Beyond Borders is an international nonprofit organization that offers emerging Haitian leaders the crucial tools and skills needed to mobilize their population and push for social change. As an organization that firmly believes in the God-given dignity and power of Haiti’s people, Beyond Borders designs and supports social programs that empower Haitians to end child slavery, gain access to quality education, end violence against girls and women, and develop systems that support dignified work and sustainable livelihoods.
St. Martin’s established a relationship with Beyond Borders and in 2015 began yearly support of the #SchoolsNotSlavery campaign. The funds sent each year support the Episcopal school of St. Philip and St. Jacques and the community of Chenkontan on Lagonav, Haiti. For more information, visit the Beyond Borders website: http://www.beyondborders.net/
Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118
“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” ~ Matthew 25:37-40
Christ is waiting to be encountered in the poor, the sick, and the alien. We will explore how the presence of such people are sacramental means for experiencing Christ’s presence in those persons, and the responsibilities that all of this places on each of us here and now. Includes information about the work of Beyond Borders, helping people escape poverty and end child slavery in Haiti.
The 7:30 p.m. talk will be preceded by SUPPER at St. Martin’s at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, and Compline at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. All are welcome at both SUPPER and Compline.
About Tony Campolo
Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University and a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization that he founded to create and support programs serving needy communities. More recently, Dr. Campolo has provided leadership for the progressive Christian movement, Red Letter Christians as well as, for the Campolo Center for Ministry, a program that provides support to those the church has called to full-time ministry. He has written more than 35 books and can be found blogging regularly on tonycampolo.org and redletterchristians.org. Tony and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.
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
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, in the Church.
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.