News Update 05-06-2021

New Spirit Update, May 6, 2021

In this issue: Photos from the recent Area Confirmation services, Rogationtide, Thurgood Marshall’s Feast day, the 22nd Anniversary of Columbine, and a whole lot more!

Sainthood for Justice Thurgood Marshall

Four-minute read. The Feast of Thurgood Marshall is celebrated on May 17, its evolution began when St. Augustine’s in Washington DC sponsored a resolution at the 2006 General Convention.

Website Updates

One-minute read. Details of some administrative updates to the diocesan websites.

Diakoneo Magazine May, 2021

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

Rogationtide, three special days before the Ascension

Two-minute read. Rogationtide happens for a few days just before Ascension Day. This year, that means on Monday, May 10 through Wednesday, May 12 we are encouraged to add special prayers for God’s blessing on the fruits of the earth and the labors of humankind, especially those that fall within our boundaries.

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.

Area Confirmation Service at St. Andrew’s

One-minute read. On Saturday, April 24, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted the second Area Confirmation Service of 2021. Presenting candidates were: Alban’s, Bolivar; St. Andrew’s, Kansas City; St. Christ Church, Saint Joseph; Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City; Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City; Grace Episcopal Church, Liberty St. Mary’s, Kansas City, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City.

On the 22nd Anniversary of Columbine, Not Nearly Enough Has Changed

Three-minute read. On April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, two teens went on a shooting spree. I share my concerns with those of my sister and brother bishops from Bishops United Against Gun Violence, that in the intervening years we have not done enough to introduce common sense laws and make efforts to prevent such tragedies.

Area Confirmation Service at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage

Two-minute read. On Saturday, April 17, Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage hosted the first Area Confirmation Service of 2021. Presenting candidates were: Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage; St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church, Noel; St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Joplin, and Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, Branson.

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