Church News

Diocesan-wide Easter Vigil Recording

70-minute video. Did you miss the online Easter Vigil at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral? You can watch a recording of it here.

The Cares Act and Charitable Giving

One-minute read. The Episcopal Churches of West Missouri rely on generous donors to support their missions and ministries. Stewardship can be deeply spiritual, rooted in a desire to reorient our lives towards God, but it also has a practical side. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, includes several provisions that may affect charitable giving this year.

Online Prayers – Something for everyone in West Missouri

One-minute read. We are sharing our prayers and services online from our churches chapels, offices, studies, and living rooms. There’s morning, noonday and evening prayers, Sunday worship, daily and weekly reflections. There are lots of options to choose from.

“Of These Years I Sing,” Premier at Hammons Hall, Springfield

Two-minute read. Composer and Episcopalian Carlyle Sharpe is known for exciting, yet beautiful sacred compositions which have been performed all over North America and Europe. He is also an active member of Christ Church in Springfield, Missouri.

NourishKC – Taking a bite out of hunger

One-minute read. NourishKC achieved some amazing things in 2019 – most important of which was offering a place of warmth, hospitality, and nourishment to our neighbors who may not have enough food to sustain themselves or their families.

Do you use wireless microphones in your church?

One-minute read. Do you use wireless microphones in your church? If you do, you should be aware of major changes in how they can be used, and you have up until July 13, 2020 to check and if necessary adjust or replace your equipment.

St. Mary’s Receives $264,000 Grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation

Two-minute read. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church has announced that it has received a $264,000 matching grant award from the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee in support of its initiative to refurbish and enhance its pipe organ and upgrade the HVAC system in its historic neo-Gothic building.

Celebrating a new ministry: the Rev. Robin James

Two-minute read. On the evening of Monday, January 6, 2020, Mother Robin James was officially welcomed as rector at Grace Episcopal Church, Liberty, Missouri.

Letter from Morocco – January 2020

Three-minute read. Deacon Kevin White recently wrote to tell us a bit more about his Peace Corps placement in Morocco.

2019 Convention Round-up

Five-minute read. A quick summary of the key items from the 2019 Diocesan Convention business session.

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.

Deacon Sherrill Russel Receives St. Stephen’s Award

Two-minute read. Congratulations to Deacon Sherrill Russel for receiving the St. Stephen Award for her service as a committed deacon and her outstanding work as a natural evangelist and pastoral minister.

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