Lent and Easter


Shrove Tuesday, March 5

6:00 p.m. Pancake dinner hosted by St. Martin’s Youth

A thumb covered in dark black ashes is making the sign of the cross on the forehead of another person.

Ash Wednesday, March 6

Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

7:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
12:15 p.m. - Holy Eucharist with music
7:00 p.m. - Choral Eucharist

Ashes all day

Ashes on the go available all day. Please stop in to the Parish House.

Wednesdays in Lent: A Meal and Compline

6:00 p.m. - Beginning of meal
7:00 p.m. - Compline in the sanctuary
7:30 p.m. - Other programming begins (see StMartinEC.org/events)

    March 20 - Soup dinner
    April 3 - Soup dinner

Easter Flower Dedications & Donations

Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Please send your Easter flower memorial and thanksgiving dedications to Connie Haggard by April 11, 2019. Please write your names clearly for Connie on enclosed paper, type the memorial/thanksgiving in the memo line of the online gift, or email Connie at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your names. Payment will be accepted by check, cash, or online here. If you have giving envelopes, you’ll note the “offering for flowers” envelope in your box.

Lenten Choral Evensong

April 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Our regular First Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

    The Rev. Bonnie McCrickard, Rector of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Roxborough.Guest Preacher: The Rev. Bonnie McCrickard, rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Roxborough The Rev. Bonnie Mixon McCrickard is the 14th Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Roxborough. Rev. McCrickard worked more than 15 years as a licensed social worker managing multiple state and federally funded programs in the nonprofit and healthcare sectors before entering ordained ministry. She holds bachelor’s degrees from Trinity University and Belmont University, a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. Currently, Rev. McCrickard is completing doctoral study at Drew University. Prior to accepting the call to St. Timothy’s parish, she served as Associate Rector of the Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Ala. Learn more

Holy Week 2019

Palm Sunday, April 14

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together Holy Eucharist for preschool families
10:30 a.m. Festal Eucharist with palm procession

Holy Wednesday, April 17

7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Maundy Thursday, April 18

6:00 p.m. - Agape liturgy and meal (please arrive on time for the liturgy)
7:00 p.m. - Choral Eucharist with foot washing
9:00 p.m. - Vigil in the Chapel of Repose - sign up for an hour

    Thursday, April 18 following Eucharist to noon Friday, April 19, 2019 Jesus said, “Could you not wait with me one hour?” Come and wait with Jesus - represented by the remaining consecrated bread and wine - in our Mary Chapel between the end of the Maundy Thursday service and the Good Friday noon service. Please help us fill the whole time.

Good Friday, April 19

12:00 p.m. - Good Friday liturgy with veneration of the cross
7:00 p.m. - The Seven Last Words of Christ; music and spoken reflections

    Good Friday Offering for Jerusalem As Jerusalem draws Christians together from around the world, the Good Friday Offering is an opportunity to bring The Episcopal Church together with a singular focus. The Good Friday Offering brings The Episcopal Church together across all of our cultures, languages, and ethnic diversity – from domestic and overseas dioceses, North and South and Central America, the Caribbean, Taiwan, and our parishes in Europe – to focus our prayers and our tangible support to further the Jesus Movement through the parishes and institutions of healing and education throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Funds are used to promote peace and mutual understanding through pastoral care, health care, and educational programs throughout the region. Please make checks out to St. Martin’s with “Good Friday Offering” in the memo line, or click here to donate online. To learn more about the Episcopal Church’s work in the Middle East, please visit www.episcopalchurch.org/goodfridayoffering
    Jesus said, “Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.” (John 12:35)
Easter at St. Martin's

Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil, April 20

8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter, Choral Eucharist followed by the Vigil Party

    Easter Vigil Party After a long forty days of Lent, it’s time to celebrate the coming of Easter! We need folks to sign up to bring delicious treats for the party following the Easter Vigil service on Saturday, April 20. Please help us prepare a festive evening! Please sign up here. Contact Ann Hozack at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Easter Sunday, April 21

Please note that our Easter Sunday schedule is different than our regular Sunday morning worship schedule.
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music*
10:15 a.m. worship.together Holy Eucharist for preschool families*
11:15 a.m. Festal Eucharist
*Egg hunts follow the 9:00 and 10:15 worship services.

    Easter Egg Donation We’re looking for plastic, candy-filled eggs (NO hardboiled!) for our annual Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Sunday, April 21st! We’ll have TWO Easter Egg Hunts at 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., so we’ll need lots of eggs. Please contact Barb Ballenger at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information. Sign up here.

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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