Services

Church of St. Martin in the Fields, where All Are Welcome!

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Program Year Sunday Worship

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist – Quiet and simple communion with no music

9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist – Vibrant and energizing communion with music led by the Parish and/or Treble Choirs and Children’s Chapel during the sermon
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum and Christian Education Hour
10:15 a.m. worship.together Holy Communion for families with young children 
- wiggles welcome!
11:15 a.m. High Choral Eucharist – Communion with music led by St. Martin’s Chancel Choir
Childcare is offered in the Undercroft (basement) of the church from 8:45 a.m. through the end of the 11:15 a.m. service.

Weekday Worship

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Morning Prayer is offered weekdays at 7:30 a.m. in the Mary Chapel.
This service includes readings from scripture, psalms, prayers and intercessions and are conducted in a quiet, contemplative way. Lasts 30 minutes.
Silent Morning Meditation follows Morning Prayer from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. weekdays, also in the Mary Chapel.
At 8:15 a.m. a chime invites us into 20 minutes of silent meditation which ends with a second sounding of a temple bell. Next, the group recites the Lord’s Prayer and time is given for open intercessions. We end with a simple “Let us bless the Lord” and the response “Thanks be to God” and handshakes and greetings all around. Read More…
Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.
Join us as we celebrate a spoken Holy Eucharist including noonday prayers and readings from scripture.
Choral Evensong with sermon is held at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sundays of the month from October to June in the Church. Childcare is available for this service.
The Anglican service of evensong dates from the 1549 Book of Common Prayer. The service is the result of the joining of two of the ancient Sarum services—Vespers and Compline—into one service by Thomas Cranmer, first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury and author of the first Prayer Book. St. Martin’s sung Evensong services include sermons by guest preachers. Get information on music, guest preachers, and listen to recordings here.

Compline is held on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the church following SUPPER at St. Martin’s.*
Compline, “A Nightcap for the Soul” is a beautiful sung, 20-minute service to close out the day.
*During Lent, Compline will be held WEEKLY on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., preceded by a either SUPPER or a simple soup dinner. 

Holy Week and Easter

April 2017

Note: Holy Week for Kids services are ideal for kids aged 0-10 years.

Palm Sunday (April 9)
Festal Eucharist with an outdoor liturgy of the palms, a grand procession, and a dramatic reading of the passion of Christ.
  8:00 a.m.    The Holy Eucharist
  9:00 a.m.    Festal Eucharist with Choir
  10:00 a.m.  *No Christian Formation nor Parish Forum*
  10:15 a.m.  worship.together Eucharist
  11:15 a.m.  Festal Eucharist with Chancel Choir

Holy Wednesday (April 12)
  6:00 p.m. SUPPER at St. Martin’s
  7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
  7:30 p.m. Compline

Maundy Thursday (April 13)
Celebrate the Last Supper with an Agape meal, ceremonial footwashing, and Eucharist.
  5:30 p.m.  Holy Week for Kids: Kid’s Maundy Thursday - wiggles welcome!
  6:00 p.m.  Agape Meal for all ages
  7:00 p.m.  Footwashing and Choral Eucharist

Good Friday (April 14)
  12:00 noon Solemn Liturgy featuring veneration of the cross and sung passion.
  5:30 p.m.  Holy Week for Kids: Kid’s Good Friday Service - wiggles welcome!
  7:00 p.m.  The Seven Last Words of Christ with spoken meditations on the passion.
    Spoken meditations will be offered by St. Martin’s parishioners and staff. The Fairmount String Quartet will play F. J. Haydn’s setting of this worship service.

Easter Eve (April 15)
  5:30 p.m.  Holy Week for Kids: Kid’s Great Vigil of Easter - wiggles welcome! 
  8:00 p.m.  The Great Vigil of Easter and Vigil party

Easter Sunday (April 16)
  8:00 a.m.    The Holy Eucharist
  9:00 a.m.    Festal Eucharist with Choir
  10:00 a.m.  Egg Hunt
  10:15 a.m.  worship.together Easter
  10:45 a.m.  Egg Hunt  
  11:15 a.m.  Festal Eucharist with Chancel Choir

Second Sunday in Easter (April 23)
  8:00 a.m.    The Holy Eucharist
  10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist with choir and Holy Baptism
  *No Christian Formation nor Parish Forum*

Summer Worship

Returns June 11, 2017

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist – Quiet and simple communion with no music
10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist – Communion with music; childcare is also available. 
Childcare is offered in the Undercroft (basement) of the church during the 10:00 service.

Save the Date: Emancipation Day Celebration

Caribbean Emancipation Statue

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Slavery Abolition Act (citation 3 & 4 Will. IV c. 73) was an 1833 Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire. The Act had its third reading in the House of Commons on 26 July 1833, three days before William Wilberforce died. It received the Royal Assent a month later, on 28 August, and came into force the following year, on 1 August 1834. Emancipation Day is celebrated in many former British colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates in observance of the emancipation of slaves of African descent. It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of servitude. The Caribbean and other former British territories typically celebrate Emancipation Day on August 1, or in that month.*

All are welcome to all services.
We would love to have you join us.



*source: Wikipedia

Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 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.

Choral Evensong with sermon is held at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sundays of the month from October to 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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