Worship: December 19th, 2021

Worship: December 19th, 2021

Family Worship, 9:00 am

Traditional Worship, 11:00 am

News & Announcements

This Week at St. Martin’s

Sunday, December 19
8:50 am-12:50 pm High School Fundraising Meal (St. Martin’s Mall)
9:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Faith Formation Hour
10:15 am Listening Session Follow-Up: Future Membership
11:00 am Holy Communion
3:30 pm Ein Deutsches Weihnachtsfest: German Christmas Service

Monday, December 20
Confirmation Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 21
9:00 am WELCA Tack & Pack

Wednesday, December 22
1:00 pm Pastor’s Book Class
6:00 pm Advent Vespers (Chapel)
6:30 pm Las Posadas (Dove Springs)

Friday, December 24
4:00 pm Jazz Christmas Eve
7:00 pm Traditional Christmas Eve (Musical prelude 6:30 pm)
10:00 pm Traditional Christmas Eve (Musical prelude 9:30 pm)

Saturday, December 25
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 26
10:00 am A Service of Lessons & Carols

Please note: the church office will be closed December 27—31.

Listening Session Follow-Up Meetings
Our listening session follow-up continues between worship services during Advent as we ideate on focus areas to “Love, Share, and Serve Boldly.” This concrete definition of our mission will guide future decision making about how best to use our people, money, and resources to serve God in downtown Austin. Join in room 230 or using the Come as You Are class Zoom link from 10:15-10:45 each Sunday. Dec 5: Faith Formation. Dec 12: Connecting volunteers to opportunities. Dec 19: Future membership. Find the Zoom link on the event calendar listings at

TODAY! Ein Deutsches Weihnachtsfest: German Christmas Service | December 19th, 2021
Join us for our annual German Christmas worship service! Musical prelude begins at 3:30 pm with worship in German at 4:00 pm. While everything is spoken and sung in German, the program contains a page-by-page translation for those who have challenges sprechendes Deutsch!

TODAY! High School Advent Fundraiser | St. Martin’s Mall
Come Support our high school class raise money for trips and summer ministry while also having a great meal for the final week of advent! $5 a plate. Breakfast sandwiches 8:50—10:30 am, burgers and hot dogs 10:30 am—12:50 pm.

LAST CALL! 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.  To purchase online, go to and click the “Give” button in the upper right hand corner, select “Online Giving,” click “Fund” on the Giving page, and click the “Memo” line to complete dedications for the poinsettias. 

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.

The Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Eve Worship Services
Friday, December 24th, 2021

Join us for worship as we joyfully celebrate the birth of Jesus!

4:00 pm Jazz Worship
7:00 pm Traditional Worship
10:00 pm Traditional Worship
Musical preludes begin at 6:30 & 9:30 pm

A Service of Lessons & Carols: First Sunday of Christmas | Sunday, December 26th, 2021, 10:00 am
Join us for one service at 10:00 am as we read lessons and sing carols to joyfully celebrate the birth of Christ together.