Heartland Hospice Looking For Volunteers

Heartland Hospice is looking for volunteers. They provide a special kind of care designed to provide comfort care as well as spiritual and emotional support for terminally ill patients and their families. They focus on enhancing quality of life, rather than length of life.

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.

Social Justice Ministry this Saturday

St. Martin’s social justice group gathers for its regular monthly meeting on the second Saturday of the month, June 10, at 8:30 a.m. for a potluck breakfast and conversation.

Meals for Flood Relief: June 11 – 17

A group of ten Episcopalians from Iowa are headed to our community to repair homes damaged by floodwaters in Eureka, Mo. St Martin’s is committed to provide meals for them during their stay, and volunteer opportunities still exist for this project.

Church Events

Men’s Group Breakfast Canceled This Saturday

The Men’s Group Breakfast for this Saturday, June 10 is canceled. They will resume their monthly meetings on July 8.

Food Pantry Sunday This Weekend

Food pantry Sunday is this weekend! If you would like to help our friends and neighbors in need, please bring non-perishable food and toiletry items.

Magdalene St. Louis Mini-Golf Tournament

Magdalene St. Louis is hosting their first ever mini-golf tournament on Saturday, June 25, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Get your team together and join them for a fun afternoon of indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf!

Request for Skilled Flood Helpers

On June 12 through June 16, members from the Diocese of Iowa will be in the Jefferson/Franklin County area under the supervision of the Salvation Army to rebuild residences impacted by the floods. We are seeking a few congregants from our diocese to work with them.

Book Club

The Book Club meets on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Packwood Library. Come join the discussion. Newcomers are always welcome! This month’s book: A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles.

ECM’s Annual Summer Celebration

Episcopal City Mission (ECM) is hosting a family friendly fundraiser at Grace Episcopal Church (514 E. Argonne, Kirkwood). Proceeds support ECM’s work with youth in the juvenile justice system.

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.


Wear Red To Church This Weekend!

The main sign of Pentecost in the West is the color red. It symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit. Priests or ministers, and choirs wear red vestments, and in modern times, the custom has extended to the lay people of the congregation wearing red clothing in celebration as well.

Saying Goodbye to Father Jay

Please join me in saying thanks to Fr. Jay Kanzler for his service to our parish. We greatly appreciate his ministry with us over the past 2½ years, especially in the areas of preaching and teaching.

Outreach Opportunity

Episcopal Relief and Development is working in collaboration with the Salvation Army to repair homes damaged by floodwaters in Eureka, Mo. With your help, we will provide breakfasts, brown bag lunches, dinners and beverages for a group of 10 Episcopalians from Iowa that will be working on this community project.

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!