Community Worship Services

An opportunity for the whole community to come together once a month to worship the Lord.

The Next Service is this Sunday, May 5, 2024, 10:00 am at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral

Sermon- Rev. Malcolm Smith - “Reaching Out”

At our Community Worship this Sunday we will be talking about having the courage to reach out—reaching out to offer help and reaching out to ask for help. Let’s talk about what stops us from reaching out and how the Lord can help us to reach out anyway.


The last prelude (starting around 9:57 am) will be a joyfully upbeat setting of Psalm 103 recently composed at Graham's request to feature children's voices with adults.  Our Choristers look forward to singing with Cathedral Choir. Tara Smith will offer an interlude and some preludes on cello.

The hymns are:

817 - How Great Thou Art

1018 - As We Gather

1032 - Healer of My Soul

917 - Hark, Hark My Soul


There will be no Informal, Young Children's or Adult Service on this date. Refreshments will be served following the service. Children's activities will take place during the adult portion of the service. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Zoom Discussion

Please join us on Zoom for an online small-group discussion of this Sunday’s Community Worship Service. This discussion is hosted by the team that regularly meets on Sundays to discuss the Informal Family Service. Feel free to join this meeting at any time between 11:30 and 12:30 on Sunday. All are welcome.
Join the meeting or use meeting ID: 88119217055.

Upcoming Community Worship Service Dates

We are not offering Community Worship services in April or June because we will already be gathering as a whole congregation in that month for Easter and New Church Day. Also, the Community Worship Services will be on summer break in July and August.

Check out the Community Calendar for more on upcoming services and events.

How to Get Involved

This service will have many opportunities to get involved in helping to make it a rich community worship experience. Here are some of the areas we will need help with:

  • Greeters – helping people find what they are looking for
  • Refreshment contributions, set-up and clean-up
  • Supervisors and assistants for children’s’ activity “stations” – mixed ages
  • Art/craft projects leadership, set-up and clean-up
  • Discussion leaders
  • Families to help with chancel set-up, ushering, etc.

Please contact Nina at or 215-947-6225 ext.206 to learn more and describe where you would most like to volunteer.

We look forward to how this new church service will blossom into worship that will serve many people together.