Wednesday, October 3, 2018
St. Francis Day
This Sunday, October 7
8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

You are invited to bring your pets with you to church to have them blessed. You're encouraged to invite a friend and their pet on this Sunday! Please be sure your pet is appropriately restrained to avoid bites and other problems.
2019 Stewardship Campaign
St. Mary's Family,

As of Tuesday, October 2, we have received twelve pledges totaling $31,000! Thank you for giving back the first fruits of your labors to advance God's kingdom through the ministries of St. Mary's.
If you haven't yet submitted your pledge, please visit the Stewardship Campaign page on our website.


Please don't hesitate to contact either us via email if you have questions, or talk to us at church on Sunday during Coffee Hour.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Co-chairs, 2019 Stewardship Campaign 
Dear St. Mary’s Family, 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry often describes us as “The Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement.” By now, you’ve all received a letter from the co-chairs of our annual stewardship campaign. As we enter into this season of the year, I want to pose these questions: What does being the Jesus movement mean for us? What is God calling us to do as followers of Jesus? 

As Episcopalians, we love our worship. Our liturgies inspire us. The Eucharist is at the center of our lives. We cherish the Bible, and we are people of the Word. As part of the Jesus movement, we follow the One who loves us so much that he gave his life so that we might understand God’s never-ending love for all of creation. 

And here’s the hard part: As followers of Jesus, we are called to give all of ourselves to God’s work in the world. In the sixth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus, after teaching us how to pray, talks to us about money, our needs, and our hope. He reminds us that we cannot have two masters. We cannot love God and money. 

Jesus then says: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” He finishes by calling each of us with these words, “But seek first God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” 

How would our church —how would we — be transformed if each of us remembered these words of Jesus? We are indeed called to set new priorities. 
Establishing new priorities for ourselves and for our church means transforming how we think about generosity. That transformation will call upon us to look for generosity in every aspect of our work and in every aspect of our lives. 
I hope you’ll join me as we work together to transform generosity in our church, our community, and our very lives. You may  pledge online  through the church website. Pledge cards are also available in the church; they may be placed in the offering at any of our services. On November 4, we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints, and at both services, we will offer a special prayer of thanks for the faithfulness of our parish family in financially supporting the ministries of St. Mary’s for 2019. Many thanks in advance for your generosity. 

Peace, 
Fr. Charles 
Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist
Wednesday, October 17

St. Mary's parish was originally founded as St. Luke's parish, and so we will commemorate our proto-patron with a Solemn High Mass with the opportunity for healing prayers and anointing. The Kansas City-area deanery has been invited as well.
Regional Confirmation
Saturday, October 20th at 2:00pm
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

St. Mary's has five parishioners who will be received or confirmed: Erika Darling, Michael Ritzel, Chad Hunter, Juliann Hunter, and Frankie Franklin.   Please consider attending to show your support for them as they reaffirm their baptismal faith in Christ!
St. Mary's Belles
ANGLICAN PRAYER BEADS
TODAY, Wednesday October 3 from 1pm to 4pm, the St. Mary's Belles will meet with the ladies from St. Augustine's at the St. Augustine parish house to make Episcopal prayer beads, and share a bite to eat and drink. Please R.S.V.P. to Bonnie .
Sponsoring the altar flowers is a beautiful way to honor loved ones. Flowers are often given to mark special life events such as birth and birthdays; anniversary of a wedding, baptism, confirmation; the memory of a loved one; or as a thanksgiving for life’s blessings. Flowers are not a budgeted item in our church operations. The only funds available for use by this ministry are the funds you donate. You are invited to take part in this ministry!

If you'd like to sponsor altar flowers, click here for more information. In addition to the average Sunday,
Click on the Daily Office button to pray Morning and Evening Prayer, and to find daily Bible readings!
Donate to St. Mary's Online!
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)

Tuesday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Wednesday 
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.
Evening Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 6:00 p.m.

Thursday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Saturday 
Noonday Prayer: 11:05 a.m. (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
Clergy and Staff

Assistant to the Rector
 
Rector Emeritus
The Reverend Robert M. Hutcherson
  
Deacon Administrator

Deacon Missioner
The Reverend Kevin G. White
 
Artist-in-Residence/Choirmaster
 
Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

Mr. Todd Chenault-Wiseley, Senior Warden
Dr. Michael D. Frost, Junior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark
Mr. Richard S. Herndon
Mrs. Faye A. Hopkins
Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. David S. Wilcox, II
                                                  
Ms. Mary Beveridge, Parish Clerk
Ms. Judith B. Brougham, Parish Treasurer 
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