Upcoming Events

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Ongoing

Sermon Reflections - Ongoing

Weekly on Sundays from 12:15 p.m. in the Houston Room

Have you ever wished you could talk with someone about one of the powerful sermons we experience at St. Martin’s? Were you touched by something that left you hungering for more? Wellspring’s Sermon Reflections, facilitated conversation about the Sunday sermon, are held in the Houston Room at 12:15 pm following the 10:30 worship service and community hour. For more information contact Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Barb Ballenger at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 215.247.7466. No registration required.

Connect 8s

First Sundays of the month January-March at 6:30 p.m.

Beginning January 6, we are launching our annual season of St. Martin’s Connect 8s Dinners. We hope to continue the wonderful fellowship started on the first Sunday in Advent with our Advent dinners. Connect 8s is a way for community members to get to know one another socially through a rotating pot-luck dinner. Hosts will also rotate. You can choose not to host if you need to.
We ask those who are interested to commit to three Sunday dinners: the first Sunday of each month (to follow Evensong, although attendance at Evensong is not required), in January, February, and March. This will take us from Christmas to Lent. Sign up as a single person, a couple, or two single people who want to pair up for each meal. If you cannot commit to all three dinners (January 6, February 3, and March 3), you can sign up as and ALTERNATE so that we can call you if there is an opening in the schedule.
If you have any questions, please call or email Carol Sudtelgte at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215.242.9712.


February 2019


Jr. High Lock-In:

Junior High Lock-In: A Wrinkle In Time

6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 through 9 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 23

Youth in grades 5 to 8 are invited to journey through A Wrinkle in Time at St. Martin’s Junior High Lock-In, from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 through 9 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 23 at St. Martin’s. The overnight will include the 2018 movie, A Wrinkle in Time, games, and activities. Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, and plenty of snacks are also included. Participants will also get a free copy of the book by Madeleine L’Engle, who was an ardent Episcopalian. A Wrinkle in Time is an allegory of the Gospel story. The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel and parishioner Stephanie McNeil will facilitate the program. Participants are welcome to bring a friend (registration required).

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For more information contact:

    Barb Ballenger, Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 215.247.7466 x102.
    Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, Rector, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 215.247.7466 x101.
    Stephanie McNeil, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

Our 7th Birthday Celebration! Learn more

Compline

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Welcome Class for Curious Newcomers

Wednesday, February 27 from at 7:30-9 p.m. in the Houston Room

Everyone who is exploring St. Martin’s as a community of faith for themselves and their family is welcome to this brief introduction to the Episcopal Church, and St. Martin’s in particular. Where did we come from? What do we believe? How do we pray? What are the character and commitments of this church community? All questions welcome!

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March 2019

Voices at Play Concert

Friday, March 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Krys Cooper, Alyson Harvey, and Erik Meyer are Voices at Play! This concert by the staff musicians of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields will include music from many time periods and traditions, and will celebrate the music of the Mass. This is not a church service, but instead explores settings of the Mass in a variety of styles: Bach, Vivaldi, Faure, spirituals, medieval through modern.

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Mental Health First Aid Training Day

Saturday, March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FREE, thanks to the City of Philadelphia! | BYO lunch
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care. Register by February 20.

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Choral Evensong

March 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

The Rev. Samuel Kirabi Ndung’u, associate rector of The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, in Overbrook

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

March 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by St. Martin’s youth


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Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019

Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes at 7:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Or stop by for imposition of ashes all day.

Women Connecting

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the parish hall

Contact: Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Lenten Gathering: Seeking a Clean Heart
The season of Lent and early spring invites cleansing, contemplation, and renewal. Gather with women to explore what it means to seek a clean heart.
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Cathedral Choir School of Delaware Returns!

Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. worship

The Choir School of Delaware, Arreon Harley-Emerson, director, will sing the 10:30 a.m. service at St. Martin’s. From Wilmington, this award-winning choir brings people of all ages and backgrounds together for the sole purpose of singing.

Books & Banter - Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Monday, March 11, 2019

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Women’s Lectio in Lent

Wednesdays, March 13 through April 17 from 10:45 a.m. to noon

Explore this ancient way of praying with scripture in a group setting. The gospel readings for Sundays will be the basis for reflection and prayer. Each session will end so that participants may attend the 12:10 pm Eucharist in the Mary Chapel if they wish. Pre-registration is necessary; attendance will be capped at 7 women. Please call Rev. Anne Ritchings or Kay Hankinson at 267-297-8467 with any questions.

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Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

March 13, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Hilary House

All are invited to learn where God may be and how God is acting as we move in the second half of life. This monthly drop-in group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, October to June. No registration required.

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Studying the Primary Lectionary Texts of 2019

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 2019


7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Houston Room
Focusing on four of the main New Testament books containing most of the assigned lessons read in the 2019 lectionary lessons, this study aims to provide an overview of the historical situations, spiritual settings, and theological issues of the respective New Testament books read in the 2019 liturgies. The study does not interpret the particular lectionary gospel and letter lessons, but provides larger ancient and (post)modern contexts, backgrounds, controversies, and topics in the documents themselves. The books studied are the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel of John, I Corinthians, and Hebrews. A strategy for reading each or any of these New Testament books devotionally during 2019 is laid out, and a list of additional reading on these books is provided. Led by the Rev. Hal Taussig.

Hal Taussig is a retired professor and United Methodist pastor. The most recent of his 14 published books is Re-Reading the Gospel of Mark Amidst Loss and Trauma. His mediography includes The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Daily Show, People Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, National Public Radio, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, the Bob Edwards Show on Sirius Radio, The History Channel, and the Washington Post.

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Annual Retreat to Holy Cross Monastery. March 15-17. Please register by Feb. 10.

Retreat to Holy Cross Monastery: Let the Silence Teach You

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Our annual mostly-silent retreat to Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY will be March 15-17, 2019, Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Our Deacon, the Rev. Carol Duncan, and the Rev. Susan Cole invite parishioners to join them for a Lenten meditative adventure. Come enjoy some Lenten quiet, rest, and reflection along the banks of the Hudson River. Find renewal in the soothing daily cycle of Benedictine Prayer in the lovely chapel. Sit, read, rest, reflect in the lovely spaces of the monastery. Schedule time with a Brother of the order for spiritual direction or a conversation with Carol or Susan. The full price is $215 per person. Registration and $50 deposit are due by February 10. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Rev. Anne Thatcher at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215.247.7465 x105.

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Men for Others

Cancelled: Saturday, March 16

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Simple Soup Dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

A simple meal of soup, salad, and bread offered preceding Compline.

Compline

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Book sharing: The Dark Hills

Fridays, March 22 to April 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Hilary House

Scott Robinson will lead a discussion on his book, The Dark Hills. The Dark Hills is part memoir of Scott’s experience with depression, part theological reflection, and part spiritual practice manual. Sessions will examine one or two chapters from the book, using prepared discussion questions as needed, and leaving time for conversation. Each meeting will conclude with a group reading of an appropriate Psalm. The program is designed for anyone who has experienced depression, or who has a loved one who is experiencing it. Participants should have the book a week before the first session, as there will be pre-reading. The book can be purchased separately or as part of the registration.

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Nurturing Mercy and Forgiveness through Creative Practice

Saturdays, March 23 to April 13 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Hilary House

Explore the Lenten call to mercy and forgiveness through a variety of artistic activities in this four-week program.
Using the works of Christine Valters Paintner and others, each session will combine prayer, reflection, shared understanding, and artistic exploration. One need not be an artist to participate. A willingness to explore and be open to new ways of expression are all that is required! Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend all four sessions to gain the full value of the experience. Paintner’s book The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom, will be used throughout the sessions. It can be purchased separately or as part of registration.

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Scene & Unseen: Facing Race Through Film from Trinity Institute

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Co-hosted by Episcopal Community Services (ECS) and St. Martin’s
View and discuss video from Trinity Wall Street on race relations in the U.S.

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Buttercup Cottage Clean Up

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Buttercup Cottage, Emlen Street at Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Join us for a fun, easy, and productive morning clearing invasive plants out of the lovely Fairmount Park section known as Buttercup Cottage. No experience necessary. Wear sturdy shoes and warm clothing. A lunch of pizza will be served back at St. Martin’s in the Parish Hall. Questions? Call Sue MacQueen at 215.479.9730.

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April 2019

Simple Soup Dinner

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

A simple meal of soup, salad, and bread offered preceding Compline.

Compline

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Books & Banter - Foreign Gods Inc.

Monday, April 8, 2019

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Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

April 10, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Hilary House

All are invited to learn where God may be and how God is acting as we move in the second half of life. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, October to June. No registration required. 

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture

“Why Read the Bible?” with The Rev. Eric Barreto

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

The inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture remembers her lifetime dedication to making the Word of God accessible to “the people in the pews”. The inaugural lecture will answer the question, “Why Read the Bible” and will feature Biblical Scholar and Princeton Theological Seminary Professor, the Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto. Reception to follow.

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Men for Others

Saturday, April 20, 2019

This session may not take place due to Holy Week.
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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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May 2019

Women Connecting

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Parish Hall

Contact: Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

May 8, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Hilary House

All are invited to learn where God may be and how God is acting as we move in the second half of life. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, October to June. No registration required.

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Books & Banter - Confessions of a Pagan Nun; a novel

Monday, May 13, 2019

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Men for Others

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Narcan Training

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the parish hall

Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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June 2019

Women Connecting

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Parish Hall

Contact: Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Books & Banter - Britt-Marie Was Here

Monday, June 10, 2019

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Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

June 12, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Hilary House

All are invited to learn where God may be and how God is acting as we move in the second half of life. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, October to June. No registration required.

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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July 2019

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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August 2019


Summer at St. Martin's - Vacation Bible School and Choir Camp

Vacation Bible School

Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2019

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Choir Camp

Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23, 2019

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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September 2019

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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October 2019

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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November 2019

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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December 2019

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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January 2020

Regular Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.

Location

This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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