Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Luke 5:1-11
Friday, February 8, 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
This Sunday come feed your Spirit and then feed your body. Prayers, amazing music, and preaching will by Ms Heidi Carter, our Lay Associate to the Rector. Afterwards, come join the fellowship during coffee hour where it is CHOCOLATE Sunday! Tasty chocolate treats will be available to enjoy.
Rector's Notes:
The School of Theology at the University of the South/Sewanee invited me to spend two weeks as a fellow in residence starting Monday, February 11.  While there I will be working on three projects: 1) The creation of a syllabus of primary documents related to the proper role and function  of religion in the early evolution of our republic.  I am particularly interested to create a collection of primary documents and descriptions accessible to middle school age students as they consider the relation of religion to civic life in today's moral and ethical challenges. 2) The intersection of theology and society at the macroeconomic level, considering especially the moral agency of Adam Smith's "invisible hand."  This abstraction might be distilled to the question, "What is a reasonable ethical and theological response to the socioeconomic reality we know as modern capitalism arising from the moral sentiments of Adam Smith?"  Finally, 3) I am interested to explore the story of the lynching of Levi Harrington, an African American, on April 3, 1882 for the murder of a police officer in Kansas City.  Immediately after his lynching, Mr. Harrington was exonerated of guilt in this murder, but his story was left vastly under-told as the police shooting and the lynching occurred the same day Jesse James was killed north of Kansas City.  Perhaps the most curious thing in this story is the reversal of the conviction of the actual killer, an African American, two times by the Supreme Court of Missouri based upon the issue of the authority of the police officer to execute an arrest.  Ironically, this same question frequently arises in modern incidents of police on suspect violence in our time.  
   While I do not expect to complete any of these projects while there, I do hope to make strides in identifying primary sources for project #1 (e.g. Treaty of Tripoli), create a bibliography for project #2, and read more on the history of lynching in our country for project #3.  I am thankful to Sewanee for allowing me this opportunity and intend to dive deeply in the resources of the library while there.  
February 10th

Bring your favorite chocolate treat 
to share at Coffee Hour.


Steinway* Centennial Celebration!!

Mark your calendars for
Sunday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. 
On March 14, 2019, our Steinway turns 100 years old. We will celebrate our piano's "centennial" on February 24 by having a Chamber Music Sunday. Our organist, Kurt Knecht, will be joined by violinist Dorris Dai-Janssen and cellist Ho Anthony Ahn.  Music will include a movement of the beautiful Fauré piano trio and the exciting first movement of the Brahms Trio #1. The service will also include, Messiaen's poignant Louange a l'eternite de Jesus [Meditation on the Eternity of Jesus] - a work written inside a Nazi prisoner of war camp. Finally, there will be a premiere of a new piece Kurt wrote for this occasion for piano trio, soprano, and baritone which will feature two vocalists from our choir, Sarah Anderson and Joshua Lawlor. It will be a Sunday to remember that celebrates our piano and the joy of music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, KCMO.

*If anyone knows who donated this Steinway to St. Paul's, please contact the Rector.

 2019 Stewardship

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 below 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.

This Sunday Godly Play at 10:20 on the third floor.

NO Adult Forum this Sunday

Calendar and Upcoming Events

Feb 10: Chocolate Sunday during coffee hour
Songs of Love and War
A music recital
at 5 pm
in the Nave
Bradley Howard, Tenor & Lee Thompson, Piano 

Feb 24:  A Centennial "Birthday"
celebration for our
Steinway Grand Piano 

March 3: Birthday Sunday

March 6: Ash Wednesday

March 17: Saint Patrick's Day
See below for more information
House of Abraham
Habitat for Humanity

We will be having our groundbreaking for our 7th House of Abraham build on Sunday February 10th, 2019 at 2:00PM at 7138 Bales in KCMO.  All are invited to attend as we launch this rehab project.  Thank you to our faith friends who will be offering prayers for this event, and for everyone for their support of this project. 
verse of the week

When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous, but dismay to evildoers.

- Proverbs 21:15
voice of the week

I use the term radical in its original meaning - getting down to and understanding the root cause. It means facing a system that does not lend itself to your needs and devising means by which you change that system.

- Ella Baker
prayer of the week

Loving God, teach us to order the desires of our hearts according to the call to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you. Amen.
thought for the week
George MacDonald
For the righteousness of God goes far beyond mere deeds, and requires of us love and helping mercy as our highest obligation, and justice to our fellow humans, those of them too who have done nothing for us - those even who have done us wrong. Our relations with others, God first and then our neighbors, must one day become as in true nature they are, the gladness of our being; and nothing then will ever appear good for us that is not in harmony with those blessed relations.
Coffee Hour Hosts
Please Let Alison know

February 10 - Chocolate Sunday
February 17 - Ellen Haden & Becky Forsyth
February 24 - Bridget Wagstaff, Jennifer Coen & Henry Steinway
March 3 - Birthday Sunday
March 10 - ????
March 17 - Saint Patrick's Day
March 24 - ????
March 31 - ????

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.

St. Paul's Tech Squad forming: Are you a wiz with audio or livestream technology, or interested in becoming one? We have a simple systems in the church which need a few sets of trained eyes and ears to help us manage & trouble-shoot now and then. Teens, young adults, seniors - all techies are welcome to join the Tech Squad. School service hours and/or additional jewels in your crown in heaven are available. We need you. Please contact Techie if you are interested or willing to learn our AV systems. Thanks so much!


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