News Update 04-16-2020

News Update April 16, 2020

In this issue: Bishop John Buchanan dies at home in South Carolina. Area Conformations, Bishop’s visitations and Camp WEMO postponed. Bishop Marty’s weekly reflection – the Triduum, a recording of the diocesan-wide Easter Vigil and much more.

Camp WEMO Postponed

One-minute read. Through much discernment, prayer, and consultation, we have decided to postpone Camp WEMO 2020. We are currently in discussion with the Y’s Camp Wakonda to move camp to later in the summer.

Youth Ministry Applications

One-minute read. The Youth Ministry Commission is currently seeking applications for new members. They need to recruit at least four youth, one male adult and two other adults.

The Rt. Rev. John Clark Buchanan 1933 – 2020

One-minute read. Believing in the Communion of Saints and the Resurrection to Life Everlasting, I ask your prayers for The Rt. Rev. John Clark Buchanan, sixth Bishop of West Missouri, who passed into Larger Life the evening of Wednesday, April 15, at his home in South Carolina.

Podcasts to get you thinking!

Two-minute read. Listening to a podcast can be spiritual exercise. How could God be speaking to you through these words?

Belief and Neuroscience

One-Minute read. An exciting, fresh perspective on following Jesus is waiting for you on the Belief and Neuroscience website.

Bishop Marty Issues New Pastoral Direction to the churches of West Missouri

One-minute read. This Pastoral Direction is published in the interest of public health and supersedes all earlier pastoral directions. All congregations and parishes should abide by this Pastoral Direction for the foreseeable future. It will be lifted as soon as possible.

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.

Weekly Reflection – The Triduum

18-minute video. This week Bishop Marty discusses the Triduum; Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday and reflects on how this time of physical distancing makes us yearn for our times of closeness, fellowship and corporate worship.

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