Celebrating God's Welcome in Center City Philadelphia

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. We are a congregation living under the grace and hope of Jesus Christ and seeking to embody that grace and hope in the midst of our community. In the pages of this website, you can find out more about who we are and what we believe. If you have additional questions, either of our pastors would enjoy speaking with you. Our office phone is 215-567-3668 or you can email us at the addresses found under  "Contact Us."  


Lent/Easter 2014 - A Journey to Freedom

Lent is a time for preparing each other to experience the central reality of our faith: in Christ we have died and have been reborn, freed from the internal and external powers that bind us to sin and death. The forty days of Lent and the fifty days of Easter are an immersion into what Christians call, "the Paschal Mystery," an experience that transforms how we understand the rest of our lives. This year, we are excited to participate together in an Easter Vigil, an ancient form of worship that powerfully communicates this rebirth. Try to participate in as many of the offerings for the coming season as you are able.

•Ash Wednesday: March 5th, 12PM and 7PM

•Lenten Vespers: Luther's Large Catechism - You Have No Idea!: Thursday evenings, March 13th through April 10th; soup at 6PM; discussion at 6:30PM; evening prayer at 7:30PM

•Palm/Passion Sunday: April 13th:Rittenhouse Square Procession with Palms at 10:30PM; service at Holy Communion with reading of the Passion according to Saint Matthew at 11AM.

•Maundy Thursday: April 17th at 7PM: a service of reconciliation including the ancient rites of foot-washing and the stripping of the altar

•Good Friday: April 18th: 12PM The Stations of the Cross; 7PM the Passion According to Saint John and Adoration of the Cross

•Easter Vigil: April 19th at 8PM: Lighting of the Easter Fire; Affirmation of Baptism; First Mass of the Resurrection

•Easter Morning: April 20th: Festival services at 8AM and 11AM with celebratory brunch in between.


 The sanctuary and meeting rooms of Holy Communion Lutheran Church are available for weddings, concerts, and community events. Persons interested in using our space, please contact Ronald Coolbaugh, Managing Director.


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