St. Martin’s Pasty Sale Order Deadline Nov. 4

St. Martin in the Fields is having a Cornish Pasty Sale. The cost is $6.00 each and the deadline for ordering is November 4th. Orders can be picked up at Barry’s Floral (176 S. Mtn. Blvd. on November 18th. Call Patty at 570-868-5690 or Joan at 570 -474-5587 to place an order.

Anyone whose life has been affected by addiction, either their own or that of someone else close to them, knows how deeply such diseases touch us. Whether the addition centers on alcoholism, drugs, gambling, or relationships, the effect is not just physical, but profoundly spiritual, as well. Physically it may bring us to or near death; and, spiritually, it takes our faith and our openness to God, and our ability to “see” clearly. Scott Peck calls it “the sacred disease” because it takes our spirit, and the only way back is to put ourself in the hands of Another, and be led back.

Recovery Sunday is celebrated each year in gratitude to those who have been restored to freedom from their addictions and to make known the perils of any addictions that take over people’s lives. This year, St. Martin’s will celebrate Recovery Sunday on November 27. As a member parish of Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church, Inc., we join the rest of our sister members in raising the awareness of bishops, other clergy, and leaders about the disease of addiction and the redemption and grace found in recovery.

In gratitude, a 12-Step Liturgy will be celebrated on Sunday, November 27, 2016. All families, friends, and members of the recovery community are graciously invited to join us. A coffee hour will follow the service.

Looking for some bargains in reading material? Stock up for your fall reading at St. Martin’s Book Nook. The Nook will be open from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. on the second Saturdays of the month and from 5 to 7:30 p. m. on the fourth Wednesdays. Mark your calendar. There are books for children and adults. You are sure to find a book or two for your fall reading. There are close to a thousand books to peruse, something for everyone.

“We Three” will present a concert of festive Christmas and holiday music on Sunday December 11th at 7 pm. This well-known and unique trombone trio will be performing the beloved songs of the season as part of Christmas at St. Martin’s. There will be a meet and greet reception hosted by the St. Martin’s Auxiliary after the concert. Admission to the concert and the reception is free.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church food bank provides food boxes for over 60 families each month. In November we will be collecting holiday food items for their food bank, such as cranberry sauce and canned yams. You can bring you contribution to this worthy cause to the Church on Sundays.

St. Martin’s will celebrate Recovery Sunday on November 27.

It is celebrated each year in gratitude to those who have been restored to freedom from their addictions and to make known the perils of any addictions that take over people’s lives. A 12-Step Liturgy will be celebrated. All families, friends, and members of the recovery community are graciously invited to join us. A coffee hour will follow the service.

St. Martin in the Fields is located at 3085 Church Road, Mountaintop.