Contents — June 2019

Spirit Volume 11, Issue 2.

In This Issue

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Editor’s Letter

Ordinations, Confirmations, and Anniversaries. Oh my!

Two-minute read. The past four months have been very busy. We've held three ordination services, ordaining two transitional deacons, and five new priests. We've held three area confirmation services, and two churches have celebrated major anniversaries. That all mounts up to a packed edition of Spirit. Read More 

Keeping Watch

Answers I’ve Given Before And “The Way of Love”

11-minute read. Bishop Marty revisits his answers to three questions Alexandra Connors asked in 2014.  Read More 

Features

The varied work of the Commission on Ministry

Six-minute read. The Commission on Ministry (COM) is a key part of the leadership and ministry of our diocese. Fr. Bill Fasel explains what the Commission on Ministry does.  Read More 

Formed ... and Transformed

One-minute read. We all need the opportunity to be formed and transformed as Christians. The Christian Formation Commision is putting together tools to help us. Read More 

Spiritual Complacency

Three-minute read. Mike McDonnell argues that we are in danger of letting our complacency put our Christian heritage and our faith's future at risk. Read More 

A Year in Africa - Settling in

12-minute read. In this second installment on her experiences working for the Peace Corps, we join join Julia Taylor as she settles into her new home and role in Mbale, Uganda.  Read More 

Spiritual Direction: Airing Things

One-minute read. Spiritual Direction can offer a way of untangling some of life's difficult questions. Read More 

News

Bishop's Day at St. James Episcopal Church, Springfield

One-minute read. St. James Springfield, hosted the southern Bishop’s Day event on March 23 this year. Read More 

The Ordinations of Joseph Pierjok and James Yazell to the Diaconate

Five-minute read. On the afternoon of Sunday March 24, 2018, Joseph Pierjok and James Yazell were ordained into the diaconate at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri Read More 

Stop Human Trafficking and Abuse Event

Two-minute read. On Saturday March 30 a Stop Human trafficking and Abuse event was held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kansas City.  Read More 

Easter Vigil & Baptisms at Grace, Carthage

Two-minute read. Easter Vigil and 150th anniversary celebration dinner at Grace, Carthage. Read More 

Area Confirmations at Christ Church Boonville

One-minute read. On Saturday May 4, 2019, Christ Church, Boonville hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Read More 

Ordinations to the Priesthood at St. Andrew's Kansas City

Five-minute read. On Saturday May 11, 2019, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted the Ordinations to the Sacred Order of Priests of the Rev. William Jeffrey Hurst, the Rev. Dr. Sean Kim, and the Rev. Marco Serrano.  Read More 

Area Confirmations at St. James, Springfield

Three-minute read. On Saturday, May 18, St. James Episcopal Church, Springfield hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Read More 

Ordinations to the Priesthood at Christ Church, Springfield

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Christ Episcopal Church Springfield hosted the Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests of the Rev. Bradley A. Heuett and the Rev. Chandler C. Jackson III. Read More 

Area Confirmations at St. Mary's, Kansas City

One-minute read. On Saturday June 1, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Churches presenting candidates: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kansas City; St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City; St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, Belton; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kansas City; The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas Read More 

Christ Church Lexington's 175th Anniversary

Three-minute read. On Sunday June 9, Christ Episcopal Church Lexington celebrated its 175th anniversary. Read More 

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other - South

Three-minute read. June saw the re-scheduling of the 'Seeing the Face of God in Each Other' workshops that were postponed due to bad weather earlier in the year.  Read More 

 

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Gary Allman

Gary Allman is the Director of Communications at The Diocese of West Missouri