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October 20, 2021

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Trinity Episcopal Church, DeSoto

Sunday was a lovely day for a bishop visit at Trinity Episcopal Church in DeSoto!

Learn more about this lovely parish on the diocesan website and look for #GetToKnowDioMO on social media this week!


Diocesan Convention Updates:

Deadline to register for convention: October 20 -- TODAY!

Convention Officers, Lay Delegates, Clergy Members, Diocesan Council Members, Standing Committee Members, and General Convention Deputies should register.

Register here.

Convention Update: October 22

Everyone with seat, voice, and/or vote should be receiving an email update this Friday afternoon. If you do not receive the convention email, please send a note to Janis Greenbaum.

Deadline for ministry reports: October 31

All ministry leaders are invited to share their stories with the diocese.

Send reports to Communications Director Janis Greenbaum.

Virtual Convention Training: Nov. 3 @ 7 p.m.

(Zoom link coming soon)

We encourage all convention delegates & clergy to attend -- especially those attending for the first time. This training will cover voting procedures. A training video will also be available as a refresher.

Convention Public Hearings: Nov. 6 @ 10 a.m.

(Zoom link coming soon)

Everyone with voice and/or vote at convention is invited to this Zoom gathering to ask questions about our 2022 budget and the resolutions to be voted on at convention. (Budget and resolutions will be available before this meeting.) The goal is to work out any problems before we get to convention!

Convention Dates: November 18-20, 2021

Download a draft schedule.

Visit our convention web page for details on these items and more as they become available.

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Cycle & Center:

Discover the peace and power of prayerful pedaling

Saturday, Oct. 23

10 a.m.

Creve Coeur Lake Park

Bring your own bike, snacks and water and gather at the Taco Bell Shelter. Ride as far as you want on a paved trail. The Rev. Emily Hillquist Davis and the Rev. Deacon Jerre Birdsong will lead spiritual readings and kinetic contemplation along the route.

Or, if you don't feel like pedaling, You're invited to stay at the Taco Bell Shelter where the Rev. Susie Skinner will lead meditations from 10 to 11 a.m.

Learn more about this event.


St. Paul's Annual Benefit Concert

Saturday, Oct. 23

7 p.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Carondelet

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the Carondelet neighborhood of St. Louis invites you to its 7th Annual Benefit Concert, featuring musicians from the congregation and the community. The theme of this year's concert is "On the Road to Restoration." Your free-will offering will support St. Paul's food ministries.

Learn more about this event.

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IPSTL Annual Celebration

October 28

Time TBA

Education and Cultural Center of the Hindu Temple of St. Louis

Join the Interfaith Partnership of St. Louis as we celebrate our vibrant community, renew our commitments to one another, and invest in critical bridge-building efforts. The Diocese of Missouri is pleased to be an IPSTL sponsor.

Learn more.

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Building a Labyrinth

Saturday, Nov. 6

1 p.m.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Town & Country

All are invited to participate in the holy task of laying stones for a new labyrinth at Church of the Good Shepherd.

Learn more about this event.


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UTO November Gratitude Challenge

United Thank Offering has put together a variety of resources to help people of all ages explore their personal practice of gratitude throughout November. This list includes resources from Indignous Communities to help everyone understand the historical context and truth about Thanksgiving.

Check out the UTO resources.


Preparing for COP26

The Conference of Parties (COP) is the annual United Nations Climate Summit, being held this year in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Episcopal Church has sent a delegation to this event every year since 2015.

Learn more about how you can engage in this important event in the October Creation Care newsletter.

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Hymn of the Week:

Praise my soul, the King of Heaven

Canon Precentor Pat Partridge from Christ Church Cathedral tells us about a hymn that comes from Psalm 103 and has become a popular selection for weddings.

Read the story.

Read past columns.


Building your Communications Toolkit

Communicators from around the diocese came together on October 16 to discern what communications tools we need to be successful as we build the hybrid church era.

Read the story.

Workshop participants: please share your thoughts about the workshop

*please note: this is a corrected evaluation link.

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