Annual Stewardship Campaign

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Come Together!

Parish Party

Saturday, October 12 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for soul food, music, lawn games, and fellowship. An annual gathering with dinner to celebrate with one another, our Parish Party is open to all ages. The evening will include songs and s’mores around the campfire beginning at 7 p.m. Come relax and connect with your fellow parishioners.
$15 per adult suggested donation; children are free. Please pay at the door.

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Annual Pledge Giving Funding the 2020 Budget

Make Your 2020 Stewardship Pledge


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Why Annual Pledges are important

Pledging allows our vestry, St. Martin’s governing board, to plan for our parish community in the same way that you plan for your household. The vestry sets a budget based on the total amount pledged to St. Martin’s. And while regular giving that is not pledged is important, a pledge allows the vestry to plan more accurately for the programming and ministries St. Martin’s can accomplish. 

An annual pledge submitted in the Autumn for the next year helps us to set an accurate budget, make our payroll, fund our programming and outreach, and plan for the future. Pledges fund the general operating budget that is set and approved by the vestry each year.

A giver may give weekly, monthly, or annually, through stock transfers, online, with cash, giving envelopes and/or checks. To provide you a record of your giving for tax purposes we will need to receive your gift in the form of a check, or in a numbered giving envelope.  If you give through stock transfer please have your broker identify you as the source of the stock so we can give proper credit.

Restricted giving, i.e. gifts designated for specific ministries in the church, are discouraged unless the person has already pledged. As a community, we need to work together to finance our common life and mission first before we focus on individual passions and interests.

An annual pledge to St. Martin’s is required:

    • To be a voting member of St. Martin’s
    • To serve on the Vestry or other leadership and decision making bodies.
    • To serve in liturgical and ministry roles.



What methods may I use to give?

Please use one of the following options to make your periodic pledge donations:

    • Place a check or cash in an offering envelope into the offering plate during worship, or mail to the church.
    • Set up a weekly/monthly/quarterly bank account ACH/EFT (automatic transfer) through St. Martin’s website (http://www.StMartinEC.org/giving/online/) or click the GIVE icon on the homepage. Please select the 15th or 28th of the month for giving frequencies less than weekly.
    • Set up a weekly/monthly/quarterly credit card payment (please consider adding 3% to your pledge to cover the cost to St. Martin’s) through St. Martin’s website (http://www.StMartinEC.org/giving/online/) or click the GIVE icon on the homepage. Please select the 15th or 28th of the month for giving frequencies less than weekly.
  • For each of these options please confirm your plan to pledge for 2019. Even if they were set up in a prior year, if you use online giving you also need to change the online transaction to reflect the 2019 pledge.
    For assistance with any of the above, please contact Natalee Hill in the church office.
    After you submit your pledge, you’ll be brought to a confirmation page with a link to online giving if you’d like to set up one of these options.

    The General Thanksgiving

    ~ a stewardship prayer ~
    Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
    we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks
    for all your goodness and loving-kindness
    to us and to all whom you have made.
    We bless you for our creation, preservation,
    and all the blessings of this life;
    but above all for your immeasurable love
    in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
    for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
    And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,
    that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise,
    not only with our lips, but in our lives,
    by giving up our selves to your service,
    and by walking before you
    in holiness and righteousness all our days;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
    be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

    Parish Party 2019

    Check out photos from our Parish Party on Saturday, October 20, 2019!
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    Make Your 2019 Stewardship Pledge

    Regular Sunday Schedule

    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
    9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
    10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

    Other Days

    Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

    Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

    We would love to have you join us.

    Location

    This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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