News Update 04-08-2021

Area Confirmation Service

Where: Live from Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, Missouri; view on YouTube and Facebook.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021.

New Spirit Update, April 8, 2021

In this issue: Bishop Marty announces the date of his last day as bishop of West Missouri, St. James donates to 1,000 Days of Love, The Great 50 Days, lots of live video recordings, and a whole lot more!

Bishop Marty announces last day as Bishop of West Missouri

One-minute read. Bishop Marty, the Right Rev. Martin Scott Field, Bishop of West Missouri for the last 10 years, announced his intent to resign in 2021 during his address to the diocese’s Annual Convention in 2018. He now shares that his resignation will be effective September 14, 2021.

The Great 50 Days

Three-Minute read. To believe in the mystery of Easter, to have faith in something we cannot fully understand, is not only counter-cultural, it is a small rebellion!

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Easter 2021 Message

Seven-minute video. “Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2021 Message, “We will not cease, and we will not give up until this world reflects less our nightmare and more God’s dream where there’s plenty good room for all God’s children. Hallelujah anyhow.”

Live Broadcast — Easter Vigil

One Hour, 58-Minute Video.
Recording of The Great Vigil of Easter, shared live online from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, with readings from Episcopal churches throughout West Missouri.

Live Broadcast — Holy Saturday

19-Minute Video.
Recording of Holy Saturday Liturgy, April 3, 2021 at 9 a.m. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Live Broadcast — Good Friday Liturgy

59-Minute Video.
Recording of the Good Friday Liturgy, April 2, 2021 at 12 p.m.; led by the Rt. Rev. Martin S. Field and the Very Rev. Dr. Andrew C. Keyse. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Live Broadcast — Holy Eucharist, Maundy Thursday

One hour, 43-Minute Video.
Recording of the Holy Eucharist for Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7 p.m.; led by the Very Rev. Dr. Andrew C. Keyse. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Area Confirmation Service

Where: Live from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri; view on YouTube and Facebook.
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021.

It’s Holy Week. So what?

Two-minute read. With so much going on in the world, is it silly to insist on giving so much time and energy to the religious observance of Holy Week? If you have the same question, the Rev. Anna Tew may have an answer.

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.

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.

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