Ancient worship. Affirming Faith. Genuine love.
A Note of Thanks
Thank you to everyone who helped make my ordination a beautiful and joyous occasion; and I am blessed beyond measure that I have been appointed to my home church. St. Mary’s exemplifies the spirit of a welcoming and beautifully diverse community, and I am so pleased that my work as a deacon will be among you all. I owe a debt of gratitude to Father Charles, and all those individuals along the way that supported me, encouraged me and prayed for me during my time of discernment and academic formation. I especially lift up Deacon Gerry Shaon who was my mentor and dear friend. May he rest in peace.  
The challenges of urban ministry are unique but very rewarding. It is where I feel led in my calling as a servant minister...to meet people where they are and form meaningful relationships with those outside the doors of our church, especially the under-served. I look forward to collaborating with the good folks at St. Mary’s as we live out our baptismal vows and discover the opportunities that God places before us. 

With deep gratitude and humility, 
Deacon Lynda
Advent Book Study
C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a classic of children’s literature, but it is also meaningful for Christians of all ages because of the powerful themes in the novel that resonate with our faith – despair and hope, sin and redemption. Heidi Haverkamp’s Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season weaves together aspects of the book with passages from Scripture to provide meditations on the Season of Advent. 
 
Join us this Advent for a journey into the enchanted world of Narnia. We will have four weekly forums on Mondays, November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Advent in Narnia. All sessions will be online (not in-person as previously announced).

Click here to order the book.

To join online, click here.
Click here to see the photos taken at last week's ordination service!
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 25, 2020
Sung Mass begins at 10:00 a.m. Join in-person (reservations are required - click here to register), via Facebook by clicking here, or via YouTube by clicking here. The livestream begins at 9:45, with the prelude beginning at ten minutes before the hour. 
Newly Confirmed and Received
Last Saturday, November 21, the following people from St. Mary's were confirmed or received into The Episcopal Church.

Left to right: Kristina Krueger, Vonda Powell, Nicholas Heide, Lenna Taylor, Kristi Seaton, Jamie Little and Chuck Krueger.

Congratulations, and welcome to The Episcopal Church!

If you missed watching it, you can view the service by clicking here.
Virtual Sunday Morning Coffee Hour
Please join us immediately following the 10:00am service on Sunday mornings via Zoom. This is a time set aside to check in with one another and share as we would on any normal Sunday.

Grab a cup of coffee and hop on your computer or phone to join in the conversation. Click here (password is STM2020) and someone will be there to welcome you into this virtual gathering.
Updated Pandemic Restrictions
Please click here and take a moment to read through an important note from Fr. Charles about updated pandemic restrictions in effect at St. Mary's.
Click here to read through recent sermons preached at St. Mary's!
Daily Mass
Daily Mass is open for in-person worship (6pm Wednesdays; 12:00 M, T, Th, F). Attendance is limited to 10 people at any one service. Click here to preregister to attend.
Private Confession
A priest will be available to offer spiritual guidance and sacramental confession each Saturday from 3:00-3:45 in St. George's Chapel.

Enter the church under the green awning off of the parking lot, and wait for the priest in the new living room area on the far side of the parish hall. Please bring your mask!
Artist's Inspiration Hour | Tuesday's @ 6:30 p.m.
Do you have an artistic goal? Do you find it rather hard to stay focused during the very stressful time. Won’t you consider joining the St. Mary’s Artists’ working group, via Zoom. We will meet weekly on Tuesday’s at 7 PM CST. Come to discuss an ongoing project or proposed project for which you want feed back or encouragement. Please also join us if you are looking for ideas or inspiration. 
For questions, or more information, contact Sylvia Augustus at augustusimages@gmail.com. Click here to join.
Liturgy Nerds | Wednesday's @ 6:30 p.m.
This group traditionally meets at Bistro 303 each Wednesday after Evening Prayer for drinks and discussion. There is no official topic or agenda, but the group is known for liturgy geeks and theological chatter -- expect to hear about maniples, monstrances, and papal liturgical straws. During the lockdown we are meeting weekly via Zoom....BYOB.
For questions or more information, contact Chris McQueeny at cmcqueeny@gmail.com.
Click here to join.
Grief Support | Thursday's @ 6:30 p.m.
If you find yourself in any stage of grief and would like some support from others who are also grieving, join us! 
For questions, or more information contact Sharon Hunter-Putsch: shunterkc@gmail.com.
Click here to join.
Service Schedule

High Mass
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Preceded by Private Confession from 3:00-3:45

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Low Mass
12:00 p.m. Weekdays (except Wednesday)
6:00 p.m. Wednesdays

Confession
Saturdays from 3:00-3:45

Morning Prayer (virtual only)
Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
Monday - Saturday at 7:30 a.m.


Small Groups (virtual only)
Artistic Inspiration: Tuesday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Liturgy Nerds: Wednesday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Grief Support: Thursday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Find out how to join us virtually by clicking here, and click here to preregister for in-person worship.
This Week in the Church Calendar


Wed, Nov 25 | James Otis Sargent Huntington, Priest and Monk, 1935

Thu, Nov 26 | Thanksgiving Day

Sat, Nov 28 | Kamehameha and Emma, King and Queen of Hawaii, 1864, 1885

Sun, Nov 29 | First Sunday of Advent

Mon, Nov 30 | St. Andrew the Apostle

Tue, Dec 1 | Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637; Charles de Foucauld, Monastic and Martyr, 1969

Wed, Dec 2 | Channing Moore Williams, Missionary Bishop in China and Japan, 1910


Click here to pray the Daily Office!
Click here for information about the lesser feasts, including Mass readings and short biographies of the saints.
Clergy and Staff

Rector

Assistant Priest for Formation

Deacon
The Reverend Lynda Hurt
 
Rector Emeritus

Priest Associate

Parish Administrator

Director of Music/Choirmaster
 
Choral Assistant

Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Senior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark, Junior Warden
Mrs. Sylvia Rose Augustus
Bonnie Haupt
Mrs. Betty Iorg,
Mr. Chris McQueeny, Treasurer
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. Chris Steinauer

Aaron Wheeler, Clerk
                                               
Postulants for Holy Orders

Mr. Richard Liantonio
Mr. David Wilcox
To the Glory of God and in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church

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​Kansas City, Missouri 64106
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