St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
May 30, 2019
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY - Worship, Praise, Question & Answer

Please plan to attend either of Sunday's services on June 2nd. The Rev. Bob Tate, transition consultant for the Diocese of Pennsylvania, will preach and lead a conversation on the evolving relationship with Christ Church, Ithan, and the upcoming search for a single Rector to lead both congregations. Your input to this process is very important. In addition, students, graduates, and teachers will be recognized during the 10:00 AM service for their efforts this year. Everyone is invited to show their support and share in their successes!
National Gun Awareness Day

Wear Orange Weekend starts on June 1st — National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Support St. Martin's commitment gun violence prevention  along with people in faith communities all over the country who will wear orange on Sunday wherever they worship. There will also be events taking place through the weekend, including rallies, marches, BBQs and more, planned by thousands of gun sense supporters. Join the effort!
This Week's Schedule

Friday, May 31
9:30am Makin' Music

Saturday, June 1
9:30am Global Mission Meeting

Sunday, June 2
Recognition Sunday
The Rev. Bob Tate, Guest Preacher
National Gun Awareness Day-Wear Orange!
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00am Choir Rehearsal
9:30am Sunday School and Nursery
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:15am Congregational Meeting

Tuesday, June 4
5:30pm Worship Planning Meeting
6:30pm Yoga Class

Wednesday, June 5
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church
7:15pm Bible Study @ SMC
Children & Youth

This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Sunday School year when we recognize all the children and youth who have been involved in any of the St. Martin's programs in the past year. From regular Sunday School to the pageant, Faith Fairs, Summer Sundays, children's choir and more, we will offer certificates to all participants. We also thank all the parents and other parishioners who support the children's and youth programs throughout the year. Join us in the worship space this Sunday, and enjoy the children singing, too.

Music rehearsal and nursery begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a quiet bible reflection and collage making for children of all ages in the Chapel just off the Gurley Room. Please contact Ms. Deb with feedback or questions.
Bible Study News
June Sessions

The Wednesday night Bible Study returns to St. Martin's on June 5 and continues at St. Martin's for the month of June. We begin at 7:15 p.m.each week in the large Sunday School room at the end of the hall. Books are provided, and no prior participation is needed. This is an interpretive approach where everyone shares their experiences as we delve into the synoptic gospels. If you have questions please contact Deb Parker.

If you would like to learn more about Approaching the Gospels, please visit the website or Facebook page.
Be a Diva Donor!

Thanks to you, we have sponsored 8 dancers. We only need $78 to reach our goal of providing new uniforms for 10 dancers from Highland Avenue. Donate alone or join together with friends - every amount is important. Another way to help is to come to a carwash fundraiser in the St. Martin's parking lot on Saturday June 15th, from 11:00-1:30. The Little Divas and St. Martin's Youth will get your car sparkling clean - a perfect Father's Day gift! For more information, please contact Pam Faber.
All Levels Yoga Class
Breathe, stretch, and destress!

The next St. Martin’s yoga class will be June 4th, at 6:30 p.m in the Gurley Room. Enjoy this opportunity to indulge in some self-care. It's a great mind-body-soul experience!
Press Release

It is with great joy that SWIC distributed a press release Tuesday because the first two batches of chickens went to market for the farms started in late April! Many of you bought chicks as gifts during the holidays, and others made donations since then. We thank all of you. Videos and other information are on the SWIC website and the press release can be found there as well. Please promote this press release through your own network. Our relationship building continues so you will see more information as we launch new farms this summer and fall.
Gryphon Cafe
A Midweek Gathering

The next Upper Room gathering is on Wednesday, June 12th, at 6:00 PM upstairs at the Gryphon Café, 105 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne. Discussions will relate to: “Potential” is a very weird thing. It doesn’t actually exist yet but many of us base our lives on it. What do you think is your “potential”? How do you reach it? Stop in on any 2nd or 4th Wednesday for some interesting conversation and fellowship.
Other News
Deacon Approval!

The Diocesan Standing Committee has approved Dennis Bingham’s reception as a deacon of the Episcopal Church. Dennis is expected to be received during the diaconal ordination service, Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at the Philadelphia Cathedral. Visit the event page for more information. Congratulations Dennis!
Joint Celebration!

Plan on a special joint Pentecost Celebration with Christ Church, Ithan, on Sunday, June 9th, starting with an outdoor worship service on the grounds of St. Martin’s (rain location: Ithan Hall). A picnic will follow the service and include food, drinks, games, and lots of fun and fellowship! Remember to wear red to symbolize the joy and fire of the Holy Spirit. Sandwiches and beverages will be available. CCI attendees are bringing desserts and we are responsible for side dishes. Please use the sign-up sheet in the Gurley Room to note your dish. Thank you!

Suggested items to bring: a side dish, lawn chairs or blankets, and friends!
Service Hours
Take Note!

Single Service Sundays will begin on Sunday, June 16th. There will be one service celebrated at 9:30 AM through the summer until September 15th when we return to two services.
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.

Acts 16:16-34
Psalm 97
Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21
John 17:20-26