One Book, One Parish in Lent

During Lent, Saint Paul’s will be reading the book by Barbara Brown Taylor entitled An Altar in the World. Barbara Brown Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry and was named one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University in 1996. Taylor calls this book “a field guide to spiritual practices which can lend meaning and richness to our lives.”

Lenten House Church Meetings

  • Feb. 16: Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
    Linda Boggs: 103 Brumley Court, Maple Glen, PA 19002 –
  • Feb. 23: Chapters 3-5
    Anne and Wilson Brown: 7946 Pleasant Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
  • March 1: Chapters 6-8
    Dick and Diane Kolb: 809 Stratford Avenue, Melrose Park, PA 19027
  • March 8: Chapters 9 &10
    Anne and George Reath: 7 Rose Lane, Flourtown, PA 19031
  • March 15: Chapters 11 & 12
    Charlie Head and John Faggotti: 1400 Rose Valley Way, Ambler, PA 19002

Refugee Resettlement

ROOM AT THE INN is a refugee resettlement project for Saint Paul’s to co-host a refugee family with Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS). LCFS is the authorized organization in Philly to provide resettlement services for newly arrived refugees through a contract with the U.S. Department of State. We have a core Refugee Support Team working on housing, jobs, health care, ESL training, food, school, cultural orientation, and more. We could use many more volunteers in all areas.
  • If you want to contribute money, just make a check payable to Saint Paul’s with ROOM AT THE INN in the memo line.
  • If you want to get involved or just talk about this project, call Valerie Stevens at 215 285 8233 or email  kagen4stevens1@gmail.com .

Watch a great video from the LCFS website, as seen above!

Thank You to Everyone!

Thank you to everyone for helping to make our 10 Years Celebration with Cliff & Amy a fabulous and memorable day! 10 years balloons

Ash Wednesday Worship Begins Lent – Feb. 10 

Ash Wednesday Services will be held on February 10 at 7 a.m., noon and 7:30 p.m. Administration of ashes (made from palms blessed on Palm Sunday) will be offered to those who wish. They are a sign of our mortality and humanness in which God’s blessing, peace, and grace are made perfect. Ash Wednesday and Lent prepare our hearts for Easter. The one is as necessary as the other. Come and begin a most holy season on February 10 with a spoken service at 7 a.m., a noon service with hymns, or the 7:30 p.m. service with hymns and choir.

Ashes on the Way – Feb. 10

Emmanuel, our Assistant Rector, and Rob, our Deacon, will be at the Chestnut Hill East train station for the morning commute on Ash Wednesday. Commuters who wish may receive ashes on the way. Saint Paul’s Church began its existence right there in an upper room of the Chestnut Hill East Train Station in 1855 for the purpose of building a Christian community. Now at 22 East Chestnut Hill Avenue, we are happy to return home to our beginning to offer Ashes on the Way as a sign of our mortality and penitence and God’s gracious gift of everlasting life.