The Episcopal Church in Swarthmore
An Afternoon of Song
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM to benefit the Dessaix-Baptiste Music School in Jacmel, Haiti
- Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39
- Mozart: Lieder
- Debussy: Quatre Mélodies de Jeunesse
- Brahms: Vocal quartets
Tracy Sturgis, soprano
Ricardo Lespérance, tenor
James Smith, piano
with Janet Klik, mezzo, and Matthew Maisano, baritone
Save the date: Saturday, June 14th at 7:05 p.m. The Annual Trinity outing to Wilmington Blue Rocks. See Dick Koelle for more information.
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 kpmifoundation.org.
Reading Discussion Group
Let's read together! The Reading Discussion Group is forming and will start on Wednesday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Cleaves Room (after the midweek service). Church members and friends are all welcome. The first book is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain; Mary North will facilitate this time. To accommodate people not free during the day we may alternate with Saturday mornings every other month. Coffee will be ready in the little kitchen, and maybe muffins? More info? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Heartstrings Group Forming
A new group is forming at Trinity! Heartstrings, designed to provide handcrafted garments for those in need — think preemie caps, scarves, mittens, hats, you-name-it, quilts — will begin meeting after Easter. Dates will follow; tentatively set for Wednesdays, once a month, after the mid-week service. All are welcome! For more information, see Susan Lawson
Healing Prayer Services
A healing prayer service is held every first Tuesday of each month at Trinity at 7:30 pm. This event is open to all in the community as a way for you to come and receive prayers for health situations, for a way to express your concern for events in the world, and for all those who hold a genuine concern for someone else or for events in the community, nation and the world. The church welcomes everyone.
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.
Needing a "piece of quiet?" The Centering Prayer Group invites you to come with us to a Quiet Retreat Day on Tuesday, May 13, 10AM to 3PM.
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 email@example.com for further info. Ask Susan Lawson, Nancy Adams, Pam Poe, Ann Kane or Christine Laquintano about their experiences.
Ongoing Food Collection
We 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.