Open to the public. The freewill offering supports the music program at Saint Paul’s.
4:30pm Ann Stookey Memorial Organ Recital
Thomas Gaynor, The Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY
Program and bio here.
5:00pm Choral Evensong
Sung by the Adult Choir of Saint Paul’s
Responses – Craig Phillips
Mount Saint Alban Service – David Hogan
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence – E.C. Bairstow
Let All the World – Kenneth Leighton
A reception follows in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. Therwe will be a Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 2nd.
Sign up now to be part of the Saint Paul’s annual Christmas pageant, taking place on Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve at 4:30 p.m. We need you to help tell the Christmas story by joining in the many roles of our Christmas Pageant. There are over one hundred roles and signup sheets are posted in the narthex (the entrance of the church), the parish hall and the church school wing. Parishioners of all ages are needed to join the cast as townspeople, the royal entourage, shepherds, and angels. We also need folks to help with the set, lighting, costumes, and to assist in directing. The rehearsal schedule is Sundays in December at noon. Click here for a complete pageant rehearsal schedule and for more information, contact Diana Moro.
The Young Professionals group-which is a group of parishioners in their twenties and thirties and a few older ones, will gather together at Face-to-Face on November 22 at 11:30 a.m. to serve lunch to the poor and hungry in our neighborhood. Face-to-Face is located at 109 E. Price St, Philadelphia.
Please plan to join Saint Paul’s on November 20 at 6:00 p.m. for our monthly parish wide supper in the Parish Hall. The supper is free and open to all parishioners. Parish suppers are always a fun time for families to skip cooking at home and join other families in sharing a common meal. It is also a time for great fellowship for both children and adults. We hope as many of you join us for this wonderful gathering. To help, click here for the volunteer link.
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Center for Contemporary Mysticism welcome well-known author and radio co-host of “Ask the Angels,” Christine Duminiak on Sunday, November 16th at 2 p.m. Duminiak will share how in 1998, while at the time a stay-at-home mom, her deceased in-laws unexpectedly visited her. She has gone on to become a grief recovery specialist and a frequent panelist and speaker at national conferences on after-death communications. Christine has been a guest on Fox & Friends, NBC’s the 10! Show, Coast to Coast AM, and Good Day Philadelphia. As founder of Prayer Wave for After-Death Communications, Christine is an internationally recognized expert on afterlife contacts and signs. Her two books are: “God’s Gift of Love: After-Death Communications” and “Heaven Talks To Children.”
Saint Paul’s will be collecting frozen turkeys on or before November 23rd. There will be a box near the Dixon House entrance. These donations will benefit Face-to-Face Germantown and the Church of the Advocate. Honor the hungry and homeless in the Germantown/Chestnut Hill community with a frozen turkey this year. Contact Manny Mercer for further information.
The Saint Paul’s Five Fridays concert series is proud to present Benito Meza, Christine Lamprea, and Pallavi Mahidhara in the second concert of its 2014-2015 season on November 14th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here.
Taking place by candle light in Saint Paul’s stunning neo-gothic nave, every Five Fridays concert includes a wine reception and chance to greet the artist. All proceeds benefit Face-to-Face Germantown and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest Philadelphia.
Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A Minor, Op. 114 – Brahms
Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11 – Beethoven
Invitación al Danzon, Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano – River
In December the Center for Contemporary Mysticism at Saint Paul’s will begin reading and discussing “Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing” by Anita Moorjani. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have read the book. Join CCM for an interesting and lively discussion.
At the Faith Forum in Dixon House 9:15-10:15 this Sunday (11/9) and the following two Sundays (11/16, 11/23), parishioner Reverend James Proud, author of John Woolman and the Affairs of Truth (2010), will explore the life and work of this 18th century Quaker mystic who died just prior to the American Revolution. Woolman was deeply concerned with issues of justice and equality that obtained in his day, issues that continue to plague the world today. In the first segment of this series Proud will look at slavery and examine Woolman’s profound involvement in early abolitionist efforts. In the second segment he will explore Woolman’s concern with the Delaware Indians and the stealing of their lands. In the final segment Proud will address the issue of wealth and poverty during Woolman’s time and in America today.
You are invited to be generous to God who is ultimately generous by offering your pledge card for church mission at worship on Commitment Sunday on November 9th. The pledges that are offered will be blessed at all three services for all the good that they will do in our community together and beyond. We give ourselves and our treasure to help Saint Paul’s live into its great calling to be a place of spiritual nourishment and service in the world.