Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bishop's Visitation
Dear St. Mary's Family,

This Sunday at the 10:00 Mass, Bishop Marty Field will be making a regularly-scheduled visitation to St. Mary's. In our diocese, the bishop visits each parish at least once every 18 months, and this particular visitation has been on the calendar for over a year.

I am making a special request that you make every attempt to be at church on Sunday.  It is important at this phase of the life of St. Mary's that the bishop see first-hand the growth and vitality that has been happening over the past few months.

See you Sunday in church!

Peace,
Fr. Charles
Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist
TONIGHT
Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m.

St. Mary's parish was originally founded as St. Luke's parish, and so we will commemorate our proto-patron with a Solemn High Mass with the opportunity for healing prayers and anointing.

We will also have a guest violinist with us : Mr. Keith Stanfield will play Bach's Chaconne in D Minor as the prelude. This beautiful piece is for solo violin and is about 15 minutes in length. You are encouraged to arrive early to hear it!
2019 Stewardship Campaign
St. Mary's Family,

As of Tuesda y, October 16, we have received 24 pledges totaling $92,130! Thank you for giving back the first fruits of your labors to ad vance God's kingdom through the ministries of St. Mary's.
If you haven't yet submitted your pledge, please visit the Stewardship Campaign page on our website.


Please don't hesitate to contact either us via email if you have questions, or talk to us at church on Sunday during Coffee Hour.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Co-chairs, 2019 Stewardship Campaign 
Regional Confirmation
Saturday, October 20th at 2:00pm
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

St. Mary's has five parishioners who will be received or confirmed: Erika Darling, Michael Ritzel, Chad Hunter, Juliann Hunter, and Frankie Franklin.   Please consider attending to show your support for them as they reaffirm their baptismal faith in Christ!
Ordination Announcement
Please join me in congratulating our own Jeff Hurst! Bishop Field has announced his intention to ordain Jeff to the Sacred Order of Deacons at the 129th Convention of the Diocese of West Missouri in Springfield, Missouri on November 2nd at 5:00 p.m. God-willing, Jeff will be ordained to the priesthood sometime in the next year. Congratulations, Jeff! -Fr. Charles
Compline
If you missed Compline this past Sunday, you can listen to the recording on our website by clicking here . Skip to time stamp 8:30 to begin listening to the service!
Songflower Chorale: Choral Evensong
This Sunday October 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm , the Songflower Chorale will sing Choral Evensong at St. Mary's. The service will include a complete freshly-composed liturgical setting by our own Dr. Geoffrey Wilcken, Songflower’s artistic director. Fr. Charles will be the officiant, there will be no sermon, and as it is with all liturgical services at St. Mary's, there is no admission charge. You are invited!
William Baker Festival Singers: The Sacred Fire
Sunday, November 4 | 3:00pm | St. Mary's Episcopal Church

The William Baker Festival Singers , chorus-in-residence at St. Mary's, will open their 21st concert season in Kansas City with a program called "The Sacred Fire." The 50-voice semi-professional ensemble will sing repertoire spanning nearly 1000 years, from Hildebard von Bingen's O IGNIS SPIRITUS to a work by Composer in Residence, Kansas Citian Ed Frazier Davis. Included in the journey will be selections by Charles Wood, Javier Busto, and Eriks Esenvalds, along with the Americana hymns, spirituals and gospel songs for which the Festival Singers are known.

Click here to purchase tickets.
Sponsoring the altar flowers is a beautiful way to honor loved ones. Flowers are often given to mark special life events such as birth and birthdays; anniversary of a wedding, baptism, confirmation; the memory of a loved one; or as a thanksgiving for life’s blessings. Flowers are not a budgeted item in our church operations. The only funds available for use by this ministry are the funds you donate. You are invited to take part in this ministry!

If you'd like to sponsor altar flowers, click here for more information. In addition to the average Sunday,
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Weekly Service Schedule

Sunday
Low Mass: 8 a.m.   
Solemn High Mass: 10 a.m.
Sung Compline: 7 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)

Tuesday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Wednesday 
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.
Evening Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 6:00 p.m.

Thursday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Saturday 
Noonday Prayer: 11:05 a.m. (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
Clergy and Staff

Assistant to the Rector
 
Rector Emeritus
The Reverend Robert M. Hutcherson
  
Deacon Administrator

Deacon Missioner
The Reverend Kevin G. White
 
Artist-in-Residence/Choirmaster
 
Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

Mr. Todd Chenault-Wiseley, Senior Warden
Dr. Michael D. Frost, Junior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark
Mr. Richard S. Herndon
Mrs. Faye A. Hopkins
Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. David S. Wilcox, II
                                                  
Ms. Mary Beveridge, Parish Clerk
Ms. Judith B. Brougham, Parish Treasurer 
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