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.

Senior Recognition Sunday

Sunday, May 10
10:15 a.m.
The Island

It is our privilege each year, as our high school students prepare for graduation, to honor, encourage and pray for them as members of our church family, to celebrate their accomplishments and send them forward with our blessing.

If you have a high school senior, please send us the following information so we may include them fully in this moment of celebration and congratulations:

  • Student’s full name
  • Parents’ names
  • Student’s High school
  • Student’s college (or other plan for after graduation)
  • High resolution baby photo
  • High resolution senior photo (or current photo – close ups are best)
  • Student’s St. Martin’s “God moment” – a moment when he/she has seen God at work

Send all photos and information to Florence Ritchie at email hidden; JavaScript is required by Thursday, April 30.

For more information, please call Student Ministries at 713-985-3843.

Summer Days Are Coming – Sign Up Now

Session I – July 7, 8 and 9
Session II – July 12, 15 and 16

These fun-packed days for middle-school students focus on community service and outreach projects such as Kids’ Meals and Christian Community Service Center’s Food Fair. Past activities have also included laser tag and mini-golf.

Episcopal Youth Community

Stay Tuned: EYC will resume when we return to campus. Until then, connect with us for a time of hope and inspiration at 5 p.m. on YouTube at bit.ly/SMEC_Student_Ministries 

We will not meet on May 24, Memorial Day Weekend.

Life Groups for Middle School and High School

Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
All Ages: Join us on Zoom and then we split  into Middle School and High School Breakout Rooms.
For meeting ID email fritchie@stmartinsepiscopal.org

This fellowship/study/discussion group offers great conversations, fun and encouragement to help students through the week.

Acolytes

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 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)

For more information about being an acolyte, contact Barbara Piana at 713-830-4116 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

Youth Choir

Sundays
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 Anderson at 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 Casey Brown, Scoutmaster, at email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit www.troopwebhost.org/Troop354Houston/Index.htm.
For more information about Cub Scout Pack 354, contact Maurice Slot, Cubmaster, at email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit cubpack354.org.