Religious Events (September 5, 2012)
All Saints Episcopal Church, Rhawnhurst, 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org
All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave. Liturgy of Word & Eucharist celebrated Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Healing and Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Review of Scriptures Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. ECW meets every second Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Young at Heart group meets every first and third Thursday at noon in Fellowship Hall. Breakfast Club meets every second Saturday at 9 a.m. in Friendship Hall. 215-637-8787.
Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham. Ask about youth groups, Fuzion (college & career) group, SPUDS (Senior Persons Under Divine Service), Bible studies for men and women, retreats, Awana and other activities. Sunday school for all ages each week at 9:15 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Nursery available for both. 215-379-8700, www.berachahchurch.org
Bethany Baptist Church, 460 Rhawn St. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 10:45 a.m. Evening service at 6 p.m. Bethany Youth meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Midweek service Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Senior fellowship held the first Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. Women’s fellowship held the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Men of God Bible study meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. 215-745-4800.
Bethany United Church of Christ, 6545 Rising Sun Ave. Worship service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 215-745-5231, www.BethanyChurchPhila.org
Bethel, the Church at Franklin Mills, 903 Franklin Mills Circle. Saturday service at 6 p.m. Sunday services at 9, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. 215-824-3000, www.FMchurch.net
Beth Emanuel Messianic Synagogue, 10150 Bustleton Ave. Shabbat service every Friday at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. 215-969-4569.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 808 Red Lion Road. Sept. 6: Prayer service at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 7: Friday Night Live youth meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 8: Men’s prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. Sept. 9: Rally Day begins with contemporary service, nursery, adult Bible study and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Traditional service at 11 a.m. Church picnic begins at noon. Sept. 12: Leisure Group meets at noon. Sept. 13: Prayer service at 10:15 a.m. Sanctuary choir at 7:30 p.m. 215-454-3131, www.bethesdapc.net
Bridesburg United Methodist Church, 2717 Kirkbride St. Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Worship service at 10 a.m.
Burholme Baptist Church, Cottman and Rising Sun avenues. Opportunities for worship, fellowship, Bible study, choir and instruction on Sundays at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Classes and choir with the Manna Bible Institute on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 10 p.m. Receive a blessing each Thursday at 5 p.m. 215-745-3483.
Campbell AME Church, 1657 Kinsey St. First Sundays: Worship service and Communion at 10 a.m. Second through fifth Sundays: Contemporary service at 8 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Traditional service at 11 a.m. 215-288-2748.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Volunteers are needed for the Cook for a Friend program. 215-635-6611.
Congregation B’nai Israel-Ohev Zedek, 8201 Castor Ave. Sept. 9: Special tour of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Franklin Institute follows introductory remarks by Dr. Moshe Bernstein at the synagogue at 5 p.m. $50. Advance reservations are required. 215-725-5097.
Congregations of Ner Zedek, 7520 Bustleton Ave. Services Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. Evening services Monday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6: Sisterhood holds its opening meeting at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. 215-728-1155.
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road. Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Services at 6:40 and 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and at 7:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Friday Shabbat services at 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday Shabbat services at 9 and 9:30 a.m. and eight minutes before sunset. Sept. 9: Men’s Club brunch at 10 a.m. features guest speaker Herb Kauffman, who will discuss American Jews in the Civil War. The public is invited. $5. Sept. 11: Sisterhood meets at 7:30 p.m. Program at 8:30 p.m. features Rabbi Jean Claude Klein, who will discuss his career as a Rabbi. 215-677-1600.
Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St. (at Hasbrook Avenue). Sunday worship at 10 a.m. A Sunday school class for children age 8 and younger is held during the sermon portion of the service. 215-745-7115, www.crescentvilleumc.com
Crossroads Bible Church, 855 Old Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Power Hour at 6 p.m. Youth group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Awana on Fridays at 7 p.m. 215-379-3096.
Crossroads Community Church, 7721 Torresdale Ave. Fellowship on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. Child care provided for infants through age 2. Children age 3 through fifth grade can learn about the Lord and have fun during the worship service. 215-632-1564, www.crossroadsnortheast.org
Disston Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4500 Tyson Ave. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship service at 10:15 a.m. Bible study and prayer fellowship Thursdays at 7 p.m. 215-332-2171.
Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church, 8201 Frankford Ave. Holy Communion Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday school is held weekly for ages 3 to 12. Bible study Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Emmanuel House and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the chapel. 215-624-8520.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 7200 Castor Ave. The church has time available for rent to interested religious groups. Also, the basement is available to rent for special occasions. No alcohol is permitted. Call the church office Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for more information. Worship service with Holy Communion Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Coffee hour follows the service in Fellowship Hall. Adult Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 215-745-8922.
Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Woodhaven Road. Traditional Sunday service at 8:15 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Contemporary service at 11 a.m. Nursery is available. 215-637-4210, www.FaithLutheranPhiladelphia.org
Fellowship Bible Church, 13021 Worthington Road. Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Prayer and Bible study Sundays at 6 p.m. Youth night for grades one to 12 is held Wednesdays from 7 to 8:45 p.m. 215-677-7033.
First Grace Brethren Church, Oxford Avenue and Knorr Street. Small groups meet Sunday at 6 p.m. Kingdom Kids, a ministry for children in grades one through seven, meets at 7 p.m. 215-745-2799.
Fox Chase United Methodist Church, 201 Loney St. Sunday service at 10 a.m. 215-745-7415/7416, www.gbgm-gmc.org/fumc
Frankford United Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1814 Orthodox St. Sabbath school for adults and youth on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sabbath service at 11 a.m. Adventist Youth at 3:30 p.m. (Varies during sunset.) 215-743-0820.
Gloria Dei Church, 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley. Saturday night praise in the chapel at 5 p.m. Sunday service with hymns and Communion in the chapel at 8 a.m. Crossways service (Contemporary) at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Cathedral service (Traditional) in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. 215-947-8200, www.gloriadei.com
Good News Philadelphia Church, 309 Township Line Road, Elkins Park. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Sunday services at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. Sisters meet on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Regional meetings held Fridays at 8 p.m. 215-740-0100.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cottman Avenue and Erdrick Street. Worship, fellowship and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 215-332-4110.
Grace Bible Church, 8950 Ashton Road. Sunday celebration at 9 and 11:30 a.m. 215-677-2088, www.gbcphilly.com
Greater Hope Fellowship, 8601 Torresdale Ave. Training for Reigning (Sunday school) at 10 a.m. Prayer at 10:30 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. Intercessory prayer at 7 p.m. Bible study at 7:30 p.m. 877-282-3568.
Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave. Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. 215-624-6900.
Holy Innocents St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Torresdale and Tyson avenues. Holy Eucharist Sundays at 8 a.m. service. Service with choir at 10 a.m. Sunday school and youth group at 11:30 a.m. 215-624-1144.
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Loretto Avenue and Robbins Street. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study at 11 a.m. 215-535-2550.
Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church, 2364 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley. Contemporary worship Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Traditional worship at 11 a.m. 215-947-5500.
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Burholme, 1013 Cottman Ave. Holy Communion and Sunday school at 10 a.m. 215-342-8203.
Immanuel Lutheran Church Somerton, 14100 Worthington Road (corner of Southampton Road). English service and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. German service at 11 a.m. 215-464-1540, www.immanuelphilly.org
Impacting Your World Christian Center, New Foundations Charter School, 8001 Torresdale Ave. Bible study Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. 215-438-7838.
Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Hawthorne Street and Longshore Avenue. Worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. 215-338-4487, www.johnsonmemorialumc.org
Klein JCC, Red Lion Road and Jamison Avenue. Kaballat Shabbat celebration is held every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Call for information on high holiday schedules. 215-698-7300.
Living Waters Ministries, 7757 Frankford Ave. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Midweek service on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Services are held in the first-floor sanctuary, which is wheelchair-accessible. 215-332-9688, LivingWatersPhila@gmail.com
Living Word Church, 7916 Frankford Ave. Recovery with God meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Sunday school for all children and Sunday classes for age 18 and older at 10 a.m. Sunday service with nursery and children’s church at 11 a.m. 215-333-5233, www.livingwordphilly.org
Macalester Torresdale Presbyterian Church, Crown and Morrell avenues. Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. 215-637-7264.
Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El, 133 W. Cheltenham Ave, Cheltenham. Shabbat services on Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. 215-635-1505.
Memorial Church of St. Luke (Episcopal), 1946 Welsh Road. Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist with anointing for healing on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Church school begins Sept. 9 at 10:45 a.m. in the church hall. Registration takes place in the church office. 215-969-3645.
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. 215-745-2844 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Zion Baptist Church-Holmesburg, 8101 Erdrick St. (at Welsh Road). Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. Worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. 215-624-8869.
New Beginning Church of Philadelphia, 4200 Roosevelt Blvd. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and free credit counseling at 6 p.m. 267-252-5348, www.thenbcop.com
New Life Community Church, 2680 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley. Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Children’s worship and nursery is provided. 215-947-1880.
New Testament Church, 6526 Rising Sun Ave. Bible study on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Northeast Community Church, 3300 Tyson Ave. Sunday services at 11 a.m. in English, Chinese and Albanian. 215-331-6344, www.nccphilly.org
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Road, Abington. Sept. 1: Bagels, coffee and Torah at 9 a.m. Sept. 6: Mah Jongg at 7 p.m. Sept. 7: Musical service featuring the Beth Am T’filah Band at 7 p.m. September birthdays will be honored. Sept. 8: Bagels, coffee and Torah at 9 a.m. Peer-led Shabbat service at 10:15 a.m. Selichot pot luck dinner at 7 p.m. Sept. 10: Brotherhood hosts bridge at 7:15 a.m. Sept. 11: Cook for a Friend group meets at 10 a.m. 215-886-8000.
Our Lady of Consolation, Princeton Avenue and Tulip Street. Sept. 9: Italian festival begins with Mass at 11 a.m., followed by a street procession of the saints. Festival, with food, music, dancing and more, runs 1 to 7 p.m. on church property.
Our Lady of Ransom, Roosevelt Boulevard and Knorr Street. Mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 8 a.m. in the chapel. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m. and 9 and 11 a.m. in the main church. Mass for the deaf community celebrated at 12:15 p.m. on the first and third Sundays in the chapel and interpreted Mass on the second and fourth Sunday in the main church with the whole community. 215-332-6166.
Pennepack Baptist Church, 8732 Krewstown Road. Sunday service at 11 a.m. 215-673-4410, www.pennepackbaptist.org
Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene, 1707 Shelmire Ave., at the corner of Summerdale and Shelmire avenues. Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. “Aftershock,” a worship service led by the church youth, takes place at noon. Sunday school for adults and children of all ages at noon. Wednesday prayer at 7 p.m. 215-725-1144.
Philadelphia Holiness Apostolic Tabernacle, Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road. Services are held in the chapel on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. 215-410-8109.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Lawncrest), 6001 Colgate St. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Bible study on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 215-342-3535, www.popphilly.org
Rhawnhurst Baptist Church, 2224 Rhawn St. Sunday school lesson at 9:45 a.m. Sunday service at 11 a.m. 215-742-9217.
Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, 7701 Loretto Ave. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Praise and worship at 10:35 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. Kids Club, Grapple and Bible study for junior and senior high girls at 6 p.m. 215-342-2112.
St. Andrew’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, 500 Somerton Ave. Sunday services at 9 a.m. 215-673-5938.
St. Anne’s Church, Memphis Street and Lehigh Avenue. Weekly novena Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
St. David’s Lutheran Church, 9169 Academy Road. Traditional worship Sundays at 8:15 a.m. Regular service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for ages 3 and older. Rejoice service at 11 a.m. Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. 215-332-7424.
St. Dominic Parish, 8506 Frankford Ave. A series of adult faith catechesis (talks) continues in the parish center on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Babysitting will be provided.
St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. Bible study groups meet weekdays. Call for information. Recovery…Word, worship and fellowship Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Holy Communion on Saturdays at 6 p.m. Traditional Sunday services at 8:05 and 11 a.m. Contemporary family service and Seraphim band at 9:20 a.m. St. James kid’s education at 9:30 a.m. 215-743-1828 or e-mail email@example.com
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tyson Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Saturday worship and communion at 5 p.m., Sunday worship and communion at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible study Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. 215-624-5505, www.stjohnsmayfair.com
St. Luke’s & Bishop Hoffman Reformed Episcopal Church, 6701 Frankford Ave. Holy Communion is held the first Sunday of every month. Sunday Bible school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. 215-333-4185.
St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave. Anglican/Episcopal worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Healing prayers with Eucharist on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 215-535-0635, www.StMarksFrankford.org
St. Martin of Tours Church, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd. All Masses are celebrated in the upper church: Saturday Vigil at 4 p.m.; Saturday Brazilian Mass at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday English Masses at 7:30 and 9 a.m. and noon; Sunday Spanish Mass at 10:30 a.m.; Saturday Mass at 8:30 a.m.; Holy day Vigil at 7 p.m.; Holy day Masses at 8:30 a.m. and noon. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is held Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy and benediction will be held at 5 p.m. 215-535-2962.
St. Petri-Hope Lutheran Church, 6816 Jackson St. Bible study in the parish hall Sundays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. 215-333-4103.
St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral, 8598 Verree Road. Divine Liturgy celebrated Sundays at 10 a.m. 215-745-3232.
St. Timothy Catholic Church, 3001 Levick St. Mass on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Confessions on Saturday from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Saturday vigil in the upper church at 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass in the lower church at 6:30 a.m. Sunday Mass in the upper church at 8:30 and 10 a.m. and noon. Daily Mass 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. Mass on Holy Days at 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and 12:05 and 7 p.m. in the lower church. 215-624-6188.
St. William Church, 6200 Rising Sun Ave. English vigil Mass Saturdays at 5 p.m. English Masses Sunday at 7:30 and 9 a.m., noon and 8 p.m. Spanish Mass at 10:30 a.m. Pakistani Mass at 4 p.m. 215-745-1389.
Saints Tabernacle Outreach Ministries, Roosevelt Boulevard and Large Street. Sabbath worship schedule: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m., and Wednesday at 7 p.m. 215-548-6011.
Saints United Lutheran Church, 3200 Ryan Ave. (at Sackett Street). Holy Communion offered Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday school at 11:15 a.m. Bible and music at 11:30 a.m. 215-624-6446.
Seven Mile Road Church, 525 Welsh Road. Sunday service at 11 a.m. www.sevenmileroadphilly.org
Star of Hope Baptist Church, 4801 Friendship St. Worship service Sundays at 8 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Devotion, praise and worship at 10:30 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. Family Bible fellowship for all ages on Wednesdays. Homily at 6:45 p.m. Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Members and non-members are invited. Registration is ongoing. Sept. 7: Women’s Day Committee presents a two-day extravaganza beginning with family fun night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Gospel recording artist Nneko Best is among the performers. Program continues Saturday. 215-332-8320.
Tabas House, 2101 Strahle St. Sabbath service Fridays at noon. Sabbath lunch at 12:15 p.m. 215-745-3127.
Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave. Services Monday through Friday are at 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Services on Saturday and Sunday are at 9 a.m. Free adult Hebrew classes for all levels are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Grassroots discussions held every Saturday after services. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. 215-673-2511.
Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, 4301 Tyson Ave. Friday services at 7:30 p.m. Oneg Shabbat follows. 215-624-9600.
Trinity Church Oxford (Episcopal), Oxford Avenue at Longshore Street. Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 8 and 10 a.m. Church school at 10 a.m. 215-745-6114, www.trinitychurchoxford.org
United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. Sunday praise service and adult Bible class at 9 a.m. Traditional worship service and youth Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. 215-632-1929.
United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave. Contemporary worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., traditional worship at 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. Dinner and Bible study Wednesday at 6 p.m. 215-745-5963.
Whitehall Baptist Church, 3541 Avalon St. Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Church service Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church held during the worship service. 215-637-9677.
Wissinoming Bible Fellowship Church, 4414 Van Kirk St. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Practical Bible study for adults Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Youth group for teens in grades 6 to 12 meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 215-743-3751, www.mywbfc.org
Wissinoming United Methodist Church, 4419 Comly St. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Weekly services at 11 a.m. 215-289-5957. ••