Wednesday, January 16, 2019
This Sunday, January 20th
immediately following the 10:00am Mass
As of today, the local weather forecast is predicting snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures this weekend. The clergy and Vestry will confer on Saturday morning to decide whether to postpone the Annual Meeting to Sunday, January 27th. Please watch your email inbox and our Facebook page for more information on Saturday!

You are invited to bring a dish for the pot luck lunch we will eat during the meeting!

At this meeting, the parish will review the past year in ministry and look forward to the next year. The 2019 budget, having been previously approved by the vestry, will be presented, and new vestry members will be elected.

You are invited to attend, even if you're not formally a member of the parish! Those eligible to vote must meet the following requirements:
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have received communion at least three times in the past year
  • Have contributed to the support of the parish for six months preceding the meeting
If you have questions about your voting eligibility, please contact Deacon Gerry in the church office.
Pastoral Notice
A Pastoral Notice of the Funeral of

Faye Hopkins

The Burial of the Dead:
Solemn High Mass
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Three o'clock in the afternoon

Celebration of Life and Reception
immediately following the Mass
in the parish hall

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
1307 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64106

Father of all, we pray to thee for Faye and for all those whom we love, but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Winter Concert at St. Mary's
The William Jewell College Concert Choir will be joined by choirs from Grandview High School for a concert on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Kansas City!

The concert will include repertoire from the past season and will feature folk songs, spirituals, and American works to be featured on the Concert Choir's upcoming album!

Free Admission. A freewill offering will be taken to help support ministries of St. Mary's.

Come support these fine choral ensembles!
Social Justice Ministry Opportunity - rescheduled due to the snow
Fellow St. Mary's parishioners,

After the Advent adult forum on social justice, I felt led to help organize a meaningful way for us to serve those in need. With Fr. Charles's blessing, I'm asking your prayerful consideration to join me in this work.

Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) is an organization that, among other things, will connect volunteer pen pals to sex workers who are currently incarcerated. We are called to sustain those within God's community with the light of love, understanding, and compassion, and Christ included sex workers within His boundless community.

DUE TO WEATHER THIS PAST SUNDAY we have rescheduled for January 27 after the 10:00am High Mass . For those interested, we will be filling out volunteer forms and from there, SWOP will contact us individually to connect us with our pen pals. I'll be sure to have frequently asked questions handy, so folks can know a little more about this program.

In Christ,
Chris Steinauer
Choral Evensong and Benediction
Choral Evensong and Benediction
Sung by The William Baker Festival Singers
Sunday, January 27th, 5:00 p.m.

The Vestry of St. Mary’s Church appointed the William Baker Festival Singers as Chorus-in-Residence in June 2018. The relationship began with the 2018-2019 concert season and extends through the 2020-2021 season. St. Mary’s is the primary concert home of the 50-voice semi-professional chorale . They performs three subscription concerts here each season, sing Choral Evensong twice per year, and collaborate with the Music Ministry of the church in a number of other events.   www.FestivalSingers.org

The Anglican tradition of Evensong is an ancient and venerable one. It is a 16 th Century conflation and expansion of the daily offices of Vespers and Compline. Let the words of the prayers, lessons, and choral music wash over you. Pray with us and with the whole Communion of Saints as we participate in the Church’s obedience to our Lord’s command “pray without ceasing” as we offer our sacrifice of praise.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament enables us, outside the context of the Holy Eucharist, physically and spiritually, to freeze liturgical time at that one moment in the mass when the consecrated host is offered to and for the Faithful: Ecce Agnus Dei : Behold the Lamb of God! We pause and reflect. We gaze upon and adore. We acknowledge and proclaim the real presence of the living and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
St. Mary's Arts and Crafts
January 31 from 10-2pm
in the church apartment.
Bring your UFO (unfinished object) or PhD (partially half done)
craft or just come to chat!
Join us on every last Thursday of the month.
St. Mary's Belles
Wine and Chocolate:
Sin or Sacrament?
Saturday February 16th

1pm to 4pm at Betty Iorg's 
7241 Jarboe
Come with your favorite form of chocolate.
Wine will be provided.
Click on the Daily Office button to pray Morning and Evening Prayer, and to find daily Bible readings!
Donate to St. Mary's Online!
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

 
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
Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch
Mr. Raja Reed
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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