July 7, 2022
A summary of news and events,
for the people of the
Episcopal Churches of West Missouri
General Convention in Baltimore – Meet West Missouri’s Deputies
Five-minute read.
Starting Friday, July 8, running through the weekend and closing on Monday, July 11, the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will convene in Baltimore, Maryland. West Missouri has 10 Deputies attending. Find out who they are and find out more about the 80th General Convention.
The ordination and consecration of the Very Rev. Jos Tharakan as the XIV Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho
Three-minute read.
Photographs of the ordination and consecration of the Very Rev. Jos Tharakan as a Bishop in the one holy catholic and apostolic Church, and the XIV Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho.
Roanridge grant awarded to West Missouri to develop ‘Partners in Presence’ program for town and country churches
Four-minute read.
The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church has granted The Diocese of West Missouri $20,265 for the creation of a teaching-and-learning program designed to equip town and country churches.
Statement on Supreme Court Dobbs decision by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
One-minute read.
On June 24, the Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The court has overturned the constitutional right to abortion that was recognized in the seminal 1973 case Roe v. Wade.
West Missouri’s Daughters of the King hold their first assembly since COVID-19 pandemic began
Two-minute read.
The Order of the Daughters of the King Spring Assembly was held on May 7 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lebanon, Missouri. A total of 41 members were registered and attended, the largest assembly in many years.
Sam Fleming appointed Director of Music and Organist for Good Shepherd, Kansas City
Two-minute read.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Kansas City recently appointed Sam Fleming as Director of Music and Organist.
Declaración sobre la decisión Dobbs de la Corte Suprema por el Obispo Presidente Michael Curry

Hoy, (6.24.22) la Corte Suprema publicó su decisión en el caso de Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. El tribunal anuló el derecho constitucional al aborto que fue reconocido en el caso seminal de 1973 Roe v. Wade.

Abierta la solicitud de becas para proyectos del cuidado de la creación episcopal

La Oficina del Cuidado de la Creación de la Iglesia Episcopal anuncia la apertura del ciclo de financiamiento de becas del Cuidado de la Creación 2022, y se aceptan solicitudes, disponibles en inglés y español, para proyectos de eco ministerio locales y regionales hasta las 5 de la tarde HE [Hora del Este] del15 de agosto.

Se anuncian fechas de eventos de jóvenes episcopales nacionales e internacionales

Después de un retraso de tres años debido a las restricciones del COVID-19, el Departamento de Formación en la Fe de la Iglesia Episcopal se complace en anunciar las fechas en 2023 para el Evento de la Juventud Episcopal (EYE) y el Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales (EJE).

Además, el período de solicitud está abierto para los interesados ​​en formar parte del equipo de planificación del EYE. La fecha límite para la recepción de solicitudes es el 15 de julio.

Recording — Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence
51-minute Video.
A Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence was held on Tuesday June 21, 2022, at Grace and Holy Trinity.
The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church - Baltimore July 8 - 11
All the latest news, links to live video, and much more is available at the diocesan General Convention Webpage

When Bishop Bruce was seated in her cathedra on the feast of the Epiphany, there was no reception for our bishop provisional to meet the many Episcopalians from across our diocese because of the skyrocketing COVID-19 infection rates. This summer, each deanery is hosting host a picnic with Bishop Bruce as the honored guest, in hopes of celebrating her ministry among us. These picnics will also serve as a time of fellowship — a reminder that we are one church in West Missouri.

If you are coming to one (or more!) of the picnics please RSVP now so that we know how many people we need to cater for

July 23 - Central Deanery - St. Anne’s Lee’s Summit.

July 30 - Southern Deanery - St. Matthew’s, Ozark

August 7 - Northwest-Metro Deanery - Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City
Dates announced for national, international Episcopal youth events
One-minute read.
After three years’ delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation is pleased to announce dates in 2023 for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) and Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales (EJE).

In addition, the application period is open for those interested in serving on the EYE planning team. The deadline to receive applications is July 15.
Grant applications open for Episcopal creation care projects
One-minute read.
The Episcopal Church Office of Creation Care announces the opening of the 2022 Creation Care grant funding cycle, with applications — available in English and Spanish — being accepted for local and regional eco-ministry projects until 5 p.m. ET August. 15.
The Cross – June 2022
One-minute read.
The June edition of The Cross, the 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.
Please join us as we resume our book study on Undoing Racism with our next book, “Four Hundred Souls,” a unique one-volume “community” history of African Americans.
What's happening
Women’s Retreat – Cultivating Resilience in a Changing World

The Women of the diocese are invited to attend a special Women’s Retreat, Cultivating Resilience in a Changing World. We are planning a full day of prayer, discussion, and activities.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Every Friday at Noon throughout July Join us for a 30-minute recital. Newly appointed Good Shepherd Music Director, Sam Fleming, and other Kansas City area organists will perform the recitals which are free and open to the community.

July 21, at 7 p.m. Online. Join Kim Snodgrass, Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation, to explore Formation from a fresh perspective, take the opportunity to ask questions, and share experiences. This will be a good resource for churches that are wondering how to approach and promote formation from a new direction this fall! 

Save the Date! 2022 Annual Convention — November 4 & 5

Events & Meetings
check out the diocesan calendar and our full list of forthcoming events and meetings.
July 15
Registration Deadline for the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission’s seventh online series of book study sessions.
July 21
Registration Deadline for the Central Deanery Picnic at St. Anne’s Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Many churches in the diocese are offering daily prayers, reflections, and Sunday worship online.
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
Download your annual pledge campaign resources today!
One-minute read.
TENS are proud to announce that their annual pledge campaign materials are ready for download.
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Bulletin inserts and flyers
Do you have any bulletin inserts or flyers of interest to the Episcopal Churches of West Missouri? Send them in!

Second chance - In case you missed it
West Missouri chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE)
Spread The Word