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.


May 2019

Confirmation and Reception Classes at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, May 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 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).

Ascension Day worship, Thursday, May 30 at 7:15 p.m. All are Welcome. Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Episcopal 8000 St. Martin's Lane, 19118

Ascension Day worship

Thursday, May 30 at 7:15 p.m.

All are welcome to this Choral Eucharist service to celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord. The Rev. Becca Ehrlich will preach.


June 2019

light brown background. In black text at top right: Experience how great art speaks to your faith. Followed by in ivory below, Praying the Liturgy aided by works of art. Then two images placed side by side - one is of an open prayer book with a yellow-orange ribbon marking the pages. The second image is the painting, Saint Mary Magdalene Preaching, Master of the Magdalene Legend, c. 1500-1520,  Phil. Mus. of Art, John G. Johnson Coll., 1917.

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.

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Two hands raised up, light by reds and blues. First Sundays at Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Episcopal. Choral Evensong at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 featuring the Philadelphia Premiere of

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.

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Circlesongs

Tuesday, June 4 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the parish house

A fun, invigorating, and uplifting time of musical and spiritual exploration through the co-creation of spontaneous musical moments. Circlesongs is led by the master of spontaneous inventions through the engagement of the human voice and heart, Bobby McFerrin!
Bobby first developed Circlesongs as a solo a cappella performer, when he needed other voices to help manifest his musical ideas. He gave the audience parts to sing, layering harmonies and rhythms, using call and response, conducting and composing his spontaneous inventions. During his years of worldwide touring, evolving along with his groups Voicestra and Gimme5, his Circlesongs celebrated every kind of music, like Americana or classical, R&B, gospel, folk songs, pop, rock, beatboxing, and more—combined with any sound he ever heard or imagined.
*Please wear comfortable clothing. We encourage all to bring their own bottle of water, which you will need to stay hydrated throughout the evening.
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The Ordination of Barbara Ballenger and Laura Palmer

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Philadelphia Cathedral

Worship and celebrate with us at the ordinations of Barb and Laura into the transitional diaconate, the next step on their way to full ordination to the priesthood. No RSVP is required, but parking at the Cathedral may be limited. Public transportation and carpooling is encouraged. All ages are welcome.

Annual Meeting

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

2019 nominees!
Click here to download and read their bios
2019 Vestry Nominees photos: Justina Barrett, Harry Gould, Barbara Thomson Previdi, Paula Siry, Anne Harrower (Youth Delegate)
2019 Delegates to Diocesan Convention photos: Carolyn Green, Victoria Sicks, Nokomis Wood

Ordination Celebration

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

Come celebrate the ordinations of Barb Ballenger and Laura Palmer to the Transitional Diaconate!
On June 9, after the 10:30 service, we will be celebrating Barb and Laura’s wonderful accomplishments with a potluck party. If you are coming, please bring something to share. Carol Seving has offered to make a ham and Leni Windle will be making a turkey. We will need hors d’oeuvres, salads and other side dishes, and desserts. St. Martin’s will provide tableware and a cake. Leni would appreciate any ideas or help you might want to offer. She would especially appreciate an email or a phone call to let her know what you might bring. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 610.453.8352. Thank you!

Books & Banter - Britt-Marie Was Here

Monday, June 10, 2019

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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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Women Connecting

Saturday, June 15, 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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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

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

September 11, 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, 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

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

October 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.

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

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

November 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.

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

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

December 11, 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, 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

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

January 8, 2020 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, January 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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February 2020

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

February 12, 2020 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, February 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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March 2020

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

March 11, 2020 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, March 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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April 2020

Spirituality of Aging

2nd Wednesdays of the month

April 8, 2020 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 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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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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