Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28P R O G R A M S F O R A L L A D U L T S FAITH IN LITERATURE The Faith in Literature day and evening groups explore, discuss and make relevant connections between faith and works of fiction, past and present. While operating within the framework of Christian theology, we seek to ascertain in our reading how all good literature, if even by its omission, deals with and reflects themes of faith. For more information, contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 or dtisch@stmartinsepiscopal.org. Day Group Wednesday, January 11 12:30 – 2 p.m. The Island, Room 207 Evening Group Tuesday, January 17 7 – 8:30 p.m. Bride’s Room ORDER OF ST. LUKE THE PHYSICIAN Wednesdays, January 11, 18 and 25 5 – 6 p.m. Payne Education Center, Room 207/209* The Order of St. Luke (OSL) the Physician is a dedicated healing ministry with St. Martin’s that hosts a monthly prayer service, and meets every week for group study and prayer. Our book studies resume in January with A Sacred Walk: Dispelling the Fear of Death and Caring for the Dying by Donna M. Authers. All are welcome to “come and see” the Wednesday class. *To learn about the OSL Healing Service on the first Wednesday of each month in the Old Church, see page 6. For information, email osl@stmartinsepiscopal.org, or contact the Rev. Suse McBay at 713-985-3823 or smcbay@stmartinsepiscopal.org. MARATHON SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 Runners in the Chevron Houston Marathon may not be running by St. Martin’s again this year, but your drive to church that Sunday may require a few extra twists and turns on the following streets: • Eastbound Woodway Drive traffic (west of Chimney Rock) will be forced to turn south on Chimney Rock. • Eastbound traffic on Memorial Drive (west of Chimney Rock) will be forced to go north on Chimney Rock While no lunch will be offered on Marathon Sunday, you won’t have to run, or walk, far for the free breakfast that will be served that morning from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in Café St. Martin’s. HOUSTON CIVIC SYMPHONY CONCERT Friday, January 20 7 p.m. The Church The Houston Civic Symphony is a group of highly talented musicians who gather under the direction of Dr. Brian Runnels to perform the masterworks of the symphonic repertoire. THE ALTAR 2ND ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Sunday, January 29 12:15 p.m. Immediately following the Altar service The Island Enjoy some delicious chili during this popular event that features parishioners’ favorite homemade recipes for the official state dish of Texas. Last year, 19 chili chefs seasoned, mixed, blended and simmered some delicious mouth-watering recipes that were enjoyed by more than 200 parishioners. For information about signing up to enter the chili cook-off, or to bring a side dish or dessert, contact Florence Ritchie at 713-985-3843 or fritchie@stmartinsepiscopal.org. 08 THE STAR I JANUARY 2017