Special Guest Preachers, Speakers and Events

The Altar 3rd Anniversary Community Cookout

Sunday, October 15
12:15 p.m.
The Island
We’ll supply the meat, beverages and utensils, parishioners are asked to bring their favorite sides and desserts. This has been a wonderful time of fellowship in our church community and we hope that you can make it. Bring your friends!

The new CD for the Altar is going on sale for $10. The CD of favorite hymns includes “It Is Well,” “Amazing Grace” and “Down in the River to Pray.”

St. Martin’s Day Celebration

Sunday, November 12
8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
The Church
As is our tradition in years past, we will reflect this day on our patron saint – Martin of Tours. Having begun his adult years as a soldier, his life was changed by a providential encounter by the road – after which his story as a servant of God within God’s church and to God’s children began. We welcome the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Certain as our special guest preacher during the morning services on St. Martin’s Day.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Robert Certain graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in History and commission in the U.S. Air Force. As a combat aviator, he flew 100 missions over Southeast Asia before being shot down and captured in December 1972. Certain was repatriated when the war ended a few months later. He went on to attend Sewanee School of Theology and was ordained a priest after receiving his Master of Divinity degree, and later was awarded his Doctor of Ministry degree. Certain served as a chaplain in the Air Force on active duty and in the reserves in various locations. He retired from the Air Force Reserves in 1999 at the rank of Colonel. Certain served parishes in Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arizona, California and Georgia before retiring from parish ministry in 2012. He has published two books, Unchained Eagle (his biography) and The Spiritual Quest.

St. Martin’s Day Veterans Day Observance

Sunday, November 12
4 p.m.
The Church
St. Martin’s salutes the many military men and women of our Parish who have served our country. Please join us for this special service honoring our veterans with patriotic music,  anthems, readings and prayers offered by each branch of our military service. Child care is available for infants – pre-K during this service.

With Special Guest Speaker

Gary Sinise, Actor and Humanitarian

United States Army Lieutenant General Rick Lynch (retired)
United States Air Force Colonel the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Certain (retired)
United States Navy Commander Fred Baldwin (retired)
Susan Garrett Baker
United States Navy Captain Robert E. Stumpf (retired)
The Rev. Anthony P. “Tony” Clark
United States Air Force Colonel Timothy Pertuis
Piper Hardin, USO Senior Director of Development, West
Loren Westerfield, USO Director, Houston

Thanksgiving Day Service

Thursday, November 23
10 a.m.
The Church
Holy Eucharist is celebrated as we gather to rejoice, be cheerful and give thanks for God’s many blessings.

Feast of Lights Service

Sunday, January 7
6 p.m.
The Church
This beautiful candlelight service takes the light of Christ into the world literally with our actions and symbolically through candles. Members of the Acolyte Ministry will be commissioned and recognized during the service for their contributions to enhancing worship to help glorify God.

Scout Sunday

Sunday, February 11
9 a.m.
The Church
St. Martin’s recognizes our Scouts and leaders for this special service. Scouts and Scoutmasters from the church-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 354 and Cub Scout Pack 354 attend the service and act as ushers, greeters and flag bearers. They also participate in the service as lay readers and oblationers.