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  • Harvest Festival at Oswald’s in-the-Fields

    Harvest Festival at Oswald’s in-the-Fields

    When: Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. Where: St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. Family and friends of St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in rural Skidmore return each fall for a special service.  This year’s celebration is the 124th Harvest Festival and will be held on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m.

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  • We need you!

    We need you!

    One-minute read. Volunteers are needed to serve in various rolls for the diocese. What can you do to help?

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  • Two-week Spanish-language immersion course in Mexico

    Two-week Spanish-language immersion course in Mexico

    One-minute read. Learn Spanish by attending a Spanish-language immersion program in Mexico. The program is provided by the Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca as part of their self-supporting mission via the Instituto de Español de la Iglesia Anglicana de México (IDIAM). The program is designed to not only teach the Spanish language but also provide cultural exposure.

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  • Recapping the Women’s Retreat

    Recapping the Women’s Retreat

    One-Minute read. It’s been years since the women of West Missouri have been able to gather for a retreat, read how it went!

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  • The Rev. Dr. Bill Beachy’s funeral – 7 p.m. August 8

    The Rev. Dr. Bill Beachy’s funeral – 7 p.m. August 8

    The funeral of the Rev. Dr. Bill Beachy will be held on August 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • Harvest Festival at Oswald’s in-the-Fields

    When: Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. Where: St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. Family and friends of St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in rural Skidmore return each fall for a special service.  This year’s celebration is the 124th Harvest Festival and will be held on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m.

    Read more

  • We need you!

    One-minute read. Volunteers are needed to serve in various rolls for the diocese. What can you do to help?

    Read more

  • The Rev. Dr. Bill Beachy’s funeral – 7 p.m. August 8

    The funeral of the Rev. Dr. Bill Beachy will be held on August 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Church Admin Announcements

  • The main website menu has been simplified, by removing all the administrative options and some duplicate entries initially added to assist people unfamiliar with website menus.
  • Nominations are now open, and we are accepting reports and resolutions. Annual Convention registration will open on September 8 and close on October 7. Annual Convention website: https://diowestmo.org/convention
  • The Clergy Directory page has been reformatted and ‘Goes by’ names added. Contact details now show in the correct order for surviving Spouses. All entries are up to date as of today.
  • Coaches, teachers, preceptors, trainers, shepherds, directors, and others, through observing and listening, through example, questions, demonstration, and advice, may offer to others ways of mastering skills within a brief or extended relationship. As we use the term here, mentorship employs such processes to enhance those seeking or practicing licensed or ordained service to God in […]
  • The diocesan General Convention webpage is up and running ready for the start of General Convention on July 8, 2022.

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