News Update 12-17-2020

News Update December 18, 2020

In this issue, more articles than you can shake a candy cane at. Christmas services 2020, messages from Bishop Marty and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Area Confirmation Pictures, Blue Christmas, and lots more.

Christmas Services 2020

Join the Episcopal Churches of West Missouri in celebrating the Nativity of our Lord. There’s something for everyone, with options for attending physically distanced, in-person services, parking lot services, or joining in from the comfort of your own home with online services.

New book from Fr. Bryan Spoon to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital

Two-minute read. Neuroscience and the Fruit of Spirit by Fr. Bryan Spoon is a guide for understanding the physiological basis for spirituality and ethical behavior. All the author’s royalties from the book will benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Two-minute read. Based on the inspiring true story, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol.

Blue Christmas

Two-Minute read. This year the words Blue Christmas might ring especially true to you as 2020 draws to a close. Perhaps you and yours can find solace in a Blue Christmas service that is reflective as well as healing and hopeful.

Everything Holy

One-minute read. Everything Holy will bring elements of formation – liturgy, service, education and fellowship – to your door each month, woven together through a subtle sacramental and seasonal theme. Keeping multiple learning styles in mind, additional tangible supplies will often be included that tie it all together.

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Christmas Message 2020

Three-minute video. “Joy to the world! The Lord is come. In your hearts, in your homes, in your lives, prepare him room,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry.

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish
Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español

The Cross – December 2020 Issue

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.

Live Broadcast – Area Confirmations at St. John’s, Springfield

30-minute video. On Saturday, December 5, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield hosted diocesan Area Confirmations. Churches presenting candidates: St John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, and Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield

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