Hi Friends,

This Sunday we have the great privilege of learning from the ancient wisdom of Jesus about how we can experience joy.  Joy does not mean that everything is always happy.  No, there can be real sorrow.  But Jesus has something to say about joy that is always waiting for us no matter what is happening to us.  We don’t just have to survive in life.  Jesus has something to say about how we can thrive in life.

I can’t wait to get into this with you.  See you on the best day of the week!

Pastor jeff

Pre Service Prayer Meeting 9am

Light Breakfast and Fellowship 9:30am

Call to Worship 10am

 I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.  For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psa 16:8-11 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song (Playlist)

  • Rejoice
  • Day After Day
  • Holy Spirit Living Breath of God



Prayer for Nations

Dismiss Children to Christ Church Kids


Small Groups

Our small groups are this week on the 27th, 28th, and 29th! These groups are a vital part of our community life where we gather in smaller numbers to eat together, study the Bible and pray. You can find out more by grabbing a Small Group Info Card at our Info Table. 

Church Luncheon

On Sunday, September 22nd we will be having a luncheon immediately following our worship service.  Not only will this be a great time to fellowship, but we will also be giving some important updates regarding our church.  All are welcome to attend.

New Members Class

Immediately following our worship services on October 6th and 13th we will be having a class for anyone who is interested in more information about the Biblical practice of church membership and how to get involved as a member with Christ Church.  Whether you’ve been a long time church attender, or if Christ Church is the first church you have ever come to, our hope is that this would be a good next step in your faith journey. Lunch is provided and child care is available upon request. Register at: christchurchsouthphilly.org/card/new-members-class/

Praise and Prayer Night 

On Thursday, September 19th from 6:30-8pm we will be having another prayer and praise night to seek the Lord together as a church.  Children are welcome to come as well.  

Kirkbride ESL Classes  

God continues to give us opportunities to partner with Kirkbride School, one of our local K-8 schools. We are doing another semester of serving the immigrant community at Kirkbride through ESL (English as a Second Language) and homework help. The new session will be Tuesday, September 24th through Tuesday, November 26th (9 weeks of class) from 3:15-5pm. We need more volunteers to be able to support the program. If you are interested in helping, get in touch with Claire (claire.bermudez@gmail.com). 

Sermon: The Joy Jesus Shares

Text:  Luke 10:17-24

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Boettcher

Personal Reflection 

Sharing the Lord’s Supper

Responding to God’s word in Song 

  • The Greatness of Our God
  • Come People of the Risen King