Greetings!
August 12th, 2022 | Ordinary Time
Worship at CHT
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Live Streaming & In-Person
Holy Eucharist
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
Sundays
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!
What's Happening in the Episcopal Church
THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF PENNSYLVANIA PRE-CONVENTION MEETINGS
The annual diocese convention, taking place at the end of October, is soon approaching! But first, the Church is hosting several in-person and online meetings where parishioners will be able to learn more about the proposed resolutions and canons, ask questions, and discuss the proposed 2023 budget, Take a look below to see the schedule! You can register for the meetings here.
  • 9/21: Gloria Dei - 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • 9/28: St. Paul's, Doylestown - 84 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 10/4: St. John's Concord - 576 Concord Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342
  • 10/13: St. John's Diocesan Center - 520 Church Street, Norristown, PA 19401
  • 10/21: The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral - 19 S 38th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19401
BOXERS, BLOOMERS, AND BRIEFS DRIVE
The DIOPA deacons are organizing an underwear drive for those in need as part of their annual Diocese Convention Outreach Program! As the organizers of our Open Hearts Cafe can tell you, fresh, unused, undergarments for all ages and genders are a huge need for those experiencing homelessness or financial hardship. The diocese is encouraging community members to buy and donate new packs of underwear in all sizes, age ranges, and styles. You can reach out to archdeacon@diopa.org to find your local collection point!
FAMILY MINISTRY SURVEY 2022-2023
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:
WORSHIP THE LORD IN THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS!

Do you love our liturgy at CHT?

Have you ever wondered why we do what we do?
 
CONSIDER JOINING THE ACOLYTE TEAM!


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. dmeineke@htrit.org


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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)
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • Sneakers for everyone!!
  • A spare phone (SIM card not needed)
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