Wellspring 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.
We are pleased to announce that St. Martin’s parishioner Joanne Conway will be the new coordinator of Wellspring. She will be taking the ministry in an exciting direction, forming a ministry team that will work collaboratively to foster spiritual growth in the parish and community. Barbara Ballenger, Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care will continue to provide staff support. Read more on page 13 of St. Martin’s News - Advent
7:30-9:00 p.m. in Parish House Library
Explore the questions that accompany aging, living, and dying with dignity with a discussion of Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal Wednesdays, Jan. 24., 31, and Feb. 7. The discussions will take place from 7:30 to 9 pm. The program is sponsored by Wellspring.
Next Session: January 27, 2018
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.
9 to 10:30 a.m. in Hilary House
Facilitator: Joanne Conway
Explore the riches of a contemplative, creative life in this four-week workshop based on the book The Artist’s Rule by Christine Valters Painter. Sessions will combine prayer, reflection, shared understanding and artistic exploration. Previous artistic experience is not required.
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, October to June.
No registration required.
6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in the Houston Room
5:30 pm to 7 at Hilary House
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.
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
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.