Apr
28
6:30 PM18:30

J2A Spaghetti Supper

DO NOT EAT SPAGHETTI OR PLAY BINGO UNTIL YOU READ THIS!

Please join us for the final fundraiser of the year for the J2A pilgrimage to Croatia. The J2A kids are hosting a spaghetti dinner and bingo night on Sunday, April 28, we'll start up at 6:30 pm. Right after the 5:30 pm service - What!? Yes! There's a 5:30 pm Sunday service at St. Martin's. Come checkout the service, enjoy fellowship, great food and competitive (depending on who you talk to) bingo with great prizes. All proceeds go to the pilgrimage. To RSVP - Please call 678-468-3474 (Allison Henderson) or email ayhenderson@gmail.com.

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Go Beyond with God, To Mars and Beyond-Vacation Bible School
Jun
10
to Jun 13

Go Beyond with God, To Mars and Beyond-Vacation Bible School

Go Beyond with God, To Mars and Beyond!

Vacation Bible School at St, Martin’s will be June 10-13 from 9 am to noon. Our theme this summer is Go Beyond with God, To Mars and Beyond!   In order to give our “one community” an opportunity to grow and learn, Vacation Bible School registration will be limited this year to St. Martin’s church members and to currently enrolled St.Martin’s school students. Registration will open for church members beginning Sunday March 24- April 7 and April 7 – April 14 for SMES. The number of slots for children will be based on the number of volunteers we have, so if you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Jessica at jbeverstein@stmartins.org. If you would like to register your child, please send an email to Tavon at tavon@stmartins.org.

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Jun
29
8:45 AM08:45

Diocesan Workshop- Dismantling Racism Training

Dismantling Racism training seeks to increase "racial understanding, healing and reconciliation." It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members.  Trainings are developed by the Diocese of Atlanta Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism. 

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EASTER SUNDAY
Apr
21
7:45 AM07:45

EASTER SUNDAY

Service schedule is as follows: 7:45am, 9:30am, 11:15am and 5:30pm

The feast of Christ's resurrection. According to Bede, the word derives from the Anglo-Saxon spring goddess Eostre. Christians in England applied the word to the principal festival of the church year, both day and season. 1) Easter Day is the annual feast of the resurrection, the pascha or Christian Passover, and the eighth day of cosmic creation. Faith in Jesus' resurrection on the Sunday or third day following his crucifixion is at the heart of Christian belief.

Incense will be utilized at the 11:15 am service. Nursery will be offered at the 9:30 am and the 11:15 am services. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at approx. 10:30am on the athletic fields of the school.

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EASTER VIGIL at 8 pm
Apr
20
to Apr 21

EASTER VIGIL at 8 pm

The liturgy intended as the first (and arguably, the primary) celebration of Easter in the BCP (pp. 284-95). It is also known as the Great Vigil. The service begins in darkness, sometime between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter, and consists of four parts: The Service of Light (kindling of new fire, lighting the Paschal candle, the Exsultet); The Service of Lessons (readings from the Hebrew Scriptures interspersed with psalms, canticles, and prayers); Christian Initiation (Holy Baptism) or the Renewal of Baptismal Vows; and the Eucharist. Through this liturgy, the BCP recovers an ancient practice of keeping the Easter feast. Believers would gather in the hours of darkness ending at dawn on Easter to hear scripture and offer prayer. This night-long service of prayerful watching anticipated the baptisms that would come at first light and the Easter Eucharist. Easter was the primary baptismal occasion for the early church to the practical exclusion of all others. This practice linked the meanings of Christ's dying and rising to the understanding of baptism.

Nursery will be available for this service. Incense is utilized during this service.

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Apr
19
7:30 AM07:30

Good Friday Services

Noon Good Friday Liturgy 6:30pm Stations of the Cross 7pm Good Friday Liturgy

The Friday before Easter Day, on which the church commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a day of fasting and special acts of discipline and self-denial. The liturgy of the day includes John's account of the Passion gospel, a solemn form of intercession known as the solemn collects (dating from ancient Rome), and optional devotions before the cross (commonly known as the veneration of the cross.

Nursery is available at the noon service.

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Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Maundy Thursday Service, 7pm

The Thursday in Holy Week. It is part of the Triduum, or three holy days before Easter. It comes from the Latin mandatum novum, "new commandment," from Jn 13:34. The ceremony of washing feet was also referred to as "the Maundy." Maundy Thursday celebrations also commemorate the institution of the eucharist by Jesus "on the night he was betrayed." Egeria, a fourth-century pilgrim to Jerusalem, describes elaborate celebrations and observances in that city on Maundy Thursday. Special celebration of the institution of the eucharist on Maundy Thursday is attested by the Council of Hippo in 381. The Prayer Book liturgy for Maundy Thursday provides for celebration of the eucharist and a ceremony of the washing of feet which follows the gospel and homily. There is also provision for the consecration of the bread and wine for administering Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament on Good Friday. Following this, the altar is stripped and all decorative furnishings are removed from the church.

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PALM SUNDAY
Apr
14
8:00 AM08:00

PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday Services follow the regular Sunday service schedule. 8am, 10:30am and 5:30pm.

The Sunday before Easter at which Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Mt 21:1-11, Mk 11:1-11a, Lk 19:29-40) and Jesus' Passion on the cross (Mt 26:36-27:66, Mk 14:32-15:47, Lk 22:39-23:56) are recalled. It is also known as the Sunday of the Passion. Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. Red is the liturgical color for the day. The observance of Palm Sunday in Jerusalem was witnessed by the pilgrim Egeria in about 381-384. During this observance there was a procession of people down the Mount of Olives into Jerusalem. The people waved branches of palms or olive trees as they walked. They sang psalms, including Ps 118, and shouted the antiphon, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"

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Apr
2
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible study will begin on February 26 at 10am in the library. We will be looking at Holy Week with an emphasis on Mark's account. Bring your favorite Bible and prepare for a joyful discussion. For more information, please contact Gay Jolley at gayjolley@gmail.com. (Will meet through April 16.)

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Mar
26
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible study will begin on February 26 at 10am in the library. We will be looking at Holy Week with an emphasis on Mark's account. Bring your favorite Bible and prepare for a joyful discussion. For more information, please contact Gay Jolley at gayjolley@gmail.com. (Will meet through April 16.)

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Lenten Quiet Day, Living as God's Beloved
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Lenten Quiet Day, Living as God's Beloved

Saturday, March 23, 10am-1:30pm, $15 includes lunch. Spend a few hours during Lent listening more deeply for God and God's love for us. Using scripture, poetry, conversation, and silence we will explore our our sense of what it means to live as God's beloved. For more information or to reserve a space, contact Mother Amy at adillsmoore@stmartins.org

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ECW Spring Dinner Featuring the Rev. Edith Woodling
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

ECW Spring Dinner Featuring the Rev. Edith Woodling

March 19, 2019

6:30 pm drinks and appetizers, 7:00 pm dinner followed by the program

Please join the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and The Rev. Edith Woodling for the 2019 ECW Spring Dinner. Edith will be discussing the creation and use of religious icons in worship.

Edith has been writing icons for the past 6 years under the tutelage of master iconographer, Teresa Harrison. Edith will have with her some of her originals and some copies of her work. She will give a short background describing the practice of iconography and discuss prayer practices associated with icons. 

The Reverend Woodling is the Deacon at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church in Smyrna, and the former Deacon at St. Martin's and former Chaplain to St. Martin's Episcopal School.

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Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible study will begin on February 26 at 10am in the library. We will be looking at Holy Week with an emphasis on Mark's account. Bring your favorite Bible and prepare for a joyful discussion. For more information, please contact Gay Jolley at gayjolley@gmail.com. (Will meet through April 16.)

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