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.

Welcome Summer Interns!

Connor Acsell comes from Charleston, South Carolina, and is a graduate of Clemson University. He was studying to become a doctor when he felt the call of God on his heart and now desires to go into ministry. He loves sailing and coffee.

Bella Passey hails from Santa Rosa, California, and is currently a Communications student at Point Loma Nazarene University.  She is a former student of Amanda LeCornu who loves sports and is pet CPR certified (wow!).

Both interns are excited to be with us for the summer and they’ve already hit the ground running, helping to plan our summer activities. Please stop by The Island to give them a warm Texas welcome.

Middle School Summer Days

Attention 6th – 8th graders: Don’t sit at home this summer!

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 to do every day – come for one day or come for all!

Session I
July 10 – 12

Session II
July 17 – 19

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $30 per day or $75 per full session (covers meals, activities and transportation)

For more information, contact Florence Ritchie at 713-985-3843 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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

Students in 7th – 12th grades 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.

For more information about being an acolyte for:
Family Table service in the Old Church (6th graders), contact Beth Ollenburger at 713-830-4146 or email hidden; JavaScript is required
Worship services in The Church (7th – 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 www.troopwebhost.org/Troop354Houston/Index.htm.
For more information about Cub Scout Pack 354, contact Daniel Lieberman, Cubmaster, at email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit cubpack354.org.

Youth Choir

Sundays
10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Payne Education Center, Room 207/209
The Youth Choir is for 6th – 12th graders with unchanged voices. St. Martin’s Youth 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.