Trinity Church, Swarthmore welcomes all to participate in worship. In the Episcopal Church, all baptized Christians of whatever age are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Trinity believes all who seek God and are drawn to the way of Christ are welcome at the Lord's Table. We offer Sunday and mid-week services. Children are welcome at all services!
Services of Holy Eucharist
Sunday, 8:00 am -- on-site and live-streamed via Trinity YouTube
Lasting approximately 50 minutes, the 8 a.m. service follows the traditional language and theology of Rite I, with modifications for the Prayers of the People from Rite II. The 8:00 am service is offered in-person and streamed in real time via the Trinity YouTube channel. The YouTube recording is then available for later viewing, as well.
Sunday, 10:00 am -- on-site and on-line via Trinity Zoom
Wednesday, 12:00 pm -- on site in the choir stalls
On Wednesdays at noon, we gather in the chancel pews behind the altar for Holy Eucharist, shaped by a time for shared reflection on the readings, praying a list of special concerns, and Holy Communion round the altar.
Non-Eucharistic Worship and Prayer
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am -- online via Trinity Zoom
Five days a week, members of Trinity gather for Morning Prayer, following Rite Two in the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. With the rector (senior pastor) as part of the group, leadership rotates among participants, with most everyone taking either a reading or leading the service at some point. Following the liturgy, participants usually remain for a time of reflection in dialogue on the readings. The group has evolved into a strong fellowship of devoted individuals, now knit together through daily worship during the pandemic.
Monday, 7:30 pm -- on-line via Trinity Zoom
The Centering Prayer Group meets on-line on Monday evenings at 7:30pm. Trinity's Centering Prayer Group is a part of the Contemplative Outreach of Southeast Pennsylvania and the national network of individual groups for support and education. The practice of Centering Prayer casts new light and meaning on all forms of prayer; members meet to read, study, share and "sit" in silence together. All are welcome to participate.