Get ready! We have a very important meeting coming up this Sunday, January 26, following the 10:30 service. Because it follows the service and our stomach clocks will tell us something else needs to happen, we will be having a potluck meal to nourish our bodies. Drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and drop it off in the kitchen.
We will be electing vestry representatives and delegates to the diocesan convention. We will also begin a dialog on Worship and Christian Education. We are hoping to affirm the vision, mission and values statements.
In order to understand the importance and focus of these statements and the impact on the life and ministry of our faith community, we will be holding table-top discussions around these statements. I urge you to take some time this week leading up to the annual meeting and ponder what these words are saying….how they can and will impact you and this faith community named St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. SEE YOU SUNDAY!
St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an open and accepting community where the love of Jesus lives and transforms through worship, education, fellowship and service in our church and in the world.
Our mission is to be Jesus Christ’s hands and feet to our neighbors no matter where they are on their journey of faith.
To accomplish our mission, St. Martin-in-the-Fields bases its decisions and actions on the following core values:
We see the purpose of our service as sharing the abundance of our resources, talents and love with each other in our community, country and around the world.
We provide Christian education for all ages throughout the week and on Sundays allowing us to deepen our understanding of God’s word and actions in history and in our lives. Our day school provides an exemplary and nurturing Christian learning environment.
With God’s grace we welcome with respect, empathy and awareness all whom God has created. We extend hospitality and compassionate understanding to all people and their ideas.
We are committed to trusting in God, inspired by the Spirit, persevering in hope, enriched by the Sacraments and worship style of The Episcopal Church.
We belong to an evolving and diverse community that expresses forgiveness through the generosity of the Holy Spirit, carrying out Christ’s work of reconciliation.