Second Sunday of Easter 
  John 20:19-31

Friday April 6, 2018
Report from Haiti
Carl Delicat
Carl Delicat has close ties with Holy Cross School in Ravine a l'Anse and the Haiti Outreach Committee. He is the son of Lyonel Delicat, deacon of Holy Cross Church and former headmaster of the school. Carl is an alumnus of the school and went on to study engineering with assistance from the late Dr. Herb Davis. Carl has traveled to the U. S. on more than one occasion. After ten days in Oregon he learned to build and repair the vital stoves that are used in the food program. Following Hurricane Matthew, he applied those skills to repair two damaged stoves. He has also been instrumental in maintaining the structural integrity of the Holy Cross School. A few years ago he escorted his parents to Kansas City to visit Dr. Davis and was hosted by members of the Haiti Committee who gave him a chance to appreciate some Kansas City Jazz. He is now a fan of Mr. Bobby Watson. During Dr. Davis's last trip to Haiti, we all attended the Sunday service in Les Cayes before going up to Holy Cross School. Herb was asked by Father Colbert to speak to the congregation. Spontaneously, Carl stepped up and interpreted the doctor's words into Creole. For many of us Carl has been our ambassador of Haitian culture and attitudes.
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Item of the Month 
April, 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.  Volunteers are always needed.  Click HERE  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.

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




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Presiding Bishop's Easter Message from Jerusalem
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Starting on April 3, our weekday Holy Eucharists will be celebrated on Tuesdays at 12:05 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.  
Seersucker Sunday & Bishop's Visit
April 8

Seersucker Sunday is just around the corner... 
NEXT weekend, APRIL 8!!!!!!!!!!!!
So whip out your seersucker suit & bucks
your best linen dress & pearls 
(stylish summer hats get bonus points) 
cook up some good ole southern comfort food to share!    We look forward to whatever food you choose to bring - if it's prepared with love, it must be "southern".  Bless your heart!

Bishop Field has never experienced Seersucker Sunday at St. Paul's, though he does have some southern experiences.  Please help welcome him to this special day on our parish calendar.

Seersucker Sunday is brought to you by our local chapter of  G.G.R.I.T.S!   Thanks in advance for your southern graciousness and hospitality !!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Women
ECW Meeting 
Thursday, April 12
6:30- 8:30
Bridgett Shirley's Home
3227 Karnes Boulevard
KCMO 64111

This month our gathering will celebrate the creative and feminine power of God, called "Wisdom", or in Greek Sophia, as it reveres the wisdom that is found and passed on each of us.

If you are able, please bring an appertizer that a woman family member or mentor taught or shared with you.

We will also be embroidering Altar linens. If you have embroidery hoops and/or needles please bring them. We will have extra needles and thread.

Please RSVP to Bridgett at 816.668.2382 


April 15, 4 p.m.
St. Paul's KCMO
Reception to follow!

 St. Paul's Choir &
UMKC students, choral music and instruments
Reception to follow in the Parish Hall
Food Pantry Cans TEFAP Saturday 4/21 Food Distribution
Hello Everyone,   A big welcome to Alex and Michael, our two brand new volunteers from last month! 
  We have some great proteins for our TEFAP distribution on 4/21.  We have turkey lunch meat AND canned chicken, and a return of the frozen eggs.  We also have both oatmeal and cereal to offer to our families.  
Please let me know if you are coming on Saturday 4/21 to volunteer.   The shift runs from 9:00am - 12:15pm.  
Bring a friend!

Divine Pairings 2018
St. Paul's Favorites

Sunday, April 29, 5 p.m.
St. Paul's Garden Room & Parish Hall

Join us for a fabulous wine & beer food pairing event to benefit the Jim McClure Scholarship Fund for St. Paul's Episcopal Day School.

Your fellow parishioners will serve some of their favorite wine with delicious food, and Father Stan will serve some of his favorite beer. We will end with dessert, coffee, and brilliant musical entertainment.

Ticket prices are as follows:
$25/person ($5 donation included in price)
$15/college student
$50/patron ticket ($30 donation included & we'll recognize you at the event!)

You may pay at the door, but please RSVP!
Reply to the email and indicate number and type of tickets.
Contact   Pat Rudy
with any questions you may have
Senior Commodities
Can you help one Wednesday evening a month?

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.    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.

From The Food Pantry 
Did you know?
In 2017, the St Paul's Food Pantry served:
   Over 23,950 people,
over 18,820 Adults
(incl. 3,535 Elderly), &
over 5,145 Children
in over 15,135 Households

St. Paul's Parish Life Events
Seersucker Sunday & Bishop's Visit
April 8
Haiti Sunday
April 15

Lord Nelson Mass
April 15, 4:00 p.m.
UMKC Conservatory Singers &
St. Paul's Parish Choir
Ministry Sunday
April 22
All ministries will be invited to be on hand to inform the parish about what they do and recruit new participants.

Divine Pairings
April 29
More info coming, mark your calendars for 6 p.m.
Graduation and Cake Bake-off Sunday
May 6

Parish Picnic (Pentecost Sunday)
May 20
Christian Formation

Sunday : ADULT FORMATION resumes on Sunday, April 8 in the second floor meeting room.   T he Rector will do a presentation on the 2018 Poor People's Campaign and its connection to the Episcopal Church.

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

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    Jacob Burch .   You can also reach us at  Acts & Action at our Facebook group   

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 or contact Mother Megan and let her know you want 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.
St. Paul's
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!) 

Episcopal Church teams with ecumenical partners for
2018 Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival

Hundreds gathered for the initial meeting of the new Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Faith Assembly last week in Kansas City. Joined by national Poor Peoples Campaign leaders Rev. Jimmie Hawkins and Dr. Colleen Wessel-McCoy, Kansas City faithful and social activists committed to doing whatever it takes to renew Dr. King's revolutionary vision to eliminate the "triple evils" of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism.

We are bringing people together across our nation's dividing lines to build a broad and deep national, moral movement led by the low-wage workers, the poor, clergy, and moral agents of change in rural and urban Missouri. In the words of Rev. William Barber, "while we may know the facts and the figures, we need a new wheel that can actually fix the problems of poverty, and racism, and militarism in America. And the Poor Peoples Campaign is that wheel."

Come and learn how you can be a part of our nation's great tradition of making non-violent social change. Gain deeper insight how past social movements used non-violence to win the freedoms we have today - for women, workers, people of color, LGBTQ. And how we can use non-violent moral collective action today to win the battle for America to be what it ought to be: A place where "opportunity is real, and life is free," and "equality is in the air we breathe," as Langston Hughes so beautifully said.

Saturday, April 14
Westport Presbyterian Church
12 p.m to 2 p.m.

Things going on in Kansas City

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:

April 8:               GGRITS for Seersucker Sunday
April 15:             Haiti Committee
April 22:             Ministry Sunday (Parish Life)
April 29:             Awaiting a Host
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

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Day School

11 E 40th St.

Kansas City, Mo.   64111

(816) 931-2850