19th Sunday after Pentecost

Mark 9.38-50
Friday, September 28, 2018
St. Paul's Blogosphere:
Organ Practice with Kurt
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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Weekly Worship


Saturday 5 p.m.

Holy Eucharist    



8 a.m.

Holy Eucharist



Sunday 10:30 a.m. 

Holy Eucharist



Sudanese Service

1 p.m.



Tuesday 12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist


Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist 


Starting on 1 Advent,

December 2,

 we will offer a

Spanish Language liturgy every Sunday at 6 p.m.






The Episcopal Cafe


Rector's Notes

OKTOBERFEST was a great success:
largest crowd, most food served, most fun ever, great competition (who knew over 40 persons would sign up for Maaskrugstammen competition), many in Bavarian costume.  It was a great time.  As soon as we close the books on 2018 Oktoberfest, we will announce the money raised for Holy Cross School in Ravine a l'Anse and the Food Pantry.
     It took many people to make our OKTOBERFEST such a successful evening.  My thanks to everybody who pitched in to make this so much fun.  Our Festmeister Paul Herbers and Mutter Beth certainly deserve special recognition for wrangling so many moving parts, Sam Anderson and Kurt Knect were our music meisters, thank you.  But really there were too many to count who worked hard to make this all a reality.
This years winners were--
Choir competition: 
First place choir: Asbury United Methodist Choir
Second place choir: KCSymphony Mens Chorus
Maaskrugstemmen: Rachel Whitehead Women and Travis Meyer Men
Best Dressed Bavarian: Tony Silvestri

September 30
Coffee Hour

Come tour the newly renovated and radically rearranged
Middle School "STEAM" facility
at St. Paul'e Episcopal Day School.
This Sunday, September 30th, the Day School will be hosting coffee hour in the newly-renovated middle school space on the 3rd floor of the south building. Enjoy tours from some of the students of our parish and hear from school personnel about the concepts behind the space. 

Christian Formation
This Sunday
3 yearw old thru 4th grades 
3rd floor 
beginning at 10:20

Garden Room
What Does it Mean to be the 
Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement?
beginning at 9:30

This weeks focus:
"The Way of Love"


St. Francis Day Pet blessing
Saturday October 6 
at the 
5 p.m. Liturgy in the Chancel
(unless someone brings a large animal--let me know if you are bringing anything bigger than a large dog e.g. elephant, donkey, etc)


ACOLYTE Training
October 7 at 9:30
Meeting Room by Nursery
All current acolytes should attend
and all 
3rd graders or older who are interested in acolyting are invited to attend


October 14 is also the annual
St. Paul's Fall Pie Classic
Competative categories will be announced next week.
Start thinking about your entries.
Judging will take place during church and we
can all enjoy pies during coffee hour.

Sacrament of Holy Baptism will be offered on Sunday, November 4, the Sunday following All Saints' Day.
If you or someone you know is interested in receiving the sacrament of baptism, contact the rector soon.

Request from The Pantry

TP Call!
toilet paper
The Pantry has learned that its primary source for donations of toilet paper will not be providing it "for a few months", so once again the Pantry asks you for donations of toilet paper.
Thank you !!

St. Paul's Parish Life Events

Parish Life Calendar of coming events:

Parish Life Calendar

Sep 30th: Coffee Hour at Day School
view the newly-renovated Middle School space
Oct 7th: Birthday Sunday
cookies and lemonade on the patio
Oct 14th: Pie Classic Sunday
contest pies and judges needed
Outreach Ministries will share info during coffee hour
Oct 28th: Hayride at the Rudy Farm
fun for the whole family - more info to come!
Nov 4th: Birthday Sunday
cookies and lemonade on the patio?
Nov 11th: Feast of St. Margaret
bagpipe music and Scottish delights
Dec 2nd: Birthday Sunday
cookies and lemonade on the patio?
Dec 2nd (tentative): Advent Progressive Dinner
Dec 7th: Advent Luncheon
Dec 16th: Train Day and set-up for Pantry Shopping Day
Dec 17th: Pantry Shopping Day

Christian Formation
3year old thru 4 grade
3rd Floor, 10:20 starting every Sunday

Coffee Hour Hosts
Please Let Alison know

October 7--Birthday Sunday on the NW Patio
October 14-Pie Classic in the Undercroft
October 28-????
November 4-Birthday Sunday, NW Patio or Undercroft
November 11-Feast of St. Margaret, Scottish reception in Parish Hall
November 18-????
November 25-????
December 2-Birthday Sunday in the Undercroft
December 9-Nancy Day
December 23-????
December 30-????

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.

The North-Central-Metro Youth Network  is an organized group of churches who find additional opportunities for Christian fellowship fun!  These activities are found on the  youth ministry calendar  This event is for all the youth of the Metro, including our St. Paul's Youth.  Please register using the blue link below to join in the fun.

For Other Upcoming Youth Activities :

  • Liberty Corn Maze! Join us on Oct. 19th as we try and find our way through the corn maze in the DARK! We will meet at The Church Of the Good Shepherd at 6:30 and car pool to the corn maze. We will return to the church for a lock-in with games and a movie. Pick up will be at 9 am on Sat. morning. The cost is $8 for the corn maze. There is a snack shack at the maze if you want a snack please plan on a few extra dollars.   

*I will need volunteers to drive the youth to and from the corn maze and admission to the maze is provided for adult chaperones and chauffeurs! Please contact me wemoyouthnorth@diowestmo.org and I can sign you up! (Must be 21 to drive youth)

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

November 11

On November 11, 2018, one hundred years since the Armistice that ended fighting on the Western Front during World War I, bells across the United States and around the world will toll in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed.
On this day, St. Pauls will pause in the Eucharistand remember this moment in history when we thought we were concluding "the war to end all wars." We will all share this ceremony marking the moment when people across the world expressed their joy and relief that four years of war had finally come to an end.
The National World War I Museum and Memorial's "Bells of Peace" program is part of the World War One Centennial Commission's "Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance."
Please visit "The World War" website to learn more about  the  Armistice centennial programming.

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School

11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850