Ancient worship. Affirming Faith. Genuine love.
Sung Compline
This Sunday , January 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Compline is a brief yet ancient prayer service filled with darkness, candlelight, chanting, and incense. It is the final prayer service of the day in the Church's ancient prayer cycle that marks the hours of the day.

A schola of sopranos and altos will lead this beautiful choral service by candlelight. The service lasts about 25 minutes, and provides a peaceful way to end the weekend in contemplation and beauty. 
Sunday January 19, 2019
after the 10:00am Mass
Parish Hall

At this meeting, the parish will review the past year in ministry and look forward to the next year. The 2020 budget, having been previously approved by the Vestry, will be presented, and new Vestry members will be elected. The nominees pictures and bios are listed below.

You are invited to attend, even if you're not formally a member of the parish! Those eligible to vote must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have received communion at least three times in the past year
  • Have contributed to the support of the parish for six months preceding the meeting

If you have questions about your voting eligibility, please contact Raja Reed in the church office.
Vestry Nominees
St. Mary's Family,

The Vestry unanimously affirmed a strong slate of  five candidates  for the upcoming Vestry election:

  • Sylvia Rose Augustus
  • Don Clark (incumbent, eligible for reelection)
  • Jason Dean
  • Bonnie Haupt (incumbent, eligible for reelection)
  • Chris Steinauer

There are  four open Vestry slots : three standard three-year terms, and one one-year unexpired term. You can read more about each of the five nominees as listed in alphabetical order below.

Vestry elections are not accomplished by political campaigning, but instead by discerning the will of God. We aren't seeking the most charismatic candidate with the best hair, but rather are seeking the Christian who has been called to offer his or her service to Christ and His Church in this particular ministry.

As you prepare to vote, ask God for wisdom and guidance as you discern. Talk with the nominees; ask them how they feel about particular areas of joy or concern you may have about the parish. Lastly, trust that no matter who is elected, the Lord will continue to guide and direct St. Mary's as we do the ministry we've been called to do!

You can read more about each candidate by clicking here (scroll down a bit).

Peace,
Fr. Charles
St. Mary's Belle's
Annual Holiday Restorative Lunch
CAFE SEBASTIAN
Friday, January 17, 2020
KC's Restaurant Week
1 p.m. @ Kemper Museum
4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Mo.
The cost is $15.
RSVP please to Bonnie Haupt by clicking here .
Adult Forum: Visio Divina
January 26, 2020
After the 10:00 Mass
Led by Mary Donovan

Visio Divina is an ancient Benedictine practice in which the viewer is led into spiritual contemplation through the use of images.

By looking at different paintings and works of sculpture, we will examine our heartfelt feelings. The Gospels give us no actual description of Jesus. He probably looked like a Jewish man from Palestine. Some think of him as the shepherd boy, others as one of the pagan gods like Zeus. However you see Jesus, he can be looked at and can bestow blessings and peace.

We will pair this with some short Lectio Divina in which certain scripture passages are read and meditated on in order to experience a unique and often powerful prayer experience. 

Mary Donovan is a retired teacher and administrator from the New York City school system, a wife and mother, and a Benedictine Oblate of the Sisters at Mount St. Scholastica at Atchison. She is a student at the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry, and a candidate for ordination to the priesthood in the Diocese of Kansas. Mary currently teaches Benedictine prayer practices and the holy arts of calligraphy and iconography in Kansas City at the Keeler Women's Center, and in Atchison at the Sophia Center.

Adult Confirmation
Would you like to formally join St. Mary's and The Episcopal Church? Interested in the exploring the sacrament of confirmation? If so, please prayerfully consider joining me for an introductory meeting to explore what this might mean for you! 

This discussion is for those who have not yet been confirmed, and as well as those who have already been confirmed in another tradition but would like to explore formal membership at St. Mary's.

We will meet immediately following the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, January 26th. It will be a very short meeting to introduce one another and then find a common time for our first more formal meeting: 10 minutes tops, and then all are invited to the Adult Forum mentioned above. You're invited!

Peace,
Fr. Charles
Choral Evensong and Benediction
Sung by The William Baker Festival Singers
Sunday, January 26th, 5:00 p.m.

The Anglican tradition of Evensong  is an ancient and venerable one. It is a 16 th Century conflation and expansion of the daily offices of Vespers and Compline. Let the words of the prayers, lessons, and choral music wash over you. Pray with us and with the whole Communion of Saints as we participate in the Church’s obedience to our Lord’s command “pray without ceasing” as we offer our sacrifice of praise.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament  enables us, outside the context of the Holy Eucharist, physically and spiritually, to freeze liturgical time at that one moment in the mass when the consecrated host is offered to and for the Faithful:  Ecce Agnus Dei : Behold the Lamb of God! We pause and reflect. We gaze upon and adore. We acknowledge and proclaim the real presence of the living and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
This Week in the Church Calendar
Thu, Jan 9
  • Julia Chester Emery, 1922

Fri, Jan 10
  • William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645

Sun, Jan 12

Monday, Jan 13
  • Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167 (transferred)

Tuesday, Jan 14
  • Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367 (transferred)

Click  here  for more information about the lesser feasts, 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 can find them here !
Pastoral Care
If 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

Parish 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
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