In this issue: A Christmas Message, a Christmas message from the Presiding Bishop, photographs of Jean Long’s ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests, Kwanzaa, plus lots of announcements and upcoming events.
News Update 12-22-2022
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ coming among us as an infant at Christmas, Bishop Diane M. Jardine Bruce and the staff of The Diocese of West Missouri wish you joy, peace and wonder at this sacred time of year.
A medida que nos preparamos para celebrar el nacimiento de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, que llega a nosotros como un infante en Navidad, la Obispa Diane M. Jardine Bruce y el personal de la Diócesis del Oeste de Missouri les desean alegría, paz y maravilla en esta temporada sagrada del año.
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 7 p.m.
For: Stewardship Committees, Church leaders and anyone interested in stewardship.
With annual budgets being finalized and adopted, church pledge drives may seem to be a fading memory. However, giving ample time for both preparation and reflection on our practices of stewardship allows us to discern more deeply what it means to be God’s stewards all year round.
One-minute read. Bishop’s spouse Steve Bruce and clergy spouse Betty Miller hosted a luncheon and Christmas cookie exchange with clergy spouses at the home of Betty and Jerry Miller in Springfield on Saturday, December 17.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
The Rt. Rev. Kym Lucas, Bishop of Colorado will be the guest preacher and celebrant at the service to be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 4 p.m., at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Three-minute read. Read The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s Christmas 2022 newsletter.
One-minute read. Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually on the sixth day.
One-minute read. There is still time to get your Church’s Asset Map entry updated. The Episcopal Asset Map has its highest traffic days on Christmas with an almost 70% increase of users on December 24.
Seven-minute video. A continuación se transcribe la grabación del mensaje de Navidad del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry en el año 2022.
Seven-minute video. The video and transcript of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s recorded Christmas message for 2022.
Four-minute read. The National Day of Racial Healing is observed each year following the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday. In 2023 many churches across the diocese are opening their doors to those who wish to pray and reflect on this day.
eight-minute read. Photographs of the ordination of Jean Long into the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri, on December 17.
105 Minute video. Recording of the ordination of Jean Long into the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, December 17, 2022.
One-minute read. The Diocesan Audit Report for 2021 is available to read and download in PDF format. A link to the file has been added to the Diocesan Council Minutes & Diocesan Audits page.