When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 7 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. The event will feature an exchange of ideas about Islamic and Christian mysticism with a special focus on daily practices. The dialogue will be both verbal and musical. Forrest and Kurt have each written new music for the event that will be performed by soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson.
News Update 01-19-2023
In this issue: photographs of January’s ordinations to the diaconate, the 2024 budget process, our first annual service celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., Several administrative announcements for clergy, and a whole lot more.
One-minute read. It is time for non-parochial clergy to report on their ministry during 2022, and for licensed clergy who wish to be re-licensed to apply to renew their licenses,
One-minute read. Clergy and Bishop’s Wardens, as you’re planning your Annual Meetings, please be sure to set a reminder to also complete your roster and slate of delegates form.
Four-minute read. In an email sent out on January 16, the 2024 Special Budget Committee asked leaders of diocesan ministries and members of the Diocese, to join in the process of preparing the 2024 budget. All members of the diocese are invited to take part in this important step in setting out the future of The Diocese of West Missouri.
Three-minute read, 105-minute video. On Saturday, January 14, the diocese held its first annual service in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. The recording of the service includes a 1967 interview with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made 11 months before he was assassinated, and an extract from a sermon he delivered at the Washington National Cathedral.
When: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 4 p.m. Where: St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. Join the people of St. Augustine’s in a celebration of the Blessed Absalom Jones. This year’s celebration includes guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and St. Augustine’s liturgical dancers.
Three-Minute read. Start 2023 by Chalking the Door as a way to celebrate and physically mark God’s blessing on our lives and home throughout the year.
When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Noon. Where: Online. The ECMC (Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee) invites you to join us for our 2nd National Virtual Event on Saturday, January 28 at noon Central! This year’s theme is “Jesus Is Just Alright With Me.”
The Ordination of Brittany Sparrow Savage, David Wilcox, Ryan Williams, and Ryan Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons
Five-minute read. Photographs of the ordination of Brittany Sparrow Savage, David Wilcox, Ryan Williams, and Ryan Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons.
Recording – The ordination of Brittany Sparrow Savage, David Wilcox, Ryan Williams, and Ryan Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons
One hour, 37-minute video. Watch a recording of the ordination of Brittany Renee Sparrow Savage, David Sidney Wilcox, II, Jon Ryan Williams, and Ryan Anthony Zavacky to the Sacred Order of Deacons.
Every year, the President proclaims January as a month dedicated to the awareness and prevention of human trafficking. Read this bulletin for details of the National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and #WearBlueDay
Three-minute read. The first step in the Be SMART program is “S” Secure your guns in homes and vehicles. 13 million households with children contain at least one gun. And the majority of children know where the gun is stored. Hiding a gun is not securing a gun.