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  • Bishop Bruce’s first day

    One-minute read. On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce commenced her Episcopate as Bishop Provisional of West Missouri. Bishop Bruce has provided a brief first day message to the people of the diocese.

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  • St. Augustine’s unusual round design dates back to the 4th Century

    Four-minute read. If you have driven along Benton Boulevard, between E. 27th and E. 28th Street in Kansas City you will, no doubt, have noticed a large round brick building. This unique structure is St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Despite its unusual and modern appearance, St. Augustine’s design is inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which dates back to the 4th Century.

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  • West Missouri’s Episcopal churches join together to help refugees and ask others to join them

    Four-minute read. With a renewed sense of urgency to care for those fleeing danger in their homelands, a handful of churches in the Kansas City area are teaming together with one another and partnering with Della Lamb Community Services to welcome their new neighbors with a loving embrace. 

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  • Ordination of Rita Kendagor into the Transitional Diaconate

    Two-minute read. On Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the opening Eucharist of the 132nd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, Rita Jo Carson Kendagor was ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons by the Rt. Rev. Martin S. Field at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • The Installation of the Rev. Charles Everson as Rector of St. Mary’s, Kansas City

    Three-minute read. On the evening of Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Fr. Charles Everson was installed as Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. The installation was performed by the Very Rev. Charles Marks, Dean of the Northwest-Metro Deanery. Also among those participating was the Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom, 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.

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In Brief

Don’t miss the twice-monthly New Spirit Update of all the news, events, information, and ideas from the Episcopal Churches in West Missouri.

  • New Spirit Update, December 2, 2021

    In this issue: Bishop Bruce’s first day, Fr. Charles’ installation at St. Mary’s, and welcoming refugees. Plus, St. Augustine’s round church has ancient roots, Episcopal Relief & Development’s Year-end match campaign, and lots more.

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