For a few years I have been involved in a mentoring program to the Walker County Prison in northern Georgia. Just recently, my “mentee” inmate (having inquired about my life as a college professor a number of times) talked me into offering a 10-week class on the Civil Rights Movement which meets weekly on Tuesday evenings. I’ve been surprised by the high interest of the inmate students (the vast majority of whom are African American), who regularly thank me for the content of the course which seems to be fulfilling a real hunger they have. They began asking me for my notes, so that they can study them during the week between classes. One inmate has discussed how the course has changed his perspective– that it has caused him to reconsider his squandered potential when he thinks about the sacrifices made by civil rights activists. And, recently, they have asked whether I might be able to supply the prison library with some books on the topic. I then looked through the prison’s library catalog to see what they already have, and have begun compiling a list of books which might be donated. I’m asking St. Martin’s members to consider contributing some money that might expand the number of books which I can make available to them.
Please designate your donations “Prison Library.”
The Lessons Appointed for Use on the
Sunday closest to August 10
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105, 1-6, 16-22, 45b
Lessons: Jimmy Tawater
Prayers: Bob Combs
Chalice Bearers: Jimmy Tawater, Bob Combs
Element Bearers: Geoff and Marnie Rodgers
Ushers: Ralph Coggin, Ken Monds
Lessons: Vicki Trapp
Prayers: Cori Hasden
Chalice Bearers: Vicki Trapp, Cori Hasden
Element Bearers: Joe and Emma Veys
Cantor: Cheryl Roddy
Ushers: Joe Veys, The Schnitzers, Dave Mech
Youth Lector: Alex Champion
Server: Luke Qualey
Crucifer: Sam Fox
Torch Bearers: Alex Champion, Keaton Rogers
Altar Guild: Group V (J. George, S. Harrison, S. Holtkamp, D. Hutton, M. Monds, K. Monds)
Flower Guild: Jeanie Rodgers
Greeter: Barbara Milstead
ChattEY: Chattanooga Episcopal Youth
The St. Martin floors will be waxed August 15-17. Floors in the Preschool, Parish Hall, Atrium, Choir Room, and uncarpeted hallways will all be refinished over the span of these two days. Just so you know, and are not surprised should you stop by St. Martin of Tours during this time.
Total Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21 11 AM – 8 PM
You are cordially invited to witness the total solar eclipse at Grace Point Camp and retreat center. $5 donation for an incredible celestial experience plus pot luck, canoeing, kayaking, and a pool.
Also, the office will be closed in celebration of the eclipse on Monday, August 27.
August Birthday Celebration
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 front desk in the atrium. Please pick it up at your convenience.
Sunday, August 27 5 PM
Join us for a pot luck dinner, singing, and sharing! If you have attended Cursillo, or if you are interested in deepening your faith, please attend. Bring a dish to feed 10-12 folks. Ultreya is derived from Latin, meaning, “Onward!” It is a word used by pilgrims to greet and encourage one another along the way.
Holy Mackerel Reopens!
Great News!! Thanks to a wonderful group of ladies, the Holy Mackerel will reopen for business on Sunday, September 3. Plan to visit and discover treasures you didn’t know you needed and gifts for all your family and friends. And more wonderful news!!! You can bring cash, checks and credit or debit cards to buy those treasures and gifts. Yes, the Holy Mackerel will be accepting debit and credit cards for the first time. So that means you can buy even more! On Wednesday, September 13, family night dinners will begin and the Holy Mackerel will be open as well. You can shop and then dine. How awesome is that?? See you on September 3.
Dare to Dance
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.
If you are a member of the Lions Club, or know someone who is, would you contact Pam Mason at email@example.com. The parish has collected many pairs of glasses over the years that we would like to donate to help with the Lions vision programs.
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.
Laymen’s Group: Playground Project
Thank you to the Laymen’s group for adding and tightening screws to secure the playground equipment, and thank you for cleaning up the leaves and branches to beautify the church grounds!
Parish Directory Updates
Sue Harrison’s Cell: (423) 888-2776
Rachel Hasden spells her name with only one “a”
Richard and Barbara Simms have removed their home phone number
Chris Schutz Cell: (423) 987-8485
The Harris family has moved to:
181 E 6th Street, Ste. 605
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Scott Schnitzer’s birthday is March 19
Please feel free to send any additional updates to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (423) 892-9131
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