The Vine: conversation + collaboration + community = change
Launched from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with individual and foundation support, The Vine works with others to respond to the needs and opportunities in Ferguson and beyond. Some of The Vine’s work includes Strings Attached, a guitar based education and community music program, collaborations with EarthDance Farms, the Ferguson Youth Initiative (FYI), having a Episcopal Service Corps member from The Deaconess Anne House and the recent launching of Incubate Ferguson in conjunction with the Center for Social Empowerment & Justice.
For more information about Vine programs please visit The Vine Ferguson Website
Are you looking for a way to prepare for the week ahead? Are you looking for a service that is quieter, leaving more open space and time to reflect? Are you open to new ways of prayer? Drawn from the Celtic tradition and with a contemplative focus, this is a gathering that it is simpler, more experimental and focuses on God’s immediate presence with us in community. It includes music from the Celtic tradition with simple singing and acoustic instruments. We are just beginning this service and hope that you will join in this emerging community. A simple evening meal follows. For more information contact Steve Lawler at 314.753.7911 or...
Every weekday morning we gather for Morning Prayer @ 8:00am. Come and join us if you are nearby – “you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them” We meet in the Parish Library. Enter off the parking lot and through the Garden.
I often think when I drive by a church that has a sign that says “All are welcome” well, is there a church where that is not true? Sadly, there are churches where people are excluded because of their gender, who they love, how they vote or even if they disagree with their clergy person about… well pretty much anything. When we say, all are welcome, we mean ALL We are an open communion church where everyone is welcome to receive the bread and the cup. We ordain people of all sorts. And most of all we think God offers us one thing and one thing only. LOVE – for ourselves, for one another, for creation as a way to be fully alive. So please know that God Loves YOU! First and foremost. The rest as they say, is simply details. Blessings and peace to...
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next....
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life....