Sunday Morning
Sunday School: 10:00
Worship: 11:00

Office Hours

Last updated Jan 30, 2014
Tuesday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm

Upcoming Worship

April 20, 2014
Worship Leader: Doran Stucky
Speaker: Amy Yoder McGloughlin
Song Leader: Teri Gemberling-Johnson

Mark Your Calendars!

  • April 20 - Baptism
    During Worship service
  • April 26 - Church Workday, 8AM-3PM
  • May 4 - Baptism
    During Worship service
  • June 1 - Baptism
    At Wissahickon Park, following Worship
  • September 12-14, 2014 - Annual Church Retreat at Camp Swatara

Adult Sunday School Hour

  • • April 13 - Choir Rehearsal, 9:45AM
    The GMC Choir is reconvening (and others are welcome to join us) to sing some Special Music during the Easter service on April 20. Rehearsals are: during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45am)
  • • April 20 - Choir Rehearsal, 9:45AM
    The GMC Choir is reconvening (and others are welcome to join us) to sing some Special Music during the Easter service on April 20. Rehearsals are: during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45am).

Featured Content

Nicodemus and the Samaritan Woman
Blog post by Amy Yoder McGloughlin
A sermon based on John 4:4-45 Last week’s sermon was about Nicodemus, the Pharisee that came to Jesus at night, trying to understand what in the world Jesus was talking about.  I talked about Nicodemus’...

Reflections on the Cross by Jay Burkholder

Last updated 3 days ago

For years I have thought about the crosses I have seen. I love the variety of creativity that emerges in interpretations of the cross. As I reflect on them, I am continually drawn to a vision of a life sized wooden cross made of trees. This year, as I have heard the different reflections on the cross, I have been compelled to make one.
Historically the crucifixion occurred two thousand years ago. In the timelessness of the symbol of the cross, the crucifixion is now. Past and future coalesce in the present. In Jesus on the cross, time is no more. Jesus is on the cross now.
I have been moved as I have created this cross. I have experienced a profound sadness and grief and I am more alive. I have lain on this cross to measure it's size. This is my cross. This is where I become real. I am Jesus, tired from lack of sleep and food. I am alone as everyone has left me. I am accused wrongly. I am ignored by apathy. I am whipped and beaten with thorns on my head.
I am Judas. I am a religious leader critical and judging Jesus. I am a Roman authority, apathetic and indifferent to Jesus. I am a disciple, running from and denying Jesus. I am the accuser, the whipper, the beater, the taunter, the teaser.
I am the cross. I am the nails. I am the sword.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? God of all, forgive them for they know not what they do. God of all, forgive me for I know not what I do. I am the forgiven. I am the forgiver. I am the forgiveness. Even as you do it to the least of these you do it to me.

Holy Week Services

Last updated 2 weeks ago
April 13--Passion Sunday Service 11am
Join us for a remembrance of Jesus’ last week, the story that moves from the high of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Sunday, to his crucifixion on Friday.  This service includes the waving of palms, communion, singing and readings from the gospel of Matthew.

April 17--Maundy Thursday meal and service of footwashing, 6:30pm at Germantown Mennonite Church
This service consists of a simple meal and includes communion and footwashing.  If you are anxious about footwashing, it’s ok--participation is voluntary.  

Please bring bread, cheese, olives, or fruit to share.  

April 18--Good Friday vigil, 4pm @ Durham Park (49th and Wyalusing)
This is an annual city-wide ecumenical service, led by Heeding God’s Call--including worship through prayer, music, scripture, and spoken word. We will remember the suffering and violence of the Christian Sacred Day in partnership with our Interfaith allies, and honor the lives lost to the gun violence of our own day.  

April 18--Good Friday Service at Germantown Mennonite Historic Meetinghouse @7pm (6119 Germantown Avenue)  
Come for a quiet service of remembrance of Jesus’ last day and moments.  

April 20--Easter Sunday
Easter Breakfast Potluck @ 9am--bring anything from juice to fruit, eggs to pastry.
Easter Egg hunt @10am--In the Johnson house backyard.  Kids, bring your Easter basket!
Easter Service of worship, baptism and communion @ 11am--From Fear to Joy

What To Expect When You Visit GMC

Last updated Jan 07, 2014

Visiting a new church for the first time can be nerve-wracking to say the least. Unless you’re already familiar with the congregation, it’s hard to know what to expect.  We here at Germantown Mennonite Church (GMC) don’t want to let that stop you from paying us a visit!  With that in mind, here’s a short list of what you might want to know before you stop by:

1) Worship is pretty casual. GMCers come in all stripes—and solids, plaids, and polka dots too! Feel free to wear whatever you’re comfortable in.

2) You’ll be greeted at the door. Our very friendly greeters will be happy to welcome you, give you a bulletin to follow along with the service and scripture readings, and even help you find a seat if you’d like.

3) We use three different hymnals during the service, and often share them from seat to seat. Usually you won’t  have to ask--one will be offered before you even have a chance to look around.

4) There will be a period during the service where guests are invited to introduce themselves. You’re more than welcome to stand up and say hello, but please don’t feel like you have to!

5) On the other hand, if you stay for coffee and snacks afterward, be prepared to introduce yourself then. Our congregation is very friendly and welcoming, and they’ll definitely want to get to know you a little better.

We would love to have you as a guest and would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact us before or after your visit. And remember, no matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here.   



Contact Us

Last updated Dec 15, 2009
Germantown Mennonite Church 
   21 West Washington Lane,
   Philadelphia, PA 19144-2601 
   (215) 843-5599

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