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Stop the Violence Prayer Rally

You are invited to come out and show your concern.

St. Mark’s Church will be hosting a community engagement event on Martin Luther King day from 1-3 pm on the 4700 block of Griscom at Arrott Street.

There will be a separate prayer service to follow on Hawthorne Street (where the recent fatal barricade situation transpired) at 4 pm led by Pastor Richard Smith from Faith Assembly of God.

Many community groups have confirmed their attendance. The aim is to bring the community together and have the various organization engage with the community and share a little bit about what each of us does with a goal of fostering a sense of community, discussing available resources, and addressing violence, especially gun violence, in the community. The 15th District PDAC and another group will be providing refreshments.


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St. James Lutheran Church Last Service

Story by Sephanie Cook

Due to funding shortfalls and decreased attendance, St. James’ last service will be on Sunday April 28, 2019.

The good news, however, is that we will be opening a non-denominational Christian church in it’s place.   We will be at the same location.

Relevance Community Church

5185 Castor Ave.
Sunday Contemporary Service 10 am
Youth Ministry (1st-12th grade)
Fridays, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Addictions Meeting
 Tuesdays, 7-8 pm
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Coming in Frankford October 7 to 13

Historical Society of Frankford – Tue, October 10, 7:30pm, 1507 Orthodox Street –  THE NATURAL WORLD UNDER GLASS -John Whitenight, – John is a retired art teacher and an avid collector, author, and lecturer on Victorian Glass Domes which were a prominent fixture in the parlors of many 19th Century homes. Within the domes were arrangements of dried flowers and wax fruit, as well as constructions from nature which included taxidermied birds, wildlife, and even deceased pets. The Historical Society’s collection of Victorian Parlor Domes from homes in Frankford will be displayed.

Free Nature Walk – Wed, October 11, 9:30 am, I St and Ramona Avenue – Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for this FREE nature walk. This month’s theme: “The materials of life used again and again” RSVP: Contact Doryán at

Ground Breaking of Frankford Pause Park- Wed, October 11, 3:30 pm, 4667 Paul Street -The much anticipated park next to the State Rep and Frankford CDC office is becoming a reality.

Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, October 12, 7 pm, 4667 Paul Street – 5127 Duffield Street – Develop lot into Veterans housing, 4535 Tackawanna Street – Legalization of a five dwelling unit, 4410-16 Frankford Avenue – To be used as a Hall/ Entertain Events with food service

Taizé Prayer Evening – Fri, October 13, 7 pm, St Joachim’s Church, 1527 Church Street -Worship with us each Friday in October: 6, 13, 20 & 27 Taizé evenings consist of simple reflective songs in multiple languages to lead the community into prayer and praise. Fellowship will follow.

Adorar con nosotros cada Viernes en Octubre: 6, 13, 20 & 27 Noches de Taizé consiste en sencillo, pensativo canciones en multiples idiomas para guiar la comunidad hacia oración y alabanza. Compañerismo seguirá. Parking is available in the St. Joachim Church parking lot on Griscom Street, just around the corner from the church.

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Celebrate the Transitus

What is Transitus?  It was the passing over, of St. Francis of Assisi, from earthly-life to eternal-life.

Celebrate the Transitus, the passing over, of St. Francis of Assisi, from earthly-life to eternal-life.

The service will include readings and music to commemorate the life of St. Francis, as well as a time to remember the lives of loved ones who have passed. The evening will conclude with refreshments. All are welcome!

6:00 PM – Gather for a period of silent prayer at St. Mark’s (4442 Frankford Ave.).
6:30 PM – Procession to St. Joachim’s (1527 Church St.), where the worship service will take place.

Parking at St. Joachim’s is available in the St. Joachim Church parking lot on Griscom Street, just around the corner from the church.