Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Luke 4:14-21
Friday, January 25, 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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This Week at St. Paul's
This Sunday the choir will sing "Ave Verum Corpus" by the English composer, Edward Elgar.  We invite you to come and listen, and hope that you enjoy yet another setting of this famous and beautiful Euharistic prayer.  
Rector's Notes: 

Annual Parish Meeting in the Parish Hall, Sunday, January 27 at 9:00 a.m.

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

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!


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

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.

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

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

January 31: ECW January Meeting

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.

There will be NO Adult Forum This Sunday.
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!

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.


St. Paul's Episcopal Church Women
ECW January Meeting
Meet Heidi Carter, our new Lay Minister
Thursday, January 31
Beth Herbers's Home
831 Westover Road
Kansas City, MO 64113
Heidi wants to get to know us.  She has some great ideas, a lot of energy, and  she wants to hear from us.  Come see what Heidi Carter has in store for St. Paul's! 

February 10th

Bring your favorite chocolate treat (or ANYTHING CHOCOLATE!)
to share at Coffee Hour.
verse of the week

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.

- Romans 12:9
voice of the week

Truth is divine action entering our lives and creating the human action of liberation.

- James Cone
prayer of the week

(Dear God) in these days of emotional tension, when the problems of the world are gigantic in extent and chaotic in detail, give us penetrating vision, broad understanding, power of endurance, and abiding faith, and save us from the paralysis of crippling fear.  AMEN

- Martin Luther King Jr., 'Thou, Dear God: Prayers that Open Hearts and Spirits'
thought of the week

Vincent van Gogh
Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, "What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now." Yes, evil often seems to surpass good by far. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I still have hope.
Coffee Hour Hosts
Please Let Alison know

January 27 - Chili & Chicken Wing cook off
February 3 - Birthday Sunday
February 10 - Chocolate Sunday
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.

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.

Things going on in KCMO
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11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850