St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
January 3, 2019
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world
Learn From Yesterday. Live For Today. Hope For Tomorrow.
This Week's Schedule

Friday, January 4, 2019
10:00am Women's AA Bolingbroke

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - EPIPHANY
Both services, Sunday School, and the Nursery are all in Bolinbroke.
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
8:30am Parish Breakfast
9:00am Choir Rehearsal
9:30am Nursery is open
9:30am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
9:30am Makin' Music
5:30pm Worship Planning Meeting
6:30pm Yoga with Amanda

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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
Parish Breakfast
Eat and Pray in Bolingbroke!

The Parish Breakfast returns this Sunday, January 6th in Bolingbroke starting at 8:30 a.m. The 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services will also be held in Bolingbroke. Plan your morning all in one location. Come and celebrate the Epiphany with food, prayer, and fellowship!
The Highland Hamper Returns

Our collection of non-perishable food items for our neighbors on Highland Avenue has resumed. 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 will also give a bi-monthly suggestion of what to bring: for the next two Sundays, we will concentrate on pasta and tomato products. The Hamper is located in The Gurley Room. Thank you in advance for your support.
News for Families
Take note!

January 6: Sunday School and Nursery begin at 9:30 a.m. at Bolingbroke. It is Epiphany Sunday...the day we celebrate the Magi visiting Jesus so crowns and camels are in the plans for the day!
All Levels Yoga Class
Breathe, stretch, and destress!

The next St Martin’s yoga class will be January 8th at 6:30 p.m. Come and decompress from a busy holiday season. Let self-care be a 2019 resolution and join us for this mind-body-soul experience!
Community Service
The Upper Room

The first Gryphon Cafe gathering of 2019 will be on Wednesday, January 9th. Come and meet for discussion and prayer from 6:00-7:00 PM. The discussion topic will be "Courage: What does it mean to you? And how will you find it to follow through on your commitments in the new year?" The cafe is located at 105 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne. A light dinner will be provided and parking can be found in the nearby Santander Bank lot. All are welcome, so please bring a friend!
Bible Study
Read. Discuss. Reflect.

On Wednesday, January 9th, the Parallel Gospel Bible Study will begin again at Christ Church, Ithan. All adults, newcomers as well as previous participants, are welcome. Books are provided. The discussion will start at 7pm in the parish hall. For more information contact Deb Parker.
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
Anonymous Gift
Much Appreciated!

Fr. Chris received a bag from Wayne Jewelers with package in it that contained a silver bowl monagrammed with Emma's initials. There was no card identifying the "gifter". Please contact Fr. Chris via email,, or cell phone at 917-607-7489 if you know anything about this gift. Thank you!
The Lectionary
Sunday's Readings can be found on the Worship page at St. Martin's website.

Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-7,10-14
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12