1 May 2013
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.
4 February 2013
A Lenten Experience of Reflection and Worship
Wednesday Evenings, February 20 – March 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Journey with us through the Lenten season as we engage the questions: “How has God formed me for a specific purpose?” “How is God molding me to fulfill a unique role as a Christian disciple?” Our community will gather around a humble meal for a time of study, reflection, and worship. Join us as we discover how God is shaping our lives. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson: email@example.com or 215-563-3763, ext. 25
Click here to read the devotional commentaries for each week’s scripture reading.
28 January 2013
Please join us January 29th at 6:00 pm for food and fellowship and get to know others in the ASPC community! Please contact Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson with questions or to sign up to bring something, firstname.lastname@example.org
23 January 2013
“Anyone can be great, because anyone can serve” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thank you to everyone who joined us this past Monday for our 3rd Annual MLK Day of Service! ASPC members, Arch Street Preschool teachers and students, and friends of our community came together to assemble over 200 breakfast packs for Aid for Friends. We had a wonderful time assembling these packs and making cards for those who will receive them. Thank you also to those who donated hygiene products for Broad Street Ministry; they will be put to good use! A special thanks to our Outreach Committee for organizing this event!
18 January 2013
Arch Street Presbyterian Church Gives Thanks for:
This Sunday! Sunday January 20th, 2013
Worship at 10:45 am
The Arch Street Presbyterian Church invites you to commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Sunday.
Special music provided by the Westminster Jubilee Alumni Singers and the Arch Street Choir under the direction of J. Donald Dumpson.
8 January 2013
I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people! – Luke 2:10
Arch Street Presbyterian Church welcomed the Christ Child with a service full of joy. Two hundred seventy five members and friends of ASPC gathered on Christmas Eve. The pastoral staff and music ministry led worship, which featured special musical guests: Mario Crew, Tommy Davis, Aaron Graves, Elton Brett Jolly, Brian Lenair, Elizabeth Manus, Esther Oh, Kathy Sledge, and Brian Wilson. We hope you had a Christmas full of hope, peace, joy, and love! Download a slide show of the service here.
9 December 2012
We are excited to have Josie join our Arch Street staff as the Director of Children’s Ministries. Joséphine “Josie” Kabambi grew up in South Dakota and graduated from Wellesley College in 2011 with a B.A. in Biological Chemistry and Peace and Justice Studies. Growing up, Josie had the opportunity to attend churches of various sizes and denominations which exposed her to creative and engaging ways to do children’s ministry. Josie is an ordained elder in our denomination and is currently working for Woman Organized Against Rape. Josie is excited to join ArchStreet Presbyterian Church as the Director of Children’s Ministries where her primary focus will be to create a space where all children and families feel welcome and safe to explore their faith. Once we bring on a childcare coordinator, her main role will be to develop a program for pre-k and young elementary kids. In her spare time Josie enjoys eating and knitting for peace.
29 November 2012
Christmastime is a time filled with expectation. Children are hopeful there will be new toys to play with soon. Adults hope there will be opportunities to celebrate with loved ones. As Christians we sit underneath of the mystery Advent as a time where we are told to wait. But there are more questions about this time of waiting than answers. And so this Advent we will sit with our questions together. Wait for what though exactly? And whom? And what, if anything will change for us when our waiting is finally over?
Sunday, December 2
Will I Ever Find Fulfillment? (Jeremiah 33)
Sunday, December 9
Can I Be Confident? (Phillipians 1)
Sunday, December 16
Will I Be Able To Rejoice? (Phillipians 4)
Sunday, December 23
Will I Be Surprised (Magnificat)