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All Saints Catholic parish is planning a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 in St. Cyril’s Hall, 44 N. Mill St. Donations are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

Members of Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., are collecting nonperishable food items for the food pantry at Catholic Charities.

Grinter Chapel Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, is planning an ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. July 19. Ice cream, a cookie or a brownie will be served. A donation of $4 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger will be requested.

Judson Baptist Church,
8300 State Ave., plans a picnic Sunday, Aug. 3, at the fellowship hall.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, is planning a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 16-18, and 9 a.m. to noon July 19. The sale may include clothing, household items and tools. Movie night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in the Cole Activity Center. Those attending may bring a lawn chair. A nursery is provided.

St. Patrick’s CYO will benefit from the annual John Beggs Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Painted Hills Golf Course, 71st and Parallel Parkway. Entry fee is $95 per person, including lunch and dinner. Pre-registration may be made to 913-645-5840.

An honorary street name has been approved for the Rev. L.D. Sipple of Timothy Baptist Church. The street name was approved recently by the Unified Government Commission. Garfield Avenue from 22nd Street to 24th Street will be named after the pastor of Timothy Baptist Church. The request to change the name of the street was made by church members. According to church members, Sipple has a church at 2248 Garfield, which he remodeled. He owned several other properties in the neighborhood, and renovated them.

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All Saints Catholic parish is planning a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 in St. Cyril’s Hall, 44 N. Mill St. Donations are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

Members of Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., are collecting nonperishable food items for the food pantry at Catholic Charities.

Grinter Chapel Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, is planning an ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. July 19. Ice cream, a cookie or a brownie will be served. A donation of $4 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger will be requested.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., plans an evening Vacation Bible School July 13-17 for preschool through fifth grade children. The theme is “Weird Animals.” To enroll, visit livingwaterumc.net/vacation-bible-school/ or call 913-400-7203.

Open Door Baptist Church
, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a Second Sunday Potluck Dinner immediately following the 10:30 a.m. morning service July 13.

The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, is planning a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 16-18, and 9 a.m. to noon July 19. The sale may include clothing, household items and tools. The StoreHouse ministry at Stony Point Christian Church is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 16. The StoreHouse serves people with a dinner, clothing and a food pantry. Movie night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in the Cole Activity Center. Those attending may bring a lawn chair. A nursery is provided.

The Pitching for Priests fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. Priests and seminarians from the Catholic archdiocese in Kansas City, Kan., and the diocese of Kansas City, Mo., will participate to benefit vocations funding. The host of the event is the Catholic Radio Network.

The Rev. Art Rathburn, the stewardship officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, will be the guest preacher at the 10 a.m. Sunday service July 13 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St.

Golden Jubilarians of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, seated, left to right, Sisters Renée Washut, Jean Marian Rilinger, Phyllis Stowell; standing, left to right, Sisters Susan Rieke, Maureen Kehoe, Jean Lockett, Mary Ann Theisen and Margaret Finch. (SCL photo)

Eight Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth marked their golden jubilees with a combined celebration at the SCL Mother House, Leavenworth, Kan., on Sunday, June 22.

Renewing their vows during a Mass of Thanksgiving in Annunciation Chapel were Sisters Margaret Finch, Maureen Kehoe, Jean Lockett, Susan Rieke, Jean Marian Rilinger, Phyllis Stowell, Mary Ann Theisen and Renée Washut. A reception followed for family and friends.

· Sister Margaret Finch has ministered in elementary education, clinics for the uninsured and social services, including Mother-to-Mother Ministry and Alliance Against Family Violence in Leavenworth. She currently is an administrator at the SCL Mother House.

· Sister Maureen Kehoe has served in schools, libraries, a nursing home, senior housing, small trade school management and the former post office at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth. Today, she applies her pastoral, liturgical, musical and Spanish talents as a volunteer at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver.

· Sister Jean Lockett served as a physical therapist in hospitals, at the SCL Mother House and in home health. She then earned a master’s degree in social work and began offering counseling services in Topeka, a ministry she continues today as a military and family life counselor at Fort Riley, Kan.

· Sister Susan Rieke has taught at high schools in Falls City, Neb., Helena, Mont., and Kansas City, Kan. For the past several years, she has been a professor of English at University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, where she currently holds the McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies.

· Sister Jean Marian Rilinger spent 32 years of service at Mount Saint Vincent, Denver, where she was an office manager, secretary and bookkeeper. She opened a unit for girls at the residential treatment center and eventually became assistant director and therapist at MSV. In her current ministry, Sister Jean Marian is secretary to the SCL Community treasurer.

· Sister Phyllis Stowell realized her desire to be a teacher, enjoying service in schools in Kansas, Missouri and Montana. She spent the next 20 plus years in New Mexico first as an educator and principal who opened Santo Nino Regional Catholic School, Santa Fe. She then became spiritual director and director of adult faith formation for the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. She currently ministers at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lansing, Kan.

· Sister Mary Ann Theisen taught 10 years in schools in Missouri and Colorado. She transitioned to become a school secretary at high schools and elementary schools in Kansas, Missouri and Montana. Her current role is office assistant at the SCL Community leadership offices in Cantwell Hall, Leavenworth.

· Sister Renée Washut was a teacher and assistant administrator for 23 years. Her other ministries have included roles with Denver’s Archdiocesan Housing and Catholic Charities of Wyoming and Cheyenne Interfaith Hospitality. Since 2006, she has volunteered with the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Denver.

Founded in 1858, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth serve in the United States, Peru and South Sudan. For more information, visit www.scls.org.


- from Therese Horvat, communications director, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

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