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Episcopal Relief & Development provides support to partner organization offering COVID-19 education and hygiene kits to rural villages in India

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting its partner Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in responding to the needs created by the current COVID-19 crisis in India. CASA is conducting COVID-19 educational awareness campaigns and supplying personal protective equipment and hygiene kits to rural communities.

Website Updates

One-minute read. Details of some administrative updates to the diocesan websites.

Diakoneo Magazine May, 2021

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

Area Confirmation Service at St. Andrew’s

One-minute read. On Saturday, April 24, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted the second Area Confirmation Service of 2021. Presenting candidates were: Alban’s, Bolivar; St. Andrew’s, Kansas City; St. Christ Church, Saint Joseph; Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City; Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City; Grace Episcopal Church, Liberty St. Mary’s, Kansas City, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City.

New Spirit Update, April 22, 2021

In this issue: Find out about our two new deacons, plus pictures from their ordinations, Hope & Faith in a time of Discouragement, and a whole lot more!

Episcopal Church Executive Council announces diocesan relief grants

One-minute read. In a recent press release The Episcopal Church announced that its Executive Council had approved a resolution allocation up to $40,000 to any diocese requesting assistance. The statement included suggestions for ministries and programs that dioceses could consider.

Area Confirmation Service at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage

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.

Meet The Rev. Deacon Michael Johns

One-minute read. Michael Johns was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Marty, at Grace Episcopal Church, Chillicothe on the afternoon of March 27. Here’s what Michael has to say about himself.

Meet the Rev. Ryan Wiksell, Transitional Deacon

Two-minute read. Ryan was ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Mariann Budde, ninth bishop of Washington, at Grace Episcopal Church, Washington DC, on March 26. Read on to find out a little bit about Ryan.

Bishop Marty announces last day as Bishop of West Missouri

One-minute read. Bishop Marty, the Right Rev. Martin Scott Field, Bishop of West Missouri for the last 10 years, announced his intent to resign in 2021 during his address to the diocese’s Annual Convention in 2018. He now shares that his resignation will be effective September 14, 2021.

Live Broadcast — Easter Sunday

One Hour, 26-Minute Video.
Recording of the Easter Sunday service, April 4, 2021 at 10:15 a.m. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Live Broadcast — Easter Vigil

One Hour, 58-Minute Video.
Recording of The Great Vigil of Easter, shared live online from Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, with readings from Episcopal churches throughout West Missouri.

Live Broadcast — Holy Saturday

19-Minute Video.
Recording of Holy Saturday Liturgy, April 3, 2021 at 9 a.m. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Live Broadcast – Renewal of Vows and the Blessing of Oils

One hour, 26 minute Video. 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, joined together in an ecumenical service streamed live from Grace and 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.

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