St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
July 25, 2019
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world

He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial."
Luke 11:2-4

A Prayer
Father in heaven, in your goodness you pour out on your people all that they need, and satisfy those who persist in prayer. Make us bold in asking, thankful in receiving, tireless in seeking, and joyful in finding, that we may always proclaim your coming kingdom and do your will on earth as in heaven. Amen.

This Week's Schedule

Sunday, July 28
9:15am VBS: Care of Creation
9:30am Holy Eucharist with Rev. Kenneth Wissler

Wednesday, July 31
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church

Sunday, August 4
9:15am VBS: Care of Creation
9:30am Holy Eucharist
Children & Youth
Summertime Sunday VBS

This week we will continue to focus on caring for the world around us. That includes our beautiful grounds around the church. The weather is forecast to be nice so children should wear play clothing. We will follow the leader, look for signs of beauty, take pictures, and water some of the plants close to the church building. Children and youth of all ages are invited to participate, and visiting guests are also welcome. Summer is a time to take joy in doing things together and St. Martin's is the perfect place to show we care. The Summer Sunday program begins at 9:15 a.m., as does the nursery, in the small Sunday School Room. Please contact Ms. Deb if you have any questions or would like to join our adventures.
Outdoor Worship
Blessing of the Animals

St. Martin’s will host a Blessing of the Animals outdoor event on Sunday, August 11th, at 9:30 AM. The morning will begin with a worship service and blessings for our furry, feathered, and scaly guests of honor followed by a fellowship hour that’s complete with iced tea and treats. All pets must be properly restrained on a leash or in a carrier. Does Fluffy not travel well in a kitty carrier? Does Fido not like other dogs? Is Goldie a fish? Not to worry! Join the party with a pet photo for a remote blessing. Come – Sit – Stay!!
Bible Study News
Summer Schedule

There will NOT be a Bible discussion at either Christ Church or St. Martin's on July 31, August 7, 14, and 21. However, on August 14th some of us will meet at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge for the 7:30 PM Carillon Concert. That should be a fun way to stay connected during this summer break. Click here for more information if you would like to join the group. Everyone is welcome!

The Bible Study will resume at St. Martin's from August 28th through the end of September. Please let Deb know if you have any questions or feedback. We look forward to seeing many of you on the last Wednesday in August when we once again have our Bible discussion.

If you would like to learn more about Approaching the Gospels, please visit the website or Facebook page.
Covenant News
Combined Meeting Report

The two vestries met on Thursday, June 20th, at St. Martin’s Church in Bolingbroke for a dinner prepared by Catering by Design. The dinner was an opportunity for both vestries to socialize and get to know one another better. At the conclusion of the meal, Fr. Bob Tate offered his reflections about the discernment process. Read more...
A Radnor Community Event

The Unity In Our Community Block Party returns! This is a FREE event to celebrate the end of the summer locally! On Saturday, August 24th, join in the fun on this day filled with food, drinks, bounce houses, music, and more! Stay tuned for details on ways to help make it a great summertime memory!
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 .

Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85
Colossians 2:6-19
Luke 11:1-13