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.


April 2019

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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Bless the Riders and Luncheon on Earth Day with the Climate Action Team

Sunday, April 28 at 12:15 p.m. in the Houston Room

This May several cyclists, including our own Jess Ballenger, will carry our concerns for the climate all the way to our elected officials in Washington DC. Along the way they will speak with people of faith about our shared love for the earth. And they will raise money to support the work of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, a St. Martin’s partner. Cyclists Jess Ballenger and Rabbi Nathan Martin, along with PA IPL Executive Director Alison Cornish, will be at St. Martin’s on Earth Day, April 28, to receive a blessing at our 10:30 a.m. service. They will also be on hand to talk more about the trip and the work of PA IPL at a fundraising luncheon at 12:15 p.m. in the Houston Room. The luncheon, $10 a plate, is sponsored by St. Martin’s Climate Action Team. Questions? Contact Barb Ballenger, Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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May 2019

Confirmation and Reception Classes at St. Martin’s

Wednesdays, May 1, 15, 22, and 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Houston Room

It’s time to start thinking about adult Confirmation and Reception! Confirmation and Reception preparation classes will be on Wednesdays, May 1, 15, 22, and 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. The rites will take place on Sunday, June 2nd with Bishop Rodney Michel. Interested? Questions? Please contact Rev. Anne at 215.247.7466 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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Bible Stories in Art: Exploring Baptism

Saturday, May 4 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A family Wellspring event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! During our hour at the museum, we will see three works of art related to baptism. The stories that are illustrated will be told interactively, with the children sharing what they see and the leader weaving their observations into the story line and teaching about baptism.

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Choral Evensong

Sunday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Guest Preacher: The Rev. Mike Rau, rector of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Rockledge
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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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Solemn Communion retreat

Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to noon


Children in grades 2 to 5 are invited to explore and deepen their relationship with the sacrament of Holy Communion through an interactive retreat, Saturday, May 11, from 10 am to noon. At a church like St. Martin’s, where children receive communion from the beginning of life, it is important to nurture them in the meaning of the sacrament as they mature. The retreat will be led by the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel and Barb Ballenger. Then on Sunday, May 12, children can receive their ‘first solemn communion’ at the 10:30 a.m. worship service, when they will wear special stoles created on the retreat to indicate this solemn day. For more information contact Barb Ballenger at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Paradise Lost…and Restored: A Benefit Concert for California Fire Relief

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

St. Martin’s Climate Action Team hosts this concert to raise funds for Episcopal Relief & Development’s California fire relief fund. The tragedy of Paradise calls our attention to the increasing frequency of “natural” disasters associated with climate change, whether in California, Houston, Puerto Rico, or right here in Philadelphia.
Tickets to the concert are $20 each, purchased ahead, or $25 at the door. Door tickets will be cash or check only.

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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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Consider the Lilies of the Field: Contemplation in the Wissahickon

Saturday, May 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. (rain or shine!)

Spending time in nature is a great way to nurture the spirit. Join Wellspring at St. Martin’s on a mini-retreat in the Wissahickon Valley Park.

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Naloxone (Narcan) Overdose & Rescue Training

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

Hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

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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

Wellspring Mini-Retreat: Praying the Liturgy Aided by Works of Art

Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

We will follow the liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer. For each portion of the liturgy, participants will be guided to a work of art that will inspire engagement with the liturgical portion. Our leader, John Hougen will guide the group in responding to the works of art and prayerful meditation. This event is best for older teens and adults. Space is limited! $10 per person. (Admission and parking are free!) An optional lunch (pay your own way) as a group will follow.

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Choral Evensong

Sunday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Featuring The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed by Joel Thompson
Joel Thompson’s “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” is a setting of the last words of unarmed black men before they were shot or killed by the police.
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph, Canon for Transition at the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
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Circle Songs

Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish house

Be immersed in harmonious sound! Circle singing consists of one leader in the middle of a circle of singers loosely grouped by voice part. The leader comes up with a word, phrase, or series of sounds set to a tune - one familiar or one made up - and communicates it to a group. As that group continues singing, the leader moves to the next voice part with another set of sounds, building along the way. The result can be deeply spiritually moving. Bobby McFerrin is currently leading these sessions with the intention of building a solid group of circle singers here at St. Martin’s. Local artist Holly Phares and her group of experienced circle singing practitioners also attend to assist in the development of the group.
Please register to help us create balance within voice parts, and because space is limited.

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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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Annual Meeting

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:15 a.m.


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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Beach Vacation Fundraiser

Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the parish hall

Our Beach Vacation Party and Auction will support seven of our High School students who are traveling to Guatemala this summer to meet our ministry partners. We will feature delicious BBQ and all the sides, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and some surprises. Dress like a tourist! Tickets are $35. Adults only, please.

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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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Summer Book Club with Refugee Resettlement

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

As the parish continues to reimagine community engagement, come join us in reading the book Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It. This summer Refugee Resettlement is reading the book by Robert Lupton, who founded DC Central Kitchen (https://dccentralkitchen.org), about how to walk alongside and empower people and communities in need. In his book, Lupton asks, “Is it about the redemption of the giver, or the liberation of the receiver?” Join us as we explore this question in the context of St. Martin’s ministry in the community and beyond.  We invite you to read the book and join us for conversation on one or both of our Summer Book Club after SUPPER dates: Wed. June 26 and Wed. Aug 14.


July 2019

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

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

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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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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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Choral Evensong with the Queen’s Chaplain

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

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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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Summer Book Club with Refugee Resettlement

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

As the parish continues to reimagine community engagement, come join us in reading the book Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It. This summer Refugee Resettlement is reading the book by Robert Lupton, who founded DC Central Kitchen (https://dccentralkitchen.org), about how to walk alongside and empower people and communities in need. In his book, Lupton asks, “Is it about the redemption of the giver, or the liberation of the receiver?” Join us as we explore this question in the context of St. Martin’s ministry in the community and beyond. We invite you to read the book and join us for conversation.

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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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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March 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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