Holy Week and Easter Service Schedule 2014

  • April 13th,  Palm Sunday: Palm Procession and Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
  • April 17th, Maundy Thursday: Holy Eucharist, Washing of Feet & Stripping of Altar, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 17 – April 18th: Prayer Vigil in the “Garden”, following Maundy Thursday service – 3:00 pm Good Friday
  • April 18th , Good Friday: Holy Eucharist 7:00 p.m.
  • April 19th , Holy Saturday: The Great Vigil of Easter 7:00 p.m.
  • April 20th, Easter Day: Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Holy Baptism 10:15 a.m.

If you have any questions about the Holy Week schedule or services, please contact the office at 303-693-8872.

Belle Notte Dinner Pictures are posted!  St Martins Belle Notte

Visit our photo page to see what a great time we had!  Thanks again to everyone who made our evening such fun.

Gathering as friends in support of our church is one of the great pleasures of St. Martins!  We are a fortunate community.


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Movie you may be interested in watching this weekend!

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, March 8, 2104 on Lifetime Television


Based on Oscar®, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful” is a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit.

In “The Trip to Bountiful,” Carrie Watts, begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful.   Her journey becomes a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming tale that examines the fragility of memory and celebrates the enduring power of hope and faith.

Foote originally wrote “The Trip to Bountiful” for television in 1953 and it made its Broadway debut in 1954. The play was adapted into a motion picture in 1985, when star Geraldine Page won an Academy Award® for Best Actress and Foote was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. In the 2013 Broadway revival, the play garnered four Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play, Best Sound Design and a win for Cicely Tyson for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Carrie Watts.


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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Martin’s!Pancakes
Tuesday, March 4th
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Community Life Building

The Origins of Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages.  As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent.  To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days.  The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began.  In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day coined the name “Fat Tuesday” orMardi Gras.

Shrove Tuesday has a variety of customs that have derived from different regions around Europe and the Americas.  As previously mentioned, England began the tradition of serving pancakes, and for this reason the day is known as “Pancake Day”.  In addition, there are the annual Pancake Day Races, where contestants dress in aprons and scarves and race down a course flipping a pancake in a frying pan or skillet.

In Eastern Europe, the Carnival celebrations include boisterous processions where people in large masks parade around and play jokes on bystanders.  The masks are often caricatures of individuals from traditional folklore.  Men and women will dress as one another and engage in gendered mimicry.  The day is filled with eating, drinking, fortune telling, and practical jokes.

Perhaps the most prominent customs are the balls and pageants in New Orleans and Rio de Janiero.  Like Eastern European celebrations, participants wear masks and costumes, many of which are quite flamboyant and elaborate.  Rio has a parade of multi-colored feathers, which include hundreds of dancers dressed in costumes decked with feathers, all dancing the samba.  In New Orleans, Mardi Gras includes a variety of parades featuring grand floats and giant effigies of eccentric characters.  There is much eating, drinking, and dancing, as well as practical jokes and humorous street plays.


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