Welcoming All, Growing Together, Sharing God’s Love, and Serving Christ – with Energy and Joy!
On Sunday, September 12th, members of St. Martin’s gathered in the courtyard after worship to participate in God’s Work Our Hands Sunday and enjoy a meal together. During this event, we separated masa flour, rice, beans, into quart sized portions. We also separated eggs into dozens. These food items were all delivered to the West Annapolis Pop Up Pantry to distribute to local families in need. Members also filled Birthday Bags that were donated to Bello Machre in Glen Burnie, MD. These bags will bring joy to someone with developmental disabilities. The bags included stuffed animals, bubbles, party blowers, and other fun items. Lastly, members filled bags to be distributed to teachers and staff at St. Martin’s Day school in appreciation of their gifts to the school. These bags were distributed to teachers after the teacher blessing on Sunday, September 19th. Thank you to everyone who made this event a great day.
In response to recent trends pertaining to the delta variant of the coronavirus, our COVID 19 Task Force at St. Martin's has determined that we need to exercise an abundance of Christ-like care for our neighbors and return to masking within worship. Additionally, we will again use the communion kits and ensure that worship is brief.
The CDC recommends indoor masking when either the case rate (per 100,000) or positivity rate cross the threshold to "substantial". Part of our discernment included reports that Anne Arundel County has reached the substantial marker in terms of case rates this week. Obviously, we hope and pray the numbers drop quickly and when they do we will relax these measures. Wearing a mask for 30-35 minute worship service is easy to do and we feel it's not only a wise precaution but also a good reminder that we need to continue to love one another by being as careful as possible.
Have you seen the new hallway Photo Galleries of St. Martin's at work and play? Take a look in the hallway outside the sanctuary. You may see yourself!