Five Fridays I: Two Violins, One Piano

Friday October 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm

  • Nikki Chooi (violin)
  • Timothy Chooi (violin)
  • Sejoon Park (piano)

These artists are represented by Astral Artists. Read more about them at


  • Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 3, Op. 12 in E-Flat Major for Violin & Piano
  • César Franck Sonata in A Major for Violin & Piano
  • Moritz Moszkovski Suite in G minor for Two Violins & Piano, Op. 71

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.

Tickets and Admission

Impotant Note about Parking

Due to the expected high volume of visitors to Chestnut Hill on this date due to Harry Potter weekend, you may park in the Our Mother of Consolation lot at E. Chestnut Hill and Norwood Avenues.  Thanks to OMC for this courtesy.

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Welcome The Rev. Joseph Wolyniak!

The Rev. Joseph Wolyniak, Chaplain at Princeton University will join the Staff at Saint Paul’s to assist the Rector on Sundays. He will be working quarter-time.

In his full-time work, he serves the Episcopal Church at Princeton University, Westminster Choir College, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Joe received his Doctor of Philosophy degree (DPhil) in Theology from University of Oxford (Harris Manchester College).

Dr. Wolyniak will preach, celebrate the Eucharist, work with the Adult Christian Education Committee. He has expertise in communications and social media. Prior to coming to Princeton Joe was on the staff of the Diocese of Colorado where he promoted lifelong faith formation among children, youth, and young adults.

Please help us welcome Joseph to Saint Paul’s. His wife, the Rev. Elizabeth Costello, is Associate Rector at St. Thomas’, Whitemarsh.

Together We Rise: Stewardship at Saint Paul’s, Sunday October 8

This year’s stewardship opportunity to give begins on Sunday, October 8. Our theme is “Together We Rise.” At all services we will draw from a joyous harvest festival, the Jewish service of Sukkot (pronounced sueCOAT) that begins that week on the evening of October 4 and continues for a week. In Jerusalem, some Christians as well celebrate Sukkot, an autumn festival commemorating the sheltering of the Israelites in the wilderness. No matter who we are, we are no strangers to wilderness. It is only together, giving for the common good, that we can rise to a place of promise.

The word Sukkot means booth, and the holiday is often called the Festival of Booths. In Hebrew, the word “booth” also means “protection.” We find protection, not by the might of our own hands, but from the gifts that God bestows upon us. We remember God’s providence by giving back to God. Hence our stewardship.

The worship on October 1 will be in three parts. First is the Willow Procession. Like Palm Sunday, branches are raised, reminding us of our purpose to create Christ’s peace. The second is the Water Ceremony, reminding us of our baptismal covenant to give of ourselves for one another. The third part remembers Abraham’s hospitality with our procession to the communion rail. There we share in Christ’s compassion that is super-abundant and overflows in our giving. As we leave, worship pledge cards will be given out. They symbolize our commitment to God and one another through what we can share.

Yes, together we rise.

~ Cliff

Art Afternoons

  • Art AfternoonsGrades 5-12
  • Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday
  • 4:30-6pm

Let your child explore their own unique perspective through participating in ART Afternoons.
During these fine art-centered classes, students will work on their own inspired projects with the help and instruction of artist Diana Maye. Students will have both their creative instinct and technical skills honed to allow their inner visionary to shine! Students will also have the benefit of working in a studio with a supportive community of other young artists.

For high school students interested in studying fine art in college, Diana is an important mentor who will help your child build a professional-quality portfolio for the application process.

All students will be allowed to work independently and in the medium of their choice as their skills develop.
Diana is excited to nurture your child’s uniqueness!