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 M E N MEN OF ST. MARTIN’S This group is open to all men of the Parish of all ages, and any male guests and visitors. We gather each Thursday morning through May for a brief Bible reflection and then break into groups for discussion, fellowship and mutual support, along with several special guest speakers. Breakfast is available for a $5 donation. Reservations are not required. Thursday Morning Bible Study 7 – 8 a.m. Bagby Parish Hall The spring program begins this year with a study of The Letters of John by N.T. Wright. The book may be purchased for $10 at the Thursday morning meetings. Chapters in the study book are studied on a weekly basis following the schedule below: JANUARY 19 Guest speaker Reid Ryan Reid Ryan is President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros. Prior to his current position, he was the founder and CEO of both the Corpus Christi Hooks and Round Rock Express minor league franchises. His history with Texas baseball goes back decades. During the 1980s, Reid was a bat boy for the Astros while his father and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan was an All-Star pitcher in the Astrodome. Reid later pitched at The University of Texas and TCU, and went on to pitch in the minor leagues for two seasons in the Rangers system. He is an active member in the Houston chapter of Young Presidents Organization, on the board of the Greater Houston Partnership, a board member for the Spring Spirit Baseball and recently served as Honorary Chair for the Covenant House executive sleep out. Reid is also a member of Second Baptist Church. He and his wife, Nicole, live in Houston with their three children. JANUARY 26 John 1 Kids’ Meals Tuesday, January 31 5 – 6 p.m. Activity Center, Upstairs Aerobics Room Men of St. Martin’s make approximately 800 sandwiches each month for Kids’ Meals, which is a first-responder to children five years old and younger who face debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty. The organization currently serves six Houston- area routes that target zip codes all located within Beltway 8, where the need is critical. DADS’ BIBLE STUDY Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18 and 25 7 – 8 a.m. Bride’s Room Join other dads for this weekly Bible study as we seek to connect the Gospel to our lives today. Coffee, fellowship and teachings are led by the Rev. Alex Large. For more information, contact the Rev. Alex Large at 713-985-3849 or Bagby Parish Hall 7:30 – 9 a.m. 5 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY Seating is limited; reservations are requested. A $5 donation for breakfast can be made at the door. To make a reservation, visit F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t s t m a r t i n s e p i s c o p a l . o r g . H O S T E D B Y Chef Polo Becerra of the Post Oak Grill S P O N S O R E D B Y S t . M a r t i n ’ s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h C o n g r e g a t i o n B e t h I s r a e l M e r c y C o m m u n i t y C e n t e r / M a s j i d A l - Q u r ’ a n 10 THE STAR I JANUARY 2017