Ministries

Please note: While we are worshipping at home, many of the duties and opportunities listed below are at a standstill and will return when we return to our building for worship.

We do have a present need for lectors for our Sunday services, soloists or duets (vocal or instrumental) for our choir, anyone who wants to “get their hands dirty” for work in our Shepherd Farm and we welcome everyone to join us for our services on Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. followed by our “coffee hour” to socialize.

Below are just some of the many ways to become more involved in the life of the parish…

Altar Guild

These dedicated individuals help to create the lovely atmosphere of worship by attending to the preparation of the worship space. Their attention to a rich visual and aesthetically pleasing experience is seen in the faces of our worshipers. We are grateful to all who assist in this vital ministry . There are many ways in which can contribute each Sunday including lay readers, chalice bearers, ushers, greeters, Eucharist bread bakers.

The younger members of our congregation are encouraged to participate in our services as acolytes, who assist in the service of the table; crucifers and book bearers.

For more information contact Carol Link at clinkpkwy@yahoo.com.

Adult Choir

All adults are welcome! Our adult choir currently meets on Thursday afternoons a 4:30 p.m. for rehearsal, and warms up before the service at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. We sing most Sundays from September through June, for special services, and occasionally during the summer. We’d love to have you join our group!

In addition, we offer opportunities for vocal and instrumental soloists.

Contact our choirmaster, Bobbi Reese, for more information. Bobbi can be reached at cestbrastl@hotmail.com.

Christian Education

Our church’s mission is to share a place of fellowship where our hearts meet God’s light. In our adult classes, we strive to better understand God’s illuminating path in our lives through studies that reach our hearts and guide our minds closer to God. We hold a variety of Adult Formation activities during the year, at 9 a.m. on Sundays.

Because we are a family-sized congregation, we mostly incorporate our youngsters in the life of the parish, as a loving extended family.  At regular intervals we hold “Family Fun” gatherings that incorporate a meal, activities and the Eucharist. When we have activities, we assure that preschool, grade school, and our junior high/ high school students engage in the same process with age-appropriate materials through guidance by dedicated and caring adult leadership.  The diocesan Youth Ministry coordinator also holds many fun activities throughout the year, from outdoor movie nights to lock-ins at the Cathedral to neighborhood Christmas caroling. All Junior High and High School students are welcome to join in any of these activities.

Hospitality & Coffee Hour

Our coffee hour is one of our highlights! The family-like atmosphere embraces the newcomer and member alike. Our home-baked snack makers are some of the BEST in St. Louis, and they always share their “sweet” nature in more ways than one!  We not only invite, but we encourage worshipers to join us after the Sunday service for some time of fellowship and friendship as we grow as a community caring for one another.

Shepherd Farm

Willing to dig in good dirt to make a difference? Shepherd Farm is a small, prolific garden that generates 2,000-3,000 pounds of vegetables & fruits each growing season. An all-volunteer team plants, harvests and delivers this organically grown produce to our Partners…six pantries and community organizations that serve people who experience food insecurity. It’s a ‘loaves & fishes’ dynamic. We give raw vegetables. Our resourceful recipients transform them into healthy meals and sides for children, families and neighbors.

Shepherd Farm needs Once-in-Awhile Volunteers, people willing to spend an hour from time to time to weed, plant, water or harvest. Each week, starting mid-April to October, we will announce the schedule of Volunteer Activity for the following week via email.

If you would like to become part of the Once-in-Awhile Volunteers, please send your name and email to stirlingdiane@gmail.com. You’ll receive an email no more than once a week and if there is an activity that fits your interest and schedule, you’ll send a reply as your RSVP.

Please see our OUTREACH tab for more information about the garden.