The Tract Rack Has Been Re-Stocked

Tracts are brief pamphlets explaining aspects of religious life, and can be found on the wall in the narthex. Tracts and the Forward Day by Day booklets are made available as one aspect of Christian Formation in the parish.

Podcast: What is the Council of the Diocese?

A timely episode of the JesusHacked podcast with guest Al Ludwig and host Barbie Click conversing about what Diocesan Council is really like, who would make a good council member, and what serving on this board has brought to their lives as Episcopalians.

Children’s SPARK! Program Kicks Off This Sunday

SPARK! is St. Martin’s combined Children’s Worship and Sunday School for kids ages 4-9.

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Book Study Begins Next Wednesday

Present Over Perfect is bestselling author Shauna Niequist’s motto for how to live a rich, engaged, and loving life in the midst of what often feels terribly messy and imperfect. 

Longing for the Holy City

Adrienne Dillon wrote a reflection on Becoming Beloved Community and our yearning for the New Jerusalem.

All Things Rite and Musical

There’s a new podcast sprung from the creative minds of David Sinden and Ian Lasch about music and liturgy called “All Things Rite and Musical.” David is the organist and music director and the Rev. Ian is the Associate Rector for Formation and Fellowship, both at St. Peter’s Church in Ladue.

Education

Adult Christian Formation

The traditional Adult Christian formation is back for the fall semester! Classes will be held between Sunday services (9:00-10:00 a.m.) in Park Hall.

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SPARK! Open House this Sunday

Parents and kids will have an opportunity to meet the Spark! Sunday School teachers this Sunday during the 10:15 a.m. service for an Open House.

Jesus Got Me: The Faith Story of Gayle Fisher-Stewart

The next JesusHacked podcast is a stunning conversation between host Debbie Nelson Linck and the Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart.

Education

Book Study

Our clergy, Jon and Emily will lead a new book study for two sessions in September. Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequest is the book up for discussion.

A word from Bishop Wayne Smith about Charlottesville and Racism

Bishop Wayne Smith on Charlottesville and Racism: I thus have no conscientious option left but to speak out. And I do so primarily from a moral and theological perspective, not a political one.

Finding God’s work beyond the red doors

Grace Church in Jefferson City discerned they wanted to be not only more visible in their community, but more active and engaged.

Pastors’ Conference in Tanzania on the Theology of Food

“Salvation has to look something like having enough to eat,” says Anderson Madimilo, a priest in the Diocese of Mpwapwa. He’s organizing a conference for pastors in Tanzania on the theology of food.

Listening for Jesus in angry words and spaces of perfection

An enlightening conversation with Kim White, who will graduate from the Episcopal School for Ministry in July – She talks with podcast host and ESM Dean Dan Handschy about her expectations and what she found at ESM as a regular “person in the pews”–how the classes have enriched her worship and reading of Scripture, and deepened her listening skills which she thinks might be one of the vocations of the Church.

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.