Oct 142015

by the Rev. Christopher Slaneppsign

Between October 17th and October 31st St. Martin’s is doing a fundraiser by selling pumpkins in the front of our parking lot. This is going to be a great and wonderful project, and here’s why:

  1. Our pumpkins come from Farmington New Mexico, and employ 1,000 Navajo Native Americans seasonally during the picking season. The pumpkin farm is certified by the Native American Products Industry, and creates jobs in a region with astronomical unemployment rates.
  2. 100% of our profits from the Pumpkin Patch will go to Outreach missions of the church. We will fund part of our Youth Mission to New Orleans, where our youth group will work with a church to continue the clean-up from Hurricane Katrina. In addition to the money that goes to the Navajo in Farmington, we will also be sending a large portion of our profits to the Navajo reservation to support Christian ministry through the Episcopal Diocese of Navajoland. And finally, a small portion of our profits will go to support feeding the hungry and under-fed in our own city of St. Louis through St. Martin’s #GoodSoilProject Garden (the Winter Wheat is already planted)
  3. There will be plenty of fun in the patch for people of all ages. There will be a place to take great fall photos with straw bales and scarecrows. We will be having a Trunk-or-Treat and Chili cook-off on Saturday October 17th at 6pm, and Pumpkin Painting on Saturday October 30th at 6pm.

So, come see what St. Martin’s is all about as we give thanks to God by reaching out in love to our neighbors both near and far. And, thank you in advance for supporting what God is doing through His Church, which is our whole community working together for the coming of His kingdom.

Oct 052015

By Mary Pomeroy

We here at St. Martin’s have always been ready to help when help is needed by someone in our congregation. That is why we have a wonderful program called Take Them A Meal.

Here is how it works: Whenever someone has had an operation or any other incapacitating illness or problem or even a new baby, they may need meals. If so, one of our Priests gets in touch with us and we make a call to that parishioner to make the arrangements. We always ask if they have any food allergies or preferences.   Using this nationally run program, our list of people willing to help is contacted and those who can at that time, sign up to supply a meal for a specific day. Done! The meal can be homemade or purchased. A gourmet or fancy meal is not needed, just a good, healthy meal to supply comfort and nourishment for our recovering friend. The Take Them A Meal program will even remind you via email the day before your meal is due! They even have a link to click if you need a map to the home.

We need and are looking for a few more people to add to our list so no one is called upon too often.   Can you help?

To get involved or ask for more information, please email Mary Pomeroy or Sandy Baranowski or call them at the numbers below:

Mary:     636-532-9183

Sandy:   636-537-2928

Oct 052015

By Mike Kelly


There is still time to participate in the Dinner-Auction-Dance FUNdraiser set for November 7th as part of our 50-year Anniversary Celebration and toward our Church’s Missions. However, reservations need to be made as soon as possible with payment in advance or at the door. Tickets are just $60.00/ea ($40 will be tax deductible) to include dinner catered by Candicci’s and live music by the ‘Just in Time’ band, with wine, beer and soft drinks included in your package.

You can also participate by purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets. You do not need to be present to win the drawing.

You can also participate by making donations for auction. These items will be on display the weekend before the dance to allow everyone an opportunity to make secret offers for these items and chance to turn in the winning bid.

See Mike Kelly on Sundays after the 8:00 and 10:15 services or call 636-220-2492 or email him to make your reservations NOW and to purchase raffle tickets.

Oct 052015

Do you love your iPad or iPhone, but just wish you knew a little more? Join us for an evening of learning, where we will explore the tools and functions that make our Apple devices so great! Become a master at using the basic built-in features on iPad/iPhone, like Photos, Notifications, and Phone. Learn about new, useful apps for communication, staying in touch, and entertainment, as well as how to use the Apple App Store. Gain new tools and tricks to navigate around your device faster and easier, while saving battery life. If security is a concern, learn ways to keep your device from sharing your personal information and location.  

St. Martin’s Church ECW will host a Tech Talk for women of all ages (men are welcome too) on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm in Park Hall. The cost will be $15 per person. This will not be just talk, but hands-on demonstrations. Sadie Davis from Mehlville School District will be our Tech Goddess. Please contact Mary Drastal at to register, or sign up in Park Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!


Oct 012015


By Pam Coffel

On Saturday, October 17th our ECW is sponsoring our Annual Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival that will entertain the whole family! Bring your car, candy and costume for the Trunk or Treat. Then stay for dinner, hayrides, goats, kids craft, glitter tattoos and a bonfire.

The evening will begin at 6:00pm with Trunk or Treating in the parking lot.   Afterwards we will head inside to enjoy a chili cook-off. Sample the chili, cast your vote, and the winner goes home with a prize and, more importantly, bragging rights!   Interested chefs can sign up in Park Hall or contact Susan Gillies or Pam Coffel. ECW will supply hot dogs, chip, drinks and the ladies of ECW will also bring dessert.

There will be crafts and activities inside for the kids, and hayrides outside for kids of all ages. A bonfire with s’mores will cap off the evening. Invite your family and friends for fantastic free fall fun on October 17th!!

Sep 102015

Kirkwood Park Amphitheater will come alive this weekend as Episcopal City Mission Swing ConcertEpiscopal City Mission hosts a live swing concert featuring Second Generation Swing. The 17-piece “Big Band” will feature all high energy tunes from the 1940’s through the 2000’s!! Music styles include swing, rock, jazz & funk with a few polkas and waltzes sprinkled in for your dancing pleasure!

This family-friendly event is scheduled for 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Sunday, September 13th and there is no admission charge.