December 5, 2019
First Service for New Dean at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Two-minute read.
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral's new dean, Andy Keyse celebrated his first service at the cathedral on the first Sunday of Advent, Sunday December 1.

Our Sisters and Brothers to the East Elect a New Bishop
Three-minute read.
Congratulations to our neighboring diocese on the election of the Rev. Deon K. Johnson as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. He was elected on November 23rd following the first ballot in an election with 164 voting delegates. He received 71 votes from lay delegates and 42 votes from clergy.

Episcopal Relief & Development Provides Emergency Assistance After Severe Flooding in Ghana
One-minute read.
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) after severe flooding in northern Ghana earlier this fall.

Traveling the Way of Love Episode 7: Learn
14 minute video.
Traveling the Way of Love, Episode 7: Learn, the final installment of the first season of the Way of Love video series from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, is now available.

Bishop Marty's Sermons: October – November

One-minute read.
Bishop Marty’s recent sermons from October 11 to November 24 are available to listen to on the diocesan website.

The St. Andrew's Cross November Issue
One-minute read.
The November edition of The St. Andrew’s Cross, the online magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion, is available to read online. As we move into Advent and Christmas, we often stop to reflect on all the reasons for thanksgivings.

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What's Happening - December-January
'Rooted in Jesus' Conference - Atlanta, Georgia, January 21-24, 2020

It’s time for the Episcopal Church to come together as disciples of Jesus and take a bold new step into the next decade. Let’s spend four days together, talking about discipleship, leadership, evangelism, formation, preaching, and much more—so we can go out and be the Body of Christ.

None at Present.
December 14
Regional Advent Gatherings.
January 11
13th Annual Bishop's Ball. St Paul's, Kansas City. 6:00 p.m.
Diocesan & Church-wide
December 14
Cursillo Ultreya – St. Peter & All Saints. 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
December 24 – 25
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Diocesan Office closed.
January 1
New Year's Day – Diocesan Office closed.
January 20
Martin Luther King Day. Diocesan Office closed.
January 21
Rooted in Jesus. Atlanta, Georgia.
December 7
Southern Deanery Council. Advent Spiritual Renewal. Details to be announced.
December 13
Commission on Ministry. Diocesan Center. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
December 14
Diocesan Council. St. Peter’s, Harrisonville. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
December 17
Standing Committee. St. Peter & All Saints. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
January 7
Finance Committee. Diocesan Center. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
January 8
Diversity and Reconciliation Commission. St. Augustine’s. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
January 10 - 11
Youth Ministry Commission. St. Paul’s, Kansas City. 7:00 p.m. Onward.
January 21
Standing Committee. St. Peter & All Saints. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
None at present.
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The next News Update will be published on Thursday November 21, 2019
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
Bishop Marty’s Visitation Schedule
One-minute read.
An updated version of Bishop Marty’s visitation schedule through August 2020 is available on the diocesan website.

Bulletin Inserts
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In Case You Missed It
Latest Diocesan Council Minutes Available to Read Online
20 minute read.
Diocesan Council minutes for the meetings held in June and August have been uploaded to the Diocesan Website

Diocesan Website Updates
One-minute read
Updated versions of the Clergy Directory and Clergy Available for Supply list are available on the diocesan website. Please note that the Clergy Directory is password protected.

Prayer Cycle
One-minute read
The latest update to the diocesan prayer cycle covering Advent, Christmastide, and Epiphany has been published on the diocesan website.

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