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Area Confirmations at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Raytown, Missouri

One-minute read. On Saturday, November 2, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Raytown hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Churches presenting candidates: Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs, Trinity Church, Independence, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, St. Paul’s, Lee’s Summit, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.

Blessing of the Animals Fundraiser for Tri-Lakes Humane Society

Two-minute read. People all over the world celebrate the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. This year St. Mark’s, Kimberling City, had a bumper attendance to help raise funds for the Tri-Lakes Humane Society.

Letter from Morocco

Two-minute read. The Rev. Deacon Kevin White (St. Augustine’s), is serving with the Peace Corps in Morocco where he will be a Youth Development Specialist volunteer.

Daily Eucharist in Downtown Kansas City

One-minute read. St. Mary’s Church in downtown Kansas City now offers the Holy Eucharist each day. If you are in the downtown area on a weekday and in need of spiritual refreshment and nourishment, please come and join us!

Deacon Kevin White Begins Peace Corps Service in Morocco

Two-minute read. The Rev. Deacon Kevin White, (St. Augustine’s), has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Morocco on Sept. 8, 2019, to begin training as a Youth Development Specialist volunteer.

St. Nicholas’ Kermes Festival

One-minute read. St. Nicholas, Noel celebrates its Hispanic culture with kermes festivals. Tourists, locals, and other Episcopalians join St. Nicholas for food, fellowship, and live music in Spanish.

Clue Summer Camp: Breaking the Friendship Code!

Five-minute read. On June 10-14, The Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City and Father Galen Snodgrass generously opened their doors and allowed us to transform the church basement into a summer camp for a dozen adolescents with social challenges.

Fr. John Coil Retires

One-minute read. Fr. John Coil retired on June 23, 2019. His last service at St. Luke, Excelsior Springs was held on June 16. Fr. John reported that “Our last Sunday together after 17 years was a grand celebration. Full sung Eucharist, Magnificent music with organ, violin, viola, cello, keyboard, tympani, choir. A day to remember full of love, tears, and hugs. St. Luke’s is a real gem.”

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

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