From Rev. Dave’s Desktop:
Everyone enjoys long Summer days of uninterrupted reading. The summer also provides your preachers an opportunity to read and preach all, or most, of one book of the Bible. This summer our Lectionary, or schedule of readings, features Paul’s Letter to the Romans. So we will preach a summer-long uninterrupted series, called When in Romans.
This Sunday Rev. Deacon Cindy will be preaching, the sermon Children of God , based on Romans 8:12-25 ( http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=367643480).
Strategic Plan Action Item.
We are very pleased to announce that the Rev. Deacon Cindy Hillger has been reappointed to St. Martin’s by the Lake by our Bishop. Deacons in our tradition serve at the will of the Bishop, with their placements renewed annually. We are extremely blessed with a Deacon of Cindy’s caliber, who understand well the role of the Deacon: “To interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world.” (Book of Common Prayer, Ordination of a Deacon, p. 543)
The Church will Leave the Building:
Sunday 2 Serve! July 30th, 9:30am-12:30pm
Area churches from Minnetonka Beach to Delano, will unite to go out and serve in our communities together. Each Church will take on a different all ages service project or projects in their area, ours includes beautifying the Dakota Trail right behind the Church, cleaning the Community Beach, and making sandwiches for the Homeless inside the Church. After our 8:30am service, St. Martins projects begin at 9:30am, serving together until Noon. All Churches are invited to a closing picnic at St. John‘s Lutheran Church in Mound.
Dakota Trail Cleaning: Twenty plus people, making four Teams will will begin at pre-determined ends and work their way back to the Church. Please bring rakes, shovels and work gloves. Water provided by the Church. Bags provided by the Park District. More projects will be announced.
Beach Cleaning: Fifteen plus people, making two Teams will rake debris and weeds into piles and to be picked up by City Works on Monday. After cleaning, this crew walks back to the Church, cleaning Shoreline Dr. on both sides to the Church. Please bring rakes, shovels and work gloves. Bags and Water provided by the Church.
Sandwich Making: Twenty plus people will make 1,000 sandwiches for the Sandwich Project. All supplies provided.
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mound will host a closing picnic.
Sign Up & Promotion:
Sign up at the Church this week. Yard signs are also available, and T-Shirts are available the day of the event, or, bring your T-Shirt from last year!
With every blessing,
Rev. Dave Langille / Rector
St. Martin’s by the Lake Church
2801 Westwood Rd,
Minnetonka Beach, MN, 55361
Anchor here, your faith, your family, your values, and join us for worship!
A Prayer for Renewal.
renew your Church
and begin with me,
heal our land
tend our wounds
and make us one,
and use us in your service;
For Jesus Christ’s sake
Lord of the Church,
make us the Church of the Lord.
--Diocese of Natal: Southern Africa
THE DOCKS ARE IN!! And, THEY ARE FREE TO USE!!
You can now Run, Walk, Bike, Roller-blade, Drive and even BOAT to Church.
Thanks to our Communication’s Team, who have worked very hard to promote our Church to the Community, we now have TWO, count 'em, TWO, Day-Use Docks.
Our Docks are installed across from the Church parking lot; do look for the St. Martin's sign. Two things to remember:
1) The Dock is for the day-use of St. Martin’s members and our guests; so come to Church by boat.
2) For families with children, children under the age of 12 will need to to be accompanied by an adult at all times crossing Shoreline Drive.
CLERGY FOR THE JOURNEY
I am grateful for those who count the calling to the Diaconate and Priesthood their vocation; and their willingness to serve here at St. Martin's by the Lake alongside me as well. From this Sunday on throughout the Summer you will usually see me and the Rev. Deacon Cindy Hillger with you on Sundays. If one of us is away on vacation you will see one of our two Assisting priests, the Rev's. Roger Sonnesyn and Jeff Hupf.
Just a reminder that Fr. Jeff is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and is available to meet members of St. Martin's through his practice. Please make arrangements through his Office: 952-446-6115. (For more info on his practice: http://www.minnesotamarriagecounseling.com/) We will also update you on our plans for the Rev. Richard Byrd Memorial Curacy in the near future.
The Mission of St. Martin’s by the Lake
Because we believe the Gospel transforms, renews and changes lives, St. Martin’s by the Lake is a vibrant Christian community welcoming all to Worship our God, Grow our Faith and Love our world.
8:30am Classic Prayer Book Worship
Morning Prayer, first Sunday of every month
10:30am Inter-Generational Worship
*Nursery coverage 8:15-11:45