Kyle Phillipy; a Cliffside Park resident, restaurateur and graduate of the Culinary Institute of the Arts will be the moderator. Call for more information regarding what you need to join this new monthly club. Registration is required before the first meeting date of. Visit or call the reference desk to register for this program.
Join us on Saturday, March 29th at 11 am for a photographic slideshow and lecture on the "Splendor of Yellowstone National Park." Photographer Ray Turkin's interest in hiking and his extensive travel have afforded him the opportunity to capture nature's beauty through this medium. Drop in for this free program and enjoy the photographs and conversation he has to offer. *If there is inclement weather, please check our online calendar to see if the program has been canceled*