Thursday, April 19, 2018
Ministry Spotlight: Postulants for Holy Orders
St. Mary's Family,

I have invited each of our three postulants for Holy Orders to share some of their journey with you. Today, we get to know Jeff Hurst a bit better. You can read more about Jeff's story at the end of this newsletter.

Fr. Charles
Healing Ministry in the Modern World
Sunday, April 22nd
Fr. Christopher Golding will be our guest preacher at both Masses, and will lead an Adult Forum after the 10am Mass.

Since the liturgical renewal movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the Eucharist has once again taken the central place in The Episcopal Church. However, the relationship between the Eucharist and the Healing Ministry is often neglected or unexamined. This presentation will explore some of the theological connections between these sacramental ministries, allowing participants to consider, in a new way, how the Holy Eucharist is indeed food and fuel for the Healing Ministry.

The Reverend Christopher Golding is Vicar of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Kailua, Hawaii. He has served in parish church and school chaplaincy positions in rural and urban contexts in Australia and the United States since 2011. A member of the Order of St. Luke from 2012 and State Chaplain in Hawaii from 2017, Fr. Christopher hopes to see a renewed interest in sacramental healing ministry within churches and in other ministry contexts. Fr. Christopher is married to Julia and has two children: Phoebe (6) and James (5).

Spirituality unTapped
When: Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm
Where: International Tap House, 403 E. 18th St., Kansas City

Fr. Christopher Golding will be with us and will lead us in a discussion about what "healing ministry" looks like in 2018.

Spirituality unTapped is a monthly event where young adults from all walks of life get together for good discussion over drinks or coffee. Please invite your friends!
Solemn Evensong and Benediction - St. Mark's Day
When: Wednesday, April 25th, 6pm
Where: St. Mary's Church
What: Solemn Evensong and Benediction

If you've never experienced Solemn Evensong and Benediction, you're missing out! Evensong is one of the greatest liturgical treasures of our tradition, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is a beautiful and intimate moment of prayer that expresses the depth of our Anglo-Catholic spirituality. Please join us to celebrate the Feast of St. Mark!
Ministry Spotlight: Jeff Hurst, Postulant for Priesthood

  I am originally from Southern, Illinois and grew up in a small town of Coulterville, IL with a population of 1,200 souls! My family was Methodist and I came to experience Jesus Christ at a young age. However, It was not until the end of my junior year in high school that I took my personal discipleship seriously. Through the guidance of my Methodist pastor, Rev. Ralph Anderson, I accepted a call from God to pastoral ministry in 1974 after graduating from high school. I attended a bible college, a liberal arts college and finally seminary and began serving small parishes in the United Methodist Church. I served 7 churches in the UMC over a span of 17 years. In 2002, my family and I were tired of the mandatory and constant relocating, so I left the UMC. 
  My wife Brenda and I moved to the Kansas City in 2006 area and worked briefly with a church ministry in overseas missions until 2009. We both begin working for the Park Hill School District in 2007 and continue working yet today. 
   Having sensed a call to return to pastoral ministry for many years, in late 2014 we began exploring the Anglican way. We found our way to St. Mary’s in August of 2015 and were confirmed in November.
  We have assisted with the Reception Committee, helped with ushering. I’ve served as a lector numerous times, clerk and torchbearer as needed. I also join with the Prayer Team that meets to pray with people at the baptismal font.
  When I’m ordained, I feel like I can offer to the Lord what years I have left to shepherd a flock that would benefit from my former years of ministry.
   Being ordained a priest is most suitable to my former pastoral work, expect now I can better magnify the Sacramental nature of worship, daily Christian life and ministry. I can’t forget that John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist societies, was an ordained Anglican priest his entire life and ministry. In a way, I feel I will have come full circle when I’m ordained in the Episcopal Church. 
  I deeply appreciate the acceptance and love we have experienced from the members at St. Mary’s Church. Thank you again to our former rector Fr. Patrick, the Discernment Committee, and the Vestry for your support and commendation to the Committee on Ministry on my behalf. I deeply desire all the church’s continued prayers as I continue to journey toward ordination and beyond.

Weekly Service Schedule

Low Mass: 8 a.m.   
Solemn High Mass: 10 a.m.

Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.
Evening Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 6:00 p.m.

Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Low Mass: 11:05 a.m.
Clergy and Staff

Assistant to the Rector
Rector Emeritus
The Reverend Robert M. Hutcherson
Deacon Administrator

Deacon Missioner
The Reverend Kevin G. White
Ms. Rosalyn Powell

Mr. Todd Chenault-Wiseley, Senior Warden
Dr. Michael D. Frost, Junior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark
Mr. Richard S. Herndon
Mrs. Faye A. Hopkins
Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. David S. Wilcox, II
Ms. Mary Beveridge, Parish Clerk
Ms. Judith B. Brougham, Parish Treasurer 
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