In this issue: photographs of January’s ordinations to the diaconate, the 2024 budget process, our first annual service celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., Several administrative announcements for clergy, and a whole lot more.
Budget Process 2024 - Ponder anew what the Almighty can do…
In an email sent out on January 16, the 2024 Special Budget Committee asked leaders of diocesan ministries and members of the Diocese, to join in the process of preparing the 2024 budget. All members of the diocese are invited to take part in this important step in setting out the future of The Diocese of West Missouri.
The Ordination of Brittany Sparrow Savage, David Wilcox, Ryan Williams, and Ryan Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons
Photographs of the ordination of Brittany Sparrow Savage, David Wilcox, Ryan Williams, and Ryan Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons, which took place at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Recording & Photographs – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Three-minute read, 105-minute video.
On Saturday, January 14, the diocese held its first annual service in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. The recording of the service includes a 1967 interview with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made 11 months before he was assassinated, and an extract from a sermon he delivered at the Washington National Cathedral.
Be SMART: Addressing firearm death in children through Secure storage of firearms
The first step in the Be SMART program is “S” Secure your guns in homes and vehicles. 13 million households with children contain at least one gun. And the majority of children know where the gun is stored. Hiding a gun is not securing a gun.
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Every year, the President proclaims January as a month dedicated to the awareness and prevention of human trafficking. Read this bulletin for details of the National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
With annual budgets being finalized and adopted, church pledge drives may seem to be a fading memory. However, giving ample time for both preparation and reflection on our practices of stewardship allows us to discern more deeply what it means to be God’s stewards all year round.
The ECMC (Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee) invites you to join us for our 2nd National Virtual Event on Saturday, January 28 at noon Central! This year’s theme is “Jesus Is Just Alright With Me.”
Join the people of St. Augustine’s in a celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones. This year’s celebration includes guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and the St. Augustine’s liturgical dancers.
Events & Meetings
There is lots more to see on the diocesan Events home page.
Check out the diocesan calendar and our full list of forthcoming events and meetings.