Parking for Worship

Parking is available all around the church building. Main doors located on both the north east and south west sides of the building for those who wish to park near the Main entrance.  Entrances from these parking areas lead into the foyer of the hall way and the church of St. Philopater.


What are worship services like

Wor•ship 1. reverence or devotion for a deity; religious homage or veneration   2. extreme devotion or intense love or admiration of any kind.

Intense love and admiration! Extreme devotion! That’s how we describe worship at St. Philopater Church. We gather together each week to worship God as a family and to express to Him our love, our thanks, and our devotion. Come be our guest as we worship the Lord together!

Our worship services blend the comfort and familiarity of traditional worship with the excitement of a contemporary worship service through both instrumental and vocal Hymns.   Members of St. Philopater Church also worship by participating in hymns, and through prayer and Bible study, which is led by Fr. Youhanna.

Special visual enhancments

The hymns and the Mass prayers are displayed on the overhead screen to help everyone to foucs on the prayers and follow the Mass.

Sermon download

Some of Fr. Youhanna sermons and bible study audios are available here on the website in the resources section.

What do I Need to Bring?

During our Bible study, many members and guests find that it’s easier and more fulfilling to participate in Bible study when they have their own copy of the Bible with them during worship so that they can underline or highlight particular verses for later study. During worship key Bible verses will be displayed on the overhead screens for those who do not have a Bible with them and for those who carry a different translation.


What do I wear?

No matter what your personal style, you’ll be comfortable at St. Philopater Church. If you prefer dressy, business, or casual attire, chances are there will be others dressed much like you no matter when you visit. Sure, Sunday mornings are a time when many prefer to dress up a bit, but even if jeans are more your style, you’ll be right at home with us. Naturally, Wednesday morning and Friday evenings are slightly more casual than Sunday morning, but dress up for these if you prefer.

Use your own judgment about how dressed up your child is while at church.

Our Middle and High School students usually dress casually on Sunday and Friday evenings.

What else Happens on Sunday?

St. Philopater Church is an active church, offering Sunday school classes, activities and events. The activities and worship opportunities that are available to you every Sunday are designed to help you get plugged in to a place where you feel you belong.

From Connection Groups (Sunday School) to our Youth meeting and Aghaby Meal, there is a full menu of learning, worship, and fellowship activities and we know that you will find more than one opportunity to learn and grow with us each Sunday.

Visit our worship page to learn more about current Sunday activities.

Visit Thursday event for access to Bible Study material.


All families gather after Sunday service to have great social and spritiual time while having a nice brunch.

Tasbeha learning (Ebsalmody)

Every one is welcome to learn the Tasbeha after the Aghapy meal. For 15 – 30 minutes you spend spritual time learning and singing the great hymns of Tasbeha. The handouts are written in English – Coptic languages.

Can I meet the Pastor?

Fr, Youhanna would love to meet you!  Fr. Youhanna and Tasony Mona, are available at the church after worship every Sunday morning to personally greet our guests and they ask that you take a moment to stop and say hello.

If you would like a more in-depth visit with the Fr. Youhanna, please call Fr. Yohanna to set up a time for a personal visit or phone call.

You can also send Fr, Youhanna an email and let him know the subject and how can he reach you.