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Worship at CHT
Sunday Worship Update
We will be open for registrations for Sunday’s service. The re-entry committee looked at the average of cases over the last three days and determined, that, while some days were above the threshold, the average remains below.


Registration for services is here: 

If we have space, we may also be able to accommodate registration onsite. Space will be limited and masks will be required for all in attendance. Virtual services will continue, as always, on Facebook or the front page of the website, and we will gather together in the Square after the service for BYO coffee hour.
Last Sunday after Pentecost
Live Streaming
Sunday Eucharist
11:00 am

To participate in Online Worship: Click here
We will be live streaming worship at 11:00 am on Sundays on Facebook Live. You will be able to view this worship at any time after it uploads. The video will be at the top of the page when you click the link above. Click here for a digital bulletin.

To register for in-person Service: Click Here or scan the QR code below.
Need-to-know for in-person worship:

PROTOCOLS: In order to be an inclusive space, welcoming all and caring for those who are vulnerable and not yet vaccinated, all present in the building must wear a mask over their mouth and nose while in the building at all times. We will practice social distancing and good hygiene habits by washing our hands or using hand sanitizer.
Candlelight
Compline Services
5:30 pm
Wednesday Evenings

A brief service for the end of the day.
Join us on Facebook at 5:30 pm.

Morning Prayer
Weekdays
9:00 am
Monday-Friday

Join us each morning online for live
and interactive morning prayer.
Click Here to participate.

Advent Wreath Making
Monday, November 22
5:30 - 7:30 PM EDT
Meet in front of the church for this parish-wide event! Come make your own advent wreath and pick up an Advent Devotional. All materials, including candles, will be provided. Optional donation of $10/family or individual.

Stewardship Spotlight
Be a Part of The Future - Now

The Endowment was a Gift Given by those who came before us. The Gift Received is help with financial stability for our generation, and hopefully for many more generations to come, and the continuation of the faith community at The Church of The Holy Trinity. Through their generosity, they became part of their Future -- Then, which is our Present -- Now.

Many people make church happen at The Church of The Holy Trinity. Some we see, and some we know. Some we don’t see, and some we don’t know. The Gifts Received by us comes from their spirituality and faith, and their creativity and hard work. Church would not happen without everything they do. We need to invest in these people in the same way we invest in ourselves -- to feel welcome, to be a part of our community, to be cared for in the same way we care for each other as a congregation. The Gift Given is our pledge of commitment to them, and to our combined Future -- Now, together.

I invite you: make a Pledge of Financial Commitment, and be a part of The Future -- Now.

-Michael Uftring
In our continuing video series, John and Rachel interview members of the congregation to explore the 2022 Stewardship theme of "Unexpected Gifts." Below is our fourth video in the series, with Ben Leiby!
This Week at CHT
EXPECT ROAD CLOSURES THIS SUNDAY

The Philadelphia Marathon takes place this Sunday! The route passes right by CHT, so Walnut St. will be closed starting at 6:00am. While it's likely it will be open again by 11:00am, please be aware that your normal route to church may be impacted.

Click here to see a map of the marathon map.
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THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE

This Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 25) Rev. Rachel Wenner Gardner will be holding a morning service at 10:00am for those who wish to attend. It will be livestreamed on Facebook, and the bulletin will be available on our website by Monday.
Click Here to register for in-person, or scan the QR code to the right.

(Please note, there will be no morning prayer on Facebook on Thursday Nov. 25 and Friday Nov. 26, due to the holiday.)
As we continue to reopen, we want to know what times is best for you to gather in worship.

An email was sent out earlier this week, but if you haven't already, click here to fill our short survey.
Helping Hands
There are all kinds of ways you can get involved at the church – from home, at the church, 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:
Sunday Meal Volunteers
CHT is always looking for more volunteers for our Sunday Meals and clothing ministry. If you would like to be a part of this life-giving ministry, you can volunteer here, at Sunday Love's website signup.

  • Volunteer for Sunday to work with the church meal. 
  • Volunteer for Tuesday to work with Sunday Love's meal.
  • Both days have food or clothing options to volunteer for.

You can also help out by making a donation to the Sunday meal. As a new ministry, this is not yet part of the regular church budget, so we need help from everyone in the surrounding community. If you would like to make a contribution to this ministry, click here to give through Realm, or by writing a check to the church and designating “Sunday Meal” in the memo line.

With your help, we can feed and clothe our neighbors for years to come!
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Clothing Donations: It's Getting Cold!
We are in urgent need of the following men’s clothing items to support our clothing ministry and partnership with the Sunday Love Project:

Pants, sweaters, shirts, jackets, winter coats, vests, socks, underwear, sneakers, work boots, and casual shoes. All sizes are needed. We are looking for warm, comfortable, casual streetwear.
 
Also needed are gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, and health/beauty items in travel sizes. The only women’s items we need are scarves, hats, shoes, boots, and gloves. Please no other women’s items at this time.
 
All items can be dropped off Sundays and Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, at the Walnut Street entrance to the Centennial Room.
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1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-1267
communications@htrit.org
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