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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Diocesan Profile and Bishop Application published

The Search/Nominating Committee announced that a new website is published at bishopsearch.diocesemo.org that shares the diocesan profile, information about and forms for application to become the eleventh bishop, as well as photographs submitted from across the diocese--of Missouri Episcopalians in worship, in ministry, in their churches and communities.

"It all comes back to God. We want an evangelist. Someone to witness to God's never ending presence in a world which is increasingly polarized and broken. We want someone to work with us to develop our gifts and to encourage us to do the work God has given us to do in the world."

The people of the Diocese of Missouri ask, Might God be calling you to this mighty work?

 

Gratitude to all who participated from the Search/Nominating Committee

What appears online in a twenty page narrative about the Diocese of Missouri is a work of faith, love, and dedication.  It began with the careful listening to the many voices around the diocese.  It was then molded into a narrative that reflected what the Search/Nominating committee heard.  We studied carefully the responses of the survey and its findings, we studied the pages of raw data that we took at each Holy listening session and we wrote with those voices in our heads. In an effort to be truthful and transparent we shared some things that may be for some difficult to hear but they are the challenges we heard in our diocese.  It was the charge of the Search/Nominating committee to create a profile that shares the beauty of our diocese, our challenges and the hope we share.  We aspire to attract candidates that hear our voices and the sweet whisper of a faith filled  community that seeks and calls a shepherd to walk with us into the next season of our church. 

Many hands, thoughtful hearts, editors, writers, storytellers and creators worked together to produce the profile.  When you see these amazing folks, please say a kind thank you for the weeks, days, and hours that helped our project take flight.  Please thank members of the Search/Nominating committee and our profile designer the Rev. Hope Jernagan of Creative Consulting.  Please hold our diocese in your prayers that our profile may attract our next bishop and leader.  

--Deborah Nelson Linck,
Chair, Bishop Search/Nominating Committee
Episcopal Diocese of Missouri

 

Thy Kingdom Come: Ascension to Pentecost

Will your church join with thousands of others worldwide and help light up the world in prayer?

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

From Ascension to Pentecost, we'll be praying for more people to come to faith in Jesus Christ. Find out how you can join in with Thy Kingdom Come:

 

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Church of the Transfiguration in Lake St. Louis is searching for a new parish administrator. Details here.

 

At St. Paul's Church, Carondelet: Thursday, May 9, 6:30 pm Eat Make Pray continues. Join us for dinner, a brief activity and evening prayer. We average about 15 people on these nights, about 5 St. Paul's disciples and 10 neighbors. It's a wonderful time, full of love and stories. Please join us if you can. The following Thursday, May 16, Eat Make Pray takes a walk! Join us for dinner, then we'll walk and pick up trash around the neighborhood and return for evening prayer.

 

Scenes from the blessing of the Little Free Library at the Church of St. John and St. James in Sullivan.

A new sign for All Saints and Ascension in Northwoods.

 

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Advent-Crestwood | All Saints'-Farmington | All Saints and Ascension-Northwoods | Calvary-Columbia | Calvary-Louisiana | Campus Ministry-Wash U | Christ Church Cathedral | Christ Church-Cape Girardeau | Christ Church-Rolla | Deaconess Anne House | Emmanuel-Webster Groves | Grace-Jefferson CityFaith Christian Church India of St. Louis | Grace-Kirkwood | Good Shepherd-Town&Country | Holy Communion-Univ. City | Holy Cross-Poplar Bluff | St. Alban's-Fulton | St. Barnabas'-Florissant | St. Francis'-Eureka | St. John's-(Prairieville) Eolia | St. John's-Tower Grove (St. Louis) | St. John & St. James-Sullivan | St. Luke's-Manchester | St. Mark's-Portland | St. Mark's-St. Louis | St. Martin's-Ellisville | St. Matthew's-Mexico | St. Michael & St. George | St. Paul's-Ironton| St. Paul's-Sikeston | St. Paul's-Carondelet (St. Louis) | St. Peter's-Ladue | St. Stephen's-Ferguson | St. Thomas' Deaf Church | St. Timothy's-Creve Coeur | St. Vincent's-in-the-Vineyard | Trinity-De Soto | Trinity St. Paul's-Hannibal | Trinity-Kirksville | Trinity-St. Charles | Trinity-St. James | Trinity-Central West End (St. Louis) | Transfiguration-Lake St. Louis
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