The Bishop’s Task Force on Baptism is exploring ways to elevate and energize our understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism and what it means for each of us in our daily lives. One project we are pursuing is an art exhibit that visually interprets the questions and answers found within the Baptismal Covenant.
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
On April 29 we will kick-off our 17th consecutive year of providing the St. Martin’s Scholarship. This scholarship is granted to a west county high school senior from the Valley Park, Rockwood or Parkway school districts to help a local student get a good start into college.
Should our Church join the West County Church Collaborative as a collaborating church? At our meeting in Park Hall, parishioners will learn about the collaborative (a social justice education consortium).
All hands on deck!! We have lots of work after this LONG winter and SLOW spring. Please plan to join us, there will be something for everyone.
The Peace Meal Project is a free fellowship meal for all, served every Saturday evening at St. John’s in Tower Grove. St. Martin’s is the sponsor on April 28 and we are currently looking for volunteers. We typically run two shifts: preparation 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and serving 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Couples, carpools and sub-groups are welcome to help and you can always serve both shifts as it is a little bit of a drive down to St. John’s.
Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary (both main altar and chapel altar) for all services held at the church. They are responsible for maintaining all elements and utensils used for the service.
The Wednesday Yoga class is taking an indefinite break beginning this week.
Camp Dates: July 29 – August 4 Camp Phoenix is the official summer camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. The Mission is “Discovering Christian Community, Growing in Faith.” Camp Phoenix is a traditional summer camp with Episcopal values that seeks to bring campers into contact with God and into closer community with each other. […]
All are welcome to share in fellowship and food after the 10:15 a.m. worship service on April 15. Brunch is complimentary and provided by St. Martin’s own, Julia Krelo.
St. Martin’s semi-annual Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Help make a difference in someone’s life through blood donation!
For the Easter season, the choir loft in the sanctuary has been adorned with an original painting by Mary Drastal.
Are you on Facebook? If so, make sure you “like” and “follow” our St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Facebook page! It is an easy and fun way to keep up with all the news from our parish.
St. Martin’s is pleased to be part of The Good Book Club, a church-wide program that invites all Episcopalians to read Luke and Acts during Lent-Easter 2018.
Lura Koch will play her singing bowls in worship on Saturday April 14, 5:o5 p.m. Her compositions are exquisite. The volume of words in the service is reduced and we trust the soulful tones to open us deeply to God’s presence in the beauty of holiness.
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
15764 Clayton Road
Ellisville, MO 63011
(636) 227-1484, office