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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Corrected edition: Please note additional story about St. Barnabas' worship space

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May 16 / St. Louis: Deaconess Anne House corps members and community members came together to enjoy delicious food, explore Benedictine Listening, and to celebrate Lent Madness Champions from the past three years: Jillian Smith (2020 winner), Mimi Shipp (2021 winner) and Harry Leip (2022 winner). 

Diocesan News

Changes for 2022 General Convention

The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is being redesigned to be a "shorter, smaller, safer" gathering this summer. 

General Convention meets every three years and brings clergy and lay people together from around the world to do the business of the Episcopal Church. 

Concerns over rising COVID infection numbers led church leaders to shorten the convention and limit attendance. It was originally scheduled to be held July 7-14. The new dates are July 8-11.  

Read more details about the changes.

Learn more about The Diocese of Missouri's Deputation to GC.


Transitions at St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Florissant has learned that their worship space is no longer structurally sound. They have converted their parish hall into a new worship space.

Bishop Deon Johnson will be at St. Barnabas for a special service to decommission the old worship space and commission the new space. After the service, the congregation will gather for refreshments and to share memories and stories from their parish history. All are invited.

Sunday, May 22

4 p.m.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Florissant

Read more.

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Responding to the Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

An 18-year old gunman took the lives of 10 Black residents at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY, on May 14. We invite your prayers for the victims and families in this tragedy and for an end to racial violence.

Read a prayer for solidarity by Bishop Deon Johnson.

Read a statement from the Rev. Aaron Rogers and the Diocesan Commission on Dismantling Racism.

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Diocese of Missouri Receives Roanridge Grant

The Episcopal Church has awarded the Diocese of Missouri a $26,700 grant for our Requiem or Renaissance Program. 

The Roanridge Grants are given specifically for the training of town and country clergy and rural Christian workers. 

Requiem or Renaissance was developed by the Rev. Canon Whitney Rice as an intentional discernment program for parishes receiving diocesan financial aid.

Learn more about the grant and the program. 


Diocesan Survey of Gifts

Have you ever considered getting involved in a diocesan ministry, but you're not sure what's available or how to get started?

The Bishop's Office has put together a very brief survey to learn about your passions and interests. Fill out the survey and we'll help you get connected! 

Please note: You are not making a commitment by filling out the form. This is information only!

Take the survey.


ECW Scholarship:

Apply by June 1 for $1,000 scholarship!

The Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of Missouri (ECW) supports women in furthering their education in an area that focuses on service to others by awarding a $1,000 scholarship each year. 

Read the story.

Download the application.


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Creation Care Speaker Series:

Let them have dominion

Featuring Marinel Ublado

Thursday, May 19

6:30 p.m.


Our Creation Care Speaker Series presents Marinel Ublado, an advocate for climate justice and the environment. 

Learn more about the speaker and register to attend the discussion.

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Choral Evensong in Thanksgiving of Beth Felice

Sunday, May 22

5 p.m.

Christ Church Cathedral

All are welcome to a Choral Evensong in thanksgiving for the life and ministry of Beth Felice. Beth served as the Communications Director of the Diocese from 2009 until 2019 and was a member of Christ Church Cathedral. She died Nov. 14, 2021.

Learn more.

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Renewal of Ministry:

The Rev. Ann Marie Dieterle

Saturday, May 28

11 a.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church, Columbia

 The Wardens, Vestry and Congregation of Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia invite you to participate in a Renewal of Ministry service for the Rev. Ann Marie Dieterle. A reception will follow the service.


Clergy: Red Stoles


No registration is required for in-person attendance. 


This service will also be livestreamed on Calvary's YouTube channel and on the home page of the Diocesan website.

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Retirement Celebration:

The Rev. Todd McDowell


Sunday, June 5

11 a.m.

Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood


The congregation of Grace Episcopal Church invites you to to join them in celebrating the Rev. Todd McDowell's 13 years of service as Rector at the Kirkwood parish.


The celebration begins in the parish hall after the 10 a.m. service. 


Fr. Todd plans to move to Florida for his retirement. 

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Holy Hikes:

Tower Grove Park

Saturday, May 28

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

The Diocesan Creation Care Ministry invites you to celebrate God's creation in the beauty of nature! We'll take a casual hike (walk) through beautiful Tower Grove Park, with stops for guided prayer and reflection.

Additional hikes are being planned for spots north and south of the St. Louis area to give everyone a chance to enjoy this eco-ministry!

Learn more and RSVP for the May 28 event.


Episcopal City Mission:

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

New Date: Saturday, June 11

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

SLU High School Soccer & Track Stadium

4970 Oakland Ave., St. Louis

Be a part of this fun walk-a-thon to raise money for our chaplaincy program for kids in detention.

Learn more.


Ordinations: June 2022

By the grace of God and the consent of God's people, the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is pleased to invite you to witness the ordinations of the following:

Joshua David Huber: Sacred Order of Priests

Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church, Columbia

Mtipe Dickson Koggani, Erin Pickersgill, and Jessica Brooke Wachter: Sacred Order of Deacons

Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m.

Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis

Margaret Barry Goldstein: Sacred Order of Priests

Sunday, June 26 at 5 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Charles

Get details and RSVP for each service.

Convocation News & Events

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Celebration Jane Dey

Saturday, May 21

11 a.m.

Christ Episcopal Church, Rolla

The Jane Dey Convocation is gathering to celebrate their namesake, the first woman ordained in the Diocese of Missouri!

All are invited to a prayer service, followed by food and fellowship at Christ Church in Rolla.

Learn more and RSVP.

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Emery Washington Convocation:

Delegates and Clergy Meeting

Sunday, May 22

2 p.m.


Convention delegates and clergy from the Emery Washington Convocation are invited to come together to discuss convocation committees, upcoming events, and more! 

Learn more and register.


Get to Know DioMO:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sikeston

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is the small southeast Missouri town of Sikeston, where members are like family and community service is a priority. ‚Äč

Get to Know St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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Words of Wisdom

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves has compiled a booklet called "Words of Wisdom" to share with children and youth in their parish. 

They invite all to contribute additional words of wisdom and to share the publication with their members. 

Learn more.

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Hymn of the Week:

O Jesus, crowned with all renown

Canon Precentor Pat Partridge from Christ Church Cathedral brings us background on a hymn traditionally written for a blessing of the crops, but now serves a more flexible role in our services.


Planning Juneteenth Celebrations

This year marks the second that Juneteenth will be celebrated as a federal holiday. 

If your parish or ministry has plans to mark the holiday this year, please contact the Dismantling Racism Commission to let them know! 

Read more.

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Looking for a job?

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Carondelet is hiring a Communications and Administrative Manager.

Get info about this job and several other openings throughout our diocese.

View the job openings. 

More Information from DioMO:



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If you have news, announcements, or pictures you'd like to share with the diocese, please send your information to Communications Director Janis Greenbaum.

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