Will and Danielle Foster have lived in Chattanooga, for about three years, in the East Brainerd area. Will works in IT downtown while Danielle cares for their two-year-old daughter, Evelyn. They are expecting a son in mid-October! Danielle is a tennis aficionado and is currently the USTA Local League Coordinator for Chattanooga. She also recently joined the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Will enjoys golf, painting, website building/graphic design, and jogging. Danielle was baptized Methodist and attended an Episcopal high school. Will attended a Presbyterian church growing up and a Baptist church in college. They noticed St. Martin of Tours as they were driving by. Danielle already had some experience with the Episcopal church and liked the size of St. Martin’s, so they decided to visit. They have been attending the 10 a.m. service, and they are looking for a community with families where they can grow in faith and raise their children in faith. They appreciate sermons and Biblical teachings that relate to contemporary life with an encouraging message. They enjoy traditional liturgy and service music.
Wednesday Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 PM, Library
This coming Wednesday, all parishioners interested in having Holy Eucharist celebrated on Wednesday evening are invited to meet in the Library at 5:30 p.m. Our goal is to discuss reestablishing this sacramental celebration for the coming year. In years past, we have celebrated Eucharist in the Chapel for about 3-8 attendees and used a Celtic form of eucharistic celebration. This year, we have other options, including basic Prayer Book, Rite I or II, and other Eucharistic services that appeal to families with young children. We need to know what is desired, and what format will work best for all interested people. If a Wednesday Holy Eucharist is of interest to you, please come. The early time of 5:30 pm for the meeting is because the Joy Makers group meets later. But a different time that better suits personal schedules, location, and format, are all aspects of celebrating Holy Eucharist that are up for conversation and decision.
Joy Makers Meeting
Wednesday, September 13, 6:15 PM
The Joy Makers will meet Wednesday, September 13 at 6:15 p.m. You are cordially invited to have dinner at the St. Martin Cafe, peruse the Holy Mackerel Gift Shop, and join the Joy Makers. They do service projects, go on outings, and have a wonderful time! Hope to see you there.
Choirs, Cafe, Holy Mackerel!
Wednesday, September 13
5:15 PM Join us for dinner at St. Martin’s cafe. For $3, you can eat your fill from this week’s menu: panko-crusted pork loin with Dijon cream sauce, broccoli salad, roasted vegetables, frozen fruit cups, chicken strips, and macaroni and cheese. Leftovers are available for $1-3. Thank you to Sandy Soulen for preparing the meal this week.
5:45-6:30 PM Children’s Choir/Chime Choir
6:30-7:15 PM Handbell Choir
7:15-8:15 PM Adult Vocal Choir
The Holy Mackerel gift shop will be open. You are welcom to peruse and purchase!
The Holy Mackerel gift shop is seeking volunteers to work a one-hour shift from either 5 to 6 or 6 to 7 on two or three Wednesday nights between now and the end of December. If you are available for a couple of shifts between now and the end of December, please call Pat Coggin at (423) 238-5562 or (423) 280-0264.
Walter Weaver’s 90th Birthday!
September 15, 2 PM
Life Care of Ooltewah
Walter Weaver, a long-time member of St. Martin’s, will turn 90 years old on Friday, September 15. He would be thrilled to get some cards for his birthday.
Send cards to:
Mr. Walter Weaver
Life Care of Ooltewah
5911 Snowhill Road
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Pat Coggin is organizing a party to surprise Walter in the private dining room at Life Care on September 15 at 2:00 pm with cake and ice cream. Everyone is invited, but please RSVP by Wednesday, September 13. Email Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend.
33rd Annual ECW Luncheon
Saturday, September 16, 9:30 AM – 2 PM
Who: Every woman of the Diocese and her guests are encouraged to attend this exciting event, particularly those women engaged in church ministry.
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 with registration at 9:30 a.m. We should conclude by 2 p.m.
Where: Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center
Why: Worship with Bishop George before he retires and spend time with Sarai Wender, our preacher, renew old friendships and make new friends, spend some time with our Province IV President, our own Pat Rutenberg, share ideas, enjoy a delicious luncheon, and hear our engaging speaker, Regina, a representative from Thistle Farms who will assist us in continuing our theme of “Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation within our Communities.” Regina will share her incredible story of survival, peace, and redemption. What a journey! Others from Thistle Farms will join Regina with a display of some of the terrific products developed to celebrate Thistle Farm’s 20th Anniversary. Come prepared; the items will be offered for sale!
Cost: $20 – includes lunch and printed materials
Please register by September 9, 2017. Checks are payable to ECW – Diocese of East Tennessee; we cannot yet do online registration. Registration forms are on the table in the hallway near the library.
The Lessons Appointed for Use on the
Sunday closest to September 14
Lessons: Paul Dietrich
Prayers: Cheryl Roddy
Chalice Bearers: Paul Dietrich, Cheryl Roddy
Element Bearers: Jon and Janet George
Ushers: Geoff Rodgers, Charlie Mason
Lessons: Brenda Terrell
Prayers: Ed Virgin
Chalice Bearers: Brenda Terrell, Ed Virgin
Element Bearers: Ron and Anne Lee
Cantor: Phil Harris
Ushers: Joe Veys, The Schnitzers
Youth Lector: Sophie Veys
Server: Sophie Veys
Crucifer: Keaton Rogers
Torch Bearers: Henry Veys, Luci Veys
Altar Guild: Group V (J. George, S. Harrison, M. Higgins, S. Holtcamp, D. Hutton, M. Monds, K.Monds)
Flower Guild: B. Clark, P. Mason
Greeter: Jennifer Hendrix
For Our Children & Youth
Sunday, September 17
9:30 AM Nursery
10 AM Godly Play
All of our youth are invited to make dog/cat treats for the upcoming animal blessing after worship. Lunch will be served.
Sunday, September 24 The youth will go to Blowing Rock Farm Corn Maze/Festival after worship. Cost is $10. Let Dawn know if you will attend.
Sunday, October 1 Blessing of the Animals
Christian Formation for Adults
Sunday, September 17
11:20 AM Bible Study (Library)
Christian Formation for adults continues this Sunday. Enjoy coffee and fellowship in the atrium and then proceed to the Bible study in the library. The Book Study this fall has morphed into a Bible study, taught by Father Gary, who has attended this class for some time. Gary will lead an extended study in the coming weeks: the first 3 to 4 weeks will be a general overview of the Bible, followed by the group selecting one of the books of the Bible for an extended study. This class meets in the library every Sunday, following Coffee-Fellowship time. There will be one parish forum per month, starting in October, that features a topic of general interest to parishioners. The Forum meets in the Living Room. All are welcome. Please come.
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.
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.” Thank you for supporting this important local ministry.
Thanks to all of the youth and volunteers who attended ChattEY at St. Martin of Tours on Sunday. There were over 75 youth in attendance from our Chattanooga area Episcopal Churches!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Supper Club Luau Friday night!
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