November 10, 2022
A summary of news and events,
for the people of the
Episcopal Churches of West Missouri
A round-up of West Missouri’s 133rd Annual Convention
Two-minute read.
On November 4 and 5, 2022, the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri was held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri. This was the diocese’s first convention since the election of Bishop Diane as the diocese’s Bishop Provisional in 2021. Find out What happened.

Bishop Diane's address to the 2022 Annual Convention
16-minute video.
Watch Bishop Diane’s address to the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri.
Convention Recording
Six-hour, 40-minute video.
Convention Eucharist
90-minute video.
Watch a recording of the annual Convention Eucharist held at Grace and Trinity Cathedral on Friday, November 4, 2022.
The ordination of Collin Larimore into the Sacred Order of Priests
10-minute read.
 Photographs of the ordination of Collin Larimore into the Sacred Order of Priests at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri, on October 22.
Addressing the gun violence crisis involving children through the Be SMART program
One-minute read.
Peace and Justice Committee addresses Gun Violence through educational Be SMART program for churches to help prevent shootings by children.
On the Cusp of Advent
One-minute read.
On the cusp of Advent, Ordinary Time winds to a close. What has Ordinary Time held for you?
Resources to Nurture a Meaningful Advent
One-minute read.
Nurture a meaningful Advent at church and home. There is no shortage of excellent (and easy to use) resources. Just in case you didn’t see our earlier article, it’s not too late to explore some favorites…
Formational thoughts on politics, elections, and fear
Three-minute read.
Election time is upon us yet again, and all that goes with it. The following may be helpful in maintaining a Christian perspective.
Publication schedule change
November & December.
The New Spirit Update will be published on the second and fourth Thursdays of November and December.
Transitions – October 2022
One-minute read.
Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of October 2022.
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) November Newsletter
Four-minute read.
Read Twelve Baskets Full, The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s latest monthly newsletter.
What's happening
Ordination of Jean Long into the Sacred Order of Priests

On Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., God willing and the people consenting, Jean Long will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Priests. You are invited to join them at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, or watch live online.
Events & Meetings
There is more to see on the diocesan Events pages.
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
Blue Christmas Services

Are you holding a Blue Christmas Service? Please send details to
Diakoneo Magazine, November, 2022
15-minute read.
The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.
Changing the times of your online services?

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Bulletin inserts and flyers
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