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1 August 2017

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Volume XXXI  | August 1, 2017
Announcements for Transfiguration Sunday
ABOUT YOUTH: A New Youth Minister and ChattYE      
As we set our sights toward the fall, consider something new. St. Martin of Tours, after discussion with parishioners who are interested in youth ministry, youth themselves, and their parents alike, has decided to begin a new, shared ministry this fall. This will be in addition to what our parish itself offers youth. We are partnering with three other Episcopal churches – St. Francis of Assisi, St. Peters, and St. Albans. Together we will share a youth minister, who will initially be paid for with a grant. This person, who is yet to be hired, will spend time working in each of our respective parishes, and also offer youth activities shared amongst us. Also, St. Martin youth are invited to participate in ChattYE (Chatty Youth Episcopal), which is a social get together for all Episcopal youth in the Chattanooga area.
This meeting is important:
12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Sunday August 6
SHARED YOUTH MINISTRY
St. Martin will host. Lunch will be served. To further develop this idea, parents and youth will meet separately and then together for a plenary session, led by Robert Hartmans. Robert is the priest in charge at St. Albans. If you are a youth, or parent, or just interested in youth ministry and Christian formation in general, you are cordially invited to attend. (The later start time is to allow folks from nearby parishes to transit.)
New Bishop: Reverend Brian Cole
On July 28th, at St. John’s Cathederal in Knoxville, the Reverend Brian Cole was elected to serve as 5th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.
We offer prayers of thanksgiving for our Bishop elect, all our nominees, their spouses, the search committee, the diocesan staff, the transition committee,  our clergy and delegates, and the entire diocese.
The ordination service will be held at 11 AM ET on Saturday, December 2nd at the Church of the Ascension, Knoxville, TN.
Worship
The Lessons Appointed for Use on
the Feast of The Transfiguration
August 6
Exodus 34:29-35
2 Peter 1:13-21
Luke 9:28-36
Psalm 99
8 AM
Lessons: Ralph Coggin
Prayers: Will Sutton
Chalice Bearers: Ralph Coggin, Will Sutton
Element Bearers: Ralph and Pat Coggin
Ushers: Dan Johnson, Charlie Mason
10 AM
Lessons: Chris Schutz
Prayers: Ed Virgin
Chalice Bearers: Chris Schutz, Ed Virgin
Element Bearers: Scott and Dawn Schnitzer
Cantor: Gary Callahan
Ushers: John Riddle, Ralph Maddux, Mark Qualey, Brenda Terrell
Youth Lector: Henry Veys
Server: Drew Champion
Crucifer: Henry Veys
Torch Bearers: Samantha Wildey, Luci Veys
Altar Guild: Group IV (M. Gilliland, E. Neil, J. Rodgers, B. Tawater, J. Virgin, E. Virgin)
Flower Guild: Cheryl Roddy, Sandy Soulen
Greeters: Calvin and Danna Parker
Haiti: $3670 Donated
“Thank you for being part of our Monitrice program” … Chris Devaney, Executive Director.
The Children’s Nutrition Program (CNP) of Haiti works to “improve the health and development of Haitian children, particularly those suffering from malnutrition, who can in turn raise Haiti from poverty.” Most of CNP’s work is in three areas: children’s nutrition, women’s empowerment, and safe water. The St. Martin’s Laymen sponsored one monitrice this year. Your donations have helped cover the annual salary of one Haitian woman to work to insure the nutrition of mothers and children in the rural commune of Leogane. Thank you. Your continued support is welcome HERE.
August Birthdays
Sunday, August 27
You are cordially invited to attend the August birthday celebration in the Parish Hall following the 10 AM service on Sunday, August 27. There will be refreshments and merriment! Thanks to Dawn Schnitzer and Emma Veys for hosting.
Also, if you had a birthday in July, there is a cross with your name on it on the table in the atrium. Please pick it up at your convenience.
August 1: Marianne Wilson
August 2: Jim Hudson
August 5: Cheryl Roddy
August 6: Morgan Hughes, Taylor Hughes, Marilyn Chapmon
August 8: Deborah DiStefano
August 11: Ken Monds
August 12: Gerry Bettis, Dan Johnson
August 14: Donna Gobert
August 15: Dave Holliday
August 16: Marilyn Chapman, Calvin Parker
August 17: Jessie Clinton
August 20: Sandra Stancil, Andy Jackson
August 23: Caldwell Hunt, Jean Croft, Jimmy Tawater
August 24: Eileen Johnson
August 26: Chandler Rogers
August 28: Vickie Trapp, Heather Westman
August 30: Ed Virgin, Theo Kyriskide
Altar Flowers
Do you have a celebration, such as a wedding, anniversary, or birthday? Would you like to honor someone special in your life? Please sign up to donate altar flowers. The altar flowers add natural beauty to Sunday worship at St. Martin’s, and they allow the community of Christ to share in the milestones of your life. The sign-up sheet is in the atrium.
Summer Reading
Please take a book from the library to read!
Like trees in a forest, books must be culled, a process currently underway in the parish library. Thanks to Father Gary, Father Jim, and Marianne Boer for taking on this summer project. Books that have been removed are on tables in Room 9, the room to the right of the nursery at the end of the hall. You are invited to drop by at your convenience, look at the selection, and take a book or books with you. If you see a book there that you strongly feel needs to be returned to the library, feel free to haul it back over there.
Dare to Dance
September 23
Convention Center
You are cordially invited to attend the 10th anniversary performance of Dance to Dance! All of the proceeds go to the Kidney Foundation. Please show your support by donating HERE.
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