Third Sunday after Pentecost

Luke 9:51-62
Friday, June 28, 2019
In This Issue
Weekly Services

Sunday - 3 Services

10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

1:00 p.m.
South Sudanese Service
Dinka Language

5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Spanish Language


12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist
For the Summer Schedule please contact the church office. 


6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist
More St. Paul's Here!
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This Sunday: 10:00 am Service & Patio Fun
Join us for Worship at 10:00 am with more beautiful music and prayers, followed by a quick cuppa in the Garden Room and games on the patio. (corn hole!) Please see other important information about this weekend below, and thank you in advance for grabbing your name-tag at the south entrance so we can get to know each other better.  
Rector's Notes: Father Stan will return to St. Paul's Wednesday, July 3rd. The offices will be closed July 4th & 5th to celebrate the holiday. 

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us  through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole  human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which  infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;  unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and  confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in  your good time, all nations and races may serve you in  harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ  our Lord.  Amen.
Parish Calendar 
Information about these events can be found in the "more information" section below.

May/June: The House that Abraham Builds
Work Continues  

July 7: Birthday Sunday

July 22-28: MissionPalooza!

August 4: Celebration of Thanksgiving & Brunch 
for Father Stan
             "Godly Play" 

This summer the children of the parish are focusing on serving others. They have planned special projects using their great gifts to meet a world's deep need. Please join us at 10:00 am on the third floor.  Everyone aged 4-11 is welcome to come and bring a friend. Children join the worship service in time for communion. Nursery care provid ed for younger children on the 2nd floor.

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Education for Ministry Registration Ends July 2019
If you'd like to know more about this four-year Episcopal program, please contact EfM Mentors Marie Thompson or Linda Voigts.

Upcoming Events ~ More Information

Celebrating June Birthdays
Mary Barnard, Bill Buckner, Gus Collier, Jack Collier, John Crossley, Nathan Darrow, Bill Davison, Michelle DeCicco, Sandy Embry, Anna Frame, Cathy Frame, Maggie Frame, Cameron Gee, Diane Gee, Allen Kleinbeck, John Larson, Theresa Larson, Peter Moriarty, Luci Powell, Piper Preston, Amanda Riesselman, Sarah Runnels, Sabrina Saleh, Katrina Taggart, Rosanne Wickman, and Sheri Wood.
What is Birthday Sunday? On the first Sunday of every month (we missed June - doh! We're getting them just in time...) St. Paul's celebrates birthdays and anniversaries for the month ahead. During the 10:00 service, persons who wish to (not required) come forward for a brief word of thanks, and the naming of God's continued blessings in their lives. Following the service, we enjoy special celebration treats, and each other's company, during Fellowship in the hall under the church. Join us.
If you don't see your name but have a June birthday, or if you have a birthday coming up during the next twelve months and aren't sure we have the correct info, please let us know.  You may email or call the Church Office at 816-931-2850.

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Let's paraphrase the Prophet Marley and sing One love,  one heart,
one service.... let's get together and feel all right!"

It's a great time to be a part of this family of faith. 

Bring your friends. Worship God. Spread the Gospel. 

A Prayer For the Good Use of Leisure
O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of
refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our
leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, that our
spirits may be opened to the goodness of your creation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen. BCP 825

Help Wanted 

TEFAP & Backstage Hands Needed
at Pantry

TEFAP: The Emergency Food Assistance Program has experienced a large increase in quality and quantity of food coming into our pantry. As a result, more clients are coming, bringing friends, and we are able to help them all. We served over 120 households last month (last year we averaged 80 per month). While we are happy to be able to help more, we really need more able bodied folks to help with moving, setting up, and distributing all of this heavy food. If you are able to help, it's only once a month, on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 8am - noon. If you work with a youth group, scouting group, or know of youth or young adults needing service hours, we would welcome the connection. Please contact Melissa Hill via St. Paul's at Thank you!

Backstage: Many of us have seen, and been a part of, the food distribution at  our Pantry. It is humbling, hard and holy work.  But there is a very important part of our Pantry ministry that goes mostly unseen, and it's there that we can use your help.  To save money , where possible and practicable , o ur Pantry acquires bulk supplies of essential items for our pantry clients. It takes time and care to divide-up these supplies for distribution. It includes things like  rice, pasta, dry beans , laundry   and dish detergent, hair care supplies, frozen foods, etc. If you are able to come and help us sort these into shareable sizes, please let us know . Thanks so much. Richard Scarritt , Easom Bond and Sterling Roath .

We need more caring
hands on-deck in the
St. Paul's Parish Nursery.
Each Sunday we have two paid staff persons caring for our youngest (and cutest!) members. All are required to take the "Safeguarding God's Children" training, pass a background check, and love our kids and their families. We also occasionally need nursery caregivers during the week for special meetings, worship services, or events. Please speak with Catie Brouse if you are ready to join the team. Service hours for high school students are available, but the training requirements remain. Thank you!

Coffee Hour Hosts

June 30 - Nancy Day 
July 7 - Birthday Sunday
July 14 - Rebecca Forsyth & Ellen Haden
July 21 - ?you?
July 28 - ?you?

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 for the week

Wake up! Strengthen whatever you have left, teetering on the brink of death, for I've found that your works are far from complete in the eyes of my God. - Revelation 3:2 

voice for the week

Truth will never start out popular in a world more concerned with marketability than righteousness. It will initially suffer ridicule and even violence - yet ultimately it is undeniable. - Lauryn Hill

prayer for the week

Christ who overcame death, breathe life into our souls, bodies, and minds. Send us out in Your truth and all-encompassing love. Amen. 

thought for the week

I am with people who are poor in spirit. They teach me that being is more important than doing, the heart is more important than the mind, and doing things together is more important than doing things alone.--Henri J. M. Nouwen
Other News & Thanksgivings

The Name Tags are Here! The Name Tags are Here!
Please pick up your name-tag from the display in the reception lobby at the South Entrance, and wear it.  If you don't see yours, leave us a note and we'll get one up there asap. Remember, wearing a name tag is something you do for everyone else... it's not about you.  
Thanks in advanc e for being kind and supportive as we continue to make adjustments.
The lanyards are only for those Sundays when the clips don't work on your clothing.  It's fine if you take your name tag home or keep it in the glove compartment of your car. Just remember to wear it next time. Or you can replace it on the display neatly and somewhat in order. That helps others find theirs more easily. There will be baskets (soon) at the exits to remind you to leave it if that is your preference, and a volunteer will replace it on the display.  If you want to help with this ministry, let us know. Thanks again. 
Your Name Tag Ministry Team ~ Betsy Parker & Ann Ready 

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Curious to know how you can save $350 on
St Paul's Reformation Tour
                           in Sept 2020?
Contact  Laura at Long2Travel   for information or a brochure and to reserve your spot .
Dr. Kurt Knecht will be the group leader for this event.  Kurt is well read in both Luther and Bonhoeffer and will bring great insight into these two important periods in Germany as well as the impact of these two theologians on Christianity more broadly.


 Prayer Request Forms are for requesting prayers for yourself, and for others. They are available from the box on the wall in the tower room near the pulpit, on the Usher's Desk at the 40th street door, and the Receptionist Desk at the South/School side door. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Pastoral Care Ministry Team, please contact Heidi Carter, Associate for Ministry.

 2019 Stewardship

     Every year, in response to the many and great gifts God freely bestows upon us, we are all invited to make a pledgeto 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.  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.

Missionpalooza is a month away!!! 
 Register today!! 
Come and be the difference in our world!!
We will be going to different worksites where we will be feeding the hungry at St. Paul's KCMO food pantry.  Another group will be helping move, clean, and organize supplies at Habitat Restores. Your group may be helping to clean and organize items for homeless or at risk youth with Synergy or cleaning kennels and helping pets with Unleashed Pet Rescue and Midwest Animal ResQ.

We are in need of work site adults during the day. If you are available for even one afternoon please let us know we would love to have you!

This event is for grades 9-12. July 22-28.
Please follow the link to register as a youth or adult volunteer! 
Thank you!! 

"Will you seek to serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?"

~Meredith Seaton

B eyond the Walls of St. Paul's
Opportunities to Stay Connected and Involved

Please Visit Our Website at for information about The Diocese of West Missouri's  Youth Ministries , The Episcopal Church, Outreach opportunities and Advocacy and Community Engagement. Scroll down the welcoming page to find a series of interesting links and information. Thank You.

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July 8-16:   Pilgrimage 2019 
(Register by  April 30 )

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School

11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850