Second Sunday of Lent

Luke 13:31-35
Friday, March 15, 2019
In This Issue
Weekly Services

Sunday - 4 Services

8:00 & 10:30 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


6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist

5:00 p.m.  Holy Eucharist 
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This Weekend at St. Paul's
St. Patrick's Day - Hooray! There will be plenty of parking, but you might want to arrive a little early to get a better spot before the parade goers appear. And you will have an excellent location from which to walk together to the parade route after church. It will also assure you a better seat at the Baptism Class at 9:30. See below for more information.    
Rector's Notes:
 As some of you know, Guytie has been quite ill.  Flu, bacterial pneumonia, sepsis, erratic blood pressure . . . it has been an interesting week.  She appears to be on the mend now.  Your prayers are appreciated. 

This Sunday is the Second Sunday in Lent.  It is also St. Patrick's Day with the annual KC parade starting at 11 a.m., going from Broadway to 43rd St.  If a security person asks about your parking as you enter on Sunday, please tell them you are attending St. Paul's for the Sunday service.  You should have no problems parking in the parking lot.  
Please join other young(ish) adults at St. Paul's on Sunday, April 14 for brunch after the 10:30 a.m. service.  Details can be found at StPYoungish Brunch .   Please contact Whitney Hosty with any questions or if you would like to help to organize future events.
Middle School Diocesan Retreat (5th -8th grades):  Click here for more information.

Our web site is becoming more active and dynamic.  I encourage you to visit St. Paul's, KCMO   for information about the Diocese of West Missouri,  Youth Ministries, The Episcopal Church, Outreach opportunities, and Advocacy/Community Engagement. Scroll down the welcoming page to find a series of interesting links and information. Thank You.


Sunday School

"Godly Play" 

10:20 am on the third floor, for ages 4-11. Children join the worship service in time for communion. Nursery care provided for younger children on the 2nd floor. 

Free Materials Here
You are Invited to Prayer and Reflection  
The 2019 Lenten email series from Episcopal Relief & Development is now online.  Each day during Lent you will receive a daily reflection, co-authored by a group of  faith leaders from across the church. During this season of reflection on our Christian faith, their writings will enhance your spiritual journey as they both inspire and challenge you. Each daily meditation is presented in both English and Spanish.

St. Paul's Lenten Sunday
orning Series
Confirmi ng our Baptismal Faith
Continuing thru April 14     9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Garden Room. 
All are welcome to attend as you are able.

A primer  on Christian life and faith in the Anglican/Episcopal 
Traditio n.   This is for all ages--for those new to the Episcopal Church, those desiring to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church, and those who just want to refresh their faith.  This series also serves as preparation for renewal of baptismal vows and/or confirmation (June 1 @ St. Mary's KCMO).  This coming Sunday we will discuss magisterium vs sola scriptura and priesthood of all believers & question #1 of the Baptismal Covenant.

Lenten Wednesday Reflections
Following the 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist:

First: God and Creation "...and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters." Genesis 1:1-2
Second: Kingdom and Church "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." Matthew 4:17
Third: Prayer, Public and Private "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you..." I Corinthians 11: 23-26
Fourth: Ethics of Jesus "And he took a little child..." Mark 9:36-37
Fifth: Last Things "Our friend, Lazarus, has fallen asleep..." John11: 11-14

Parish Calendar 

March 10 - Apr 14: 9:30 Sundays: Confirming Our Baptismal Vows

March 16: St. Paul's Talent Show and Pot Luck

April 7: Birthday Sunday

April 21: Easter Day and Holy Baptism
See below for more information

We're so excited about the new flag welcoming neighbors to the 5:30 Sundays Spanish Language Service. The music is great, the community fun, and everyone is welcome. Check out their Facebook Page La Iglesia Episcopal San Pablo Kansas City, MO. Please invite your friends. All are welcome. 

Come On In!
We're getting new beams on the South Entrance, so you just have to scoot around the mess. we'll be stronger and less messy soon enough. A firm foundation... 

Upcoming Events ~ More Information

St. Paul's Irish Pot Luck Dinner and Talent Show!
Great Entertainment! Great Fun! Surprises Galore!
Adults only - Saturday March 16th
6:00 - 6:30 Gathering
6:30 - 7:30 Supper served
7:30 - 9:00 ShowTime!
9:00 pm Clean Up
No Admission Charge - In the Parish Hall
Adult Beverages Provided
contact Herr Direktor (Paul Herbers,  816.520.3558) if you want to register an act

POTLUCK- The Talent Show this year coincides with Patrick's Day, so let's go Irish for our potluck! We will provide potatoes for a potato bar replete with toppings. We welcome any and all contributions to supplement the potatoes- Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, Reubens, your unique specialty - and of course, desserts - you bring it, it will be eaten!!

Help Wanted - Are you Feeling Called?

Wednesday Evening Pantry Volunteers

You need a Lenten discipline, and we need two people. Please. One to check pantry clients in, and one to help load their items in their cars. This is a very important opportunity to help us help people who work during the day, and need food for their families. Please agree to speak to Karen Seitter, or contact her at, about which Wednesdays over the next 8 weeks, you are able to help from 5:15-7:30. Thank You. 

Coffee Hour Hosts

March 17 - Saint Patrick's Day
March 24 - ????
March 31 - ????
April 7 - Birthday Sunday
April 14 - ????
April 21 - ????
April 28 - ????

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.

Name Tag Ministry - Yes!!
We are waiting for three people to call the office and let them know they are willing to A.) secure a machine and supplies 2.) generate the name tags and iii.) help us have a great time as a parish family, getting to know each other better, and being more welcoming to our weekly (yes - we have them every week) visitors and guests. Many many people have asked for the return of the name tags. Won't you please be awesome, and step up? Age 10 and over, please. Thank you!!

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!


Makers Wanted:
Makers of all kinds (knitters, crocheters, quilters, fabric crafters) to make baby hats, booties, scarves, hats, lap quilts, prayer shawls, etc. on your own time frame to bless members of our parish and day school during times of joy and times of stress.  Contact  Jessica Kerrigan (knitters/crocheters/weavers) or  Pat Rudy (quilters, other fabric crafters) if you are interested.


 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.

verse of the week

And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' 

- Matthew 25:40
voice of the week

I want to be outside with the misfits, with the rebels, the dreamers, second-chance givers, the radical grace lavishers, the ones with arms wide open, the courageously vulnerable, and among even-or maybe especially-the ones rejected by the Table as not worthy enough or right enough.

- Sara Bessey
prayer of the week

Oh God, bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts. Bless us with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that we may work for justice, freedom and peace. Bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done. Amen

thought for the week
Johann Ernst von Holst
No one can be a Christian without the cross. The closer we would be to the Lord, the deeper we have to go with him, outwardly or inwardly, into his humiliation and into his suffering. That is essential. So let the Lord's question pierce deeply into your conscience, my soul: Can you, will you drink his cup? Will you endure his baptism? Blessed are all who, through life and death, can humbly answer, "Yes."

B eyond the Walls of St. Paul's:
Opportunities to Stay Connected and Involved
Please Visit Our Website at for information about Lent Madness, 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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11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

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