Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Fr. Charles and the Vestry invite all members of St. Mary's to share their ideas, hopes, and concerns at one of four listening sessions hosted in parishioners' homes.

  1. What do you value most at St. Mary's? This could include details about worship, music, adult formation, outreach, etc.
  2. In what areas do we need to improve?
  3. What sort of changes would you not want to see?
  4. Our average Sunday attendance (ASA) increased from 60 in 2017 to 79 in 2018, a 32% increase. Where do you envision our ASA in 3 years? 5 years? What do we need to do to get there?
  5. Imagine St. Mary's Church 5 years from now, when worship, music, adult formation, outreach, etc. is just the way you want it do be, what would that look like to you?

Your feedback is very important. Please sign up for one of the sessions by clicking here .
Newsletter Change
Beginning next week, the
e-Newsletter will be distributed on Thursdays as opposed to check your inbox each Thursday morning for the latest news from
St. Mary's!
Easter Flowers
Flowers for adorning St. Mary's church for Easter has always been possible through the generous donations from you! Please consider a gift to the church this year with a donation to the Easter flower fund. You may submit your contribution by clicking here . Thank you.
Healing Pathway Donations Needed
Healing Pathway needs help hunting Easter bunnies - for a good cause! Healing Pathway is a volunteer-driven 501c3 providing services to the smallest of victims of homicide: Children ages 0-17 years who’ve lost a parent or caregiver to murder. We provide wrap around services including therapy, case management and school assistance, all at no cost.

This year we are hosting a huge event on April 13 during National Crime Victim’s Week, including games and an egg hunt for our kids. We’d like to give each child their own chocolate bunny, similar to the photo (milk, white or dark chocolate, individually boxed or wrapped, solid or hollow). We will need about 300 bunnies for the event. 

Please place donated chocolate bunnies in a collection basket at the back of the nave. Parishioner Virginia Murray will pick up all of the bunnies after the 10 o’clock service on April 7.  Contact Virginia for more information about Healing Pathway or the “bunny hunt.”
Holy Week Schedule
Commemorate the holiest week of the year and walk with Jesus as he makes his way to the cross. Enter Jerusalem with Jesus on Palm Sunday. Remember the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. Keep watch with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Behold Christ crucified on Good Friday. Be led from darkness into light at the Great Vigil of Easter.

Palm Sunday, April 14
  • 8 a.m. - Low Mass
  • 10 a.m. - Solemn High Mass, with choir
  • 7 p.m. - Compline, sung by the William Jewell College choral scholars and the choral scholars of St. Mary's Church. 

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - 12:05 p.m. Low Mass
Maundy Thursday, April 18
  • 7:00 p.m. - Solemn High Mass with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar, with choir.
  • Vigil at the Altar of Repose - beginning after the service, and ending at midnight.

Good Friday, April 19
  • 12:05 p.m. - Stations of the Cross
  • 7:00 p.m. - Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, with choir.

Holy Saturday, April 20
  • 11:05am. Holy Saturday Liturgy of the Word, including a reading of the ancient homily "The Lord's Descent into Hell."

The Great Vigil of Easter, April 20
  • 8:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass, with choir.

Easter Sunday, April 21
  • 8 a.m. - Low Mass
  • 10 a.m. - Solemn High Mass, with choir.
The Altar of Repose
Dear St. Mary's Family
Between the time that Jesus and his disciples shared the last supper and his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asked his disciples to keep watch with him while he prayed and struggled with what God was asking him to do.  You have an opportunity to answer Jesus' request this Holy Week by keeping vigil before the Altar of Repose.
At the end of the Maundy Thursday service (Thursday, April 18th at 7pm), the sacrament is removed from the Church and moved to St. George's Chapel where a candle-lit, garden-like setting will be created. A vigil will be kept before the Altar of Repose from 9:00 pm to midnight.  Spending an hour of prayer and contemplation before the Altar of Repose can be a powerful experience and if you have never done it, I encourage you to try it.
To sign up for a time slot, please click  here  and sign up on our website.

God's Peace,
Fr. Charles
St. Mary's Belles / Arts & Crafts
St. Mary's Belles

April 27, Saturday 1pm 4pm
Wine and Chocolate - Sin or sacrifice rescheduled event
Come with your favorite chocolate - Wine will be provided.

May 2, Thursday 1pm - 2:30 pm
Welcome Mary Beverage to her new apartment!
Bishop Spencer Place
Coffee and cookies will be served
We will meet in the Common Room (more info to come)

June 8, 11:00am - 2:30pm
Brunch at Sylvia's
Sylvia is a photographer and has spent time with wild mustangs in Wyoming.
Come view her lovely photography and visit with friends.

Arts and Crafts
April 25, May 30, June 27 - 10am - 2pm
on the last Thursday of each month.
Come with your unfinished hand craft and a sack lunch.

For more information about the St. Mary's Belles or the Arts & Crafts group,
contact Bonnie Haupt @
Private Confession
A priest will be available to offer spiritual guidance and sacramental confession in St. George's Chapel on Saturday 4/13: 1-3pm.

You may also schedule time with Fr. Charles by clicking  here .
Did you miss Sunday's sermon?
We post sermons preached on Sundays and Major Feasts on our website. You'll normally find both an audio recording and the text on this page .
Pastoral Care
I f you experience a pastoral emergency and need to speak to a member of the St. Mary's clergy, please call 816-974-8082. This is a phone service that forwards the call to the clergyperson-on-call.

If you are scheduled for surgery or a serious medical procedure, or if there is a death in your family, please let us know via phone (816-842-0975) or email .
If you'd like to pray the Daily Office online, click on the image above! That link provides a "St. Mary's-style" Daily Office in Rite I language with a few Anglo-Catholic devotions added. If you feel comfortable navigating the various options in the Office and would like to set your own preferences, click here !
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Weekly Service Schedule

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

Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.
Stations of the Cross 6:00 p.m.
Adult Forum and Soup Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

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

Rector Emeritus

Priest Associate
The Reverend Larry Parrish
Deacon Administrator

Ms. Rosalyn Powell

Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Senior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark
Bonnie Haupt
Mr. Chris McQueeny
Mr. Raja Reed
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. David S. Wilcox, II
Mrs. Betty Iorg, Parish Clerk
Mrs. Judith B. Brougham, Parish Treasurer 
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