Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Matthew 14:22-33
Friday August 11, 2017
Sunday Lectionary
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Food Pantry
 Item of the Month
for August is
Paper Grocery Bags

Emergency  -  Urgent Plea For Paper Grocery Bags
Your pantry is almost out of paper grocery bags.  Without an influx of recycled bags, the pantry may be forced to buy them, an expense we should be able to avoid.
This is an easy way to help out the pantry and reduce its costs.  Just save your grocery bags, flatten and bag them up, and then drop them by the pantry or church just about anytime !
Let us know how we may assist you in so doing !!  Thank you !!

Thank You !!
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Haitian Proverbs

Neg di san fe, Bondye fe san di
People talk and don't act, God acts and doesn't talk.
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Rector's Note:
A few passing things:

School Starts this next week.  Please keep our families and children in your prayers as another school year begins.  It is an exciting time and we look forward to all the children returning to our campus!

St. Paul's & M√ľnchen
Mark your calendars now! The Third Annual St. Paul's Oktoberfest opens at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.  More info and registration link next week!
Food Pantry News:

Over  200 children served each week of the school year through our
Weekend Food program!

Other Food Ministry updates

Over 200 individuals served monthly through the
Sr. Commodity Program!

Over 150 households served monthly
through the
Third Saturday
Food Distribution!
Volunteers are needed on Saturday October 17 9:30-noon.
Families are welcome to volunteer

You feed hungry people!

Volunteers For Pantry

!!Permanent Pantry Volunteers Needed!!: 
With hope and optimism, the St. Paul's food pantry is looking for two or more permanent and steady volunteers for the Friday and Wednesday sessions.  Friday volunteers can arrive between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday volunteers around 4:30 or 5:00 p.m., in order to assist in setting everything up, particularly the bread and produce tables, in time for the 10:00 a.m. to Noon session. No heavy lifting is required (but would be appreciated). The pay is low but the rewards are great!
Contact Easom Bond  (Friday) (816) 769-3246, or 
Richard Scarritt (816) 665-0047, or Sterling Roath (Wednesday).

!!!Water Bottles Needed!!
The thoughtfulness and generosity of the parish are greatly appreciated !  However, the pantry is again in need of empty plastic water bottles, so, please, let's gather your empty ones and bring to the pantry as old ones as the supply is dwindling fast.
(The pantry will be delighted, however, to receive donations of laundry detergent and/or dish soap to fill and recycle the water bottles accumulated to date for distribution to the pantry's clients.)
The Senior  Commodity Distribution Ministry   unloading pantry
Needs Your Help!!!!
S enior Commodity Distribution volunteers needed. Commodities are distributed during Pantry hours - 
Tuesday & Friday from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Sign clients in, assist with boxes if needed, complete new applications.    Contact Karen Seitter (816-590-9366)  if you are interested.
St. Paul's
Sunday Mail Ministry
In these tumultuous times, more people than ever before are reaching out to their members of Congress and other elected officials.  Indeed, this is part of our calling as followers of Jesus in the world--to engage with the powers that be to make for a better world for all God's creation.  Each Sunday, the members of Acts and Action will have a table set aside during Coffee Hour where you can write a postcard to your selected elected official, and write whatever you wish to convey: I agree, I disagree, I'm praying for you, etc.  Acts and Action will then deliver them by hand to the local offices of KCMO reps on the final Friday of each month.  (If you are sending to someone on the KS side of the state line, talk to Mtr Megan and she will arrange for stamps!) 

The North-Central-Metro Youth Network  is an organized group of churches who find additional opportunities for Christian fellowship fun!  These activities are found on the  youth ministry calendar  This event is for all the youth of the Metro, including our St. Paul's Youth.  Please register using the blue link below or contact Mother Megan and let her know you want to join in the fun.

For Other Upcoming Youth Activities :  

check WEMOYouth  for more details
As always, if you'd like to stay connected with what is happening with youth ministry in our network and diocese, please check out our Youth Network Facebook site.
Community Events:
Arts, Advocacy, Adventures, Justice, etc.
Opportunities of interest for your exploration and consideration.

KC Baroque & Owen/Cox Dance Group in Concert
@ St. Paul's KCMO
Friday, August 11 
at 7:30 p.m.

"Music and Dance"
No two art forms are more tightly connected than dance and music, each informing and drawing inspiration from the other. Jennifer Owen and members of the Owen/Cox Dance Group join KC Baroque in this concert dedicated to dance which will premiere the third work of Ian Coleman's Between Silence and Light series.

(for ticket information go to: KCBaroque )
All performances at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 40th and Main, Kansas City, MO.

Women's Equality Week
August 20th-26th
Co-Chaired by Alice Kitchens,
a member of St. Paul's

!!!!!!!!!We are in need of Coffee Hour Hosts!!!!!!
Please Let Carrie or Allison know

We hope you will consider teaming up with another family or a friend to maintain our fellowship and gathering following the 10:30 a.m. service that has brought our parishioners together for years.

Hosting Coffee Hour is a fun and easy way to get to know other St. Paul's members! The host brings the food and the church provides the drinks. An example of what a host might bring would be: two large pans of brownies (cut very small), maybe a bowl of fruit (oftentimes grapes cut into small clusters), and a bowl or two of pretzels or popcorn. If you have questions or wish to co-host with another member, please contact   Carrie or  Alison.  Dates are available:

August 13th:     Awaiting a host
August 20th:     Awaiting a Host
August 27th:     Liz Barnes In Honor of Meals on Wheels
September 3:    Awaiting a Host
September 10:   Awaiting a Host
September 17:   Awaiting a Host
September  24:  Awaiting a Host
October 1:          Awaiting a Host
October 8:          Awaiting a Host
October 15:        Awaiting a Host
October 22:        Awaiting a Host
October 29:        Meredith Seaton
November 5:      Awaiting a Host
November 12:    Awaiting a Host
November 19:    Awaiting a Host
November 26:    Awaiting A Host
December  3:     Awaiting a Host
December 10:    Awaiting a Host
December 17:    Awaiting a Host
December 24:    Christmas Eve
December 31:    New Years' Eve
January 7:          Awaiting a Host
January 14:        Awaiting a Host

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School

11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850