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cropped-st-martins-blueprint-style-drawing.jpgWELCOME   Worship in Word & Sacrament

Holy Eucharist is our communion in Christ. Since our founding in 1953, worship in Word and Sacrament has expressed who we are as Saint Martin’s Church, Chagrin Falls. Today the celebration of Holy Eucharist is at the heart of our spiritual ministry. Music, choral and congregational, is vital to our principal Sunday worship, made vibrant by our Miles Park/Saint Martin’s organ and other beautiful instruments, including flute, violin, harp, voice solos and ensembles. Our Altar Guild supports our sacramental worship.

Holy Baptism of children and adults is our spiritual practice, re-welcoming each of us into God’s life. Confirmation & Reception strengthen the ties that bind. We rejoice to welcome youth and adults into a deeper life of commitment.

The Pastoral Offices of the church are always available. The Celebration & Blessing of a Marriage is offered to those seeking to make vows of Christian union. The Celebration of Life in the Burial Liturgy is offered with pastoral grace to the families of our faithful members. Our Columbarium, now in place, enhances this ministry.

Engaging Our World in the New Millennium

We are finding new ways to do Outreach & Mission, to expand our horizons of concern and to engage in God’s constant reach into the world. Included in recent initiatives are our SOAP ministries of engagement against Human Trafficking, mission to disaster areas, volunteering in giving programs such as MedWish, the Trinity Cathedral Feeding Outreach, CROP Walk, the Bainbridge Food Bank and others. We partner with our brother and sister churches and with our diocese.

Christian Formation is offered in forms as diverse as Women’s Christ Care Journeying group, the Wednesday Men’s Bible Study, Sunday morning Midhour Forum, and special teaching series in the Fall and Lenten seasons. First Communion classes and Confirmation classes, as well as Inquirers’ Classes are open. Sunday morning Church School happens during the school year for children and youth.

Pastoral Care & Wellness ministries are extended to our community by clergy and laity, including hospital, rehab and home Eucharistic Ministry. Our parish Communications include a website, Facebook page, the quarterly newsletter The Beacon, a weekly service leaflet, kiosks and posters, and email blasts.

217px-Shield_of_the_US_Episcopal_Church.svgLife Together in Community Near & Far

The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, led by our bishop The Right Rev. Mark Hollingsworth Jr., is the wider church within which we fellowship and serve.The Northeast Mission Area of Ohio is our inter-diocesan region of support and collaboration.The Chagrin Valley Council of Churches is our local ecumenical ministerium with whom we cooperate in special events and activities.

Our Vestry leads us, in collaboration with our clergy and staff, not only in Outreach but also through Parish Life to facilitate our social fellowship and fun events, including Coffee Hour, Annual Picnic, Rally Day, Annual Meeting, and special activities of the year. Congregational Development is a clergy-vestry group supporting our growth and expansion. Stewardship is our vestry ministry cultivating our awareness of God’s generosity and our response in time, talent and treasure. We are connected to wider networks of ministry. The International Order of the Daughters of the King offers women the opportunity to pray and serve together. Episcopal Church Women is an organization of women who initiate special events and ministries.

Our National Church, headed by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, is the Anglican-Episcopal presence and ministry in the United States and abroad.

Serve with us 

Leadership roles await those who wish to participate in our Liturgical Services as Readers, Chalicists, Acolytes, Choristers and Instrumentalists, Ushers, Child Care Volunteers, Church School Teachers and Helpers, Coffee Hour Hosts and more. See our clergy for more information.

11140269_10208024822208789_6157227330038841369_nWe are always on the lookout for effective leaders in Governance. Our Wardens, Vestry and its committees, and our diocesan representatives lead in the decision making for our property, finances, and personnel. In collaboration with our clergy, leadership in these areas can be energizing and, yes, fun!

Ways to serve in our Ministry Programs include involvement in vestry committees and other working groups, in Christian Formation, in Communications, in our Fundraising efforts and more.

Saint Martin’s Mission Statement is:

To know Christ and to make Christ known, restoring all people to unity with God and each other.

St. Martins Blueprint Style DrawingContact Us & keep in touch!

Church Website    http://www.saintmartinschagrinfalls.com

Facebook   Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church

Email   saintmartinschagrinfalls@gmail.com

Telephone    440.247.7406

Appointments with the clergy    Call the church and follow the voice directions for the Rector’s voice mail

Speaking with the Staff    Call the church and follow the voice directions to reach the  voice mail service of the Executive Assistant to the Rector.

Mailing Address     Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church    6295 Chagrin River Road   Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

Located at the intersection of Solon Road & Chagrin River Road, in the village of Bentleyville, across from the Bentleyville Hall and Police Station — ample parking and childcare resources are available each weekend

Diocese of Ohio Website     http://www.dohio.org