For our summer schedule through August 25: Holy Eucharist with music at 10 a.m. with spoken Morning Prayer for a half hour at 8:30. Wherever you are in life or spirituality, you belong here just as you are. Our regular schedule of worship at 9 and 11 resumes Labor Day weekend.
Sunday School and Youth Group meet in Neighborhood House. For information on children’s and teenage Sunday School, see our Children and Youth Ministries page.
Wednesdays 12 – 12:30 p.m. , followed by organ demonstration on the new Esther Wideman Memorial Organ
Every Wednesday, a service of prayers and communion is held at 12:00 p.m., briefly and informally celebrated with a short homily.
On Sundays at 10:10 a.m. in Neighborhood House, the Sunday Adult Forum offers Bible study and thoughtful group discussion on life and cultural issues. The clergy or a guest speaker leads the forum. All are welcome. (Please note that programming for children and teenagers runs concurrently in Neighborhood House.)
Music calendar: the 2019-2020 season
Choral Eucharist (music, prayers and communion): Sundays at 10 a.m. in summer; services at 9 & 11 a.m. resume Labor Day weekend
Organ Meditations: Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., following prayers and communion at noon
Open Choir Rehearsals: Thursdays in September we invite anyone interested to sit in on our choir rehearsals, from 7-9 pm in the choir room of Neighboorhood House. We sing each Sunday for the 11am service, but no commitment is required to join at this time. The music that month will be fun and accessible, and it’s a great chance to see if it might be for you. Even if you don’t sing but play an instrument or could volunteer to usher for our concerts, let us know by contacting Parker Kitterman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vespers and “First Friday” concerts:
Friday, Sept 6, 7 p.m. Kleine Kammermusik This unique ensemble of oboes, recorders, and continuo instruments presents a special program of French baroque chamber music.
Monday, Sept 23, 7 p.m. Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Audience Appreciation Concert An orchestra ensemble offers a free, interactive program as part of a citywide day of events.
Friday, Oct 4, 7 p.m. Fantasmagoria Duo Anna Meyer and Erik Meyer premiere five new works for flute and organ, featuring the Esther Wideman Memorial Organ, C.B. Fisk Op. 150.
Sunday, Nov 3, 5 p.m. All Saints Service of Remembrance featuring Requiem by Parker Kitterman, a work described as “producing a seamless fabric in which plainchant, modern classical, and jazz styles not merely co-exist but come together to proffer a whole greater than the sum of all their individual parts.”
Tuesdays in December (Dec 3, 10, 17, 24): Tuesday Noon Organ Recitals Sponsored by the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists, each week at noon a different organist will present a half-hour program of varied repertoire on our fabulous Fisk organ.
Sunday, Dec 8, 5 p.m. Lessons & Carols An annual Advent tradition with seasonal carols sung by the Christ Choir, with preludes by John Lionarons, hammered dulcimer.
Tues, Dec 24, 8:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Cantata followed by 9 p.m. Festive Eucharist A special performance of Pachelbel’s Christmas Magnificat in C with the Christ Church Choir and soloists, precedes a worship service full of favorite hymns and other beautiful music.
Stay tuned for the winter/spring schedule!
When attending Christ Church services, classes and fellowship on Sunday morning, you may park free of charge in the lot behind Neighborhood House. Always display the “Attending Services” sign (available from an usher or the office) on your front dashboard and inside the back windshield, too!
This allows free parking on Market, American, and both sides of Second Streets, but not in the SEPTA bus zone or on Filbert St. If you receive a parking violations ticket while parking in the allowable spaces for Sunday or Wednesday services, leave the ticket and your name with our office.