The Epiphany

Matthew 2:1-12
Friday, January 4, 2019
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Weekly Services

Sunday - 4 Services

8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

1:00 p.m.
South Sudanese Service

5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Spanish Language


12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist


6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

5:00 p.m.  Holy Eucharist 
Organ Practice
with Kurt
November 14, 2018
Sunday Lectionary
Haiti Report

Haitian Proverbs

"Di m' ki sa ou renmen, m'a di ou ki moun ou ye."
"Tell me what you love, and I'll tell you who you are"
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This Week at St. Paul's
Join the Wise Ones at the manger this Sunday, celebrating the light of Christ. We will also celebrate January Birthdays and Anniversaries in church, and at coffee hour. Bring a guest, and gifts to offer this child who will see us through another year together, in peace.  
Rector's Notes: 
O ur continuing  Advent/Christmas and now Epiphany journey from darkness to light finds its liturgical conclusion this Sunday with the arrival of those wise and inquiry  persons who came from the east seeking the mystery  revealed to them by a star--the mystery of a new "king" born to serve the people of Israel.  Our Creche will be complete with the Magis' arrival.  Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the mystery of the Incarnation and begin our own journey to discover the full meaning of the revelation that caused the Magi to celebrate and instilled fear in the heart to Herod. 

Please join me in reading Paul's Epistle to the Romans during Epiphany.  Click here for the reading plan for this series.  Let me know if you will be reading with me.  This reading series starts on Monday, January 7.  Here is what Bishop Curry has to say about this project:

Good Book Club Welcome from the Presiding Bishop
Good Book Club Welcome from the Presiding Bishop

The Diocese will be conducting a workshop of Justice and Racial Reconciliation on Saturday, February 16.  For more information and to register click on this link: 

Upcoming Events

Jan 6th: Birthday Sunday

Jan 13th: Baptism 10:30 a.m. 

Jan 19th: Trivia Night

Feb 2nd: Parish Dinner

See below for more information
This Sunday we resume our schedule with Godly Play at 10:20 on the third floor and Adult Forum at 9:30 in the Garden Room (adjacent to the Parish Hall).
Request from The Pantry

Have you ever wondered about our Food Ministry* impact on Midtown?
1) In 2017 your food ministries distributed about 450,000 pounds of food from various food resources.

2) Using standard formulas used to calculate these things, we provided about 375,000 meals to our client community.

3) With a total food ministry budget of about $45,000 we leveraged almost $800,000 dollars worth of food to our Midtown client community. 

This is what you make possible when you
financially support St. Paul's Parish!

     Next opportunity for baptism is  Sunday, January 13th (10:30 liturgy),  the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
     Contact  Fr. Stan or the office at 816-931-2850  no later than January 8th  if you or someone you know is  interested in being baptized.

Training for Current and Prospective
Servers & Acolytes  

      All 3rd - 12th graders are invited to a fun lunch and training session on Sunday, January 13th from  noon - 2 p.m.  Please feel free to bring any friends interested in learning more about this opportunity. 
     Please contact  Rebecca Burnett or  Whitney Hosty to RSVP or if you have any questions.


St. Paul's Episcopal Church & Day School
Trivia Night
Saturday, January 19
Mark your evening calendar now
Time TBD
Start forming your team of 8
More info to foll ow

Coffee Hour Hosts
Please Let Alison know

January 6 - Parish Life - Birthday Sunday
January 13 - ????
January 20 - ????
January 27 - ????

Hosting Coffee Hour is a fun and easy way to get to know other St. Paul's members! The host brings the food and the church provides the drinks. An example of what a host might bring would be: two large pans of brownies (cut very small), maybe a bowl of fruit (oftentimes grapes cut into small clusters), and a bowl or two of pretzels or popcorn. If you have questions or wish to co-host with another member, please contact  Alison.  Dates are available.

verse of the week

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

- Ephesians 4:32
voice of the week

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery.

- Wendell Berry
prayer of the week

Enlighten the eyes of our hearts, O Lord, so we may not only see and receive your mercy but also notice the places in our world where you call us to extend mercy. Amen. 
thought of the week
Ger Koopman
Often people think they are lost. They think that nothing in the world can help them. And then God looks and says, "It is time." And all at once everything looks different. Everything comes into a different light, and all at once you see that all is not lost, but won. Remember this, all is not lost in his eyes. "The lowly shall be lifted up, the first shall be last."
 2019 Stewardship

You are invited to
our Stewardship Dinner
celebration for 2019

February 2, 6 p.m.
The Feast
of the
Presentation of
Jesus at the Temple
Ground Hog's Day
(is winter over?)

Every member of
St. Paul's Parish 
is invited to join us
for an evening
of food, song, and celebration.
if you are able to attend.

Information about your 2019 
Mission and Ministry Pledge:
     Every year, in response to the many and great gifts God freely bestows upon us, we are all invited to make a pledge to the financial support of St. Paul's Parish.
     Our gifts become a witness in the world of this parish's response to God's call to us to be a faithful community serving all God's creation.   
     The ministries of St. Paul's depend upon the financial support of its members and other interested persons.  In order for the Vestry to make good decisions on how to manage our resources, we invite you to make a financial commitment to our parish for 2019.  You can use the link bleow to make your pledge or contact the  Church Office for a paper pledge form.
     Thank you for your support financially, for your participation, and by remembering our efforts in your prayers.


check WEMOYouth  for more details
As always, if you'd like to stay connected with what is happening with youth ministry in our network and diocese, please check out our Youth Network Facebook site.

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Kansas City, Mo.   64111

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