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Field Notes
The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Sound of Music Family

Sunday, January 22, from 4-7pm in the Parish Hall. Bring a comfy blanket or chair and cozy up for a wonderful evening of song and community with potluck.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
8am Holy Eucharist with Sermon
9am LIFT Intergenerational Worship, Living in Faith Together 
10:30am Choral Eucharist with Sermon

Sunday morning Hospitality Hosted by

Please wear masks indoors as we worship and gather together. Masks are available in the Church and Parish Office.

Communications Requests by Tuesday at noon to

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For Pastoral Care call 215-247-7467 and leave a message. If you are experiencing a pastoral emergency text or call the Rev. James Littrell at 215-219-1662 or the Rev. Laura Palmer at 267-418-0123. Please leave your name with any message. 

A Note from Jim
The Rev. James H. Littrell
" I hope that I, and St. Martin’s, can first of all be a praying community, full of care for one another, knit together in God’s Love and so so grateful for our great good fortune."
Rector's Warden Report
Barbara Thomson
"...let's embrace [transition] and enjoy this time of understanding and learning who we are in our heart of hearts and how we continue to grow in our journey."
Stewardship Note
Thank you for your continuing commitment to this wonderful parish we love.
Sunday Sermon
January 15th, 2023
The Rev. James H. Littrell
Standing in Awe in the Day of God: A Meditation on God's Wonders and God's Plans Read more
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Wednesday Evenings
at St. Martin's January 25th
4:30pm Choristers
6pm Food & Fellowship
7pm Inclusive Language
Wednesday February 1st, 7pm Compline followed by “Religion and Repro” program by Elaina Ramsey, Executive Director of Faith Choice Ohio.
Women Connecting Epiphany Gathering
Saturday, January 28th
"We will share silence, prayer and reflection together as we experience Women Connecting evolving."
Music Note
Tyrone Whiting
Director of Music & Arts
"A Bridge in My Homeland by Lu Zaiyi is a beautiful, reflective song considering one’s place within the world... Be sure to arrive in good time for our 10:30am service to hear it!"
Holy Cross Monastery
Lenten Retreat 2023
Friday March 3rd-Sunday March 5th
RSVP by Friday February 16th. A mostly silent self-guided retreat and spiritual respite on the banks of the Hudson River. Find renewal in the soothing daily cycle of Benedictine Prayer.
Guatemala Trip Information Meeting on Sunday, January 22nd at noon in the Library after the 10:30 a.m. service. Bring all the questions you might have about visiting our companion parishes and the other activities of this trip.
LIFT at Home
Anne Alexis Harra
Minister for Children, Youth & Families
"Thank you to the wonderful artists and disciples who came on Sunday! Join us each week at LIFT for engaging, heartfelt, and fun moments of faithfulness, exploration, and prayer."
Black History Month Celebration Concert
**New date**, Wednesday February 15th at 5pm.
The Choir and Choristers of St. Martin’s will combine forces with other members of our community to bring a performance of music, poetry, and prose by
BIPOC artists and creators to our very own Sanctuary!
Refugee Resettlement Winter Clothing Drive Update as of January 20th
Thank you for your generosity! Coats, Target Gift Cards for Asylum Seekers Still Needed
Catholic Peace Fellowship of Philadelphia: Saturday, January 28th 1:30 pm at Chestnut Hill College. Members of our faith community are invited to a free viewing of the documentary, “The Nuns, the Priests and the Bombs.”
Morning Silent Meditation
Weekdays 8:15am
All are welcome.
Volunteer with St. Martin's!
Tidy and sort the kitchen as we continue to share meals together

Complete this Volunteer Interest Form to choose your time and task
Blessed Baking
Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
Diaper and Infant Clothing Drive for Church of the Crucifixion:
Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
Non-Perishable Food Collection for St. Luke's
Ongoing: Please deliver to the wagons on the Parish House porch.
Transition Prayer

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.