DIOPA Connections: Ongoing Events: Church Services


Evening Prayer by Candelight in Historic
Every First Sunday
evenings of the month at
6:15 p.m. (during evening Sunday school) at Trinity, Buckingham
led by Matthew Simpson, Deacon-in-Formation. This quiet and
meditative liturgy will center around reflections of various Holy Women
and Holy Men in our faith tradition, with periods of time for silent meditation.

New Sunday Evening Services. Redemption
Episcopal Church
is now offering two services on Sundays – their
regular 10 a.m. mass and a new 7 p.m. service. The 7 p.m. service is
more casual but a great alternative if you’re unable to make your usual
Sunday morning service. The church is located at 1101 2nd Street Pike,
Southampton, PA 18966. 


Christ Episcopal Church, at 311 South Orange Street in Media, conducts Sunday Services
at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Families with children are especially welcome! We have “busy bags” with activities
to keep children occupied during the service. There is also child care available for infants to children 4
years of age from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Christian education for children is immediately after the 10 a.m.
service and ends promptly at 12:15 p.m.


Christ Episcopal Church in Media, Pennsylvania and Trinity Episcopal Church
in Swarthmore
, Pennsylvania will alternate hosting an evening of Taize
from 7:15-8:00 p.m. on the third Thursday evening of every month.
This service, from the monastic Taize community in France, includes simple, beautiful
chants, short Biblical passages, and time for silent, prayerful stillness. It is a wonderful
experience of sitting in God’s presence and exploring a deeper connection to God’s peace.
Christ Church will host the September service on the 21st. Come and find a time of beauty
and stillness in the midst of a chaotic world.

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont – First Friday Observances.
As is our Parish custom, we will, this Friday as every First Friday of the month, mark the day with
special observances of devotion to our Lord, really present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the
Altar, and, in keeping with ancient custom, offer a guided meditation to the “theme of the month” which in
October is the Holy Rosary. This month we will offer a how-to orientation to the practice of praying the
Rosary along with some historical comment on the practice – especially from an Anglican perspective.

Saturday Vigil Mass began last Saturday!
And will continue at least through the calendar year as we see whether a Sunday service on Saturday will be
helpful to busy people in a busy world. This Saturday, bring your animals and we will bless them, in
commemoration of Saint Francis, after mass.

The church is located at 1116 E. Lancaster Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010. Call: 610-525-7070. 

Second Sundays at the Cathedral – A Contemplative
Eucharist Service
A sacred space to nourish the soul. Join us for our
Second Sunday service at the  Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (19 South 38th
Street) at 5:00 p.m. Second Sundays are quiet, intimate services
where all are welcome. We engage different worship and spiritual practices that will
resonate with those who worship regularly while also being accessible and engaging for
those who aren’t a part of a church but are seeking ways to explore their faith. Join us for
prayer, music, reflection, and Holy Communion. For more information visit
www.philadelphiacathedral.org or call (215) 386-0234, ext. 13.


A Recovery Eucharist takes place at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
each Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Cathedral. This is a service devoted to healing, personal
transformation, and the sacred space between the Holy Eucharist and 12-Step spirituality. All
people seeking connection with a Higher Power of whatever denomination or tradition, or of no
affiliation at all are welcome to attend. A special invitation is extended to those recovering from
any addiction and to those who desire to support people in recovery. NOTE: Recovery Ministries
of the Episcopal Church fully supports the privacy of participation in twelve step recovery
meetings. For more information, please call (215) 386-0234, ext. 13.

Saint Clement’s Church, 20th & Cherry Streets, welcomes you to
Sunday Vespers and Benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament
at 4 p.m. Vespers is chanted entirely
in Latin. This weekly service is followed by sherry and light refreshments.



Evening Prayer every Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the
Chapel at Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Road, Springfield,
PA 19064, 610-544-8113, redeemer33@verizon.net, www.redeemerspringfield.net.