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2019 Convention Round-up

Five-minute read. A quick summary of the key items from the 2019 Diocesan Convention business session.

What has the diocese done for us?

15 Minute video. This year’s Plan for Ministry video focused on some of the behind-the-scenes work of the diocese and diocesan staff. The video was first presented at the 130th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

2019 WEMO Youth Events

10 minute video. For those who could not be at the Diocesan Convention, or missed the video because of the problems with the sound, here is the video the Youth Ministry Council presented about their ministry over the past year.

Deacon Sherrill Russel Receives St. Stephen’s Award

Two-minute read. Congratulations to Deacon Sherrill Russel for receiving the St. Stephen Award for her service as a committed deacon and her outstanding work as a natural evangelist and pastoral minister.

Bishop Marty’s Sermon at the 2019 Convention Eucharist

23 minute video, and transcription. Bishop Marty’s sermon delivered during the Holy Eucharist celebrating the 130th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Blessing of the Animals Fundraiser for Tri-Lakes Humane Society

Two-minute read. People all over the world celebrate the feast day of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. This year St. Mark’s, Kimberling City, had a bumper attendance to help raise funds for the Tri-Lakes Humane Society.

Letter from Morocco

Two-minute read. The Rev. Deacon Kevin White (St. Augustine’s), is serving with the Peace Corps in Morocco where he will be a Youth Development Specialist volunteer.

The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry – Podcast Season 2

Two-minute read. Season 2 of The Episcopal Church’s podcast The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry, commenced on September 17 and continues with new episodes every Tuesday through November 5. These weekly conversations, featuring Bishop Curry, podcast hosts Kyle Oliver and Sandy Milien, and a variety of guests, center on ways to live a life committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial and redemptive love.

Nominees for Diocesan Council

One-minute read. The slate of two clergy and four lay nominees for election to Diocesan Council has been published on the Convention Website.

Nominees for Standing Committee

One-minute read. The slate of seven clergy and seven lay nominees for election to Standing Committee has been published on the Convention Website.

2020 Draft Plan for Ministry

Three-minute read. The 2020 Plan for Ministry was published on September 30, and it is available to read online or download and print. Follow the link below to see the complete document. Read on for the full text of Bishop’s Marty’s introduction to the plan.

Daily Eucharist in Downtown Kansas City

One-minute read. St. Mary’s Church in downtown Kansas City now offers the Holy Eucharist each day. If you are in the downtown area on a weekday and in need of spiritual refreshment and nourishment, please come and join us!

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