Whats Happening at Arch Street:
I recently returned from a bewildering, inspiring, confounding and enlightening trip to the Middle East.
Come celebrate Thursday, May 30 6:30 to 8:00
Thank you to everyone who joined us for brunch and our annual congregational meeting on April 21.
Arch Street Presbyterian Church has a rich history and a vital future before it. We aim to be an inviting, caring, and committed congregation in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Our focus is on worship, education, and hospitable service. If you would like to explore membership in this congregation, or if you have questions about the Christian faith or this particular congregation, please contact one of the pastors.
On May 6-14, our Pastor, Bill Golderer will join an official delegation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to visit with global ecumenical partners in Lebanon and Egypt. This delegation will express the prayerful solidarity of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) during a time of deep tension in that region that has resulted in the bombings of churches in Aleppo, Syria and strained relationships between Christian and Muslim neighbors in both countries.
Bringing a message of Christian solidarity, the delegation will:
• Meet with Christian leaders of the region to offer support and encouragement as they engage their neighbors.
• Seek a personal audience with the newly elected leader of the Orthodox Coptic Church, His Eminence Pope Tawadros II. In Egypt, both the historic Orthodox Coptic Church and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt Synod of the Nile seek to continue faithful Gospel witness in a post-Mubarak regime.
For more information on Pope Tawadros II and Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church click here.
We send Bill with prayers for safe travels, for fruitful conversation, for words of wisdom, and for eyes to see the Spirit at work in the churches of Lebanon and Egypt.