Wait and Watch! Saint Martin of Tours will be having another Estate Sale on Saturday, May 12th, at 8 AM. Bring your items to the church daily from 9 AM to 12 PM or call the church office at (423) 892-9131 to arrange for pick-up at your home or office. You can also bring items outside normal business hours by arranging an appointment with the rector. Please invite your family and friends to donate and attend the sale. Thank you for your support!
From the Diocese
There were ICE raids in Bean Station, Grainger County, on Thursday, April 5. Nearly 100 people were arrested and detained. There are reports of rough treatment of workers and workers detained even if they have work authorization. Many children have been affected by this action – many left without caretakers at home. The entire Hispanic community is experiencing a ripple effect of fright as a result of the raids. Area churches and humanitarian organizations are stepping in to help our immigrant neighbors. A temporary hub of support is at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Morristown.
Father Mark Holland at All Saints Episcopal Church in Morristown, is in contact with Reverend Brownell at St. Patrick’s, and Father Holland has recommended two things we can do immediately to help:
1. Collect a special offering this Sunday. Designate your monetary gift “Immigrant Emergency,” and send it to All Saints, 601 W Main Street Morristown, TN 37814. The funds will be used to purchase Walmart gift cards that can be used by individual families to purchase what they need.
2. St. Patrick is having its normal Hispanic Mass at 5:30 Sunday evening. Come to the mass if you can, and encourage your folks to attend to show visible support for families that are hurting.
In addition to these two actions we can take, please pray for our vulnerable immigrant brothers and sisters, and for justice and mercy from our public officials.
“…I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35)
$4 for East Brainerd Kids: Paper Donations To Be Delivered Soon!
Please Donate This Week.
Here’s another opportunity to help the teachers and children at East Brainerd Elementary School.
Copy paper is currently in short supply in the classrooms and there are still several weeks left in the school year. We want to make sure the kids have what they need to succeed.
For the next few weeks we are collecting packs of plain, white 8 1/2″ x 11″ copy paper.
A pack of 500 sheets costs less than $4 at Walmart or Target. Think about it, for $4 you can make a big difference in the classrooms of our neighborhood school.
Drop off copy paper at the church. If you prefer you can make a $4 donation and Martha Sewell will purchase paper in bulk. It couldn’t be easier! Let’s provide paper for all 40 classrooms!
Thanks for the love and support you provide in outreach to East Brainerd Elementary. Together we are making a difference in our schools!
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is seeking volunteers to help transport citizens to the polls. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Teresa Garland at (423) 902-8028.
Wednesday, April 11
5 PM Holy Eucharist in the Library
5:15 PM Dinner in the Parish Hall
You are cordially invited to join us every Wednesday at St. Martin’s Cafe. For $3, you can eat your fill from this week’s menu: roast pork with herb gravy, baked pineapple, Southern-style green beans with sauteed onions, Nancy’s homemade rolls, Boston cream cake, naan vegetable pizza, and macaroni & cheese for the kids.
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 Lessons Appointed for Use on the
Third Sunday of Easter
1 John 3:1-7
Lessons: Geoff Rodgers
Prayers: Will Sutton
Chalice Bearers: Geoff Rodgers, Will Sutton
Element Bearers: Larry and Cheryl Roddy
Ushers: Dan Johnson, Ralph Coggin
Lessons: Cori Hasden
Prayers: Chris Schutz
Chalice Bearers: Cori Hasden, Chris Schutz
Element Bearers: Jim and Briana Vastano
Cantor: Phillip Harris
Ushers: The Finleys, Ed Virgin
Youth Lector: Matthew Boer
Server: JT Veys
Crucifer: Henry Veys
Torch Bearers: Luci Veys, Samantha Wildey
Altar Guild: Group V (Janet George, Dee Dee Hutton, Martha Monds, Ken Monds, Sandra Stancil, Jimmie Holloway)
Flower Guild: Group III (Bunny Clark, Pam Mason)
Greeter: Barbara Milstead
Sunday, April 15
Nursery: for children four years old or younger, from 9:30 AM until the last child is picked up.
Godly Play: for children four years old through second grade, at 10 AM. Children learn about God and the Bible through games and creative exploration. Then they join their parents in the worship service.
We will continue studying the Gospel of Luke after the 10 AM service in the library.
Class on Church Security This Sunday
Sunday, April 15, 11:20 AM
JEFF BUCKNER AND ASHLEY KRAMER TO SPEAK
Your Vestry wishes to have a conversation about overall building security, which sadly today is a timely topic, since we have members of all ages, including children, and a very active space. Many people come in and out of St. Martin of Tours during the week for preschool and church activities. And then, there is how best to keep our place safe on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in participating, please attend this Sunday, following coffee and fellowship, at 11:20 a.m., in the Parish Hall, when Jeff Buckner and Ashley Kramer will speak. Jeff and Ashley are both members. They are to be married later this spring. Pertinent to this concern before us, both Jeff and Ashley are also officers with the Chattanooga Police Department.
Wednesday, April 18
The Laymen will meet on Wednesday, April 18. All Episcopal men are invited to attend. The agenda will include: planning for the next breakfast on Sunday, April 22, and outreach programs with Widow Harvest and the youth. If you have any questions, please contact David Mech.
Sunday, April 22, 8:45-10 AM
The Laymen will serve another wonderful breakfast on Sunday, April 22. For $5 per person or $10 per family, you can eat your fill of eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, biscuits, and gravy. Coffee, orange juice, and milk will be provided. All of the proceeds go to the ministries of the Laymen’s group.
Tucker Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Tuesday, May 1
The Tucker Memorial Scholarship is available to all female seniors in high school or recent graduates who are members of the Episcopal church in the Diocese of East Tennessee. The amount awarded is $2,000, and scholarship recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the president of the Episcopal Church Women. The winner will be notified by the first of June. The scholarship is awarded in honor of Mollie Hazen Tucker for her faithful service to the Episcopal Church Women for many years.
In order to apply, you must submit an application form and two letters of recommendation: one from your priest, or senior warden if no priest is available; and one from your high school teacher, faculty member, or employer. Applications may be obtained from:
210 County Road 135
Athens, TN 37303
Joy Makers Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 6 PM
The next Joy Makers meeting will be Thursday, May 10th, at 6:00 p.m. We had a small crowd in attendance at this past meeting, and we certainly invite those of you that would like to join us to plan to come to any of these events and also attend our next meeting.
Tuesday, May 15, 8 AM
The Joy Makers are sponsoring the trip to Gibbs Gardens on Tuesday, May 15th. We will leave the church at 8:00 a.m. and probably won’t return until early evening around 7:00 or so. The cost of the entrance tickets won’t be collected until we get to Gibbs Gardens. We won’t collect money ahead of time. However, the cost will be around $23.00 per person if you want to have an all-day ticket on the tram in addition to your entrance ticket. If you don’t want to ride the tram, it will cost around $17.00. Also, we will probably eat both a lunch and a dinner meal before returning. Since the Garden has told us that they would like to have all tickets put on one credit card, please bring cash to pay for your ticket, and the Coggins will put this on their credit card.
The main thing we need to know ahead of time is how many people will attend, so that we can plan how many cars we need to drive. Please call/e-mail either Pat Coggin or Calvin Parker if you plan to go by Monday, April 30th.
If it rains that morning and we have to cancel, we will plan a rain date at that time.
The e-mail of Pat Coggin is email@example.com or (423)238-5562 – Home or (423) 280-0264 – Cell.
The e-mail of Calvin Parker is firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 892-4073 – Home or (423) 488-5026 – Cell.
We’re looking forward to a fun trip.
~The Parkers and The Coggins
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