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Welcome and Seating of Bishop Bruce

Three-minute read. Photographs of the Welcome and Seating service held for the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City Missouri on January 6, 2022.

Staff Update, January 13, 2022

Two-minute read. We have two staff changes taking place at the end of January. Josh Trader, Assistant to the Bishop for Youth Ministry Development, and the Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Fasel, Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development, will be leaving the bishop’s staff.

Chalking the Door: A New Year House Blessing

Two-Minute read. Chalking the Door: With time the chalk will fade but the meaning of the written symbols can sink into the depths of our hearts and be made manifest in our words and actions.

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas Letter

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas letter to the people of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Supporting partners after tornadoes in the Central US

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with Episcopal dioceses in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee in response to the devastating tornadoes that struck this past weekend.

Bishop Bruce’s first Sunday visitation

Two-minute read. Four days after starting her Episcopate with the diocese on December 1, Bishop Bruce was at her first Sunday pastoral visit at Christ Church, Lexington, Missouri.

Bishop Bruce’s first day

One-minute read. On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce commenced her Episcopate as Bishop Provisional of West Missouri. Bishop Bruce has provided a brief first day message to the people of the diocese.

St. Augustine’s unusual round design dates back to the 4th Century

Four-minute read. If you have driven along Benton Boulevard, between E. 27th and E. 28th Street in Kansas City you will, no doubt, have noticed a large round brick building. This unique structure is St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Despite its unusual and modern appearance, St. Augustine’s design is inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which dates back to the 4th Century.

Journey to Advent

15-minute read. Read daily meditations from the people of West Missouri through Advent to Christmas Day.

Ordination of Rita Kendagor into the Transitional Diaconate

Two-minute read. On Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the opening Eucharist of the 132nd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, Rita Jo Carson Kendagor was ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons by the Rt. Rev. Martin S. Field at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri.

The Installation of the Rev. Charles Everson as Rector of St. Mary’s, Kansas City

Three-minute read. On the evening of Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Fr. Charles Everson was installed as Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. The installation was performed by the Very Rev. Charles Marks, Dean of the Northwest-Metro Deanery. Also among those participating was the Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom, 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.

St. Michael’s Necessity Pantry, a small pantry serving a large need

Three-minute read. The Necessity Pantry at St. Michael’s, Independence began in 2000 when several members saw the need to provide toiletries to individuals receiving food assistance. It has since grown into a community resource providing an array of personal care items.  After suspending operations in March 2020 due to the pandemic, a group of dedicated volunteers developed a plan to reopen the pantry as a drive-through.

A round-up of West Missouri’s first hybrid Annual Convention

Two-minute read. On November 5 and 6, 2021, the 132nd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri was held. This was the diocese’s first hybrid (Online and in-person) convention. It also marked the first time a live Spanish interpretation has been provided.

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