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Bishop Marty announces last day as Bishop of West Missouri

One-minute read. Bishop Marty, the Right Rev. Martin Scott Field, Bishop of West Missouri for the last 10 years, announced his intent to resign in 2021 during his address to the diocese’s Annual Convention in 2018. He now shares that his resignation will be effective September 14, 2021.

Live Broadcast – Renewal of Vows and the Blessing of Oils

One hour, 26 minute Video. The Bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Kansas, Western Kansas, Missouri, and West Missouri, in concert with the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Central States Synod, joined together in an ecumenical service streamed live from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

Four dioceses of The Episcopal Church and a Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America hold a joint service to renew baptismal and ordination vows and to bless oils

Two-minute read. On Holy Tuesday, March 30, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri, hosted an interdenominational service to renew baptismal and ordination vows and to bless holy oils. Representing three dioceses of The Episcopal Church were bishops Cathleen Bascom, Bishop of Kansas; Deon Johnson, Bishop of Missouri; and Martin Field, Bishop of West Missouri. They were joined by Susan Candea, Bishop of ELCA’s Central States Synod.

Bishops United Against Gun Violence issues statement on Atlanta spa shootings

Three-minute read. On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, a mass shooting in Atlanta took the lives of eight people. Along with my sister and brother bishops from Bishops United Against Gun Violence, I offer the following statement to raise awareness of the shooting and the terrible, national legacy that precedes this tragedy. I encourage you to read on.

International Outreach Grant Program – IOG

One-minute read. Did you know that each year The Diocese of West Missouri sets aside funds to match financial gifts from parishes to worthy overseas causes? We call this the International Outreach Grant (IOG) program.

Everything Holy Update

Two-minute read.
The response to Everything Holy has blown past all expectations in the first two months! If you are already participating, thank you for your support, not to mention the encouragement and excitement this brings to the creative team.

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.

Christmas Services 2020

Join the Episcopal Churches of West Missouri in celebrating the Nativity of our Lord. There’s something for everyone, with options for attending physically distanced, in-person services, parking lot services, or joining in from the comfort of your own home with online services.

New book from Fr. Bryan Spoon to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital

Two-minute read. Neuroscience and the Fruit of Spirit by Fr. Bryan Spoon is a guide for understanding the physiological basis for spirituality and ethical behavior. All the author’s royalties from the book will benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Meet our latest deacons

Four-minute read. On Monday, November 16, 2020, Lynda Hurt and Isaac Petty were ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to find out a little bit about their respective journeys of faith.

Lay Licensed Ministry Licences Expiring in 2021

One-minute read. Every year, some lay licenses expire on March 1st. In 2021, Catechist and Preacher licenses will all expire on March 1st. Anyone holding those licenses will need to submit a renewal application any time after January 1st.

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