Lutheran Mission Society Clothes Sort
St. Martins hosts one meeting per quarter to sort through clothes donated to the Lutheran Mission Society (LMS). LMS collects, various churches sort, and then LMS redistributes these wearable clothes and household items through their Compassion Centers. The Annapolis store is on West Street. Our volunteers enjoy the service and fellowship.
Red Cross Blood Drive
As one of the many outreach programs at Saint Martin’s, we partner with the American Red Cross several times each year to host blood drives. We recruit many donors and provide all the facilities, volunteers and snacks that are needed for the donors. Over the years, this ministry has added many units of precious blood to the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services blood banks.
Our Sunday Bulletins and Tabletalk Newsletters ask for help and volunteers. At Thanksgiving, St. Martin’s provides needy families with groceries for their holiday dinner. Similarly, at Christmas, St. Martin’s provides needy families with both groceries and Christmas gifts for children and family members. St. Martin’s members are called to help with gifts and groceries and delivery of the items to the families.
For boys from middle school to high school, Boy Scout Troop 771 has been a part of St. Martin's Lutheran Church for over 40 years. The troop meets every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm. In addition to its scouting activities, the troop plans and serves a pancake supper every year on Shrove Tuesday for St. Martin's Church and the community. More information can be found at the troop's web site, Annapolis Troop 771. The troop can also be contacted at . More information about the Boy Scouts organization can be found at the web site www.scouting.org.
St. Martin’s has participated in the ministry to the Seafarers at the Dundalk Marine Terminal for many years. Every year, beginning in November, toiletries and other personal items are brought to the Narthex for the Seafarers. We then package these items in shoe boxes and gift wrap them for delivery to the Terminal for Christmas Distribution.