We welcome our friends in the greater community to join us for Lessons and Carols at 3PM followed by our annual Advent Tea. During Lessons and Carols, the sacred story of Scripture that foretells the birth of Jesus is interwoven with the singing of familiar Christmas hymns. Then all gather for the English tea that features delicious foods and teas served to each table. We invite you to join us, to experience the blessing of sacred fellowship, to feel the peace of God.
All are welcome to join us as we celebrate Christ's birth on Sunday December 24th at 6PM. After worship, we will join together in a delicious meal prepared by our own Bill Mower and the wonderful cooks of St. Martin's. Monday, December 25th, we will worship at 10AM. Come, experience the peace of God in the celebration of Jesus Christ.
Located in beautiful Shady Cove, Oregon, just north of the winding Rogue River, St. Martin's is an inclusive and welcoming faith community. We love and serve God and our neighbor in the Episcopal tradition, and we seek to bring healing and hope to a hurting world in Jesus' Name. God loves us, warts and all! Whether you are a seasoned Episcopalian, a first-time visitor, or fall somewhere in between, we welcome you! We are comprised of and reach out to the young and the old, the seasoned and the newcomer, the married and divorced, partnered and single, widows and widowers, those who identify as straight and those who identify as LGBTQ, and persons of all racial, ethnic, gender, cultural and faith identities. We are of different backgrounds, identities and experiences, and we value the differences that enrich our faith community. Here is our closing blessing for each Sunday:
Life is short,
and we do not have too much time to gladden the hearts of those
who travel the way with us.
So be swift to love, and make haste to be kind.
And may the Divine Mystery who is beyond our ability to know
but who made us and who loves us and who travels with us,
bless us and keep us in peace. Amen.
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Our Mission is to welcome all in Jesus' Name, and to be a model of inclusion and love in an often inhospitable world. We seek to respond to the needs and concerns of our greater community with compassion. We value hospitality, kindness and respect for all God's people and all of creation.