Saint Michael's Messenger
Weekly Newsletter

January 10, 2018 Edition
Worship Schedule
Sunday, January 14th
Brought to you by
the Kitchen Angels
Parish Brunch
Sunday, January 14th
Spencer Hall
9:45 am (between Services)

Muffin Tin Omelets
Blueberry Pancakes
Country Ham/Sausage
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
Fresh Fruit

$5/person or
$15/family with young children
Walk-Ins Welcome
Update from Archdeacon Monte Giddings
Dear friends,

This last 30 days has been somewhat of a blur, but the fog is lifting now and I am reminded how blessed I am to be a part of our beloved St. Michael community. I really missed seeing everyone and their families at Christmas, a special liturgy that I have participated in all 18 years since my ordination.

I wanted you to know how much we appreciate your visits to the hospital, calls, cards, prayers, and thinking of me (a form of prayer) all of which has greatly lifted my spirit, and encouraged the healing process. Thanks to the Pastoral Care Team for all the encouragement. The medical professionals tell me that my surgery wound is mending rapidly with all of your support. 

Unfortunately, the wound vacuum system prevents me from appearing in the public. However, I am anxious to get physically back in the “boat” with you and start pulling at my oar. Hopefully, I will reappear by the end of this month in a limited capacity.

Again, it is a privilege to serve in your midst. You have my humble appreciation and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Grace & peace, Monte Giddings, Deacon
Please Join Us!
All Parish Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 27th
Spencer Hall
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Meeting

  • Interim Rector's Report
  • Senior Warden's Report
  • 2018 Budget Presentation
  • Election of New Vestry Members and Delegates to the Bishop Electing Convention
It's Not Too Late To Submit a Pledge Card!!!!

Receiving your pledge allows our Vestry to do for our parish community what you do for your household: plan wisely for the use our resources in support of the mission and ministry to which God has called us

Every Pledge Makes a Difference, Regardless of the Amount
Meet the New Face of the Church Office
David Schlomer joined the staff of STMAA in late December as the Assistant to the Rector. David is also a member of the Vestry, whose term ends this month, a member of the St. Gregory Choir, and one of the three coordinators of the Funeral Reception Committee. Additionally, he is currently serving on the Diocesan Transition Committee, whose task is to shepherd the candidates for the Tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas, and ultimately, to assist the new Bishop get started in his or her Episcopate.

David was confirmed at St. Francis, Overland Park, by Bishop Smalley in 1997, and came to St. Michael’s in 2004.

David retired as CEO of Good Samaritan Project, and AIDS Service Organization in Kansas City, last year. Since then he has also become an independent insurance agent.

David lives in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City, MO, with his two four-legged boys, Rodney and Augie. He also enjoys reading, cooking, working out and watching NCIS.

We are very lucky to have David join our STMAA staff. Please join us in welcoming him.
Registration Closes on the January 31st
Attention All
St. Michael's Men

Men in Mission
2018 Retreat

March 2-3, 2018
Conception Abbey

Sign Up Posted on the
Bulletin Board outside
the Church Office

The retreat will be led by
Bill Tammeus and
Imam Sulaiman Z. Salaam Jr.,
Imam of Al Haqq Islamic Center in Kansas City, MO. 

The program will focus on interfaith dialogue.

For More Information:

Questions: Contact Bob Barton
or 816-885-3871 (text preferred)

Taizé Service of Evensong
Sunday, January 21st
Spencer Hall
5:00 pm

Join us for a Taizé Service of Evensong in the transformed atmosphere of Spencer Hall. 
This simple style of music and prayer was developed after WWII in France for an ecumenical community especially welcoming to youth in the retreat town of Taizé. 
The prayerful mantras, candlelight, and meditation of this community have spread throughout the world as a refreshing and centering form of worship.  

Day School Enrollment Time!
St. Michael’s Day School offers an early enrollment for parishioners. 

This year enrollment for the
2018-19 school year will be on Wednesday, February 14th

Parishioners wishing to enroll their child in preschool may drop off an enrollment contract any time between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you know of others outside the parish, wishing to enroll their child, enrollment will open to the rest of the community on Thursday, February 15. If you would like us to mail you enrollment paperwork, or are interested in knowing more about our program, please call the Day School office (432-1174). We will be happy to set up a tour for you. 
  St. Michael's Day School is blessed by the daily presence of beautiful young children and their parents and grandparents who bring them into this building each morning. We are especially enriched with the presence of Miss. Betsy, Miss Emily or Father David, who bless us with their gift of storytelling at our morning chapel once a week. Being present in the midst of wonderful teachers and helpers who treat each and every child as a gift from God reminds us of all that we are richly blessed. We are indeed thankful for your support. 

Mark your calendars for our
Annual Fundraiser dinner and silent auction on
Friday, April 6th. 

Reserve your sitters and plan to join us for great food, and a silent auction in Spencer Hall. For more details on this evening of fun,
call Charlie or Sue in
the Day School Office at
432-1174 or email us at

Proceeds benefit the
Day School’s classroom needs as well as the Bev Wharton Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Have You Moved?
New Email?
New Phone?
New Baby?
We are currently updating our database for the 2018 directory.

Please use the following link to update your information:

Do You Own Your Own Business?
Want to Advertise in the STMAA Directory?
Please let us know if you would like someone from Guide Book Publishing to contact you with more information.

Inclement Weather Policy
When it is announced that the Shawnee Mission Schools
will be closed due to 
inclement weather,
St. Michael's will be closed.
All meetings and activities scheduled for that day will be cancelled.
Neighborhood Pantry 
at St. Paul's 

Your assistance is appreciated.