First Sunday after the Epiphany

Luke 3:15-17
Friday, January 11, 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
For the musical voluntary this week  we welcome Keith Stanfield, Concert Master of the Civic Orchestra, as our guest violinist this morning.  To celebrate the 333 rd  birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, he will be playing the Chaconne for 333 days.  So far he is about one third of the way through!   The work lasts about 15 minutes, so he will start at 10:15 am .  The congregation is invited to arrive early to listen to this wonderful music. 
Rector's Notes: 
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.  

The Diocese will be conducting a workshop of Justice and Racial Reconciliation on Saturday, February 16.  For more information and to register click on this link: 

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!   

 2019 Stewardship

You are invited to  our 
Stewardship Dinner C elebration 
for 2019

Saturday  February 2 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 bleow 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 9:30 
Chili and Chicken Wing cook-off 
@Coffee Hour

Feb 2nd: Stewardship Dinner

Feb. 3: Birthday Sunday
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 13 - ????
January 20 - Rebecca Forsyth & Ellen Haden
January 27 - Chili & Chicken Wing cook off
February 3 - Birthday Sunday

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

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; God has become my salvation.

- Isaiah 12:2
voice of the week

Courage is not the towering oak that seems storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.

- Alice M. Swaim
prayer of the week

Lord, throughout history you have used the seemingly weak to nurture justice, to fight poverty, and to walk bravely toward the human thrones of power proclaiming another way. Help us find comfort and hope in our afflictions, knowing that you are able to use all things for good. Amen.   
thought of the week
Eberhard Arnold
Jesus paves the new way for God to enter the world. This new way seeks out darkness but does not fall prey to it. Not until now can God, in the outpouring of his Spirit, unfold his heart to humankind in full forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Things going on in KCMO
& the world

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11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850