Gather around a community table as households or in small groups to hear five stories where Jesus breaks bread with others, reminding us that when we gather in his name, we are living as God’s family.
On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11 a.m., God willing, Isaac Ross Petty will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Priests.
One-minute read. Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, bestselling author and illustrator, Roger Hutchison, had the privilege of painting with children who experienced this tragic event. This profoundly affected him and convinced him to serve those who grieve with his writing and art.
One-minute read. Bishop Kemper School for Ministry is offering seven courses this summer, designed to support clergy and lay leaders in their ministry.
three-minute read. The Episcopal Church greets Pentecost with One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend designed to fan the flames of hope, celebrate difference, honor creation, foster beloved community, and send people toward Jesus’s Way of Love.
When: Every Saturday, April 17 – May 22, 2021, 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Online Training Sessions via Zoom
The purpose of this workshop is to assist the diocese in eliminating the sin of racism. This training fulfills the intent of several General Convention resolutions, which call for leaders at all levels of The Episcopal Church to receive training on the Church’s teaching about racial diversity and other forms of diversity present within the human family.
At a time when many of our resources, both denominational and ecumenical, in this area are contracting, Project Resource has proven success in being an effective and enduring set of practices for changing the culture of giving in congregations.
Project Resource training takes place on 6 consecutive Sundays, April 18 to May 23 (begins two weeks after Easter) 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., via Zoom
Hope & Faith in a time of discouragement – a conversation about the challenges of 2020 and moving towards recovery and hope
When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
Where do hope and faith come from in a time that challenges us?
Come and join us as we gather online to hear insights from both lay and clergy on maintaining and building faith and hope in a time when our lives have been turned upside down.
When: Sunday, March 28 – Sunday, April 4
This year we are sharing the Holy Week services from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral so that churches in West Missouri that are unable to hold or share all their Holy Week services online can come together and join us in prayer.
When: Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Join us for the Easter Vigil, shared live online from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, with readings and music from Episcopal churches throughout West Missouri.
When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 10 a.m.
The Bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Kansas, Western Kansas, Missouri, and West Missouri, in concert with the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Central States Synod, invite you to join them online in an ecumenical service streamed live from Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday, March 30 at 10 a.m.
Four dioceses of The Episcopal Church and a Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America hold a joint service to renew baptismal and ordination vows and to bless oils
Two-minute read. On Holy Tuesday, March 30, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri, hosted an interdenominational service to renew baptismal and ordination vows and to bless holy oils. Representing three dioceses of The Episcopal Church were bishops Cathleen Bascom, Bishop of Kansas; Deon Johnson, Bishop of Missouri; and Martin Field, Bishop of West Missouri. They were joined by Susan Candea, Bishop of ELCA’s Central States Synod.
On Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 2 p.m., God willing, Michael Richard Johns will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons.
On Friday, March 26, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., God willing, Ryan David Wiksell will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons.
A time-sensitive opportunity to be part of an interactive workshop on practical and transformative spiritual practices to experience the fullness of Lent.
The Episcopal Churches of West Missouri provide lots of possibilities for reflection and prayer during Holy Week (March 29 – April 3). Below is a list of all the online services being held. Many of our churches also have limited in-person access, some requiring pre-registration, and others hold open-air services. Reach out to a church near you to see what they are offering.