Upcoming Events

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

St. Martin’s Day

Sunday, November 11 at all morning worship

Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. No worship.together. Pancake brunch hosted by the Youth at 9:15 a.m.

Books & Banter - Code Girls

Monday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

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Decluttering Christmas

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Decluttering Christmas November 14

Men for Others

Saturday, November 17

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Women Connecting

Saturday, November 17

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St. Martin’s Revels

Saturday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m.

“The Revels” is a medieval celebration, often at Christmas, sometimes in the spring, and here at St. Martin’s, around the feast day of St. Martin of Tours. It will be an evening of singing and dancing and general merriment. Come and enjoy! No RSVP required.

Thanksgiving Worship

Thursday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist with music


Thursday, November 22 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Not sure where to go for Thanksgiving dinner? You are invited to Rev. Anne’s for a Friendsgiving! Come on over and bring a favorite dish with a story to share. Turkey and trifle provided. RSVP by Nov. 20th to Rev. Anne at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 509-876-1924.

Legacies: A Film Portrait of Jubilee School

Tuesday, November 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania
Join friends of Jubilee School to see the film and learn how to become more involved in supporting this remarkable school and keep its legacy alive for years to come. RSVP .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Encountering Hope in the Hungering Dark

Wednesdays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

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Advent Wreath-Making

December 2 at 9:15 a.m.

A great start to the Advent season! $15 per wreath.

Advent Dinners

Following Advent Procession, Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to a table of warm fellowship and good food after our Advent Procession Evensong on Sunday, December 2. Sign up for an Advent Dinner here as a host or as a guest. Our coordinator, Carol Sudtelgte, will be in touch with you about host and guest assignments. Host families will then be in touch to tell you what to bring for dinner. Families of all ages are welcome to Advent Dinners! If there is a desire for a younger family gathering, please step up and we will help you organize that! Let the rector know if you are willing to host a young family group at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Family Advent Event

December 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pause to savor the coming of Emmanuel in this interactive morning.

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Books & Banter - The Relic Master

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

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Carol Sing

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

Pageant Rehearsal for speaking parts only

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

Messiah Sing-Along

Wednesday, December 19 at 9:15 a.m.

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.

Books & Banter - The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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

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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.


Books & Banter - One Book One Philadelphia selection

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

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Monday, March 11, 2019
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, by Thomas Ricks (2017, 352 p.)
Recommended by Linda Walters Page.
A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism. … In a crucial moment, they responded first by seeking the facts of the matter, seeing through the lies and obfuscations, and then they acted on their beliefs. Together, to an extent not sufficiently appreciated, they kept the West’s compass set toward freedom as its due north.

Monday, April 15, 2018
Foreign Gods Inc., by Okey Ndibe (2014, 330 p.)
Recommended by Michele Belluomini, retired librarian. 
This is a wicked well-written little thriller…and a beautifully complicated character study.  After a very failed (HILARIOUSLY failed, actually) marriage and career, a man goes back to his home country (Nigeria) under the guise of visiting his sister and his ailing mother—but in reality to steal an iconic “war god” idol from his village—to sell to a high-end dealer of Africana in New York. Terrific if a bit uneven in flow.  [this review from amazon.com]

Monday, May 13, 2018
Confessions of a Pagan Nun; a novel, by Kate Horsley. (2001, 191 p.)
Recommended by Chrissa Pedersen.
When I was reading this, I was certain it was a true story! It put me in the mind and the time when Christianity was replacing paganism in the UK. Through the eyes of a once pagan woman, now nun, how women were subjugated under the new religion. And how fear was used as a tool to kill the old ways.

Monday, June 10, 2018
Britt-Marie Was Here, by Frederik Backman. (2014, 324 p.)
Recommended by Martha Repman.
Walking away from her loveless marriage and taking a job in a derelict, financially devastated town, 63-year-old Britt-Marie uses her fierce organizational skills to become a local soccer coach to a group of lost children.

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.


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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