“Sacred Ground” Discussion

Thursdays Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, 7pm – St. John’s, Somerville

St. Martin’s and St. John’s Somerville are cosponsoring a new course designed by the Episcopal Church to address the problem of racism in our society.

This course will involve reading selected works and watching short video clips from a diverse segment of people all talking about their experience of racism. We will also be engaged in honest, prayerful, and respectful discussions.

All are welcome, but you are asked to pre-register by sending Father Rob an email ( rectorstmartinsnj@gmail.com ) indicating you would like to join the class. 

Outreach for September

With all the devastation surrounding us because of Ida, we will be postponing this to a later date.



Please place your donations in the Narthex bin no later than Sunday, September 12th. We will also be collecting items in the parking lot on Sept. 12th until 1:30.

Suggested Items:

·         Shampoo & Conditioner

·         Moisturizing bath soap

·         Body Lotion

·         Oatmeal packets

·         Feminine Hygiene Products

·         Soup packets

·         Pouches of tuna/chicken

·         Emery boards

·     Peanut Butter/ Cheese Sandwich


·         Beef Jerky/slim Jim’s

·         Hair ties

·         Nuts/seeds/trail mix

·         Dried fruit/raisins

·         Salty snacks

·         Foot powder

·         Chewing gum

·         Hard candy

·         Deodorant (sticks only)

·         Tissues (Individual Packs)

·         Lip Balm / Chapstick

·         Pens

·         Socks

·         Toothbrushes / tooth paste

·         Dental Floss

·         Cards

No alcohol, chocolate, magazines, books, hotel toiletries, or batteries. No liquids, large items, or anything with metal. No shaving creams, gels, sprays as they may be restricted.

Fellowship Dates

August 22 – Women’s Group Dinner/Pool Party at Butrico’s @ Butrico’s

August 28 – Miniature Golf at the Golf Range@Branchburg 2 p.m. with Ice Cream afterwards at The Polar Cub

September 12 – Kick-off Sunday

October 10 – Canticles for Life – AIDS benefit concert

October 16 – Fall Family Fun-fest

Summer BBQ – July 18, 2021

Everyone’s invited to enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and beverages on the beautiful patio. Please bring a side dish or dessert.

We will have some games set up as well. Bring your family, and even some neighbors if you like! We look forward to seeing everyone!

Please RSVP to Alison at randyali@aol.com if you plan to attend, so we can get a general headcount for the food.

Prayers for Pride on the Patio

Please join us on the patio on Saturday, June 19 at 5:30 pm as we offer prayers of thanksgiving for God’s abundant love expressed in the beautiful diversity of human relationships, as we offer thanks for the inclusivity of our church, and as we pray for justice, peace, and full legal protections for all LGBT+ persons. 

All parishioners are invited to participate in this prayer service, regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identification. Allies are especially welcome. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to share our faith with the community. Following our prayers, please join for cookies, lemonade and fellowship. 

Download the leaflet here