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 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.
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
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.
July 27th & 28th, Aug 3rd & 4th 5:00PM
Carnival De Resistance welcomes all to Arch St UMC Each night, the Carnival midway opens with art installations, sideshow acts, local groups tabling and games that use play to teach stories of resistance.
Saturday, August 4 7:00PM
A Tribute to Classic Soul featuring Xcluzive Soul and ALi Hackett. A dance social to follow.
1401 S 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
For tickets call: 215-468-1926
What happened at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and why does it matter to me?
The simple fact that the Episcopal Church is an organization of elected representatives who join together across differences to discern the Holy Spirit's presence and movement is in our day a wonder and accomplishment! The "mainline" churches still think it important to deliberate together, steeped in prayer and around the Table of Grace. The subjects discussed are as varied as: sensitivity to language used in liturgy, the commemoration of the "saints" of God and the approval of the election of Bishops. Participatory actions are as varied as: marching for justice outside a Texas prison, being sure nursing mothers know they are included on the deliberations floor and providing childcare for delegates and clergy with young children.
The difference this makes to each of us in this faith tradition is to know that we try to remember at all times that each person is God's child and that each Christ-follower changes the world in the name of God with every breath. As church leaders, it is vital that we see one another and we listen to one another before we make decisions that affect each other.
One action of the Convention was to vote to permanently name and include three "saints" of God in the yearly cycle of prayers and observances; Thurgood Marshall, Florence Li Tim-Oi and Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray. It is important for you to know that in the Episcopal Tradition we do not hold the vetting process for "saints" that the Roman Catholic Church holds - there are no proven miracles or eyewitnesses to extraordinary acts. The 400 or so people in our book of "Holy Women, Holy Men" are like the hymn ... "just saints of God are just folk like me, and I mean to be one too." (hymn 293)
It matters because you and I matter to God. It matters because we make a difference in the world.
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do more than we can ask or imagine.