Apr 072016

men's groupSaturday, May 14th, 9:00 am

How did the Cities of Manchester, Ballwin and Ellisville evolve? If you want to find out, join the Men of St. Martin’s at our breakfast meeting on Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 am in Park Hall. Spouses are welcome! A breakfast sign-up sheet is in Park Hall and we are suggesting a $5 free will donation for a full breakfast.

St Martin’s Church long-time member, Frank Masotto, will discuss the history of cities around St Martin’s in a 30-minute presentation. Frank is a member of the Ballwin Historical Commission and with his wife, Carole, they authored “Manchester Treasures in and around Manchester, Missouri.” Frank also published the “St. Martins Episcopal Church 50th Anniversary” book.

The Men’s Group meets every second Saturday of the month. All are invited.


Jun 252015

Eight new corps members have been selected from a field of 33 applicants into the  2015-16 class at Deaconess Anne House. Director Rebecca Ragland said, “This experience taught me how many amazing, insightful and visionary women and men are ready to invest in our community!”

Learn more about Deaconess Anne House and read the impressive biographies of these eight young leaders.

Deaconess Anne

Sep 102012

St. Martin’s will host a blood drive administered by the American Red Cross on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 3 till 7 p.m. Anyone 17 or older is eligible to donate. You can sign up in Park Hall or online at redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code stmartins.

For this to be a successful drive we need many donors, so please share this information with friends and family members. St. Martin’s would like to share the gift of life with as many people as possible. Thanks for your generosity!

For questions or to volunteer to help, please contact D’Arcy Elsperman.

Blood Facts:

  • On any given day, an average of 38,000 units of red blood cells are needed for hospital patients in the United States.
  • One in 10 people entering a hospital needs blood.
  • In the U.S., someone needs a blood transfusion about every two seconds.
  • There is no substitute for human blood. It cannot be manufactured.
  • The average body has 10 to 12 pints of blood.
  • There are about one billion red blood cells in two to three drops of blood.
  • A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his or her body.
  • Blood is often needed for traumas, heart surgeries, joint replacements, organ transplants, premature babies, leukemia and cancer treatments and much more.
  • Medications do not prevent people from donating.
  • One-year concer survivors, diabetics, and people with high blood pressure are eligible to donate.
  • Discontinue drinking tea 3 to 4 days ahead of donating as the tannins in it can block absorption of iron. Drink lots of water.
  • Be sure to eat at regular meal time and drink plenty of fluids before donating.
Sep 102012

Help cook and serve a meal to our friends in need. St. Martin’s is sponsoring the Peace Meal at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tower Grove on Saturday, Sept. 15.

We need four or five people to serve in this important ministry. Cooking begins at 2 p.m. and serving ends at 6:30.

If you are available and would like to help out, please contact St. Martin’s member Wayne Peters at 314-608-1266.

Learn more about St. John’s Peace Meal Project.