St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
November 29, 2018
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world

Monday, December 24th
4:00 PM
Holy Eucharist & Pageant
8:00 PM
Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, December 25th
11:00 AM Holy Eucharist
This Week's Schedule

Friday, November 30
10:00am Women's AA Bolingbroke

Sunday, December 2 ADVENT 1 in Bolingbroke
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
8:30am Parish Breakfast
9:00am Choir Rehearsal
9:30am No Sunday School
9:30am Nursery in the small Sunday School room in church
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:00am Wreath Making

Tuesday, December 4
5:30pm Worship Planning Meeting
6:30pm Yoga Class

Wednesday, December 5
10:00am Staff Meeting
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church
7:00pm Bible Study @ SMC
The First Sunday of Advent
A Change of Venue!

This Sunday, December 2nd, services will be held in Bolingbroke in coordination with the Parish Breakfast. Come for the food. Stay for the fellowship!
  • 8:00 AM Quiet Rite I Eucharist
  • 8:30 AM Breakfast begins
  • No Sunday School for families to worship together.
  • 10:00 AM Rite II Eucharist with music
(Nursery opens at 9:30 in the small Sunday School room in church .)
  • 11:00 AM Advent Wreath-Making
Special Seasonal Event
A Festive Activity!

Advent Wreath-Making will be this Sunday, December 2nd, in Bolingbroke. Join us after the 10:00 AM service for this special, hands-on event for families and individual parishioners. Supplies will be provided. Donations will be appreciated. This is a great way to start the Advent season!
'Tis the Season for Giving

Our annual $25 gift card collection for Episcopal Community Services (ECS) begins this Sunday, December 2nd. Please donate a $25 VISA or Target gift card or the money so that we can purchase the gift cards. These gift cards will allow the clients served by ECS to purchase Christmas gifts which they might not otherwise be able to do. If you have any questions, please contact Myrtie Musetti or Pam Faber.
Food Drive
Christmas Dinners

Again this year we will be holding a Christmas Dinner Drive for the residents of St. Barnabas Mission. On Sunday, December 16th, volunteers will be in the church parking lot from 7:45am to 10:30am to collect your donations. Please bring FROZEN turkeys or hams and other Christmas dinner items such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, canned vegetables & fruit. Everything will be delivered to St. Barnabas that day. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Faber.
Supper & Service
A Special Service!

On Saturday, December 8th, St. Martin’s will host a Supper & Service event to celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas. All are welcome to bring a potluck dish to share supper in the Gurley Room starting at 4:00 PM. A special St. Nicholas themed Holy Eucharist will follow at 5:00 PM in church. Children, especially, will get to experience the generous example set by St. Nicholas.
Non-perishable donations for the Highland Hamper will be accepted in celebration of this giving season.
Community Mission
Goodworks is up and running!

Goodworks, our collaborative St. Martin’s Church, Radnor and Christ Church, Ithan Community outreach initiative, is up and running! Now we need your help to stock our supply bins so that we can be ready to respond to community needs when we’re contacted.

You’re welcome to pick up a hard copy in the back of church or print one from the SMC website. Questions? Please contact Dennis Bingham or Carisa Gring.
Bible Study
Month of December

Each Wednesday in December, up through the 19th, the Bible Study will be at St. Martin's at 7 p.m. We continue to read the three synoptic Gospels in parallel and every week stands alone. So all adults are encouraged to join the group for these discussions. Books are provided. Advent is an ideal time to refocus on what Jesus means to us, in the context of our contemporary lives. If you have any questions please contact Deb Parker.
All Levels Yoga Class
Breathe, stretch, and destress!

New to yoga? Experienced yogi? Have you always wanted to try yoga or have you not practiced for a while? This class is for you! All are welcome on Tuesday, December 4th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gurley Room for approximately 1 hour. Yoga is for everyone - if you have practiced for a long time, or never, or have physical limitations, you can do yoga! The class, instructed by Amanda Eiman, will be tailored to the levels of the participants present. Come learn, explore, grow, stretch!
The Lectionary
Sunday's Readings can be found on the Worship page at St. Martin's website.

Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-9
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36

Diocesan Events
DioPA Youth All-Nighter
Friday, November 30, 2018
Philadelphia Sports Club at Highpoint in Chalfont, PA
11:00 PM - 6:00 AM - Grades 6-12
$35 per youth, includes snacks & beverages
  A night for youth from all over the diocese to join together for fun and games. Activities include: basketball, soccer, rock climbing wall, volleyball, swimming, laser tag, inflatable jousting, video games, and more. Scholarships available.
DioPA Men's Fellowship
A men's fellowship group has started with the Diocese of Pennsylvania (DioPA) to encourage spiritual development and bonding through good works. A steering committee will meet on Friday, December 7th, at 7:00 AM at the iHOP in Ardmore. Discussion will involve a literacy project for MLK Day of Service and ways to support Fr. John Daniels and the young men of Church Farm School. Curious? Drop in at breakfast. Questions? Please contact Austin Hepburn of St. David's Church, Wayne.