Apr 032016

website EThursday, May 26th, 11:30 am

Enjoy friendships with fellow retirees and visit some of the great places the St. Louis area has to offer. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month in Park Hall at 11:30 am. Bring your lunch and find out more about all of the great events we will hold in 2016.


Apr 032016

GS VBSJune 6-10, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, our sister parish in Town & Country (Clayton & Mason Roads) is hosting “All Creatures Great & Small” Vacation Bible School next month! All are welcome to join them.

Together, we will:
-Learn how birds, bees, worms, chickens & goats help a garden to grow
-Learn Bible stories, songs, games, & prayers about God’s creatures
-Learn how to plant, weed, water, and harvest produce
-Create garden themed art and craft projects
-Practice yoga
-Share in a family celebration & program on Fri. June 12 at 6:30 pm!

Follow their VBS Facebook Event.


Apr 022016

Sunday, June 19th

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Justin and Amy (Figueroa) Culp, daughter and son-in-law of Ray and Karen Figueroa (former members), will be here to speak about their experiences in South Sudan as missionaries. They are going back to Sudan later this year with their two young boys and plan to stay as long as it takes to help bring the gospel of Jesus to the unreached people of the Lopa Mountains. They hope to empower the local people so eventually the Sudanese church can stand on its own.

Amy is excited to return to St. Martin’s to share her story with us. While here, she was an active teen involved in several mission trips and one pilgrimage. Amy is looking forward to seeing many of our members who helped guide her to where she serves today.


Mar 312016

The Book Club meets on Tuesday, June 28th from 7:00-8:30 pm in Packwood Library. We will discuss Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. Come join the discussion. Newcomers are always welcome!

notorious rbgAbout the book: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer. But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg first made her name as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute. Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well as an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.


Mar 302016

Surprise coverSurprise!

July 11-15, 2016

9:00 am – Noon

$30 per child

Registration Form

In this Vacation Bible School program children will discover Jesus. Are they ready to be surprised by Jesus? Are they ready to ask questions and discover more about him? Then they should come along on the journey and open their eyes to see what they will find!

Surprise! is a Bible and activity-based learning experience. Children will see Bible stories come to life in the dramas during worship time, and will reflect on them during three response times: Bible Response, Active Response, and Creative Response. We will use engaging crafts, games, and other activities designed for various ages and developmental levels.