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.

Connect 8s

First Sundays of the month January-March at 6:30 p.m.

Beginning January 6, we are launching our annual season of St. Martin’s Connect 8s Dinners. We hope to continue the wonderful fellowship started on the first Sunday in Advent with our Advent dinners. Connect 8s is a way for community members to get to know one another socially through a rotating pot-luck dinner. Hosts will also rotate. You can choose not to host if you need to.
We ask those who are interested to commit to three Sunday dinners: the first Sunday of each month (to follow Evensong, although attendance at Evensong is not required), in January, February, and March. This will take us from Christmas to Lent. Sign up as a single person, a couple, or two single people who want to pair up for each meal. If you cannot commit to all three dinners (January 6, February 3, and March 3), you can sign up as and ALTERNATE so that we can call you if there is an opening in the schedule.
If you have any questions, please call or email Carol Sudtelgte at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215.242.9712.


January 2019

Men for Others

CANCELLED: Saturday, January 19

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MLK Weekend Opportunities

Saturday, January 19

    7:00 p.m. - Annual MLK weekend conference featuring guest preacher David Billings
    First United Methodist Church of Germantown
    Author of Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in the United States History and Life. David Billings is an anti-racist trainer and organizer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a New Orleans based group led by people of color and the premier anti-racism training group in the country. A former Methodist minister, he has spent 40 years working for racial justice. Learn more and get updates here.


Monday, January 21- MLK Day of Action

Partnering with POWER Philadelphia

We encourage you to choose one or all of these events to attend.

    9 a.m. - Sermon by the Rev. Greg Holston
    Germantown Unitarian Society, 6511 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia
    This is a non-denominational worship service focusing on Rev. Dr. King’s life and accomplishments led by the Rev. Kent Matthies with preaching by the Rev. Greg Holston, Executive Director of POWER. The service will be held at Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive. The parking lot GPS address is 359 W Johnson Street Coffee and bagels will be served beginning at 8:00. They expect a crowd, so get there early to get a seat.
    11:30 a.m. - Raise the Wage rally
    Outside of McDonald’s located at 29 E. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Last year a rally was held in front of CVS on MLK Day. This was one of the actions that led CVS to increase wages to $11 an hour in April 2018. St. Martin’s Deacon, Carol Duncan is particularly interested in this action. Fast food workers are often vulnerable to poor working conditions. Their hard work is often unrecognized and little rewarded. The rally is organized by Economic Dignity team of POWER with Sen. Art Haywood and Rev. Kent Matthies. It’s really POWER’s Northwest community’s MLK Day expression. You will hear that PA has the lowest possible minimum wage, and that ALL surrounding states have a higher wage. This is an action to respect the dignity of the workers and show them their neighbors support their efforts to improve their lives.Learn more, get updates, and share.
    1:00 p.m. - MLK Day Teach-In & Rally rally
    Bible Way Baptist Church, 1323 N. 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA
    This is the main POWER event of the day, the People’s Platform event. Attenders will contribute to an electoral platform that will build a better Philadelphia and hold our elected officials accountable. Get directions. Learn more, get updates, and share.


SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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

Saturday, January 26 - Registration Full. Wait List open.

To be added to the wait list, please contact Barb Ballenger, associate for spiritual formation and care, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215.247.7466 x102.
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. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 8:00 p.m. Cost of the trip, which includes transportation, gratuity, and tickets to the museum is $78 per adult. Families with children under age 12 pay $60 per family member. Financial assistance is available. 


February 2019

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.

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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

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

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. Winter months are low supply months! Please sign up to give today!

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Men for Others

Saturday, February 16

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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March 2019

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.

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Retreat to Holy Cross Monastery: Let the Silence Teach You

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Our annual mostly-silent retreat to Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY will be March 15-17, 2019, Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Come enjoy some Lenten quiet, rest, and reflection along the banks of the Hudson River. Find renewal in the soothing daily cycle of Benedictine Prayer in the lovely chapel. Sit, read, rest, reflect in the lovely spaces of the monastery. Schedule time with a Brother of the order for Spiritual Direction or a conversation with our clergy. Did we mention that the food is fabulous?! The full price is $215 per person. Registration and $50 deposit are due by February 3. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Rev. Anne Thatcher at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215.247.7465 x105.

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Men for Others

Cancelled: Saturday, March 16

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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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April 2019

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. 

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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Inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture

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

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

The inaugural Helen White Memorial Lecture remembers her lifetime dedication to making the Word of God accessible to “the people in the pews”. The inaugural lecture will answer the question, “Why Read the Bible” and will feature Biblical Scholar and Princeton Theological Seminary Professor, the Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto. Reception to follow.

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Men for Others

Saturday, April 20

This session may not take place due to Holy Week.
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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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May 2019

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.

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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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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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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June 2019

Women Connecting

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Parish Hall

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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.

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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SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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July 2019

SUPPER at St. Martin’s

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

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Compline

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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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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Compline

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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August 2019

Vacation Bible School

Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2019

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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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Compline

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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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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Compline

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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September 2019

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

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

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

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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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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