Whatever draws you to the corner of 22nd and Spruce you will find a place where you can encounter God. Whether you bring your child to Trinity Play Group, sit in the worship hall for respite or prayer, or simply stop in to inquire about the volunteer opportunities.
If you were brought up in a church tradition and just moved into the neighborhood … welcome. If you are not quite sure what you believe but think God has been calling your heart … welcome. If the journey has been difficult lately, we are here for refreshment or solace. If you are looking for a place to stop in to give thanks, Trinity is a sacred space in the middle of a bustling neighborhood.
We do not forget that Jesus calls us all to be servants to one another. Members of Trinity work side by side with neighbors in a unique arrangement called Trinity at 22nd. Inside the historic buildings you will find a flexible space that serves many purposes from worship to fundraising, from concerts to Thanksgiving meals, from nursery school to a homeless shelter.
Services on Sunday engage all the senses: candles wafting care-laden prayers, a variety of musical genres, all ages participating in an awesome setting of warm wood, impasto-winged angels and stained glass in a bright, open space. We gather in a circle around the common Table of one Bread and Cup as we come for solace and strength, for pardon and renewal.
Warm handshakes, wide smiles, visitor-detailed worship guides, and open hearts ready to encounter and worship God draw our spirits into community and fellowship. Our façade may be imposing but our welcome will knock your socks off!
As the spiritual center of Trinity at 22, Trinity Memorial has served as a house of worship and community resource for more than 125 years. With a progressive theology, our spirituality is evident as we grow and serve God and the community.
Visit us any time. Shalom+
Donna Maree, Rector and pastor
We have entered this season of our lives called Lent. This time was set aside by the ancient Church as a time of reflection and study for the people of God. If you were able to receive the imposition of ashes on Wednesday you have been reminded that we are each but a little smudge of dust - but we are God's dust! We are the parts of God's creation who know better than any living creature that relationship is most important to life.
At Trinity each season brings specific practices; Lent offers:
For 5 Sundays: we will begin each service with a Confession as we remind ourselves and one another of God’s mission to reconcile all people as One Body, One Blood. The psalms are chanted, the prayers written by church members, hymns that evoke soul-searching on our part and reminders of God always ready for us to find our being in God’s heart. We will sing Kyrie eleison – Lord have mercy – in Greek as a reminder of our roots in Jesus’ homeland, the center of a cosmopolitan civilization. Languages seldom heard by us today formed our own understanding of Christianity and even God.
Palms wave March 29 as we remember Jesus’ decision to ride into a city of danger and judgment. Many churches will gather on Rittenhouse Square at 10:30 am as blessing and witness; singing, processing we make our way to TMC to join fellow worshipers in the formal service of Palm Sunday.
Easter Day dawns bright on April 5 with trumpets, Alleluias and butterflies of transformation. Lenten Courses of Study:
1. Discussion series, Christians and Jews through the Ages with Dcn. Lynn Czarniecki; Sundays 12:15-1:30 pm, begins this Sunday, February 22nd. 2. Class: New(?) Music in the Church, Paul Kauriga; Mondays 6:30 - 8 pm begins this Monday, February 23rd. 3.Adventures in Scriptures: Read the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs in a year. A schedule gives us the readings each day. Opportunities to discuss your insights or questions: Wed. mornings at 9-10; discuss what you have discovered that week then join in Morning Prayer.
South 22nd and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia PA Telephone: (215) 732-2515