Celebrating 150+ Years of Christian Education at St. Martin’s School!
Celebrating God’s Grace and Inspiring Young Hearts
Click on the slideshow pictured at the left to view the many faces of St. Martin’s over the past 150 years that was shared at the banquet on Saturday, June 10, 2017…..
Click on the slideshow at the right to view pictures that were taken at the 150th banquet on June 10th and Strawberry Fest on June 11, 2017…
Join Us For FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY and Our Church Picnic!!
Sunday, September 17th
On Sunday, September 17th, we invite everyone to join us for our services at 8:00 and 10:30am — Friendship Sunday. Everyone is invited to join us at Sinclair Park at noon for a picnic-in-the-park. Pulled Pork Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. We ask everyone to bring a dish to share and your own table service. Join us after the meal for BINGO and prizes and a great time in the park!!!
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN:
Come join the St. Martin’s Team for the Feed My Starving Children Event scheduled for Saturday, October 7th at RiverStar located at 1705 Wilkie Drive in Winona. We need 16 people to help put meals together and also raise $500.00 for our team’s payment of the meals. You can either volunteer, donate, or both. A sign-up is located at the Welcome Center in the church or call Bob Cloeter at 452-6928 x 107. Make checks payable to: Feed My Starving Children and turn it in to the church office. Thank you so much.
Feed My Starving Children—A few sign-up spots are still available to join “Team St. Martin’s” at River Star (1705 Wilkie Drive) on Saturday, October 8 from 1:00—3:00 p.m. Check the Welcome Center in the church. We’re also accepting dollar donations to cover the cost of the meals that are being prepared by our shift. Checks can be made out to: Feed My Starving Children and dropped off at the church office.
St. Martin’s time slot on October 7 is from 1 to 3 pm. Please arrive by 12:45 pm.
BRING YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL DAY …
Bring Your Bible to School Day” is scheduled for Thursday, October 5th all across our nation. An event which began in 2014 with 8000 students bringing their Bibles, to 155,000 in 2015, and doubling to 356,000 in 2016. The goal this year: 500,000! Can you imagine the impact students can have simply by carrying their Bibles to class and showing the world that they’re not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ?
Mexican Fiesta coming in October!
Our St. Martin’s friends from the Hispanic community invite the members of St. Martin’s to join them in a Mexican Fiesta on Sunday, October 8th beginning at 12—noon in Sinclair Park across the street from our church. Bring nothing but yourselves. Everything will be provided! Enjoy great Mexican food, a piñata for the children, and friendship. Sign-up at the Welcome Center.
Friday, November 3 from 6:00—9:00 p.m. come to Holzinger Lodge and enjoy three hours of fellowship at our congregation party. Come sit by a big warm fire, play cards, games, enjoy snacks, beverages and conversation with one another.
DAVE RAMSEY – SMART MONEY
On November 7th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in our church fellowship hall, St. Martin’s will be hosting a live-stream of Dave Ramsey’s “Smart Money.” This event is free and open to the public. This event will walk people through the steps they need to take to get their finances in order.
You are Invited to Dine Thanksgiving Day
Noon to 2 PM
At St. Martin’s
St. Martin’s will be hosting 2nd annual “full” Thanksgiving Dinner, on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd from noon to 2 pm. All are invited to attend. There will be roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy provided for all. Additionally, those who sign up to attend will be asked to bring side dishes and desserts that are a “necessity” at any Thanksgiving Feast. Place setting will be provided and a festive atmosphere established. You are welcome to come and bring the whole family. Join in the celebration and fellowship with your fellow congregation members as we give thanks to God for all the blessings we share as His people. Last Year nearly 90 people came and celebrated…There is no reason to be alone on Thanksgiving Day…there is also no reason to do all the work for a “full” Thanksgiving Dinner for you and your family.
Mark your calendar now and plan on being at this event. Also, please sign up at the Welcome Center so we know how much turkey to cook. If you have any question…don’t hesitate to ask Pastor. He will be organizing and heading up this meal.
TEEN CHALLENGE CHOIR
Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10th at our weekend worship you will hear once again the Minnesota Teen Challenge Men’s Choir sing during our worship services. Also, come and hear them speak during our Sunday Adult Bible Class beginning at 9:15 a.m. in the church fellowship hall.
DAVE RAMSEY COURSE COMING IN JANUARY
Mark your calendars: The next 9—week Dave Ramsey course at St. Martin’s is scheduled to begin Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:30—8:00 p.m. And the Winter Education Mini-Classes are scheduled four weeks on January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2018 from 6:30—8:00 p.m.
MISSION TRIP TO MEXICO
Twenty seven of us are back from our Mission Trip to Mexico where in San Rafael (morning) and El Potosi (afternoon) Vacation Bible School was led each day to the children including many of their moms. Also, an old two room adobe church building was taken down by our crew to provide more room between the church and the pastor’s home. God was gracious in our safety, leading us, as well as sensitizing each of us with a new appreciation of what we have, a thankfulness for His daily provisions, a greater understanding of brothers and sisters in our world as members of Christ’s Body, and a renewed commitment to mission work wherever He leads us daily.
The picture above was taken on the final day of VBS in El Potosi.