The Episcopal Church in Swarthmore
Spring Concert for Mother's Day
Come and Celebrate with the Choir of Trinity Church with a program of secular music Sunday, May 8, at 5:00 p.m. at Trinity Church. The program features Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes and Shubert's The Shepherd on the Rock. Performers include Tracy Sturgis, soprano, Robert Stanley, clarinet, and James Smith and Andrew Hauze, pianists. A free-will offering will be received and a reception will follow.
Please note that our Summer Service Schedule with Sunday services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. begins Sunday May 15.
Rector Search News
The Profile Committee met on Wednesday evening. We continued some of our spiritual groundwork. We also reviewed a sample profile of a church that is very similar to Trinity and identified aspects of parish life that we want to use for Trinity's self-study. Please reach out to Bella Englebach or any Committee member if you have questions.
The Bishop is Coming!
Bishop Rodney Michel will be here on June 12, at the 10:00 a.m. service for confirmation and reception. There will be a reception afterwards, with a blessing and send off for our high school graduates as well as those going on the Mission Trip.
The Trinity Ministry Fair will be held on May 15th along with the Sunday School Picnic. Come and learn how you can participate and contribute to the life of the church. Join the celebration!
If you still haven't got your pledge in for this year, there's still time.
Trinity Church is pleased to announce that our first group of Stephen Ministers has completed its fifty-hour training program and is now ready to provide specialized caring services for any in our congregation who may be facing some difficult life challenges. These challenges might range from grief, divorce, job loss, age-related concerns, extended illness, to anything else that might bring difficult times into daily lives. All interactions are confidential, and the one-on-one care giving will be customized to fit the needs of the care receivers. Please contact Pastor Pat or one of our Ministry Leaders for more information.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.