News Update 12-03-2020

News Update December 3, 2020

In this issue: Meet our latest deacons, Everything Holy faith care packages, Episcopal Relief & Development’s new prayer resource, Advent resources and lots more!

Meet our latest deacons

Four-minute read. On Monday, November 16, 2020, Lynda Hurt and Isaac Petty were ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to find out a little bit about their respective journeys of faith.

Episcopal Relief & Development launches a new online prayer service

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development has launched a new online prayer experience. It is designed to provide a curated list of prayers to guide us in praying for significant seasons in The Episcopal Church, disasters, and other events.

Preparing to become the Beloved Community

One-Minute read. Advent is a season of preparation. Find printer-friendly online resources and alternative activities to grow loving, liberating, life-giving relationships.

Advent Walk

Five-Minute read. Why not create an Advent walk in your church’s grounds? Create posters for the five stops and invite people to visit your Advent Walk. However, it doesn’t need to be organized, an Advent Walk can begin anywhere outside. The purpose is to offer you moments of stillness, reverence, contemplation and beauty.

COVD-19 – Advent and Christmas worship planning

One-minute read. What has been learned about leading worship and music from six months of COVID-19 disruption? What is at stake theologically and pastorally? And perhaps most importantly, how are we being made new in this wilderness?

Everything Holy

Three-Minute read. Beginning in January a special monthly formation package will reach out in a tangible, friendly, and fun way to West Missouri households of all shapes, sizes, and ages. We feel that this is such an important project that the monthly packages will be provided at no cost to the participants.

Area Confirmation Service

Where: Live from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, Missouri, view on YouTube and Facebook.
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020.

The Cross – November 2020 Issue

One-minute read. The November edition of The Cross, the magazine of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal and Anglican communion is available to read online.

Diakoneo Magazine November, 2020

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: A two-parish farm ministry, Deacon bridges race & economic status as Poor People’s Campaign leader, Zambia ministry follow-up, and more!

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