Thursday, October 24, 2019
TONIGHT
Americana Choral Music Benefit Concert
Tonight - Thursday, October 24 | 7:00pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church

“Americana: Choral Music of an American Past” is a benefit concert featuring music from American composers (Aaron Copland, Stephen Paulus, and more) and American folk music performed by the St. George's Scholars of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

Admission is free, and a freewill offering will be collected. Funds raised will support the Music Ministry at St. Mary's Church for the 2020 calendar year. Please give generously!
2020 Stewardship Campaign
Dear St. Mary's Family,

Gratitude. Gratitude is something in short supply in today's world. We often think of gratitude as an emotion that we feel or don't feel, but in fact, gratitude is an essential Christian spiritual habit. It's not a feeling, it's an intentional practice.

And we have so much to be grateful for at St. Mary's! Our parish is growing in both numbers of souls and depth of faith, new ministries are being formed, and and lives are being transformed.

Gratitude transforms our perceptions and attitudes. As Christians, our acts of service to others are acts of gratitude for the gifts we've been given. Our financial giving is an act of gratitude to God that supports the ministries we've been called to do as a parish family.

By now, you've received a letter in your mailbox from the Stewardship Committee. Please prayerfully consider what God is calling you to pledge for the 2020 calendar year. If you haven't pledged before, please consider pledging for the first time. If you're renewing your pledge, please consider increasing your pledge for the next year. Jay and I plan to increase our pledge by 10% next year. I tell you this not to brag, but to lead by example and demonstrate my personal commitment to the ministry of St. Mary's Church.

Please join me in expressing gratitude to Almighty God for the gifts we've been given, and for the faithful ministry God has called us to at St. Mary's Church. See you Sunday in church!

Peace,
Fr. Charles
Please pray for the clergy and delegates participating in the Diocesan Convention this weekend! Our delegates include Virginia Murray and Spencer Jasper.

Feel free to peruse the Convention website and read through the proposed resolutions, budget, and other documents.
This Week in the Church Calendar
Sat, Oct 26
  • Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, 899

Sun, Oct 27

Mon, Oct 28

Tue, Oct 29
  • James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa and his Companions, Martyrs, 1885


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 .
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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)

Weekdays (except Wednesday)
12:00 p.m.: Low Mass

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

Saturday
11:00 a.m.: Low Mass
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
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