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.

Pancakes and Trivia on Shrove Tuesday – Feb. 9

Trivia Night! Shrove Tuesday will be celebrated on February 9 with a pancake supper at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent. The term shrove comes from the word “shriven,” which means to have confessed and been absolved. Typically, this was the day when all dairy products were consumed before the Lenten fast, hence the pancakes. Join the fun with pancakes and trivia. Are YOU smarter than a five-year-old cherub? Shrove Tuesday is a truly intergenerational event where each parishioner is encouraged to sit with a younger or older church member! There will be trivia questions for all ages!