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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.

Come Sunday: Studying the Sunday Reading Texts of 2019 with Hal Taussig

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 2019


7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Houston Room
Focusing on four of the main New Testament books containing most of the assigned lessons read in the 2019 lectionary lessons, this study aims to provide an overview of the historical situations, spiritual settings, and theological issues of the respective New Testament books read in the 2019 liturgies. The study does not interpret the particular lectionary gospel and letter lessons, but provides larger ancient and (post)modern contexts, backgrounds, controversies, and topics in the documents themselves. The books studied are the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel of John, I Corinthians, and Hebrews. A strategy for reading each or any of these New Testament books devotionally during 2019 is laid out, and a list of additional reading on these books is provided. Led by the Rev. Hal Taussig.

Hal Taussig is a retired professor and United Methodist pastor. The most recent of his 14 published books is Re-Reading the Gospel of Mark Amidst Loss and Trauma. His mediography includes The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Daily Show, People Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, National Public Radio, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, the Bob Edwards Show on Sirius Radio, The History Channel, and the Washington Post.

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March 2019

Book sharing: The Dark Hills

Fridays, March 22 to April 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Hilary House

Scott Robinson will lead a discussion on his book, The Dark Hills. The Dark Hills is part memoir of Scott’s experience with depression, part theological reflection, and part spiritual practice manual. Sessions will examine one or two chapters from the book, using prepared discussion questions as needed, and leaving time for conversation. Each meeting will conclude with a group reading of an appropriate Psalm. The program is designed for anyone who has experienced depression, or who has a loved one who is experiencing it. Participants should have the book a week before the first session, as there will be pre-reading. The book can be purchased separately or as part of the registration.

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Opening To Spirit Through Creative Exploration

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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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Scene & Unseen: Facing Race Through Film from Trinity Institute

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Co-hosted by Episcopal Community Services (ECS) and St. Martin’s
Explore how popular film helps or hinders faith-based work in racial healing. ECS and St. Martin’s invite you to explore and discuss race in the United States through this important lens at Scene & Unseen: Facing Race Through Film, a program of Trinity Church, Wall Street’s, Trinity Institute.

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Buttercup Cottage Clean Up

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Buttercup Cottage, Emlen Street at Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Join us for a fun, easy, and productive morning clearing invasive plants out of the lovely Fairmount Park section known as Buttercup Cottage. No experience necessary. Wear sturdy shoes and warm clothing. A lunch of pizza will be served back at St. Martin’s in the Parish Hall. Questions? Call Sue MacQueen at 215.479.9730.

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April 2019

Simple Soup Dinner

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall

A simple meal of soup, salad, and bread offered preceding Compline.

Compline

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the church

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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, 2019 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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Books & Banter - Foreign Gods Inc.

Monday, April 15, 2019

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Men for Others

Saturday, April 20, 2019

This session will 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

Confirmation and Reception Classes at St. Martin’s

Wednesdays, May 1, 15, 22, and 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 1, 15, 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).

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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Benefit Concert for California Fire Relief

Saturday, May 11, 2019

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

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Men for Others

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Narcan Training

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the parish hall

Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

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

Circle Songs

Tuesday, June 4

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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, 2019

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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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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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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

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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January 2020


February 2020

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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