Blog - St. Martin's In the Desert

Celtic Morning Prayer

You have searched me and known me O God. You know when I sit down and when I rise up. (Ps. 139: 1-2) SILENCE Be still and aware of God’s presence within and all around. OPENING PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING In the beginning O God. You shaped my soul and set its weave. You formed my body […]

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Maundy Thursday Message

Peace be with you my brothers and sisters; today is an opportunity to experience and really grasp our covenant of service and love for all God’s children.  The act Jesus used to exemplify this message was, like many of His parables, presented in a humble and gentle manner.  By simply washing the feet of the […]

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Good Friday

We should look at Good Friday as one of the holiest days in the Christian’s Calendar. This is the day of the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Because this is a solemn occasion we do not celebrate on Good Friday. This is a day to remember Jesus’s suffering and his journey to the cross.  In […]

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Pancake Day

Pancake Day, February 25, 2020

Pancake Day bv Ellen Castelow Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). […]

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The True Story of John Wick

The Wicks Organ Company started in the early 1900’s on the second floor of a jewelry and watch-making store in Highland, Illinois. The local Catholic priest had asked John Wick to study organ and become the church organist. Soon the parish wanted a new pipe organ to replace their aging reed organ, so John Wick, […]

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30th-Year Anniversary

…And a celebration of the new parking lot! Jeannie’s hot dogs provided chips and drink, we gave a tour of the church, and had story time for kids. What a great time!

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Pets Are A Blessing!

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Paving Project

We are so happy the paving of our parking lot is nearly complete!

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It’s Music To Our Ears

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