St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church Web Page

St. Martin's Ministry Website

Mission: The Mission of St. Martin's is
to bring people together in the Name of Jesus.

Sunday Worship:
Holy Eucharist........8:00 am and 10:00 am on Sundays (Nursery provided at 7:55 a.m.)
Christian Education: (Elementary thru Adult)...9:00 a.m.
Daily: Morning Prayer...8:30 a.m. Weekdays
July/August Worship...9:00 a.m.

Fr. Earl King, 716-773-3335
2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072

St. Martin's Chicken BBQ And Silent Auction - 2006

All smiles at the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chicken Barbeque & Silent Auction.

1,100 chicken dinners with all the fixins' will be served this year at the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chicken Barbeque & Silent Auction.
   St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chicken Barbeque & Silent Auction will be held rain or shine, from 2-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006 at the church grounds, 2587 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY. Features of the day follow:
• Balloon sculpted give-aways
• Bouncy House for children
• Buster Bison appearance
• Indoor & outdoor seating available
• Music
• Silent Auction
   Cost of the dinners is $8.00 per person (call 877-1103 for advance or group tickets) Dine-in, take-out or drive-through service will be available.

St. Martin's Chicken BBQ & Silent Auction - 2005
   Parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road (north of Sidway School) will hold a Chicken Barbeque & Silent Auction from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2005 at the church, open to the public.
• Event: Chicken BBQ & Silent Auction
• Date: July 9, 2005
• Time: 2:00-7:00 p.m.
• Details: Chicken Barbeque with all the fix'ins, additionally featuring:
   Balloon sculpted give-aways
   Bouncy House for children
   Buster Bison appearance
   Indoor & outdoor seating available
   Silent Auction
• Cost: $8.00 per person dine-in or take-out (call 877-1103 for advance or group tickets)
• Additional comment: rain or shine
• Questions: 773-3335 phone/fax

St. Martin's Chicken & A Pickin’ Family BBQ & Silent Auction - 2004
   Parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road (north of Sidway School) will hold a Chicken Barbeque and entertainment from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004 at the church.
• Event: Chicken & A Pickin’ Family BBQ & Silent Auction
• Date: July 10, 2004
• Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
• Details: Chicken Barbeque with all the fix’ins and dessert, additionally featuring:
   Music Entertainment
   Bouncy House for children
   Indoor & outdoor seating available
   Silent Auction
• Cost: $8.00 per person dine-in or take-out
• Additional comment: rain or shine
• Questions: 773-3335 phone/fax

Celebration Of Holy Eucharist - 2003
   A celebration of the Holy Eucharist will be held at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day (Thurs., Nov. 27, 2003) at St. Martin-in-the-Field's Church. All are welcome.

St. Martin's Serves 650 Chicken Dinners - July 2003

Barbi Lare Photo and Story
The rain stopped Saturday (July 12, 2003) just in time for the first diners attending the chicken dinner at St. Martin-in-the Fields Church. The smoke from cooking the chickens filled the air out front by the road, while the celebrating folks viewed the 100 baskets for the silent auction. The kids had a good bounce in the bounce house and Kumbala, the Clown, made balloons for all. Buster Bison was also on hand. And all the time, The BarRoom Buzzards entertained under the big tent. Needless to say, the delicious chicken from Wills Poultry was cooked to tenderness and the complete dinner was delivered to more than 650 folks.

"Music Under the Stars" at St. Martin's - June 2003

Musicians shown from left are Ian Smythe (violin, solo and duet), Melissa Smythe (violin duet), Kaleigh Cleveland (vocal) and Kristen Percival (vocal).
Barbi Lare Photo
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church on Baseline Road hosted the first "Music Under the Stars" program held Friday evening, June 13, 2003 and arranged by Jeanne Percival. The youth of the parish were invited to perform following a "Bring Your Own Dinner" event at the church. Four brave young people provided a variety of music to the delight of the gathered listeners. Violin solos and duets, saxophone solo and vocals were the program for the evening.

Chicken Dinner, Barroom Buzzards At St. Martin's - July 2003
   Parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road (north of Sidway School) will be serving chicken dinners from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003 at the church. The Barroom Buzzards will provide their toe-tapping music and features for the kids include a bounce house and a clown doing balloons. A huge Theme Basket silent auction will also take place throughout the dinner.
   Advanced tickets for a complete chicken dinner with all the trimmings and home made dessert are $8.00 (eat in or take out). Tickets are available from church members or by calling the church, 773-3335.

St. Martin's Offers Service of Prayer for Peace
   St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road (north of Sidway School) will host a Service of Prayer for Peace 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2003. The service, open to the entire community and scheduled to last about a half hour, will include a singing of hymns, Bible readings, a brief meditation, and prayers. Participants will be asked to offer their own prayers "as we pray for our leaders, the leaders of the world, the United Nations, our military, and all who work for justice and peace in the world."
   "With our nation on the brink of war, now is the time to gather for prayer, and especially that there might still be a non-violent way of avoiding armed conflict," Father Earl King of St. Martin's said this week.

St. Martin's Church School Visits Elderly - February 2003

Barbi Lare photo
Members of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church Church School visited the Elderwood Healthcare at RiverWood last Sunday (Feb. 9, 2003) after a lunch at the Church. The Young people delivered Valentines, and Valentine cookies to the residents and when several gathered in the dining room, the group spontaneously selected several songs to entertain the gathering, while the residents enjoyed an ice cream sundae.

St. Martin's Children Perform - 2002

Barbi Lare photo
The youngsters at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church have been practicing for several weeks to perform for the congregation and friends. Their play on Sunday evening, December 22, 2002 included lambs, sheep, shepherds and town folk to tell the upbeat and cool story of Christmas. The audience gave the young people a standing ovation for a fine performance.

High School Madrigals In Concert at St. Martin's - 2002

Barbi Lare photo
The Grand Island High School Madrigals gave one of their many holiday concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church on Sunday, December 22, 2002. The group was well received and was a fine intro to the pageant that was to follow. The church was filled with family and friends to hear the outstanding group perform.

Rev. Earle King Featured In Buffalo News
Fr. Earle King of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church was recently (August 2002) featured in the Buffalo News. Click "Rev. King's Sermon" for the story.

Community Picnic, Chicken BBQ at St. Martin's

Parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church will hold a community picnic and chicken bar-b-que from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2002 at the church, 2587 Baseline Road. Price of a full dinner is $7. The day will feature a silent auction, an appearance of Buster Bison at 5 p.m. and a bouncy house for the kids. All are welcome.

Rummage & Baked Goods Sale at St. Martin's

Parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church will hold an Early Bird Sale ($.50 donation at the door) from 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2002 to preceed Saturday's Rummage and Baked Goods Sale at the church, 2587 Baseline Road. The sale will run from 9 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2002 with a $1 bag sale from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs and pop ($1.00) will be available on Saturday. This is a parish-wide sale, so there is bound to be something for everyone.

Bishop Garrison Officiates At St. Martin Confirmation

Barbi Lare photo
   The Rev'd. Michael Garrison, Bishop of the Western New York Diocese recently visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church where he officiated at the confirmation of Paul Chopra and Sean Morey. The St. Martin's parish welcomed its two newest members at a reception following the service. Prior to the confirmation service, Bishop Garrison met with the youth in the undercroft where he displayed the various parts of his vestments and explained the significance of each. He passed his cross and his miter throughout the group of youngsters so they could see them up close.

Palm Sunday At St. Martin's

Barbi Lare photo
The congregation at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Baseline Road begins Palm Sunday (when weather permits) outside, however, because of the blustery day, the procession took place in the undercroft with the Acolytes leading the choir, Fr. Earle King and then the congregation carrying their palms and singing. Kathy Killian and Jean and Pete Kilmer are shown leaving the early service. It was indeed, a glorious day at St. Martins.

St. Martin's Parishioners Make Advent Wreaths

Barbi Lare photo
St. Martin-in-the-Fields members of all ages gathered last Sunday (Dec. 2, 2001) to combine talents in creating Advent Wreaths for their homes. Elizabeth Killian, Director of Christian Education, and her crew of volunteers provided greens, wreath forms, and all the decorations. Shown are Terry Cicatello and her children, Leah, Dana Grace and Nathan just finishing their creation.

St. Martin's, An Active Place

Barbi Lare photo

   It all started with a tasty chicken dinner by B&W Poultry. The undercroft was full of parishioners and their guests and town folk who know how St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church folks put on a dinner.
   Then the Covenent Players arrived to perform for the parish on Sunday morning at the 8:30 a.m. service, the 9:30 a.m. Church School gathering and again at the 10:15 a.m. service. The three players, Larry, Heidi and Christina performed the sermons' introductions and concluding statements for the services, and at Church School, they led an interactive performance with younger parishioners, all with the messages ofr the day.
   Next, on Tuesday evening, the Church was opened to a group of Islam practitioners who told the gathering about the Islam religion, its practices and philosophies. The seminar was open to the public and many from the community were present to listen and ask questions.

Presentation on Islam at St. Martin's

   A Presentation on Islam will take place at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Tuesday evening, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. The main speaker will be Fajri Ansari, one of the speakers at the memorial service at Yankee Stadium a few weeks ago. He is currently in an anti-racism ad on TV, with the introductory words by Bishop Mansell. Fajri Ansari, a Muslim of African-American descent, will be at St. Martin's with approximately a half dozen others from Masjid Nu-man in Buffalo. All are welcome to attend, and there is no charge.
   The presentation will include:
1) What are the basics of Islam -- history, basic beliefs and way of life?
2) What is the Koran -- the holy book?
3) What is the difference between being a Muslim in the west, vs. being a Muslim in the east?
4) What is "jihad" or "holy war"? What does Islam teach about "jihad," and when might it apply?
5) What has been the reaction of Muslims in the west to the recent terrorist attacks? How does it "feel" to be Muslim today, in light of the recent events?
6) What gives meaning/hope in Islam? What is it that attracts one to Islam?
   For further information, call St. Martin's at 773-3335.

Chicken BBQ at St. Martin's Saturday

   St. Martin-in-the-Fields parishioners will host a Chicken BBQ, prepared by BW Barbeques, on Saturday, October 6, 2001 from 4-7 p.m. (or until supply runs out). A complete 1/2 chicken dinner is $7. A limited supply of chicken-only is available (takeout available). Call the church, 773-3335, for more information.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church will be open for prayer until 9 PM today (Thurs., Sept. 12, 2001).

St. Martin's Has Outdoor Service

Barbi Lare photos
   Tents protected in case of rain, but none came so the parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church on Baseline Road held the Sunday, August 26, 2001 service outside to go along with the annual picnic which followed. Hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, beans and yummy desserts graced the tables and games were available for the young-at-heart and the youngsters. Eric and Beth Boron provided music along with the young helpers. Young people also assisted Fr. Earl King in the service.

Chicken BBQ at St. Martin's

   St. Martin-in-the-Fields parishioners will host their Chicken BBQ, expertly prepared by BW Barbeques, n Saturday, July 14 from 4-7 p.m. (or until supply runs out). A complete 1/2 chicken dinner is $6. A limited supply of chicken-only is available for $3.50 (takeout available). Call the church, 773-3335, for more information or call Don Lewis, 773-3990.

Rummage Sale on Tap

   A good old-fashioned rummage sale will be held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, 2587 Baseline Road, Friday evening and Saturday, June 8 and 9. All sorts of treasures will be available as well as tasty, home-baked goods
   On Friday a pre-sale is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. with a $.50 admission charge. The hours on Saturday are 9 a.m-3 p.m with a bag sale from 1-3 p.m.
   All proceeds will go to parish activities.

English Tea at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Barbi Lare photo
   With much English/Canadian influence, the women of St. Martin's presented an English Tea last Saturday (Apr. 28, 2001). A good turnout of members and their friends enjoyed the plates full of delicate sandwiches, sumptuous desserts, and also the tea which was served at the ring of the bell on each table.
   Each lady received a special tea bag to take home for her own English Tea, and several guests won door prizes.
   Evelyn Lewis and Linda Melon chaired the event and were assisted by several others.

St. Martin's Members Act Out Sermon

Barbi Lare photo
    Several members of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church parish joined Fr. Earle King in delivering the sermon, "The Prodigal Son," on Sunday.
   The Morey family filled the bill with a father and two sons. Nathan Morey played the older brother, and the Prodigal Son part was taken by his brother, Sean. Tara Walker provided the service of dressing the Prodigal in his coat of many colors. Daniel (Dad) provided the mixed emotions for the story, while Fr. King read the scriptures.
   All in all, the message was planted a little more soundly in the minds of the listeners that day, thanks to the performances of their friends.

St. Martin's Christian Ed Program Prepares for Lent

Barbi Lare photo
   The theme for Lent this year at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church is 'the wearing of many masks' that we show to God during our lives. To illustrate this, an intergenerational session was held Sunday, when adults and children made their own masks to reveal their intentions to God and to each other. We wear many masks to separate us from God or to relate to God.
   Each 'artist' produced his own mask, and there were no two masks that were the same. The complete display will be shown at a later service during Lent, coinciding with Fr. Earle King's sermon for the day.

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