On Sunday October 29th, we welcomed into the family of God, Alyson Lee McCarthy through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Alyson is the daughter of Jody and Ryan McCarthy, and granddaughter of Marilyn and Dan Coward.
Photo to left: Fr. Willi Kammerer, Kelly McCarthy, Ryan and Jody McCarthy, Jillian Coward and Alyson.
Special Liturgical Celebrations:
June 22, 2014
Last year we ended the Circle R Ranch June outdoor service and picnic tradition.
This year we have replaced it with a new St. Martin’s tradition – a June outdoor service on the front lawn, followed by a hotdog, salads and desserts picnic right there too.
So on June 22 there were 41 Anglicans in lawn chairs or church chairs, enjoying the beautiful sunshine and the little breeze that tempered its heat, singing hymns such as “All Things Bright and Beautiful”, and “This is My Father’s World”.
And a beautiful world it was too, amid dappled shade from the variegated maple tree on the lawn, the fine music played by Catherine Gray on the keyboard, and the choir members present providing a hint of harmony.
Father Willi, recovering well from his recent motorcycle accident, led our normal Eucharist. He needed no cane, no crutches, and best of all he didn’t take a tumble behind the altar – if he had he’d have been in the shrubbery!
The sermon was as meaningful and enthralling as always, and delivered amid the wonders of nature, brought the feeling “God is with us.”
Graham Laing did his usual superb hotdogs, and there were salads, and more salads, a variety of desserts, plus coffee and lemonade – something to please everyone!
We also had a new server, Jack, aged 12, being shown the ropes by Fletcher Haley. He did a fine job, and we will watch his progress with great interest. Way to go, Jack!
Finally, Warden Jack wishes to thank the usual background group who made sure chairs and tables went where they were needed, and also the various people who jumped in to clear up at the finish. Many helping hands make St. Martin’s the happy, friendly place it is!
Dedication on Sunday March 15th, 2015 of our beautiful new piano from the Connors family in memory of Carol Connors: