Welcome to Historic St. George’s Church and National Landmark, a treasured church in Methodist history and an active congregation in Old City, Philadelphia. Take a moment to explore these pages and discover something old and something new. In this, our 244th year, we invite you to a place in history, a path to the future — join us for the journey.
Members, Friends of Historic St. George’s
Greetings at the beginning of Holy Week – the Christian “high holidays.”
Beginning with Palm/Passion Sunday — recalling Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and continuing through this Holy Week —God’s people are called to special services at distinct times: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.
These services have one important purpose: to walk with Jesus and one another from last supper, betrayal, denials, and crucifixion to resurrection; facing the fickleness and inconsistencies of everyday living and keeping faith. The disappointments, trials, hurts, fears and pains of life are ALL viewed through the lens of Jesus’ pain and suffering. And how in the end, an earthquake of God’s amazing, unconditional love brings new life out of death!
Join us for this journey.
April 17 - Maundy Thursday. 7 pm at Mother Bethel AME Church, 6th & Lombard. Joint service of Holy Communion with our sister church. Dr. Mark Tyler presiding. Pastor Day preaching – “The Judas Gene.” Special music by Mother Bethel’s choir and St. George’s soloist Kay Mitchell with Dom Silla at keyboard. What a powerful, inspiring witness when Mother Bethel and St. George’s come together! Ample free parking at adjacent lots.
April 18 - Good Friday. Noon – 1 pm. St. George’s sanctuary open for guided prayer and meditation. Noon – 3pm, Service of the Seven Last Words of Christ, in cooperation with Tindley Temple UMC, 760-62, S. Broad St. Street parking. Pastor Day preaching the Sixth Word – “It is Finished. ” (Approximately 2:15). E Pa Conference Bishop Peggy Johnson preaching the Third Word, “Woman Behold Your Son...Son behold your mother!” (Approximately 12:45).
April 20 – Easter Vigil with the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas. 6 – 7:30 am. 6361 Lancaster Ave. Welcome Easter dawn with great music and preaching with our sister church.
April 20 – 10:00 am. Festival of the Resurrectionat St. George’s with glorious music by M’Balia Singley,Dom Silla at organ and piano, festive liturgy, lots of favorite hymn singing. Preacher, Pastor Day. Easter Egg hunt for Sunday School children during the service. ABUNDANT FREE PARKING UNDER THE BRIDGE!
DON’T FORGET! St. George’s Easter Challenge - Let’s Fill This Place! Last year we hoped, prayed and worked to get over the 100 mark. This year, the sky’s the limit. Bring someone (or more!) to church next Sunday.
Remember Your Gift to St. George’s Central District Lenten Mission Project – Nutritional Lunches for United Methodist Church sponsored schools in Haiti. St. George’sgoal - $500.
Soar we now where Christ has lead,
Following our exalted head,
Made like him, like him we rise,
Ours the cross the grave the skies.
(Charles Wesley, 1739)
Historic St. George's United Methodist Church
235 N. 4th St.Phila. PA 19106
215-925-7788ASK THE PASTOR
New monthly series for peppering the pastor with everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about church, the Bible, faith, prayer, spirituality, Christianity or current events BUT never got around to asking.
The next ASK THE PASTOR SUNDAY will be after Easter. See February's discussion here.