Wednesday, June 13, 2018
G. K. Chesterton
St. Mary's Family,

I realize that it seems bizzare to hear of a "saint" on the church's calendar who died relatively recently, but tonight ( Wednesday, June 13 at 6pm ), I would like to commemorate one of these recent saints.

One of The Episcopal Church's calendars that is available for use but not required, A Great Cloud of Witnesses, commemorates G.K. Chesterton today. Come join us at 6pm for Evening Prayer, followed by a brief moment of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The service will be spoken with no music and will last about 30 minutes. You can read more about him here .

Peace,
Fr. Charles
St. Mary's Belles
The Belles will meet Saturday June 23 at 1:30 to hear Dr. Leigh Wagner of the University of Kansas discuss how food affects our body chemistry.

Also, on Thursday June 26 at 6pm we will meet at St. Mary's for a salad supper. The St. Augustine ladies will be our guests.
Pastoral Care Team
The St. Mary's Pastoral Care Team recently met for the first time. The Pastoral Care Team is composed of both clergy and lay people at St. Mary's, and is here to be with you physically and spiritually when you have need for a pastoral presence in your life. We will have a regular rota of folks visiting people in their homes and, when needed, in the hospital. If you have a pastoral care need, please call 816-974-8082 or contact us via the website or cell phone. Fr. Charles or Dcn. Gerry will respond and help get the process started. Please be sure to let us know when you are sick or otherwise in need - otherwise, we won't have the opportunity to provide the care you need!
Christian Education Opportunity at St. Mary's
When: Sundays in June and July (you can come whichever weeks you're available!)

This summer, we will begin a reading club at St. Mary's as a starting ground for Christian education. C.S. Lewis, an Anglican lay theologian, wrote many works which inspired Christians to re-imagine the world in which they lived through a renewed Christian lens. The Screwtape Letters, one of his most popular works, calls Christians to reflect on the many influences calling for our time and devotion. Over nine weeks, meeting in the Tower Room following the reception after the 10am Sunday mass, we will discuss this work and the ways it shapes our Christian lives.

You can buy or borrow a copy of this book from many bookstores or libraries. The current price on Amazon is around $10 for paperback of $4 for Kindle.
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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.
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.
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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