Listening for Jesus in angry words and spaces of perfection

An enlightening conversation with Kim White, who will graduate from the Episcopal School for Ministry in July – She talks with podcast host and ESM Dean Dan Handschy about her expectations and what she found at ESM as a regular “person in the pews”–how the classes have enriched her worship and reading of Scripture, and deepened her listening skills which she thinks might be one of the vocations of the Church.

Youth Group Meeting This Saturday!

This Sunday evening, July 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., the youth of St. Martin’s will meet to work on the new “Change the World” Ministry.

Ministry Information

Beginning Yoga Class Starts on Wednesday

Starting on Wednesday, August 2, a weekly beginners yoga class will take place at St. Martin’s. This class is free to attend, just bring your own mat!

Choir Retreat Coming Soon

The St. Martin’s Choir will host the annual retreat on Saturday, August 26th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. We will learn about using our talents through music ministry as One Body in Christ and how to develop our vocal music skills in breathing, singing, and reading music.

Garden Fundraiser this Sunday

The Garden Committee will host a fundraiser on Sunday, July 30th to help defray the cost of the recent improvements to our garden. Won’t you please help support all of their hard labor by donating just $5 to this worthy project? The first 40 lucky people donating will receive a gift  right from our garden!

Episcopal Youth Event

The group from the Diocese of Missouri made it to Oklahoma and successfully finished the spirit-packed days alongside more than 1300 Episcopal youth and presenters from around the Church.

School Supply Drive

School supplies are needed for the children of clients of Circle of Concern. Please bring donations to St. Martin’s by Sunday, August 6 and look for the box in Park Hall.

Camp Phoenix

Camp Phoenix 2017 planning is in full swing, and the staff look forward to another great week with our youth and their friends from July 30- August 5. And we want YOU to be able to be part of the fun! Campers’ families and well-wishers can (virtually) follow along with our adventures.

Bidding Fare-thee-well to Deaconess Anne House 4.0

In July’s note from Deaconess Anne House, outgoing director the Rev. Rebecca Ragland wrote: I am delighted to be passing the baton of leadership to Jillian Smith. In her capable hands, Deaconess Anne House will continue to deepen it’s impact and legacy.

Dismantling Racism Training in August and September

Two Dismantling Racism classes are now scheduled to be held at St. Peter’s Church in Ladue and Christ Church in Cape Girardeau. There is no cost for this two-day training which includes lunch and beverages and snacks, but registration is required.

Meeting Jesus on a Pilgrimage

The Rev. Bill Nesbit is interim rector of Grace Church in Jefferson City. He recounts his first trip to the Holy Land in this episode on JesusHacked. It’s a great conversation with podcast host Deacon Harry Leip about what pilgrimage means and epiphanies Bill had on this trip.

Lunch Bunch meets on July 27

The Lunch Bunch meets on Thursday, July 27 at 11:30 a.m. in Park Hall. They already have a couple fun trips planned for this year, and will be discussing and deciding on more at this meeting.


Sermon – July 2 by Rev. Rebecca Ragland

Several members of our parish enjoyed hearing the Rev. Rebecca Ragland’s sermon on Sunday, July 2. She provided the transcript for all to enjoy.

Book Club meets on 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.

Run Circles Around Hunger

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of hungry families? Then hit the trail on Valley Park’s scenic Meramec River Trail on September 16 to Run Circles Around Hunger!