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.

Worship

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!

Youth Mission Trip Next Week

Our Youth Group will travel to the Heifer International Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas on June 5-9 to experience simulated life in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Please keep our youth and their leaders in your prayers and wish them well this weekend.

Ministry

Social Justice Ministry

The 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.

Church Events

Book Study Starts Tonight!

Father Jon and Mary Drastal will lead a book study on Hallelujah Anyway. The group will meet today, May 25 and next Thursday, June 1 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.).

Ministry Information

Social Justice Ministry

The 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.

Tomato Plants Available This Weekend

The Garden Committee ran out of space in the Garden, and there are extra tomato plants available for purchase. They are inexpensive!

Kingdom House Looking for Volunteers

Volunteers are invited to participate in Harambee, an uplifting time filled with singing and chanting to get youth scholars excited for their day. Volunteers will choose a book that is meaningful to them, read from the book aloud to youth scholars, and answer questions about the importance of literacy in their life. Readers are needed Monday-Friday from June 19 thru July 28, 9-9:30 am.

Thy Kingdom Come

Join a global wave of prayer May 25 – June 4 (Ascension to Pentecost). Pledge to pray as an individual, as a family, as a church for others to come to know Jesus Christ.

Festival Evensong

On Thursday, June 15, at 6:00 PM, St. Peter’s Church in Ladue will host a festival evensong for the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. All are welcome!