Worship: November 28th, 2021

Worship: November 28th, 2021

Family Worship, 9:00 am

Traditional Worship, 11:00 am

News & Announcements

2022 Estimate of Giving:

As we end a second year in recovery from COVID and we look forward joyfully this Advent to God’s unconditional gift of love at Jesus’ birth, please prayerfully consider gifts of time, talents, and financial commitments now and for the coming year.

2021 Giving: You’ll find multiple ways to give at  You can also send a text to 73256 with “luther” and your gift amount.

As the Council plans next year’s budget, we particularly want to support and empower the vital work of our dedicated and faithful staff.  Please prayerfully complete an estimate of giving card by Sunday December 12. A secure digital form is available online at  Or download, complete, and mail your estimate.  Paper copies are available at Church.

Thank you for your faithfulness in giving.

This Week at St. Martin’s

Sunday, November 28—First Sunday in Advent (Communion at the front begins!)
9:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Faith Formation Hour; High School Class Meeting
11:00 am Holy Communion
12:15 pm Hanging of Chrismons
12:15 pm Family Advent Event: Candle Making (Parlor Courtyard)

Tuesday, November 30
9:00 am WELCA Tack & Pack

Wednesday, December 1
12:00 pm Endowment Board Meeting
1:00 pm Pastor’s Book Class
6:00 pm Wednesday Game Night

Thursday, December 2
6:00 pm High School Devotional (Zoom)

Friday, December 3
8:00 pm Austin Gay Men’s Chorus Concert

Saturday, December 4
8:30 am Mop & Hammer
5:30 pm SoCo Women’s Chorus Concert
8:00 pm Austin Gay Men’s Chorus Concert

Sunday, December 5
9:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Faith Formation Hour
11:00 am Holy Communion
12:15 pm Family Advent Event: Crafting (St. Martin’s Mall)
2:00 pm SoCo Women’s Chorus Concert
4:00 pm Austin Gay Men’s Chorus Concert

Sunday Food & Fellowship
Starting November 28, the first Sunday in Advent, we will begin Food and Fellowship on the Mall (or in the lobby in bad weather) between services. You are invited to sign up with Anita Salmon or to provide snacks. Coffee will be available.

Advent for Families at St. Martin’s | Sundays in Advent
Starting on November 28th we will be doing our Advent for Families every Sunday through Advent following the second service! This includes: candle making, an art class lead by Stern Hatcher, an Advent calendar to donate to our homeless community, and a fundraising meal hosted by our High School students! Come celebrate the holiday season with us this year! 

Christmas in the Park: The Nativity Story | Saturday, December 18th, 6:00—8:00 pm
Let’s get into the holiday spirit! This year at St. Martin’s we are having Christmas in the Park on December 18th from 6—8pm, an event for all families to learn about the story of the birth of Jesus and to join in on a fun evening together! Cason needs your help for this! He will be setting up a table for anyone or groups of people to run tables to fully tell the story of the nativity!

Supplies for Mop & Hammer
St. Martin’s Mop & Hammer maintenance group is in need of nuts, bolts, screws, tools, and other workshop items for many upcoming projects around the church. Contact Bob Daemmrich or Norm Hummell to donate or to come help out!

Christmas Poinsettias
The Flower Guild will be selling poinsettias this Sunday and will continue sales through Sunday, December 19.  The cost is $15.00 each.  Poinsettias may be purchased at church on Sunday mornings and online.  More information on online purchasing will be provided early next week.

Toy Drive for River City Youth Foundation | Donations due Sunday, December 12
December 18, 2021 is the River City Youth Foundation’s 24th annual Merry Memories Toy Giveaway. 
SMLC high school students and youth are collecting gifts for babies to 15 year olds. The wishlist for boys and girls includes: bikes, sports balls, board games, dolls & action figures, and stuffed animals. 
Please bring items to the church by Sunday, December 12.

Las Posadas at Dove Springs | Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 6:30 pm
Join our friends in Dove Springs for a traditional Las Posadas (the Inns) on December 22, 6:30-8:30pm at the River City Youth Foundation,5209 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, TX. We will be taking the bus from the church at 6PM or you can meet us there. Please RSVP to Pastor Ellen for space on the bus.