Contents – October 2017

Spirit Volume 9, Issue 2. In This Issue Editor’s Letter Keeping Watch Features News Promotion About How to contact us, submit articles & pictures  About Spirit  Directory A directory of all the churches in the diocese  Directory 

New Spirit

Five-minute read. Welcome to the first ‘online only’ version of Spirit. Read all about it! 

Convention 2017

Five-minute read. Diocesan Gathering & Convention 2017 – our third in 366 days! 

Delegates vote at the Special Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, June 3, 2017 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Bishop Spencer Place

Bishop Spencer Place, an exceptional place in the heart of it all. 

Facts, Figures, and Men’s Role in Human Trafficking

20 minute read. What’s the truth behind human trafficking, and how men specifically can work on eradicating it. A paper presented at the Human Trafficking Workshop for Men held at St. John’s Springfield, on September 17, 2017. 

Mike McDonnell presents details of the breadth of the human trafficking problem.

The Presiding Bishop Visits the Youth of the Diocese

Two-minute read. Before attending the ‘Awakening the Spirit’ events, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spent time at St Paul’s Episcopal Church Kansas City with the youth of the diocese. 

Awakening the Spirit – Kansas City

Two-minute read. (Unless you watch the video!) On Saturday May 6, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined the Diocese of West Missouri in the first half of the Awakening the Spirit in West Missouri held at Kansas City Live! 

Awakening the Spirit – Springfield

Two-minute read (Unless you watch the video). On Sunday May 7, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined the Diocese of West Missouri at Hammons Field Springfield in the second half of the second of five planned evangelism events to be held during 2017.

The Episcopal Church: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching at Hammons Field, Springfield. Sunday May 7, 2017.

The Ordination of The Rev. James Lile, Jr.

One-minute read. On Thursday May 18, Jim Lile was ordained into the Sacred Order of Presbyters at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Joplin, Missouri. 

Special Convention

Five-minute read. On Saturday June 3, 2017, The Diocese of West Missouri held a Special Convention to discuss and approve the remainder of the 2017 Plan for Ministry (budget). 

Camp WEMO 2017

Five-minute read. Camp WEMO 2017 – Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.  

Summer Church Summit

Five-minute read. The Summer Church Summit was held at Calvary Episcopal Church, Sedalia on August 26. Around 60 people from churches around the diocese attended the event.  

New Shirts for St. Mark’s

One-minute read. The Episcopal Church Women’s group at St. Mark’s Episcopal in Kimberling City recently had new St. Mark’s shirts designed. 

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