In this Issue: The Ordination of Rita Kendagor into the Sacred Order of Priests and a pastoral letter from Bishop Bruce. Plus, Stephanie Hasty reflects on Juneteenth, have a Spirit-filled summer, clergy transitions, upcoming events, and much more.
News Update 06-02-2022
Four-minute read. Stephanie Hasty reflects on Juneteenth, — June 19, the date that Major General Gordon Granger read General Order 3 to the people of Galveston, Texas. It was then, two years after The Emancipation Proclamation was signed, that every enslaved person in the United States was free and knew it.
Two-minute read. In 2015, the 126th Diocesan Convention passed a resolution regarding the response of the Episcopal churches in West Missouri to the ongoing sin of Racism. One of the provisions was the use the service closest to “Juneteenth” as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the constant vigilance needed to address racism.