The Saint Paul’s Choir will lead the congregation in Evensong on February 25, 2018 at 5 p.m. The music for this Evensong will be by Tomkins and Purcell. There will be a Reception following in the Parish Hall

  • Date: February 25, 2018
  • Time: 5:00 P.M.


Annual Advent Night

Advent Activities

The youth of our parish will be helping the younger children of our parish to fill Breakfast Bags at the annual Advent Night on December 10th. 

ALL members of the parish can help our younger members with this project by contributing some of the essential products needed for the bags.  We are hoping to fill 250 bags.  The finished bags are delivered to Aid for Friends, an organization which serves isolated homebound individuals by alleviating their hunger and loneliness free of any charge.

Here are the supplies needed:

  • One gallon Ziploc storage bags
  • Small individual cereal boxes or oatmeal packets
  • Packages of crackers (cheese- or peanut butter-filled)
  • Individually wrapped granola bars
  • Raisin boxes
  • Fruit cups
  • Individually wrapped tea bags or instant coffee packets
  • Juice boxes or pouches (preferably 100% juice)

Would you like to help with preparations for Advent Night?  Go to our Sign up for Advent Night and volunteer today!

If you have any questions about this project, please contact:


Face to Face Germantown’s Turkey Trot – Nov. 23

Face to Face’s Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, on the Wissahickon. 25 years ago, James J. Maguire, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Philadelphia Insurance Companies, and his family initiated the Turkey Trot to benefit the people of Face to Face. At Face to Face, struggling families, individuals, and the homeless are welcomed and treated with dignity and respect. The goal is to meet basic human needs and to reduce suffering, thereby assisting our guests in finding a better future. What began as a family fun run has grown into a competitive five-mile race, with a one-mile fun run/walk. The Turkey Trot is now Face to Face’s largest fundraising event, enabling them to meet the critical needs of the people of Germantown. The five-mile race along the Forbidden Trail of the Wissahickon starts at 9 a.m. To register click here.

Lessons and Carols for Christmas 2017

Sunday December 17th, 2017 at 5:00 pm

A candlelight service of Nine Lessons and Carols sung by the Choristers and Adult Choir. Consisting of readings that recount the Christmas story, choral anthems, and favorite carols sung by the congregation, this service is one of Saint Paul’s most popular offerings of the year and has become a Chestnut Hill tradition.

  • Director of Music – Zach Fritsch-Hemenway
  • Guest Organist – Monica Czausz

Our Program includes:

  • Sussex Carol – arr. Philip Ledger
  • Adam Lay Ybounden – Boris Ord
  • E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come – Paul Manz
  • I Saw Three Ships – arr. Simon Preston
  • There is a Flower – John Rutter
  • Bogoroditse Dyevo – Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Sing Lullaby – Herbert Howells
  • Make We Joy Now in this Fest – William Walton
  • Huron Carol – Paul Halley
  • A Babe is Born – William Mathias

Organ Prelude

At 4:40pm there will be an organ prelude Noël Suisse, by Claude Benigne Balbastre

Early seating advised. A reception follows in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.

Five Fridays III: Flute and Piano

Friday February 2nd at 7:30pm

Annie Wu (flute) and Feng Niu (piano)

Purchase tickets for this concert. General Admission: $25, Students: $5

Sonatina – Eldin Burton
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun – Claude Debussy
Sonatine – Henri Dutilleux
Settings of Goethe’s 1st Mignon Poem – Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf
Settings of Goethe’s 2nd Mignon Poem – Franz Schubert, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Charles Tarver
Grand Fantasy on Themes from ‘Mignon’ of Ambroise Thomas – Paul Taffanel

Annie Wu  Of young flutist Annie Wu, the Mercury News said, “This artist, it seems, can do anything.” Born in 1996, Wu first received national recognition at the age of 15 as the First Prize winner of the National Flute Association’s 2011 High School Soloist Competition. The Pleasanton, California native is a winner of Astral’s 2015 National Auditions, as well as First Prize winner of the James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, and YoungArts National Competition, and a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

Wu has performed concerti with the Vienna International Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, California Symphony, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Livermore Amador Symphony, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Her repertoire choices have ranged from Mozart to contemporary German-American composer Lukas Foss. As an orchestral flutist, Wu was a Fellow at the Music Academy of the West in 2015, and is also an active substitute with the New World Symphony. Her performances with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA have taken her to venues across the globe. After winning the special prize at the 2011 National Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition for the Best Performance of a Commissioned Work – Greg Pattillo’s Three Beats for Beatbox Flute – Wu’s YouTube performance of the work has received over two million hits. Its online success has led to performances for the Boston Celebrity Series, a JIVE Company Conference in Las Vegas, and a TED TALK Conference in Vancouver.

Wu is currently a senior at Harvard University as a part of their selective five-year Dual Degree Program with the New England Conservatory of Music. Following her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Harvard, she will attend an additional year at NEC for her Masters of Music with Paula Robison.

Annie Wu is represented by Astral Artists.

Feng Niu   A native of Shenyang, China, Feng Niu began studying piano at the age of seven, and made her first public performance at the Shenyang Concert Hall just four years later. The winner of numerous competition honors, Niu was awarded First Prize from the Yamaha National Piano Competition, Second Prize from the Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition, and Third Prize from the Hong Kong Young Pianist Competition. As the First Prize winner of the Yamaha Asia Piano Scholarship, she performed the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Suzhou Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also been featured on concert series for the Shanghai International Spring Music Festival and Shanghai Conservatory.

Niu graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2008 and received her Master of music degree in Piano Performance, with honors, from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2014, where she studied with Gabriel Chodos. She currently pursues Doctoral studies at the New England conservatory with Pei-shan Lee. At New England Conservatory, she is in frequent demand as a collaborative artist working with the studio members of Paula Robison, Paul Katz, and Laurence Lesser.

Five Fridays concerts are held by candlelight in the beautiful sanctuary of Saint Paul’s, typically in the intimate setting of the labyrinth at the west end of the church. Each concert is followed by a reception to greet the artists. Contributions from our generous sponsors help to defray costs, and together with ticket revenue, allow us to pass on all net proceeds to Saint Paul’s outreach partners, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Face to Face Germantown. This is a unique opportunity to hear world-class music while supporting good work in our local community.

Go to www.fivefridays.org for a list of sponsors, and more about the Five Fridays season.
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