I’m the first and second grader here.

Al Good

Al Good has been teaching first and second graders in St. Martin’s Church School for the last two years. He laughs when he realizes that most of the time he’s just a step or two ahead of the kids he teaches.

Probably one of the reasons that I took this job to be a Sunday School [teacher] was so I could understand exactly what I … what some of these things meant in the Bible that we were learning about when I go to church every Sunday. So, basically, one of the reasons you could say that I chose to become a Sunday School teacher, [was] so that I could learn. A little of that and also because I do enjoy teaching children, I thought it was a great way for me to help little kids understand it in their own little world.

A lot of it is very simplistic because I’m the first and second grader here. I’m kind of teaching myself in addition to being able to teach these little guys. And it’s very, it’s very fun teaching little children, you know, because they’re so green, they’re so green and they don’t know … they know more than you think, but it’s nice to be able to give them some groundwork that’ll help them understand exactly why we are who we are. And that’s satisfying to me.

I feel like this is a great way for me to give back to my church community. Before it was just singing in the choir and coming to church and giving them a few bucks every week. This is a little bit more and I like that.

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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