DIOPA Connections: One Time-Events: Services


The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Welcomes
Bishop Frank T. Griswold
, 25th Presiding
Bishop of the Episcopal Church, on Sunday, November 19,
. Festive Mass begins at 10:00 a.m. Join us for the
Renaming and Dedication of Anderson Hall, honoring The Rev.
Jesse F. Anderson, Sr. and The Rev. Canon Jesse F. Anderson,
Jr. (Fourteenth & Sixteenth Rectors). The African Episcopal
Church of St. Thomas is located at 6361 Lancaster Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19151.


Community Thanksgiving Service to be held at St.
Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh
hosted by the Wissahickon Faith
Community Association on November 19th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the
church. Monsignor Steve McHenry will preach with organist Roland Woehr
(Music Program Director at SCH Academy and organist/chorister at Beth Or.)
Join with other congregations and Beth Or choir for this special service of
thanksgiving held at St. Thomas’ Church. Refreshments will be provided
following the service in MacColl Auditorium.

Christ Episcopal Church Media, at 311 South Orange Street in Media, welcomes
worshippers in this holiday season. Services are at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Sundays,
with Christian Education for young children after the 10:00 service. There will be a
Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
November 22
, and a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services as well.


Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville will hold an Advent Taize
of sung prayers, readings and silent meditation on Advent themes
at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30. Reiki, the laying on of hands, and
prayers for healing will be available. A potluck supper for those who wish to
share a meal will begin at 6:30 p.m. Child care is available. All are welcome. For
more information, call the church at 215-234-8020 or see the web page at

Bishop Gutiérrez will visit Christ Episcopal Church in Media,
for a Special Service and Confirmations
on December 3, 2017. In preparation, confirmation candidates and
all 8th-12th graders will attend educational classes on Sundays, October
15-November 19. The class will involve looking at who God is, what it
means to be the Church, and why Church? The class will ask the students
to explore their own ideas and questions about God and the Church.