Thursday, November 14, 2019
How will you support St. Mary's
in truth and action in 2020?

For many years, generations of Christians have learned to be faithful stewards of God's gifts at St. Mary's, formed by the sacramental mystery offered every day here, and in our Savior’s call to love our neighbors—not in word or speech only, but in truth and action. Ministry of worship and service is carried out 365 days a year at St. Mary's. We are able to sustain this ministry because we see ourselves as stewards of all God’s gifts—time, resources, people, energy, and more. 

At this time of year, we ask everyone in the parish to consider carefully how you are using the gifts God has given you in your life, and to remember to share with God, through the church, a measure of your gifts: your time, your resources, your energy, even your self. The majority of funding for the mission of St. Mary's comes from the annual pledge support of parishioners like you. We invite you to join in pledging your financial support for St. Mary's in 2020. If you have not done so previously, we ask you to consider making a pledge for the first time this year. If you have pledged before, we encourage you to prayerfully consider your ability to increase your pledge.

Whatever your financial position in life, we hope that you will view stewardship as a meaningful part of your own spiritual practice. We see your pledge as a deep response to Christ’s call to follow him and a desire to further his loving work here in Kansas City.

Click here to pledge today:
Funeral Planning Checklist
Friends,

Thanks to those who attended the Funeral Planning discussion on Sunday! I encourage ALL St. Mary's parishioner to complete the Funeral Planning Checklist (you can find it here ) and provide a copy to be filed in the church office. If you'd like to schedule time with me to go over any of the items on the checklist, please shoot me an email and I'll be glad to meet with you.

Peace,
Fr. Charles
New Postulant for Holy Orders
Bishop Field has accepted St. Mary's parishioner David Wilcox as a postulant for priesthood! Congratulations, David! Please pray for him as he continues his discernment and formation process.

David came to St. Mary's in the Spring of 2015 and was received into the Episcopal Church later that same year. David is a student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he is completing his Bachelor of Arts in History and he plans to begin his Seminary studies in the fall of 2020. David has served on the vestry, and as a delegate to Diocesan Convention. He currently serves as St. Mary's Acolyte Master and as the head of the Evangelism and Outreach Committee. David lives in south Kansas City.

David is in the process of applying for seminaries with the hopes of beginning seminary in the fall of 2020.
Vestry Nominations
If you would like to suggest yourself or another parishioner for a three-year-term on the governing body of St. Mary's, please submit your suggestion from our website by clicking here .

In order to serve on the Vestry, a person must be an adult communicant member and a financial contributor. Other important qualities in a Vestry member include a history of active participation in parish life and ministry and a pattern of personal prayer. Familiarity with business and/or financial processes is often helpful as well.

Suggestions are not nominations, so it is not necessary to get the person’s permission or verify their qualifications. The Nominating Committee will reach out to qualified individuals and finalize a slate of candidates to be presented to the parish at the Annual Meeting to be held at the beginning of next year. This year's Nominating Committee includes Fr. Charles Everson, Ms. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, and Mr. Dennis Robinson.

Please prayerfully consider suggesting yourself or someone else for these important positions in the life of the parish. Nominations must be received by Friday, December 6, 2019.
A Benefit for Jerusalem Farm
This Week in the Church Calendar
Thu, Nov 14

Fri, Nov 15
  • Herman of Alaska, Missionary, 1837

Sat, Nov 16
  • Margaret, Queen of Scotland, 1093

Sun, Nov 17

Mon, Nov 18
  • Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680

Tue, Nov 19
  • Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary, 1231

Wed Nov 20
  • Edmund, King of East Anglia, 870

Click here for more information about these celebrations, including Mass readings and short biographies of the saints.

Click here to pray the Daily Office!
Sermons
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 .
Donate to St. Mary's Online!
Weekly Service Schedule

Sunday
Holy Eucharist (said): 8 a.m.  
Solemn Choral Eucharist: 10 a.m.
Sung Compline: 7 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)

Weekdays (except Wednesday)
12:00 p.m.: Holy Eucharist

Wednesday 
6:00 p.m.: Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

Saturday
11:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
Clergy and Staff

Priest-in-Charge

Assistant Priest for Formation
 
Rector Emeritus

Priest Associate
  
Deacon Administrator

Artist-in-Residence/Choirmaster
 
Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Senior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark, Junior Warden
Bonnie Haupt
Mrs. Betty Iorg,
Mr. Chris McQueeny, Treasurer
Mr. Raja Reed
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. David S. Wilcox II
                                                  
Mr. Isaac Petty, Clerk
Postulants for Holy Orders

Mr. Richard Liantonio
Mrs. Lynda Hurt
Mr. Isaac Petty
Mr. David Wilcox
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