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A Short Message from David Wilcox
Inclement Weather Alert
Because of the Winter Storm Warning issued by National Weather Service, the Mass tomorrow (Friday, January 1st) is cancelled.

Both the Saturday and Sunday Masses will be held as usual!
The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The Feast of the Epiphany
Wednesday, January 6th
6:00 p.m.

Epiphany, which marks the coming of the Wise Men, is traditionally a time for house blessings. It is the time of year when we are focused on the Holy Family and on Jesus’ being home with his parents Joseph and Mary, first in Bethlehem, then in Nazareth. During the time of the church year between Epiphany and Lent, it is thus appropriate for us to give thanks for our own homes and ask God's blessing upon the coming year.  

At the service, we will bless chalk that you can take home with you to bless your home. Here is an explanation of this practice from Lesser Feasts and Fasts 2018:

"It is a practice in some communities to bless chalk on Epiphany so that people may use it to bless their homes. Traditionally, the chalking is done above the lintel [front door] and takes this form: 20+C+M+B+21 - The letters are the abbreviation for the Latin phrase "Christus mansionem benedicat" - "Christ bless this house" (A second meaning and mnemonic device is “Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar”, the traditional names for the Magi). The + signs represent the cross, and 20 - 21 is the year."

Reservations are required to attend in person.
Click here to register.
The Annual Meeting of St. Mary's Church will be held virtually on
Saturday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. 
Mark your calendars!
Second Sunday after Christmas
January 3, 2021
Sung Mass begins at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

Join in-person (reservations are required - click here to register), or join the Sunday service online via Facebook by clicking here, or via YouTube by clicking here. The Saturday service is not livestreamed.
Virtual Sunday Morning Coffee Hour
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.

We have recently been sharing a simple recipe to make beforehand to bring to the virtual reception. This week's recipe is Baked Pumpkin Fritters. If you would like to try your hand at making some, click here for the recipe. Grab a cup of coffee and hop on your computer or phone as we break bread together.

Click here (password is STM2020) and someone will be there to welcome you into this virtual gathering.

Even if you don't make anything and can only stay a minute or so, pop in and say hello. We'd love to see you!
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.
303 in Exile | Wednesday's @ 6:30 p.m.
This group traditionally meets at Bistro 303 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)
Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
Monday - Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

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

Small Groups (virtual only)
Artistic Inspiration: Tuesday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.
303 in Exile: 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


Thu, Dec 31 | Frances Joseph Gaudet, Educator and Social Reformer, 1934





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
Mrs. Sylvia Rose Augustus
Bonnie Haupt
Mrs. Betty Iorg,
Mr. Chris McQueeny, Treasurer
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. Chris Steinauer

Aaron Wheeler, Clerk
                                               
Postulants for Holy Orders

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