Dismantling Racism Training in August and September

Two Dismantling Racism classes are now scheduled to be held at St. Peter’s Church in Ladue and Christ Church in Cape Girardeau. There is no cost for this two-day training which includes lunch and beverages and snacks, but registration is required.

Meeting Jesus on a Pilgrimage

The Rev. Bill Nesbit is interim rector of Grace Church in Jefferson City. He recounts his first trip to the Holy Land in this episode on JesusHacked. It’s a great conversation with podcast host Deacon Harry Leip about what pilgrimage means and epiphanies Bill had on this trip.

Education

Book Study on Wednesday

We will read and discuss Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s book titled, “Following the Way of Jesus.” This book contains reflections on the practice of ministry within the Jesus Movement, including adaptive leadership, reconciliation, new ministries, evangelism, and ministry with young people.

Vacation Bible School at St. Timothy’s

All children of St. Martin’s are invited to attend St. Timothy’s VBS! This year’s theme features care of creation and serving others. July 10-14, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Jesus Hacked Podcast

Tuesday’s episode features a conversation between deacons Beth Simpson and Harry Leip. Beth recounts the preparedness expo at St. Matthew’s Church in Mexico, and how emergency preparedness is related to the great commandment to love our neighbors.

What is the Reality of Hunger?

The Diocesan Hunger Task Force is cooperating with Empower Missouri to publicize a Jewish response to Hunger called, “This is Hunger” is being offered in St. Louis July 5-7.

Education

Book Study Meets On Wednesday

Our clergy, Jon and Emily, will lead a new book study for two evenings this summer. We will read and discuss Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s book titled, “Following the Way of Jesus.” See Jon or Emily, or stop by the office for a copy of the book and come to one or both sessions!

Education

Book Study – Following the Way of Jesus

Our clergy, Jon and Emily, will lead a new book study for two evenings this summer. We will read and discuss Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s book titled, “Following the Way of Jesus.” See Jon or Emily, or stop by the office for a copy of the book and come to one or both sessions!

How do we respond to a gun violence epidemic?

The JesusHacked podcast interviewed bishop’s Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention, the Rev. Marc Smith. Host Deacon Harry Leip led the conversation through the context of gun violence in our community, how he was called by Bishop Wayne to this position, and partnerships begun and some future plans for our Church’s responding to this crisis.

Finding Light in Darkness

Provost Kathie was the rector of Trinity Church in Newtown, Connecticut during and after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. She and Debbie talk about that very dark time, and about finding moments of grace and light in the aftermath.

Vacation Bible School next week at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is hosting Vacation Bible School for grades K-5 next week! Children from St. Martin’s are encouraged to attend!

Church Events

Book Study Starts Tonight!

Father Jon and Mary Drastal will lead a book study on Hallelujah Anyway. The group will meet today, May 25 and next Thursday, June 1 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.).

Education

Book Study Starts Next Week

Father Jon and Mary Drastal will lead a book study on Hallelujah Anyway. The group will meet on Thursday, May 25 and June 1, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Get your copy of the book and join us for enlightening discussion!

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study group continues to meet through the end of May. The final meeting of this term will be on May 30. The group will take a break over summer and resume in September.

Social Justice Commission Meeting This Saturday

The St. Martin’s social justice commission gathers for its regularly monthly meeting on the second Saturday of the month, May 13, at 8:30 a.m. for a potluck breakfast and conversation.