St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
August 8, 2019
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Luke 12:34

To Ponder:
In pursuing riches on earth, are we making ourselves poor in God?

"Jesus calls us to put aside expectations, assumptions, and worldliness to remain faithful and hope in what seems impossible. We need to be the faithful and prudent stewards of our Lord’s house, and prepare ourselves for His always-unexpected return at an hour we do not expect...we can align our will and our hearts with the Lord, whose will prevails in the end — whenever that may be."

This Week's Schedule

Saturday, August 10
10:00 AM Visitation - Reinhardt Family
11:00 AM Funeral Service - Virginia Reinhardt

Sunday, August 11
9:15am VBS: Care of Creation
9:30am Blessing of the Animals-Outdoor service

Wednesday, August 14
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church
7:30pm Carillon Concert @ VF Memorial Chapel
Outdoor Worship
Blessing of the Animals

St. Martin’s will host a Blessing of the Animals outdoor event this Sunday, August 11th, at 9:30 AM. In addition to chair seating being provided, attendees are welcome to bring blankets to sit on-level with their pets.

The children have helped plan this and are looking forward to being part of the whole service. The morning will begin with a worship service and blessings for our furry, feathered, and scaly guests of honor followed by a fellowship hour that’s complete with iced tea and treats.

All pets must be properly restrained on a leash or in a carrier. We suggest you bring a water bowl, and the children are ready to help keep it full. Does Fluffy not travel well in a kitty carrier? Does Fido not like other dogs? Is Goldie a fish? Not to worry! Join the party with a pet photo for a remote blessing. Come – Sit – Stay!!

Set-up and take down help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Bible Study News
Summer Schedule

This Wednesday, August 14th, the Bible Study group plans to meet at 7 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Chapel (Route 23 at Valley Forge National Park) for the Carillon Concert. Everyone is invited, so bring family and friends along with lawn chairs. The "MUSIC OF THE BRITISH ISLES" concert begins at 7:30 PM with Doug Gefvert, Carillonneur of the Washington Memorial Chapel and the Irish Thunder Pipes & Drums of Swedesburg, PA. Visit the Washington Memorial Chapel website for more information.

Bible study sessions will resume at St. Martin's from August 28th through the end of September. Join in the fun on the 14th and hope to see you for the study “restart” on the 28th. Please let  Deb Parker  know if you have any questions or feedback.
Children & Youth Project

St. Martin's children and youth will hold a Lemonade Sale on Sunday, August 18th, after the 9:30 AM service. A free will offering, or a suggested $5.00 donation will provide you with a nice, refreshing cup of lemonade. All proceeds will go to two local causes - Ronald McDonald House and Highland Hamper. Come for worship and stay for the refreshments. Thanks in advance for helping to teach our children about entrepreneurship and missions!
A Radnor Community Event

The Unity In Our Community Block Party returns! This is a FREE event to celebrate the end of the summer locally! On Saturday, August 24th, join in the fun on this day filled with food, drinks, bounce houses, music, and more! Please contact Pam Faber to volunteer or if you have questions.
Back to School News
A Special Blessing

There will be a Blessing of Backpacks on Sunday, August 25th. Students of all ages, teachers, office-employees, and other tote-carrying workers are encouraged to bring their school bags, briefcases, laptop cases, diaper bags, etc., to church that day. Bag-carriers will be called forward during the 9:30 AM service and offered a special blessing and bag-tag. This is a great evangelizing opportunity, so please extend invites to friends and neighbors!
Socks for the Homeless
Making a Difference

Our collection of white socks for the Joy of Sox organization is an ongoing effort. The basket for drop-offs is located in the downstairs lobby of church. Please contact Carlie Hutton if you have any questions about this project. Thanks for your support!
The Lectionary
Sunday's Readings can be found on the Worship page at St. Martin's website .

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Luke 12:32-40