Second Sunday after the Epiphany

John 2:1-11
Friday, January 18, 2019
In This Issue
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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Rector's Notes: 

Annual Parish Meeting in the Parish Hall, Sunday, January 27 at 9:00 a.m.
Mary Dobbins, former Director of Admissions ,
passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, December 30th. A Memorial Celebration will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 6400 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO. A reception will follow in the Jewell Room at the church.
During a three-decade+ career at St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, Mary taught our toddlers and kindergarteners, directed the summer program, and retired as Director of Admissions. Mary was a welcoming presence and a true ambassador for the whole St. Paul's community. 
In honor of her impact on our community and her many years as Director of Admissions, we will be placing a memorial plaque outside of the Admissions office at the Day School. In addition, Mary's family has graciously requested donations to St. Paul's Day School to honor her memory.
We invite the St. Paul's community to attend the memorial service and share their memories of Mary at the following reception.   We're thankful for the many ways Mary touched our community over her years at St. Paul's, and we'll always remember the joyful spirit she brought to her work. 

 If you are interested in attending the world famous Oberammergau Passion Play in Bavaria, Germany in 2020, contact Laura Long (816.674.9004) by January 20.  

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 are available. We need you. Please contact Techie if you are interested or willing to learn our AV systems. Thanks so much!  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for this! 

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.  Our nave Steinway grand piano turns 100 years old on March 14.  We are creating a special worship event for the 10:30 service on February 24 that will celebrate music at St. Paul's and especially the contribution of this amazing instrument to our worship life.  Plan to attend, invite friends who enjoy music, and invite all your friends who have a special appreciation of Steinway pianos.  
 2019 Stewardship

You are invited to  our 
Stewardship Dinner C elebration 
for 2019

Saturday  February 2nd at 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 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.


Upcoming Events

Jan 19th: Trivia Night @ SPEDS

January 27
Parish meeting at 9:00 
Chili and Chicken Wing cook-off 
@Coffee Hour

Feb 2nd: Stewardship Dinner

Feb 3: Birthday Sunday

Feb 10: Chocolate Sunday

March 6: Ash Wednesday
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!
Have you registered your team yet?
Saturday, January 19
St. Paul's Episcopal Day School 
6:00 p.m. Gather Your Team 
7:00 p.m. Trivia Begins! 
Join us for some friendly competition and put your useless trivia knowledge to work!  (You don't have to be a trivia nerd to enjoy this event!) 
Email Katie Gregg-Wiedwald to join  by 
Wednesday, January 16th.   
  Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share.  Wine and beer provided. 
We look forward to having you there!


Don't miss the Chili and Chicken Wing Cook Off after the 10:30 service on  Sunday, January 27 . Bring a crock pot of chili and/or your favorite chicken wings. Everyone will taste and then vote to determine St. Paul's Chili Champion and Chicken Wing Champion. Come with a big appetite! Contact Pat Rudy   with questions.
Coffee Hour Hosts
Please Let Alison know

January 20 - Rebecca Forsyth & Ellen Haden
January 27 - Chili & Chicken Wing cook off
February 3 - Birthday Sunday
February 10 - ????
February 17 - ????
February 24 - Bridget Wagstaff & Jennifer Coen & Henry Steinway

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

Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

- Ephesians 4:31-32
voice of the week

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

- James Baldwin
prayer of the week

Oh God, in the midst of uncertainty, we pray that you would grant us peace. While frustration and anger come in waves, we ask that you would instill in us a spirit of gentleness. Empower us to reach out to those who are suffering and tend to your community here on earth. Amen.   
thought of the week
Martin Luther King Jr.
I believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.

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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St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School

11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850