Dear St. Mary's Family,
It is with great joy that I announce to you a very important change in the life of our congregation. As I'm sure you're aware, our parish has been worshiping using music and musical instruments that are woefully out-of-date. Effective next Sunday, we will be improving our Sunday morning worship experience by retiring our antiquated and ineffective music program and taking up more relevant, contemporary music that will be sure to bring in the young people!
In order to bring our parish into the 21st century, we will need a new acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drum set, and sound system, along with a screen that can be lowered from the rood. This important work will be funded by pawning off the organ pipes and hymnals. Our two primary staff musicians, Dr. Maglione and Dr. Wilcken, have happily resigned to make available the funds needed to hire the band and AV technicians.
Out with the Gregorian chant, and in with the strobe lights! By Easter, we will ready to sing "Shine, Jesus Shine" in a way that truly honors our Lord!
4/1/2019 09:21:34 am
AAAAAAA Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!! This same policy could be used up the street at GHTC.... (Super hard chuckle!)
4/1/2019 09:22:24 am
I fell for that before I realized this is April Fool’s Day. At least I hope that’s what it is.
4/1/2019 09:31:26 am
When will you be announcing the rearrangement of the pews for the installation of the big fire pit in the Nave?
4/1/2019 02:31:30 pm
4/1/2019 10:44:38 am
Send the pipes to St. Thomas in Garden City!
Mother Anne Kyle
4/1/2019 12:52:07 pm
4/1/2019 01:44:57 pm
Had me going for a minute.
4/1/2019 02:30:18 pm
NOT AT ALL FUNNY !!!!! FATHER I ABOUT HAD A CORONARY..JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE IT AND DAVID HAD OT SAID ANYTHING AND THEN-------------THE LIGHT CAME ON. YOU STINKER YOU !
4/1/2019 04:37:34 pm
WOW! We'll start immediately, looking for a new church home - and I'll expect the current members of St. Mary's to end up where we do. We'll certainly miss you & your sermons! It's been a glorious two years. This is certainly a sad April Fool's Day for the Schaefers!
Fr. Charles Everson
4/1/2019 04:42:06 pm
If this were actually happening at St. Mary's, I'd be following you!
4/1/2019 07:59:39 pm
You won’t recognize my name, but for a full season (year minus summer) when Mother Lyon was there, I officiated at Morning Prayer every Thursday.
4/1/2019 08:42:20 pm
Always said it hard to toe tap and hand raise to classical sacred music. Bring on Chris Tomlinson, Casting Crowns and Toby Mac!
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Fr. Charles Everson's love for music and liturgy led him to a suburban parish as a simple chorister, and as of late, to St. Mary's as a priest. He feels called to share the love of Jesus Christ with a broken world in desperate need of hope and reconciliation.
To the Glory of God and in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Mary's is a parish of the Diocese of West Missouri, The Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion.
1307 Holmes Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106