On Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm, in the Parish Hall, two local women (Holly Jobe and Diana Muir) will share a multi-media presentation on their experiences while walking the 500-mile pilgrimage in northwestern Spain. Known also as “The Way of St. James,” spiritual pilgrims have been making this journey for over 1,000 years. This presentation is sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Mysticism. There is no cost for the program and everyone is invited.
This Sunday, September 21, the fall series of Faith Forums begins. Held every week from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Dixon House library, Rector Cliff Cutler or an invited speaker will explore a variety of topics. On 9/21, Cutler and Clark Groome, our parish archivist, will revisit the vital role our parish has played in the life of the Chestnut Hill community from 1856 forward with ‘The History of St. Paul’s’
The September edition of ‘Tidings’, Saint Paul’s monthly newsletter, is available online here.
The latest edition of ‘Tidings’, Saint Paul’s monthly newsletter, is available online here.
The tradition of Saint Paul’s Sunday breakfasts continues this Sunday, September 14th at 8:30 a.m. with the Saint Monica team serving up french toast. A full breakfast calendar has been posted on the Saint Paul’s website, along with a breakfast team schedule. Bon appetit!
Women’s lives are differently busy. Saint Paul’s will have a different Women’s Quiet Morning on October 4th from 9 a.m.-noon. Time will be provided for quiet reflection, learning centering prayer or walking the labyrinth and reflection with your sisters on the theme of “God gives you a hug.” A free will offering is requested ($5 suggested) to cover the cost of a simple breakfast snack and coffee/tea. Anything over the cost will go to the Rummage Sale outreach budget.
For more information contact Virginia Emlen at 215-242-2055.
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The Schola Cantorum of Oxford will give a concert at Saint Paul’s during their U.S. tour on Sunday, September 21st at 5 p.m. This inter-collegiate choir from Oxford, England has a long-standing reputation as one of the oldest and finest chamber choirs in the UK. Schola Cantorum is visiting the U.S. for the first time since 1989. The concert is open to the public and a freewill offering will be requested. A reception will follow in the Saint Paul’s Parish Hall. Accommodations are still needed for the singers; anyone who can host one or two students for the night of September 21st, please contact Jim Bondelid at 215-233-9652 for further information.
More information about Schola Cantorum and the concert program can be found here.
The Philadelphia Daily News writer Vinny Vella has written a preview article about the Saint Paul’s Rummage Sale in the days before the sale is held (presale 9/5, sale 9/6).
“It’s like the biggest thrift store you’ve ever seen,” Cathy Davis said of the sale, slated for Sept. 6 at the church on Chestnut Hill Avenue near Norwood. “The beauty of it is how many volunteer hours are put into it and how much of an impact it has on people doing positive work.”
Read the full article here.
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The Saint Paul’s Picnic and Back-t0-School Supplies Drive has been rescheduled for Sunday (8/24) at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather. The event will benefit Saint James School, a faith based institution that offers quality education to minority children and prepares them for college. Donations of books, pencils, pens, erasers, colored pencils, crayons, pencil holders, highlighters etc. This event will be hosted by John and Christine Fitzpatrick at 9339 Stenton Ave., Erdenheim. For more information contact Manny Mercer.
Assistant Rector Emmanuel Mercer has announced several youth events for the 2014-15 year at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. Mark your calendars for a Movie Night with Pizza (9/7) and a hike through the magical Wissahickon (9/7), Starbucks and cotton candy- and that’s just the fall! Click here for a full line-up of great events, not to be missed.