Christmas at St. Martin's

Merry Christmas! Celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior at one of our Christmas worship services. The five traditional services will feature our wonderful Parish Choir, Gloria Dei Organ, brass and tympani that provide the perfect setting for this special holy season.
Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve
1 p.m.
The Church
Family service (no Eucharist)

3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The Church
Holy Eucharist

Seating is more readily available during the 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. services. If balcony seating or parking a distance from The Church causes difficulty for you and your family, please consider attending one of these services later in the evening.

Overflow parking for all services has been arranged at the garage on South Post Oak at
Riverway. For those who need assistance, golf carts will pick up pedestrians from this parking garage, as well as from the parking lots on Woodway and near the former Regions Bank.

Tuesday, December 25
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day
11 a.m.
The Church
Holy Eucharist; traditional service with hymns, anthems and full Choir
Change in Traffic Flow Behind Preschool

Effective Wednesday, December 26, the entrance to the rear driveway will be at the Hope and Healing Center. Traffic will be allowed to exit onto Riverway behind Bagby Parish Hall or on to Sage Road near the playground. Traffic will now flow from east to west.

 Christmas Offering

The Christmas Offering is a longstanding St. Martin's tradition. We truly have so much for which to be thankful, and we are blessed to be able to share our gifts with others in the community through this Outreach offering. Your generosity, especially this time of year, will bring hope to others. Envelopes are available in the pews and Church information display racks, and can be placed in the offering plate during the Advent and Christmas worship services.

Guidelines for Year-end Contributions

The Internal Revenue Service requires that, in order to be tax deductible in 2018, cash, check or credit card contributions to St. Martin's Episcopal Church must be received by the Church or postmarked by the United States Postal Service no later than Saturday, December 29; this would include prepayment of your 2019 pledge. To better assist you with end-of-year contributions, the finance office will be open 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m. on Friday, December 28. 

Holiday Hours

The Church offices will be closed Tuesday -- Wednesday, December 25 -- 26 for Christmas and Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's. The Activity Center is closed Saturday -- Wednesday, December 22 -- 26 for Christmas and Saturday, December 29 -- Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's. St. Martin's Bookstore & Gift Shoppe will be closed Tuesday, December 25 -- Tuesday, January 15 following their annual inventory. CafĂ© St. Martin's will be closed Sunday, December 23 -- Sunday, January 6 for Christmas and New Year's. 

Feast of Lights
and Acolyte Appreciation Dinner

Sunday, January 6
6 p.m., Worship service
The Church

All the acolytes will participate in this special service, as well as read the lessons and give the sermon. This is our opportunity to thank our acolytes and pray blessings over them as they serve God and the Church. Acolytes and their families attending the service and following dinner in Bagby Parish Hall are asked to register at the link below.

 Digital Issues of
The Star

Help us save some paper! Click the link below to sign up and start receiving digital issues in place of mailed copies of The Star newsletter that will have searchable content, clickable links and other interactive features. 

Find Us on Facebook

Check out St. Martin's Facebook page! Find out about upcoming events, fun activities and more. It is a great way to stay up-to-date about many of our worship services, programs and presentations. Click the link below and "Like" our page.