Holy Apostles and the Mediator

at Rector (half-time)
Location Philadelphia
Date Posted January 16, 2024
Category Pennsylvania (Jane Gober)
Job Type Half Time
Setting Urban
Compensation $47,650
Diocesan Compensation Info https://diopa.org/uploads/attachments/clmp9cdaryfbg8gqsz5kriuv8-cow-rb-2024-compensation-guidelines-final.pdf
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Negotiable
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 54
Average Sunday Attendance 30
Budget 160,307

Description

Liturgical style and practice

We have a dynamic mix of Eucharist Sundays celebrated by missioner clergy when available, and it is augmented by Morning Prayer on those Sundays when we have not engage a Missioner. These services are both in person and virtual.
HAM has developed lay worship leaders who share their messages of good news during our Morning Worship Sundays.
In addition to in person worship, HAM has an active online presence for weekday services. During COVID, HAM had daily COMPLINE services for 18 months for those isolated because of the virus. Also during this time, Morning Prayer convened online at 7AM. It continues daily online, even after the isolation of COVID. Once we were cleared to return to in-person worship, Compline services continue weekly on Sundays. Our Weekly Bible Study, held Wednesday evenings, are hybrid.

Strengths

Holy Apostles and The Mediator has an exemplary history of community service and diocesan participation. In addition to this history, our parishioners bring a wide variety of skills and talents that are used to God’s glory. Our goal is to continue with the tradition of service while building on our new wealth of skills and cultural diversity. We have found during this sojourn that our gift is one of hospitality and relationship building. Whether lived out person-to-person or organization-to-organization we find we show Christ as we work together.

Challenges

We are looking for someone who is conscious of the challenges of working in an urban congregation. Located in a gentrifying area of West Philadelphia, a particular sensitivity will be needed to balance the needs of longtime parishioners and the newer residents moving into the area. Though gentrifying, the area is not immune to the issues of poverty and gun violence. We are seeking someone who can withstand the burden of bearing witness to systemic inequality daily and minister to those experiencing oppression.  We have a substantial building that needs ongoing attention and has seen better days.

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Contact Information

All interested eligible clergy (Episcopal clergy) should submit their CV and OTM directly to the Canon for Transitions, Rev. Cn. Jane Gober jgober@diopa.org.

Please do not contact the congregation directly.