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Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at Paul’s Place. Check out the volunteer calendar for opportunities this month.
Summer Bible Study ~ Mondays
“Don’t worry about anything.” “The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds.” “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” These are all found in Paul’s letter to the Philippians. What else does Paul say to the Philippians and to us? Join us Mondays at 7:00 p.m., in St. Martin’s House from July 31-August 28, and find out as we read and study this New Testament book. No bible knowledge required. For details contact Sarah Parkison.
Bible Challenge Group ~ Tuesdays
Join us in our challenge to read the Bible in a year. Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in St. Martin’s House. For questions and more details contact Cindy Neseth.
Wednesdays Together Cookouts ~ Wednesdays
Please join us Wednesday evenings from now through August 30 at 6:00 p.m. for fellowship and delicious food. Suggested donations of $5.00 per head or a max $20.00 per family. Side dishes or desserts are greatly appreciated. If you have special dietary needs contact John Theune, (410) 353-8726.
A Chamber Music Night ~ August 25
Join us here at St. Martin’s for a “Chamber Music Night.” A talented ensemble of musicians will perform a program of piano and strings music. The concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments to follow. The concert is free to all, however a suggested donation of $15 per family would be much appreciated to help supplement funds for our music ministries. For details please contact HyeSung Hwang, Director of Music Ministries.
Invitation Sunday ~ September 10
St. Martin’s program year begins on Sunday, September 10 and you are invited to not only “attend” but, like our faith lives, participate fully. More importantly, you are invited to invite others on this special day of welcome: friends, other family members, neighbors, co-workers…everyone is invited.
Events of Invitation Sunday include:
> 8:00 a.m. Special welcome with Holy Eucharist for those who have been invited to St. Martin’s today.
> 9:00 a.m. Open House for all Sunday School classes and Youth programs
Adult Forums resume-this week with Fellowship Sunday.
> 10:00 a.m. During our worship service we will bless backpacks for those returning to school. Commissioning of our Sunday School and Youth program mentors. Special welcome for those who have been invited to St. Martin’s today.
> 11:15 a.m. Special pot luck luncheon. Learn about the many ways we are invited to be Christ’s hands, feet, and hearts in our world. Discover how God is inviting you to continue serving or inviting you to new ways of helping change the world in Christ’s name. Enjoy time for fellowship and reconnecting our parish family after the summer.
Moms in Prayer ~ September 15
We cover our kids with new clothes for the start of school – let’s cover them with prayer too. We would love to have you join us to pray for our children and schools. Moms in Prayer meets monthly on Friday in St. Martin’s house at 10:00 a.m. beginning Friday, September 15. For information contact Sarah Parkison
, (804) 239-8946.
St. Philip’s and St. Martin’s Book Study ~ begins September 26, All Are Encouraged to Attend
St. Philip’s, Annapolis and St Martin’s-in-the-Field will host a joint book study starting Tuesday night, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. Parishioners from both churches (and friends) are welcome as we read and discuss “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. This autobiography talks about Noah’s experience growing up in South Africa as it was transitioning from apartheid towards an inclusive and multicultural and multiethnic future. We hope to have wide-ranging discussions that touch on differences and similarities between the South African experience and the United States experience of navigating life in multicultural and multiethnic societies. We meet three times, on consecutive Tuesdays starting on September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Philips. The October 3 session will be at St. Martin’s, and the October 10 session at St. Philips. To learn more and to sign up for the book study please contact Joan Townsend at (410) 544-1769, or Wamahdri Williams at (410) 431-5066.