News Update 05-20-2021

New Spirit Update, May 20, 2021

In this issue: In search of a new bishop, the Re-Dedication of St. James (with bonus baptisms), BKSM Graduations, Pentecost, and a whole lot more!

At the Table: Gathering Community

One-minute read. Imagine how good it feels to be at a table that is warm and welcoming. That is the kind of table At the Table hopes to create in your home or church sometime this summer.

Centering Prayer – Bringing peace and calm to your life

One-minute read. Centering Prayer is a time to reframe our mind, a time to invite God into our lives and dwell in God’s presence. The more it is practiced, the more you will feel God working in and through you.

In search of a new bishop

Two-minute read. Planning is now underway as we prepare for the search for the ninth bishop of West Missouri.

Who Has Seen the Holy Spirit?

Four-minute read. Who has seen the Holy Spirit? It’s a challenging question. Take a moment to think about it. Where have you seen the Holy Spirit? What does it look like? Of the three persons of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the most elusive.

The Re-Dedication and Consecration of St. James, Springfield, and three baptisms

Two-minute read. Over the past year the people of St. James have been comprehensively remodeling the sanctuary and renovating other areas of the church buildings. On May 12, 2021, Bishop Marty led the Re-Dedication of St. James, baptized two children and one infant, and celebrated the Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Spirit, a gift to inspire us

Two-minute read. Pentecost, or Whitsunday, which is celebrated this year on Sunday, May 23, marks the birth of the Church, a grass-roots movement led by followers of The Way who listen, learn, and live the way of love with Jesus, the teacher.

Episcopal Relief & Development provides support to partner organization offering COVID-19 education and hygiene kits to rural villages in India

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting its partner Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in responding to the needs created by the current COVID-19 crisis in India. CASA is conducting COVID-19 educational awareness campaigns and supplying personal protective equipment and hygiene kits to rural communities.

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