WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2019
Basic Bible Study

Sundays, January 13 and 20
10:15 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

Join the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr. for reflections on "From Bewitched to Beloved:  A Survey of Paul's Letter to the Galatians" to hear about some of the key themes in this brief, but power-packed letter of Paul, including Paul's assertion that there is but one Gospel, that Jesus' followers are saved by grace through faith, that there is freedom in the Christian life, and finally -- and perhaps most especially -- how we "live" in that freedom

Enriching Marriage Elective

Sundays, January 13 and 20
10:15 a.m.
Payne Education Center, Room 210/212

Whether it's our relationship with our in-laws, differing views about finances, physical intimacy or the division of household labor, the marriage relationship is susceptible to all kinds of challenges. If you're facing them already or simply wanting to plan ahead, this class with Deniece Christ-Rice and Jeffrey Rice will equip you with tools to help work through these common tests of marital bliss
 
Learn About Mission Trips

Sunday, January 13
Church Step Talks
9:15 and 11:15 a.m., Old Church
11:15 a.m., The Church
Information Meeting
10:15 -- 11 a.m.
Activity Center, Fellowship Room
 
Learn about upcoming mission trips and find out how you can support St. Martin's efforts beyond our borders. There is a wide range of opportunities through international mission to care for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.
 
Men of St. Martin's Guest Speaker

Thursday, January 17
7 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall
 
The guest speaker at the Men of St. Martin's Thursday Morning Bible Study is Dr. David Peterson, Director of Community Outreach for The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and Scholarly Advisor for The H.E. Butt Family Foundation. Breakfast is available for a $5 donation; reservations are not required.
 
Houston Civic Symphony Concert

Friday, January 18
7 p.m.
The Church
 
The Houston Civic Symphony is a group of highly talented musicians who gather under the direction of Dr. Brian Runnels to perform the masterworks of the symphonic repertoire. This year's concert will feature an organ concerto by Charles Stanford; the organ soloist will be Dr. David Henning.
 
A Change of Heart

Wednesdays, January 16 -- March 6
9:30 -- 11 a.m. or 1 -- 2:30 p.m.
The Island, Room 201
 
It's a New Year -- a time for new beginnings and a change of heart! Women are invited
to this eight-week study group on the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship. If yours is difficult, we can offer hope; if yours is great, we can learn from you. Click the link below for more information and to register.

 
Tablescape Luncheon

Tuesday, January 29
11 a.m. -- 1 p.m.
Bagby Parish Hall
 
Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin's invite parishioners to hear guest speaker Tova Sido, a Christian author, speaker and mom from Dallas who has been preaching, teaching, writing and providing hope and healing through the power of Jesus Christ. Tickets are $30 each ($240 for a table of 8). Click the link below to register by Monday, January 21.
 
Officer Nominations

The Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin's will be accepting recommendations for 2019 -- 2020 officers through January 31. Officers must be a member in good standing of St. Martin's Church (baptized, confirmed, known to the Rector by active membership and known to the treasurer by a financial pledge to the Parish). Recommend a friend; or if you would like to be an officer, please feel free to recommend yourself. Completed forms may be turned into the church office, attention Janet Schaumburg. You may also email your recommendations to Janet Schaumburg at  jlschaumburg@gmail.com. Click the link below for the nomination form.