March 9, 2021
Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts 4-Episode Miniseries
Women play an important role in stories of the Bible, more so than any other saga of ancient Near Eastern civilizations. Women of the Bible is an indispensable guide to the customs, ideas, and aspirations of the women whose stories have shaped civilizations and spanned continents. Some highlights include: Insights into the lives of women in biblical times, profiles of leading women in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and details of fascinating archaeological finds.

Please join us for a special four-week miniseries with Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts about his National Geographic publication, Women of the Bible. Visit our website to access the study videos.
Family Life Class Aids Parents During COVID
Join the Rev. Alex D. Graham III and other special guests for "Parenting in a Pandemic," where they will discuss the hardships of raising children during the crisis of COVID-19. This four-week series will equip parents with the tools to support their children and teach them appropriate coping skills during the pandemic.

This Family Life Class is distributed via email Sunday mornings. To receive these emails, please contact communications@stmartinsepiscopal.org with your information.

Please visit our website to access the March 7 class with Ellen Bass, Head of School, St. Martin's Episcopal Preschool.
Outreach Sunday Rescheduled to March 16
Our annual Outreach Sunday, originally scheduled for February 21, had to be postponed because of the winter storm. Outreach Sunday is now Outreach Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 16
3-5 p.m.
East Parking Lot

Help us create give-away bags for Undies for Everyone and senior goodie bags for Senior Rides. Sign to to volunteer at bit.ly/outreachsunday and masked are required.
Stations of the Cross
We invite you to make your own pilgrimage along the Via Dolorosa, or “Way of Sorrows,” during Lent. The Stations of the Cross depict the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus and the devotion commemorating the Passion. You are invited to “walk the stations” online, guided by St. Martin’s Clergy Members, making your own spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, while meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death.

Wednesdays through March 31
The Church (no reservations required)
11 a.m. until noon Holy Eucharist service
Wednesday Evening Adult Lenten Series
Food is one of life’s fundamentals. Scripture has a lot to say about food, both in terms of our relationship with it, our use of it and how it reflects something of our relationship with our Lord. This Lent series will reflect on the place of physical nourishment in our lives as disciples.

Join the Rev. Chad T. Martin 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, in Bagby Parish Hall (reservations required) or online.

Boxed dinners are available 5-6:30 p.m. in Bagby Parish Hall with reservations. Holy Eucharist is offered 5:30 p.m. in The Church and no reservations are required.
Thursday Afternoon Adult Lenten Series
Each week, one of our clergy will share their relationship with Jesus and where they’ve learned from surprising sources, from TV shows to movies to philosophers or writers. Come along and hear about how Jesus has worked through the unexpected!

Join the Dr. Suse E. McBay 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in Bagby Parish Hall or via Zoom Webinar (reservations required).
CLS Day Group Begins New Study March 11
This is a great to to life our gaze and turn our hearts toward God! Please join Christian Life Study (CLS) for a five-week study on praising God using Teddy Heard Orr's book Psalms of Worship. The study includes Zoom fellowship and discussion

Thursdays, March 11-April 18
9:30-10:45 a.m.
$20 registration for new members

We Are Open for Worship; Sign Up Now
St. Martin's is opening slowly and we look forward to seeing you for Holy Eucharist and The Family Table services. Seating is limited to allow for social distancing, so you must reserve a seat in order to attend. Reservations open at 9 a.m. every Monday for our services.

9:15 a.m. Sunday, March 14, Family Table Worship Service with Eucharist
10 a.m., Sunday, March 14, Holy Eucharist Service
Worship Services
IN-PERSON
  • Holy Eucharist, noon and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in The Church
  • Family Table, 9:15 a.m. Sunday, March 14, in Bagby Parish Hall
  • Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Sunday, March 14, in The Church

To register for services, please click here.

ONLINE
Growing in Faith
Wednesday Evening Adult Lenten Series, Bread That Lasts, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in Bagby Parish Hall and online. Reservations required only for Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.

St. Martin's 20s & 30s, Return of the King, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, via ZOOM

Thursday Afternoon Adult Lenten Series, Life's Unexpected Teachers, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in Bagby Parish Hall and via Zoom Webinar. Reservations required: click here to register for the in-person series; click here to register for Zoom Webinar.

Basic Bible StudyBig Beliefs for Real Life, Sunday morning, March 14, via YouTube

Family Life ClassParenting in a Pandemic, Sunday morning, March 14, via YouTube
Connect with your
Church Family
Christian Life Studies Night GroupSeeking God's Truth Through His Word, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, via ZOOM
Visit CLS's website to register for this class.

The Moms' Group, Virtual Weekly Meeting, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, via ZOOM. To receive ZOOM links or for more information, contact Liz Gallien at lgallien@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

7-1-7 Students, Life Groups, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, via ZOOM; High School Life Groups also meet in Student Life Center. To receive ZOOM links or for more information, contact Student Ministries at students@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Men of St. Martin's, Virtual Weekly Meeting, 7 a.m. Thursday, March 11, via ZOOM. To receive ZOOM links or for more information, contact The Rev. Chad Martin at 713-830-4110 or cmartin@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Christian Life Studies Day GroupSeeking God's Truth Through His Word, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 11, via ZOOM
Visit CLS's website to register for this class.
St. Martin's Gift Shoppe
The Gift Shoppe is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. For questions, call 713-985-3840 or email giftshoppe@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Café St. Martin's Curbside
Order at least a day in advance for Monday through Friday lunch here. For questions, contact Chrissy Kana at 713-985-3806 or cafe@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

After Hours Emergencies
Call 713-621-3040 and press 2 to reach the Priest on Call.

Prayer Requests
Contact the Prayer Request Line at 713-830-4124 or Cyndy Ensign
at 713-985-3808 or censign@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Death Notifications and Funerals
Contact Cyndy Ensign at 713-985-3808 or censign@stmartinsepiscopal.org.