Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Traditional Episcopal worship has lots of music, scripture, prayer and reflection. We draw liturgy and music from around the globe.
During the summer months, when life is less structured, the questions and wiggles of little ones bring life to the mix in the activities corner during service.
ALL are welcome!
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
worship.together is a brief, participatory service for families with young children. Specifically designed with 0-5 year-olds in mind, this half-hour service helps engage children in story, song and prayer while helping to develop their sense of God. The service includes singing, a gospel story, liturgy, interactive prayers, and communion. Children (and parents/caregivers!) are invited to sit on the floor to experience the service firsthand, and participate in many aspects of the service by carrying the processional cross, assisting with serving communion, and offering their own prayers of intercession. Happy chatter and joyful wiggles are most welcome!
For more information, please contact Donna Maree at email@example.com
Saturday, July 14 and July 28. 11-1. Fellowship Café at St. Simon's, 22nd & Reed Streets. Lunch for any who have none. Fellowship for all who want to share. People needed to serve food and share a kind word.
Cook-off Sunday, July 15 1-2 PM. St. Barnabas Mission, 6006 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia. Transportation both ways will be provided between Trinity Memorial Church and St. Barnabas. If you need a ride, please email Nancy DeLaura firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday July 12, so that we can arrange either a carpool or taxi, which will leave the church at 12:30 pm.
Summer camp at St. Simon the Cyrenian Church began on June 25 - Aug 3. They have a record 50 children enrolled this year and are in full swing with staffing and trips to the pool, bowling, park visits, etc. Paul Jackson is teaching cooking this year - preparing fresh fruits and vegetables, nutritious sandwich fillings and other healthful foods. They have collected all the needed art and activity supplies but are still raising the funds to carry through. If you would like to contribute, please contact Paul Jackson at 215-380-0572
Every Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00am
Join Rev. Donna and others for Morning Prayer and conversation in the Rector's Office. Bring your coffee!
Tuesday, July 24 5:00pm - 7:00PM
Do you love to knit, crochet, quilt, weave or sew? Do you want to bring comfort and healing to others?
Come and join us. We gather as an interfaith group of needle crafters to use our talents to stitch creations such as prayer shawls, scarves, hats, gloves, quilts, blankets, lap robes and more for people living in nursing homes, hospices, shelters or on the streets.
On my return to TMC last Sunday I struggled to find a few words to summarize my experience away - that is impossible. Much like Jesus who always answered questions with stories, I must do the same.
Last week I found myself talking about the most recent experience of being in Tortola. As many of you know, my daughter Katie and her husband Shane fled the island after what the residents dubbed "Irmageddon" on September 4 and landed here on September 16, 2017; they went home on April 17, 2018, exactly 7 months later. They have been able to cobble together a living space by installing the electricity and plumbing back into their rented apartment, with your support and the financial help of our Bishop and many friends and family.
My grandson Nye is twelve - I was able to bring him to learn about the devastation and resiliency of the people of Tortola. He loves God's creatures and he learned about the effect of Irma on the sea turtles, porpoises and lizards that had enjoyed safe harbor there but were moved prior to the storm for safety. He even befriended stray dogs who were abandoned due to the storm. This has been invaluable for him and all of us. We cleaned some beach areas (tourism is the second largest income producer) and raised money for the school rebuilding efforts. Across the street where we stayed a school is using tents for instruction - they can only teach for one hour due to the heat, then go outside to play and repeat the cycle all day.
Residents, the government and businesses have made great strides in rebuilding over the 10 months; the cruise ships have just started docking again and will find good representation when they do. We enjoyed Bubble Tea and frozen yogurt alongside a brand new Paradise Pancakes - island recipe breakfast! - and beautiful handcrafted goods for sale.
I was still unable to fathom what it is like for the usually gorgeous ocean to rise up 20 feet to engulf my daughter's home continually for hours on end. And then that her home withstood the force when so many around her disappeared completely. The sense of resilience we encountered was made real in seeing each person picking up one stone at a time, replacing one window at a time or mixing cement one small barrel at a time to rebuild the homes they had lived in for lifetimes.
God is present in all. Thank you for supporting me in my travels and the people of Tortola in prayer and welcome shown to Katie, Shane and Oreo.
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do more than we can ask or imagine.