For this season of waiting, consider . . .

Morning office
Experience how 20 minutes can center your season. Each weekday of Advent, beginning Dec. 2 and running through Dec. 24, join Caitlyn Darnell at 8 a.m. in the Chapel for the Morning Office. If you can’t join her, but want to experiment with our prayer tradition, plug into “A Morning at the Office” podcast and have Morning Prayer in your earbuds. 

Adult class
Our rector will discuss the seven virtues of Christian faith at 9 a.m. Dec. 1, 15 and 22 at 9 a.m. in the Garden Room.

Giving Tree
Pick a tag from the Giving Tree and help someone in need this Advent season. Tree will be in the narthex Sunday, Dec. 1.
Advent Festival
Support outreach work at St. Martin's by shopping at the Advent Festival on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and after church until 12:30. Handcrafted items, homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, frozen appetizers and cards to support St. Martin's ministries.

Holy Hike
Allow nature's wonder to restore you. Join us on a Holy Hike on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 8. Watch the Bulletin for exact time and location, but the trail will be moderate and the company lovely.

Sandlappers Singers
The Sandlapper Singers will hold their Christmas concert "Simple Gifts" in the church from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Click HERE to order your ticket.

Youth Christmas party
Middle and high school students are invited to the youth Christmas gathering on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the home of Bill, Christy, Lucy and Liam Case.

Christmas Pageant
St. Martin's Christmas pageant will take place during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 22. Don't miss this special service. Contact Courtney Baker about rehearsal schdules.

Cookie exchange
Do you have a favorite cookie recipe you enjoy during the holidays? If so, let's celebrate what we know will be a wonderful Christmas Pageant with a cookie exchange afterwards on Sunday, Dec. 22, in the Parish Hall. Bring six dozen of your favorite cookie to share.

Weather permitting, we will go caroling at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. Meet at the covered drive of The Commons.
Service of light
in the darkness
If the holidays are a particularly difficult time for you, consider attending our Service of Light in the Darkness, which will be held in the church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.
Enjoy quiet reflection on the baby Jesus' arrival by taking a walk along the labyrinth Monday and Tuesday of Christmas week in the Parish Hall.
Christmas services
Our Christmas worship schedule is as follows:
  • 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, Holy Eucharist with nursery.
  • 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, special music by St. Martin's Adult Choir.
  • 11 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, Festival Choral Eucharist.
  • 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25, Holy Eucharist.
Office schedule
The Parish Office will be closed starting at noon Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Dec. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 1.

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