Student Ministries

St. Martin’s Student Ministry continually aims to go deeper in our conversations about the grace of Jesus Christ and welcome as many students as possible into those conversations. To learn about our Sunday morning classes, weekend retreats, conferences, annual mission trips and more that help bring our students to a better understanding of the Gospel, contact Student Ministries at 713-985-3843.

High Schooo Mission Trip Blog

Our high school students are the greatest! They recently spent a week in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida,  working on code violation homes and spending time in one of the poorest counties in America, Belle Glade, where they helped with tutoring and life skills training.

Click the link below to read about their activities and how they finished two great projects:

Episcopal Youth Community

10:15 – 11 a.m.
The Island
Come see how God works in your lives even when you don’t see it or feel it. Not only will we have lots of fun, but also more importantly we will learn about our awesome God.

Middle School Summer Days

Session 1     July 10 – 12 (This session is full and closed.)
Session 2    July 17 – 19
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 per day / $100 full session (covers meals, activities and transportation)
Join us for games, programs, service projects and exciting off-campus explorations during Middle School  Summer Days. The six days will be divided up into two three-day sessions. There will be something new to do every day – come for one day or come for all!

Parent Round-up

Sunday, August 19
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Activity Center Lobby and Gym
Parents of children in 6th – 12th grade are invited to meet and hear about all the exciting things happening this year and beyond from Student  Ministries. This includes programs, mission trips, service projects and retreats that are coming up, as well as  how you and your students can be involved!


The order of acolytes is one of the most ancient ministries in the church. The word “acolyte” means “follower” or “one who helps.” In addition to carrying flags, banners, torches and crosses during the service, acolytes also assist the Clergy of St. Martin’s with preparing the altar for Holy Communion.  These are important and vital roles that are central to our worship at St. Martin’s, and help to develop a sense of reverence and understanding for the tradition of the Episcopal worship service.

The St. Martin’s Acolyte Ministry requires a one-year commitment. We try our best to schedule you to serve at the service time of your choice. Depending on the number of acolytes, you will serve one to two times per month.

Students in 4th – 6th grade are invited to serve at our Family Table Sunday worship service at 9:15 a.m. in the Old Church.

Students in 6th – 12th grade are invited to serve in The Church for Sunday worship services at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 6 p.m.

If you would like to serve as an acolyte, click the button below to sign up.
(must be filled out on a computer)

Acolyte Training
Sundays, September 16 or September 23
10:15 – 11 a.m.,
Master acolyte training
The Church
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.*,
Training for all acolytes
Vestry Conference Room

All 6th – 12th grade students are welcome! One training session is mandatory for all acolytes. If you are new or interested in joining the Acolyte Ministry, contact Barbara Piana at email hidden; JavaScript is required.
*Lunch is provided.

For more information about being an acolyte for:
Family Table service in the Old Church (4th – 6th graders), contact Beth Ollenburger at 713-830-4146 or email hidden; JavaScript is required
Worship services in The Church (6th – 12th graders), contact Barbara Piana at 713-830-4116 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

Cub Scout Pack 354 and Boy Scout Troop 354

Scouting with Cub Scout Pack 354 and Boy Scout Troop 354 at St. Martin’s is fun and a wonderful opportunity to teach life skills – leadership, ethics and more. The three promises of the Scout oath are: Duty to God and country; Duty to other people; and Duty to self. Based on this premise, the adult leadership works to bring the young men in the organization to independence and true self-reliance as they progress through the advancement program. This “boy-lead” concept enables young men to lead, make decisions, budget and plan for events. It is through these experiences they gain a greater understanding of themselves. Since 1957, 166 Scouts have earned the prestigious rank of Eagle from Boy Scout Troop 354. The troop meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Center. Visitors are always welcome.

For more information about Boy Scout Troop 354, contact Kendal Miller, Scoutmaster, at email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit
For more information about Cub Scout Pack 354, contact Daniel Lieberman, Cubmaster, at email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit

Youth Choir

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Payne Education Center, Room 207/209
The Youth Choir is for 6th – 12th grade girls. The Choir rehearses from 10:15 – 11 a.m. each week, and then takes part in  the 11:15 a.m. worship service procession and sings with the Parish Choir. The mission of the Youth Choir is to challenge older singers with more difficult music while preparing them to become active, contributing members of our Parish. This young choir focuses on developing youths’ voices and musicianship
through preparation of challenging, sacred repertoire, and also collaborates with the Parish Choir regularly.

For more information, contact Kellen Gray at email hidden; JavaScript is required.