Wellspring at St. Martin’s

Wellspring Logo 2015Wellspring is our ministry for soul-discovery, spiritual growth, and healing. The mission of Wellspring is to provide a welcoming place for all people seeking to deepen their spiritual journeys. In an atmosphere of acceptance, Wellspring offers a sacred space for individuals and small groups to nurture their spiritual awareness through practices in the Christian tradition such as spiritual direction, contemplative prayer, and pastoral care, as well as workshops and retreats.

“and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.” - Isaiah 58:11

All are warmly welcomed. You need not be a member of St. Martin’s to participate.

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Upcoming Events

Spirituality of Aging

1st Wednesdays, Next Session April 5


3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Hilary House
Convener: Karen Rowley
All are invited to learn where God may be and how God is acting as we move in the second half of life.
No registration required.


Listening Lessons: God as Sound

Wednesday, April 5

7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Houston Room
Facilitator: Scott Robinson
Suggested donation: $15
Encounter “God as Sound” through this exploration of the inner world of Kirtan, a meditative chant form based on call and response. Scott Robinson, who writes and performs Kirtans with his band, Mandala, will lead this participative, musical evening.
Registration Required.

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Lectio in Lent

Wednesday mornings, March 8 to April 5

10:30 a.m. to noon in the Hilary House
Facilitators: The Rev. Anne Ritchings and Kay Hankinson
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. Please call Anne or Kay at 267.297.8467 with any questions.
Registration Required, attendance will be capped at 7..

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The 12-Steps: A Spiritual Journey

Wednesdays, March 8 to 29

7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Houston Room
Facilitators: Rev. Jarrett Kerbel and Jim Rowley
Book cost: $15
Although tightly associated with recovery from various addictions, the 12 Steps are an excellent guide to anyone who has learned to depend on God for deliverance and spiritual freedom.  All members and neighbors are welcome to explore 12 step spirituality with steps 4 to 7 this on Wednesday evenings this Lent.

    Step 4:  Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
    Step 5:  Admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
    Step 6:  Be entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
    Step 7:  Humbly ask God to remove our shortcomings.

As you can see, these steps are perfect for the Lenten practice of self-examination, confession, and amendment of life. Our first session will include a review of the first three steps, so please do not worry that you have missed any prerequisites. We will have copies of The Twelves Steps and The Twelve Traditions to share at the meetings and of course we encourage you to purchase a copy for your family!
Registration Required.

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Women Connecting

Saturday, April 29

9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish House
Contact: Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Topic TBA

Women Connecting is a seasonal gathering of women. Through the gifts of silent reflection and deep listening, we share and receive each other in the stories that we tell. As we listen and experience being heard, we come to a deeper knowledge of both ourselves and the community to which we belong.No registration required.
Remaining dates for 2017 are: June 3, fall TBD



Ongoing

Mindful Living

Tuesdays beginning Dec. 13


6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Houston Room
Facilitator: Deborah Cooper
Cost: $20 per class
This ongoing class consists of both silent and led meditation, a brief presentation and time for discussion. The class is built around “The Places that Scare You” by Pema Chodron. Participants will be encouraged to take some of the concepts and work with them during the week. Drop-ins welcome.

Spirituality of Aging

1st Wednesdays of the month

3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Hilary House
All are invited to learn where God may be and how God is acting as we move in the second half of life. Meets the first Wednesday of each month. February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2017.
No registration required.


Women Connecting

Meets seasonally on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Parish Hall

Contact: Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Next Session: March 4, 2017
9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish House
Women Connecting is a seasonal gathering of women. Through the gifts of silent reflection and deep listening, we share and receive each other in the stories that we tell. As we listen and experience being heard, we come to a deeper knowledge of both ourselves and the community to which we belong. No registration required.
Remaining dates for 2017 are: March 4, April 29, and June 3

General Information

Women Connecting is a gathering for women, inaugurated in Advent 2011, that occurs once during each church season. We come together around a selected theme and using readings, silent reflection, music and small group sessions, share our stories and listen fully to one another. As we listen and experience being heard, we come to a deeper understanding of both ourselves, our relationship with God, and the community to which we belong. This program offers a place to explore and be heard in a safe and confidential space. Women of all ages and from all places are welcome. The intergenerational and open nature of the group allows us to be supportive to each other in many ways. No registration is needed for this program, and childcare is available. If you plan to attend and need childcare, please let us know beforehand by contacting Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Gatherings are held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. beginning in the Parish Hall.

Morning Meditation

Weekdays 8:15 a.m. in the Mary Chapel


Spiritual Direction

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Contact Barb Ballenger at 215.247.7466 x102 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Mindfulness with Deborah Cooper

    Mindful Living

    Tuesdays beginning Dec. 13


    6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Houston Room
    Facilitator: Deborah Cooper
    Cost: $20 per class
    This ongoing class consists of both silent and led meditation, a brief presentation and time for discussion. The class is built around “The Places that Scare You” by Pema Chodron. Participants will be encouraged to take some of the concepts and work with them during the week. Drop-ins welcome.


Visit us anytime for a quiet space to pray, meditate, and reflect.

The Mary Chapel, accessible from the St. Martin’s Lane side of the church building, is open 24 hours / 7 days for your use.
No reservations are required, though please be aware of Morning Mediation on weekdays from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. and church on Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Headwaters of the Jordan River. Photo by Joan Mechlin.

Headwaters of the Jordan River. Photo by Joan Mechlin.

 

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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