Upcoming Events

Get More Information and Register below for upcoming events at St. Martin’s! All events are listed in chronological order.


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.

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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.

Christmas Pageant

*A Kairos Cool Yule Event!*
Be part of the Christmas Pageant during the 5 pm Christmas Eve service. Our parish children and youth play all the parts of the cherished Christmas story, from sheep to angels to the Holy Family. Sign up here so we can update you on rehearsal times and other information.

Biblical Studies: The Birth Narratives

Tuesdays in December

Our Tuesday 10:30 a.m. Biblical Studies group will be reading through the birth narratives in the gospels of Matthew and Luke this Advent. New members welcome at any time.

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Making Room for the Light: A Family Advent Retreat

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*A Kairos Cool Yule Event!*
Explore a deeper family relationship with Jesus and each other in this interactive mini-retreat, which will include spiritual experiences, storytelling and sharing followed by a pizza lunch. A truly wonderful way to search for the true meaning of Christmas as we grow as families. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

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Books & Banter - The Relic Master

Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.

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Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

December 12, 2018 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.

Encountering Hope in the Hungering Dark

Part 2: Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

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Men for Others

Saturday, December 15

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Carol Sing

Sunday, December 16 at 9:15 a.m.

*A Kairos Cool Yule Event!*
Here’s your chance to sing all your favorite Christmas Carols! Bring an instrument, your voice, and/or a plate of cookies to share. Song sheets provided. Great for the whole family. No registration required. Contact Erik Meyer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215.247.7466 x104 with questions.

Pageant Rehearsal for speaking parts only

Sunday, December 16 at 12:15 p.m.


Messiah Sing Along

Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m.

*A Kairos Cool Yule Event!*
YOU are the choir! Join us in the sanctuary and we will all sing it together and have a good time. Mistakes and not-perfect voices are very welcome. Bring a copy of Messiah, if you have one. Limited copies of the score will be available, and we’ll also project it for those without scores. String players of intermediate to advanced abilities are invited to play in the orchestra. If you’re interested, please contact Erik Meyer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 215.247.7466 x104, or through our Facebook page, right away.
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Solstice Walk

Friday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

Meet in front of Valley Green Inn
Bring your own candle or lantern and join us for a meditative walk on the longest night of the year. We’ll meet on Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park in front of Valley Green Inn. Naturalist Leigh Ashbrook will help us listen for owls as we make some space in the last moments of Advent for a quiet experience of light in darkness. Sponsored by St. Martin’s Climate Action Team.

No registration necessary. For more information contact Barb Ballenger, Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 215.247.7466.

Pageant Rehearsals

Saturday, December 22

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Speaking Parts only
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Entire Cast

Pageant Dress Rehearsal

Sunday, December 23 at 12:15 p.m.


Deck the Halls

Sunday, December 23 at 12:30 p.m.

Come one, come all for a merry afternoon of decorating the church for Christmas. Bring clippers, a friend, and your coffee or tea. We’ll supply the snacks and the know-how! Contact Jane Good with questions.

Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24

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Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 25

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New Year’s Eve Interfaith Kirtan Service with Mandala

Monday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 8:30

*A Kairos Cool Yule Event!*
Suggested donation: $10
Start the New Year on a meditative note with a New Year’s Eve Kirtan Service in the parish hall. Kirtan is an ancient chant tradition with prayers sung in a call-and-response style. Songs both ancient and new are adapted from several traditions. An annual event at St. Martin’s, Scott Robinson and his band, Mandala, will lead this enchanting, participative devotion.

Epiphany Party

January 6, 2018 at 9:15 a.m.

*A Kairos Cool Yule Event!*
At 9:15 a.m. everyone is invited to celebrate the feast of the Three Kings, with festive food and activities. There will be treats in the piñatas, toys in the cake, and other games for this Latin American celebration of Little Christmas.
Then after the 10:30 worship enjoy a second round with tamales and activities with the Guatemala Companion Parish committee.

Christmas Lessons & Carols

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

A King’s College tradition, St. Martin’s style! While the rest of the world has already put away the Christmas decorations, the church continues to celebrate the Birth of Christ into January. Get your last fix of your favorite Christmas carols at this service of nine lessons and choral anthems.

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

January 9, 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.

Women Connecting

Saturday, January 12, 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)
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Books & Banter - The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Monday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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Men for Others

Saturday, January 19

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Bus Trip to National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, January 26

St. Martin’s is sponsoring a bus trip to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Cost of the trip is $78 for adults, which includes transportation, gratuity, and tickets to the museum. Families with children pay $60 per family member. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Registration deadline is Dec. 27; spaces are limited. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Barb Ballenger, associate for spiritual formation and care, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215.247.7466 x102, for information.
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God’s Country? A Jewish-Christian Text Study on “the land” in Scripture

Sundays in February: 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 West Ellet Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119
Rabbi Adam Zeff of Germantown Jewish Center and the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields invite members of our faith communities to gather around sacred texts to explore the meaning of the land of Israel in our respective traditions.  While in that land conflict rages, lines are drawn, and sides are taken, Rabbi Zeff and Reverend Kerbel intend to create a space of understanding, deep listening and dialogue where peaceful practices of conversation lay the foundation for peaceful outcomes not yet imagined.  Rabbi Zeff and Reverend Kerbel have studied scripture together for five years and share a love for textual interpretation and an abiding concern for allowing concerns to be articulated in their full complexity with disagreements noted and respected.  Texts will come from the Hebrew Bible, the Greek Testament and the Talmud. We will meet four times, every Sunday in February starting the 3rd from 1-2 p.m.

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Choral Evensong

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

The Rev. Dr. Koshy Mathews, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Phoenixville
The Rev. Dr. Koshy Mathews, was born in India and raised in the Mar Thoma tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church. After coming to the United States in the early 1970s, he received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Doctor of Ministry from Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to Phoenixville, Fr. Mathews served as interim priest at Epiphany Parish, Walpole and St. Chrysostom, Wollaston, and as associate rector at Christ Church, Needham in the Massachusetts diocese. He accepted the call to serve as rector of St. Peter’s Church Phoenixville in January 2006.
He and his wife Susan have two grown children: Ranjit, who with his wife Johanna and grandson Dhruv, in December 2017 became rector of St. James Episcopal Church in New London, CT, and Manju, a social worker, lives in Danville, CA and serves as the director of behavioral health services at Axis Community Health in the San Francisco area.

Books & Banter - One Book One Philadelphia selection

Monday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.

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Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

February 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. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, October to June. No registration required.

Show Your Love, Share Your Blood: Red Cross Blood Drive

February 14, 2019 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Men for Others

Saturday, February 16

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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

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

Monday, March 11, 2019

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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. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, October to June. No registration required.

Men for Others

Saturday, March 16

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Books & Banter - Foreign Gods Inc.

Monday, April 8, 2018

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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. 

Inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture

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

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

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Eric D. Barreto is Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary and an ordained Baptist minister. The author of Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16 (Mohr Siebeck, 2010), the co-author of Exploring the Bible (Fortress, 2016) and In Tongues of Mortals and Angels (Lexington, 2018), and editor of Reading Theologically (Fortress, 2014), he is also a regular contributor to ONScripture.org, the Huffington Post, WorkingPreacher.org, and EntertheBible.org. For more, go to ericbarreto.com and follow him on Twitter @ericbarreto.

Men for Others

Saturday, April 20

This session may not take place due to Holy Week.
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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.

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

Monday, May 13, 2018

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Men for Others

Saturday, May 18

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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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Books & Banter - Britt-Marie Was Here

Monday, June 10, 2018

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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.

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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