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In The December 2017 Issue

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St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Independence — 50th Anniversary

One-minute read. It was a grand day. We invited folks from far and wide — really anyone who had ever been touched by the life, history, and ministry of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church ...   Read More 

St. Augustine's 135th Anniversary (1882-2017)

Five-minute read. On October 22, 2016, Edward L. Warner 3rd Rector of Saint Augustine’s Church spoke at the 135th anniversary of the church. The program included liturgical dancers and Choristers from the William Baker Festival Singers. Read More 

Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition Makes Plans to Begin a Safe House

Five-minute read. The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition is now ready to pursue the second part of the dream they had at their founding: that of developing a safe house for women who have been trafficked.  Read More 

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Latest Features

An Advent Meditation

Five-minute read. What is the meaning of Advent?  Read More 

Convention Digest

Eight-minute read. A digest of events that took place and the official actions of the 2017 diocesan convention.  Read More 

Work Group Reports — Finance Team

One-minute read (unless you follow the links and study the budget!) A report on the work of the Finance Team.  Read More 

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Evangelism

A Bishop Promotes a Renewed Jesus Movement

five-minute read. An interview with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.  Read More 

Reframing “Religion” from Belief to Belonging

10 minute read. The Jesus Movement arises from the sacred Gospel story in which we participate.  Read More 

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Christian Formation

Deepen Your Experience of God by Worshiping With Other Faiths

10 minute read. Carolyn Thompson is deepening her relationship with God by participating in other faith's worship services.   Read More 

Discernment

Discerning a Call: Deacons in Today's Church

10 minute read. What are deacons? What do they do? Where do they come from? And are you called to become a deacon?  Read More 

Bishop Kemper School Offers Resources and Prepares Deacons for Ministry

One-minute read. Workshop for anyone considering a calling to the deaconate.   Read More 

Leadership

Ordinations at the Diocesan Convention Eucharist

Ten-minute read. On the Evening of December 3, 2017, during the diocesan convention Eucharist service, Fr. Jonathan Callison was received into the Episcopal Church, and Larry Ehren and Kary (Karen) Mann were ordained into the diaconate. Read More 

Installation of Fr. Jos Tharakan at St. James', Springfield

Five-minute read. Pictures of Fr. Jos' Installation, and he's written about himself, so that you can read about St. James' new rector. Read More 

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Education

Deepen Your Experience of God by Worshiping With Other Faiths

10 minute read. Carolyn Thompson is deepening her relationship with God by participating in other faith's worship services.   Read More 

Facts, Figures, and Men's Role in Human Trafficking

20 minute read. What's the truth behind human trafficking, and how men specifically can work on eradicating it. A paper presented at the Human Trafficking Workshop for Men held at St. John's Springfield, on September 17, 2017.  Read More 

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Youth

Diocesan Youth Gathering and the 2017 Bishop's Ball

Five-minute read. What does the birth of Jesus mean to you? What was it like to be a disciple? How can we relate Jesus’ miracles to life today? What was it like to be there when Jesus was nailed to the cross? This year youth and volunteers sought to answer some of these questions at the Diocesan Youth Gathering. Read More 

The Presiding Bishop Visits the Youth of the Diocese

Two-minute read. Before attending the 'Awakening the Spirit' events, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spent time at St Paul's Episcopal Church Kansas City with the youth of the diocese.  Read More 

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