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 W O M E N ST. CLARE’S NEEDLEPOINT GUILD Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18 and 25 Noon – 3 p.m. Sunday, January 22 1 – 4 p.m. Activity Center, Upper Hall East St. Clare’s Needlepoint Guild is working on an ambitious project for the Chancel area that is designed as a lasting gift of seat cushions and kneelers for Clergy, lay Eucharistic ministers, chalice bearers and lay readers to enjoy during services. Inspired by the stained glass windows in our church, there are a total of 63 canvases in the project that includes 24 seat cushion tops, 24 boxing strips to border the cushions and 15 kneelers. The Guild welcomes stitchers of any skill level and teaches needlepoint from basic stitches to detailed and advanced work. For more information, contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 or dtisch@stmartinsepiscopal.org, email stclaresguild@stmartinsepiscopal.org, or StClaresGuildStMartinsEpiscopalChurchHoustonTx on Facebook.com. CHANGE OF HEART Wednesdays, January 18 – March 8 9:30 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m. The Island, Room 201 Women are invited to this study group on the mother-in-law/ daughter-in-law relationship. If yours is difficult, we can offer hope; if yours is great, we can learn from you. The class book A Change of Heart is available for purchase for $14.95 in St. Martin’s Bookstore & Gift Shoppe. (Session 1 of the book should be completed for the first meeting.) Classes are led by Janie Putman and limited to the first 20 who register. Child care is available for the morning class. To sign up or for more information, contact Janie Putman at 713-782-3077 or janieputman@mac.com. DAUGHTERS OF THE KING Monthly Meeting – Officer Nominations Saturday, January 14 10:30 a.m. – noon Payne Education Center, Room 210/212 The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service and evangelism. During this monthly meeting our service theme will continue with a discussion of monastic practices and what they might look like in our lives. During this first meeting of the new year we will have our normal prayer meeting and nominate officers for 2017 – 2018. For more information, contact DOK@stmartinsepiscopal.org, or Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 or dtisch@stmartinsepiscopal.org. Tuesday, January 24 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bagby Parish Hall Tickets $30 per person / $240 per table (ticket price includes a $5 donation to Bo’s Place) Register online at bit.ly/2g0Fxfg. Event Chairs – Whitney Gormley and Katrina Murchison Gratitude Attitude Luncheon Special Guest Speaker ElizabethHead Black To register by mail, checks should be made out to St. Martin’s ECW and mailed to Sarah Bailey at 7706 Highmeadow Drive, Houston, TX 77063. For reservation questions, please contact Sarah Bailey at 281-888-6315 or at sarahbaileyecw@gmail.com. The Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin’s Elizabeth Head Black has been active in women’s Bible study, writing and teaching her own studies for the last 20 years. The wife of a priest, she has written about her love for God in newspapers, various church publications and her blog. As an accomplished speaker, teacher and author, her passion is to contemplate the extraordinary and sacred presence of God in the commonplace events of our every day lives and communicate God’s undeterred love for each of us. THE STAR I JANUARY 2017 09