St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
January 17, 2019
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world
Preparing for Sunday

Perfect Light of revelation,
as you shone in the life of Jesus,
whose epiphany we celebrate,
so shine in us and through us,
that we may become beacons of
truth and compassion,
enlightening all creation with deeds
of justice and mercy. Amen.

NOTE: While Fr. Chris is on sabbatical, only one service, 10:00 AM, will be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of January, February, and March. The Rev. David Laquintano will be our celebrant for most of those Sundays-the next one being Jan. 27th. Early risers on the 2nd and 4th Sundays are welcome to attend the quiet 8:30 AM Rite II service at Christ Church, Ithan.
This Week's Schedule

Friday, January 18
9:30am Makin' Music

Sunday, January 20
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:00am Choir Rehearsal
9:30am Sunday School and Nursery
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Tuesday, January 22
9:30am Makin' Music
6:30pm Yoga Class

Wednesday, January 23
9:30am Makin' Music
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
6:00pm Upper Room @ The Gryphon Cafe
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church
7:00pm Bible Study @ CCI

Thursday, January 24
7:00pm Vestry Meeting
The Highland Hamper

Our collection of non-perishable food items for our neighbors on Highland Avenue continues. Please check the sales while you are doing your own grocery shopping and put extra items in your cart for Highland. We need everything - vegetables, soup, peanut butter, jelly, "one box" prepared meals, etc. We are also suggesting specific items to bring, so for the next 2 weeks, we will concentrate on canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc). The Hamper is located in The Gurley Room. Thank you in advance for your support.
Sunday School
Interpreting Jesus' Life Lego Style

We will continue to focus on Jesus during this Epiphany season. This week we will be sharing the story of the first miracle at the wedding at Cana. Please bring your Sunday School-aged children and youth (3 and older) to join us each week at 9:30 a.m. in the large Sunday School room. Younger children are welcome to join Megan in the nursery, also beginning at 9:30. Adults are invited to participate, however, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. is a time when parents can have their own reflective time. Please contact Ms. Deb if you have suggestions or questions.
Bible Study
Read. Discuss. Reflect.

On Wednesdays in January, the Parallel Gospel Bible Study continues at Christ Church, Ithan. All adults, newcomers as well as previous participants, are welcome. Books are provided. The discussion starts at 7pm in the parish hall. For more information contact Deb Parker.
All Levels Yoga Class
Breathe, stretch, and destress!

The next St. Martin’s yoga class will be January 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy this opportunity to keep your commitment to self-care in 2019 with this mind-body-soul experience!
Chili Cook-Off
Bring your appetite!

The 21st Annual Chili Cook-off will happen this year as always after the 10 AM service at Bolingbroke on February 3rd. It's the perfect prelude to the Super Bowl Game later that day.

Contestants and attendees can sign-up in the Gurley Room. In addition to a list of the entrants, the sign-up sheet will provide space for donations of beverages, salads, bread, desserts, etc.

First, second, and third place winners will be determined by vote of the Cook-Off attendees by secret ballot, and incredible prizes will be awarded!

Please Note: Due to the space needed for the Cook-Off in Bolingbroke, both the 8 and 10 AM services will be held in church.
Souper Bowl
Be a Champion over Hunger!

The Super/Souper Bowl is quickly approaching! It's not only a day to enjoy a football championship game, but it's also a day when anyone can be a "hunger-fighting" champion. The youth of St. Martin's and Christ Church will once again be selling soup mixes to benefit the Great Valley and Ardmore Food Cupboards. Purchases may be made on February 3rd before or after the church services and during the Chili Cook-Off event in Bolingbroke.
The Good Book Club
Good News!

The Episcopal Church began a new Bible Study called "The Good Book" club. The readings began January 7, and invite us to read a portion of the Letter of Paul to the Romans each day (except Sundays). Some are reading solo as part of a personal Epiphany spiritual practice, while others are finding another person to call, Facetime, text, email or otherwise read simultaneously. Near or far we can connect to explore the book of Romans. Additional details can be found at the following websites:
Offering Envelopes

Please pick up your 2019 Offering envelopes available in the Gurley Room. If envelopes were inadvertently not assigned to you, please contact the church office at 610-688-4830 or
The Lectionary
Sunday's Readings can be found on the Worship page at St. Martin's website.

Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

Lost and Found
Missing Something?

It might be in St. Martin's Lost and Found collection. Items are as follows: Ladies wire-frame glasses, Men's XXL brown cardigan sweater, reuseable travel mugs, a plush baby ball toy, a gray Yankees baseball cap, an Italia baseball cap, a navy NY Times umbrella, a navy compact umbrella, a thinsulated handbag, a 6-month white baby outfit, a 12V power supply cord, Women's gray 8.5 Nike sneakers, a Grumpy coffee mug, 2 mirrored sconces, Women's 7.5 wool-lined leather gloves, pink knit gloves, a small silver rose wristlet clutch, a black canvas brief case, black fur-cuffed fingerless gloves, a wooden cross necklace, and a brown beaded knot bracelet.

These items will be on display this Sunday. Articles not claimed by January 31st will be donated to a local non-profit organization.