Jesus, Ashes

The readings for Ash Wednesday are:Psalm 51:1-17;  Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 103:8-14; II Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21.

Pastor Jay began his sermon series: Our Surprising Savior: The Unexpected Side of Jesus. Together we explored Jesus, Ashes in worship this evening.

You can listen his sermon here:

This night, marked by the Cross of Christ and living in its shadow: Remember that you (and Jesus) are dust, and to dust you shall return.


Mountaintops, Plains, and a Life of Faith

The readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord are: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; II Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

A blessings as we turn our faces toward Jerusalem and the Lenten Fast:

All shall be Amen and Alleluia.
We shall rest and we shall see.
We shall see and we shall know.
We shall know and we shall love.
We shall love and we shall praise.
Behold our end which is no end.
(Prayer by St Augustine of Hippo)

Love Beyond the Hurt

The readings for the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time are: Genesis 45:3-1, 15; Psalm 27:1-11, 39-40; I Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38.

Pastor Emmanuel Philor was our guest preacher. An ordained pastor in the Church of God of Prophecy and Volunteer Coordinator for Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, Pastor Emmanuel was with us to tell about this vibrant partnership and to open the Word for us. You can listen to his sermon here:

Trees and Hearts and Faith

The readings for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time are: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; I Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26.

We welcomed Pastor Schaunel Steinnagel as our guest preacher. Pastor Schaunel is Associate Pastor of Welcome Church. You can learn more about their fantastic ministry as a congregation without walls here in Philadelphia by visiting their website: or you can find them on Facebook at:

You can listen to Pastor Schaunel’s sermon here:

Join us at 2:00pm for a Benefit Concert for Welcome Church!