St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
A community of real people, rooted in the common journey of following Jesus’ way of love,
seeking to live out a relevant faith that meaningfully connects with our lives, and the lives of others.
Gift cards to Johnson Farms for the YOUTH ANNUAL FLOWER & PLANT SALE are now available!
Beautify your home for a good cause! Stop by and see us in the narthex. Take some gift cards to sell to family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Ask them to beautify their yard for a good cause!
Gift cards can also be donated to SMM for the Community Garden, Remembrance Garden, or Landscaping Committee. $10 and $25 cards are available, and they can be used all year long.
Johnson Farms, our neighbor (177th and Holmes Rd.) have a variety of family friendly activities during the year. They have U-pick vegetable patch, farm raised mums, pumpkin patch, farm animals. Visit johnsonfarms.net for more information.
The proceeds from our gift card sale will benefit our Mary Mag youth in their various activities, ministries, and mission support.
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Contact Anet Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information, or see her at the plant sale table in the narthex on Sunday mornings after church.
The All Church Annual Garage Sale
Saturday, May 2nd
Plan to bring your donated items on Sun., April 26 or Thurs. evening, April 30. Our storage capacity is limited, so please contact Anet Stevens about making arrangements for items. Volunteers are needed for setup, sales, cashier, and to help load the truck at the end of the sale on Saturday.
SMM Youth will be selling beverages, and hot dog lunches.
Contact Anet Stevens (email@example.com) to volunteer, or if you have questions.
St. Mary Magdalene Confirmation for spring 2015
Confirmation classes continue on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The Wednesday classes are part of the Wednesday Night Basic Anglicanism classes. The confirmation classes will meet through May 6th.
Schedule: Sundays and Wednesdays
- Sundays: April 26 and May 3 at 9:00a.m., before church services
- Wednesdays (6:30-8:30 pm with soup supper and ending with Compline): April 29 and May 6
- May 6 can be a run-through for what will happen at the confirmation service on May 8.
- Confirmation with Bishop Martin Field on Saturday, May 9, 4:00 p.m., St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 9401 Wornall Terrace, Kansas City, Mo 64113 (NOTE--this is a change from the previously published date.)
- Confirmation Reception at SMM, Sunday, May 10
Work days for the group can include the Garage Sale and the Garden working days, and any of the St. Mary Kitchen days between now and confirmation.
Those who are 14 years of age and older are eligible for being confirmed. This will also serve for those willing to be received who have come from another faith tradition.
Please contact Tammy Garrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fr. David (email@example.com)for additional questions and to enroll.
Basic Anglicanism Classes: The Bible and its Perspective for our faith
St. Mary Magdalene is offering a series of courses that give us a foundation for the faith we live in together as a parish in the Episcopal Church. It’s not an indoctrination, but a chance to roll up our sleeves, learn, discuss and apply the core pieces of who we are as Christians and Episcopalians. These classes are important—and so we ask a commitment to attend the days in each series of a class. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings in the Children's Sunday School room at the church. Classes will include a light supper at 6:30, class from 7:00-8:00, and we will end with Compline. Childcare will be provided if needed. Registration for all classes is open: just e-mail the rector at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Basic Discipleship How does our faith make a difference in our daily life? The discipline and practice of prayer, living in community, study, service, almsgiving. What does it mean to grow in our relationship with Christ not just as individuals but as a community? Participants will be encouraged to adopt our Rhythm of Life.
Wednesday evenings: April 29, May 6 and May 13
One encyclopedia’s definition of Pastoral Care is: “Pastoral care is a term applied where Christians offer help and caring to others in their church or wider community. Pastoral care can be listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending.”
Too often we think of pastoral care as just visiting the home bound or the ill and infirm. We regularly visit folks in nursing facilities, in hospitals or in their homes. We sometimes fail to realize that everyone is in need of pastoral care at one time or another. As loving and caring Christians, we should all keep our “antennae” out to sense the need for pastoral care in others.
We encourage and invite you to notify the church office when you or a member of your family is hospitalized, rehabbing at home or in a facility, or just in need of some pastoral conversation.
Please contact the church office by email at email@example.com, the rector at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 816-331-2222.