St. Martin's Weekly E-Newsletter
September 5, 2019
To seek God, and be Christ’s body in the world

So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.
Luke 14:33

"It takes preparation to come to discipleship, and discipleship to come to discernment. We must prepare for our discipleship by eliminating the distractions, or at least the seductions, of material comfort and wealth in order to form ourselves to the Lord."
Ed Morrissey

To Pray:
God of power and justice, like Jeremiah you weep over those who wander from you, turn aside to other gods, and enter into chaos and destruction. By your tears and through your mercy, teach us your ways and write them on our hearts so that we may follow faithfully the path you show us. Amen.
This Week's Schedule

Friday, September 6
10:00am AA Meeting

Sunday, September 8
9:15am VBS: Care of Creation
9:30am Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, September 11
12:15pm Holy Eucharist
6:00pm Upper Room @ Gryphon Cafe
7:00pm AA St. Martin's Church
7:00pm Bible Study @ SMC
Vestry News
Organizational Changes

Our Vestry has undergone some recent changes. For personal reasons Chris Delaney has stepped down as Rector’s Warden. The Vestry has elected Sandy Reinhardt as Rector’s Warden and McLeod Gwynette as a new member. Many thanks to Chris for her years of service and we look forward to the insight and contributions from Sandy and Cloudy.
VBS Sundays
Care of Creation Continues

Children and youth continue the "Care of Creation" VBS this Sunday, September 8th. We will wrap up with a sizzle. God is generous and we admire creation...including making colorful volcanoes again. The children and youth programs begin at 9:15 AM. Adults are welcome to join the younger members of our church family. Nursery care also begins at 9:15 AM.
Anniversary Celebration
You're Invited

After worship this Sunday, September 8th, you're invited to Ithan Hall at Christ Church, Ithan to congratulate Fr. John Sosnowski on his Ordination Anniversary. He will be celebrating 39 years in the priesthood. Blessings to Fr. John for his years of service in sharing God's Glory!
Bible Study News
The Summer Schedule Subsides

The Bible discussion continues at St. Martin's at 7 PM this upcoming Wednesday, September 11th. We will meet in the large Sunday School room at the end of the first-floor hall. St. Martin's will host the sessions during September. Books are provided, so all you need to do is to come and share from your rich experiences. Make this discussion of the three synoptic Gospels part of your fall planning. Contact Deb Parker if you have questions or suggestions.
Community Fellowship
Gryphon Cafe Gatherings

The Upper Room community conversations will resume on Wednesday, September 11th, at 6:00 PM upstairs at the Gryphon Café, 105 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne. The bi-monthly schedule remains the same for meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Join us for a special hour of spirited discussions on thought-provoking topics!
Two-Service Sundays

Service times will change on Sunday, September 15th. We will return to having two services -
8:00 Rite I (Quiet) and
10:00 AM Rite II (with Music)
Parish Life
Let's Get Together!

Join in the fun at
St. Martin’s Fall Picnic!
Sunday, September 15th
11:15 AM following the 10:00 AM service
Bolingbroke Mansion

A sign-up sheet is in the Gurley Room.
Growing in Faith
Sunday School

St. Martin’s Sunday School program year starts on Sunday, September 22nd at 9:30 AM. For 2019/2020, we will start an entirely new timeline consisting of readings from the Old Testament. Plans include singing, dancing, and the acting out of scripture passages. Older children will meet in the large Sunday School room while those under 3 years of age will be with Megan in the smaller room/nursery. We look forward to praying, learning and growing in faith! Contact Deb Parker if you have questions.
Diocesan Event
Women's Fellowship

The Diocese has planned a Ladies' Tea Party on Saturday, September 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at St. David’s Church (763 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA). The cost is $10 and benefits the Diocese's female veterans moral injury project. Deb Parker plans to attend, so check with her if you'd like to join in on the fun! For more details or to purchase tickets, please go to—
The Lectionary
Sunday's Readings can be found on the Worship page at St. Martin's website .

Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33