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Preaching Excellence Program 2022

One-minute read. Two Bishop Kemper School for Ministry students were among the nationwide attendees of the 2022 Preaching Excellence Program. Read more about their experience!

Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence

A Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday June 21, 2022, at Grace and Holy Trinity. All are invited to attend in person or online.

West Missouri chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE)

One-minute read. It is time to begin the process of starting a UBE chapter here in our diocese.

The need for a UBE chapter in West Missouri has been discussed by various people off and on, and Bishop Bruce has strongly urged that this become a reality.

Sharing God’s love at Kansas City Pride 2022

One-minute read. Several Episcopal churches from West Missouri braved the sunshine and heat to participate in the Kansas City Pride 2022 parade on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

The Episcopal Church at Kansas City Pride 2022 — June 10-12

One-minute read. Will you join us in affirming God’s love to all this June? Three churches of The Diocese of West Missouri have taken the lead on The Episcopal Church’s presence at Kansas City Pride 2022, and are inviting you to join them.

Introducing Rachael Orth

Two-minute read. We are pleased to introduce Rachael Orth, who joined the Diocesan Staff on May 16 in the half-time position of Events Coordinator. Rachael will be responsible for the logistics (registration, venue bookings, contracts, and organizing refreshments and meals, etc.) for diocesan-wide events, and events of interest to a wider diocesan audience.

2022 Memorial Service at Walkup Grove Cemetery

When: May 29, 2022, at 11 a.m.
Where: Walkup Grove Cemetery, Atchison County, Missouri
For: All welcome.

A Memorial worship service will be held at Walkup Grove Cemetery, Atchison County on Sunday, May 29, at 11 am. The worship is sponsored by St. Oswald’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, with Fr. Jonathan Frazier presiding at this special service.

Bishop Bruce’s official picture

One-minute read. An official photograph of Bishop Bruce has been made available to the churches of the diocese. The picture by Mary Ann Teschan, a member at St. Andrew’s, Kansas City, was taken at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Bishop-elect Jos Tharakan’s ordination receives consent

One-minute read. The Episcopal Diocese of Idaho has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Jos Tharakan has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3.

End of School Bash

When: May 15, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: In-person. HJ’s Parking Lot, 6425 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64113
For: Everyone.
Be part of the carnival at St. Andrew’s Church to celebrate the end of school and Blessing of the Feet! Enjoy inflatable slides and carnival games along with ice cream and hot dog trucks.

Bishop Bruce’s Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils service sermon

Nine-minute video. Sermon delivered by the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce, Bishop Provisional of West Missouri at the Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils service held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

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