June 16, 2022
A summary of news and events,
for the people of the
Episcopal Churches of West Missouri
News
Ordination of Jean Long to the Sacred Order of Deacons
Three-minute read.
Photographs of the ordination of Jean Marie Long into the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Sharing God’s love at Kansas City Pride 2022
One-minute read.
Several Episcopal churches from West Missouri braved the sunshine and heat to participate in the Kansas City Pride 2022 parade on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Preaching Excellence Program 2022
One-minute read.
Two Bishop Kemper School for Ministry students were among the nationwide attendees of the 2022 Preaching Excellence Program. Read more about their experience!
Presiding Bishop calls Episcopalians to ‘A Season of Prayer for Revival’
One-minute read.
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians everywhere to mark the season after Pentecost with 30 days of prayer leading up to and encompassing the 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
El Obispo Primado convoca a los episcopales a «un ciclo de oración por un reavivamiento»

El obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael Curry, invita a los episcopales de todo el mundo a marcar la estación después de Pentecostés con 30 días de oración antes y durante la 80.ª Convención General que tendrá lugar en Baltimore, Maryland.

Descargue hoy los recursos para la campaña anual de compromiso

Estamos orgullosos de anunciar que los materiales de nuestra campaña de compromiso anual están listos para descargar.

Features
West Missouri chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE)
One-minute read.
It is time to begin the process of starting a UBE chapter here in our diocese.

The need for a UBE chapter in West Missouri has been discussed by various people off and on, and Bishop Bruce has strongly urged that this become a reality.
Justice: Leaving our comfort zone
One-minute read.
Love is something we do. Let us try our best to make our words and actions a witness to the world.
Announcements
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

Diocesan Office Closed - June 20 & July 4
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The office will be closed in observance of Juneteenth & Independence Day.

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.
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.
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) June Newsletter
One-minute read.
 Read Twelve Baskets Full, The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s latest monthly newsletter.
What's happening
A Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Grace and Holy Trinity. All are invited to attend in person or online.
On June 25 at 11 a.m., God willing, the Very Rev. Jos Tharakan will be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one holy catholic and apostolic Church, and the XIV Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho.

Save the date! Women's Retreat, August 6.

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.
Deadlines
July 15
Registration Deadline for the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission’s seventh online series of book study sessions.
Many churches in the diocese are offering daily prayers, reflections, and Sunday worship online.
Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
Juneteenth — liturgy and history
Two-minute read.
In 2015, the 126th Diocesan Convention passed a resolution regarding the response of the Episcopal churches in West Missouri to the ongoing sin of Racism. One of the provisions was the use the service closest to “Juneteenth” as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the constant vigilance needed to address racism.
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.
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 communications@diowestmo.org
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
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Bruce on the recent shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas
Juneteenth — A personal reflection
Clergy Transitions – May 2022

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