In this issue: an Episcopal priest’s experience of the 1968 Holy Week riots, St. Matt’s Community Dinner, Reach Out Challenge, and much, much more.
News Update 07-01-2021
When: Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 4 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 416 SE Grand Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Who: Admission Free – Everyone Invited.
A Celebration of Thanksgiving for Freedom, presented by The Music Ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lee’s Summit. A Choral Concert Followed by a Watermelon, Wine, Lemonade & Cookie Reception.
Five-minute read. The suspension of in-person worship services early in the pandemic made the traditional passing of the offertory plate impossible, churches, they should commit to maintaining the spirit of innovation in church stewardship, especially with digital tools, according to the clergy and lay leaders who participated in a recent panel discussion hosted by the CEEP Network.
Six-minute read. Themes of racial justice, including the experience of people of color within The Episcopal Church, the persecution of indigenous peoples in North America and plans to extend and magnify the church’s existing truth and reconciliation efforts, dominated the work of the church’s Executive Council during its June 25-28 virtual meeting.
Three-minute read. People need the kind of theological education which supports their faith and which also trains them to express that faith in day-to-day events. “This is a class I wish I had ‘discovered’ at a much earlier time in my life. It is rewarding beyond anything I ever thought it would be.”
10-minute read. April 4, 1968, was a normal workday for me, starting at 8 a.m. and ending around 5:30 p.m. when I would rush in the door and plop down in front of the television for the evening news. At 6:01 p.m. that evening, the world changed for many in America and was on the verge of changing for me.
One-minute read. The Episcopal Church has announced the release of draft translations of the Book of Common Prayer in Spanish and French, with Haitian Creole to follow. Feedback is sought from native speakers of those languages by October 15.
Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español