THE CLOAK
St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
November 8, 2018
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world
Greetings!
"I am a soldier of Christ..."

"Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done."

~ Martin of Tours
St. Martin's Day

We will celebrate St. Martin's Day this Sunday, November 11th. It seems so fitting that it coincides with the conclusion of our Season of Sacred Portion. The past few weeks have been a time for reflection and decision-making as to how we can use our "first fruits" to be a soldier of Christ. Join us in celebrating our abundant blessings and the wonderful ripple-effect that our giving creates!
Calendar
And, Save These Dates!
November 18th-
Preschool Praise
December 2nd-
Services and
Advent Wreath-Making
in Bolingbroke
December 8th-
Potluck Supper and
St.Nick Service
This Week's Schedule

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

Saturday, November 10
DioPA Convention

Sunday, November 11 PLEDGE SUNDAY
8:00am ST. MARTIN'S DAY-Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00am Choir Rehearsal
9:30am Sunday School for all ages
10:00am ST. MARTIN'S DAY-Holy Eucharist Rite II

Tuesday, November 13
9:30am Makin' Music

Wednesday, November 14
9:30am Makin' Music
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church
7:00pm Bible Study @ CCI
Sunday School
The Young Celebrate St. Martin

November 11: St. Martins Day –The children and youth will sing with the adult choir. Music is a special way for children to participate in the worship service. Even if your child has been unable to attend the practices, he or she can join the other children to play drums and participate. There will be no regular Sunday School on the 11th. Instead, in the Gurley Room and chapel area, Ms. Deb and her assistants will have Bible-related activities for the children and a picture book telling the story of St. Martin .

The nursery downstairs will open at 9:30 a.m. Please let Ms. Deb or Megan know if you would like your preschooler to join you before the Eucharist. Questions? Please contact Ms. Deb for more information.

Visit St. Martin's Sunday School webpage to learn more about the programs.
New Church
Preschool Praise and Worship

St. Martin's next special event for families with young children is on 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 Small 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.
Outreach
Thanksgiving Bags

This year's Thanksgiving Bag collection will benefit our neighbors on Highland Avenue. We hope to assemble 52 bags with typical Thanksgiving dinner items. The list of food items can be found on St. Martin's website and in church. Please bring your donations to church by Sunday, November 18th. 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.
Bible Study
Location Update

Every month, our Bible Study of the three synoptic Gospels alternates between two church homes. November is the month when we meet at Christ Church, Ithan at 7 p.m. in the parish hall (536 Conestoga Road, Villanova). One advantage of this Bible approach is that each week you can attend even if you have missed previous Wednesdays. Books are provided. Join the conversation whenever it works for you as we interpret scripture in the context of our lives. Questions? Please contact Deb Parker for more information.
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 Lectionary
Sunday's Readings can be found on the Worship page at St. Martin's website.

1 Kings 17:8-16
Psalm 146
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

Diocesan Events
Convention 2018

Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2018
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
38th Street between Market and Chestnut, Philadelphia
https://www.diopa.org/diocesan-convention-2018/
Veterans' Mass
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
5421 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
This is a healing service for veterans to share their stories. Service with Eucharist to follow. Questions? Contact Canon Toneh Smyth .
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.