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New Spirit Update, March 18, 2021

In this issue: Bishop Marty celebrates ten years of ordained ministry as the eighth bishop of West Missouri, A generous donation to ‘Everything Holy,’ Lots about Holy Week, we need your help with the Easter Vigil, and more!

New Spirit Update, February 18, 2021

Once again we are blessed with more articles than you could shake a bishop’s crozier at. You’ll need to read the New Spirit Update to find out more!

Diakoneo Magazine February, 2021

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: A Zoom retreat for men in recovery, Allyship training, Young Episcopal Deacons – the under-50’s, Emergency grants for deacons, and more!

Church Leadership Essentials

Thursday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Bishop’s Staff invite you to attend one of these two online sessions which will provide essential information for new and returning vestry members and other church staff and leaders.

Large (5′ x 8′) Episcopal Flag — Free to a good home

Gone — It’s been snapped up. Congratulations St. Matthew’s Raytown.

Bishop Spencer Place has a brand new Episcopal flag, five by eight feet going spare. Please contact Emily at BishopsAssistant@diowestmo.org if you are interested in giving the flag a home.

News Update February 4, 2021

St. Mary’s is proving parking for the houseless, Black History Month, Prepping for Lent, a jar of blessings, and lots for church leaders to take note of.

2021 Rosters

Church leadership, please obtain the information needed to complete your Vestry or Bishop’s Committee forms by Monday, March 1st.

Lay Licenses Expire March 1

The licenses for Lay Preacher and Lay Catechist are up for renewal in 2021. Current licenses will expire as of March 1st 2021. While parish leaders and the licensees have been notified via email, we wanted to remind everyone as the deadline is coming up.

News Update January 21, 2021

In this issue, A podcast series on well-being, the latest Diversity and Reconciliation book study series, resources for Lent, and lots more.

Project Resource Offers Spring 2021 Stewardship Training

One-minute read. At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations. April 18 – May 23.

News Update January 7, 2021

In this issue, Bishop Marty Reflects on the Events at the U.S. Capitol, Epiphany; truth becomes clear, Mini-Habits and the Big Journey, and lots more.

News Update December 18, 2020

In this issue, more articles than you can shake a candy cane at. Christmas services 2020, messages from Bishop Marty and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Area Confirmation Pictures, Blue Christmas, and lots more.

News Update December 3, 2020

In this issue: Meet our latest deacons, Everything Holy faith care packages, Episcopal Relief & Development’s new prayer resource, Advent resources and lots more!

The Cross – November 2020 Issue

One-minute read. The November edition of The Cross, the magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion is available to read online.

Diakoneo Magazine November, 2020

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: A two-parish farm ministry, Deacon bridges race & economic status as Poor People’s Campaign leader, Zambia ministry follow-up, and more!

News Update November 25, 2020

In this issue: Some Thanksgiving prayers, and lots of pictures of the recent ordination and confirmation services, and of course, there’s always more.

News Update November 12, 2020

In this issue: It’s a wrap! The Diocese of West Missouri’s first (and hopefully only) online Annual Convention is now over. Find out what happened, and more besides.

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