July 29th, 2022 | Ordinary Time
Worship at CHT
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Live Streaming & In-Person
Morning Prayer
11:00 am
To Participate in Online Worship:
To keep everyone safe, we will be live-streaming worship at 11:00 am on Sundays on Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account or prefer not to visit the site, you can always watch the service on the front page of the website. You can also view this worship at any time after it uploads on FB or YouTube. To go directly to the Facebook page, you can click the button below. A digital copy of the bulletin is also available below, and can always be found again on our website.

For In-Person Attendance: Face masks are required for worship this week. We ask that you continue to give space to those around you, and be respectful of the choices others make. And don't forget - if you need a mask, we have them in all shapes and sizes, just ask!
Morning Prayer Weekdays
9:00 am
Monday - Friday
Join us each morning online for live and interactive morning prayer. Click here to participate.
Open Hearts Cafe
4:30 pm
Sundays & Tuesdays
Care for your community with wide-open hearts. Help hundreds stay clothed and fed each week by donating your time to CHT's outreach ministry. Read more below or click here.
Childcare Services
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Every week, 2 of our WONDERFUL Child Care workers will be in the back of the church waiting to meet you! Come on in for some quiet worship time for you and fun playtime for your kids. All ages are welcome!
This Week in the Episcopal Church
You may or may not already be aware of some of the controversy that has recently come from the Lambeth Conference, currently taking place in Canterbury, England.

An original draft of a document distributed before the conference sparked controversy, as it included language that questioned the place of same-sex marriage within the church's values system. The Church of The Holy Trinity wanted to share the thoughtful letter Bishop Daniel G.P. Gutierrez, leader of the Pennsylvania Diocese, wrote in response to the recent events, as it reflects our sentiments of upholding a welcoming and dignified space in the Church for the LGBTQ+ community. Below is what he wrote, sent out on Monday evening:

My siblings in Christ,
I am in London representing our diocese at Lambeth. Lambeth is the gathering of Bishops every 10 years from across the Anglican Communion called together by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The purpose of Lambeth is deep theological discussions, study, prayer and community. To build and strengthen the Body of Christ.
As you know, the Communion is important to me and I am actively involved in Communion work. I have seen how together in the name of Jesus Christ we can address and counter the pain of poverty, hunger, violence, inequality and all the “isms” that plague our world.
I was a taken aback when this past week we received information stating that we would vote on 10 Lambeth “calls” or resolutions. The Episcopal Bishops did not know we would be voting on any matters. This was to be a time of unity and relationship building.
The 10 Lambeth calls have been drafted by participants from throughout the Communion and address climate change, evangelism, and various topics of importance to the church. The call which has caused me great trouble is one entitled “human dignity.” My heart, head and faith do not allow me to support section iii in human dignity which is a reaffirmation of Lambeth’s 1998 resolution 1.10 that upholds “faithfulness in marriage between a man and a woman in life long union,” and requires deeper work to uphold the dignity and witness of LGBTQ Anglicans.
I am not a prophet, but I have a heart and love from the depth of my soul. My faith cannot support this “call.” There is no space in our church, faith or life for marginalizing or negating anyone based on their race, skin color, gender or by who they love. Love comes from God and is blessed by God. This statement divides the Body of Christ. There are no differences at the foot of the Cross.
It is my hope that I can demonstrate through my actions and presence that disagreement does not mean division or destruction. Already hearts are moving and adjustments are being made. We must show the world a better way. A way that reflects the love of Jesus Christ.
Let us hold one another deep in prayer.

We are thrilled that all of our parishioners are now eligible for vaccines!! And even though it seems that we will be living with COVID-19 for a while longer, we are making plans for the return of children, family and youth programming in September/October 2022.

We have an opportunity as a community to shape the program into what is best for us – not simply to return to the things we were doing before March of 2020. At the same time, we want to hold on to those things that you loved and look forward to when you return.

As we make plans for this year, we want to know what you want, hope for, and need. What programs would best fit your family this year? What do you want for worship experiences? What kind of educational opportunities are you hoping for? How often do you want to attend?

Please click the button below to be redirected to our survey, and make your voice heard!
Helping Hands
There are all kinds of ways you can get involved at the church – from home, in-person, even from afar! We might not all be able to get together, but we can all lend a hand and share our gifts! Check out this space each week for new opportunities:

Do you love our liturgy at CHT?

Have you ever wondered why we do what we do?

After two years, we’re ready to rebuild our Acolyte team in preparation for the fall. Crucifers, Torch Bearers, & Sacristans are a crucial piece of helping our liturgies be the best they can be! All adults and school aged children from 5th grade and above are invited to join. Contact Director of Music, Donald Meineke, for more information.

We're always looking for more hands to help out at our food and clothing ministry, Open Hearts Cafe! Are you ready to give with wide-open hearts?

Click here to sign up!
Every Sunday and Tuesday at 4:30 pm.

Open to all ages 16 and older (or accompanied by an adult).
Thank you for giving with Wide Open Hearts!

$900...That is how much our Open Hearts Cafe received in donations last month from YOU, our generous community members! Feeling inspired? You can donate directly to the Cafe here. Thank you for all your support, it means the world to us and our guests!

The love has been overflowing from our Open Hearts donation box, now located in the narthex of the church!

Thank you so, so much for giving with such wide open hearts.

Our current needs are as follows:

  • Women’s underwear (6-9)
  • Men’s underwear (M, L, XL)
  • Men’s shorts (basketball or button)
  • Men’s pants (sweats or button, the tougher the better)
  • Sneakers for everyone!!
All items can be dropped off Sundays and Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm, at the Walnut Street entrance to the Centennial Room - or stop by the donation box by the front desk when doors are open!

Donations left at the doorstep without anyone from the church available to collect them are likely to get rummaged through or ruined! Please email us if you'd like to schedule a drop-off at a different time!
1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-1267