Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Christian Education : The Ethics of Sex
What does The Episcopal Church have to say about Christian sexual ethics? How do biology, psychology, and theology influence our approach to sexual morality in 2018? Join Fr. Charles for a two-part class on this topic.

Part 1: Sunday, September 30th after the 10am Mass. 

Part 2: Sunday, October 28th after the 10am Mass.

The format of the class is discussion, and the discussion will begin by exploring the various discussion points from a podcast called The Liturgists. You are invited to listen to the two-part podcast by clicking here Before you click , beware that the title of the podcast is intentionally provocative, and the commentators occasionally use language that may offend some folks.

Any device connected to the internet will work; you don't have to be a techie to listen to a podcast! The idea is to listen to Part I of the podcast prior to the first session, and Part II of the podcast prior to the second session. Please come to the class even if you don't have time to listen to all - it will be a lively discussion!

Peace,
Fr. Charles
Schedule Change!
Please be advised that Evening Prayer is cancelled this evening (Wednesday, September 12th) as there will be a funeral Mass at that time. Wednesday Evening Prayer will resume as scheduled on September 19th.
St. Mary's Belles
Upcoming Events
Saturday September 15 from 11:30am to 2:30pm, the St. Mary's Belles will meet at Sylvia Augustus's home for brunch. Please R.S.V.P. to Bonnie .

Wednesday October 3 from 1pm to 4pm, we 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 .
Arts and Crafts Group
The Arts and Crafts group will meet at St. Mary's September 27 from 10am to 2pm at the church. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Alcoholics Anonymous
We now have four meetings each week:
  • Sundays @ 12PM - Big Book
  • Wednesdays @ 7PM - Open Topic
  • Fridays @ 7PM - 12 & 12
  • Saturdays @ 10AM - Step Seminar

ALL OPEN MEETINGS!
Downtown Basement Group
Thanks,
Todd Conklin
Sunday, September 30 : Social Media Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to bring their smart phone to church, and we will have a brief social media exercise during the announcement time.

Sunday, October 7 : St. Francis Day. 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!

Wednesday, October 17 : Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist. 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.
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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)

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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