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Prayer Resources for the Ukraine Conflict

Prayer Resources for the Ukraine Conflict

Bishop Bascom’s Statement to the Diocese, February 24, 2022 Dear Beloved members of the Diocese of Kansas, As we witness the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and wonder what the radiating seismic impacts may be, we are reminded that in the Risen Presence of Jesus we have a Living Hope. These verses of I Peter, addressed

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Engagement vs. Attendance in the Hybrid World

Engagement vs. Attendance in the Hybrid World

The Rev Canon Gar Demo serves a suburban church in the Kansas City region. He loves to find new ways of being a community of disciples. He serves as Rector of St. Thomas the Apostle in Overland Park and as Canon for Congregational Mission in the Diocese of Kansas.  Learning Forte’s Digital Ministry Initiative, in

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Diocesan Convention Recap

LAY DELEGATES, and clergy leaders from across the diocese gathered on October 23 for the 162nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. Convening under the theme of “…if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation…” (2 Corinthians 5:17), the meeting, which saw about half of its body join by Zoom, conducted the

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New clergy ordained this year

Five deacons were ordained in June by Bishop Cathleen Bascom. Though marked by the ongoing pandemic, their first six months of ministry have been fruitful. Each of our four convocations has benefited from the ministry of the newly ordained, and the deacons are well-supported by their mentors, colleagues, and parishes. On June 19, 2021, the

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St. James, Wichita turns 100

St. James celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, November 14, 2022, with the Bishop’s visit and a champagne reception. Rev. Dawn crafted a Centennial Prayer which was printed on bookmarks for dispersal. An oil painting of the Te Deum window was commissioned, then prints and note cards of the painting were made available for purchase. Anne Clark created a “coffee table” type book to memorialize the 100 years of St. James, recognizing the history, building, priests, and many traditions.

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