Ministry

Social Justice Ministry Meets this Saturday

The St. Martin’s Social Justice Ministry group meets next on Saturday, July 8. The first part of this meeting will be a presentation by guest speaker, Scott Walker, the President of Kingdom House. The second portion of our meeting will be devoted to learning more about the national church program entitled Becoming a Beloved Community.

Vestry Vibes

The Vestry met on June 28, 2017 for our regular monthly meeting. Read the highlights of what we covered.

Food Pantry Sunday This Weekend

St. Martin’s has a long-standing tradition of supporting the Circle of Concern Food Pantry. Our donations help provide assistance to families in West County. The pantry now feeds nearly 2,200 people each month, giving each family a week or more of nutritious meals. This Sunday, July 9, is Food Pantry Sunday.

Book Club – July 25

The Book Club meets on Tuesday, July 25 in the Packwood Library. This month we will read Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt.

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.

Follow the Youth!

Six youth and two sponsors from across the Diocese of Missouri are preparing to attend the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) this July 10-14 in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Education

My Life Under the Big Top

The Rev. David Fly’s new title is now available, ‘My Life Under the Big Top: Reflections of a Comic, Clown and Priest.’

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.

Bylaw Updates

Join the Vestry on July 2 after the 10:15 a.m. service in Park Hall to get an update on some minor changes we have been working on to our St. Martin’s Bylaws.

Worship

Come Worship Red, White & Blue

In preparation for Independence Day, we will remember in worship God’s call as we have heard it in scripture and in prophetic voices of our country’s history. In reading and song, let us renew our national vision and pray for our country, that we may thank God for our blessings and in turn, bless the world.

Peace Meal – July 15

The Peace Meal is offered every Saturday evening at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tower Grove. St. Martin’s sponsors five meals each year. This article provides insider insight into the mission of this meal and how it impacts everyone involved.

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.

Blessing of the Bikes

Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are invited to bring their bikes to Trinity Church in the Central West End on Saturday, July 15 to be blessed with prayer and holy water. After the blessing, experienced road cyclists 18 and older are invited to a 10 MPH group ride to the Mississippi and back.

Discipleship Matters

A “discipleship matters” conference exploring Christian formation for discipleship, Scripture engagement, habits of daily prayer, serving the poor, and sharing the Good News is offered this fall in Pennsylvania. Registration opens in mid-July.

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!