Ancient worship. Affirming Faith. Genuine love.
Second Sunday in Lent
February 28, 2021
Sung Mass begins at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. Sunday.
Join in-person (reservations are required to limit seating - click here to register).
You can join the Sunday service online via Facebook here, or YouTube here.
Sung Compline this Sunday Evening
Join us online for Sung Compline each Sunday during Lent at 7:00 p.m. Because the service will be not be open to the public, the schola will be able to spread out and sing some really nice choral music. You won't want to miss this beautiful service as part of your Lenten discipline!

Note: we had technical difficulties last week, but hope to livestream the service this week as scheduled.
Praying the Rosary
Praying the Rosary is a powerful Marian devotion that helps deepen our faith and strengthens our will to follow Christ. It combines repetition of familiar prayers with meditation on the mysteries of faith, asking for the intercession of St. Mary the Virgin.

Please join us online, via Zoom, for this contemplative time each Friday night at 8:00 p.m. by clicking here.

You will find a copy of the prayers here. To learn more about the Marian Rosary prayers, click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nicholas Heide via email.
Lenten Study Group
The season of Lent is a time for deepening faith, as we are called to be disciples of Jesus in our daily living. This Lent, you are invited to join a virtual group study, using Walter Brueggemann's devotional book "A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent".

"Brueggemann's thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace."

We will meet online (Zoom) each Monday evening February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 @ 6:00 p.m.

You are welcome to join at anytime, even if you haven't been able to come to the first two sessions. We will be discussing Pages 14-26 during the meeting on Monday, March 1.

Click here to purchase the book (click here instead if you've already signed up for Amazon Smile, and St. Mary's will receive a portion of the proceeds).

To join online, click here.
Outreach Matching Donation
The outreach program at St. Mary's has designated a special line item for funds that go specifically to the ministry of breaking the cycle of social, material and spiritual poverty. For the sake of transparency, our church administrator, Raja Reed, keeps a detailed list of how these funds are spent, so that all who donate can be certain that their donations are used in good faith.

St. Mary's is extremely grateful to have a generous anonymous donor who has agreed to match all donations given to the our outreach program up to $1,000.00. Please prayerfully consider giving to this matching fund; and know that every dollar will be used toward the benefit of building community with our brothers and sisters on the margins of society.

Thank you to those that have donated. We are so grateful. We will continue this appeal until we reach our goal....we are getting closer! God bless you all!


Please click on the donate button to give (designation - Outreach).
Thank you so much for your support.
Sunday Morning Online Reception
Because we are unable to meet in person for our Sunday Reception, we are making every effort to stay connected with a virtual coffee hour after the Sunday worship. Grab a cup of coffee and hop on your computer or phone as we break bread together. Even if you can't stay long, pop in and let us know how you are doing during this time of social distancing. We'd love to hear from you.

Click here (password is STM2020) and someone will be there to welcome you into this virtual gathering.
Communion by Appointment
If you have not been attending Mass in-person because of the pandemic or illness, the clergy of St. Mary's would be honored to bring Holy Communion to you at home. Alternatively, you can meet with a member of the clergy at the church by appointment. Click here to sign up!
Click here to access 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 6:30 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 met at a local pub 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)
Monday - Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Sundays at 8:00 a.m.

Compline (virtual only)
Monday-Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

Rosary (virtual only)
Fridays at 8:00 p.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

Sat, Feb 27 | George Herbert, Priest, 1633 
Sun, Feb 28 | Second Sunday in Lent
Mon, Mar 1 | David, Bishop of Menevia, Wales, c. 544 
Tue, Mar 2 | Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672 
Wed, Mar 3 | John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788


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
Mr. Jason Dean
Mrs. Sylvia Rose Augustus
Mrs. Betty Iorg
Mrs. Kristina Krueger
Mr. Chris McQueeny, Treasurer
Mr. Chris Steinauer
Ms. Lenna Taylor

Aaron Wheeler, Clerk
                                               
Postulants for Holy Orders

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

1307 Holmes Street
​Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Telephone

(816) 842-0975