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Apr 17, 2012 | Susie Tommaney

St. Martin's to Celebrate 60th Anniversary with Series of Events

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a series of events, including the unveiling of over 30,000 square feet of new ministry space on the recently acquired three acres east of the campus. This diamond anniversary coincides with the completion of two new buildings as part of thef “Building for Life” capital campaign: The Youth/Young Adult and Scout Facility and The Hope and Healing Center. The new The Youth/Young Adult and Scout Facility was given in thanksgiving for our friends, members and leaders, President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush.


Diamond anniversary events include:


Sunday, September 9, 12:15-2:00 PM, Founders’ Luncheon; guests will include the founding families of this Parish, which has grown to become the largest Episcopal Church in the United States, based on baptized members (by invitation only)


Sunday, November 11, 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM, Celebration of St. Martin’s Day with guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Nicholas Thomas Wright, former Bishop of Durham. During the 11:15 AM service, our needlework kneelers will be dedicated; this special display will include historical needlework ornaments on loan from The White House


Sunday, November 11, 6:00 PM, Veterans Day service with patriotic music and special guests from most branches of the military


Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2, Conspire Conference for youth. This first annual conference for students of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas will take place in our new youth facilities, and featuring Donald Miller, author of the New York Times bestseller, Blue Like Jazz (now a major motion picture).


Sunday, December 2, 6:00 PM, Lessons and Carols with The Most Reverend and Right Honorable Dr. George L. Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, as our special guest.