Join Us for Basic Bible Study: Whose Land Is It? -- Reflecting on the Age-old Questions About Israel and Palestine

Sundays, February 10 and 17
10:15 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

It is not just the last two centuries that have involved serious conflict over the Holy Land.  It goes all the way back to the earliest of biblical histories when the Israelites entered  Canaan. As Christians, with God's promise of a land to the Jews as our heritage, how do we navigate the contentious theological and political issues that are as prevalent today as they were 2,000 years ago? Join us as our speakers share history, thoughts and hope for the land we know as "Holy."  
Our Special Speakers

The Honorable James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State
Rabbi David Lyon,
Senior Rabbi,
Congregation Beth Israel
The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr. The Rev. Dr. Suse McBay

Attend This Special Service of
Choral Evensong

Sunday, February 10
6 p.m.
The Church

This special evensong service will be celebrated with Order of St. John members the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr., the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, and the Rev. Stuart Bates, Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church, along with members of the Order of Malta. The Order of St. John supports the work of St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital, its hospital in Hebron, satellite eye clinics in Gaza and the West Bank, and mobile outreach, training, teaching and research programs.

Holy Eucharist will not be offered. A reception will following in Bagby Parish Hall.
Help Recognize Our Scouts

Sunday, February 10
9 a.m., The Church
9:15 a.m., Old Church
St. Martin's recognizes our Scouts and leaders for this special service. Scouts and
Scoutmasters from the church-sponsored Scout Troop 354 and Cub Scout Pack 354
attend the service and act as greeters and flag bearers. They also participate in the service as lay readers

Taste Test Some Great Chili

Sunday, February 10
12:15 p.m.
The Island
Enjoy some delicious chili during the Altar 4th Annual Chili Cook-off that features favorite homemade recipes for the official state dish of Texas. For information about signing up to enter the chili cook-off, or to bring a dessert, contact Beth Ollenburger at 713-830-4146 or bollenburger@stmartinsepiscopal.org.
Help Us Help Others

Sunday, February 24
10 -- 11 a.m.
Payne Education Center and the
Activity Center
This is the ninth annual "work" day for St. Martin's parishioners. Our faith in Christ is expressed by helping others in our community. Activities are planned on campus to serve the many agencies we support. Just show up and visit a variety of projects and agency partners. Wear your Outreach t-shirt, available at the Information Desk.
Ladies Are Invited to an
Evening Out

Monday, February 25
6:30 -- 7:30 p.m.
Central Market Cooking School,
3815 Westheimer Road, 2nd floor
Join Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin's for a fun evening and learn the components to make a delicious cheese tray. You also can taste wines selected to enhance the cheese course. The cost is $25 per person. Click the link below to register online by Monday, February 18.