Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Marian Antiphons
At St. Mary's, our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary runs deeper than "Hail Mary, full of grace, find me a parking place!" From our website:

"At St. Mary's, we engage in a special devotion in honor of our patron, the Blessed Virgin Mary, by praying the proper Marian antiphon at the end of many of our worship services. The four Marian antiphons are simply seasonal hymns sung in honor of the Virgin Mary. They are often sung in religious communities at the end of Morning Prayer and Compline (Night Prayer), and are frequently sung at the conclusion of Mass in cathedrals and parish churches dedicated to the Mother of God."

Please take a moment to click here and read more about this devotion.
Farewell, Justin!
St. Mary’s Family,
 
Our Sacristan, Justin Smith, has accepted a job out-of-state and will be moving shortly after Easter. Justin has written a letter to the congregation; please click here to read it.
 
Justin, thank you for your ministry at St. Mary’s. We are very sad to see you go, and will miss your creativity and hard work around here. We will pray for your happiness and success in this next phase of your life!
 
Peace,
Fr. Charles
Easter Flowers
Our Senior Warden, Mr. Todd Chenault-Wiseley, invited each of us this past Sunday to consider contributing to our Easter Flower Fund. We do not include funds for flowers in our annual budget, but rely on individual contributions.

Please consider a special gift to make the church look beautiful during Holy Week and Easter! Please note "Easter Flowers" on your check, and drop it in the offering plate at church, or mail it to the church office.
Adult Confirmation Classes
Please pray for those who are preparing to be confirmed or received at the upcoming Regional Confirmation on Saturday, April 7th at 2pm at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. And please put this time and date on your calendar!

  • Raja Reed - confirmation
  • John Stanks - confirmation
  • Erica Janel - confirmation
  • Hayden Heverling - confirmation
  • David Higdon - confirmation
  • Chris McQueeny - being received from the Orthodox Church
  • Alisyn Arness - confirmation
Wednesdays at St. Mary's during Lent
Stations of the Cross, 6pm
Bible Study and Light Soup Dinner at 6:30pm

The Bible Study is on the readings from the The Good Book Club. Daily readings can be found here .
Private Confession
A priest will be available to offer spiritual guidance and sacramental confession each Saturday during Lent from 10:00am-10:45am in St. George's Chapel (Saturday, February 17, through Saturday, March 31st, inclusive). Because Downtown Outreach will be using the parish hall at that time, please enter the church through the street entrance on the northwest side of the building. You may also schedule time with Fr. Charles by emailing him at charleseverson@gmail.com.
Morning Prayer
All are invited to pray Morning Prayer live on Facebook each morning during Lent at 6:30am. You may also pray Morning Prayer later in the day by viewing the recording. Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events
  • Spirituality unTapped. Monday, March 18, 7pm, International Tap House, 18th and Oak. Visit this page for more details. This month, we will have a guest facilitator! Brother James Dowd, a Benedictine monk from Nebraska, will be leading a discussion on Benedictine spirituality. Spirituality unTapped is a monthly event where young adults from all walks of life get together for good discussion over drinks or coffee. It is jointly hosted by St. Andrews Episcopal Church and St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
  • New England Conservatory Chamber Singers, Erica Washburn, conductor, 7:30pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Free Admission. A freewill donation will be taken to benefit music ministry at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. The NEC Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble, open to all majors at NEC, of 24 musicians that perform challenging works from all style periods, with a particular emphasis on early music and 19th–21st century a cappella works. Primarily drawn from the members of the NEC Concert Choir, they rehearse twice a week and experience choral music-making in an intimate ensemble setting. The Chamber Singers are making their first Midwestern tour! Don’t miss an opportunity to hear beautiful music from one of our nation’s oldest and most prestigious conservatories.
  • Solemn Choral Evensong. Sunday, April 8th, 7:00pm, at St. Mary's. KC VITAs, Kansas City's premier new-music choir, is presenting the world-premiere of a new choral evensong by composer L.V. Wood. This unique service was composed with the architectural features of St. Mary's in mind and features a number of singers from St. Mary's own choir. Mark your calendars now to attend this beautiful collaboration between KC VITAs Chamber Choir and St. Mary's. Fr. Charles Everson will be the officiant.
This year, as we have the past two years, we will be joining forces with our sister parish, St. Augustine's, for two of the Holy Week Services. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, March 25th, and ends on Easter Day, April 1st. Here are some details:

  • Palm Sunday. Normal service times: 8:00am and 10:00am.
  • Maundy Thursday at St. Augustine's. 6:00pm. Our choir will sing a beautiful setting of the Ubi Caritas, and St. Augustine's musicians will provide the rest of the music.
  • Good Friday. 6:00pm. The choir is singing a lovely setting of the Passion, and there will be communion from the reserve sacrament.
  • Holy Saturday. A brief Holy Saturday service will occur in place of the 11:05 Mass.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter. 8:00pm. Bishop Marty Field will be the celebrant and preacher. Members of St. Augustine's are invited to join us at St. Mary's for this service.
  • Easter Sunday. Normal service times: 8:00am and 10:00am.
Weekly Service Schedule

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

Tuesday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Wednesday 
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.
Stations of the Cross: 6:00 p.m.

Thursday
Low Mass: 12:05 p.m.

Saturday 
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
 
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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