Sixth Sunday of Easter

John 15:9-17


Friday May 4, 2018
Graduation Recognition and  Cake Sunday 
May 6
We will  be celebrating all those graduates on Sunday May 6th. Please inform the office by email if you have a member of your family who will graduate this May and state their name, school/College/University, degree and subject. This includes 8th grade parish members who will graduate from St. Paul's School.

Middle School
Andrew Carr
St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, attending Shawnee Mission East
High School
Liv Aractingi
Bishop Miege High School, attending Knox College 
Sidney Embry
Shawnee Mission East, attending Tulane 
Alice Fischer
Shawnee Mission North, attending Johnson County Community College
Grace Frame
Notre Dame de Sion, attending the University of Arkansas i
Chase Little
Lamar High School, Houston, TX, attending University of Houston
Will Powell
Pembroke Hill, attending Carnegie Mellon University 
Jonah Watt
               Shawnee Mission East, attending University of Central Arkansas
Walker Adams
Master of Arts in Theology, University of the South
Nicholas Saleh
Masters in Accounting, Univeristy of Kansas School of Business
Warren Swenson
Master of Divinity, University of the South

Inviting all of St. Paul's Cake lovers, bakers and decorators to bring their favorite cake version on May 6th.
There will be prizes!!
Best Overall
Judges Choice
Best Layer
Best Non-Layer
Best Decoration
Chocolatiest Chocolate
Most Creative
Best Gluten Free
                 Best non-Sponge
St. Paul's Blogosphere:
St. Paul's Sunday Morning

Watch this space for a new blog,
starting next week.
Organ Practice with Kurt
Sunday Lectionary
Food Pantry
Item of the Month 
May, 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
Our current HAB project with Habitat is taking place at 4313 Cypress Ave.
The House blessing for this house will be on Sunday, June 10th at 2pm.  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 6:15 Holy Eucharist 

Thursday 12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist




Live On Demand Episcopal Worship






The Episcopal Cafe


Picnic Photo
St. Paul's Annual Parish Picnic
May 20th, PENTECOST,  after the 10:30 service
Upper soccer field
Please bring a generous side dish - enough for your family and many more. (e.g. salads, beans, casseroles, rice, cookies, etc.)
St. Paul's provides the chicken, biscuits and drinks. 
Lawn games, bingo, and a Super Slide for the kids! Plus, you never know how high you might soar at the picnic.
Please   click here to sign up  to help with either set-up or clean-up. Many hands make light work!
Plan to attend this fun time of food and fellowship with our Sudanese community!
Contact   Rebecca Collier   with questions.
Rector's Notes

The Rev'd Jonathan Callison, who for a long time you knew as parishioner Jonathan Callison, has now been serving as a priest of the Episcopal Church.  Fr. Jonathan is parochially attached to St. Paul's by the Bishop of DioWeMo as a non-stipendiary, bi-vocational priest.  At this time, his full-time paid job is as a public school teacher on the Kansas side of State Line Rd.   His obligations in the Diocese of West Missouri include being available to supply in congregations as needed and to provide support of Spanish language ministry as requested.  When he is not otherwise committed on Sundays, he will serve at St. Paul's.  Two Sundays a month we schedule him as either preacher or celebrant at St. Paul's.  He also does the Wednesday night Eucharist at 6 p.m.  He continues many things at St. Paul's that he did as a lay member (e.g. the apiary).  Fr. Jonathan joins Deacon Bryan England as clergy resources assigned by the Bishop to our parish.  We are excited to have both of these devoted clergy as a part of our parish.  

At the April meeting of the Vestry, the Rector was authorized to explore possible candidates to serve as a full-time assisting priest at St. Paul's.  I have already reached out to several seminaries to identify possible candidates.  As we progress on this matter, we will keept the parish informed. 

On another matter,  A casual evening gathering is planned for families with young children (approximately 3rd grade and younger, but we're not picky!) on Saturday, May 19th.  Please contact Whitney Hosty  or Catie Brouse  for details.  

St. Paul's Day School  is working on its final fundraising project for Holy Cross School.  The School Community is seeking to raise funds to help create a French language children's library at HCS, Ravine a l'Anse, Haiti.  The 8th Annual First Grade Lemonade Stand is scheduled for TODAY, Friday May 4th.  Whether this project or one of the others undertaken over the next few weeks, please support the effort to share the joy of reading to their brothers and sisters at Holy Cross School.

Plan to attend the next Episcopal Church Women  Meeting, 
Thurs., May 10, 6:30-8:30
We will "Shop and Socialize" at Karen Seitter's lovely home
217  East 37th Street
For more information please contact Karen at 816-590-9366

News form Haiti
Adrien Dormeil 
For at least the past six years Mr. Dormeil has taught students at Holy Cross School.  During that time he has established himself as a respected member of the faculty.   Each time members of the Haiti Outreach Committee visit the school they hold a teachers' meeting to discuss issues and ask for recommendations of any needs.  During our most recent oversight visit last February Mr. Dormeil stated that it would be good for the students to have a lending library of books in French. Most of the rural students live in homes where the parents do not read and only speak Creole, not French.   He pointed out that his primary 6th grade students would benefit from being able to take home readers and stories in French so that they could practice the language off campus.  Having a library would enable the students to continue the study by reading at home.  

St. Paul's Parish Life Events
If you did not attend  Divine Pairings last Sunday, you missed out! It was a fun, delicious event and kudos to the Rudys and the Franklins for doing such a wonderful job with the planning and execution. Also big thanks to everyone who brought food for  Ministry Sunday the week before. I felt like that was well-received and I know there were some new and new-ish people who were able to learn more about all the amazing things going on at St. Paul's. 
We're still looking for judges for  Cake Sunday this weekend - if you can help, let me know. Or if you can help set up the Undercroft that morning (tables, tablecloths, setting up coffee, etc.), I would appreciate it, as Jose will not be there. 
May 20th, Pentecost, is the  Parish Picnic ! I hope all of you plan to attend. We will have chicken and biscuits from KFC and we will again ask attendees to bring a generous side dish. If you are able to help with set-up or clean-up, please sign up here . Entertainment will consist of an inflatable slide for the kids (and young at heart) and lawn games. If you have a lawn game that can be borrowed for the picnic, please let me know on the sign-up or by email or text. If you can't make it that day but still want to offer your game, we can arrange to pick it up ahead of time!
Finally, if you would like to host a TGIFF (Thank Goodness It's Fellowship Friday) during the summer, please let me know. These are fun, casual gatherings usually held on Friday evenings starting around 5:30. Sometimes the event is potluck style, sometimes the host provides the food - whichever is preferred by the host. Parish Life can provide beverages and paperware.

From the Choir
This Sunday's 10:30am Choir Anthem will be one of the most famous choral gems, and one of my absolute favorites, Ubi Caritas by Maurice Durufle. Durufle was a famous organist and composer of sacred music in Paris, France in the middle part of this century. Durufle was probably his own greatest critic as he only published a handful of pieces.  Almost all of his pieces are considered masterpieces of choral and keyboard music. Ubi Caritas is one of 4 motets that he published using original chant melodies.
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.
Christian Formation

Sunday : ADULT FORMATION the second floor meeting room.

Children's formation will begin at 10:20 on the third floor.

EfM continues to meet on Tuesday nights.  This group is by registration on an annual basis.  If you are interested in learning more about EfM, click  HERE.  Registration for the 2018-19 term will open in late spring. 

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 Kansas City

Don't Miss the KC Chorale's 
Final Concert of the Season!
Celebrate the rich history of British choral traditions (and a royal birth and a royal wedding) at their final concert of the season, 
including arrangements of Beatles favorites!

Sunday, May 6 at 2 pm
Country Club Christian Church

Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm
St. Paul's Church

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:

May 6:               Graduation And Cake Off Sunday
May 13:             Awaiting a Host
May 20:             Parish Picnic 
May 27:             Awaiting a Host
June 3:              Awaiting a Host
June 10:            Awaiting a Host
June 17:            Awaiting a Host
June 24:            Awaiting a Host
July 1:               Awaiting a Host

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School

11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850