May
4
7:00 AM07:00

Spring Rummage Sale

The Spring Rummage Sale is quickly approaching! 

Please donate seasonally appropriate clothing (the season is SPRING/SUMMER) for all ages from infants on up, household electronics, FURNITURE, household items, books, tapes, CDs, shoes, handbags or jewelry. Due to health regulations, we can not accept any pharmaceuticals or cosmetics even if they are unused. We will also have a special "book" room and a "kitchen" room.

Drop off your donations at the church after noon on Thursday 5/2, from noon - 5 p.m., and Friday, 5/3, from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please do not leave anything at any other time. If you can't bring your things at the designated times, please call Tori and she will make every effort to come to church when it is convenient for you.

To make this sale a success, we desperately need the following volunteers: help in sorting and putting out donations after noon on Thursday, and during the day on Friday, help selling on Saturday, help cleaning up on Saturday - this is especially important, as the parish hall will be used on Sunday morning. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer or Fellowship Hall.

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Apr
28
11:15 AM11:15

Annual Meeting

Immediately following the 10:15 service, around 11:15 a.m., we will begin the Annual Meeting.  Vestry elections will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  Please join us for a light luncheon and a review of 2018 and a preview of 2019.  

If you plan to attend and have not signed up, please call the office (610-444-4624) so we have a count.  

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Apr
28
9:15 AM09:15

Celebration of Ministry

This Sunday at 9:15 a.m. we will celebrate the ministry of Greg, Brenda and Claire Wilson at Advent.  Greg has been our Youth and Family Minister and Brenda has contributed her voice to our choir and Claire has served as an acolyte.  Please join us as we say good-bye and wish them well.  Greg has accepted a call to Trinity Church, "Old Swedes" in New Jersey.

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Apr
21
9:15 AM09:15

Easter Egg Hunt

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter tradition at Advent! Children from pre-school to elementary school ages are invited to come come to the lawn adjacent to the memorial Garden for an Easter Egg Hunt (Weather permitting). 

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Great Vigil of Easter

The first celebration of Jesus' Resurrection occurs on Easter  Eve, the Saturday evening prior to Easter Sunday. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for The Great Vigil of Easter!  We will begin outside as dusk begins to fall, and enter a darkened church with lighted candles, singing, 'The Light of Christ!'  Standing together by candlelight, Good Friday's darkness is broken to the strains of an ancient, chanted Hymn, the Exsultet.  After Scripture is read and our Baptismal promises renewed, we explode with Easter joy as we shout out for the first time:  Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  Bring bells to ring as organ and percussion ring out the Good News!   With special Gospel and jazz music, we will celebrate the First Holy Eucharist of Easter.  "Join us in this celebration of EASTER JOY!"

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday

Services are held at Noon and at 7:00 PM

The church, being stripped of its usual decorations, now represents the Lord's tomb. Bare and stark, the church is called to watch and be present, as the power of fear and death do their worst to define life. 

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Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Good Friday

Services are held at Noon and at 7:00 PM

The church, being stripped of its usual decorations, now represents the Lord's tomb. Bare and stark, the church is called to watch and be present, as the power of fear and death do their worst to define life. 

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Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Maundy Thursday

"Maundy" comes from the Latin for "mandatory," referring to our Lord's commandment to 'do this in remembrance of me.' The day's liturgy contains a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the Footwashing, which is the expression of loving neighbor as God has loved us through the sacred meal, and the stripping of the alter. For as the Maundy Thursday liturgy ends, we enter the darkness of Good Friday. 

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Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Wednesday of in Holy Week: Tenebrae

Derived from the Latin for 'darkness,' Tenebrae is a special form of worship that uses sequential reading from scripture with candles to express Christ's presence and how the events of Holy Week seek to extinguish his light. After each scripture reading, one candle is extinguished, until at the end of the service only one candle's light remains. 

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Apr
10
5:45 PM17:45

Wednesday Evening Lenten Supper- Focus on the 'Transform' of Mission

Our Purpose As God’s People:
Lenten Reflections

Fellowship, shared meal, presentation,worship (Compline Service)

This year we will have 2 options for our Wednesday Evening Lenten Program. The first will be led by Parishioner Craig Johnstone as he discusses his experiences of faith transformation through international mission. The second option will be a meditation group led by Ellen Davies. Join us for fellowship, a meal,and community. Stay for all or part of the evening.

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Apr
3
5:45 PM17:45

Wednesday Evening Lenten Suppers - Focus on the "Treasure" of Mission

Our Purpose As God’s People:
Lenten Reflections

Fellowship, shared meal, presentation,worship (Compline Service)

This year we will have 2 options for our Wednesday Evening Lenten Program. The first will be the meal itself- we will host a simple, vegetarian meal to frame a discussion about care for the environment. The second option will be a meditation group led by Ellen Davies. Join us for fellowship, a meal,and community. Stay for all or part of the evening.

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Mar
27
5:45 PM17:45

Wednesday Evening Lenten Suppers-Focus on the "Tend" of Mission

Our Purpose As God’s People:
Lenten Reflections

Fellowship, shared meal, presentation,worship (Compline Service)

This year we will have 2 options for our Wednesday Evening Lenten Program. The first will be led by Rev. Greg Wilson and a panel of Advent youth who will share their personal experiences serving at the Good Neighbors Work Camp. The second option will be a meditation group led by Ellen Davies. Join us for fellowship, a meal,and community. Stay for all or part of the evening.

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Mar
20
5:45 PM17:45

Wednesday Evening Lenten Suppers- Focus on "Teach" in Mission

Our Purpose As God’s People:
Lenten Reflections

Fellowship, shared meal, presentation,worship (Compline Service)

This year we will have 2 options for our Wednesday Evening Lenten Program. The first will be led by Emily Given,, author of Building Faith Brick by Brick I and II. Her discussion will be about new trajectories in Christian Formation. The second option will be a meditation group led by Ellen Davies. Join us for fellowship, a meal,and community. Stay for all or part of the evening.

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Mar
13
5:45 PM17:45

Wednesday Evening Lenten Suppers- Focus on the "Tell" of Mission

Our Purpose As God’s People:
Lenten Reflections

Fellowship, shared meal, presentation,worship (Compline Service)

This year we will have 2 options for our Wednesday Evening Lenten Program. The first will be about the new How 2Charist digital instructed Eucharist. The second option will be a meditation group led by Ellen Davies. Join us for fellowship, a meal,and community. Stay for all or part of the evening.

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Mar
6
6:00 AM06:00

Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday Services:

The Ash Wednesday liturgy includes the imposition of ashes and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.


6 am - Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Noon- Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
6 pm- Special Children's Chapel Service and Imposition of Ashes

A simple children’s liturgy and the imposition of ashes will be held in the Children’s Chapel.
This service is designed for children and youth.


7 pm- Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

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Mar
5
5:45 PM17:45

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Please join us as our Youth Group makes and serve pancakes to our Parish family in anticipation of Lent!

This is an annual tradition not to be missed! All are welcome as we celebrate the day before serious reflection and fasting begin - we will have our children  bury paper Alleluias after the dinner, as we will not be saying them again until Easter Sunday. 

Free will offering accepted at the door.

 

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Feb
3
7:45 AM07:45

Souper Bowl of Caring

Food Collection after all 3 services!
Help those in our community who are in need of donations of non-perishable goods or financial contribution. All donations go to Kennett Area Community Services (KACS). This year’s Souper Bowl will be hosted by the Sunday School and Youth Group.

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Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Lion King Jr.

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Come hear the songs and see the sights of The Lion King Jr. in the Church of the Advent sanctuary. Don’t miss this fantastic performance from our youth, directed by Alexis Nicole Droke.

Admission is free, but we will ask for a free will offering at the door to benefit future youth programs.

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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Lion King Jr.

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Come hear the songs and see the sights of The Lion King Jr. in the Church of the Advent sanctuary. Don’t miss this fantastic performance from our youth, directed by Alexis Nicole Droke.

Admission is free, but we will ask for a free will offering at the door to benefit future youth programs.

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Jan
6
11:15 AM11:15

Epiphany Party!

Join us in un-decorating the church. We will share a light lunch and put away our holiday decorations.

Please call the Church Office at 610-444-4624 to let us know you’d like to join us so we will have an accurate count for lunch.

All are welcome!

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Dec
16
1:30 PM13:30

Christmas Pageant on the Road to Kendal!

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Once again, we are taking our Instant Christmas Pageant on the road so our parishioners and their fellow residents could enjoy some Christmas spirit!

We will meet at 12:15 p.m. at the church on Sunday, 12/16 to dress in costume and eat. We will head over to Kendal (in costume) around 1 p.m. for our 1:30 p.m. performance and then gather the costumes afterwards before we depart for home. 

All are welcomed to join! 

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Dec
16
11:30 AM11:30

Greening of The Church

We continue our Advent tradition though greening the Church in preparation for Christmas!

We will have a pizza luncheon as we work to decorate the church: Many hands make light work for all. Please join us after the 10:15 a.m. service as we transform our sanctuary in preparation for Christmas. All are welcome to help us set up our Christmas decorations!

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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is paying attention.  Mindfulness teaches us how to enjoy the present moment.  Meditation is part of mindfulness. If prayer is talking to God, then meditation is listening to God.

Ellen Davies has 14 years of experience teaching yoga and meditation. This class will occur on specific Wednesdays throughout the fall. Please see our calendar or events listings for future dates.

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Nov
11
10:15 AM10:15

Veteran's Day Service

We are inviting military veterans, retirees, reservists & active duty men and women to join us at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, 11/12 for Advent's Veteran's Day Service. 
 
Special Veteran's Collection


Each month, the Church of the Trinity in Coatesville hosts a brunch that is open to all veterans. The VA in Coatesville buses veterans to the church on the last Sunday of each month to participate. The buffet of food varies and includes breakfast foods along with lunch foods.  The Vets appreciate this opportunity to enjoy home cooking and that someone is taking the time to share a meal with them.  They are now serving between 60-70 Vets each month and have 20-26 volunteers.  The average cost to Trinity is approximate $260 per month, depending on donations of food and the cost of the ingredients for the menu.


Thank you for honoring our veterans! 
 

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