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Transitions – May 2023

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of April 2023.

All Things … Episcopal: It’s not just pew aerobics, it’s personal and corporate piety

Three-minute read. In this episode … we talk about personal and corporate piety. Why we do the things we do. It is not just pew aerobics; it is reverence for God. However, in the Episcopal Church, not every parish will have the same exact piety in a worship service, nor will everyone have the same personal piety. Piety is less about doing the “right thing” and more about how to show reverence or respect to the Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and your growth in relationship with the Triune God.

From Bishop Bruce: 2024 Budget Process – May Update

Four-minute read. In an email sent out on May 26, 2023, Bishop Bruce gives an update on the 2024 diocesan budgeting process, provides a first look at, and invites comments on, the draft of the proposed 2024 diocesan budget expenses.

KC Pride 2023: deadlines, help needed, and information

Five-minute read. KC Pride 2023 is just around the corner. The Episcopal Church will be present at the three-day Festival, marching in the parade together and hosting a Pride Mass that Saturday morning. All churches are welcome to join us and make our voices heard. We need volunteers to help share God’s love and invite others to join the Episcopal Church in proclaiming the Gospel.

Memorial Service 2023 at Walkup Grove Cemetery

A Memorial worship service will be held at Walkup Grove Cemetery, Atchison County on Sunday, May 28, at 11 am. The worship is sponsored by St. Oswald’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, with Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce and Fr. Sidney Breese presiding at this special service.

Episcopal Relief & Development on how mapping assets builds resilience

Five-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development shares their first-hand experience on the importance of the Episcopal Asset Map and how the collaborative project between Episcopal Relief & Development and The Episcopal Church allows congregations to respond to disasters in the most under-resourced and unrepresented communities in the US. 

Are you up-to-date on your AED equipment?

Three-minute read. AEDs are an important piece of rescue equipment that can improve the survival of cardiac events. It’s important for you to review and maintain your AED equipment each year. Here’s what you need to know.

Save the Date

Make a note of the upcoming ordinations, picnics, and other events happening over the next few months.

Wear orange for gun violence awareness

Two-minute read. The weekend of June 3-4, 2023, churches across The Diocese of West Missouri are invited to participate in “Wear Orange Day” in honor of victims and survivors of gun violence across our country.

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