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Our vision for St. Martin’s is to be used by God to change lives, strengthen churches, and transform the world.
For worship services, the 10:30 am Sunday service offers a nursery (ages 4 and under), a “soft space” in the front of the Sanctuary for toddlers and their families, and a Children’s Worship service during the first part of the regular service.
We also have children’s music programs and Vacation Bible School in the summer.
There are two access points to Clayton Road from our parking lot.
You should enter the parking lot from the western access and depart on the eastern side (these are clearly marked as Entrance and Exit). There are reserved handicap spots up close as well as additional spaces for expecting and new moms.
All other parking spaces are a short and simple walk to the front entrance.
what to expect
When you first step into St. Martin’s, you will find a warm welcoming community ready to invite you to share in our faith journey. Our greeters will meet you shortly after you walk through the front doors and help you navigate your way and answer any questions you may have. As you enter the worship service, an usher will give you a worship booklet. We use these booklets to follow along in the service.
All of our services are based on the Book of Common Prayer and considered “liturgical” which provides a stable format for our worship service. Some of our services include times of standing, kneeling, sitting and singing which could feel a bit confusing to first-time visitors, but our worship bulletin is a simple guide to help you follow along. Each service includes prayer, Bible readings, sermons and communion.
We offer different styles of worship depending on which specific service you attend. Saturday evening is an informal mellow, come-as-you-are, gospel-focused worship. The Sunday services are more traditional with the early service being simply spoken. The 10:15 am service includes music, usually from the St. Martin’s choir, occasionally the Handbell Choir, Youth Ensemble and/or guest musicians also participate. A “Children’s Worship” service runs concurrently with the 10:30 service.
If you have children ages 3 and under, they can go in our newly-designed nursery during the service, or they can stay with you. In the front-right area of the sanctuary is a “soft space” designed for toddlers and their families to experience worship together, or children can sit with you anywhere you are comfortable. Older children, ages 3-11 will meet a teacher with a children’s cross, waiting to guide them to a Children’s Worship and Sunday School time called “Spark!” They will depart the Sanctuary as a group and return to their families before the Holy Eucharist.