PODCAST: Becoming Beloved Community

At diocesan convention in Hannibal, one of the keynote speakers was the Rev. Charles Wynder, in his role as racial reconciliation officer from the presiding bishop’s staff. He spoke about Becoming Beloved Community, the church’s long term program from racial reconciliation and healing.

Worship

Welcome Rev. Al Jewson!

Please join us this Sunday as we welcome Rev. Al Jewson, our new Interim Priest-In-Charge! February 11 will be his first Sunday with us.

Ministry

Men’s Group Breakfast Location CHANGE

Due to conflicting activities at the church, the Men’s Group February Meeting will be at McDonald’s on South Woods Mill Road near Clayton Road. This is on Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 a.m. Please join us.

Good Book Club

Many Episcopalians denomination-wide are committing to focus on the Holy Scriptures and read the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts (written as a sequel by the same author) during Lent and Easter Season 2018. Forward Movement Day by Day is calling it “The Good Book Club.”

Food Pantry Sunday

Please consider helping our friends and neighbors in need by donating non-perishable food and toiletry items. Our donations support the Circle of Concern’s Food Pantry, where items are distributed throughout the West County community.

Education

Absalom Jones Celebration: Raising Anti-Racist Children

The Dismantling Racism Commission organizes our annual celebration of the life and ministry of the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American ordained as priest in the US. And stepping outside the box this year, they’ve designed a morning program for children and parents or grandparents.

Worship

Scout Sunday

On Sunday, February 11, 2018 we will celebrate Scout Sunday. Some of our scouts will help lead during the 10:15 a.m. worship service. In addition, we will recognize those who have earned the Presidential Service Award.

Church Events

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Don’t miss St. Martin’s Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper! Great fellowship with a delicious pancake and sausage supper, all while supporting our Youth Group. It will be held in Park Hall, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Worship

Ash Wednesday Services

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. On this day, Christians gather to begin the journey towards the Cross and the Resurrection with the Ash Wednesday service. St. Martin’s Ash Wednesday services will be held at 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.

The Little Known Ministry at St. Martin’s

I thought it might be a good idea to let the folks at St. Martin’s know about a ministry that we little mention – if at all. And that of course is our ministry to feed the homeless at the Cathedral four times a year.

Social Justice Commission Time Change

Due to the Absalom Jones event during our regularly scheduled meeting time, we will hold our February meeting on Thursday, February 8, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Packwood Library.

Worship

Sermon by Rev. Emily on Annual Meeting Sunday

We had a wonderful sermon last Sunday as we shared one combined worship service on our Annual Meeting Sunday. In case you missed it (ICYMI) or even if you just want to read it again — here is Rev. Emily’s sermon. Enjoy!

Annual Meeting

Annual Report Addendum

There were a few ministry reports that were inadvertently missing from the Annual Report distributed at the Annual Meeting this past Sunday. Sincere apologies go to the members and leaders of the Garden Committee, Prayer Chain, Monday and Saturday Bible Study Groups and Lunch Bunch. You can read these reports below. They are also included in the Amended Annual Report linked above.

Youth Lock-In

All St. Martin’s Youth (grades 6-12) and their friends are invited to the Annual Diocesan Cathedral Lock-In. One of the largest diocesan youth events, it features tours of the Cathedral, bell-ringing, food, games and prayer on the roof (weather permitting).

Social Justice Commission Date/Time CHANGE

Due to the Absalom Jones event during our regularly scheduled meeting time, we will hold our February meeting on Thursday, February 8, starting at 7:00 p.m.