Choir

Library Volunteers

Ushers

Prayer Shawl Ministry

 

 

Time & Talent

Sat., Apr 19St. Martin's Saturday Fellowship Group
We meet every Saturday, 1:00-4:00 PM in the Activity Center Family Room. Come if you want to - come as you can - come and go. We meet to chat, stitch and enjoy each other's company!


Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
Sun., Apr 20Are you a musician?
ARE YOU A MUSICIAN??

If you are taking lessons, have taken lessons, or if you just like to play, we want you!

Performance opportunities for every age and experience levels are invited to be our special guest during Sunday lunch. You'll have the opportunity of scheduling your performance day, and the option of performing with one of the most sought-after pianists in Houston.

Come on and be the featured performer here at St. Martin's! For more information, contact Bruce Morgan, Creative Director for Ministries, at 713/985-3810.
Sun., Apr 20Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers needed
Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers are needed. Join this fun and exciting opportunity for fellowship. Current needs are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; flexible hours are available. Contact Lesley Hough at 713/985-3840.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
Sun., Apr 20CD Ministry
Those who serve in the CD Ministry duplicate and label CDs of sermons on Sunday mornings, for sale in the Bookstore & Gift Shoppe after the Christian Education hour. This ministry also occurs during the week, as we make duplications of sermons, guest lecturers or special speakers.

For more information, contact the Rev. Tom S. Hotchkiss at 713/985-3832.
Sun., Apr 20Choristers and Youth Choir
The Choristers (Kindergarten - 5th Grade) and Youth Choir (6th Grade - 12th Grade with unchanged voices) meet on Sundays from 8:30-10:15 AM in Founders' Hall. The Choristers and Youth Choir perform anthems monthly in both the 9 AM service and the Family Table service. They also present a Christmas Program in December. Please contact Kellen Gray for information. kgray@stmartinsepiscopal.org
Sun., Apr 20Library Volunteers needed
Our wonderful Library needs some help on Sundays. Please come help one Sunday per month, for a one and a half hour shift. There are many benefits! Call the Library at 713/830-4118 and leave a message.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
Sun., Apr 20Serve as an Usher
Do you still remember when you visited St. Martin's for the very first time? Chances are you do, and you also probably remember that one of the first people to greet and assist you would have been one of our wonderful Ushers.

If you've ever thought about joining this team of friendly and engaging folks, now is the time to volunteer! Older teens and young adults are welcome to serve as Ushers, too. Our Ushers serve on rotating teams, according to their schedule and service time preferences. No one is expected to usher every Sunday. The work of the Usher ministry is not difficult, but it is highly visible and important. The Ushers are integral to making sure visitors feel welcome and that all aspects of our worship services flow smoothly.

Becoming an Usher is a terrific way to get to know others while providing valuable service to our Parish. Our Ushers enjoy a strong camaraderie with one another, and get together regularly for fellowship. Training is provided, and no prior experience is needed. Simply contact Kristin Early in the Vice-Rector's office to sign up today!

To volunteer or for more information, contact Kristin Early at 713/985-3848.
Sun., Apr 20Serve in Children's Ministries
Please serve with us during the 10:15 AM Sunday School classes. We need leaders and helpers to assist with developing a sense of community and friendship while offering an example of what it means to serve God. Come be a part of our program as we help shape the spiritual lives of the children at our church.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Holli Kight at 713/985-3816.
Sun., Apr 20Serve in our Family Table service
If your family would like to serve at the Family Table service we need help in the following areas:

  • Usher: Pass the baskets during the Offertory, a good job for Mom or Dad to do with their children. Also, help lead row-by-row to the altar for the Eucharist. Two families are needed every week.
  • Acolyte/Crucifer: Light candles, with supervision, or carry the Cross during the procession at beginning of the service.
  • Sacristan: Bring the elements to the altar; wafers, chalice, paten, water and wine at the appropriate time before the Eucharist. Full family participation is encouraged to stay after the service to clean and purify the vessels in the sacristy. Detailed instructions are provided and help as needed. Includes a credence table lesson.
  • Reading the Prayers: A job for those in 2nd grade or older reading the Prayers of the People into a microphone during the service. Copies of the prayers are made available early for those who want to practice.
  • Chalice Bearer: A job for two children at least ten years of age, offering the wine during the Eucharist. Instruction from Lay Minister required. New chalice bearers will be followed by existing chalice bearers for several weeks.


  • To volunteer or for more information, contact Mary Wilson, Senior Associate Rector for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, at 713/985-3836.
    Sun., Apr 20Serve on the Greeters' Guild
    The Greeters' Guild is a group of parishioners who volunteer to extend a warm welcome to our Sunday morning visitors. They do this by greeting their fellow parishioners and our guests before the morning services and by giving them helpful information and instructions as to how to find their way around our campus. Those who are interested in serving as a member of the Greeters' Guild before and after one of the Sunday morning services should contact Kris Johnson at 713/830-4126.
    Mon., Apr 21Flower Delivery Volunteers
    Flower Delivery Volunteers bring flowers from the Altar to parishioners who have been discharged from the hospital, have a birth in the family or who have had a death in the family. We deliver on Mondays. When we talk about uplifting people, this is one of those ministries. Contact Cyndy Ensign at 713/985-3808.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Mon., Apr 21Saintly Stitchers
    The Saintly Stitchers meet each Monday, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Activity Center Upper Hall (east). Please join us for coffee, stitching and fellowship.

    We share techniques, equipment, ideas, cookies, and coffee. Our mission is to needlepoint cushions for the 300 kneelers in the pews. Each one is inscribed with Scripture from the Bible story in the nearest stained glass window. This needlepoint project is funded through donations from those wishing to honor loved ones by having their initials inconspicuously incorporated in the threads of a kneeler.

    Intermediate level and experienced stitchers gather to needlepoint pew kneelers for the nave as we share stitching techniques and fellowship. With 300 kneelers to cover we will welcome your talent.

    We are needlepointers, we are stitching to beautify the nave, and we need help from experienced needlepointers.


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Tue., Apr 22Prayer Shawl Ministry
    The Prayer Shawl Ministry is open to everyone and is part of the Community of Hope outreach to our parishioners. Our purpose is to knit God's love, care and warmth into our shawls and have them blessed before giving them away. If you don't knit, we will help you learn how, or encourage you to start knitting again. We meet Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 AM, in the Activity Center Family Room. You may stay and knit in fellowship with others or knit on your own, but please consider being a part of our group.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Wed., Apr 23Blanket Ladies
    The Blanket Ladies meet Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-noon, in the Activity Center Family Room. They make cotton flannel receiving blankets for newborn infants at local charity hospitals. It is estimated that over 45,000 blankets have been made by these hard-working, wonderful ladies. Come join this group and share some fun, fellowship and love.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Wed., Apr 23Docent Guild - give tours of The Church - Wednesdays
    The Docent Guild is a group of parishioner volunteers whose job is to share the history of St. Martin's and the Episcopalian/Anglican faith with the many visitors and tour groups who come to enjoy our magnificent Church. Members of the Guild undergo hours of study and training in order to be able to properly present the "St. Martin's story." Not only do they tell the story well, but they also serve as ambassadors and missionaries of our faith.

    Docent tours may be canceled due to holidays, church events and/or office closures. A tour will not be offered January 29 due to the ECW luncheon with the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas.

    Please contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 for more details.

    The tour schedule changes from time to time. For an updated schedule, please visit our Web site and enter the keyword: Tour

    Thu., Apr 24Lydia's Guild
    Lydia's Guild needs volunteers to help straighten and organize the pew racks in The Church. We work on a rotation basis. If you can give a couple of hours once every 4 weeks, please contact Justin Jacobson at 713/985-3838.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., Apr 24St. Cecilia Guild
    The St. Cecilia Guild assists the Music Ministry. The efforts include working with the extensive music library, preparing music files for the adult and children's choirs, and occasionally organizing refreshments for choir members. We also need help with the children's choir; those with organizational skills are sought to monitor attendance. For information, contact David Henning, D.M.A. at 713/985-3820.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., Apr 24St. Martin's Bell Choir (rehearsal)
    The St. Martin's Bell Choir is welcoming new ringers. The ability to read music is encouraged. The love and enthusiasm for music is strongly nurtured in this group. The art of handbell ringing is an outgrowth of the ancient art of change ringing in the English Cathedrals and is an art currently practiced by such groups as the Dorothy Shaw Handbell group who have appeared in years past at St. Martin's. We rehearse Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM in Founders' Hall. Call Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820 for more information.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., Apr 24St. Martin's Choir (rehearsal)
    St. Martin's Choir is a rewarding place of service to the Lord and our congregation. Singing for the 9:00 and 11:15 AM services, the Choir enjoys being accompanied by our terrific Gloria Dei Organ. A variety of classical music, renewal songs and traditional hymns give members opportunities to learn and appreciate the many different styles of sacred music composed for Christians and the Church. Part singing is a standard practice. New members find strong support from seasoned singers in the Choir who provide encouragement and support. Try us out! We're welcoming and pleased to see new faces. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:15 PM in the Choir Hall.

    Contact Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Fri., Apr 25Docent Guild - give tours of The Church - Fridays
    The Docent Guild is a group of parishioner volunteers whose job is to share the history of St. Martin's and the Episcopalian/Anglican faith with the many visitors and tour groups who come to enjoy our magnificent Church. Members of the Guild undergo hours of study and training in order to be able to properly present the "St. Martin's story." Not only do they tell the story well, but they also serve as ambassadors and missionaries of our faith.

    Docent tours may be canceled due to holidays and/or office closures.

    Please contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 for more details.

    The tour schedule changes from time to time. For an updated schedule, please visit our Web site and enter the keyword: Tour

    Sat., Apr 26St. Martin's Saturday Fellowship Group
    We meet every Saturday, 1:00-4:00 PM in the Activity Center Family Room. Come if you want to - come as you can - come and go. We meet to chat, stitch and enjoy each other's company!


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., Apr 27Are you a musician?
    ARE YOU A MUSICIAN??

    If you are taking lessons, have taken lessons, or if you just like to play, we want you!

    Performance opportunities for every age and experience levels are invited to be our special guest during Sunday lunch. You'll have the opportunity of scheduling your performance day, and the option of performing with one of the most sought-after pianists in Houston.

    Come on and be the featured performer here at St. Martin's! For more information, contact Bruce Morgan, Creative Director for Ministries, at 713/985-3810.
    Sun., Apr 27Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers needed
    Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers are needed. Join this fun and exciting opportunity for fellowship. Current needs are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; flexible hours are available. Contact Lesley Hough at 713/985-3840.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., Apr 27CD Ministry
    Those who serve in the CD Ministry duplicate and label CDs of sermons on Sunday mornings, for sale in the Bookstore & Gift Shoppe after the Christian Education hour. This ministry also occurs during the week, as we make duplications of sermons, guest lecturers or special speakers.

    For more information, contact the Rev. Tom S. Hotchkiss at 713/985-3832.
    Sun., Apr 27Choristers and Youth Choir
    The Choristers (Kindergarten - 5th Grade) and Youth Choir (6th Grade - 12th Grade with unchanged voices) meet on Sundays from 8:30-10:15 AM in Founders' Hall. The Choristers and Youth Choir perform anthems monthly in both the 9 AM service and the Family Table service. They also present a Christmas Program in December. Please contact Kellen Gray for information. kgray@stmartinsepiscopal.org
    Sun., Apr 27Library Volunteers needed
    Our wonderful Library needs some help on Sundays. Please come help one Sunday per month, for a one and a half hour shift. There are many benefits! Call the Library at 713/830-4118 and leave a message.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., Apr 27Serve as an Usher
    Do you still remember when you visited St. Martin's for the very first time? Chances are you do, and you also probably remember that one of the first people to greet and assist you would have been one of our wonderful Ushers.

    If you've ever thought about joining this team of friendly and engaging folks, now is the time to volunteer! Older teens and young adults are welcome to serve as Ushers, too. Our Ushers serve on rotating teams, according to their schedule and service time preferences. No one is expected to usher every Sunday. The work of the Usher ministry is not difficult, but it is highly visible and important. The Ushers are integral to making sure visitors feel welcome and that all aspects of our worship services flow smoothly.

    Becoming an Usher is a terrific way to get to know others while providing valuable service to our Parish. Our Ushers enjoy a strong camaraderie with one another, and get together regularly for fellowship. Training is provided, and no prior experience is needed. Simply contact Kristin Early in the Vice-Rector's office to sign up today!

    To volunteer or for more information, contact Kristin Early at 713/985-3848.
    Sun., Apr 27Serve in Children's Ministries
    Please serve with us during the 10:15 AM Sunday School classes. We need leaders and helpers to assist with developing a sense of community and friendship while offering an example of what it means to serve God. Come be a part of our program as we help shape the spiritual lives of the children at our church.

    To volunteer or for more information, contact Holli Kight at 713/985-3816.
    Sun., Apr 27Serve in our Family Table service
    If your family would like to serve at the Family Table service we need help in the following areas:

  • Usher: Pass the baskets during the Offertory, a good job for Mom or Dad to do with their children. Also, help lead row-by-row to the altar for the Eucharist. Two families are needed every week.
  • Acolyte/Crucifer: Light candles, with supervision, or carry the Cross during the procession at beginning of the service.
  • Sacristan: Bring the elements to the altar; wafers, chalice, paten, water and wine at the appropriate time before the Eucharist. Full family participation is encouraged to stay after the service to clean and purify the vessels in the sacristy. Detailed instructions are provided and help as needed. Includes a credence table lesson.
  • Reading the Prayers: A job for those in 2nd grade or older reading the Prayers of the People into a microphone during the service. Copies of the prayers are made available early for those who want to practice.
  • Chalice Bearer: A job for two children at least ten years of age, offering the wine during the Eucharist. Instruction from Lay Minister required. New chalice bearers will be followed by existing chalice bearers for several weeks.


  • To volunteer or for more information, contact Mary Wilson, Senior Associate Rector for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, at 713/985-3836.
    Sun., Apr 27Serve on the Greeters' Guild
    The Greeters' Guild is a group of parishioners who volunteer to extend a warm welcome to our Sunday morning visitors. They do this by greeting their fellow parishioners and our guests before the morning services and by giving them helpful information and instructions as to how to find their way around our campus. Those who are interested in serving as a member of the Greeters' Guild before and after one of the Sunday morning services should contact Kris Johnson at 713/830-4126.
    Mon., Apr 28Flower Delivery Volunteers
    Flower Delivery Volunteers bring flowers from the Altar to parishioners who have been discharged from the hospital, have a birth in the family or who have had a death in the family. We deliver on Mondays. When we talk about uplifting people, this is one of those ministries. Contact Cyndy Ensign at 713/985-3808.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Mon., Apr 28Saintly Stitchers
    The Saintly Stitchers meet each Monday, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Activity Center Upper Hall (east). Please join us for coffee, stitching and fellowship.

    We share techniques, equipment, ideas, cookies, and coffee. Our mission is to needlepoint cushions for the 300 kneelers in the pews. Each one is inscribed with Scripture from the Bible story in the nearest stained glass window. This needlepoint project is funded through donations from those wishing to honor loved ones by having their initials inconspicuously incorporated in the threads of a kneeler.

    Intermediate level and experienced stitchers gather to needlepoint pew kneelers for the nave as we share stitching techniques and fellowship. With 300 kneelers to cover we will welcome your talent.

    We are needlepointers, we are stitching to beautify the nave, and we need help from experienced needlepointers.


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Tue., Apr 29Prayer Shawl Ministry
    The Prayer Shawl Ministry is open to everyone and is part of the Community of Hope outreach to our parishioners. Our purpose is to knit God's love, care and warmth into our shawls and have them blessed before giving them away. If you don't knit, we will help you learn how, or encourage you to start knitting again. We meet Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 AM, in the Activity Center Family Room. You may stay and knit in fellowship with others or knit on your own, but please consider being a part of our group.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Wed., Apr 30Blanket Ladies
    The Blanket Ladies meet Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-noon, in the Activity Center Family Room. They make cotton flannel receiving blankets for newborn infants at local charity hospitals. It is estimated that over 45,000 blankets have been made by these hard-working, wonderful ladies. Come join this group and share some fun, fellowship and love.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Wed., Apr 30Docent Guild - give tours of The Church - Wednesdays
    The Docent Guild is a group of parishioner volunteers whose job is to share the history of St. Martin's and the Episcopalian/Anglican faith with the many visitors and tour groups who come to enjoy our magnificent Church. Members of the Guild undergo hours of study and training in order to be able to properly present the "St. Martin's story." Not only do they tell the story well, but they also serve as ambassadors and missionaries of our faith.

    Docent tours may be canceled due to holidays, church events and/or office closures. A tour will not be offered January 29 due to the ECW luncheon with the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas.

    Please contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 for more details.

    The tour schedule changes from time to time. For an updated schedule, please visit our Web site and enter the keyword: Tour

    Thu., May 01Lazarus Guild
    The Lazarus Guild of St. Martin's has for many years exercised a wonderful ministry. Composed mostly of men who are retired, the Guild is primarily responsible for providing ushers for funerals at St. Martin's. Through its service, the members minister to those who mourn in many other ways as well. Occasionally the Guild provides ushers for special events during the week. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity for Christian service

    For more information, contact Cyndy Ensign at 713/985-3808.
    Thu., May 01Lydia's Guild
    Lydia's Guild needs volunteers to help straighten and organize the pew racks in The Church. We work on a rotation basis. If you can give a couple of hours once every 4 weeks, please contact Justin Jacobson at 713/985-3838.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., May 01St. Cecilia Guild
    The St. Cecilia Guild assists the Music Ministry. The efforts include working with the extensive music library, preparing music files for the adult and children's choirs, and occasionally organizing refreshments for choir members. We also need help with the children's choir; those with organizational skills are sought to monitor attendance. For information, contact David Henning, D.M.A. at 713/985-3820.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., May 01St. Martin's Bell Choir (rehearsal)
    The St. Martin's Bell Choir is welcoming new ringers. The ability to read music is encouraged. The love and enthusiasm for music is strongly nurtured in this group. The art of handbell ringing is an outgrowth of the ancient art of change ringing in the English Cathedrals and is an art currently practiced by such groups as the Dorothy Shaw Handbell group who have appeared in years past at St. Martin's. We rehearse Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM in Founders' Hall. Call Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820 for more information.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., May 01St. Martin's Choir (rehearsal)
    St. Martin's Choir is a rewarding place of service to the Lord and our congregation. Singing for the 9:00 and 11:15 AM services, the Choir enjoys being accompanied by our terrific Gloria Dei Organ. A variety of classical music, renewal songs and traditional hymns give members opportunities to learn and appreciate the many different styles of sacred music composed for Christians and the Church. Part singing is a standard practice. New members find strong support from seasoned singers in the Choir who provide encouragement and support. Try us out! We're welcoming and pleased to see new faces. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:15 PM in the Choir Hall.

    Contact Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Fri., May 02Docent Guild - give tours of The Church - Fridays
    The Docent Guild is a group of parishioner volunteers whose job is to share the history of St. Martin's and the Episcopalian/Anglican faith with the many visitors and tour groups who come to enjoy our magnificent Church. Members of the Guild undergo hours of study and training in order to be able to properly present the "St. Martin's story." Not only do they tell the story well, but they also serve as ambassadors and missionaries of our faith.

    Docent tours may be canceled due to holidays and/or office closures.

    Please contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 for more details.

    The tour schedule changes from time to time. For an updated schedule, please visit our Web site and enter the keyword: Tour

    Sat., May 03St. Martin's Saturday Fellowship Group
    We meet every Saturday, 1:00-4:00 PM in the Activity Center Family Room. Come if you want to - come as you can - come and go. We meet to chat, stitch and enjoy each other's company!


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., May 04Are you a musician?
    ARE YOU A MUSICIAN??

    If you are taking lessons, have taken lessons, or if you just like to play, we want you!

    Performance opportunities for every age and experience levels are invited to be our special guest during Sunday lunch. You'll have the opportunity of scheduling your performance day, and the option of performing with one of the most sought-after pianists in Houston.

    Come on and be the featured performer here at St. Martin's! For more information, contact Bruce Morgan, Creative Director for Ministries, at 713/985-3810.
    Sun., May 04Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers needed
    Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers are needed. Join this fun and exciting opportunity for fellowship. Current needs are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; flexible hours are available. Contact Lesley Hough at 713/985-3840.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., May 04CD Ministry
    Those who serve in the CD Ministry duplicate and label CDs of sermons on Sunday mornings, for sale in the Bookstore & Gift Shoppe after the Christian Education hour. This ministry also occurs during the week, as we make duplications of sermons, guest lecturers or special speakers.

    For more information, contact the Rev. Tom S. Hotchkiss at 713/985-3832.
    Sun., May 04Choristers and Youth Choir
    The Choristers (Kindergarten - 5th Grade) and Youth Choir (6th Grade - 12th Grade with unchanged voices) meet on Sundays from 8:30-10:15 AM in Founders' Hall. The Choristers and Youth Choir perform anthems monthly in both the 9 AM service and the Family Table service. They also present a Christmas Program in December. Please contact Kellen Gray for information. kgray@stmartinsepiscopal.org
    Sun., May 04Library Volunteers needed
    Our wonderful Library needs some help on Sundays. Please come help one Sunday per month, for a one and a half hour shift. There are many benefits! Call the Library at 713/830-4118 and leave a message.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., May 04Serve as an Usher
    Do you still remember when you visited St. Martin's for the very first time? Chances are you do, and you also probably remember that one of the first people to greet and assist you would have been one of our wonderful Ushers.

    If you've ever thought about joining this team of friendly and engaging folks, now is the time to volunteer! Older teens and young adults are welcome to serve as Ushers, too. Our Ushers serve on rotating teams, according to their schedule and service time preferences. No one is expected to usher every Sunday. The work of the Usher ministry is not difficult, but it is highly visible and important. The Ushers are integral to making sure visitors feel welcome and that all aspects of our worship services flow smoothly.

    Becoming an Usher is a terrific way to get to know others while providing valuable service to our Parish. Our Ushers enjoy a strong camaraderie with one another, and get together regularly for fellowship. Training is provided, and no prior experience is needed. Simply contact Kristin Early in the Vice-Rector's office to sign up today!

    To volunteer or for more information, contact Kristin Early at 713/985-3848.
    Sun., May 04Serve in Children's Ministries
    Please serve with us during the 10:15 AM Sunday School classes. We need leaders and helpers to assist with developing a sense of community and friendship while offering an example of what it means to serve God. Come be a part of our program as we help shape the spiritual lives of the children at our church.

    To volunteer or for more information, contact Holli Kight at 713/985-3816.
    Sun., May 04Serve in our Family Table service
    If your family would like to serve at the Family Table service we need help in the following areas:

  • Usher: Pass the baskets during the Offertory, a good job for Mom or Dad to do with their children. Also, help lead row-by-row to the altar for the Eucharist. Two families are needed every week.
  • Acolyte/Crucifer: Light candles, with supervision, or carry the Cross during the procession at beginning of the service.
  • Sacristan: Bring the elements to the altar; wafers, chalice, paten, water and wine at the appropriate time before the Eucharist. Full family participation is encouraged to stay after the service to clean and purify the vessels in the sacristy. Detailed instructions are provided and help as needed. Includes a credence table lesson.
  • Reading the Prayers: A job for those in 2nd grade or older reading the Prayers of the People into a microphone during the service. Copies of the prayers are made available early for those who want to practice.
  • Chalice Bearer: A job for two children at least ten years of age, offering the wine during the Eucharist. Instruction from Lay Minister required. New chalice bearers will be followed by existing chalice bearers for several weeks.


  • To volunteer or for more information, contact Mary Wilson, Senior Associate Rector for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, at 713/985-3836.
    Sun., May 04Serve on the Greeters' Guild
    The Greeters' Guild is a group of parishioners who volunteer to extend a warm welcome to our Sunday morning visitors. They do this by greeting their fellow parishioners and our guests before the morning services and by giving them helpful information and instructions as to how to find their way around our campus. Those who are interested in serving as a member of the Greeters' Guild before and after one of the Sunday morning services should contact Kris Johnson at 713/830-4126.
    Mon., May 05Flower Delivery Volunteers
    Flower Delivery Volunteers bring flowers from the Altar to parishioners who have been discharged from the hospital, have a birth in the family or who have had a death in the family. We deliver on Mondays. When we talk about uplifting people, this is one of those ministries. Contact Cyndy Ensign at 713/985-3808.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Mon., May 05Saintly Stitchers
    The Saintly Stitchers meet each Monday, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Activity Center Upper Hall (east). Please join us for coffee, stitching and fellowship.

    We share techniques, equipment, ideas, cookies, and coffee. Our mission is to needlepoint cushions for the 300 kneelers in the pews. Each one is inscribed with Scripture from the Bible story in the nearest stained glass window. This needlepoint project is funded through donations from those wishing to honor loved ones by having their initials inconspicuously incorporated in the threads of a kneeler.

    Intermediate level and experienced stitchers gather to needlepoint pew kneelers for the nave as we share stitching techniques and fellowship. With 300 kneelers to cover we will welcome your talent.

    We are needlepointers, we are stitching to beautify the nave, and we need help from experienced needlepointers.


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Mon., May 05Serve in our Acolyte Corps (grades 7-12)
    Our Acolyte corps (grades 7-12) gives youth an opportunity to take part in the Sunday worship experience by serving alongside the clergy during Holy Communion and Morning Prayer. If you would like to serve as an Acolyte, please contact Anthony Orona at 713/830-4110.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Tue., May 06Prayer Shawl Ministry
    The Prayer Shawl Ministry is open to everyone and is part of the Community of Hope outreach to our parishioners. Our purpose is to knit God's love, care and warmth into our shawls and have them blessed before giving them away. If you don't knit, we will help you learn how, or encourage you to start knitting again. We meet Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 AM, in the Activity Center Family Room. You may stay and knit in fellowship with others or knit on your own, but please consider being a part of our group.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Wed., May 07Blanket Ladies
    The Blanket Ladies meet Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-noon, in the Activity Center Family Room. They make cotton flannel receiving blankets for newborn infants at local charity hospitals. It is estimated that over 45,000 blankets have been made by these hard-working, wonderful ladies. Come join this group and share some fun, fellowship and love.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Wed., May 07Docent Guild - give tours of The Church - Wednesdays
    The Docent Guild is a group of parishioner volunteers whose job is to share the history of St. Martin's and the Episcopalian/Anglican faith with the many visitors and tour groups who come to enjoy our magnificent Church. Members of the Guild undergo hours of study and training in order to be able to properly present the "St. Martin's story." Not only do they tell the story well, but they also serve as ambassadors and missionaries of our faith.

    Docent tours may be canceled due to holidays, church events and/or office closures. A tour will not be offered January 29 due to the ECW luncheon with the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas.

    Please contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 for more details.

    The tour schedule changes from time to time. For an updated schedule, please visit our Web site and enter the keyword: Tour

    Thu., May 08Lydia's Guild
    Lydia's Guild needs volunteers to help straighten and organize the pew racks in The Church. We work on a rotation basis. If you can give a couple of hours once every 4 weeks, please contact Justin Jacobson at 713/985-3838.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., May 08St. Cecilia Guild
    The St. Cecilia Guild assists the Music Ministry. The efforts include working with the extensive music library, preparing music files for the adult and children's choirs, and occasionally organizing refreshments for choir members. We also need help with the children's choir; those with organizational skills are sought to monitor attendance. For information, contact David Henning, D.M.A. at 713/985-3820.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., May 08St. Martin's Bell Choir (rehearsal)
    The St. Martin's Bell Choir is welcoming new ringers. The ability to read music is encouraged. The love and enthusiasm for music is strongly nurtured in this group. The art of handbell ringing is an outgrowth of the ancient art of change ringing in the English Cathedrals and is an art currently practiced by such groups as the Dorothy Shaw Handbell group who have appeared in years past at St. Martin's. We rehearse Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM in Founders' Hall. Call Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820 for more information.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., May 08St. Martin's Choir (rehearsal)
    St. Martin's Choir is a rewarding place of service to the Lord and our congregation. Singing for the 9:00 and 11:15 AM services, the Choir enjoys being accompanied by our terrific Gloria Dei Organ. A variety of classical music, renewal songs and traditional hymns give members opportunities to learn and appreciate the many different styles of sacred music composed for Christians and the Church. Part singing is a standard practice. New members find strong support from seasoned singers in the Choir who provide encouragement and support. Try us out! We're welcoming and pleased to see new faces. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:15 PM in the Choir Hall.

    Contact Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Fri., May 09Docent Guild - give tours of The Church - Fridays
    The Docent Guild is a group of parishioner volunteers whose job is to share the history of St. Martin's and the Episcopalian/Anglican faith with the many visitors and tour groups who come to enjoy our magnificent Church. Members of the Guild undergo hours of study and training in order to be able to properly present the "St. Martin's story." Not only do they tell the story well, but they also serve as ambassadors and missionaries of our faith.

    Docent tours may be canceled due to holidays and/or office closures.

    Please contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 for more details.

    The tour schedule changes from time to time. For an updated schedule, please visit our Web site and enter the keyword: Tour

    Sat., May 10St. Martin's Saturday Fellowship Group
    We meet every Saturday, 1:00-4:00 PM in the Activity Center Family Room. Come if you want to - come as you can - come and go. We meet to chat, stitch and enjoy each other's company!


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., May 11Are you a musician?
    ARE YOU A MUSICIAN??

    If you are taking lessons, have taken lessons, or if you just like to play, we want you!

    Performance opportunities for every age and experience levels are invited to be our special guest during Sunday lunch. You'll have the opportunity of scheduling your performance day, and the option of performing with one of the most sought-after pianists in Houston.

    Come on and be the featured performer here at St. Martin's! For more information, contact Bruce Morgan, Creative Director for Ministries, at 713/985-3810.
    Sun., May 11Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers needed
    Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers are needed. Join this fun and exciting opportunity for fellowship. Current needs are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; flexible hours are available. Contact Lesley Hough at 713/985-3840.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., May 11CD Ministry
    Those who serve in the CD Ministry duplicate and label CDs of sermons on Sunday mornings, for sale in the Bookstore & Gift Shoppe after the Christian Education hour. This ministry also occurs during the week, as we make duplications of sermons, guest lecturers or special speakers.

    For more information, contact the Rev. Tom S. Hotchkiss at 713/985-3832.
    Sun., May 11Choristers and Youth Choir
    The Choristers (Kindergarten - 5th Grade) and Youth Choir (6th Grade - 12th Grade with unchanged voices) meet on Sundays from 8:30-10:15 AM in Founders' Hall. The Choristers and Youth Choir perform anthems monthly in both the 9 AM service and the Family Table service. They also present a Christmas Program in December. Please contact Kellen Gray for information. kgray@stmartinsepiscopal.org
    Sun., May 11Library Volunteers needed
    Our wonderful Library needs some help on Sundays. Please come help one Sunday per month, for a one and a half hour shift. There are many benefits! Call the Library at 713/830-4118 and leave a message.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Sun., May 11Serve as an Usher
    Do you still remember when you visited St. Martin's for the very first time? Chances are you do, and you also probably remember that one of the first people to greet and assist you would have been one of our wonderful Ushers.

    If you've ever thought about joining this team of friendly and engaging folks, now is the time to volunteer! Older teens and young adults are welcome to serve as Ushers, too. Our Ushers serve on rotating teams, according to their schedule and service time preferences. No one is expected to usher every Sunday. The work of the Usher ministry is not difficult, but it is highly visible and important. The Ushers are integral to making sure visitors feel welcome and that all aspects of our worship services flow smoothly.

    Becoming an Usher is a terrific way to get to know others while providing valuable service to our Parish. Our Ushers enjoy a strong camaraderie with one another, and get together regularly for fellowship. Training is provided, and no prior experience is needed. Simply contact Kristin Early in the Vice-Rector's office to sign up today!

    To volunteer or for more information, contact Kristin Early at 713/985-3848.
    Sun., May 11Serve in Children's Ministries
    Please serve with us during the 10:15 AM Sunday School classes. We need leaders and helpers to assist with developing a sense of community and friendship while offering an example of what it means to serve God. Come be a part of our program as we help shape the spiritual lives of the children at our church.

    To volunteer or for more information, contact Holli Kight at 713/985-3816.
    Sun., May 11Serve in our Family Table service
    If your family would like to serve at the Family Table service we need help in the following areas:

  • Usher: Pass the baskets during the Offertory, a good job for Mom or Dad to do with their children. Also, help lead row-by-row to the altar for the Eucharist. Two families are needed every week.
  • Acolyte/Crucifer: Light candles, with supervision, or carry the Cross during the procession at beginning of the service.
  • Sacristan: Bring the elements to the altar; wafers, chalice, paten, water and wine at the appropriate time before the Eucharist. Full family participation is encouraged to stay after the service to clean and purify the vessels in the sacristy. Detailed instructions are provided and help as needed. Includes a credence table lesson.
  • Reading the Prayers: A job for those in 2nd grade or older reading the Prayers of the People into a microphone during the service. Copies of the prayers are made available early for those who want to practice.
  • Chalice Bearer: A job for two children at least ten years of age, offering the wine during the Eucharist. Instruction from Lay Minister required. New chalice bearers will be followed by existing chalice bearers for several weeks.


  • To volunteer or for more information, contact Mary Wilson, Senior Associate Rector for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, at 713/985-3836.
    Sun., May 11Serve on the Greeters' Guild
    The Greeters' Guild is a group of parishioners who volunteer to extend a warm welcome to our Sunday morning visitors. They do this by greeting their fellow parishioners and our guests before the morning services and by giving them helpful information and instructions as to how to find their way around our campus. Those who are interested in serving as a member of the Greeters' Guild before and after one of the Sunday morning services should contact Kris Johnson at 713/830-4126.
    Mon., May 12Flower Delivery Volunteers
    Flower Delivery Volunteers bring flowers from the Altar to parishioners who have been discharged from the hospital, have a birth in the family or who have had a death in the family. We deliver on Mondays. When we talk about uplifting people, this is one of those ministries. Contact Cyndy Ensign at 713/985-3808.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Mon., May 12Saintly Stitchers
    The Saintly Stitchers meet each Monday, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Activity Center Upper Hall (east). Please join us for coffee, stitching and fellowship.

    We share techniques, equipment, ideas, cookies, and coffee. Our mission is to needlepoint cushions for the 300 kneelers in the pews. Each one is inscribed with Scripture from the Bible story in the nearest stained glass window. This needlepoint project is funded through donations from those wishing to honor loved ones by having their initials inconspicuously incorporated in the threads of a kneeler.

    Intermediate level and experienced stitchers gather to needlepoint pew kneelers for the nave as we share stitching techniques and fellowship. With 300 kneelers to cover we will welcome your talent.

    We are needlepointers, we are stitching to beautify the nave, and we need help from experienced needlepointers.


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Tue., May 13Prayer Shawl Ministry
    The Prayer Shawl Ministry is open to everyone and is part of the Community of Hope outreach to our parishioners. Our purpose is to knit God's love, care and warmth into our shawls and have them blessed before giving them away. If you don't knit, we will help you learn how, or encourage you to start knitting again. We meet Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 AM, in the Activity Center Family Room. You may stay and knit in fellowship with others or knit on your own, but please consider being a part of our group.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Wed., May 14Blanket Ladies
    The Blanket Ladies meet Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-noon, in the Activity Center Family Room. They make cotton flannel receiving blankets for newborn infants at local charity hospitals. It is estimated that over 45,000 blankets have been made by these hard-working, wonderful ladies. Come join this group and share some fun, fellowship and love.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Wed., May 14Docent Guild - give tours of The Church - Wednesdays
    The Docent Guild is a group of parishioner volunteers whose job is to share the history of St. Martin's and the Episcopalian/Anglican faith with the many visitors and tour groups who come to enjoy our magnificent Church. Members of the Guild undergo hours of study and training in order to be able to properly present the "St. Martin's story." Not only do they tell the story well, but they also serve as ambassadors and missionaries of our faith.

    Docent tours may be canceled due to holidays, church events and/or office closures. A tour will not be offered January 29 due to the ECW luncheon with the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas.

    Please contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 for more details.

    The tour schedule changes from time to time. For an updated schedule, please visit our Web site and enter the keyword: Tour

    Thu., May 15Lydia's Guild
    Lydia's Guild needs volunteers to help straighten and organize the pew racks in The Church. We work on a rotation basis. If you can give a couple of hours once every 4 weeks, please contact Justin Jacobson at 713/985-3838.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., May 15St. Cecilia Guild
    The St. Cecilia Guild assists the Music Ministry. The efforts include working with the extensive music library, preparing music files for the adult and children's choirs, and occasionally organizing refreshments for choir members. We also need help with the children's choir; those with organizational skills are sought to monitor attendance. For information, contact David Henning, D.M.A. at 713/985-3820.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    Thu., May 15St. Martin's Bell Choir (rehearsal)
    The St. Martin's Bell Choir is welcoming new ringers. The ability to read music is encouraged. The love and enthusiasm for music is strongly nurtured in this group. The art of handbell ringing is an outgrowth of the ancient art of change ringing in the English Cathedrals and is an art currently practiced by such groups as the Dorothy Shaw Handbell group who have appeared in years past at St. Martin's. We rehearse Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM in Founders' Hall. Call Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820 for more information.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.