June 11, 2020
Opening remarks from The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council meeting
10-minute read.
Transcripts of the opening remarks made by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and President of the House of Deputies, Gay Clark Jennings at this week’s Executive Council meeting. Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Photo Gallery – Prayer for Racial Justice
19 pictures.
Photo gallery of the June 3, Prayer for Racial Justice event held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Looking Ahead: General Convention planning 2021
Three-minute read.
A letter to Episcopalians from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings. Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Personal Prayer
Two-minute read.
We get to know someone better by talking and listening to each other, building a relationship. We call this time together by different names when comes to friends, but with God, we call it prayer.
Building a balanced spiritual life
One-minute read.
It’s very easy to go through life without thinking much at all about spiritual matters, but Christianity calls us to think about who God is, and who we are. This is a religion of transformation.
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Online worship & prayers
Many churches in the diocese are offering daily prayers, reflections, and Sunday worship online. We've compiled a list of all we know about. If you know of others, please let us know."
Diocesan COVID-19 Webpage

The COVID-19 webpage to provides links to all the key resources you need.

What's Happening
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. God willing, Melissa Roberts George will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Joplin. Space will be limited to facilitate physical distancing. The service will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Youth Events
June 13
Summer Digital Retreat, Online, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..
June 16
Regional Bible & Bingo – South Regional Ministry, Online, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
June 17
Regional Bible & Bingo – North Regional Ministry, Online, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church Events
June 27
Ordination of Melissa George to the Sacred Order of Priests, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Joplin. 2:00 p.m. Livestreamed on YouTube.
June 12
Commission on Ministry, Online, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
June 13
Diocesan Council, Online, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
June 16
Standing Committee, St. Peter and All Saints Episcopal Church, Kansas City, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 20
Central Deanery, Online, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 17
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Clergy, Administrators, and Church Leaders
Episcopal Church Women accepting scholarship applications through Friday, July 17, 2020
One-minute read.
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) have scholarship opportunities available to women who are at least twenty-three years of age, a member of a parish or mission in The Diocese of West Missouri and who are studying for the diaconate or priesthood.

Bulletin Inserts
Bulletin & church newsletter inserts for you to consider and include.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Inserts

Several bulletin inserts and posters are available in the article linked to below.

Inserts from The Episcopal Church

These weekly bulletin inserts provide information about the history, music, liturgy, mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church, and may be of help to churches with limited time and resources to prepare weekly bulletins.

In Case You Missed It
The Episcopal Youth Community in West Missouri Summer Events Update
Three-minute read.
Read all about the the West Missouri's Youth summer events.

Boiling Point
Six-minute read.
Bishop Marty, “We are acting as though God doesn’t see or care about the way we treat one another, belittle one another, or degrade one another.”

Prayer for Racial Justice at St. Augustine’s
Four-minute read, 40-minute video .
The people of the Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran churches of the Kansas City Metro area gathered together on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in prayer for racial justice held in the grounds of at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. An estimated 150-200 people attended the event in person. The proceedings were also livestreamed on Facebook.

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