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.
(Start up September 10, 2017)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CCRA House Tour - Sunday, Oct 22, 1-5 pm, Rittenhouse Square, rain or shine
Tickets are available $35 for advance sales, and $40 if purchased on the day of the tour. Those under 40 may purchase tickets at a discounted Young Friends rate of $25. For group of 10 or more, contact CCRA. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 6pm - 8pm
2212 Delancey Place Phila., PA 19103
We could all use a fun party - everybody brings a favorite party food to share; the beverages are on us! . This tradition began many years ago as a way of raising money to pay for the wreaths for the Bazaar. It continues as a welcome social event and fund-raiser.
Suggested donation: $20 single, $30 couple, and $40 family.
It's only September, but the Holiday Bazaar, one of our two major fund raisers, is fast approaching. The Bazaar will be held on
December 2, 2017
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
To volunteer or donate contact:
10/15 The Exodus, Exodus 11
There are silent musical instrument waiting to be played,
new songs trying to be sung,
prayers needing to be voiced,
friends waiting to be found.
All Welcome! All the Time!
A center of the neighborhood
Whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey of faith ...
On this past Tuesday morning I was still thinking about how to respond to people (and myself) when asked, Where do we find the hope in this country now? I thought of the children who look to bewildered parents for assurance; I thought of Jesus' life and ministry and I tried to see him gathering the children.
Then I heard Hoda Kotbe on the Today Show say, Fred Rogers' mother always told him to 'look for the helpers' in the roughest situations. That led her to show us a thousand pictures of people helping people while a man was still shooting to kill and maim them from a 32nd story window in Las Vegas. It led me to conjure a picture of my son-in-law Shane ferrying people to the hospital for care in his dinghy, the only means of transportation on the West End of Tortola after hurricane Irma. It led me to think of the women and men offered safe haven in The Well and the WinterShelter when they otherwise might freeze to death.
I cannot count how many times people have wept when they heard that they or their loved-ones are being held in prayer at TMC. Prayer is powerful; we just can't know the power felt on the 'other end' of our humble efforts. From there, maybe all of us have felt the power of tears shed together in compassion and hugs offered in consolation - the ones that stem from being in the presence of love. My heart if full for you as you hug your children a bit tighter and try to shield them from the horrors perpetrated by a few.
So I repeat my oft-quoted sending prayer from the end of the Evening Prayer service;
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.
The church will be open for Evening Prayer today (Thursday) at 5:30. You are invited to gather.
Peace be with you, Donna+
To the world you may be one person; to one person you may be the world.