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Thursday, March 14, 2019


Acolyte Festival for Diocesan Youth on March 30

from the Rev. Canon Loren Lasch,

I'm very excited to invite youth in grades 6-12 to the Diocesan Youth Acolyte Festival on Saturday, March 30th!

The Acolyte Festival will be held at the Church of St. Michael & St. George on Saturday, March 30th from 10am-3pm.

In addition to acolyte training we will also have workshops for those interested in being a reader, Eucharistic Minister, altar guild member, usher, and more, and we'll end with an Instructed Eucharist.

I am thrilled for this opportunity to help empower our young people for further leadership in their parishes! Here is a flyer for the event PDF or JPG)...please share far and wide, to those already involved in these ministries and those for whom this will be a new form of involvement!

Online registration is open at

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you'd like to take part in helping to lead any of the trainings. The Rev. Canon Loren Lasch,



Next Dismantling Racism training at Calvary Columbia

The diocesan Dismantling Racism Commission leads a 14-hour training grounded in Biblical scripture and based on Episcopal Church teaching. The training is open to all persons who would like to deepen their understanding of racism, prejudice, and privilege — and offers strategies to confront them. It is mandatory for clergy, wardens, and other designated leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, but will be valuable for anyone. There is no cost for this two-day training; lunch, beverages, and snacks are included. Registration required.

  • The next training will take place Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2019
  • 8:30 am to 4 pm both days
  • Held at Calvary Episcopal Church, 120 S 9th St., Columbia, MO  65201
  • Registration deadline is 5 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Register online here

This is the REQUIRED workshop for all clergy, persons seeking ordination, youth workers, employees, and wardens. It is suggested training for any lay leadership in the Diocese of Missouri.




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Baptism art exhibit

Thinking about displaying the diocesan Baptism Art Exhibit in your church during Lent or Eastertide? The schedule is open after April 6.

For information about the exhibit, its artists, and how to request a date range, read online here.


Lenten Pilgrimage to Montgomery

from Deacon Barbi Click, diocesan Jubilee Officer

The systems of oppression, which allowed the terrorism of slavery, continue to exist today. We cannot change the past. However, we can work to dismantle those systems by which many continue to benefit and through which others continue to be oppressed.

Through transformation comes reconciliation. In reconciliation, the healing process begins, allowing the necessary changes to be made.

Our vows in Holy Baptism calls for us to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being. Witnessing the legacy of slavery should profoundly call our hearts to remember this vow.

Please join the Lenten Pilgrimage to Montgomery as we journey together in community, April 3-6, 2019. We will reflect upon and be transformed by a visit to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. This museum and memorial are dedicated to the horrible legacy of racially motivated mob violence and lynching of African Americans.

Please see the flyer for more information on the trip and registration details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbi.

Image: On the grounds of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, America's first national memorial to victims of lynching. Photo by Shaun Calhoun via Creative Commons.



Diocesan Clergy: Please register for the Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows to be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.


Bishop Wayne is at the Spring Gathering of the House of Bishops, where they are diving deep into The Way of Love. Follow along with ENS articles.


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