Biblical Studies

Ongoing Reading and Discussing Scripture in Small, Lay-Led Groups

St. Martin’s continues its long history of biblical studies by offering several opportunities to meet weekly with a group to read the scriptures together. New participants are welcome at any time. All reading and discussion is contained within the sessions, and by design there is no homework. Come and go as you need to.

Bringing the Word to life through thoughtful conversation provides unlimited possibilities for discovery.

Synoptic Gospels followed by the Gospel of John

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Houston Room
New members can join at any time - discussions are self contained and it does not matter if you haven’t followed along to this point. Cathy Glazer leads this group.
Facilitator: Cathy Glazer (215.901.5432 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

The Book of Acts

Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Church
New members welcome at any time.
Facilitator: Rev. Christina Nord (610.416.4487 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))


Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Houston Room
We’re small and informal, and you can come once or as often as you’re inclined. We tend to use the passage we’re reading as a springboard for reflection on both its significance when written and its meaning in our lives and the world around us. No previous experience with a Bible study group is necessary, and there is no “homework” between meetings. New members welcome at any time. Coffee and tea are available!
Facilitator: Charlie Day (215.438.7479 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

The Gospel of John

Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Hilary House
New participants are welcome at any time.
Facilitator: Pat Silva (610.284.2109 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Other Bible Study Opportunities

Sunday Scripture Bible Study with the Rector

7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Houston Room
Go deeper into the scripture readings for the coming Sunday! The rector will lead an occasional lectionary scripture study after SUPPER and Compline from time to time. The first attempt was Wednesday, January 23. Next opportunity TBA. No need to sign up, just drop in.

Come Sunday: Studying the Sunday Reading Texts of 2019

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.


The Word is Very Near You

A Weekly Lenten Podcast with the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, and 10, 2019
For each week of Lent we will listen for the Good News in the gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday. Each podcast includes a reading of the Gospel lesson and Rev. Kerbel’s reflections. Join Rev. Kerbel as you explore how God is loving God’s people into freedom through the word this week.

Learn more and sign up

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.

View Larger Map