St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
June 6, 2019
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world
Wear RED this Sunday!
Weather permitting, the Pentecost service and picnic will be held
on the grounds of St. Martin’s Church.
Rain location: Ithan Hall at Christ Church, Ithan

Help is needed for the following:
  • Drinks
  • Side Dishes (salads, deviled eggs, vegetables, chips, pretzels, etc.)
  • Set-up starting at 8:30 AM

Please contact Abby Thomas with the items you are bringing.
Thank you!
This Saturday!
Dennis Bingham
Recommended arrival time is 9:30 AM.
Congratulations Dennis!
This Week's Schedule

Saturday, June 8
10:00am (9:30am is best) Dennis Bingham, Diaconal Service
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 South 38th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free Parking at Laz Parking
39th & Market Sts (Entrance on 39th St)

Sunday, June 9 PENTECOST
10:00am Outdoor Service & Picnic

Wednesday, June 12
10:00am Staff Meeting
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
6:00pm Upper Room @ The Gryphon Cafe
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church
7:15pm Bible Study @ SMC
Children & Youth

The children and youth will have several important roles this week for the 10 a.m. Pentecost service.
  • Youth will fly dove kites representing the Holy Spirit
  • Children will reenact the valley of the dry bones (wearing skeleton tee shirts) from Ezekiel
  • We will all have bubbles to show the Spirit in our midst
This Sunday the nursery will open at 9:30 a.m. if the weather is nice and we are at St. Martin's. If we are at Christ Church due to inclement weather, Megan will be present to help entertain our youngest parishioners so parents can participate.Please contact Ms. Deb if you have questions or would like to join us as we celebrate the birthday of the church.
Bible Study News
June Sessions

The Wednesday night Bible Study continues at St. Martin's for the month of June. We begin at 7:15 p.m.each week in the large Sunday School room at the end of the hall. Books are provided, and no prior participation is needed. If you have questions please contact Deb Parker.

If you would like to learn more about Approaching the Gospels, please visit the website or Facebook page.
Be a Diva Donor!

We reached our goal of sponsoring 10 dancers thanks to your generosity! The girls are thrilled at the prospect of having new uniforms. There is still an opportunity to assist the Little Divas by coming to the car wash fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th, from 11:00am - 1:30pm. All dirty cars welcome! Please contact Pam Faber if you have any questions.
All Levels Yoga Class
Breathe, stretch, and destress!

The next St. Martin’s yoga class will be June 18th, at 6:30 p.m in the Gurley Room. Enjoy this opportunity to indulge in some self-care. It's a great mind-body-soul experience!
Gryphon Cafe
A Midweek Gathering

The next Upper Room gathering is on Wednesday, June 12th, at 6:00 PM upstairs at the Gryphon Café, 105 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne. Discussions will relate to: “Potential” is a very weird thing. It doesn’t actually exist yet but many of us base our lives on it. What do you think is your “potential”? How do you reach it? Stop in on any 2nd or 4th Wednesday for some interesting conversation and fellowship.
Press Release

It is with great joy that SWIC announced that the first two batches of chickens went to market for the farms we funded in late April! Many of you bought chicks as gifts during the holidays, and others made donations since then. We thank all of you. Videos and other information are on the SWIC website and the press release can be found there as well. Please promote this press release through your own network. Our relationship building continues so you will see more information as we launch new farms this summer and fall.
Service Hours
Take Note!

Single Service Sundays will begin on Sunday, June 16th. There will be one service celebrated at 9:30 AM through the summer until September 15th when we return to two services.
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.

Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Acts 2:1-21
John 14:8-17, 25-27