Religious events, May 19, 2011 edition

All Saints Episcopal Church, Rhawnhurst, 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday school for children at 10 a.m. 215–342–6310,

All Saints Episcopal Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave. Liturgy of Word & Eucharist celebrated Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Healing and Holy Eucharist every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Review of Scriptures every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. ECW meets every second Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Young at Heart group meets every first and third Thursday at noon in Fellowship Hall. Breakfast Club meets every second Saturday at 9 a.m. in Friendship Hall. 215–637–8787.

Ascension of Our Lord, 725 E. Westmoreland St. May 22: Mass of Thanksgiving at noon. Tour of the school and refreshments follow. Bring your memories and say farewell, as the school is closing. 215–739–6226,

Berachah Church, 400 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham. Now accepting registration for nursery school. Ask about Awana, youth groups, SPUDS, retreats and other activities. May 22: Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Nursery is available for both. 215–379–8700,

Bethany United Church of Christ, 6545 Rising Sun Ave. May 22: Adult Bible study at 9 a.m. Worship and children’s church at 10:30 a.m. 215–745–5231,

Bethel, the Church at Franklin Mills, 903 Franklin Mills Circle. Saturday worship service at 6 p.m. Sunday service with Kidsafe programs at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Jr. High’s β€œImpact” meets at 11 a.m. Sunday. 215–824–3000,

Beth Emanuel Messianic Synagogue, 10150 Bustleton Ave. Shabbat service every Friday at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. 215–969–4569.

Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 808 Red Lion Road. May 20: Friday Night Live Youth at 7 p.m. May 22: Sunday school and adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Traditional service at 11 a.m. May 26: Prayer meeting at 10:15 a.m. Sanctuary choir at 7:30 p.m. May 27: Friday Night Live Youth at 7 p.m. 215–464–3131,

Bethesda United Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango St. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Services at 10:45 a.m. 215–739–7399.

Bridesburg Methodist Church, 2717 Kirkbride St. Worship service Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school at 10:45Β a.m.

Burholme Baptist Church, Cottman and Rising Sun avenues. Opportunities for worship, fellowship, Bible study, choir and instruction on Sundays at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Classes and choir with the Manna Bible Institute on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 10 p.m. Receive a blessing each Thursday at 5 p.m. 215–745–3483.

Campbell AME Church, 1657 Kinsey St. First Sundays: Worship service and Communion at 10 a.m. Second through fifth Sundays: Contemporary service at 8 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Traditional service at 11 a.m. 215–288–2748.

Congregations of Ner Zedek, 7520 Bustleton Ave. Services Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. Evening services Monday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Abraham on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. 215–728–1155.

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road. Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Services at 6:40 and 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and at 7:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Friday Shabbat services at 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday Shabbat services at 9 and 9:30 a.m. and eight minutes before sunset. 215–677–1600.

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St. (at Hasbrook Avenue). Sunday worship at 10 a.m. A Sunday school class for children 8 and younger is held during the sermon portion of the service. Soup & Study Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. September through May. 215–745–7115,

Crossroads Bible Church, 855 Old Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley. May 22: Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Power Hour at 6 p.m. Youth group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Awana on Fridays at 7 p.m. 215–379–3096.

Crossroads Community Church, 7721 Torresdale Ave. Fellowship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. (Child care provided for infants through age 2.) Children 3 through fifth grade can learn about the Lord and have fun during the worship service. 215–632–1564,

Disston Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4500 Tyson Ave. Contemporary worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Christian education for all ages at 9:50 a.m. Traditional worship at 11 a.m. 215–332–2171.

Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church, 8201 Frankford Ave. Holy Communion Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday school is held weekly for ages 3 to 12. Bible study Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Emmanuel House and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the chapel. 215–624–8520.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 7200 Castor Ave. Worship service with Holy Communion Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Coffee hour follows the service in Fellowship Hall. Adult Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 215–745–8922.

Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Woodhaven Road. Traditional Sunday service at 8:15 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Contemporary service at 11 a.m. Nursery is available. 215–637–4210,

Feasterville Community Reformed Church, 15 W. Street Road, Feasterville. Rummage/flea market room is open every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Women’s fellowship meets every third Monday at 1 p.m. Kids of the King children’s choir (ages 5 to 11) rehearsal every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Senior Moments group meets every third Wednesday at 11 a.m. 215–357–7777.

Fellowship Bible Church, 13021 Worthington Road. Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Prayer and Bible study Sundays at 6 p.m. Youth night for grades one to 12 is held Wednesdays from 7 to 8:45 p.m. 215–677–7033.

First Grace Brethren Church, Oxford Avenue and Knorr Street. May 22: Small groups meet at 6 p.m. Kingdom Kids, a ministry for children in grades one through seven, meets at 7 p.m. 215–745–2799.

Fox Chase United Methodist Church, 201 Loney St. Sunday worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. 215–745–7416,

Frankford United Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1814 Orthodox St. May 22: Sabbath school for adults and youth at 9:30 a.m. Sabbath service at 11 a.m. Adventist Youth at 3:30 p.m. (Varies during sunset.) 215–743–0820.

Gloria Dei Church, 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley. Saturday night praise in the chapel at 5 p.m. Sunday service with hymns and Communion in the chapel at 8 a.m. Crossways service (Contemporary) at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Cathedral service (Traditional) in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. 215–947–8200,

Good News Philadelphia Church, 309 Township Line Road, Elkins Park. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Sunday services at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. Sisters meeting on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Regional meetings held Fridays at 8 p.m. 215–740–0100.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cottman Avenue and Erdrick Street. Food pantry pickup at 7234 Erdrick St., Tuesday and Wednesday only. (Call ahead.) Golden Age Seniors meet Wednesdays at noon. May 22: Worship, fellowship and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Contemporary service at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Sunday of each month. 215–332–4110.

Grace Bible Church, 8950 Ashton Road. Sunday celebration at 9 and 11:30 a.m. 215–677–2088,

Greater Hope Fellowship, 8601 Torresdale Ave. May 22: Training for Reigning (Sunday school) at 10 a.m. Prayer at 10:30 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. Intercessory prayer at 7 p.m. Bible study at 7:30 p.m. 877–282–3568.

Holmesburg United Methodist Church, 8118 Frankford Ave. Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Ann’s Attic (second-hand shop) is open every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 215–624–6900.

Holy Innocents St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Torresdale and Tyson avenues. Call for information on vinyassa yoga and tai chi. Sundays: Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. service. Service with choir at 10 a.m. Sunday school and youth group at 11:30 a.m. 215–624–1144.

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Loretto Avenue and Robbins Street. May 22: Service at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10 a.m. Bible study at 11 a.m. 215–535–2550.

Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church, 2364 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley. May 22: Contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Traditional worship at 11 a.m. 215–947–5500.

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Burholme, 1013 Cottman Ave. May 22: Holy Communion and Sunday school at 10 a.m. 215–342–8203.

Immanuel Lutheran Church Somerton, 14100 Worthington Road (corner of Southampton Road). May 22: English service and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. German service at 11 a.m. 215–464–1540.

Impacting Your World Christian Center, New Foundations Charter School, 8001 Torresdale Ave. Bible study Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. 215–438–7838.

Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Hawthorne Street and Longshore Avenue. Sunday service in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. 215–338–4487,

Klein JCC, Red Lion Road and Jamison Avenue. Kaballat Shabbat celebration is held every Friday at 10:30 a.m. 215–698–7300.

Life Victory Church, 7501 Frankford Ave. Ask about small groups, Foundations, Threads and Life Line. Bible study is held Thursdays at 7 p.m. Sermon series, Difficult People, continues on Sundays. The church is looking for volunteers to pray, make phone calls, provide general help in the church, serve as musicians and more. Call for an application and interview. 215–331–7500,

Living Waters Ministries, 7757 Frankford Ave. May 22: Service at 10:30 a.m. May 26: Mid-week service at 7:30 p.m. Services are held in the first-floor sanctuary, which is wheelchair accessible. 215–332–9688,

Living Word Church, 7916 Frankford Ave. Recovery with God meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Sunday school for all children and Sunday classes for those 18 and older at 10 a.m. Sunday service with nursery and children’s church at 11 a.m. 215–333–5233,

Macalester Torresdale Presbyterian Church, Crown and Morrell avenues. May 22: Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Church at 11 a.m. 215–637–7264.

Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El, 133 W. Cheltenham Ave, Cheltenham. Shabbat services on Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. 215–635–1505.

Memorial Church of St. Luke (Episcopal), 1946 Welsh Road. Sundays: Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. Church school and nursery are available. Coffee hour at 11:45 a.m. Mondays: Adult forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Contemplative prayer at 6:45 p.m. Eucharist/anointing for healing at 7:30 p.m. 215–969–3645,

Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave. Call to register 3- and 4-year-olds for September nursery school. May 22: Sunday church school at 9 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m., nursery care provided. Fellowship at 11:30 a.m. 215–745–2844 or e-mail

Mount Zion Baptist Church-Holmesburg, 8101 Erdrick St. (at Welsh Road). Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. Worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. 215–624–8869.

New Beginning Church of Philadelphia, 4200 Roosevelt Blvd. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and free credit counseling at 6 p.m. 267–252–5348,

New Life Community Church, 2680 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley. May 22: Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Children’s worship and nursery is provided. 215–947–1880.

New Testament Church, 6526 Rising Sun Ave. Bible study on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30Β p.m.

Northeast Community Church, 3300 Tyson Ave. Sunday services at 11 a.m. in English, Chinese and Albanian. 215–331–6344,

Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Road, Abington. Call about canasta, competitive bridge and mah jongg. May 20: Shalom and good luck Shabbat for graduates of the School of Early Learning at 5:45 p.m. Dinner reservations are required. Call Sherrie at 215–886–0650. May 21: Interactive discussion of the weekly portion at 9 a.m. Tot Shabbat at 10 a.m. Peer-led Shabbat service at 10:15 a.m. May 22: Brotherhood hosts adult study session at 9:30 a.m. May 23: Sisterhood hosts spring supper at the home of a member. May 26: Photo Club meets at 7 p.m. May 27: May anniversaries honored at 6 p.m. Erev Shabbat service. 215–886–8000.

Pennepack Baptist Church, 8732 Krewstown Road. Sunday service at 11 a.m. The church will celebrate its 323rd anniversary on June 5. 215–673–4410,

Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene, 1707 Shelmire Ave., at the corner of Summerdale and Shelmire avenues. Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. β€œAftershock,” a worship service led by the church youth, takes place at noon. Sunday school for adults and children of all ages at noon. Wednesday prayer at 7 p.m. Caravan, a Christian scouting program for ages 3 through ninth grade, is held Fridays at 7:30 p.m. 215–725–1144.

Philadelphia Holiness Apostolic Tabernacle, Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Road. Services are held on Sundays in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. 215–410–8109.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Lawncrest), 6001 Colgate St. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. ESL classes offered free to the community Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Bible study on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 215–342–3535,

Rhawnhurst Baptist Church, 2224 Rhawn St. Sunday school lesson at 9:45 a.m. Sunday service at 11 a.m. 215–742–9217.

Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, 7701 Loretto Ave. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Praise and worship at 10:35 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. Kids Club, Grapple and Bible study for junior and senior high girls at 6 p.m. 215–342–2112.

St. Andrew’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, 500 Somerton Ave. Sunday services at 9 a.m. 215–673–5938.

St. David’s Lutheran Church, 9169 Academy Road. Traditional worship Sundays at 8:15 a.m. Regular service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for ages 3 and older. Rejoice service at 11 a.m. Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. 215–332–7424.

St. Dominic Parish, 8506 Frankford Ave. A series of adult faith catechesis (talks) continues in the parish center on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Baby-sitting will be provided.

St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. Bible study groups meet weekdays. Call for information. Recovery…Word, worship and fellowship Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Holy Communion on Saturdays at 6 p.m. Traditional Sunday services at 8:05 and 11 a.m. Contemporary family service and Seraphim band at 9:20 a.m. St. James kid’s education at 9:30 a.m. Spanish service of Holy Communion at 12:20 p.m. 215–743–1828 or e-mail

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tyson Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Saturday worship and communion at 5 p.m. Sunday worship and communion at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible study Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. 215–624–5505,

St. Luke’s & Bishop Hoffman Reformed Episcopal Church, 6701 Frankford Ave. Holy Communion is held the first Sunday of every month. May 22: Bible school at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10:45 a.m. 215–333–4185.

St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave. Anglican/Episcopal worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Healing prayers with Eucharist on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 215–535–0635,

St. Martin of Tours Church, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd. All Masses are celebrated in the upper church: Saturday Vigil at 4 p.m.; Saturday Brazilian Mass at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday English Masses at 7:30 and 9 a.m. and noon; Sunday Spanish Mass at 10:30 a.m.; Saturday Mass at 8:30 a.m.; Holyday Vigil at 7 p.m.; Holyday Masses at 8:30 a.m. and noon. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is held Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and benediction will be held. 215–535–2962.

St. Petri and Hope Lutheran Church, 6816 Jackson St. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. 215–333–4103.

St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral, 8598 Verree Road. Divine Liturgy celebrated Sundays at 10 a.m. 215–745–3232.

St. Timothy Catholic Church, 3001 Levick St. Mass on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Confessions on Saturday from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Saturday vigil in the upper church at 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass in the lower church at 6:30 a.m. Sunday Mass in the upper church at 8:30 and 10 a.m. and noon. Daily Mass 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. Mass on Holy Days at 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and 12:05 and 7 p.m. in the lower church. 215–624–6188.

St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 7965 Fillmore St. Sunday worship service at 10:15 a.m. 215–745–4453,

St. William Church, 6200 Rising Sun Ave. English vigil Mass Saturdays at 5 p.m. English Masses Sunday at 7:30 and 9 a.m., noon and 8 p.m. Spanish Mass at 10:30 a.m. Pakistani Mass at 4 p.m. 215–745–1389.

Saints Tabernacle Outreach Ministries, Roosevelt Boulevard and Large Street. Sabbath worship schedule: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m., and Wednesday at 7 p.m. 215–548–6011.

Saints United Lutheran Church, 3200 Ryan Ave. (at Sackett Street). Holy Communion offered Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday school at 11:15 a.m. Bible and music at 11:30 a.m. 215–624–6446.

Seven Mile Road Church, 525 Welsh Road. Sunday service at 11 a.m.

Star of Hope Baptist Church, 4801 Friendship St. Call for details on family Bible study program. Sundays: Worship service at 8 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Devotion, praise and worship at 10:30 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible fellowship family dinner at 6 p.m. Homily at 7 p.m. Bible study and new member’s class (ages 3–100+) from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 215–332–8320.

Tabas House, 2101 Strahle St. Sabbath service Fridays at noon. Sabbath lunch at 12:15 p.m. 215–745–3127.

Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave. Services Monday through Friday are at 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Services on Saturday and Sunday are at 9 a.m. Bingo with Mature Adults group Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Free adult Hebrew classes for all levels are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Grassroots discussions held every Saturday after services. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. 215–673–2511.

Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, 4301 Tyson Ave. Friday services at 7:30 p.m. Oneg Shabbat follows. 215–624–9600.

Trinity Church Oxford (Episcopal), Oxford Avenue at Longshore Street. Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 8 and 10 a.m. Church school at 10 a.m. 215–745–6114,

United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. Sunday praise service and adult Bible class at 9 a.m. Traditional worship service and youth Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. 215–632–1929.

United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave. Contemporary worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., traditional worship at 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. Dinner and Bible study Wednesday at 6 p.m. 215–745–5963.

Whitehall Baptist Church, 3541 Avalon St. May 22: Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Church service at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church held during the worship service. 215–637–9677.

Wissinoming Bible Fellowship Church, 4414 Van Kirk St. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Practical Bible study for adults Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Youth group for teens in grades 6 to 12 meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 215–743–3751,

Wissinoming United Methodist Church, 4419 Comly St. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Weekly services at 11 a.m. 215–289–5957.