May 4, 2023
A summary of news and events,
for the people of the
Episcopal Churches of West Missouri
Send your news and pictures to: [email protected]
Call to action against guns in churches

Two-minute read.
The Peace and Justice Committee is urging members of The Diocese of West Missouri to contact the Missouri Senate to ask them to oppose House Bill 282, which removes current restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in churches.
Wear orange for gun violence awareness

Two-minute read.
The weekend of June 3-4, 2023, churches across The Diocese of West Missouri are invited to participate in “Wear Orange Day” in honor of victims and survivors of gun violence across our country.
Fr. Tim Coppinger elected Dean of the Central Deanery

One-minute read.
At the Deanery Council Meeting held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, the Rev. Timothy R. Coppinger was elected the new dean of the Central Deanery.

The Order of Naucratius: hunting and fishing for the betterment of God’s Kingdom

Four-minute read.
Read about the connection between Episcopalians, hunting, fishing, and ministry. You are invited to join the inaugural meeting of the West Missouri Chapter of the Order of Naucratius on May 25 at Grace Carthage.
A way to pray: Proverbs

Three-minute read.
Few books offer more practical day-to-day guidance on the art of living than the Book of Proverbs.
ChurchNext: How to enrich your spiritual life

One-minute read.
Are you looking for a new simple way to learn and grow? ChurchNext might be for you … because they’re out to change lives.

Se invita a los episcopales de todas partes a inscribirse para participar en un festival de culto, aprendizaje, comunidad y acción de toda la Iglesia del 9 al 12 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Baltimore (Maryland).
Transitions - April 2023

One-minute read.
Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of April 2023.
Registration open for churchwide ‘It’s All About Love’ festival in July

Episcopalians everywhere are invited to register to join a churchwide festival of worship, learning, community, and action July 9-12 at the Baltimore (Maryland) Convention Center.
April issue of Lamplight
Three-minute read.
The April issue of Lamplight, Episcopal Relief & Development’s disaster program newsletter is available to read online.
Three-minute read.
Read The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s Eastertide 2023 newsletter.

All Things ... Episcopal
Belonging, Believing, and Becoming the Church of the Future

Three-minute read.
In this episode, we hear from two college students in Springfield, Missouri who talk about finding their way to the Episcopal Church and what lead them to make the decision to be confirmed in the church.
Hope for the Church

Three-minute read.
In this episode, we hear from Danni Valencia Montoya, a young adult member of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. She speaks to us about hope for the future of the Church as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and what gives her hope during the Easter season.
The Daily Office

Three-minute read.
In this episode, we talk about prayer and one of the ways Episcopalians engage in prayer practice. We explore the daily office and how to use the Book of Common Prayer to move through the Daily Office.
What's happening
Make a note of the upcoming ordinations, picnics, and other events happening over the next few months.
Coronation Day: A Celebration
On Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m., The Marvin Byas Singers will be performing at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church to celebrate the coronation of Charles III in their inaugural concert.

Benefit concert for Hillcrest Transitional Housing
The Music Ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church & The Choral Foundation presents The William Baker Festival Singers.

You are invited to join the Episcopal presence at KC PRIDE 2023 
Join us June 9 – 11 at KC Pride 2023 where the Episcopal Church will once again make herself known as a welcoming and safe place…

Events & Meetings
There are lots more to see on the Diocesan Events home page.
Check out the diocesan calendar and our full list of forthcoming events and meetings.
None at present.
Many churches in the diocese are offering daily prayers, reflections, and Sunday worship online.
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
Safe Church, Safe Communities information issued
One-minute read.
In early March, Lay and ordained cures received an email confirming their enrollment in the Praesidium Academy, and set out the Safe Church Training Certification requirements for The Diocese of West Missouri.
Changing the times of your online services?

Don't forget to let us know so we can keep the list of online services up to date.

Email any changes to [email protected]
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
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