Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Dear St. Mary's Family,

Over the past few weeks, the media has broadly reported on recent developments in the sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church. One church leader has publicly alleged that Pope Francis himself is guilty of covering up specific events and has called for his resignation.

While we are Episcopalians and not Roman Catholics, these horrific scandals affect the wider church in many ways. Several of our parishioners have made comments to me about how deeply the recent news has affected them. I think that this issue is significant enough to warrant a conversation. This Sunday, September 2nd, we will have an open discussion about this topic during Coffee Hour in the parish hall. Please bring your questions and concerns with you. If you would prefer to email me your questions or discuss things prior to Sunday, I'm here and available. My email address is charleseverson@gmail.com, and my cell phone number is 913-484-2084.

Please join with me in praying for our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters as they work through these issues; let us especially pray for the victims.

See you in church.

Peace,
Fr. Charles
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Sunday, September 9th, 7 p.m.

On the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m., an all-male choir will lead this beautiful choral service by candlelight.  Compline is the final  prayer service  of the day in the Church's ancient prayer cycle that marks the hours of the day. The service lasts about 20 minutes, and provides a peaceful way to end the weekend in contemplation and beauty.  After the service, all are invited to a local restaurant for food, drink, and discussion.

This service is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends to church who may be unwilling or unable to come on a Sunday morning. Please consider inviting a friend to the first service on September 9th!!
St. Mary's Belles
Saturday September 15 from 11:30am to 2:30pm St. Mary's Belles will meat Sylvia Augustus home for brunch. Please R.S.V.P to Bonnie .

Wednesday October 3 from 1pm to 4pm with the St. Augustine Ladies at St. Augustine house to make Episcopal prayer beads, have a bite to eat and drink. Please R.S.V.P. to Bonnie .
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Weekly Service Schedule

Sunday
Low Mass: 8 a.m.   
Solemn High Mass: 10 a.m.
Sung Compline: 7 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)

Tuesday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

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

Thursday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Saturday 
Noonday Prayer: 11:05 a.m. (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
Clergy and Staff

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

Deacon Missioner
The Reverend Kevin G. White
 
Artist-in-Residence/Choirmaster
 
Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

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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