The Episcopal Church in Swarthmore
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Season of Lent 2015
- Sundays, February 15th through March 22nd, 10:00
– 10:45 a.m.
Going Old School: Studying the Catachism with the Rector
An adult forum series in the Parish Hall.
- Wednesdays, March 4th and 18th, 6:00 – 9:00
Lenten Movie Nights
Supper at 6:00 p.m.; movie and discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m.
March 4th – Chocolat
A delightful movie for Lent, this film, nominated for five Academy Awards, tells the story of a young mother and her six year old daughter who open a chocolate shop. PG-13.
March 18th – Of Gods and Men
Set in the Trappist Monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, this 2010 French film depicts the peaceful life of Christian monks in a Muslim Village which turns lethal when one of the monks is kidnapped. PG-13.
- Wednesdays, March 11th and 25th, 7:00 –
For those to be presented to the Bishop on April 19th or May 17th. In the Parish Hall.
- Sundays, March 15th and 22nd, 2:00 – 3:00
Preparation for Baptism with Trinity Church
Individuals and families seeking the sacrament of Baptism for children are welcome to the rectory (clergy residence) of Trinity Church to discuss the sacrament, ask questions, and schedule to participate in Baptism. Upcoming Baptism dates are April 5th, April 22nd, May 17th and May 24th.
- Saturday, March 21st, 4:00 – 5:00
Early Communion Classes: Ages seven and under
Father Tom leads learning and discussion about Holy Communion for our youngest members
Pledge for 2015
Thank you for your 2015 pledges to Trinity Church. Trinity Church depends on the good stuardship of every one of it's members!
If you have not already made out your pledge form, you can still pledge directly using our online pledge form here: https://trinityswarthmore.wufoo.com/forms/my-promise-for-trinity-church-2015/ or through the church office.
A service of healing will be held on the third Tuesday of each month AT 7:30 p.m. The next service is January 20th. 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.
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 suggestions to Walt Adams, Linda Sauer, or Mary North.
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. 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.
Centering Prayer continues every Monday, 7:30-8:45ish in the Cleaves Room.
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 email@example.com
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.