Easter Vigil April 11, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Live on Face Book

Join us for our Easter Vigil Service April 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday Service Noon on April 10, 2020 Live on Face Book

  The Way of the Cross A hymn or other song may be sung during the entrance of the ministers.   Opening Devotions   In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Lord, have mercy.   Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.   Presider and People Our […]

Maundy Thursday Service, April 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. live on Face Book

Maundy Thursday April 9, 2020   —   7:00 pm Opening Acclamation  standing Priest    Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins, People   whose mercy endures for ever. Priest    The Lord be with you. People   And also with you.   Priest Tonight we begin the Great Three Days of our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection, the journey […]

West Stain Glass Window

Palm Sunday April 5, 2020

Please join us on Face Book Live, April 5 at 10:30 a.m. for worship, prayers and songs.  You can access the digital Bulletin at the end of this post or on our Face Book Page under the “Palm Sunday” post.  We look forward to worshipping with you on line.  Stay safe and healthy! St. Martin’s […]

5th Sunday in Lent March 29, 2020

Please join us on Face Book Live, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. for worship, prayers and songs.  You can access the digital Bulletin at the end of this post or on our Face Book Page under the “5th Sunday in Lent” post.  We look forward to worshipping with you on line.  Stay safe and healthy! […]

Sunday Morning Prayer for Lent (in Time of Quarantine) March 23 2020

Morning Prayer for Lent (in Time of Quarantine) Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer, pp. 75-102   Opening Hymn #7               Christ, whose glory fills the skies                                                      Ratisbon   1 Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ, the true, the only Light, Sun of Righteousness, arise! Triumph o’er the shades of night: Dayspring from on […]

Coronavirus Response Update from the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri

“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my mighty hand.” – Isaiah 41:10  Dear Friends in Christ, “Do not be afraid…” This has been an oft repeated refrain to the people of […]

No In-Person Worship or Meetings Through April 3 – Online Worship Continues

Beloved members of St. Martin’s, Our diocesan leadership of Bishop Smith and Bishop-Elect Johnson announced that, in abundance of caution and in an attempt to “flatten the curve” of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, public worship and group meetings cease in the Diocese of Missouri through at least April 3. The situation will be […]

Ministry Information

Parish Operations for the next several weeks

In response to a quickly evolving health threat, plans are in place to carry on the work of St. Martin’s while staying in compliance with recommendations of the CDC and governmental authorities. St. Martin’s staff will continue to work in the office and from home. Individual appointments can be made directly with any staff person. […]

Covid-19 Response from Bishop Wayne Smith and Bishop-elect Deon Johnson

Bishop Wayne Smith and Bishop-elect Deon Johnson announce a fast from public worship services in the diocese until April 3, 2020. Dear Friends in Christ, “Do not be afraid…” This has been an oft repeated refrain to the people of God throughout Holy Scripture, particularly in times of crisis and change. We now find ourselves […]

Worship

Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Epiphany, Year A

In the movie Groundhog Day, the main character is Phil, an unpleasant, egotistical, cynical weatherman in Pittsburgh who is forced to cover the Groundhog Day celebration in the hamlet of Punxsutawney. Together with a cameraman and his cheerful, charming new (female) producer named Rita, he travels to the home of the Groundhog festival and does his […]

Reflections by Mother Leslie

  Beloved People of St. Martin’s, Yesterday we began Lent with Ashes to Go in whirling snow flurries in front of church on Clayton Road. We paused that at noon for a wonderful combined worship service at the Fountains, where members of our parish joined worshipers from the Fountains in our intention to observe a […]

St. Martin’s Social Justice Commission

St. Martin’s Social Justice Commission members break bread with Parolees Byline by Doug Edmonson   The St. Martin’s Social Justice Commission has been on a journey these past three years of raising our awareness of racial, immigration and criminal justice issues, educating our parish on these important social issues and reaching out to the community […]

Peace Meal Volunteers Needed

The Peace Meal Project is a free fellowship meal for all, served every Saturday evenings at St. John’s in Tower Grove. We need volunteers for November 2.

Lunch Bunch Meeting – October 24

The Lunch Bunch is for retirees who meet the fourth Thursday of each month to plan fun excursions in the St. Louis area and around Missouri.