Beloved Members of St. Martin’s,

You are invited to remember and celebrate the life of Mary Mathai, our devoted parishioner, friend, and longtime member of St. Martin’s parish. Mary passed away peacefully on January 3, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her three children, Rina, Mathew, and Koshy; as well as her four grandchildren, Susan, Jay, Alexander, and Andrew.

As a woman of faith, Mary was active in the church. She was a member of the Flower Guild and Bible Study at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland, and in Bible Study, Book Club, and the Mary and Martha group at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Ellisville, Missouri. She served the community through organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Bethesda Help, and a Crisis Hotline. She was widely traveled, loved reading and wordplay, and was a supporter of the arts, a legendary cook, and accomplished in Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement.

The service will be held on

Saturday, May 21 2022

at 2:00 pm

at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

The online service can be found on our Facebook, Youtube, or website during the time of the service.

There will be no visitation prior to the service, but all are invited to share their memories of Mary at the reception held immediately after the service in Park Hall.

Memorials in Mary's honor may be directed to

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

15764 Clayton Road

Ellisville, MO 63011

or to

Alzheimer's Association

255 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17,

Chicago, Illinois 60601

It's that time of the year again!

Please join us for our annual spring parish work day! There are a lot of outdoor tasks that need to be completed and we would love your help in ensuring our church is well maintained not only for the congregation, but also to new visitors. We would like our space to appear welcoming and inviting and that is only made possible with your help!

Only outside projects:

- Trimming of trees, bushes and shrubs

- Removing/spraying weeds and grass

- Spreading grass seed

- Spreading mulch

- Removing old mulch and replacing in the islands in the parking lot

We also need the following tools:

- Yard waste bags

- Rakes, shovels, hoes, pruning shears

- Hedge trimmers (power cord if needed)

- Tree loppers, gloves

- Leaf blowers (power cord if needed)

- Spray for grass and weeds in Parking Lot

- HONEYSUCKLE – Cut all the growth along the east and south tree line. If anyone have a gas chainsaw that would be willing to do this, please contact Lincoln

Please let Lincoln Drake know by text if you will be there so he can plan a count for lunch. If you bring any tools, please be sure they have your name on as to not get lost. Lincoln's phone number can be found in the Beacon.

Beginning Sunday, May 8, we will once again be collecting grocery & personal hygiene products to be delivered to our friends at Circle of Concern for their food pantry. St. Martin’s has a long history of partnering with this organization which provides support in a variety of ways for those in need right here in West St. Louis County. There will be a table in the narthex on which to place your donations. Below is a list of the items most needed at the present time:

  • Breakfast Cereal

  • Canned Pasta

  • Dinner "Helpers"

  • Dish Soap

  • Jelly

  • Canned Fruit

  • Kids Body Wash

  • Healthy Snacks

  • Condiments

  • Womens Shaving Cream

  • Laundry Soap

  • Multi-Size Pack Tampons