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Pentecost season to open with Way of Love Revival Weekend

three-minute read. The Episcopal Church greets Pentecost with One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend designed to fan the flames of hope, celebrate difference, honor creation, foster beloved community, and send people toward Jesus’s Way of Love.

Holy Week at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

When: Sunday, March 28 – Sunday, April 4
Where: Online

This year we are sharing the Holy Week services from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral so that churches in West Missouri that are unable to hold or share all their Holy Week services online can come together and join us in prayer.

Easter Vigil live from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

When: Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Where: Online

Join us for the Easter Vigil, shared live online from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, with readings and music from Episcopal churches throughout West Missouri.

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.

Renewal of Vows and the Blessing of Oils

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 10 a.m.
Where: Online

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, invite you to join them online in an ecumenical service streamed live from Grace & 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.

Holy Week & Easter Sunday Services 2021

The Episcopal Churches of West Missouri provide lots of possibilities for reflection and prayer during Holy Week (March 29 – April 3). Below is a list of all the online services being held. Many of our churches also have limited in-person access, some requiring pre-registration, and others hold open-air services. Reach out to a church near you to see what they are offering.

Project Resource Offers Spring 2021 Stewardship Training

One-minute read. At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations. April 18 – May 23.

Upcoming Events

One-minute read. Here’s advanced notice of three upcoming events within the diocese.

Area Confirmations at St. Philip’s, Joplin Canceled

The Area Confirmation service due to take place on Saturday, August 17 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Joplin has been canceled. All the candidates due to be confirmed, reaffirmed, or received have elected to travel to an alternate service, or are waiting for next year’s area confirmation services, hoping that physical distancing and attendance limitations will be relaxed by that time.

Public Theology Matters? This sounds interesting

Two-minute read. Feeling discouraged or frustrated and wondering how you can make a difference? Attending the Basics of Public Policy Advocacy is an easy something we can do to get started.

Parenting with Mindfulness Small Groups Forming Now!

One-minute read. Hats off to the 100+ people who engaged with the Parenting with Mindfulness weekend workshop. Now, you can follow up by participating in a small group!

Parenting: You got the guidebook, right?

One-minute read. Oh wait, you didn’t get a parenting guidebook either when you brought that little one home? It sure would have been useful, Whether you are a parent-to-be, have a full house or find yourself being a hands-on grandparent, choose to spend Saturday, September 12th in good company – Parenting With Mindfulness workshop

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