Register for 2020-2021 Formation!
Formation programs are beginning by the end of September. Please see additional details below. Please be sure to register below so that we can update our records, especially with Pastor Sabrina being new!
Worship
Worship Links on Trinity's website
We have opened up our sanctuary again for communal attendance in worship. Visit Trinity's website for the schedule and guidance for return to common-space worship and activities. SIGN UP TO ATTEND IN PERSON BY DATE AND TIME OF SERVICE.

We also continue to have live streaming links for the 10 a.m. service for those who prefer to continue worshipping from home. 
Seeking Worship Readers
As our worship continues both online and in person, we’re seeking new readers to lead the scripture and prayer readings. You can help us either from home or in person at the church. We are seeking readers of all ages, but especially young ones, to help lead the Iona-style worship. Pastor Sabrina and Natalee Hill will create a s chedule from the list of interested households.

Again, you do NOT have to attend in person to participate!
The Feasts of All Saints & Souls
"In the New Testament, the word "saints" describes the entire community of followers of The Way of Jesus. We all bear the word of God within us. From the very early church, followers whose faith and lives were particularly inspiring began to be described as "Saints" with a capital S. On All Saints' Day, November 1, we remember with gratitude those Saints whose lives and actions we look to as models for our own.

All Souls' Day, November 2, extends from All Saints' Day as a time to remember and honor deceased family and friends. As The Book of Common Prayer teaches, “The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise.”

These days are wrapped in Holy Mystery, connecting all people across time and space."
All Saints' Day mood music
One of the things we're missing most right now is music together. It's no replacement, but a good playlist can help. Check out the All Saints' Playlist by Sacred Ordinary Days to get you in the Communion of Saints and Souls mood.
Prepare for Lent Madness!
Check out the 2021 Lent Madness bracket and get a head start learning about some all new (to you) Saints!
Do Faith at Home
This week's Intergenerational Do Faith at home links can be found below! I hope you have fruitful conversations with your household!
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At-Home Prayer Stations for Election Day
From the Grow Christians blog:

Election Day is quickly approaching in the United States. Although any election season can be stressful, this year feels more stressful than others. For most of us, the places where we would usually find rest and prayer during times like these are not available. So, I have created a set of at-home prayer stations to use during this election season.

Each station includes three elements: a reading from scripture, a prayer activity, and a prayer to say aloud. They require minimal prep and can be done using objects you may already have on hand.
Parents and other adults need prayer ahead of this election season, too. Forward Movement and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations put out the above set of prayers ahead of and following the election.

You can also find these prayers shared on social media.

Middle School
The middle school youth group will begin intergenerational meetings on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month either at church or at the home of a one of our middle school families. Intergenerational means that at least one parent/family member must accompany the child to the meeting. Our first meeting is planned for November 1 from 12:00 - 1:30 at the home of David Arata and Maureen Cislo - 111 Waterville Rd., Wallingford.

Bring a bag lunch and we will enjoy social distanced games, lessons, and snacks!

Please email Pastor Sabrina to join in or with any questions:
prsabrina@trinity-swarthmore.org.
High School Youth Group
Our next high school youth group event will be Wednesday, November 11, from 6:00 - 7:15 on the lawn of Trinity Church. There will be food and games and conversation. Hope to see you there!

Contact Pastor Sabrina for more details or drop on by!
Christmas Wreath Fundraiser
Help us start planning for the Annual Christmas Wreath fundraiser, selling fresh wreaths to friends/members of Trinity. This is a youth project and fundraiser. We can manage this again in 2020 even with social distancing.

Before we get started (pre-sales in Mid-November and pickup on/around first or second week in Advent), we wanted to form a small group of parents to help lead the project with Amy Caruso. Then we can involve the kids and others again this year! We can do most all of the planning via email/phone etc. and socially distance the logistics. Please contact Amy Caruso (carusodrum@gmail.com) by October 28 if you are interested.
Questions? Contact Us!
The Rev. Sabrina LaBelle
Associate Rector for Children's and Youth Ministries
prsabrina@trinity-swarthmore.org
Natalee Hill
Coordinator of Children's Ministries (Up to 5th grade)
kidsclub@trinity-swarthmore.org
[610.544.2297]  [Email Us!]  [trinity-swarthmore.org]