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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May 052014
 

St. Martin’s is responsible for one meal each quarter. We need people to prepare, serve and clean-up for each of the dates. (May 10th, July 19th, Oct 4th, and Dec 13th). Currently there is a sign-up sheet in Park Hall for the May 10thdate only. You can sign-up by shift depending on you skill and time available. The meal is served at St. Johns. Carpooling is available. For more detail see Wayne Peters or Dana Griggs.

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May 042014
 

Food Pantry Sunday  Sunday
(the second Sunday of each month)

Please help our friends and neighbors in need by
donating non-perishable food and toiletry items. You can drop the items off at church at any time (in the basket in the coat closet) and we will bless them on the second Sunday of each month.

Our donations go to Circle of Concern’s Food Pantry, where they are distributed throughout the West County community.

Thanks for your generosity!

Learn more about Circle of Concern: www.circleofconcern.org.

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Mar 102014
 

St. Martin’s Scholarship Program

Next Sunday, March 16th will be the kick-off for our 13th consecutive year of providing the St. Martin’s Scholarship. Our goal is to provide a $3000 scholarship. The scholarship will be granted to a west county high school senior from the Valley Park, Rockwood or Parkway school districts. These scholarships are to help a local student get a good start into college.

Chris Pallozola, the Executive Director at Circle of Concern will be here to discuss our scholarship and our relationship with Circle. Special envelops will be provided on that day to fund the scholarship. Please consider supporting this program. This St. Martins Scholarship program also provides multiple opportunities to publicize our Church’s community involvement throughout the west county school systems.

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Jan 302014
 
You’ve been hearing about Magdalene St. Louis for a couple years now … and 2014 is the year we open our doors. The board hopes to be buying the house in the next couple weeks. We are already working to identify the five women who will be our first residents — women who probably believe there is no hope for them to get out of the cycle of trafficking and abuse who by the end of this year will be a part of this community of love and healing.

 

On Thursday, February 20,please be our guest at “Making a House a Home” – our major 2014 fundraising event for Magdalene St. Louis. It will be an evening of inspirational stories, wonderful company and a chance to help support this transformational ministry. We’re thrilled that one of St. Louis’ best blues bands, The Jeremiah Johnson Band, is donating its talents, and also that Amos Harris has opened up a wonderful space overlooking Washington Avenue in the Mercantile Exchange building for our use. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30and you’ll be out the door by 7:30 with most of your evening still in front of you.

There is NO CHARGE to get in. We want as many people as possible to hear the good news about Magdalene St. Louis and we know people will be moved to give when they do.

 

Three things you can do to help make this all a huge success:

1.) RSVP  *Click here to RSVP on our Eventbrite site

 

2.) Invite everyone you know. (We’re hoping to have 500 people in attendance). Email your friends. Publicize it in your congregation. Spread the word. All people have to do to RSVP is go to the Eventbrite site.

 

3.) If you can’t make it, consider a gift to Magdalene St. Louis.
Two ways you can give.

 

You can click here and go to our donation page.

 

You can send a check made out to Magdalene St. Louis to:

Magdalene St. Louis
c/o Christ Church Cathedral

1210 Locust Street

St. Louis, MO 63103

Either way, please put “winter fundraiser” in the memo line so we can count it toward our $100,000 goal for the evening.
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Every Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral, around 200 homeless people are served breakfast. On the menu are hard boiled eggs. Members of St. Martin’s contribute 15 dozen hard boiled eggs once a month. It’s so easy! All that you have to do is cook them, put them back in the carton and bring them to church on Sunday and place in the refrigerator. There is a great bunch of volunteers who have been doing this since 2007. You are only called on quarterly to help.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Alice McLaughlin at 636-519-0493 or [email protected].