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 Thursday, November 15, 2018
Rector's Musings
Good Energy

This Sunday is our In-gathering, bringing to a close the 2019 Annual Renewal Campaign. More on this to follow in a special email to land in your inbox tomorrow.

I don’t know how many of you have paid a visit to the Thrifty Goose lately, but if so, you will have probably been greatly surprised. The Thrifty Goose has morphed from a traditional church charity shop into a swank repurposed clothing and accessories shop. This amazing transformation is attributable to the committed team of volunteers who have worked so hard to embrace new changes. This last week, in the online publication, Providence Daily Dose, Beth Comery wrote glowingly about the new face of the Thrifty Goose. Beth says:

I had no idea. The Thrifty Goose at St. Martin’s Church is a cut above your ordinary church thrift, and it’s huge. This is primo vintage, and lightly used, clothing and housewares. The site is fresh and clean and even has two changing rooms . . . with mirrors!

Other changes signal the new energy in the parish, much in evidence this last Sunday. Attendance at the morning Remembrance Day observances was very gratifying and although I feared this might have resulted in a smaller attendance to celebrate St Martin in the afternoon, this was in fact not the case. 133 attended Choral Evensong and we had around 122 stayed for the parish feast that followed. The feedback on both the Evensong and the feast has been enthusiastic. It is a joy to be able to congratulate the choir for their wonderful singing and to congratulate the feat’s organizers and volunteers who ensured this was a tremendously joyful occasion; the first parish celebration in our beautiful refurbished Great Hall. Thank you all!!

Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman (continue reading)

Don’t forget to bring your completed estimate of giving (pledge) cards to church, this In-gathering Sunday.

This Week
Thanksgiving Bags are due back this Sunday. Thank you!
Paul Bergeron, Jan Burling,
and Linda Pope

*photos courtesy of David Brookhart

This Month and Beyond
** Please note:
Interfaith Service scheduled for
November 20th has been cancelled . Please click HERE for more information.
Tuesday, November 20: Healing Service at 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 1 pm in the Great Hall

Visit our ' Thrifty Goose ' Thrift Shop!

November 18th
In-gathering Sunday
8 am & 9:30 am services
9:15 am Nursery
9:30 am Church School
9:30 am ‘Skip Church’ Breakfast
NEW! St Martin's Parents Group meeting in the Stearns Room after the 9:30 am service
Aurea Concert at 3 pm in the Church
ANTHEM: In Remembrance
A poignant capturing of the pathos of the Great War, through compelling chamber music, letters, & poetry of the era. Tickets: $30; seniors $25; students $10
Click HERE for more information.

KidZone Outreach 2017
Finished Toiletry Kits
KidZone Outreach 2018!!

Our Fall KidZone outreach lesson is on December 9th this year.
We're collecting for toiletry kits for our friends/neighbors that attend the Epiphany Soup Kitchen. We are looking for donated rolls of toilet tissue, adult socks, non-perishable snacks like granola bars/goldfish/pretzels, or toothbrushes. Please feel free to leave these with Linda or in the St. Martin’s office and label them, “for KidsZone outreach”.
Thanks so much!