Trinity Church in the Spring by Rebecca Clemmer

The Episcopal Church in Swarthmore

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Summer Schedule


Summer Chronicle

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Your Extra Vegetables are Wanted!

Knitted baby cap image by Rebecca Clemmer

Again this summer, Trinity will participate with other local churches in the "Fruits from the Garden" ministry with Chester. We are a drop-off point every Sunday for local gardeners who want to donate home-grown vegetables to Chester Eastside Ministries - simply bring your extra fresh fruit or vegetables and leave them in the box on the College Avenue side of the church (at the curb). For the past two summers, our Chester neighbors have been very happy to enjoy fresh, homegrown vegetables! In addition, Trinity volunteers to deliver the veggies to Chester Eastside on several Sundays during the summer. If you would like to help deliver, please contact Joyce Tompkins.

Reading Group

The reading group meets on the first Wednesday in the month, from 10:30-Noon in the Cleaves Room at Trinity Swarthmore (go up ramp off College Ave side circle driveway, up stairs, left to end of hall, right into Cleaves Room)

Make other suggestions to Walt Adams, Linda Sauer, or Mary North.

Heartstrings Group

Knitted baby cap image by Rebecca Clemmer

Heartstrings, a group dedicated to making items for charity (especially babies) will meet the second Saturday of each month at about 9:30am following the Women's Breakfast in June, July, and August. Bring your knitting, crocheting, and handwork and join us as we create for charity! Contact Susan Lawson, with questions.


Kairos, a national and ecumenical prison ministry, is looking for men to volunteer to continue the 25 years of service in 32 states and 9 countries to persons incarcerated in area prisons. The goal of Kairos is to change hearts and transform lives; men volunteering with Kairos are formed and trained into ministry teams through which God's love, grace, and mercy are expressed in a real and profound way to those in prison. After several team building meetings, we will visit the State Correctional Institution (SCI) in Chester for a four day weekend, May 1-4. Interested? Willing to help? For more information, see Trinity member Paul Oestreich or the area Kairos coordinator, Mike Shine. For more details, see the Kairos website at

Healing Prayer Services

On the first Sunday of each month, there is an opportunity for you to pray with someone for healing: for yourself or another. Please come to the altar immediately following Communion for prayer. The Tuesday evening healing services are suspended until the fall; please look for an announcement about when they will resume.

Trinity's Education Wing with spring growth

Pledging to Trinity Church

Your pledge makes the programs at Trinity Church possible. If you have pledged for 2014, THANK YOU. If you have not pledged, the Vestry needs to hear from you as soon as possible. Use the link below to make your pledge, or contact the church office.

Make your pledge today!

Centering Prayer

St Raphaela Center in Haverford offers a monthly quiet day which we have been attending for the past few months. There is a $15 charge by the Center; you bring your own sack lunch and personal materials. and beverages are provided throughout the day. We carpool from Trinity.

You can register on line or just contact for further info. Ask Susan Lawson, Nancy Adams, Pam Poe, Ann Kane or Christine Laquintano about their experiences.

Ongoing Food Collection

Food CollectionWe are collecting food each week at every service to help supply St. Mary’s Food Cupboard in Chester. Please make this a part of your weekly offering: Bring non-perishable food items and place them in the baskets at the rear of the church.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Trinity Church Life Calendar

Do you lead a ministry for Trinity Church? Sunday School, IHN, Fellowship? To place parish life events for your ministry on the Trinity Church Life calendar, e-mail

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)

Trinity participates in the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) (known nationally as Family Promise). Anyone interested in serving homeless families and looking to see life in the world and faith in Christ come together are invited. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

eMail Newsletter, the "Constant Chronicle"

Trinity Church regularly issues an email newsletter called the Constant Chronicle. If you have not received an email copy of the Constant Chronicle, that probably means we don't have a good email address for you on file! Please email Nancy Holstein with your name and address or call the church office at 610-544-2297.

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Partners in Ministry

Partners in Ministry works on the Swarthmore College campus to provide an ecumenical Protestant ministry to Swarthmore students. Founded by five local churches and the Friends Meeting, Partners has grown dramatically. Partners supports the Rev. Joyce U. Tompkins as a full-time ecumenical Protestant minister. For more information or to make a donation, please see Lin Urban.

Worship Services

Summer Schedule