Second Sunday after Pentecost

Mark 2:23-3:6

Friday June 1, 2018
St. Paul's Blogosphere:
St. Paul's Sunday Morning

Each week a parishioner will offer a reflection on the intersection of faith and life on
Sunday Mornings
at St. Paul's.
Click the link above to discover the reflection offered each week.
Organ Practice with Kurt
Sunday Lectionary
Food Pantry
Item of the Month 
June, 2018
continues to be 
Jelly or jam, etc

Small jars or containers of jelly, jam, preserves, honey or the like for children's bags.
Please Also Consider
Personal Care Items
Paper Grocery Sacks
Thank you !

Haiti Report

Haitian Proverbs

"Chita pa bay."
"Sitting doesn't yield."

House Abraham Builds

The House blessing for this house will be on Sunday, June 20th.  All are welcome.  
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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 




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The Episcopal Cafe


Rector's Notes

"So what does this "Jesus Movement" thing mean and what is the "Reclaiming Jesus" project about?   The Most Rev'd Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop (PB) and Primate of the Episcopal Church is leading both our Episcopal Church and the Christian community more broadly in an exercise of exploration and rediscovery of our faith roots, both denominationally as Episcopalians and more universally as Christians.  On Sunday, June 10 at 9:30, the rector will host a introductory discussion of these two tracts our PB is leading us to consider and embrace.  We will assemble in the meeting room by the nursery on the second floor of the church.  Persons exploring or new to the Episcopal tradition as well as those well-schooled in our Anglican ways are invited to consider this offering.


On June 11th at 7:30 pm at St. Paul's KCMO, Grammy nominated violist Jonah Sirota will be joined by Kurt Knecht for a concert featuring music from Jonah's album "Strong Sad" as part of Jonah's national tour. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students.  See more info in the "Things going on in KCMO" section below.


Interested in travel?  A trip to England . . . a trip to Germany . . . 2019 . . . 2020.  Check out these links:


Also, you may have heard that Rev. Jonathan Callison is now offering Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, lasting 30 minutes (see note above).  On the first and third Wednesdays, there will be a follow up with 30 minutes of conversation including such things as social justice, community engagement, and TEFAP planning.  Bonus for the first Wednesday, it will be a Spanish language service and some bi-lingual conversation after.   So come for Holy Eucharist and/or social justice chat on the first and third Wednesdays at 6pm with Father Jonathan!  60 minutes total, what a deal!

Pantry Volunteers hard at work!

ECW JUNE Meeting
Thurs., June 7 
(please note: this is a change from our regular 
schedule of 2nd Thursday of the month)

7:00 p.m.

Catherine Beachy's Home
431 W 60 Terrace
We will be helping Catherine label items for a Yard Sale that will benefit St Paul's Pantry and Holy Cross School.


Catherine also mentioned she will need volunteers to help at the sale on Sat June 9th. 
We NEED a host for July 
If you have a meeting idea or would like to host a meeting, 

please contact Carole Thorn
Join ++Curry helping people
TEFAP Food Distribution 
St. Paul's  Saturday morning TEFAP.  Our NEXT Saturday food distribution is June 17!

Contact Melissa if you would like to get on the volunteer list
St. Paul's Parish Life Events

Sunday, June 3rd 
Coffee Hour
Birthday Sunday with Cookies and Lemonade on the Patio

Saturday, June 9th
Charity Yard Sale to benefit Holy Cross School and St. Paul's Pantry
Home of Catherine Beachy,
431 W. 60th Terrace, KCMO
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Please see volunteer and donation information below

Friday, June 15th
at home of John and Ann Readey
2203 W. 67th Terrace, Mission Hills, KS 66208
Potluck style - please bring something to share!

Sunday, July 1st, Coffee Hour
Birthday Sunday with Cookies and Lemonade on the Patio

Sunday, August 5th, Coffee Hour
Birthday Sunday with Cookies and Lemonade on the Patio

Charity Yard Sale
Feeding the Hungry is an Act of Love

home of Catherine Beachy
431 W. 60th Terrace, KC MO
Saturday, June 9th, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Please consider donating a bit of time or treasure to benefit Holy Cross School and St. Paul's Pantry. All Yard Sale proceeds will go toward these causes - feeding our hungry learners in Haiti and feeding our hungry neighbors right here at home. There are several ways to help!

1. Donate sale-quality items (e.g. dishes and kitchen items, tools, small furniture items)
2. Join Episcopal Church Women at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 7th, to help label sale items
3. Help with the sale for 1-2 hours on Saturday, June 9th
Please call Catherine Beachy (816) 523-3380 or Rebecca Collier (816) 529-4163 with questions.
Request from The Pantry
Plastic Water Bottles

For a limited time, the pantry will be delighted to take off
your hands all your plastic
water, cola, juice and like
bottles (8 - 20 oz),
Rinsed and with caps, please.
Thank you !
Senior Commodities

St. Paul's Episcopal Food Pantry is looking for a regular volunteer(s) for the Senior Commodity program on  Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   

We urgently need some volunteer leadership on Wednesday evenings for this important food program!

This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for couples or for students who need service hours!     The program serves Missouri residents who are 60 years of age or older and meet certain income requirements.   The volunteer opportunity involves taking applications, checking the clients in and possibly helping them carry out their food boxes.   We generally serve approximately 20-25 clients on Wednesday evenings.

If you are able to help, please contact Karen Seitter or at 816-590-9366.   Thanks! I appreciate your consideration.
Cursillo Ultreya Event

Christian Formation

Sunday : ADULT FORMATION will be taking a summer break for a bit.  Look for some irregularly scheduled opportunities for Adult formation and discussion to be announced throughout the summer

Children's formation will continue for now at 10:20 on the third floor.

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 :  

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

Church Women United meeting
   Monday, June 4th, 9:30 am 
at Central United Methodist Church
 55th & Brookside.  
The speaker will be Major Janice Love, the Commander of the Salvation Army, 
Bellefontaine Corps.
June 2
(Formerly Episcopal Community Services)
When you come  to ou r  annual Let's Do Brunch! Celebration Saturday June 2 from noon to 2 p.m., you can enter for a chance to win a personal tour of the Christopher Elbow Chocolates new Bean to Bar operation by Chris himself as well as a chocolate and spirits tasting for six people. Click the icon below for more info or to buy your tickets today!
Monday, June 11, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Jonah Sirota and Kurt Knecht - STRONG SAD Album release concert
The concert on June 11th is part of the concert tour promoting Jonah Sirota's new album "Strong Sad" which is being released on the National Sawdust Label. The first track on the album is an improvisation for viola and organ that was originally done during a church service at St. Mark's on the Campus Episcopal Church. The concert at St. Paul's will feature Jonah, who is one of the country's outstanding violists, and Kurt improvising as well as other pieces from the album. It will be an evening of innovative music. Here is an example of Jonah and Kurt improvising together.
Click photo for music sample
more info:
Jonah Sirota live album-release performance with Kurt Knecht!
Hear Grammy-nominated former Chiara Quartet violist Jonah Sirota in the release of his debut solo album STRONG SAD on the National Sawdust Tracks label,
along with award-winning
composer, organist, and pianist
Kurt Knecht.
Tickets are $ 15 for adults and $ 8 for studetns

The Raise Your Voice Women's
Choral/Vocal Workshop
is back for a third year!
June 27-29
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
40 th & Main, KMCO
Led by professional singer
Grammy Award winning chorister
& experienced vocal instructor

Sarah Tannehill Anderson

For more information visit

!!!!!!!!!We are in need of Coffee Hour Hosts!!!!!!
Please Let Allison know

We hope you will consider teaming up with another family or a friend to maintain our fellowship and gathering following the 10:30 a.m. service that has brought our parishioners together for years.

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:

June 3:              Birthday Sunday with Cookies &                              Lemonade 
June 10:            Awaiting a Host
June 17:            Awaiting a Host
June 25:            Awaiting a Host
July 1:               Birthday Sunday with Cookies &                              Lemonade
July 8:               Awaiting a Host
July 15:             Awaiting a Host
July 22:             Awaiting a Host
July 29:             Awaiting a Host
August 5:          Birthday Sunday with Cookies &                              Lemonade

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School

11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850