our worship





Sunday Morning at City Church

| Where |
We meet in the auditiorium of West Catholic Preparatory High School: 4501 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139.

| When |
9:30 | Coffee Hour & Children's Sunday School
10:30 | Worship Service
Check our calendar to see if anything else is happening this Sunday.

| Children in our Worship |
We offer care for children under 2 throughout our entire worship service in our nursery. Children 2 years old through 2nd grade may go to class during the second half of the service. Find out more about how we engage and love our children on the children and youth page.

| Getting There |
Car or Bike Free parking and ample places to lock your bike in the West Catholic parking lot, entrance on 46th St between Ludlow and Chestnut.
Public Trans The closest stops are the 46th Street Station at Market on the Market Frankfort subway line or the 45th Street stop on bus 21.


| Resources |






Pentecost Mobile



Our worship at City Church is “liturgical.” But what does that mean?

The Greek word “leitourgia” means a public work, the work of the people. And that’s what liturgy is—the action of God’s gathered people, but only in response to his prior action of sending Jesus Christ for our salvation.

Liturgical worship begins with God’s call upon us, his meeting with us, speaking among us, and ministering to us. Like salvation, God’s prior action in liturgy comes to us from outside of us. Through words, tangible symbols, and our fellow believers, God ministers to us. With them we respond again and again to God’s initiative. In all of this, liturgy draws us into the enacted story of salvation.

Want to learn more? Here are some resources.

A Guide to our
Worship (PDF)

Weekly and Seasonal
Prayer Guides







We sing as a way of engaging our voices, imaginations, words, and desires in the worship of God. We sing together, to God and to each other, because of our calling to be a people joined together in Christ.

The music at City Church draws from the musical gifts of people within our congregation and from Philadelphia's rich music scene. By using texts and tunes shared by God's people across centuries, continents and cultures, we acknowledge our place in the larger story of God's work in his world. We also sing new songs created for our own community of faith to celebrate God's presence and generosity to us here and now in Philadelphia.

For information regarding the musical worship at City Church, contact Bethany Brooks.