This week at St. Martin’s

Sunday, May 26-Holy Trinity Sunday

9:45am Nursery open for ages 0-4

10:00am Summer Worship- Live Stream

Monday, May 27-Memorial Day

church office and Pre-school closed

Tuesday, May 28

9:00am WELCA Tack and Pack

Wednesday, May 29

1:00pm Zoom Book Study

4:00pm Youth End of Year Party         

Saturday June 1

8:00am Mop and Hammer

Sunday, June 2

9:45am Nursery open for ages 0-4

10:00am Worship -Live Stream

St. Martin's Serves Lunch Bag Ministry -Mon-Fri 9:00-11:00AM

Volunteers Needed- Tues-Thursday

St.Martin's May Birthday List

Please Welcome Pr. Tim Anderson

While Pr. Ellen is on vacation May 20-June 20, Pr. Tim Anderson will be preaching and presiding on Sundays and will be on call for any pastoral care needs. The church office will have his contact

information. The emergency number is 512-402


We are Disciples… we live Jesus’ daily rhythms of study of scripture, prayer, rest, and community, as our own.

Please consider this scripture verse as you practice these rhythms in your life as a disciple of Jesus:

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you

1st Thessalonians 5:16-18 

Stephen Ministry Invites You...

As a Stephen Minister, you will have the opportunity to provide compassionate care and a listening ear to individuals facing challenges within our congregation and community. Through specialized training, you will learn how to effectively support and extend the care offered by our pastors. Prayerfully consider joining the Stephen Minister Team,

Stephen Minister Testimonial: “I began my caring relationship during COVID times, so met with my care receiver over the phone instead of in-person. This could have been a negative, but actually has been a positive and allowed us to accommodate the schedules of two working women. All the training, especially the role-playing and continuing education on PRAYER have allowed us to have very meaningful, deep conversations that might have been more difficult in person.” Jennifer Anderson


Pentecost and Confirmation Pot Luck

Thank you to all the volunteers that made this day so special for Pentecost and Confirmation.

Beautiful Cake was enjoyed by all.

Summer Faith Formation

Thank you to everyone who led or participated in Faith Formation this year! Our children's Faith Formation leaders are now resting and will return in the fall. The adult Crossways Bible Study now meets at 9 AM in room 230. On May 26th we will finish the book of Deuteronomy. We will study Joshua and Judges during the summer.

Casual adult fellowship will be held at 11 AM in the Parlor. Please join these summer opportunities!


We are planning opportunities for smaller gatherings in homes and elsewhere during the summer. Would you be willing to host a gathering? Get in touch with Anita Salmon, Karen Cross, or Susan Jensen.

Save these Dates

Blessing of the Backpacks and Meet the Teacher will be on August 18th. Community Day will take place on August 25, and Children's Faith Formation will restart at 9 AM that day. Faith Formation will return to 10 AM when we shift to two services on September 8th

Congratulations Confirmation Class 2024

News from the Youth

All Middle and High School Youth are invited to Altitude Trampoline Park in South Austin on May 29th from 4-6 pm for our End of Year Party! We will meet there as they require a parent to sign each student’s waiver on site. If able, please also bring $5 to help offset the cost of the activity!


Youth Luncheon Fundraiser

The youth will serve lunch for donations on June 9th following the worship service Please come by for a yummy lunch and opportunity to help fund their trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering this

summer in New Orleans, LA. More details to come soon!


St. Martin's Serves

St. Martin’s May Benevolence

Since its inception in 2016, the Move-In Ministry/Upbring has been generously supported by the people of St. Martin’s. Your generosity, whether through contributions of time, furniture, or financial resources, has been instrumental in empowering young adults transitioning out of the foster care system to establish homes of their own. While the primary focus remains on assisting young adults aging out of foster care, the spirit of giving at St. Martin’s has occasionally led our volunteers to support other move-in opportunities, embodying our commitment to service and community. Contact Susan Jensen or Bob Daemmrich ( for information about volunteering with this ministry. All designated monetary donations are given to the ministry to help with purchasing household items.

God does not need your good work, but your neighbor does.

Lunch Bag Ministry Volunteer Help Needed

Lunch Bag Ministries (LBM) - More Information Here

What: Provide shelf stable meals to the homeless

Where: SMLC, out the 16th street door

When: Volunteers needed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9AM-11AM

How: Sign up for as many individual slots as you are able.  LBM Volunteer Sign Up

If you are a first time volunteer please contact Stephanie at for a brief training.

Questions: Email

Bread for All Volunteer and Donations

Bread For All (BFA) - More information Here

What: Food pantry preparation and distribution organized by Austin City Lutherans

Where: Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorff St

When: Every Monday, Shift 1 packs from 11-2:30 and Shift 2 distributes from 4:45-6:30, SMLC Nights are first Monday of each month

How: Email to let us know you are coming or just show up, extra hands are always appreciated

Questions: Email

Remember in prayer

Lincoln; Martha Dorow; Shelly; TMS; Pat Miller; family and friends of Ally; victims of domestic violence; Steve Spicer; Courtney Spellicy; Jerry Witte; Tracey Malone; Jill Holenkamp; family and friends of Ken Avant; Patricia Dallas; family and friends of Tom Hoelzel; Milton Felger


Continued Prayers For

Diane Bergstrom; Kent Mickelson; Deb Johnson; Bill Martin; Anita Tiller;

Sam Gourley; Dean Haynie; Ronnie Johnson; Peter Jordahl; Walt Knauff; Arvid Larson; Pat Larson; Doris McGaughy

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Our St. Martin's Values:

We Worship God and deepen relationships with one another through Lutheran faith traditions, including engaging liturgy, inspiring music, and lifelong faith formation.

We Extend God’s inclusive gift of welcome to all people, especially those historically excluded from traditional church communities. 

We Advocate for justice, righteousness, and mercy with our time, property, and power. 

We Rally everyone to use our God-given gifts and talents to love, share, and serve all of God’s creation boldly. 

WEAR reminds us to wear the full armor of God.

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