WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER
May 28, 2021
Trinity Sunday
CALENDAR
This Week's Schedule

Both churches are open for drop-ins from 10:00 am–1:30 pm Monday through Friday. The Rector is generally at CCI on Tuesday and Thursday, and SMC on Wednesday and Friday during those hours. It is always best to make an appointment to be sure the Rector is available.

Friday, May 28
5:30 pm Evening Prayer-ZOOM

Sunday, May 30
Trinity Sunday
8:30 am CCI: Outdoor service, in person
9:30 am CCI: Holy Eucharist with music, in person and online (live stream)
11:00 am SMC: Holy Eucharist with music, in person

Monday, May 31
Memorial Day: Both Church Offices Closed

Tuesday, June 1
1:00 pm Bible Discussion on Break for the Summer
6:00 pm Worship Committee in person, Christ Church in Ithan Hall

Wednesday, June 2
12:00 pm Noonday Prayer—ZOOM
CCI: Christ Church Ithan, 536 Conestoga Road, Villanova, PA 19085
SMC: St. Martin's Church Radnor, 400 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087
Both churches are handicap accessible.

CCI Live Stream link for all live stream services https://www.christchurchithan.org/live
SMC YouTube Channel to watch services, hear sermons, and to see music videos.

If multiple services are scheduled during the week on the CCI live stream, only the most current service will show. Later services will show when the previous service is complete.
Vestry Retreat Explores Ministry from a Biblical Perspective
The vestries of St. Martin’s and Christ Church welcomed The Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey to facilitate our retreat on May 15th. Ivey is the Canon for Congregational Support and Growth with the Diocese of Pennsylvania. She and Pastor Veronika Travis helped the two vestries work together through a discussion of the ministry archetypes present in Ephesians 4: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds and Teachers. All these roles are present in the church as they were present in the ministry of Jesus.

The vestries explored the roles and how they relate to the ministry of Jesus and our work together. Then we reviewed the Covenant signed by both congregations in 2019 and began envisioning ways that our preferred ministry styles might come together to build relationships inside and outside our churches. Outreach and hospitality remain strong goals for our work together, and we will continue to explore the covenant and our options for working together this year in vestry meetings.
The Diocese of Pennsylvania and The Episcopal Church
Living Fearlessly in Christ. Video from the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
SUNDAY SCHOOL
SUMMER BREAK
Two resources will assist families with children and teens to continue to think about their faith over the summer. The book "Christ Walk for Kids" will be distributed. There is an adult version of "Christ Walk" that encourages participation across generations. Contact Deb Parker for more details on both of these books (stmartinsradnor@gmail.com).

The Goal: Over the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, keep track of your steps. You can then share them with Deb after Labor Day and we will total how many miles both congregations traveled cumulatively over the summer.

Everyone is also invited to take Christ with them this summer by printing and coloring this PDF of "flat Jesus." Take pictures of Jesus with you at the beach, in a park, or around your home. Enjoy the summer knowing that as we travel, Christ is with us.

Watch the video and hear the invitation from Pastor Veronika for everyone to participate.
PASTOR VERONIKA'S SERMON SERIES
If you miss a Sunday service, you don't have to miss the Rector's sermon. The following links allow you to listen to sermons from previous weeks.

Listen to audio of Veronika's sermons:

A link to the sermons playlist archive on the St. Martin's YouTube Channel:
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES
You are invited to submit articles for this weekly electronic newsletter.

Schedule for Submitting Articles: All parishioners are invited to submit photos (cell phone or camera) for church or diocesan events. Please have final copy or images to Deb Parker (stmartinsradnor@gmail.com) by the end of the day on Mondays. If you would like assistance with your article or have suggestions for the upcoming newsletters, please notify Deb the previous week. We need time to work out the details.

Art in the Newsletter is from the Art in the Christian Tradition Website:
THE LECTIONARY