A Service for the Reverend Deacon Helen Richard will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2 pm, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Lebanon. Reception follows.
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
are invited to our annual
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS service
Sunday October 7 at 10 am
on the grass outside the Parish Hall. This service is in the tradition of St. Francis, who preached to the birds and other animals of God’s amazing creation.
Please bring your furry and feathered friends on a leash or in a carrier for everyone’s safety. Photos or stuffed animals can be brought in place of animals who are not suitable for a gathering.
Leashes and pet food will be available for critters; humans will have fellowship at coffee hour following the service.
Located at the corner of Milton & Williams Streets, the ample level parking lot provides easy access for all.
Donations will benefit the Safe Haven Humane Society.
Annual TRUNK SALE – Saturday, Sept 8
St. Martin Episcopal Church Women’s group is hosting their 4th Trunk Sale to support their community outreach programs including Lebanon Soup Kitchen, Personal Care Kits for the needy, Learning Perch Reading Program for second grade students at Sand Ridge Charter School, Little Free Library for the neighborhood, and more.
Visit us at St. Martin’s Church Parking Lot at the corner of Milton and Williams Streets, Lebanon, with plenty of convenient level parking, easily accessible. SPECIAL EXTRAS: Children’s Clothes, display cases, plants, books, crafts, and MORE! Come check it out. Have fun, find treasures, and help the community.
School Starts Soon — Blessing of the Backpacks
On Sunday, August 26, at the 10 am Holy Communion, we will pray for the students, teachers, and school supplies to get this new school year off to a good start.
Supplies are available for any who need them. Donations will be taken for school children at the Lebanon Soup Kitchen
FAMILY FUN NIGHTS to celebrate Summer and ENJOY Family
Friday June 22, 6-8 PM – Free hot dogs and hamburgers, potluck, ALL ARE WELCOME.
Family-friendly games for children of all ages; enjoy St. Martin’s playground and yard. Plenty of easy parking at the corner of Milton & Williams Streets.
And mark your calendars for July 27 and August 24!
Celebrate Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit
Sunday May 20, 10 am Holy Communion
Join us for our annual TEA BY THE SEA!
Fine Food, Fun, Fashion, & Friendship
Plenty of easy parking, and accessible entry. Tickets $15; Children 12 and under $10.
Advance Tickets recommended.
In addition to a wide array of delicious sweets and savories, “Tea by the Sea” features
Style Show provided by Christopher and Banks, Heritage Mall, Albany, and Fashion Sense active wear from Independence
Tea Music by Keyboardist Ray Hendricks
Come Join us for Palm Sunday and Easter
Palm Sunday March 25
10 AM Palm Procession, Passion Readings, and Holy Communion here at St. Martin’s
Maundy Thursday Worship Service March 29 7 p.m.
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, S. Main Street, Lebanon. Holy Communion and Foot Washing. Rev. Melodie Kimball, homilist.
Vigil at the Altar of Repose at St. Martin’s
Thurs night to Friday Morning; Sign up for a slot from 9 pm to 9 am
Good Friday Stations of the Cross Service March 30;
7 pm, at St. Martin’s, Rev. Joel Schmitz from Our Saviour’s Lutheran, preacher.
Easter Sunday April 1; 10 AM –
Festival Mass with Flower Cross and Alleluias, Easter Egg Hunt for Children follows the service.
Join us for our One Buck Seminary Discussion led by Bishop Thornton
On Saturday March 17, 8-9:30 am, discussing the work of Rene Girard and Christianity
Starting Sunday February 11 —> We invite you to join us with the daily GOOD BOOK CLUB readings during Lent and Easter. Read more at this link> Good Book Club
And come discuss them at our The Good Book Club and Soup for Lent!
6 pm. Parish Hall, 257 E. Milton. FREE. Soup, Bread, and Discussion.
Tues Feb 20, Wed Feb 28, Tues March 6, Tues March 13, and Tues March 20. Hope you join us!
February 13 – SHROVE TUESDAY ~ 5:30 at the Parish Hall. $5/person or $8/family.
Traditional Pancake Supper and Races: Fun for all ages, and raises funds for charity, put on by St. Martin’s Men’s Group.
February 14 – ASH WEDNESDAY –
Imposition of Ashes – 9:30 am and 7 pm services with Holy Communion
Our discussion group with Bishop John Thornton starts 2018 with Reinhold Niebuhr’s chapter on “The Relations of Christians and Jews in Western Civilization” on Saturday, Jan 13, at 8-9:30 in the Parish Hall.
ALL ARE WELCOME! You can get a reading packet in the church office, or just come and participate anyway. Coffee and refreshments.
Annual Longest Night Service – Thursday, December 21, 7 p.m.
Come light a candle and share in this Service of Comfort on December 21, the longest night of the year, when darkness increases the sadness many feel amid the excitement of the holidays.
People missing loved ones or burdened by illness or disappointment or anxiety can come together for comfort and strength from each other and God. This time of remembrance and the liturgy of candle lighting and sharing – of singing and quiet time can be very healing.
Everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to join us. Rev. Melodie Kimball will celebrate Holy Communion, open to all.
You are invited to bring family and friends, light candles for those you miss, and show photographs or memorabilia. We hope you will find hope and comfort in knowing you are not alone.
Thursday, December 21, 7-8 p.m. Stay for coffee and fellowship afterwards.
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, corner of Milton and Williams Streets, Lebanon. Easy parking in the lot.
Worship with us on Sunday Nov 12 St. Martin’s Day at 10 a.m.
We honor our Veterans and are proud to follow the example of St. Martin who did his duty as a Roman soldier and showed compassion on a beggar by giving away half his uniform cloak before later becoming bishop of Tours in France. Come worship with us Sunday at 10 a.m. to honor St. Martin’s example and meet Bishop Michael Hanley.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. Join us to celebrate the traditional Blessing of the Animals service
in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. For the safety and comfort of animals, please bring them on a leash or in a carrier. All are invited to stay after for fellowship coffee hour. Any donations will go to assist animals affected by the hurricanes.
Coming Saturday Sept 16, 8-9:30 a.m. in St. Martin’s Parish Hall: “One Buck Seminary”
A lively free discussion group returns with Bishop John Thornton as discussion leader. Our topic is St. Augustine, original sin, free will, etc. A reading packet is available. Here’s one of the items to read: Stephen Greenblatt’s essay from The New Yorker: One Buck – Sept 16 – St. Augustine
WHAT: “Tea Time”
To support their community outreach programs including Lebanon Soup Kitchen, Personal Care Kits, Learning Perch Reading Program, Little Free Library, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venture Crew, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Women are holding their Annual Spring High Tea.
WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 2-4 pm
WHERE: St. Martin’s Parish Hall at the corner of Milton and Williams Streets, Lebanon. Plenty of parking, and ADA accessible
EXTRAS: In addition to a wide array of delicious sweets and savories, the Spring High Tea features
- “Name That Tune” competition and Lively Tea Music by Keyboardist Ray Hendricks
- Raffles and door prizes
Tickets: $12 from Church Office. 541-451-1159; firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday April 1- Bonhoeffer Part 2: “One Buck Seminary” discussion group
with Bishop John S. Thornton. All are welcome.
WHEN – WHERE: Saturday April 1, 8-9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall
WHAT: Further Discussion of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s work in Germany during WW II
MATERIALS: Same reading packet as before; available now at St. Martin’s.
Tuesday Feb 28: 5:30 p.m. Traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
& Pancake Races hosted by St. Martin’s Men’s Group
Pancake Races have many categories, even Certificate of Participation, Most Flips, More Creative Flips, etc. According to Wikipedia,
The most famous pancake race, at Olney in Buckinghamshire, has been held since 1445. The contestants, traditionally women, carry a frying pan and race over a 415-yard course to the finishing line. The rules are strict: contestants have to toss their pancake at both the start and the finish, as well as wear an apron and a scarf. Traditionally, when men want to participate, they must dress up as a housewife (usually an apron and a bandanna). Here’s a picture from England.
Ash Wednesday March 1: Imposition of Ashes
9:30 a.m. Healing Prayers with Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
7: 00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Here are the readings for Ash Wednesday http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/Lent/AshWed.html