Sunday mornings are the primary time for worship and formation at St. Martin’s from mid-September until Pentecost (usually late May or early June). Formation - also known as Christian Education or church school - refers to the lifelong journey of growing in faith, allowing ourselves to be formed by and in community with one another. Explore our website to see which service is right for your family and to learn about our formation offerings, as well as childcare.
(formerly called Church School)
As we prepare to begin our new calendar year of Christian Education, we are excited to share the new name for the K-12 program: “Kairos.” This word in Greek signifies God’s time, which is in contrast to chronos (chronological time). We selected the name Kairos to capture the goal of the K-12 program which is to explore and learn about God through creative activities focused on scripture, theology, and prayer. Transformation occurs in kairos moments. We are moving away from the word “school” because we believe that kids already have enough “classroom time” in their lives. We are looking forward to a new year with many of our incredible teachers returning.
We are excited to share that Ellen Doster has joined us as our new youth ministry leader. She will be focusing on programs and activities for the 6-12th graders. Ellen will lead the Sr. High Sunday morning group in addition to planning and programs for the 6-12th graders throughout the rest of the week. As a part of Ellen’s arrival, we have renamed the youth program at St. Martin’s: FUSE.
FUSE: Form. Unite. Serve. Empower. Under this new heading, this year in youth ministry we’ll be exploring what it means to be a community in the Body of Christ. From discussions and scripture study, to social events to retreats, we’ll be exploring spiritual practices, tackling hard questions, and deepening our faith together as we look for God’s path and God’s time in our lives. FUSE represents key ideas for our community exploration.
Form: What are we discovering about ourselves as a community and as individuals of faith?
Unite: How can we faithfully come together from our different backgrounds, personalities, circumstances, and identities in a model of Christian unity?
Serve: Who are we called to serve, and how are we serving Christ in them and in each other?
Empower: How will we as a community equip and encourage ourselves for doing God’s work?
Join us as we seek together!
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist
Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.
We would love to have you join us.
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.