Recent News & Publications

December 18, 2014

Walk the Labyrinth on New Year’s Eve

By Sarah Punderson , 10:47 am

The church will be open to walk the labyrinth on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday (12/31) from 9 p.m.- midnight. There will be warm cider, candlelight and companionship. If you are looking for a New Year’s Eve event in which there is no pressure, no need to bring anything then stop by Saint Paul’s for a prayerful walk into the New Year!

December 15, 2014

Join the Young Professionals Happy Hour on Dec. 19th

By Sarah Punderson , 9:55 am

The Young Professionals invite those interested in a Happy Hour scheduled for Friday, December 19th at Earth Bread Brewery in Mt. Airy at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Emmanuel Mercer.

Next Advent Parish Supper on Dec. 18th

By Sarah Punderson , 9:00 am

The final Advent Parish Supper will be held on Thursday, December 18th. For many parents, this is a wonderful opportunity to skip cooking and to join other families for a simple meal. Volunteer parents shop, cook, set-up and clean-up-and we thank them for all their help. We appreciate help from every parent, but we also understand that sometimes it isn’t possible. So, whether you can volunteer or not, do not hesitate to join us with the children every Thursday during Advent for an evening of food and fellowship.

December 12, 2014

Vox Amadeus, Mendelssohn Concerts Dec. 12th & 13th

By Sarah Punderson , 10:38 am

Saint Paul’s will open its doors to the community this Friday night when Vox Amadeus performs a concert at 8 p.m. Singers attired in lavish Renaissance costumes, accompanied by minstrels on period instruments, perform glorious Renaissance Christmas music of Old Europe, as well as some traditional carols. On Saturday, Dec. 13th come celebrate the holidays with the voices of Mendelssohn Club at 5 p.m. Listen and sing along to carols old and new, featuring organist Michael Stairs, the Mendelssohn Brass and works in honor of our Composer-in-Residence Donald St. Pierre. 

December 10, 2014

Lessons and Carols: December 21st, 2014 at 5pm

By Arabella , 2:16 pm


A candlelight service of Nine Lessons and Carols sung by the Choristers and Adult Choir on Sunday, December 21st 5 p.m. Consisting of readings that recount the Christmas story, choral anthems, and favorite carols sung by the congregation, this service is one of the most popular offerings of the year and has become a Chestnut Hill tradition. Early seating advised and a reception follows in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. Join on Facebook   

Adam Lay Ybounden - Frank Boles
Good King Wenceslas – arr. David Willcocks
A Spotless Rose - Herbert Howells
See Amid the Winter’s Snow - John Goss
Second Eve - Ola Gjeilo
What Sweeter Music - John Rutter
The First Noel - arr. Paul Halley
A Babe is Born - William Mathias 


December 9, 2014

Sunday, Dec. 14: Christmas Cookie Exchange & Rosemary for Remembrance

By Sarah Punderson , 11:12 am

This Sunday, December 14th there will be several Advent events. The Cookie Exchange will happen in the parish hall after the 9 a.m. worship and for 10:30 a.m. worshipers,cookies can be brought to the Dixon House during fellowship time to admire and exchange. At 11:30 a.m., a group from Saint Paul’s will serve lunch at Face-to-Face Germantown and at 4 p.m., the annual Rosemary for Remembrance service will take place. Sprigs of rosemary will be given as a remembrance of those who have died and are gone from us during this Christmas season. All are invited to join us as in our candle-lit prayers we find the assurance and peace of God’s abiding love.

Shop & Drop on Wednesday, Dec. 10th

By Sarah Punderson , 10:56 am
Need help with childcare while you shop or an evening out with your spouse? Saint Paul’s is hosting a Drop & Shop on December 10,keep-calm-and-love-my-kids-13 2014. You are welcome to drop your children off at the nursery at 5:30 p.m. and pick them up at 9 p.m. The children will be treated to movies, pizza, snacks and a whole lot more. This is a great opportunity to have our caring nursery staff take care of your wonderful children. For more information, contact Manny Mercer.

December 8, 2014

Women’s Epiphany Quiet Afternoon

By Sarah Punderson , 9:00 am

Give yourself the gift of quietness after the holiday stir!  Come to Saint Paul’s from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 3rd and experience “A Time of Peace” with your sisters-in-Christ. We’ll gather for silent prayer, a meditation, and simple sharing.  A $10 free-will offering is suggested. Please register with Virginia.

December 3, 2014

The December Tidings Newsletter is Available

By Sarah Punderson , 11:11 am

The Saint Paul’s monthly newsletter, Tidings, is available online. Click here for the December issue.

Parish Advent Night on Sunday, Dec. 7th

By Sarah Punderson , 9:10 am

At the beginning of Advent, parishioners of all ages gather for an evening of great food, fellowship and most importantly to sing Christmas Carols together. This has always been a fun event, and all are encouraged to bring something to share with parishioners. Melissa and Bill Fikioris are heading this year’s Advent Night and will need as much help as possible in setting up. We hope you can all support this wonderful event with your presence. If interested in helping out, contact Melissa Fikioris.

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