THE CLOAK
St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
November 15, 2018
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world
Greetings!

My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in my God.
~ 1 Samuel 2:1
Calendar
This Week's Schedule

Friday, November 16
9:30am Makin' Music
10:00am Women's AA Bolingbroke

Sunday, November 18
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00am Choir Rehearsal
9:30am Sunday School for all ages
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II - Preschool Praise
11:30am Vestry Meeting

Tuesday, November 20
3:00pm Global Mission Meeting
6:30pm Yoga Class

Wednesday, November 21
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church
NO BIBLE STUDY-Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Sessions will resume at CCI on Nov. 28th.
New Church
Preschool Praise and Worship

St. Martin's next special event for families with young children is this Sunday, November 18th, at 10 a.m. Fr. Chris and his daughter Emma invite parents and preschool-aged children to join them as they share Jesus’ love while getting to know each other better. This special gathering will be in the Large Sunday School Room/Nursery. Parents with younger children (not yet in kindergarten) are most welcome for this Preschool Praise and Worship event. During the peace, Fr. Chris will head back upstairs for the Eucharist along with all the parents, children, and youth.
Sunday School
Advent Prep!

Sunday school starts at 9:30 am on Sunday in the SMALL Sunday School room. Legos will once again be front and center as we explore the beginning of the New Testament. Join us as we begin our preparations for the Advent season, too.
Outreach
Thanksgiving Bags

Our Thanksgiving Bag collection for our neighbors on Highland Avenue ends this Sunday, November 18th, but there's still time! Please fill a reuseable shopping bag with the items listed on St. Martin's website and leave in the Gurley Room. All of our donations will be delivered Sunday afternoon. Thank you in advance. Questions? Contact Pam Faber .
Community Mission
Goodworks is up and running!

Goodworks, our collaborative St. Martin’s Church, Radnor and Christ Church, Ithan Community outreach initiative, is up and running! Now we need your help to stock our supply bins so that we can be ready to respond to community needs when we’re contacted.

You’re welcome to pick up a hard copy in the back of church or print one from the SMC website. Questions? Please contact Dennis Bingham or Carisa Gring.
All Levels Yoga Class
Breathe, stretch, and destress!

New to yoga? Experienced yogi? Have you always wanted to try yoga or have you not practiced for a while? This class is for you! All are welcome on Tuesday, November 20th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gurley Room for approximately 1 hour. Yoga is for everyone - if you have practiced for a long time, or never, or have physical limitations, you can do yoga! The class, instructed by Amanda Eiman, will be tailored to the levels of the participants present. Come learn, explore, grow, stretch!
The First Sunday of Advent
A Change of Venue!

On Sunday, December 2nd, services will be held in Bolingbroke in coordination with the Parish Breakfast. Come for the food. Stay for the fellowship!
  • 8:00 AM Quiet Rite I Eucharist
  • 8:30 AM Breakfast begins
  • 10:00 AM Rite II Eucharist with music
(Nursery opens at 9:30 in the church.)
  • 11:00 AM Advent Wreath-Making
Special Seasonal Event
A Festive Activity!

Advent Wreath-Making will be on Sunday, December 2nd, in Bolingbroke. Join us after the 10:00 AM service for this special, hands-on event for families and individuals. Supplies will be provided. Donations will be appreciated. This is a great way to start the Advent season!
Supper & Service
Celebrate Giving!

On Saturday, December 8th, St. Martin’s will host a Supper & Service event to celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas. All are welcome to bring a potluck dish to share supper in the Gurley Room starting at 4:00 PM. A special St. Nicholas themed Holy Eucharist will follow at 5:00 PM in church. Children, especially, will get to experience the generous example set by St. Nicholas.
Non-perishable donations for the Highland Hamper will be accepted in celebration of this giving season.
The Lectionary
Sunday's Readings can be found on the Worship page at St. Martin's website.

1 Samuel 1:4-20
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
Mark 13:1-8

Sunday's Snippet
St. Martin's Day!

Thanks to Jay Harper, our guest preacher, Emily Watkins, our music director, the adult choir, parents, and particularly the children for making Sunday's 10:00 AM service extra special.
Diocesan Events
Faith with a Twist
  Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St. Christopher's Church
226 Righters Mill Road Gladwyne, PA 19035
Faith With A Twist is a special training workshop for Christian-based yoga. The cost is $75 per person. There is a special reduced book price available for “Faith with a Twist” if bought in bulk. It details a 30-day journey into Christian yoga. Continuing Education credits available to Yoga Alliance certified teachers. Contact Rev. Hillary Raining, hillaryraining@saintchristophers.org, for more information or to register.
DioPA Youth All-Nighter
Friday, November 30, 2018
Philadelphia Sports Club at Highpoint in Chalfont, PA
11:00 PM - 6:00 AM - Grades 6-12
$35 per youth, includes snacks & beverages
  A night for youth from all over the diocese to join together for fun and games. Activities include: basketball, soccer, rock climbing wall, volleyball, swimming, laser tag, inflatable jousting, video games, and more. Scholarships available.