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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Three ordained to the priesthood

And the Church said Alleluia Monday evening, when Bishop Wayne Smith ordained the Rev. Martin Geiger, the Rev. Pamela Stuerke, and the Rev. Laurie Anzilotti to the Sacred Order of Priests. Three photosets filled with love shared on the dio Facebook page.


Summer and Jesus


St. John's Tower Grove will be hosting a booth at the Tower Grove Pride Festival

  • Saturday, June 29,  from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Stop by to say hello, receive a glitter blessing, and pick up a preferred pronoun button

Interfaith Prayer Service at Pride Fest STL 

  • at 10 am, Sunday, June 30, Mainstage (Pine and Tucker).
  • Holy Communion is organizing a choir for the service, and logistics for the parade afterwards. (More information here.)

Red Door Summer Block Party & Community Meal at Christ Church in Cape Girardeau

  • We have partnered with Cape PRIDE Inc. & PFLAG Cape Girardeau to put on this event in celebration of LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month. 
  • Sunday June 30th
  • 3:00 to 6:00 pm 

Blessing of the Bicycles and ride from Trinity Episcopal Church CWE, St. Louis

  • Whether you're a person of faith or not, you're invited to bring your bike into sacred space! Join us for a brief (yet powerful) blessing of the bikes inside the sanctuary. Directly after the blessing, we'll be offering two different supported routes (25 miles and 40 miles) and an obstacle course for kids 5 and under that will teach the fundamentals of bicycle safety. If your child doesn't have a helmet or bicycle, there will some available to use during the obstacle course.  Custom-designed ride t-shirts will be available for purchase, and there will be food (free of charge but donations appreciated) available at the church after both rides.  The blessing and supported rides are free, but donations to Trinity Food Ministry will be accepted and greatly appreciated.  Special thanks to our Co-Sponsor Mike's Bikes on Euclid Ave in the Central West End.
  • Saturday, July 15
  • Blessing at 8 am, rides following (until 2 pm)
  • Facebook event page

A Bastille Day French Music Marathon to Benefit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris

  • Sunday, July 14, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Distinguished organists from the St. Louis area will offer a concert of French organ music at Christ Church Cathedral, the Episcopal Cathedral in downtown St. Louis at 1210 Locust Street.
  • A free-will offering will be taken and forwarded to assist the restoration of the Notre-Dame organ following the devastating fire of April 2019.
  • This concert is sponsored by: Christ Church Cathedral, Alliance Francaise. AGO American Guild of Organists-Saint Louis Chapter

St. Martin's Church in Ellisville offers Athens, Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth. 

  • Join us as we enter the ancient city of Athens. Learn of Paul's struggles in a society that hasn't yet learned about Jesus. Shop in the ancient marketplace. Have a snack in the marketplace restaurant. Play the games of the ancient culture.  Have fun with friends as we grow in our Christian faith and grow in the love of Christ.
  • July 15-19, 2019
  • 9 - 11:30 am daily

Neighborhood BBQ at St. Paul's Carondelet

  • 7/19, 6-7:30 pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sikeston 

  • is offering Aslan is on the Move, a VBS about God's love, our families, forgiveness, and our unique gifts that are given by God. We will journey to Narnia.
  • July 22-26
  • from 9 a.m. - noon

Camp Phoenix

  • The official summer camp of the Diocese of Missouri invites campers ages 8-15 for a week of outdoor fun, crafts, and spiritual formation. Rising high school seniors may apply to work as counselors-in-training! Register online at
  • July 28th-August 3rd, DuBois Center

Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Poplar Bluff 

  • is offering Aslan is on the Move, a VBS about God's love, our families, forgiveness, and our unique gifts that are given by God. We will journey to Narnia.
  • August 5-9
  • from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


June/July issue of Seek now available



-- from Deborah Nelson Linck, Chair, Search/Nominating Committee. Message sent to all parishes.

There are several stages in the search process for the new bishop. Once the Search/Nominating committee narrows the number of applicants, those remaining are invited to a retreat.

During this continued period of discernment applicants are interviewed and given more information about our diocese. Part of the charge of those planning the retreat is to welcome our prospective candidates.

We'd love your help with presenting our guests with a small swag bag. What better way to get to know a little bit about the Diocese of Missouri than welcoming items from each parish. We are asking for items that you may already have to welcome visitors--book marks, t-shirts, key chains, pencils, postcards, buttons, whatever you'd like to share.

We only need about 7. You may bring your items to the Bishop's office, please label "Attention: Deborah Nelson Linck, Search/Nominating committee" or mail them to the bishop's office in c/o the Search/Nominating committee.

The deadline for receiving items is August 9th. Please help us to show our guests some great Missouri hospitality and learn about the welcoming people of our diocese.


Nominations now being accepted to fill vacancy on The Episcopal Church Executive Council.


Jean Vanier Memorial Prayer Service. You are invited to join L'Arche, Faith & Light and St Francis Xavier College Church for a prayer service celebrating the life and legacy of Jean Vanier. Light refreshments in the ballroom afterwards. .

  • Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: St Francis Xavier College Church 3628 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63108
  • Contact: Paula Kilcoyne at or 314-405-8025
  • More Info:


Mary Z. Taylor, member of Trinity Church Central West End in St. Louis has been appointed to the Justice Services Advisory Board of St. Louis County. The board will meet regularly and advise the director of the Department of Justice Services regarding the policies and operations at the County jail in Clayton. Mary is a volunteer in criminal justice ministry in the St. Louis County Justice Center and the former Director of Patient Safety at Washington University School of Medicine and the former Executive Director of Voices for Children.


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