Jun 262014

Urgent Needs at Food Pantry

Recent Food Drives have yielded lower than usual return. With children out of school and not receiving subsidized breakfast and lunch the demand is greater than ever. Please consider making additional donations of food items this month, including items your own children or grandchildren like to eat in the summer.


Circle of Concern provides perishable items to families in need and welcomes monetary donations to fill the gaps left by dry goods and canned items. Checks may be made out to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church with Circle of Concern in the memo line.


Current needs include: Canned pasta, tomato products, peanut butter and jelly, canned tuna, adult hygiene and financial donations.


Your generosity meets the needs of people in the West County area. Thank you.


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Jun 252014

Hashtag This                                                                                                                                                                      

 Are you “social” with social media?  If so, join us in sharing the great news!  On Sunday, June 29th, we are going to flood the social media channels with all the great things about our Episcopal Church.


If you’re already on social media, send out a post about worship, the readings, the sermon. Tag it with #Episcopal. If you’re in a community with members online, encourage one another. To learn more, visit http://episcopalshare.org/.


-Moses wasn’t using TripAdvisor to find a nice, reasonable hotel in the desert
-Martha wasn’t on Pinterest looking up recipes to serve Jesus
-David wasn’t posting his latest psalms to his YouTube Channel
-Jesus wasn’t live tweeting events (although all the Beatitudes are 140 characters or less, making them perfectly suited for Twitter!)


However, our faith has gone viral since the very beginning. Paul might not have had a smartphone, but he used the social media of his time: Epistles, which continue to spread throughout the world today.


On June 29th, we invite you to join us in being a part of making the Good News go viral.


We did a little number crunching, and if even a minority of us who are already using social media post about The Episcopal Church on June 29th almost 10,000,000 of our friends and family will learn something about us and our church!


Social Media Sunday


Jun 112014

Vestry Forum 

Sunday, June 22nd at 9:00am

Join your Vestry in Park Hall for a mid-year update on recent activities and future plans at St. Martin’s.  As always, your Vestry wants you to know what issues are being discussed and invites you to join in the conversation about our church family.

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Jun 112014

Communications Group

Sunday, June 22nd at 11:45am Upper Laird                                                            

Do you like to post, like,  tweet or hastag or work with computers? Then this  group is for you! We are looking for all ages to get involved with this group (especially  teens).   Join us as we develop new ways to reach our parishioners and our community.


Jun 112014

The Amazing Grand ‘Canoe Art’ Trip  (Not an actual canoe trip!)

Love to visit interesting places and exhibits?  You are invited to attend The Amazing Grand Canoe Art Trip on Friday, June 20th in Steelville, Missouri with St. Martin’s Lunch Bunch!  We will carpool/caravan from St. Martin’s at 9:30am stopping first at St. James for a 20-30 minute visit of the vacuum cleaner museum and then lunch at the famous Sybil’s. Right after lunch we head for Steelville for an exciting day of art galleries, a lecture, shopping, and visiting this charming, artsy town.


Gary Sanders, a nationally known painter and husband of Beverly Kinkade has graciously set up a special visit to the Gallery Zeke exhibition which is presenting the entire collection of Billyo O’Donnell’s original oil paintings of his expedition to the 114 counties in Missouri and the city of St. Louis, each revealing its own story.  Billyo is originally from Eureka and through his paintings has become known world-wide, lecturing, and teaching.  As a special treat, he will be in Steelville presenting a lecture at 4:00pm. This experience is one not to be missed! (see Gallery Zeke on Facebook)


In addition to his wonderful art collection, 65 other artists will be on display as well. There are five other galleries in Steelville, antique shops, Western shops, wood carvings, birds from the Audubon Society collection, all waiting to be explored at your leisure.


If you wish to stay overnight, Gary has arranged for special room rates, which includes dinner, at the Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville.  Please call soon as rooms are limited.  (Google this lodge to read all about it)   Maps will be available for this adventure. Don’t miss out.