Beginning on September 7, 2014, and continuing for the first and third Sundays of the month during the 2014-2015 school year, St. Mary’s will be hosting Sunday Supper- a relaxed worship meal for students and young adults. Gathering at 6PM, we will share food and worship around the dinner table. Taking our inspiration from St. Lydia’s Dinner Church in Brooklyn, we will engage in conversation, prayer, and song in the tradition of first century Christian table fellowship. We will clean up and finish by 8PM, beginning our week fed in body and spirit.
Want to get involved? We are the service- so come and enjoy! Together we will cook (arrive at 5:30 if you’d like to help with this), greet, set up, read scripture, lead singing, wash dishes, and more. For more information contact rector (at) stmarysatpenn (dot) org.
Music 10 is a course for credit at the University of Pennsylvania, which matches ten students with ten Philadelphia musicians for 20 lessons during the year. Students must audition in order to be placed in the program. As a way to “pay forward” the benefits of the Music 10 program, students are required to perform at various venues around the Campus of the University of Pennsylvania. St. Mary’s is fortunate enough to have 4 students who perform at St. Mary’s at various times throughout the year.
Our wonderful friends at the CA! Their mission “is to advocate for peace and justice and educate for faith development of the Penn community.” From their website: “The Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania serves as an ecumenical resource at Penn and the greater community providing advocacy and direct service on cultural diversity, interfaith education, sexuality, and peacemaking. We do not proselytize to a religious ideology, and through advocacy and direct service we provide opportunities for individuals to develop their own personal voice.”
The Rev. Mariclair Partee Carlsen serves as the Episcopal Chaplain to the University of Pennsylvania, and is an associate chaplain at Penn. She represents Episcopal Ministry as a member of the Penn Religious Communities Council.