PARISH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING WORSHIP SERVICES, WERE SUSPENDED ON MARCH 15, 2020 (BY THE DIRECTION OF OUR BISHOP). THIS SUMMER WE RESUMED SUNDAY WORSHIP BUT HAVE AGAIN STOPPED OFFERING IN-PERSON AS OF NOVEMBER 29, 2020.
CURRENTLY WE OFFER SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER (SAID) AT 10 AM VIA ZOOM, ACCESSED BY A LINK SENT OUT BY EMAIL TO THOSE ON OUR EMAIL LIST. THIS IS THE ONLY WORSHIP SERVICE DURING THIS TIME OF CONCERN REGARDING THE COVID PANDEMIC. PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION ON THE HOME PAGE DROP DOWNS IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON OUR MINISTRY.
In the Life of our Parish 2020-21
Upcoming are parish events and other opportunities for worship and fellowship (ONCE WE RETURN TO SAFE CONDITIONS). To stay current on information, visit the COVID-19 dropdown on the home page of this web site.
2020-21 Series and Groups
2020-21 NAMI Support Group each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. meets in the choir room. Open to the public.
2020 Wednesday Night AA Group meets at 8 p.m. in the undercroft hall. Open to the public.
2020 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) Support Group meeting on Saturday mornings in Saint Martin’s Church (Time 8 a.m.). Open to the public.
2020 Church School for Children at 10 am Sundays (through May; then September through December). See Katie Clark for weekly schedule and special events (Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Pageant).
2020 Youth Group Gatherings, including outdoor activities, parties, service opportunities, and more; planned monthly (announced in advance). Includes participation in diocesan youth events and the resources of Bellwether Farm (https://bellwetherfarm.com/).
2020 Men’s Wednesday Study Group at 7 a.m. Coffee and donuts and study of a book of the bible, meets in the parish library.
2020 Ecumenical Vespers Service at the South Franklin Circle Community Center (4 p.m.), sponsored by Saint Martin’s Church (Third Sunday Monthly).
2020 Poetry Group, meets monthly in Saint Martin’s library to read and discuss a variety of poems, based on the choices of the group members (Monday Evenings, TBA monthly).
2020 Lenten Series, meets for five weeks in Lent for a Christian Formation opportunity, beginning with a light supper in the Burroughs Room, the evening session, then concluding with Evening Prayer in the church (Wednesdays, 6:15 pm).
2020 Fall Teaching Series, meets for six weeks in the fall season for Christian Formation (Wednesdays, 6:15 pm).
2020 Sunday Midhour Forum (9 am Sundays in the library) meets periodically as announced (seasonally in Advent and on other special occasions); a Christian Formation opportunity for adults.
2020 DOK Gatherings, including monthly meetings of the Saint Martin’s chapter of the International Order of the Daughters of the King (Sundays TBA), as well as diocesan events of the DOK (announced in advance), such as Spring Assembly and Fall Assembly.
2020 Holy Week Events, including Maundy Thursday Dinner, Good Friday Stations of the Cross (outdoors), and Good Friday Blues & Lamentations Concert-Liturgy by Gateway Jazz Band (see Calendar List and Events Drop Down on Home Page).
2020 CVCC Meetings, the bimonthly conferences of the Chagrin Valley Council of Churches, the ecumenical ministerium to which we belong and with whom we cooperate in ministry (TBA to participants). Includes churches of the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian traditions.
2020 Diocesan Events of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, including workshops, convention, Christian Formation opportunities, convocation, clergy days and conference, and more (announced in advance, www.dohio.org).
2020 Parish Life Annual Events, including Shrove Tuesday Supper (March), Annual Picnic (June), Hotdog and a Hike (August), Rally Sunday (September) and more.
2020 Outreach Annual Events, including CROP Walk (April), Trinity Cathedral Feeding Program (TBA signup), MedWish (TBA signup), SOAP (TBA), Outreach Fundraisers (TBA), Bainbridge Food for Friends (ongoing), Advent Giving Basket (November-December).
2020 Quarterly Fellowship Events sponsored by Parish Life, including a Spring Fling and Summer Celebration (TBA).
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