News Update 12-16-2021

New Spirit Update, December 17, 2021

In this issue: Christmas messages, disaster relief, and Bishop Bruce’s visits to Christ Church, Lexington, and Grace, Carthage. Plus: Meditation and prayer, a  journey to Advent, and some dates to save in 2022.

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas Letter

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas letter to the people of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Carta de Navidad de la Obispa Bruce en español

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas letter to the people of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Meditation: rejoicing in your day

Two-Minute read. Especially now, in the bustle of building up to Christmas, this calming practice may be especially beneficial at the end of your day.

A Waiting Prayer

One-Minute read. It can be hard to wait … but this prayer can be helpful in reminding us how important it is to be on God’s time.

Staff update

One-minute read. Jamillah Duckett, the diocesan Events Coordinator will be leaving the diocesan staff on December 22. Jamillah, who joined the diocesan staff in May 2020 as the half-time Events Coordinator, is moving on to take up a full-time role.

Supporting partners after tornadoes in the Central US

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with Episcopal dioceses in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee in response to the devastating tornadoes that struck this past weekend.

The Cross – December 2021

One-minute read. The December 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.

Bishop Bruce’s first Sunday visitation

Two-minute read. Four days after starting her Episcopate with the diocese on December 1, Bishop Bruce was at her first Sunday pastoral visit at Christ Church, Lexington, Missouri.

Journey to Advent

15-minute read. Read daily meditations from the people of West Missouri through Advent to Christmas Day.

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