Drive Thru Ashes
Ashes to Go February 22, 2023
Back by popular demand, get your ash "in gear" by driving through Saints Martha & Mary Episcopal Church lot from 5-6 PM on your way home to honor the beginning of Lent. Better yet, join us for a soup supper from 6-7 PM and our short Ash Wednesday service beginning at 7 PM. Start the season off right.
Reverand Tom Eklo In Memoriam
In Memoriam Reverand Tom Eklo.
Our beloved brother in Christ passed away peacefully on November 17, 2022 in the company of close family members. While we grieve his passing, we take comfort that he is no longer suffereing and rejoice in our belief that he is with God. May he rest in peace.
Tom was a native Minnesotan, having been born and raised in Minneapolis. The priesthood was a second calling in life, having worked in the banking industry for almost 25 years. He most recently retired as the Rector of St. Nicholas in Richfield. His passions were preaching, finding the sacred in everyday life and encouraging all people in using their gifts for ministry. Tom loved a good book, travelled to almost anywhere, and enjoyed hiking/biking and photography. Tom and Stephen have a daughter and enjoyed the time they got to spend with their three grandchildren.
What We Stand For
The four pillars of Episcopal belief are Scripture, Reason, Tradition & Experience. We believe we are called to love everyone, with no exceptions. Ours is an ancient faith, but a modern one too.
Each week we have readings from the Bible and we listen for the inspired Word of God. Sermons (homilies) are based on the weekly scripture readings, but because the Good Book was written by humans we draw on knowledge and reason to interpret the Bible’s meaning—and not literal interpretation of every word.