Welcoming All, Growing Together, Sharing God’s Love, and Serving Christ – with Energy and Joy!
Covid-19 Restrictions lifted on July 1st
- At the recommendation of our COVID-19 Task Force, the Church Council passed a motion that St. Martin's will remove all COVID restrictions on July 1st. The recommendation is informed by our governor's decision to rescind all emergency orders related to the pandemic (effective July 1st) based on very low infection rates and strong vaccination numbers.
- We certainly support any who wish to continue to wear masks during worship, especially families with younger children who cannot be vaccinated yet. But mandated mask wearing and social distancing will relax. Worshipers will be free to sing and come to the altar to receive the sacrament (when our team of communion assistants is again organized). Cognizant that some people may desire to continue with our current communion "kit" arrangement, these will remain on the outdoor table at 8 AM and in the narthex at 10 AM for any who choose to partake in the Eucharist in this manner.
- We will continue to utilize our YouTube channel. We are now "live-streaming" our worship service and the service will post to YouTube at 10 AM. As before, the service will be available for later viewing at any time.As you know, we will continue to live-stream and catalogue our recorded services on our YouTube channel.
The Annapolis Chamber Music Festival is returning to St. Martin's on Saturday, August 7th at 7:30 p.m. performing the music of Progression, containing pieces that look both ahead and to the past as we attempt to make sense of the present. For more information about the concert and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Connect and Serve
First Ever S.E.E.D.S. of Grace Church Camp
(Saints Enthusiastically and Eagerly Dedicated to Serving)
S.E.E.D.S. of Grace is an inter-generational program of learning, fun, and fellowship. Each evening, for four evenings, we come together to dine, learn, complete a service project and play fun camp games. We end with a campfire sing-a-long!
Monday July 12 Camp Slideshow
Tuesday July 13 Camp Slideshow
Wednesday July 14 Camp Slideshow
Thursday July 15 Camp Slideshow
Camp Song, Prayers, and Thanks on our last evening!
St. Martin's Pollinator Garden
When you are at church, or anytime in the area, stop by and see our attractive Pollinator Garden located across from the courtyard entrance. In September 2020, fourteen volunteers planted 65 native perennials to create a thriving habitat for bees, butterflies, songbirds and other pollinators. A variety of perennials were included that grow to different heights and bloom at different times in the spring, summer and fall. These plants included goldenrod, milkweed, coneflowers, asters, hyssop, salvia, and varieties of coreopsis. We thank St. Martin’s Caring for Creation Green Team and Unity Gardens for their grant making this pollinator garden possible. A sign at the site highlights the benefits of pollinator plants. We hope you will be inspired to include pollinator plants in your garden to help our crucial pollinators and our environment.
Planting the Pollinator Garden in September 2020 and the Pollinator Garden in July 2021