Biblical Studies

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.

The Gospels

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Houston Room 
This group started reading the Gospels in early January and expects to remain in them for a while. 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 continues to lead this group.
Facilitators: Carol Duncan (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and Cathy Glazer (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))


Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Houston Room
We’re about to start a new book, Ecclesiastes, which makes Lent a good time to join. 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. We pick which book(s) of the Bible to read by group consensus. 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 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

The Gospels

Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Hilary House
The Thursday group has read every book in the New Testament! We’re now returning to the Gospels. David Contasta and Pat Silva lead this group. New participants are welcome at any time.
Facilitator: David Contosta (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Pat Silva (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Other Bible Study Opportunities

Lectio in Lent

Wednesdays, Feb. 21 to March 28, 2018

10:30 am to noon in the Hilary House
Presenters: Anne Ritchings and Kay Hankinson
Fee: Free
Explore this ancient way of praying with scripture in a group setting during Lent. We will use the gospel readings for Sundays as the basis for reflection and prayer. Each session will end so that participants may attend the 12:15 Eucharist in the Mary Chapel if they wish. Pre-registration is necessary; attendance will be capped at 7. Please call Anne or Kay at 267-297-8467 with any questions.


The Passion Gospels

Tuesdays, March 6-27, 2018

6:30 am to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish House workroom
This Lent, please join the group for four sessions to read and discuss “The Passion” from the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke in a parallel format. There is no homework. Come when you can. Just come or email Cathy Glazer if you have any questions: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Good Book Club

Gospel of Luke in Lent, Acts of the Apostles in Easter

Online - Daily Readings
The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11 and read a section of Luke’s Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The entire season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts. Already, individuals, congregations, and organizations are committed to being a part of the Good Book Club, and we hope you’ll join the journey too!

The Good Book Club website ( lists the daily readings, as well as available resources to support people as they read the scriptures. St. Martin’s has the daily reading list and extra copies of Forward Day by Day booklets available in the Parish House lobby, for a suggested donation of $1, as one of the recommended resources to accompany the journey through Luke.
Resources also will be available in Spanish at

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.

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, 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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