Week of 2/18/2018

A Letter from Robin Dixon / Rector's Warden

A Letter from Bishop Gutierrez

Our Worship Services
All children of God are invited and encouraged to receive Holy Communion.

Sunday8:00 a.m.Holy Eucharist Rite ISpoken Service
Sunday9:45 a.m.Church School Pre-K - High School
Sunday10:00 a.m.Holy Eucharist Rite IISpoken Service with Music
Wednesday10:00 a.m.Healing EucharistHoly Family Chapel
Thursday6:30 p.m.Healing EucharistHoly Cross Chapel
Saturday5:00 p.m'Come As You Are' ServiceHoly Cross Chapel (with music)

Lectionary Page (Sunday / Daily Readings)

Wireless hearing devices and large print prayer books are available for services. The ushers can direct you if you need help locating anything. The Sylvan Handley Memorial Fund was established by his family in his honor. Contributions to that fund are intended for major repairs and improvements to the church property. In addition, or as an alternative to altar flowers, it is appropriate to remember or honor loved ones by contributing to that fund. It is also an appropriate alternative for funeral flowers at the death of a loved one.

Sundays at Trinity Church

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Child Care for children under age 4 is available at 9:30 a.m. through the end of Christian Formation. Kids may be brought into church for communion by their parents, but if they stay in the Nursery the sacrament will be brought to them.

Church School is seasonal and runs from early September to early June. When in session, the schedule is as follows:

Church School and Christian Formation

Christian Formation


Meeting Place

Brief Description


9:45 a.m


Nursery Care Child care for children under age 4 is available in the nursery beginning at 9:45 a.m. Children may be brought into the church for communion by their parents, but if they stay in the nursery the sacrament will brought to them there.

Children's Chapel

9:45 AM

Christian Formation Wing (Basement)

All children come together in the Children's Chapel located downstairs in our Children's Formation wing at 9:45 a.m. for a gathering song and a prayer. All will proceed to their classrooms at 10 a.m. All children and youth will rejoin their parents in the church at the exchange of the peace.

Godly Play

10:00 AM

Christian Formation Wing (Basement)

Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance for children. The Montessori-based curriculum values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships through stories and response time - deepening their understanding and knowledge of God. Godly Play I is for children age 4 through Kindergarten. Godly Play II is for students in grades 1 and 2.

Faith Foundations

10:00 AM

Christian Formation Wing (Basement)

Faith Foundations is a lectionary-based program building bridges between church and life for students in grades 3, 4 and 5.

Living Compass

10:00 AM

Christian Formation Wing (Basement)

Living Compass invites students to think about their life holistically, as they begin to tie their health and wellness to their faith, using faith as a living compass, which guides their daily decisions, in heart, soul, strength and mind - all of it. Living Compass is for students in grades 6 and up.

Office Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-3:30 9-3:30 9-3:30 9-3:30 9-3:30

You may direct dial our office staff. Here are the options:

  • Push 1 for the Office Administrator

  • Push 2 for Finance

  • Push 3 for Fr. Dave

  • Push 4 for Rev. Mary

  • Push 5 for Education

  • Push 6 for the Music Department

Today (Sunday) at Trinity Church

8:00 a.m. Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m. Children's Chapel, Basement
9:45 a.m. Nursery
10:00 a.m. Church School, Basement
10:00 a.m. Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
11:15 a.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m. AA, Parish Hall


We warmly welcome Carl Gedeik as our guest organist this morning. Carl will be with us through February 25th.

NO YOUTH GROUP this evening.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 02-19-2018
President's Day
7:30 p.m. Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 02-20-2018
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m. O.A., Library
7:15 p.m. Vestry Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m. Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 02-21-2018
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m. Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m. NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 02-22-2018
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m. EfM Group, Rectory
7:00 p.m. SA, Basement
Simple Supper Lenten Series: Supper @ 5:45 PM Discussion @ 6:30 PM Evening Prayer with Holy Eucharist @ 7:15 PM, Chapel

FRIDAY 02-23-2018

SATURDAY 02-24-2018
2:30 p.m. Icon Writing Class, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m. Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m. AA Meeting, Parish Hall

Also at Trinity Church

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Announcements & Coming Events

What is Lent Madness? Loosely based on the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against one another in a single-elimination bracket as they compete for the coveted Golden Halo. How do I play? Go on-line and register for Lent Madness Enter your email address to subscribe to Lent Madness and receive notifications of new posts by email.

On the weekdays of Lent information is e-mailed/posted about two different saints, and participants vote to determine who goes on to the next round. Each pairing remains open for 24 hours as people read about and then vote for their favorite saint. The winner is awarded the Golden Halo. Bracket and Match-up sheets are also available on board across from the kitchen.

Photo Opp! Is your photo up to date in the narthex and photo directory? Do we even have your photo? Would you simply like a new one? Janice Doyle will be on hand to take your photos Sunday, February 11 and 18!

Directory Updates Change of address? New phone numbers? Changed your e-mail, again? Additions to the family? A directory is available in the the narthex Sunday, February 11 and 18 for your review. Please take a moment to make the necessary changes.

Plastic Easter Eggs We are collecting Plastic Easter Eggs- The Artman residents of Forrest House are filling Easter Eggs for Bethany Children's Services. We are looking to collect 1500 plastic eggs. The Artman residents will be filling the eggs on March 10, please bring in your contributions by Friday March 9. Thank you from the Outreach Committee.

Icon Writing Class An Icon ‘Writing’ Class will be held Saturday afternoons, 2:30 – 4:30, during Lent from February 17 through March 24. An icon of St. Benedict will be created by each participant. This class is designed for those who would like to learn to “write” (which actually is painting) an icon. The registration fee is $25.00, which will cover the cost all materials. Questions may be directed to Instructor, Ben Powley ( A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

Simple Supper Lenten Series Thursdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15
5:45 PM - Simple Supper
6:30 PM - Discussion
7:15 PM - Evening Prayer w/ Communion
Simple Supper Lenten Series Schedule: Thursdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15
5:45 PM - Simple Supper
6:30 PM - Discussion
7:15 PM - Evening Prayer w/ Communion
Come for one or all sessions; join us for dinner or just a portion of the evening. Lenten activities for the children and youth; nursery care available. Questions? E-mail Kristen Ostendorf at .

The Simple Supper Lenten Series begins this week! Thursday, February 22 - What does it mean to be "in the Tomb?": We are a Resurrection people, but often we feel like we are living in the Tomb. We are between the crisis but not yet realized how God is at work in our lives. Join Kristen Ostendorf and the Rev. Mary McCullough as we prayerfully explore these experiences using a devotional written by Fr. James Martin.

Would you like to make soup for a group? We are calling all cooks who are interested in helping make soup for our Lenten fellowship program. We also are looking for donations of bread, salad, water, and paper products. Contact Kristen Ostendorf ( if you’re willing to help out!

Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 25th. Mark your calendars!

Palm Sunday Passion Rehearsal Would you like to be a part of this year's presentation of the Passion cast/production team? If so, please contact Kristin Woods directly at 215.317.1244 or simply sign-up in the narthex.

Save the Date! The 2018 Trinity Womens' Retreat will take place on September 28-30, 2018 at St Marguerite's Retreat House in Mendham NJ. The date is earlier this year due to scheduling conflicts at the retreat house. Please plan to join other women of Trinity at this weekend of reflection, relaxation, and renewal. The cost is $180. More details available in the coming months.

Recovery Day - March 3, 2018 - 9:30 - 3:30 at All Saints Torresdale Episcopal Church, 9601 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia - sponsored by the Recovery Advocates Network of the Diocese. Learn and be inspired to be an advocate for those living with addiction. Key Note Speaker is Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford. Register online at

Trinity Recycles

Please leave any paper on the round usher’s table in the narthex.

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Supporting God’s Kingdom

January 2018

Income: $25,371
Expenses: $42,666

Last Week's Attendance  -  142

The Vestry of Trinity Church


Robin Chambers-Dixon
Rector's Warden
Human Resources
Dennis Reid Sr.
Accounting Warden
Finance Committee
Jill Marsceill
New Members
Martha Arnold
Stewardship & Planned Giving
Ben Powley
Dan Citrone
Jocelyn Tenney
Clerk of the Vestry
Mary Deviso
Mission and Outreach
Bill Davis
Liz Wendt
Connie Stephens
Ellen McCaffrey
Mission and Outreach


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. David A. Canan
215-646-0416 Opt #3
The Rev. Mary McCullough
Associate Rector
215-646-0416 Opt #4
Stephen Schreiber
Director of Music
215-646-0416 Opt #6
John Dziel
Financial & IT Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #2
Karen Richter
Office Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #1
Kristin Woods
215-646-0416 Opt #5

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