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the Rev'd Megan Castellan.
|St. Paul's Lectionary
Reflections on the coming
Item of the Month
continues to be
Jelly or jam, etc
Small jars or containers of jelly, jam, preserves, honey or the like for children's bags.
Personal Care Items
Paper Grocery Sacks
Thank you !
"Sa neg fe neg, bondye ri."
What man does to man makes God laugh.
House Abraham Builds
Our current HAB project with Habitat is taking place at 4313 Cypress Ave. Volunteers are always needed. Click
to consider offering some volunteer time on this project during the Advent season. It may be chilly to the body, but it will be warm to the heart!
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Saturday 5 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday 12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Thursday 12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist
| Mother Megan's last Sunday
This Sunday is Mother Megan's final Sunday as Associate Rector of St. Paul's. Soon, she will winging her way northward to the Fingerlakes district of New York to serve as Rector of St. John's Parish in Ithaca. We will honor her with a reception following the 10:30 service and encourage all of you to be here for her final sermon and Eucharist.
In addition to the Tuesday & Thursday noonday Holy Eucharists, we will add a
Wednesday evening Holy Eucharist in the Chancel of the Church at 6:15 on Wednesday evenings. Fr. Jonathan will be offering this liturgy on each Wednesday of Lent, Feb 21-March 21.
and the Rector will be providing daily meditations each day of Lent. These will be posted daily, Monday-Saturday, at about 6 a.m., through the blog site
St. Paul's Sunday Morning
and will also post on our parish
Acts in Action
has assembled packs of blank postcards for your use, if you would like to take on the challenge of writing to your Member of Congress during Lent. Just take a pack, fill your postcards with the thoughts you'd like to share, address them just by name, and drop the completed postcard in the offering plate at church. The postcards will be hand-delivered to local offices each month for you! Embrace a new spiritual discipline this Lent!
St. Paul's Parish Life Events
Mother Megan's Last Sunday
& Reception following 10:30 liturgy
Maundy Thursday Dinner
Lord Nelson Mass
April 15, 4:00 p.m.
UMKC Conservatory Singers &
St. Paul's Parish Choir
All ministries will be invited to be on hand to inform the parish about what they do and recruit new participants.
Graduation and Cake Bake-off Sunday.
Parish Picnic (Pentecost Sunday)
Annual Pledge statements will be mailed next week. We have a problem with the Capital Campaign component of this statement. If you have a question when you receive your statement, call Nicole at 816.268.6514 or
Episcopal Church teams with ecumenical partners for
2018 Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival
[Friday, February 23, 2018] In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Poor People's Campaign organized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, the Episcopal Church is teaming with ecumenical partners including the National Council of Churches into action, ministry, and official relationship with the
2018 Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival.
The Episcopal Church Executive Council approved a resolution at its January meeting "acknowledging the unfinished work of the 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign, celebrate the revival of the movement as the 2018 Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival."
The resolution concluded that the Poor People's Campaign will "recognize these issues of poverty and justice severely affect our domestic and global brothers and sisters and commit to ministry of active engagement, advocacy, and support throughout the Episcopal Church."
"This is an important partnership and we are enthused that the Episcopal Church is teaming with others in this important initiative," commented the Rev. Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care. "The work of the Episcopal Church through General Convention and Executive Council fully embodies the values of the gospel that underlie the Jesus Movement."
For Episcopalians and the Episcopal Church, the goals of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival are:
* To live into our partnerships with the National Council of Churches and with the Poor People's Campaign;
* To rally Episcopalians on the issues of poverty and justice;
* To ask for consideration in joining marches occurring nationally on April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sunday, May 13, Mother's Day;
* To encourage all interested Episcopalians to sign up
Episcopal resources to understand the significance of Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and for ways the individuals and congregations can enhance their ministry, see
For information on Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, see
To help understand the 2018 Poor People's Campaign initiative and to explore ways to participate, a one-hour webinar has been scheduled for Monday, February 26 at 7 pm Eastern/6 pm Central/5 pm Mountain/4 pm Pacific/3 pm Alaska/2 pm Hawaii. Registration is available
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for Good Friday Offering to support ministry in Anglican Province of Jerusalem & Middle East
[February 16, 2018]
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I am writing to you in preparation for Holy Week and the focus of that week on our Lord's sacrificial offering of love on the cross.
The Good Friday Offering is one way we in the Episcopal Church help to support the ongoing ministry of love and compassion carried out by our Anglican sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and Middle East.
Whether funding an eye clinic in Aden or women's programs, schools and medical services in the West Bank, the Good Friday Offering is making a difference in the lives of so many. I believe our partnership with those who keep the faith of Jesus alive in the region where our Lord walked and began his movement is a significant aspect of our work as part of the church catholic.
I hope you will participate in this effort. Thank you for considering this important witness to the love of Jesus across our Church and in the Holy Land.
May God bless you and keep you always. I remain
Your brother in Christ,
The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Sunday: ADULT FORMATION this Sunday. We continue
the reflection on "Becoming the Beloved Community" at 9:30 in the EfM room on the third floor.
Children's continue at 10:20 on the third floor in the rooms next to the kitchen.
Join us for the next installment of Acts and Action, as we move to reading Jeremiah at our new meeting date and time: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on the third floor.
Acts and Action is a small group dedicated to the spiritual discipline of being engaged citizens.
We meet weekly to read scripture, share our concerns and plan how we may live faithfully in the world as both engaged citizens and members of the body of Christ.
If you're interested please contact
You can also reach us at
Acts & Action at our Facebook group
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
. Registration for the 2018-19 term will open in late spring.
Which Saint Will Win the Golden Halo?
Lent Madness kicks off February 15
| Choir News
This week's anthem was written by the most famous English composer of the early Baroque era. Henry Purcell lived and worked in London and was the organist at the Chapel Royal and at Westminster Abbey where he wrote a large number of sacred pieces of music. He wrote this week's anthem for the funeral of Queen Mary II, and it was also sung one year later at his own funeral. The poetry comes from the Anglican Burial service. The music is somber but also hopeful as you can see and hear in this recording.
Sunday Mail Ministry
In these tumultuous times, more people than ever before are reaching out to their members of Congress and other elected officials. Indeed, this is part of our calling as followers of Jesus in the world--to engage with the powers that be to make for a better world for all God's creation. Each Sunday, the members of Acts and Action will have a table set aside during Coffee Hour where you can write a postcard to your selected elected official, and write whatever you wish to convey: I agree, I disagree, I'm praying for you, etc. Acts and Action will then deliver them by hand to the local offices of KCMO reps on the final Friday of each month. (If you are sending to someone on the KS side of the state line, talk to Mtr Megan and she will arrange for stamps!)
EPPN Action alerts
(click on links)
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 or contact Mother Megan and let her know you want to join in the fun.
For Other Upcoming Youth Activities
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
Things going on in Kansas City
Kansas City Chorale
The Music of France
St. Paul's, KCMO
This concert transports the audience to France with the lush, modal music of Josquin Des Prez, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel and Durufle. As a bonus, we'll present beloved French opera choruses featuring talented soloists from the choir!
Tuesday, March 20, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, KCMO
LORD NELSON MASS
April 15, 4 p.m.
St. Paul's KCMO
The Raise Your Voice Women's
is back for a third year!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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
. Dates are available:
February 25: Awaiting a Host
March 4: Alison Barnes
March 11: Awaiting a Host
March 18: Gee/Hosty Families
March 25: Awaiting a Host (Palm Sunday)
April 1: Easter
April 8: GRITS for Seersucker Sunday
April 15: Haiti Committee
April 22: Parish Life Committee April 29: Awaiting a Host
May 6: Graduation And Cake Off Sunday
May 13: Awaiting a Host
May 20: Parish Picnic
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School
11 E 40th St.
Kansas City, Mo. 64111