Two-minute read. Hispanic Heritage Month has just begun and here in West Missouri there are ministry milestones to celebrate!
Three-minute read. On the evening of Thursday, July 15, 2021, Fr. Jasmes Harris Jr. was installed as Priest in Charge of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, West Plains, Missouri. There was a small but highly appreciative congregation present in person to witness the service, which was live-streamed on the diocesan website and Facebook.
We are busy planning this year’s Annual Convention, and we would like to know how people would prefer to attend. We emailed all clergy and delegates with a link to a short survey. Unfortunately, a large number of churches are still to provide their slates of delegates, so we ask that you share this post with any delegates that we may not have been able to reach via email. Thank you.
Two-minute read. Over the past year the people of St. James have been comprehensively remodeling the sanctuary and renovating other areas of the church buildings. On May 12, 2021, Bishop Marty led the Re-Dedication of St. James, baptized two children and one infant, and celebrated the Holy Eucharist.
One-minute read. We need more disaster chaplains. In the Missouri-Arkansas region of the Red Cross, we have only eight chaplains. We are handling the day-to-day needs right now but should there be a major disaster in our region we will need help. We especially need some chaplains who can speak Spanish.
Seven, ten-minute talks (Video). Introduced by the Rt. Rev. Martin S. Field, bishop of West Missouri, watch these seven short video talks, two pre-recorded and five delivered live. Each presentation deals with different aspects and approaches to handling adversity, the events of 2020, and how we can move towards recovery and hope.
Two-minute read. On Saturday, April 17, Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage hosted the first Area Confirmation Service of 2021. Presenting candidates were: Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage; St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church, Noel; St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Joplin, and Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, Branson.