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.

Episcopal Youth Community

Sundays
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.

EYC will not be offered on the following dates
September 1Labor Day weekend
November 10St. Martin’s Day
December 1Thanksgiving weekend
December 22Christmas break
December 29New Year’s break

BIG Sunday

Sundays, September 8, October 6, November 17 and December 15
5 – 7 p.m.
The Island
Whether board games are banned in your family because of overly competitive players or you’re an every Friday night Settlers of Catan fan, we all can enjoy a good night of board games with friends or family. What if there was more to our favorite board games than just intense competition? What if our favorite board games could teach us something about God in the world? Join us for our Big Sunday Game Night once a month as we dive into the world of board games and let them become more than just divisive family fun – let’s see what sort of truths might be hiding in the twists and turns we might take!

Life Groups

Sundays, September 15 – December 8*
4 – 5:30 p.m., Middle school groups (refreshments will be served)
6 – 7:30 p.m., High school students (please bring $5 to cover the cost of dinner)
The Island
This fellowship/study/discussion group offers great conversations, fun and encouragement to help students through the week. There are three Life Groups, one each for middle school boys and girls, and one for high school students.
*Life Groups will not be offered October 6, and November 17 and 24.

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 3rd – 5th 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)

For more information about being an acolyte for:
Family Table service in the Old Church (3rd – 5th 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 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 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.