iSeek news & events

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Ordination season continues as the Diocese welcomes our newest priest, the Rev. Meg Goldstein. The ordination service was held Sunday, June 26 at Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Charles. See more photos from the event.

Diocesan News

Prayers for General Convention

We invite your prayers for our 11 lay and clergy deputies from the Diocese of Missouri as they prepare for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The Convention is in Baltimore, July 8-11. 

Betty Bowersox, a convention deputy from Grace Church in Kirkwood, offers prayers for parishes to include in their July 3 and July 11 services.

Watch for more details about General Convention in next week's newsletter!

New Materials for Safe Church Training

The process of updating our Safe Church, Safe Communities program continues, with the release of registration instructions.

We ask all parishes to take time to look at the new information and learn how to use this important and required training in your parish.

Visit the Safe Church page on the diocesan website. 

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:

3rd Quarter

The newest list of prayers to include in your weekly worship is now available on the diocesan website. These prayers run from July through September. 

To find the prayer cycle, visit our website and follow these menu items:

  • Resources
  • Worship
  • Prayer

Direct link to the Prayers page.

Clergy Transitions:

Summer 2022

Summer is a season of change in the Diocese of Missouri, with new clergy just beginning their service, some clergy shifting from one role to another, and still other clergy leaving the Diocese for new adventures.

We give thanks for all our clergy and offer prayers during this time of transition.

See the list of summer transitions.

Apply Now for New Ventures in Community Ministries Grant

Do you have a ministry idea that needs funding? A New Ventures in Community Ministries Grant is a great way to turn your ministry dreams into reality! 

The Diocese of Missouri will be awarding grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to help you do God's work in our communities. Grant applications are now available. Application deadline is July 15, 2022.

Learn more and download grant guidelines, timelines and application details. 


Emery Washington Convocation

Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, July 7

8:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves

Clergy and delegates in the Emery Washington Convocation are invited to attend a prayer breakfast to get to know each other and explore opportunities for partnerships.

Learn more and RSVP.

DAH Art Auction

Coming soon!

As a take-away from their year of service, the Deaconess Anne House Corps Members have created pieces of art that reflect personal theological statements.

They will be auctioning their beautiful framed prints to provide financial support and care for the DAH program as it enters a year of discernment and renewed ministry.

Watch for details of the auction coming soon to find out how you can own a piece of the Deaconess Anne House mission!

DAH Thank You and Share Back Day

Wednesday, July 9

6 - 8 p.m.

Deaconess Anne House

1416 Sullivan Ave, Old North St. Louis

Join us at Deaconess Anne House for an evening of food, fun, reflecting on and giving thanks for this past year, and celebrating an incredible cohort of young adults.

Learn more and RSVP.

Speaker Series: 

Who is Our Neighbor?

Sundays in July

11:15 a.m.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Florissant

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church invites all to their special speaker series to learn more about the needs of their North St. Louis County community -- and determine how they can help serve those needs.

Learn more.

Expo, Festival & Corvette Show

Sunday, July 31, 2022

1 p.m.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Ellisville

St. Martin's invites all to a Corvette show and festival featuring many community organizations. Food will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to Circle of Concern Food Pantry. 

Learn more.


Get to Know DioMO:

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Good Shepherd and St. Luke's came together to welcome the Bishop on Sunday, June 26. It's a preview of the upcoming merger of the two West St. Louis County parishes.

Get to Know Good Shepherd and St. Luke's.

Hymn of the Week:

In Christ there is no East or West

The tune of this week's hymn has the distinction of being one of the first works coming from the African-American culture to enter a hymnal of a major Protestant denomination. ​Pat Partridge from Christ Church Cathedral brings us the story.


Summer 2022

Our summer edition of SEEK! magazine is hot off the presses! Our latest diocesan publication features stories of mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

Read a digital copy of the magazine, download a printable copy, or sign up to have future magazines mailed to your home.

Summer Schedule in the Diocesan Offices

It's going to be a busy summer for Bishop Deon Johnson and Canon Doris Westfall as they travel for General Convention in Baltimore (July 8-11) and the Lambeth Conference in London (July 26 - Aug. 8). Following those big events, the Bishop will be taking vacation time and Canon Doris will be going on sabbatical.

Please note the dates our leaders will be away:

  • Bishop Deon will be away from the office July 1 - September 6
  • Canon Doris will be away from the office July 1 - November 2.


The Diocesan offices will be closed Monday, July 4 for the holiday, but will otherwise maintain regular business hours, with all other Diocesan staff available. 

More Information from DioMO:



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If you have news, announcements, or pictures you'd like to share with the diocese, please send your information to Communications Director Janis Greenbaum.

The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri


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