Author Archive: Anika Rinker

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is an intergenerational community of women who desire a closer walk with the Lord, and who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life and supported by the companionship of other women. DOK members work, study, pray, and play together, supporting our church and living […]

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Vestry Minutes August 16, 2020

ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS VESTRY MEETING August 16, 2020 Present:  Bob Bess, Bob Garrity, D.J. Mitchell, Kristy Pemberton, the Very Rev. Ron Pogue (Interim Rector), Linda Seeber, Ben Taylor, Christopher DeClerk, Becky Snell, Julie Sutton This meeting of the Vestry of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church was held Sunday, August 16, 2020, virtually via zoom meeting. The meeting […]

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Stewardship Update: Gratitude and Hope

Consecration Sunday was a great day in the life of St. Martin’s! We had good participation, a timely sermon by Deacon Paula Jefferson, tasty box lunches, and entertainment by Joe Henry while we shared our meal together. Thus far, 61 estimates of giving have been submitted totaling $270,252. That is a hopeful response. Thanks to […]

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Human Flourishing: A Preface for Hard Conversations

Beginning October 11: Book studies and conversations Respect the dignity of all people—there it is, in a nutshell: the Christian Code of Ethics.  By the time we are in kindergarten, we recognize that people are not treated equally. Humans discriminate. We inherit cultural beliefs that tell us who should be feared, trusted, expected to excel […]

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Stewardship Minute: Marty Hitchcock

Fifteen years ago my husband, Ron Hitchcock, and I moved to Southlake from Rockwall, Texas, where we attended Holy Trinity by the Lake Episcopal Church for 29 years. Our daughter had become concerned about our increasing ages (even then!) and expressed concern that something eventually would happen to one of us requiring her help, and […]

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Bread Ministry – Give a warm welcome!

The Bread Ministry is an important part of St. Martin’s mission of radical hospitality. Members bake bread to share with new guests at our church, along with a little information about our church and worship services. The bread ministry strives to let newcomers know that we are very glad they chose to be with us, and […]

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